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2019 Impact Stats YTD - 200 Surgeries & Counting
The following is a breakdown of our 2019 stats from Jan 1 through Apr 30, 2019:
- A total of 200 spay-neuter surgeries
- Dogs = 4
- Cats = 196
- Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) = 144 (Adults – 162; Kittens/Juveniles – 32; - 51 TNR cases (41 homeowners; 10 businesses)
- Owner Surrendered Cats = 26 (coordinated the transfer into rescue organizations)
- Barn Buddies = 23 feral cats pulled from certain death from a local animal control and placed into a working environment
- The number of kitten births prevented counting both female and male cats altered (average litter of 4-5 kits) = 772–965
We are thrilled to be partnered with the Clothes Less Traveled who donated $5,000 to support our spay-neuter efforts for Coweta Canines.
The Petco Foundation has invested $2,500 to our Trap-Neuter-Return program to help community cats in Coweta-Fayette Counties, Georgia and support our lifesaving work.
We are honored to receive a $5000 investment from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to support our spay-neuter work of owned cats and dogs in Coweta-Fayette Counties.
It was a busy 2018 and are grateful for the support from our Coweta-Fayette supporters! Please click the link to view our 90 second year-in-review.
Aug 1, 2018 - YTD Impact Stats
Top three 2018 data points related to our impact in the community:
1) Community cats Trap-Neutered-Returned year to date = 305
2) Feral cats saved from local municipal shelters (euthanasia) and placed in barns = 20
3) Fundraising = $43,228
June 2018 - Kitten Yoga!
Baby cats on mats provided lots of fun during our 3 kitten yoga classes! These fundraisers were part of a matching grant opportunity with Community Cats Podcast where we received a $1,000 grant for our TNR (Trap Neuter Return) Program.
May 18-19, 2018 - Barn Cat Promo at the Coweta Rodeo
We figured that what better place to find farm & barn owners than at the Rodeo so that's what we did! In conjunction with the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, the WNP staff brought their A-game to pitch barn cats to the Cowboys and Cowgirls of Coweta. We hope that we were successful in planting the notion of working cats into their heads and have our fingers crossed that we'll be getting some requests soon.
May 1, 2018 - 35 Cats TNR'd at Palmetto Mobile Home Community
It has been a very busy April & May trapping season. To date, 218 Coweta Cats have been TNR'd; 35 in one location. Since our last update, we have also rescued another 5 feral cats from Coweta Animal Services, had them fully vetted, and placed them as working cats at three different properties. We are looking forward to a busy June with two super fundraisers including Kitten Yoga and on-line WNP T-shirts sales. Until next time!
Apr 8, 2018 - Quarterly Impact Stats
Top three 2018 data points related to our impact in the community:
1) Community cats Trap-Neutered-Returned to date = 130
2) Feral cats saved from local municiple shelters (euthanasia) and placed in barns = 12
3) Fundraising = $40,741
Apr 6, 2018 - Runner-Up in Brackets For Good Fundraising Maddness Tournament!
What a fabulous fundraiser! We raised $40,741 over a five-week period for our programs to help the animals in our community! Please accept our most sincere gratitude to all of you who spread the word, advocated, and donated! We plan to do it all over again next year!
Apr 2, 2018 - Three Feral Cats Saved from Fayette Animal Control
Through good team work between Working Whiskers, Fayette Humane Society, and Whiskers-n-Paws, we saved three more feral cats from death row. These cats were pulled from the Fayette Animal Shelter and placed in a barn home in Fayetteville. Right on!
Mar 30, 2018 - Cobra & Viper On The Hunt
Thrilled to tell you that another two feral felines were saved from Coweta Animal Services. After being fully vetted, these guys are set up in on a nice horse farm in Douglasville, GA. Who knows, maybe we will see these cats riding the horses some day soon! If you know of anyone who has acreage and would like to save a couple cats, please let us know.
Mar 27, 2018 - Saving Kittens
At times while trapping, I come across a batch of kittens. In this case, this women was overloaded with cats and certainly did not need to feed any more. After reaching out to some animal welfare miracle workers, Fayette Humane Society agreed to take the kittens into their adoption program. Happy Tails!
Mar 21, 2018 - Feral Felines Sprung From Jail
Today five feral cats that were destined to be killed at Coweta Animal Control were rescued instead! These cats will be neutered and vaccinated tomorrow at the HELP Spay Neuter Clinic before heading out to a two separate barn locations in Moreland, GA. Cats being relocated to a barn must be humanely enclosed for approximately four weeks to help insure that they will stick around. No need to worry, these digs are a heck of a lot larger than what they were living within while in the slammer.
Mar 20, 2018 - Northgate Pet Rescue Club Learns About TNR
It's all about teaching the next generation the most effective and humane way to help feral cats in the community. Cindy spoke about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and had the students engaged by using the traps in the classroom. Of course, no public speaking opportunity is complete without also emphasizing the need to spay-neuter owned pets by four months of age and encouragoing friends to do the same.
