WCA TO HOST COMMUNITY CAT WINTER SHELTER SUPPLY DRIVE

For more information contact:
Megan Geiger
President and Founder, WCA
warrensburgcatadvocates@gmail.com

Sarah Chamberlin
Secretary, WCA
warrensburgcatsmedia@gmail.com


WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov.11, 2019) – Warrensburg Cat Advocates (WCA) will hold a drive for winter shelter supplies in the parking lot of Retrograde Arcade and Toy Museum on November 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Supplies being collected include:
● Duct tape
● Foam board or reflectix insulation
● Hot knives
● New and used coolers
● Plastic storage totes with lids
● Straw
● Styrofoam coolers

WCA will be demonstrating how to build a shelter at the event. The shelters will be built and used for community cats across Warrensburg at no cost. Shelters will be distributed in late November.

Anyone in need of a winter shelter is encouraged to visit WCA on November 16 at the event. Those who may like to donate and cannot drop-off on the day of the event may reach out to WCA and make arrangements for a pickup.

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Warrensburg Cat Advocates | P.O. 119, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093

Clinic Resources for Cats

WCA has created a comprehensive list of clinic resources available to this Western Central Region of Missouri. We have broken each out with a summary and review of their services.

WCA has created a comprehensive list of clinic resources available to this Western Central Region of Missouri.

Clinic Info and Specifics

All clinics require rabies vaccination for TNR cats. All provide post-op care instructions and contact numbers for concerns and emergencies.

Sedalia Spay & Neuter Clinic

214 West Main St.
Sedalia, MO 65301
660-827-4844
Open Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Cost: $30 for spay or neuter.

  • Additional $10 for rabies and $10 for FVRCP
  • Mama cats are regular price, but her kittens are half price ($15) for surgery
  • Clinic requires caretakers to schedule spay/neuter appointments
  • They understand that trapping cats can be difficult, so it’s easy to call to reschedule appointments.
  • Best time to reach them to schedule is at 9:30 am and 3:15-3:45pm
  • Drop off and pick up is same day. Drop off is at 9:00am and pick-up is at 4:00pm
  • They require a consent form. General info about the cat, services needed, and caretaker info. This is easiest to have printed and filled out ahead of time due to the number of people in line at once for drop off.
  • It’s possible to schedule multiple cats at a time if scheduled far enough ahead of time (EX: for TNR mass trapping events)

+ Great service
+ Same day
+ Closest clinic to Warrensburg
+ Low cost
+ Hygiene assistance–shave, clean wounds




The Spay Neuter Project

206 Austin Ave 1st Floor
Columbia, MO 65203
573-397-6443
Open Tuesday-Friday

Cost: $25 for spay or neuter for community cat program.

  • Fee includes rabies, but FVRCP is additional charge.
  • Easy to schedule appointments for feral cats.
  • They understand trapping cats can be difficult, so it is easy to reschedule, if needed
  • Drop off and pick up is same day.
  • Drop off for community cats is from 8-11 am. Pick up is 4 pm.
  • They require a consent form. General info about the cat, services needed, and caretaker info.
  • It’s possible to schedule multiple cats at a time if scheduled far enough ahead of time (EX: for TNR mass trapping events)

+ Same day
+ Low cost
+ Great service
+ Easy to schedule
+ Hygiene assistance–shave, clean wounds



Shelter Medicine via Central Missouri Humane Society

Drop off at:
CMHS
616 Big Bear Blvd
Columbia, MO 65202
573-443-7387 ext 211 for community cat program
Open Monday-Tuesday-Thursday

Cost: Free spay and neuter through the community cat program

  • Rabies included
  • Cats are transported from CMHS to Shelter Med, where MU Vet students perform surgeries under close supervision of licensed veterinarians.
  • CMHS is partnered with Shelter Medicine
  • Can typically schedule appointments for the following week or 2 weeks out
  • Caretakers are limited to 3 cats per appointment
  • Anyone can schedule appointments
  • Easy to reschedule appointments, but not recommended as it is difficult to schedule.
  • 2 day event. Drop off and pick up are different days. Drop off is between 8-8:30am, and pick-up is the following day. They call when cats are ready.
  • They require a consent form. General info about the cat, and services needed, including caretaker info with driver’s license number. It is easy and quick to fill out the morning of due to wide range for drop off, less busy.


+ Free spay/neuter and rabies vaccination
+ Post-op recovery monitoring onsite


Spay & Neuter Kansas City

1116 E 59 th Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-353-0940
Open: Tuesday-Saturday

Cost: $35 for spay and neuter – includes rabies, examination and eartip

  • No schedule needed for 1 or 2 community cats.
  • 2 day event.
  • Drop off is morning, and pick-up is the following day

Welcome

Warrensburg Cat Advocates (WCA) was established in late 2018 by a group of committed Warrensburg, Missouri community members who choose to look at our homeless cat community and come up with humane solutions for our town.

We believe that Trap Neuter Return offers Warrensburg and its homeless cats a better solution that in the long term will have a profound effect.

TNR is proven to: 

  • better the lives homeless cats
  • better their relationships with the people who live near them
  • decrease the size of colonies and population over time

WCA aims to work with the community-at-large through providing education and leading-by-example on how TNR offers the best outcomes for our community.