The Blanco County Cat Coalition (BCCC) is pleased to announce that more than 300 feral cats have received necessary veterinary services—including examinations, immunizations and neutering—during the calendar year of 2010. The BCCC invites all Blanco County residents to celebrate this success and drop by a community social at the Friendly Bar Bistro at 106 North Nugent Street in Johnson City from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 9.
Donations are the only money that the BCCC receives to support this community service work, and everyone in the organization is a volunteer. Without community financial support and the continued dedication of a core group of volunteers, it would have been impossible to trap, neuter and return hundreds of cats to their established colonies this year. Stable cat colonies do not create health issues for themselves or for others because the felines have been determined to be healthy, have their required shots, and are fed and watered regularly.
In 2009, 337 feral cats received help from BCCC. Since this is still October, it is expected that the number of cats cared for by BCCC in 2010 will certainly exceed the 2009 total.
Please stop in at the social on November 9 to talk with BCCC volunteers about current projects of the Cat Coalition. This is a good opportunity to find out how you might become involved if you wish to do so.
If you cannot attend the social, please join us for the next Blanco County Cat Coalition meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. in the Blanco Library. Everyone is welcome. And keep your eye out for BCCC donation cans, found inside local businesses in Johnson City and Blanco. The BCCC is grateful to those county businesses who give these cans space on their counters. And as always, any donation amount is truly appreciated and will be put to excellent use.
BCCC is a tax-exempt, 501-c-3 volunteer-based organization that supports the humane way of dealing with feral cats: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Donations and volunteers are needed and appreciated. Volunteer opportunities are varied and interesting. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, alternating between Blanco and Johnson City. All are welcome to attend. Call the Cat Phone at (512) 318-5875 or visit the BCCC web site, blancocountycat.org, for further information