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A Feral Cat Program Improves Quality of Life for All Montezuma County Residents

  • Local Champion: Rescued Pets Society
  • Date Funded: February 15, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $9,914

Cortez and Montezuma County have more than 30 active cat colonies. Each colony has roughly 10 to 20 animals, meaning there are hundreds of feral felines in the area. More are born nearly every day. For cat lovers, caring for the animals can be draining, both emotionally and financially. One resident was fostering 11 feral cats at once, paying out of her own pocket to feed them and have them spayed/neutered. One local advocate partnered with Rescued Pets Society, a recently launched community nonprofit, to create a program that would not only spay and neuter feral cats but also help them find homes through adoption. To get the program off the ground, the team reached out to LOR for support. LOR’s funding will help cover the spay and neuter costs for up to 100 cats, as well as food and kennel supplies like cat towers and beds. The new program will ensure that all of Montezuma County’s residents have better quality of life.

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