I am under the impression that there are many
cat lovers in our county who are aware and others unaware of the issue of
overpopulation and would be interested to learn how they can help, if only they
knew what they could do. In that regard, I am requesting your assistance in
using your newsletter data base of members of your various organizations to put
an "AD" in requesting if there is interest in helping with trapping. All
expenses will be paid; only the time and labor of community caring people is
1. Training would be provided at no charge. It
is easy to set a trap.
2. Traps provided at no cost to trappers. Food
provided as well.
3. Gas expense will be reimbursed. Transport to
local veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics is required, though not necessarily
by the trapper, but by other volunteers with suitable vehicles.
4. Spay/Neuter will be paid for by the
The success of this undertaking is dependent
upon having enough trappers throughout the county to make a meaningful dent in
reducing the overpopulation of the estimated 200,000 free roaming cats in
Pinellas County. This project will save taxpayer money currently being used to
euthanize the free roaming cats brought to Pinellas County Animal Services. It
is a win win situation in so many ways for both taxpayers, homeowners,
businesses, shelters, animal services and "the cats". We can expect euthanasia
rates of cats to drop which will appeal to the many compassionate people in our
I need your help in assessing if there is enough
interest in our county in participating actively in trapping. Please advise if
you can offer this assistance, as I am hoping to target our search through
reaching people already helping animals as members of your organization. Feel
free to reach others who may not be members of your organizations. "It takes a
village. I am optimistic that we can be one."
Marilyn Weaver, Executive Director
Compassion for all animals both human &
Our vision: A society in
which people value and safeguard the lives of animals.