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R-CATS Program continues to make the most of summer with upcoming fundraisers

The volunteers of the R-CATS Program are continuing to make the most of the brief Upstate New York summer by offering fundraisers to benefit the cats in their care.

Buddy is an FIV+ cat that came into R-CATS' care. He is currently available for adoption.
Buddy is an FIV+ cat that came into R-CATS' care. He is currently available for adoption.
Sam Barone
The R-CATS program worked with the staff of Fort Stanwix National Monument to have the resident feral cat spayed and vaccinated.
Anne White

The Trap/Neuter/Release program will host a yard sale on this upcoming Saturday, August 2. Smith Appliance on Martin Street in Rome will host the event from 9 AM to 3 PM. There promises to be a selection of items to browse, all priced to sell in order to help R-CATS raise money to spay and neuter homeless cats in the Rome area. Summer fare of a grilled hot dog and soda for only $2.00 will also be available.

During the following week, Wendy's on Erie Blvd West will donate 10% of all dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru purchases made on Tuesday, August 5th, between 5pm and 8pm to the program. In order to ensure that the program receives the proceeds, be sure to mention that you're there to support R-CATS.

Though the R-CATS Program's primary focus is the trapping/neutering/vaccinating/returning (TNVR) of feral cats, they often find themselves with adoptable cats and kittens. As the group does not have a shelter, they rely upon foster families to help them socialize and, ultimately, place felines in suitable homes. The leaders have built relationships with local veterinarians to help meet their goals, and are loath to turn any cat away, but are constrained by the program's budget; this is why fundraisers are so essential to helping the group work toward its mission.

For more information on volunteering, adopting, fostering, or helping in other ways, email Allison at

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