Monday, September 13, 2010

Action Alert: Rosecroft Raceway Cats Need Help

In June, Rosecroft Raceway, Maryland's oldest harness horse racetrack announced it was closing its doors for good, leaving 60 stray and feral cats without a home!

Since the annoucnement, a small group of volunteers has been frantically working around the clock to save these cats before they are trapped and killed. We had to get permission through our State Senator, Senator C. Anthony Muse, to be allowed to go in and feed the cats and work to relocate, because the property was padlocked and no one was permitted to enter.

Now that we have permission to be on site, we are in an emergency situation with time running out for these poor cats! So in this desperate time of need, we are calling upon our compassionate members for your help!

Please consider contributing $10, $20, $30 or however dollar amount you can spare to help ACR make sure these cats make it out alive. Your kind contribution will help us spay or neuter, vaccinate and relocate these cats. Some will enter adoption programs, while others will need to find barn homes.

Any donation you can provide will make a big difference in the lives of these cats, who for years had a place to call home...but are now running out of time!

Your compassion for our feral friends is much appreciated!

Here’s how you can help:

– Adopt a cat or help find a home (or barn) for a cat.

– Help with trapping. If you have traps and/or carriers or can help with the trapping, please contact us.

– Help with transportings. Cats need to be transported to the clinic where they will be vetted, neutered, vaccinated.

– Help with expenses. Contributions will go directly towards spay/neuter, other vetting, and relocating the cats. If you’d like to contribute, please visit our donation page to make a contribution online or send your check or money order to ACR at PO Box 585 Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. Please write “Rosecroft Cats” somewhere on your check.

Also - Please share this with your friends. The more people who see this, the better chance of finding homes for these racetrack kitties.

Besides contacting ACR for more information, you may also contact Nancy Lisi:

phone:  703-531-9945


Maine Kitties said...

I posted this to the Care2 website... hope you get some local responders.

Alley Cat Rescue said...

Thank you so much for helping us spread the word! ACR does have a Care2 account but we are so busy and small-staffed, things don't always get posted like we would like them to. So thank you again for the help!!

Anonymous said...

This is Nancy Lisi. I am one of the evicted harness horsemen who worked on this cat project. I want to point out that 106 "racetrack cats" (not feral, but different)have been vetted, and transported to new homes in less than one month! I am so proud of everyone, and Alley Cats is one of them!! Nancy Lisi
Preserve Harness Racing

Anonymous said...

Nancy Lisi again. The official tally ended up being 110 cats! We are playing music every Thursday at Telegraph Station,(5735 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22303)to pay this money back that was spent on this huge project. Have a listen and enjoy!