Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson (CaRMaH) is a local volunteer organization that maintains a foster care adoption program with regularly scheduled Meow Mixers. With $7,808 raised in donations from our fourth quarter 2013 nail clipping fundraiser, Especially for Pets has helped to advance their mission. The check was presented to volunteers Leona Johnson and Ellen Silverstein at Especially for Pets in Westborough on March 18.
Formerly known as Metrowest Animal Awareness Society, CaRMaH was established in 2002 in response to the feral and homeless cat population in Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding towns. MAAS began a trap, neuter, return (TNR) for these cats with feeding stations where the cats are fed daily. Other major programs include: a feral trap, vaccinate, neuter, and release program, a foster home program for healthy and special needs cats and kittens, a citizen foster program for residents needing to rehome their cats, a community education program featuring cat ambassadors, and a barn CaRMaH program for feral relocation. Since their inception, they have placed over 2,000 cats and kittens into homes, and have spayed or neutered over 500 feral cats. Learn more at carmah.org.
Jocelyne Durrenberger, CaRMaH President expressed her gratitude: “CaRMaH is extremely grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from Especially for Pets. We are very excited because we will be able to use your donation to purchase cat condominiums for our intake area! Currently we use small stainless cages that do not meet the AVMA guidelines for space for cat enclosures. In addition, we cannot easily separate the litter box area from the food area, which can cause stress to the cat. The new condominiums will allow for the cat to choose from two 'rooms', with shelves so there is plenty space for perching, eating, and toileting. These cages are easy to clean, and lovely to look at. Thanks for making this possible! I have included a photo for you to share with your customers.”