Craig Street Cats
Craig Street Cats Answers Call to Care for Dozens of Community Cats
Winnipeg, MB, May 1, 2018: A short stretch of river bank is home to a massive colony of community cats that are now under the care of Craig Street Cats. Estimates put the total population of the colony at close to 100 cats and kittens.
"To be honest, we're a little bit overwhelmed," says Craig Street Cats Executive Director, Lynne Scott. "We originally believed the colony had between 20 and 30 cats, but in the past few weeks we've counted over 80 different cats and kittens, and we're still seeing new cats almost every day." While CSC was prepared to absorb the expense of managing a 30 cat colony, 100 cats puts a strain on their budget. "The cost of caring for this colony (food, spay & neuter, vaccinations, and additional veterinary care) through to the end of this year is around $25,000," says Scott. "There's no way to just absorb that big an expense, without some additional help." Scott adds that just ignoring the colony is out of the question. "Without immediate intervention, that colony will continue to grow, and by this time next year there will be over 150 cats where there are now 100." CSC has started a crowd funding campaign to help cover the cost of managing the colony.
About Craig Street Cats: Craig Street Cats is a non-profit organization working to humanely reduce Winnipeg's free roaming cat population, rescue kittens and educate the public about community cats. CSC is the largest cat specific animal welfare organization in Winnipeg, caring for over 750 cats in its managed colonies, foster homes and adoption centre.