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What does SCOOP do? Glad you asked!

SCOOP is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes the compassionate treatment and well-being of the feline population. We are completely staffed by volunteers and our board members receive no pay. All proceeds benefit cats and the community.

**The operation of SCOOP's special needs sanctuary is a minimum of $4,500.00 monthly for daily and medical care. SCOOP cares for many dozens of sick, injured and abused kittens and cats with heart disease, kidney disease, FIV, leukemia, cancer, asthma, epilepsy, megacolon, chronic herpes, blindness, rectal prolapse, wounds, diabetes, anemia, thyroid disease, stomatitis, chronic urinary blockages, polyp, toxoplasmosis, Mycoplasma, liver disease, broken limbs, etc. Hospice care is provided as well.

**SCOOP also assists the community with sick, injured and abused stray and feral cats by helping fund their medical care and remaining available for consultation. This is through the Sick and Injured Cat (SIC) program. If you are helping stray and feral cats in Clermont, Warren, Hamilton or Butler county, please contact us about our Sick and Injured (SIC) Cat Program. Thanks to the Joanie Bernard Foundation for helping us fund this program.
 In addition to this program, SCOOP has funded the spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for 1800 cats.

**Behind the scenes, we provide education and consultation daily regarding many aspects of animal welfare for cats such as trapping, taming, and bottle feeding; spay/neuter benefits and resources; resolving behavioral issues; reporting animal cruelty; local laws for feral cats; linking resources to people, etc.

**And we have joined the national advocacy movement for a no-kill nation. Every year many millions of kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs are killed in county shelters simply because there is not enough space for them. Spay/neuter is one compassionate solution.

What does SCOOP not do?

**We do not have the resources to provide direct trap-neuter-return (TNR) services.
**We do not have a shelter and cannot assist community members in placing rescued cats, or pet cats being relinquished.

How you can help stray and feral cats:

Be a part of the humane and compassionate solution: spay/neuter the stray and feral cats in your neighborhood, and provide daily food and shelter from inclement weather. We use feral villa houses, homemade Rubbermaid shelters with straw, lectro kennel pads, microwaveable disks, heated water bowls, and more. Please contact us for ideas.


Recurring Donations:

Please help us continue to provide the best possible daily and medical care for the cats in SCOOP's sanctuary. No donation is too small. Thank you!

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Please join us for our 12th Mardi Gras Party/Fundraiser!


LOCATION: The Grove, 9158 Winton Road; Cincinnati, OH; 45231

WHEN: February 3, 2018, Saturday

TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Only $30.00 in advance, or at the door. Table for 8 is $225.00. Table for 10 is $285.00. All advance ticket holders will have reserved seats. Attendance typically exceeds 200.


DJ, dancing, silent and chance auctions, split-the-pot, raffles, bake sale, games, wine pull, mystery bags, craft sale, and more! And don't miss as last year's royalty winners pass on their crowns to the newly voted kings or queens. Included in your ticket will be snacks, hot appetizers, soft drinks, beer and wine. Cash bar available. Casual dress--Mardi Gras costumes welcome too! Must be 21 to attend.

You can purchase tickets now via any of the following methods!
Call 513-771-2967  --  Message via facebook  --  Email at < email@scoopcat.org >  -- 
Visit PayPal (use < email@scoopcat.org >) -- Eventbrite

Thanks for your support! See you there!




 Please help! Your one-time donation will make a difference!


 

"Have a Heart" Program

SCOOP has many cats that are being monitored for cardiomyopathy. Among the special needs cats at SCOOP, this is the most expensive medical issue to monitor and treat. The cost can exceed $1,000 each year per cat, and much more when a cat is in the final stages of heart disease. Treatment extends the life of these cats and improves their quality of life. This program in in memory of those SCOOP cats who have lost their lives due to heart disease: Squirrel--age 10, Toby--age 12, Archie--age 6, Izzy--age 12, Squirrel--age 10, Star--age 17, Romie--age 12, Randy--age 15, Stewie--age 12, Caspurr--age 5, Tippi--age 4, Bo-Bo--age 5, Stan--age 5 and Ray--age 17, Jill--age14, Oliver--age 14. Donations to our "Have a Heart" program will assist us in providing the best possible medical care to these cats. 

                         

What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) that SCOOP advocates?

SCOOP advocates the proven technique of TNR for humanely reducing the stray and feral cat population. TNR is a program that allows outdoor stray and feral cats to continue to live outdoors after being humanely trapped, sterilized, and vaccinated. These cats then have lifelong caretakers who provide food, water, and shelter. Often, stray cats and kittens, or young feral kittens, are tamed and adopted. Research shows that TNR helps reduce the number of feral and stray cats in communities. The technique was brought to the United States from Europe in the late 1980s. It works by breaking the cycle of reproduction.   

Eighty one percent of Americans believe that leaving a stray or feral cat outside to live out its life is more humane than having the cat caught and killed. Even when asked to assume that a stray or feral cat will die by being hit by a car, 72% of Americans believe it's still more humane to let the cat live in its outdoor home. Euthanasia at animal shelters is the number one documented cause of death for cats in the United States. It costs more taxpayer dollars (three times as much) for the cat to be trapped, held, killed, and disposed of at the county shelter than it does to humanely trap, sterilize, vaccinate, and release the cat back to its outdoor home where it's provided food and water by caretakers. The breeding stops, nuisance behaviors of unspayed and unneutered cats stop, and disease and malnutrition are greatly reduced.

What is a feral cat?

Feral cats are unsocialized to humans. Stray cats have been abandoned or lost, and they can become feral over time. Typically, stray cats can be re-socialized and adopted. 

Where do feral cats live?

Feral cats live in yards, parks, barns, college campuses, deserted buildings, near restaurants, in apartment or condo developments, etc. Where there are food sources and shelter, there are cats.

How many stray and feral cats are there?

In the United States, it's estimated that there are between 60 to 100 million stray and feral cats.

Won't these wild cats carry rabies?

Rabies is overwhelmingly a disease of wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. Cats are not a primary vector of rabies. From 1990 to 2006, only 38 people died from rabies in this country, and not one was contracted from a cat.

What about wildlife, such as birds, that cats kill?

Cats are not the cause of wildlife depletion--humans are. Studies show that the overwhelming cause of wildlife depletion is destruction of natural habitat due to manmade structures, chemical pollutions, pesticides, and drought.

Does trap and remove work as well as TNR?

"Trap and kill" does not work. Where there are food sources, feral and stray cats establish territories. If you get rid of the cats in that area, then more cats quickly move into the area and this is called the "vacuum effect." These unsterilized cats will breed. Colonies of cats will remain relatively stable and when all of the cats are fixed in those colonies, that means no more kittens.

Who does TNR?

People from all walks of life are assisting with this compassionate solution--doctors, teachers, lawyers, business owners, police officers, construction workers, etc.

What about the diseases being spread by these outdoor cats?

House cats and feral cats contract feline AIDS and leukemia at the same rate--about 4%. Stray and feral cats cannot spread these diseases to people, or to other animals.

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