Groups need volunteers to help with feral cat rescue project

CUMMING -- Animal rescue organizations are seeking volunteers to help with the West Bank Feral Cat Rescue project.

The Humane Society of Forsyth County, the Feral Cat Program of Georgia and the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are spearheading a project to trap feral cats living at West Bank Park in Forsyth County. Once the animals are trapped, they will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. The cats will either be relocated or put up for adoption.

The Humane Society is still looking for volunteers to transport the cats from the park to holding locations such as the Humane Society or volunteers' houses. This will mainly take place about 9:30 p.m. when trapping is wrapping up at West Bank Park off Buford Dam Road.

Volunteers are also needed to transport the cats to and from vet appointments and to provide holding locations for the cats before and after surgery. The holding area can be a large wire crate in a basement.

Caregivers are also needed for the feral cats during the transition to new locations.

Those who are unable to volunteer their time but still want to help can lend supplies such as large and extra-large wire dog crates for housing cats in transition, small and medium cat carriers and humane traps. Funds are also needed to help with the cost of surgeries, vaccines and medical care.

For more information, e-mail fcp@forsythpets.org.