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This neutered male named Capone is about 9 years old and is one of the many cats No Feline Left Behind in McKean County has helped recently. The organization said Capone gets along great with humans and other cats, but is not fond of dogs. The organization is hoping for help from the community to continue serving cats like Capone.

No Feline Left Behind in McKean County desperately needs donations, organizers say.

“As much as we don’t want to, we are begging. With the restrictions associated with the pandemic, our fundraising efforts have been very limited this year. We are 100% donation based and understandably it has been a slow year,” president Donna Meister stated.

Spay/neuter clinics aren’t cheap, and No Feline Left Behind covers all the cost. From the traps for the cats, to transportation to the clinic, surgery, and vaccinations, they cover it all. More times than not, volunteers, board members, foster parents, and even local veterinarians are digging into their own pockets to pay for the care of the stray/feral cats of McKean County.

“We are trying to help not only the stray and feral cats in McKean County, but also the people who can’t afford veterinary care especially during this hard time.”

As it stands now, No Feline Left Behind has nine clinics scheduled between August and October. The cost for these clinics comes to around $16,000 total. These nine clinics will spay/neuter, vaccinate and provide flea/tick treatment to 202 cats. They will prevent at least 2,424 kittens per year from being born.

With the inability to hold larger fundraising events this year, No Feline Left Behind is facing the possibility of having to cancel its scheduled October clinics that would help 52 cats.

“We are hoping for a miracle,” said Lori Burkhouse, vice president of the organization.

All of the donations go to the animals and their wellbeing. Those who would like to make a donation can do so by going to http://www.paypal.me/nflbmckean or mailing a check to NFLB – McKean County, PO Box 783, Bradford, PA 16701.

No Feline Left Behind can also be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nofelineleftbehindmckean/.

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