Western Iowa’s Feral Cat Program had a successful first five months. Kathy Humann, who has volunteered her time to help feral and free roaming cats in and around Walnut has set up 8 active feeding stations where the animals receive food and water on a daily basis. Donations have come in from local supporters as well as from face book contacts nationwide. WIFCaP is currently working with the Mullin Foundation to receive their official tax status as a tax deductible 501c3.
But does Trap Neuter and Return work? While its still too early to know for sure what impact the program will have in Walnut, Kathy has gotten positive comments from some of the residents close to the feeding stations. Some have thought the cats were gone, but because of the food they are receiving and the veterinary services they have gotten, the cats are no longer fighting and creating nuisances.
In five short months WIFCaP has vaccinated 24 cats, spayed 7 females and neutered 15 males! The females could easily have had two litters next summer. If each of the 7 spayed cats were to have a conservative litter of 2 surviving kittens in each litter,, our feral cat numbers could have easily risen by 84! WIFCAP has also been able to find homes for 7 stray cats.
Kathy is looking to build a volunteer base for fund raising efforts and for foster care of the occasional lost cat/kitten. If you would like to help, please call her at 712-784-2660. You can also follow the WIFCaP activity on face book at www.facebook.com/wifcap2