Right now at the colony we have 17 regulars and we feed both canned and dry. The cats seem to prefer the canned and it's better for them, more moisture and protein. Try as I might, they don't always have access to fresh water, it freezes or somebody dumps it out. We go through a lot of cans, anywhere between 12 - 16 cans of Friskies a day. Some of the cats will eat a whole can (they are only fed once a day) and Teddy himself can put away two cans, he is 16 pounds after all.
I was doing the math and realized that adds up to between $2400 and $3200 a year. I also have my crew at home to feed and vet as well as my fosters. Most of my income goes towards cats LOL.
So in an effort to make this sustainable, I'm looking for 30 people to sponsor canned food for the colony, 12 cans for one day of every month, works out to between $7 and $8 depending on where you shop. The price of two lattes to feed a whole bunch of hungry cats whose lives depend on us, and it still works out to just under $100 a year.
If you can help please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, it would make all the difference. I always hate asking for money, but I love these cats and want to ensure I can take care of them. It seems hard to believe that it's been almost five years I've been doing this, I was looking at pictures and sad how many we have lost. It's a hard life they lead, but we do our best to make it better.
|Hank and the gang enjoying a meal|
|The dumpster gang coming for dinner|