WIN helps all animals, not just wildlife. Through our Companion Animal Program, we provide foster care for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. These animals are usually emaciated, sick, and full of parasites and mange. We nurse them back to health, spay/neuter and vaccinate them, and then place them in a permanent home. We conduct public education programs on the need to treat all animals with kindness and compassion. We have many sad stories, with happy endings, at WIN.
Feral Cat Programs, also known as “trap/neuter/release” programs, have been proven to be the most effective and humane way to manage stray cats. WIN implements these programs wherever a known feral population exists.
First, we capture the cat using humane “have-a-heart trap”. The cat is then given a complete veterinary examination, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and then released back to the area it was taken from. They are then provided food on a daily basis.
Other benefits of a Feral Cat Program include healthier animals, the elimination of potential disease vectors from cats to humans or other animals, the reduction of fights over territory and limited food source, and elimination of loud mating calls and strong-smelling urine spraying. Finally, cats prefer to hunt introduced “pest” species (mice, rats, pigeons, etc.), which makes them a good, non-toxic solution to pest control.
Many of the rescued stray cats and dogs at WIN need a loving home. All animals are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. We are looking for kind people willing to open up their homes to these animals in need. Whether you can provide a permanent home, or a temporary foster home, we need your help.