Thursday, November 29, 2007

Update Re: Manalapan Rescue Effort

We posted a help request for monetary donations and cat food/litter on November 19th regarding a colony that we're working with in Manalapan (NJ) that was in jeopardy of being trapped and killed. They were also being abused by neighbors; one feeder reported that some of the cats she was feeding had been poisoned.

Here is the latest update:

Ten cats have been trapped -- six adults and 4 kittens. The 6 adults have been spayed/neutered and were relocated to a safe property where they have a permanent caretaker. A HAL volunteer is working with the four kittens to get them socialized for, hopefully, adoption.

One of the adults had a severe abscess on his side and our vet treated him for that.

There are at least two more cats to be trapped at the current location where we are working. We were informed yesterday (11/28), that there are cats on the opposite side of the complex who are also in jeopardy of being trapped by Animal Control. We will try to get those cats to safety as well.

Thank you to those who have already helped us by contributing toward this rescue effort. We are still in need of monetary donations to help offset the veterinary bills we are incurring. Veterinary receipts will be provided upon request. Paypal is set up at or email us for our PO Box. Please earmark donations: "Manalapan Cats." Homeless Animal Lifeline is a registered 501c3 organization and your donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you again for your help and support! Please pass this message along to friends, relatives, co-workers who might be inclined to help feral cats.