Cat-based rescue, concentrated on adoption, opening in Grand Rapids

Just one unspayed cat can develop 11,000 cats in 5 years. That is why Laura…

Just one unspayed cat can develop 11,000 cats in 5 years. That is why Laura Moody is opening ‘Second Likelihood Cats,’ so euthanization just isn’t the option most chosen.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The lousy news is that Kent County has an abundance of stray and feral cats. The good information is that there is a new cat-centered rescue facility set to open up in Grand Rapids that will not only do the job hard to make sure feral cats get spayed, neutered and turn out to be adoptable, it will also teach the public on how they can enable.

“One unspayed cat can generate 11,000 cats in 5 years,” explained Laura Moody, operator of Next Opportunity Cats, which is internet hosting its grand opening Friday, Aug, 20. “There is a massive will need in the community for a cat rescue due to the fact last year, at the starting of the COVID-19 shutdown, they stopped spay and neuter for all animals, so for quite a few months, cats reproduced at an insane charge.”

Next Probability will not be a shelter. As an alternative, it will be a cat adoption heart.

“At the time [the cats] have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and rehabilitated medically, they will be brought to us,” Moody extra. “We give them a area to decompress, allowing for them to arrive out on their individual and then they can be adopted into a fantastic house, offering them a next likelihood at daily life.”

Moody, who is a former x-ray technician and healthcare assistant, returned house to Grand Rapids from Colorado to pursue her desire of starting up her very own cat rescue.

“We want to do the job with other rescues in the community and also the municipal shelters so we can all perform alongside one another and find a resolution for this,” explained Moody. “No one particular man or woman can do all this.”

The grand opening of Second Possibility Cats will be a three-day occasion, and the general public is welcome. Friday Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 22 from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be a bare minimum $10 cost to enter, with 100% of the proceeds getting reinvested in the care and treatment method of the cats. Visitors will be authorized to meet and perform with the cats, enjoy movies to find out how to entice-and-rescue feral cats as nicely as have a opportunity to acquire numerous raffle prizes.

If site visitors come across by themselves wishing to undertake, they can go to Next Opportunity Cats web-site and fill out an adoption application.

Next Opportunity Cats is positioned at 1120 Knapp St. SE in Grand Rapids.

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