Sisters Animal Sanctuary
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Even though the year brought continued maintenance and repair issues of our aging structures, some as a result of the 2017 flood damage, our focus was to broaden our outreach and adoption program. To accomplish this we have developed strong partnerships with three no-kill animal rescue organizations: Jameson Animal Rescue in Napa, Marin Humane Society in Novato, and ARF (Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation) in Oakland. Working in tandem with theses organizations helped us find loving, permanent, indoor-only adoptive homes for 24 of our rescued cats. In most instances these were our younger, healthier and more socialized cats and we are excited at this new chapter in their lives. We will continue to work in partnership with these organizations to broaden our outreach with the goal of providing the best adoptive homes to meet each of our cat's individual needs. In addition, we continue to strengthen our volunteer workforce and our efforts to maintain our aging facility challenges.
Program Successes
- Placing 24 of our rescued cats in loving, indoor-only adoptive homes.
On a monthly basis we respond to between 25-30 emails and phone calls regarding animal welfare issues. We provide information on how to maintain a feral colony in a way that is as safe as possible for the cats from the initial trapping, spay/neuter, recovery, the appropriate way to feed and how to keep them warm when the weather puts the kitties at risk. They are picking our brains and keeping in touch with both what they consider their successes and failures during the course of their project. Once the last cat is trapped and recovered they let us know and our equipment is returned we know the project is done and successful. They spread the word letting others know that this is so important and can be done by anyone with just a little effort and our support. They are our best ambassadors to the community. We also provide information and resources for companion kitties when changes in behavior present themselves and/or when re-homing is necessary.
Program Successes
- We can only advise and direct on how to handle specific animal welfare issues.
- We do not have a method for tracking our success except with those community members who may use our clinic and the people to whom we loan equipment to assist them with their project.
- The community must agree to follow through with spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc., as well as agree to maintain the colony in the best interest of the cats if they want us to provide them with the tools to accomplish the task.