In that past year, SCRF has positioned itself for further growth by engaging the community in a variety of ways. The organization focused on growing partnerships with veterinary clinics and adoption centers. SCRF now has seven partners in PA and NJ that provide significant volume discounts for medical and sterilization services.
We also established collaborations at the following adoption facilities:
SCRF volunteers provide daily care for cats housed at the facilities and attend “meet and greets” for potential adopters. Additional partners also host adoption events for SCRF regularly.
Another way that partnerships save lives…
One of the main areas that SCRF operates is in South Philadelphia. In the fall of 2017, the Pier Colony was attacked by an arsonist who set fire to one set of cat shelters three times in a row within a one month period. After working closely with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), the police and the PA American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PASPCA), SCRF was able to rebuild the shelters and enclose them in a secure fenced area where the cats can easily come and go and feeders are able to enter to provide food and supplies on a daily basis. Additional security cameras and other security measures were also provided by the DRWC. SCRF is now a standing member of a newly formed task force to monitor the safety and management of the pier cat colony.
We could not do what we do without the help of our corporate donors. Thank you deeply for your contribution to the SCRF organization; its animals, volunteers, neighbors, communities, and friends involved. We could not do it without you.
Edith J Goode Community Cats Initiative: In 2018, SCRF was recognized by the Edith J Goode[Letieri R. Schnor] Residuary Trust and was awarded a grant to focus on TNR efforts in our Southeastern PA and NJ communities. The EJG Community Cat Initiative will enable SCRF to increase TNR services to 380 cats during the 2018/19 grant period and to provide additional medical services to many of these cats as needed. This grant comes to SCRF just in time as spring and kitten season is upon us and we want to safely spay and neuter as many outside cats as possible. SCRF is extremely grateful for this opportunity to help control the increase of feral cat populations and promotes better overall health of outdoor cats.