Simba along with Moomoo, Dixie, Cheech, Ozzie, and Sherone came from a young woman in Flint who could no longer afford to care for her cats. A dedicated rescuer took them in so they didn't end up on the streets or dumped in a shelter but she did not have the financial resources to see to the costly vetting some of the cats needed like dentals, treatment for UTIs, ear infections, etc. Simba is the mother of Cheech and MooMoo.
Sherone is the sister of Ozzie.
Ozzie is brother to Sherone and one of the Flint 6 that Faithful Friends help fund to see that they received the proper medical treatment they needed.
Cheech is brother to MooMoo.
Dixie was suffering from UTIs and stomach problems but thankfully recieved the medical attention she needed when FFAR sponsored her vetting.
We work with several rescue minded individuals who spends many hundreds of hours each year trapping feral cats so they can be spayed/neutered. If young enough, they also work to get them into rescues so they can be socialized and adopted out. These kittens came from a very large feral colony located on the grounds of Royal Oak Beaumont.
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Faithful Friends Animal Rescue * 46074 Huling * Shelby Township * MI * 4317
Faithful Friends Animal Rescue is a volunteer rescue group. We don't have a "shelter" and currently do NOT have an adoption program. Instead, we are a small rescue that has focused our efforts in two ways:
The first - helping community cats ... cats that have been cast aside by owners to "live in the wild" and their offspring. We receive so many calls each week from the public asking for assistance to help the homeless cats in their neighborhoods. We:
Help determine if cats are truly feral or just abandoned former house pets.
Help network social cats to find new homes.
Loan live traps to catch feral cats and then sponser the cost of spay/neutering of feral cats and getting them vaccinated.
Work at finding placement for feral kittens who still can be socialized and adopted so they don't have to live in the "wild" for the rest of their lives.
Coaching/tips of how to effectively manager a feral cat/colony.
Secondly - by sponsoring dogs/cats that require emergency vetting while in the care of animal control. There are many times a dog or cat has been injured or is suffering from a condition that requires immediate attention. Many of our local cities do not have budgets (or have minimal budgets) for this type of situation so instead of letting the animal suffer until their owners can be located, we help by sponsoring a visit to the vet and necessary care to make them comfortable.
Faithful Friends is a registered non-profit charity and we rely 100% on donations by the public. Donations to our rescue are tax-deductible.
Free Ways You Can Help Our Animals
There are a few things you probably do every day or week that can help our rescue earn much needed money.
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Why TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return)?
Most would agree there are too many cats, especially cats that live outside and are considered community cats or “feral”. Feral kitties have had no human contact, don’t wish to have any and have always lived outside so TNR stops the cycle of reproduction while allowing a cat to return to the original colony where it can live out a full, healthy, non-reproductive life. The San Diego Department of Animal Control showed a decrease of almost 50% in the number of cats intake after starting a TNR program.
TNR Fast Facts
Ferals are considered unadoptable and if taken to a shelter, they are euthanized.
There are approximately 60 million ferals in the United States.
TNR helps reduce the number of community cats while increasing their quality of life.
TNR is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
TNR is the least costly as well as the most efficient and humane way of stabilizing and ultimately reducing the feral cat population.
Killing ferals is actually more expensive and does not work. Cats are territorial animals, when they are removed from the colony, new ones move in and breed to capacity. So, simply put, if you remove the cats, more will move in.
Spay/neuter reduces undesirable behaviors, such as yowling, fighting and spraying, which also reduces the number of complaint calls made to animal control and the number of healthy feral cats euthanized.