Update – To date “Operation Paws” has offered a better life to 20 animals. This could not have been possible without the help of VFW 3513, our neighbors and the organizations mentioned in this report.
One of the animals had to be euthanized. As regrettable as this is it was necessary for the sake of the animal. According to the vet this animal had suffered for probably two years. We could not let that go on and there was nothing medically that would have helped the animal at this stage.
Nineteen of the animals are alive, healthy and will not reproduce more unwanted offspring.
Sixteen of the animals have been given a new lease on life and are in reliable foster care. They are healthy and happy.
Three of them have been adopted into great homes. This gift to them came through Fearless Kitty Rescue.
We have seen a neighborhood come together in an effort to make their lives better as well as the lives of the animals. We will continue our effort and hope that other VFW’s will join us in looking after our animals.
Arizona Spay And Neuter Clinic – 6835 E Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 firstname.lastname@example.org
Publishers Note – VFW 3513 Auxiliary has officially adopted this project naming it VFW Alley Cats – Operation Paws. Our purpose is to humanely control the population and condition of the colony that currently exists as Post 3513. Our goal is to connect the spayed/neutered animals with a veteran who will give it a good home. This can be good for the animals as well as the veterans. Donations for this project can be made to VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary or directly to Arizona Spay And Neuter Clinic.
We are hoping that more VFW Posts decide to become active in this endeavor.
Please scroll down to see Bella and all the rest who are looking for homes.
Allen’s Impromptu Animal Rescue Effort – First Capture January 19, 2020
I went to Arizona Spay And Neuter Clinic to ask for advice where I met with Treva the office manager. She couldn’t have been more helpful. First I learned that if we spay and neuter the feral cats and than release them back on our property it will help to keep other feral cats from joining the group. Cats, being territorial, will stay away from another cats location. And, the cats we already have will not multiply due to the spay and neutering that will be done at Arizona Spay And Neuter Clinic.
Treva helped with such things as where and what kind of traps to use. What shots are practical. How long before we can release them after surgery.
After only one week we had successfully neutered three animals. This effort was also aided by the generous donations we received for the project. Thank you to all. The number of animals we are able to help climbs daily.
A special thanks to Jenny B. Jenny B is the VFW Post 3513 bar manager. She has spent countless hours and lots of her own money on this project.
Anyone wishing to donate to this effort may do so by contacting Scottsdale Arizona Spay Neuter Clinic. Just mention Jim Allen / VFW Feral Cat Rescue 22051.
6835 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480/874-3647
Number One – Chester James is looking for a home.
Number Two – Cheeto is looking for a home.
Check out these great rescue organizations.
Desert Tails Shelter, 6423 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480/245-3427 email@example.com Contact Adama to find out about sponsorship possibilities.
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, 2323 South Hardy Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282 602 /445-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org
Number Three – Oso is looking for a home.
Number Four – Panther is looking for a home.
To whom it may concern
I’m writing to let you know that we are doing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program in your area. TNR programs are humane for feral cats and effective for communities.
By trapping, neutering and vaccinating healthy community cats, and then returning them to their outdoor homes, communities reduce shelter overpopulation and stop wasting time and funding trying to catch or control cats that thrive outside.
Hundreds of communities have TNR programs, and research supports that they are effective at shrinking outdoor cat populations over time, while minimizing euthanasia. Studies also show the cats in TNR programs typically have low rates of disease and enjoy healthy life spans.
Some cats can live happy, healthy lives outdoors. Trying to round them up and kill them isn’t cost-effective, doesn’t solve the problem and is not representative of the caring, pet-friendly community that *VFW Operation Paws* wants to be.
If you are feeding stray or feral cats and need help with spaying and neutering them, please reach out to Treva at Arizona Spay Neuter Clinic and we can assist in the over population of these cats. Our clinic is located at 6835 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale 85251 you may call or text us at 480-874-3647.
Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to help the community cats.
Number Five – Skye Blue is looking for a home.
Aimee’s Farm Animals – Gilbert, AZ
Number Six – Coco is looking for a home.
Number Seven – Char (Charcoal) is looking for a home.
Number Eight – Patches
Not all of our rescues turn out the way we would like. The vet determined Patches had Stomatitis. She also determined that because of Patches condition she had been affected by this for possibly several years. I noticed Patches the first time yesterday morning. I saw her again yesterday afternoon. She was skin and bones and her fur was matted and in terrible shape. I was able to catch her yesterday evening. We took her to the vet this morning. Under the circumstances the kindest thing was to put her out of her long suffering. We have included two photos of Patches. One is of her mouth. We show it only to show what can happen to these feral cats if they are not looked after. Please help us with trapping and neutering them all.
Number Nine – Bella Boo is looking for a home.
Bella is a special kitty. This picture was taken shortly after her surgery. The real Bella is a very vibrant and loving kitty. She is too friendly for her own good when it comes to living on the street. Bella NEEDS a home.
Number Ten – Black Beauty
Black Beauty was pregnant. They start early. Don’t put off getting them spayed and neutered.
Black Beauty – February 19, 2020 – Female Spayed, 6 Pounds, 8 Months, Rabies Shots
Number Eleven – Goldwater
Goldwater is, like Bella Boo, too friendly to be on the street. He needs a home.
Number Twelve – Cali Coe
Number Thirteen – Daizee (aka BB)
Thanks to Jesse’s family Daizee still resides in their yard. Had Jesse and his family not cared enough to assist us in this effort the cycle would have continued. Daizee had a young litter of four previously. They now have been spayed/neutered fostered and now two of them have been adopted thanks to the efforts of Fearless Kitty Rescue in Fountain Hills, AZ.
Number Thirteen – Daizee + Four – Daizee’s Previous Litter
8 Bit Charley
Like many other individuals, businesses and organizations VFW 3513 Post has feral cats. Being animal lovers, and somewhat realistic about this, Carol and I decided to try help the people at our VFW 3513 Post in Scottsdale, AZ who were trying to help the cats.
This information is also available on our sister site Western Outdoor Times.