Mar 8, 2018 - WNP Speaks To Local Kiwanis Club
Cindy Lauer had a great time today presenting to a super group of gentlemen who are members of the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club of Newnan. Now the group is aware of the collaborative roles between Whiskers-n-Paws, the Newnan Coweta Humane Society, and the HELP Spay Neuter Clinic. It takes good team work to help people and their animals in need within our community.
Mar 7, 2018 - Sugarcane & Culpepper Adopted!
We are happy to report that Sugarcane and Culpepper, two of the "shed" cats were adopted through the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society to a wonderful young couple. We only have "Zippy" left to go and then all 10 cats will have been saved.
Feb 22, 2018 - Class Is In Session
Cindy spoke to the Newnan Coweta Humane Society Cat Team where she presented on the topic of Trap-Neuter-Return and Working Cats. What a great evening spending time with the dedicated cat team members. Along with WNP, these NCHS Volunteers do wonderful things in our community to help Coweta cats! Remember to make adoption your first option. By adopting one cat, you are actually saving two! Yes, it is true because NCHS will be able to save another cat from Coweta County Animal Services and place it into a foster home.
Feb 13, 2018 - Saved Two Feral Cats
What a great day! In a collaborative effort between Whiskers-N-Paws and the Newnan Coweta Humane Society, two feral cats were pulled yesterday that were destined to be (eventually) euthanized at the county shelter. Kudos go out to Matthew and his family for their willingness to accept two cats on their property with many acres. The felines were vetted at the HELP Spay Neuter Clinic yesterday and delivered by a WNP Volunteer to their barn home today; the cats will remain in an enclosure for approximately three weeks to acclimate to their new surroundings before being released on the property to their new job as "working cats".
Feb 11, 2018 - Shed Cats Update
I am happy to report that of the ten cats, four have been adopted and the other six are doing well in foster care through the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. Please check out the remaining cats on Petfinder.com! The Kittens are: Morocco, Tye, and Zippy. The young adults are: Pepperdew, Sugarcane, and Culpepper. All are very sweet and deserve loving homes.
Feb 10, 2018 - Cat Trapping Clinic A Success!
We conducted a free class to the community on the "Art of Cat Trapping". Nine community residents showed up and three plan to trap this week. If all goes as planned, over 15 cats will be spay and neutered at the HELP Spay Neuter Clinic in Newnan. We wish these trappers much luck TNRing their community cats! Our next trapping clinic will be March 10!
Feb 8, 2018 - Update on Ashley Park Storm Drain Kittens
The three kittens are all doing well and have been spayed or neutered and vetted at the HELP Spay Neuter Clinic in Newnan. These three little kittens named, Nell, Deeks, and Kenzie, are available for adoption through the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. Let's find these kittens a great home by spreading the word!
Jan 29, 2018 - Trapping in Sargent Yields Seven
Cindy and her TNR mentee, Kyrstin trapped at a home in an area of Newnan known as Sargent. By all accounts it seemed like pretty standard trapping event until a unwelcomed "Tom" showed up and disrupted the Karma. Yep, what should have been a fairly quick job stretched into hours. However, seven cats were eventually trapped.
Jan 15, 2018 - The Ten Filthy Shed Cats Update
So, as mentioned before five cats were immediately pulled into the Newnan Coweta Humane Society Adoption Program. The other five cats were deemed to be "on the fence" in terms of their adoptability and so two foster with experience in dealing with feral cats volunteered to take the cats in order to give them a chance at a better life. As you can imagine, all the cats were scared; after all, they were living in poor conditions with minimal human interaction, no heat, and limited food. The cats ranged in age from 12 weeks to 1 year. The good news is that there is hope! All the cats are coming along nicely and learning to trust humans again. Stay tuned!
Jan 8, 2018 - Ten Cats Rescued
Cindy trapped 10 cats living inside a back-yard shed full of filth. All the cats were assessed and deemed to be healthy. Working closely with the Newnan Coweta Humane Society, five cats were immediately pulled into the adoption program. The other five are being fostered and will hopefully enter the NCHS Cat Foster Program soon. All the cats received their spay-neuter surgery and vaccinations on January 9th. Stay tuned for updates!
Dec 31, 2017 & Jan 1, 2018 - New Years Eve & Day - Three Kittens Saved!
Newnan, GA experienced one of the coldest and longest cold snaps we've had in years. The Facebook post blew up over the holiday weekend about three kittens hopping in and out of a storm drain at a local retail shopping plaza. It did not take long for Cindy of WNP to spring into action. After her recon of the area on Saturday was complete, she went to work attempting to trap the kittens. Day 1 (Sunday morning) - she caught two kittens. Day 2 (Monday morning - New Year) - she caught kitten #3 and an adult female cat. Finally, these 8 week old little guys are out of the harsh elements and into a warm foster home. Due to the young age of the kittens, their likelihood of being socialized to humans is very good. Once they are ready, the kittens will be placed into the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society Adoption Program. The adult female was spayed and returned back to the place she considers home. And there you have it: ONE trapper, TWO animal welfare groups, and THREE kittens now in a warm home -- Safe, happy and healthy!