Earlier this week, reports of cats being tortured and poisoned were made in Ontario, OR. These accusations have lead local law enforcement to investigate a nearby trailer park and determine whether or not these accusations are accidental or intentional.
The Ontario Feral Cat Project, a non-profit, volunteer-run feline rescue brought initially brought this matter to law enforcement attention and since the investigation has begun, the organization set out to rescue any cats and kittens in danger. In their first rescue mission, OFCP were able to save 20 cats and kittens and hope to rescue more,“well it’s a huge impact and of course we didn’t anticipate initially how many cats we were thinking about it was just a matter of getting over there and getting as many as we could”.
Margie Wright has been a volunteer with OFCP since 2009 and she shares with us that while financial donations help with extraordinary fee’s that come with properly taking care of a cat, volunteers are always needed,“ we wouldn’t be able to do this without the volunteers and not only volunteers for cat care but we’re also always looking for foster families so we can reduce the pressure on the shelter itself”.
The animals that end up at the Ontario Feral Cat Project are often abandoned or abused. Volunteers like Margie are a small solution to an otherwise bigger problem,“ it’s difficult to change someone's mindset and we’re hoping over time we’ll be able to do that”.
The Ontario Feral Cat Project has an upcoming fundraiser in November for more information on the event or how you can help click here .