Sunday, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day and the Paws PR team is helping raise awareness of an important project that will help save millions of cats’ lives. Nonprofit organization For All Animals has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its documentary Baltimore Cats. The film will explore the city’s nearly 10-year-old Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program that now serves as a successful national model.
Cats are the number one animal killed in animal shelters. In fact, it is estimated seven out of 10 cats that enter shelters around the country never make it out. But not all is lost. In Baltimore, a city-supported TNR program has successfully saved the lives of thousands of cats. The goal of the documentary is to elevate awareness about the benefits of TNR so more cats can be saved nationwide.
“It’s a community issue that has a community solution,” explains Elizabeth Putsche, executive director and board president of For All Animals who’s been an advocate for cats for more than 10 years. “A lot of municipalities and cities are still hesitant to start TNR programs because they think they’re controversial so we want to present this film to show how successful this program has been and how many cats’ lives it has saved.”
Putsche and her husband (and fellow cat advocate) Jason Putsche have been working on the documentary for the last two years. The couple has interviewed shelter directors, care givers, trappers and others involved in Baltimore’s TNR movement and is now seeking to fund the completion of the documentary’s production.
Paws PR Founder Patricia Jones serves as Board Member of For All Animals.
We’re a proud supporter of this project and we hope you will help raise awareness of the Baltimore Cats documentary on the For All Animals Kickstarter page .
Happy National Feral Cat Day!