Read more about the many programs Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue uses to assist and protect our cats and kittens.
S.A.M. (Spay a Mom)
Has your cat had kittens? Willy’s Kitty Angels can help with our Spay a Mom program. We provide free spay of the mother cat, and all vaccines when all of the kittens are surrendered to us for our adoption program. Kittens in our adoption program receive all vaccines, are tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia, and are spayed or neutered prior to being adopted. Willy’s screens all potential adopters.
We started the Spay a Mom program in 2010, to address kittens born to owned female cats who weren’t spayed. Giving away “free kittens” contributes to feline over population, a female cat can have up to 3 litters of kittens per year. Even with all of the low cost spay and neuter options available, there is no guarantee that a “free kitten” will ever get spayed or neutered.
Willy’s was the first local rescue to offer the Spay a Mom program.
Trap/Neuter/Release for Ferals
Are you feeding a stray cat? Are there cats in your neighborhood that aren’t owned? Do you have barn cats that keep having kittens? If the answer is yes, them our TNR program can help you. TNR stands for trap neuter, and return.
Stray feral or barn cats are humanely trapped and transported to Feral Spay Sunday held at Tufts in Grafton. Feral Spay Sunday clinic is held once a month September thru June.
What Are Feral Cats?
Feral cats are domestic cats that have never been socialized with people. As members of the domestic cat species, they are protected under state anti-cruelty laws. They typically live in groups called colonies. Feral cats have very strong social bonds with members on their colony. Consequently, because of these factors, ferals are not adoptable, and they do not like being indoors.
Feral cats should never be taken to a shelter. Additionally, feral cats are usually euthanized in shelters because they cannot be adopted out to families, this includes no-kill shelters. Feral kittens, however, can be adopted. They need to be socialized at a very young age in order for them to learn how to be handled and live with people. The window of time is very small, and if feral kittens are not socialized in time, they will remain feral and unadoptable.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with feral cats, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit Alley Cat Allies.
Barn Cat Program
Willy's introduces a new program for barn cats. Although we do not make a practice of moving stray and feral cats from their chosen homes, many of these cats live in life threatening areas. Regardless of the danger, these cats make do with their surroundings, dodging cars, running from potential abuse and scrounging for food from house to house.
Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue has a new barn program to help place these cats in a safer environment. All you need to do is provide food and shelter, the placement fee for one barn cat is $25.00. We prefer to place them in pairs, all cats will be spayed/neutered, rabies and distemper vaccinated and combo tested prior to coming to your barn. We provide support for you and the cats during the transition, and will do everything we can to ensure a proper match. Barn placements require a lifetime commitment to the cats, just like a regular adoption. To apply for a barn cat, please specify "Barn Cat" on your application. A barn visit is mandatory for adoption approval.