Rescue mission for island felines

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 02:03 PM.

Apalachicola has already participated in several TNR initiatives funded by grants and by collections in countertop “cat house” boxes placed with local merchants.

Cats that have been neutered and returned to the outdoors display notched ears so they will not be taken to the vet a second time.

Buell and Gore hare happy that the programs in Apalachicola have been such a success, but now they want to take TNR to the island.

In the immediate future, they are seeking a volunteer to feed several small island cat colonies two or three days a week. They also need homes for the cats they have already rescued.

Buell said she has eight juvenile cats that are healthy, neutered and well socialized.  They have had their shots and now need a place to live. A $25 donation is suggested for potential adopters and Buell said she would like to visit potential homes before placing any of the felines.

Gore and Buell say they have spent roughly $1300 on the 14 cats they saved from the needle.

Gore said, “That doesn’t count the gas used driving to and from the vet and countless hours traveling.”

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