Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Cat Rescuers Documentary: Bringing Awareness to Cat Overpopulation & TNR


It's difficult and heartbreaking to fathom, but the streets of New York City are "home" to a million abandoned and feral cats. These cats are the victims of irresponsible and uncaring humans, left to fend for themselves and face the harsh reality of life in an often very cruel world. Their only chance at escape is the city's overloaded shelter system where a happy ending is still far from guaranteed.

Thankfully there are hundreds of cat-loving activists who take to the streets day and night in all weather, making personal and financial sacrifices to care for these forgotten felines and implement TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), a technique that, along with adoptions, can humanely control and reduce the population. The Cat Rescuers documentary is about four of these dedicated volunteers - Claire, Sassee, Stu and Tara - all rescuing in Brooklyn where the problem has exploded in the last decade.



This isn't a story unique to New York City though...it's a situation that is playing out in cities and towns all over the world, which is why it's so important for this documentary to come to completion. Animal lovers everywhere need to learn not only about the problem, but also the solutions. The Cat Rescuers is destined to become an invaluable tool to put into the hands of rescue organizations to raise awareness and promote change in their communities.

Can you help? 80% of the project's $50,000 goal has already been funded, with less than $10,000 left to raise. Awesome rewards are available to backers, from digital downloads and DVDs of the completed movie to totes and t-shirts and cat toy, even art prints and healthy pet consultations.

Please consider making a pledge if you can, and spread the word among your friends! For more information about the documentary, visit CatRescuersFilm.com, and follow The Cat Rescuers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too!


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11 comments:

  1. What an awesome project! Paws crossed they make their goal!

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  2. This project is beyond amazing. Rescuers such as these special people have my deepest respect, and I will certainly be checking out the campaign!

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  3. What a great project! I've heard a little bit about it before, but I hadn't really looked into it. I pledged $5 :)

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  4. This sounds like a great project. Paws up to all the rescuers out there.

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  5. Thanks, Melissa. It takes amazing people to be able to do this, every day.

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  6. What an awesome project! The wonderful job done by rescuers has to be praised and respected.

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  7. mudpie; we hope they raise their goal and exceed it by another 50,000. 984 paws UP to the people who made this documentary and 984 bazillion paws UP to everyone who helps take care of all of our feral friends and those who have been abandoned ♥♥♥

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  8. It breaks my heart. Maybe at least partially because Bear was homeless when we met. I could see how hungry and scared he was ... he was DEFINITELY NOT suited to life on the street. No cat is really. I suppose some get used to it - after it being all they know for years ... and cats are creatures of habit just like we are. And my once homeless kitten changed everything for me ... EVERYTHING. Every cat matters - every cat has the potential to change a human's life irrevocably - and in a way that makes the world a better place to live for the rest of us.

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful project to spread awareness of cats in need.

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  10. Mommy met the filmakers at Cat Camp. This is a pawesome project!

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