The ladies behind Gem City Catfe are ready to start a new project. They’ve launched a crowd funding city for Gem City Kitties, a spay/neuter clinic in West Dayton. The Gem City Vet will be providing free spay/neuter surgeries for community cats and low-cost surgeries for cats and dogs in low-income families. The oweners are closing on their new building this month and need your support to hit our crowdfunding goal of $34,000 to help with initial opening expenses.
They will be providing free spay/neuter surgeries for community cats and low-cost surgeries for cats and dogs in low-income families.
Until recently in the US, millions of pets were killed each year in shelters simply because they didn’t have homes. Nationally, many organizations are working together to reach “no-kill” by 2025, meaning that we aren’t killing any pets for lack of space and only euthanizing when it’s the best and most merciful choice for the animal.
Our animal welfare resources in Montgomery County are currently stretched beyond their abilities.
Low cost spay and neuter services are provided through nonprofit shelters. These organizations are overwhelmed with vetting and placing homeless pets. This past April, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) ended all cat programs, placing even more strain on these nonprofit shelters.
Dayton can be a no-kill community by 2025 by providing more spay and neuter surgeries for community cats and pets within low income families.
Gem City Kitties feels a high-volume spay and neuter clinic located in West Dayton is a vital part of the solution, by providing both easier access and faster appointment availability.
Since opening in January of 2018 Gem City Catfe, has
• Adopted over 280 cats to loving homes
• Educated thousands of Daytonians on best practices for cat care and how to keep their pets in their homes
• Trained over 100 community members on how to help solve this problem at a local level.
Gem City Kitties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations are tax deductible. Should any issues arise with the clinic purchase, all donated funds will be used to expand our TNR Program to help community cats and grow programs related to low-cost spay and neuter.
Drop in at the Gem City Catfe to see more details and talk with their team about the project. Or read more online about our project and how to give via our Crowdrise page here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/gem-city-vet