Transforming Lives - One Feline & Human at a Time : Give Ozarks 2021

Help WOW transform lives - Be a part of life changing care of felines in need in Southwest Missouri.

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$25.00 Level

76 Supporters

Your gift of $25 or more will vet one feral kitty at SAAF or provide one vaccine series. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.


$50.00 Level

37 Supporters

Your donation puts us $50 covers one FeLV/FIV test or provides two vaccines. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.


$150.00 Level

13 Supporters

Your generous donation helps us vet one healthy male kitty! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$500.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your generous donation will assist us in one ER bill for a kitty in need. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

 WOW saves lives, one feline and human at a time

From funding TNR (trap-neuter-return) of feral kitties, to routine vetting for forever homes placement to assisting in a variety of ER cases, WOW was created to be a source of help, hope and healing for felines in need and their human companions.

Watching Over Whiskers monthly bills are around $20,000-$25,000 which covers veterinary bills, food, litter, toys, equipment, utilities, rent, internet, etc. We rely 100% on donations to fund our services.

 

Where Do Your $ Go?

Every dollar you donate stays local and 100% goes into direct services. This campaign will directly go towards our veterinary bills which average $15,000+ EACH month.  If you are a pet owner you know it is not cheap to own a furry family member and the importance of maintenance and care they require to lead healthy, happy lives.  On average it runs $80ish a month to care for a feline  - canned/dry food, litter, flea meds, and the new occassional toy.

 

We Thank You

As an all volunteer run organization we are grateful for YOUR support to help those who serve tirelessly be able to say YES when the call comes for help. Without YOU we would have to say no far more than we would prefer.Who knows, the next life we save might just be yours...

 

Enjoy more about the healing power of cats  -- https://www.purrfectpost.com/healing-purrs-how-your-cat-can-help-you-heal/

 

And- how cats do truly, deep bond to their human companions in a unique way - https://qz.com/304236/theres-science-behind-your-inexplicably-close-relationship-with-your-cat/

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About Watching Over Whiskers

Watching Over Whiskers (WOW) supports routine vetting to help place kitties in loving homes, as well as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance and emergency vet assistance for kitties on a case by case basis. 

To date WOW has been able to TNR, vet and/or place well over 3500 kitties and we couldn’t have done it without YOU. The kindness and compassion YOU have shown has made all the difference and given WOW the ability to help defenseless felines who have no voice but our own.

Follow us on this journey as we continue to work together, watching over whiskers.

Why should you get involved? Alarming Numbers!

According to a study conducted by Appalachian State University,one un-spayed female cat and one un-neutered male cat and their offspring can result in 420,000 kittens in 7 years. A female cat can have 29 litters in 10 years. A male cat can sire as many as 2,500 kittens in a single year, and a male dog can sire almost as many puppies.

Need we say more?

The pandemic in 2020 brought challenges and issues for us all and the animals suffered as the humans suffered. We had one of our biggest years yet, serving more than 935 felines. In a year when donations were down, the need was up.  We had to pivot and find creative ways to raise funds and do our part to say yes as often as we could.  We are counting on YOU to help us this year as it's already been a wild ride the first two months of 2021.

 

The positive in 2020 was the opening of the new WOW HQ - thanks 100% to donors.  WOW HQ will always need your operational support to be the beacon of hope and light for felines and help WOW better serve the community.

 

This campaign for Give Ozarks 2021 will be focused on the need for dollars for our monthly vet bills, which average $15,000+ a MONTH- and that is with minimal ER cases.  Can YOU help us get one month covered TODAY?  A gift of any amount will add up to make a big difference.

 

 

Watching Over Whiskers

http://www.watchingoverwhiskers.org/about.html

Springfield, Missouri
4173244486
whiskers.fund@gmail.com