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JJ's Helping Paws, Inc.

Our core programs (Low-Cost Spay/Neuter; Trap-Neuter-Return; Uber Kitty, and Pet Food Pantry) work together to improve the lives of at-risk cats and dogs who would otherwise suffer from overpopulation, neglect, starvation, or a lack of medical care.

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Trap/neuter/return community/feral cats program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population

Description

Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is exclusively for community/feral cats. We humanely trap, spay/neuter and return the cats to their communities to help control the feral cat population and provide a better quality of life for these otherwise forgotten cats.

With the help of community cat managers, we feed 600+ community cats and kittens every day, provide medical care when needed, and JJ's rescued 262 kittens from feral communities who would have otherwise become feral adult cats. These kittens were all fostered by JJ's volunteers and then adopted into loving homes through our Uber Kitty Program!

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Evidence of Program's Success

450 feral cats and kittens were spayed or neutered through the TNR program. 262 kittens were rescued from feral communities, spayed or neutered, fostered by JJ's volunteers, and sent into our Uber Kitty Program for adoption into forever homes!

Feral food bank/pet food pantry

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

JJ's feral food bank relies mainly on donated cat and dog food and food that JJ's purchases when donated food runs low. We help colony managers feed feral/community cats who are part of our trap/neuter/return (TNR) program. Feeding 600+ community cats every day is a big task and is costly! JJ's also has a cat and dog food pantry available for pet owners who are in financial need of pet food assistance.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2018, JJ's gave away and/or fed animals with 30,000 cans of wet cat food and 4,500 pounds of dry cat food through this program.

Low cost spay/neuter voucher program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population

Description

JJ's provides low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to be used at one of our local veterinarian partners. There is a desperate need for affordable and accessible low cost spay and neuter in Fremont County. The demand is high and we have long lines at our voucher sale events. We often hear residents say that they wouldn't be able to afford the spay/neuter procedure without JJ's voucher! We also assist owners of multiple cats/kittens and/or dogs who, even with our low cost vouchers, could not afford to spay/neuter all of their pets.

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Evidence of Program's Success

465 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered in Fremont County in 2018 through JJ's low cost spay and neuter program and the help of our veterinarian partners.

Uber Kitty Program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Animals
General population
People/Families of People with Health Conditions

Description

Kittens born into feral/community colonies have the opportunity to be adopted as pets into loving homes through our Uber Kitty Program. After they are weaned from their mother, kittens are fostered by JJ's volunteers then transferred for adoption to one of our rescue partners (typically in larger metropolitan areas where there are more people to adopt). These kittens would have grown into feral adults without this program. The mother cat will enter our TNR program to ensure she has no future litters.

The Uber Kitty program also helps owners who can no longer care for their cats due to owner illness or financial burdens. Many owner surrendered cats are old and/or need medical attention. The Uber Kitty Program ensures that these kitties find forever homes through our adoption partners.

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Evidence of Program's Success

262 kittens from feral communities (who would have otherwise become feral adult cats) were rescued, fostered, and entered our Uber Kitty Program. In addition, 150 cats/kittens entered the program through owner surrender. All 412 cats/kittens found their forever homes through this program in 2018.

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