Who We Are

Midwest Community Cat Alliance, Inc.

St. Francois County, Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

Lalita Creighton

President Co-Founder

Samantha Gooch

Board Member

Andrea Campbell

Board Member

Cindy Massey

Board Member

Amber Werner

Secretary

Midwest Community Cat Alliance is a group of volunteer animal advocates who network the animals that find themselves in government-run animal controls in Farmington, Park Hills, Desloge, Fredericktown, Ironton, Bonne Terre, Ste. Genevieve and their respective counties in rural Missouri in order to save them from being euthanized. The group is neither employed, nor affiliated with any of the animal controls and do not have the final authority on when or if an animal is euthanized though we do all we can to prevent it. MCCA is not a rescue or adoption agency and does not have bricks and mortar place of business with the ability to foster cats though we are able to arrange temporary foster until transportation can be arranged.  We are usually the first step to get animals medical help and to rescues to be adopted.

 The group networks via MCCA’s Advocats and Midwest Community Cat Alliance on Facebook, rescue websites, email, phone and personal contacts to place the animals with licensed rescue groups for first and foremost spay/neuter and vaccinations. The rescue groups that are able to take the pound cats will then continue caring for the cats until they are adopted and find their forever home.

As a non-profit community cat advocate our assistance is limited to stray cats for possible emergency vetting assistance, Trap Neuter Return and setting up working cat environments through Operation Better Mouse Trap. MCCA depends solely on volunteers, fundraisers, grants, subsidies and donations to get standard care for sick or injured cats, necessary immediate flea and de-worming treatments and everything from paper towels to transport carriers and cages.

 Trap-Neuter-Return approach is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. In practice for decades in the US after being proven in Europe, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time. Trap-Neuter-Return is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities and in every landscape and setting. It is exactly what it sounds like: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors with a responsible care taker that makes sure they have some sort of shelter, food and water. Kittens and cats that are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.

Recent News

In light of the recent news regarding the allegations leveled at a former board member of Farmington Pet Adoption Center, we feel the need to make our own statement regarding this to Midwest Community Cat Alliance’s many friends and generous supporters and sponsors. The person in question was also a board member for MCCA during that time but has since resigned from MCCA and is no longer involved in any of our rescue efforts.

We want to make it very clear that any donations you made to MCCA on behalf of the many community cats we have helped save and find rescue for over these past several years were always spent and applied appropriately and were not used for any other purpose than to save those cats. We know this latest news may have brought with it questions about this and we want to set the record straight that your donations have and will always be used solely for vetting and rescue of the local cats that come under our care.

We also want to thank you for your very generous donations over the last several years. Without you, we could not have saved the number of cats we did and sent them off to live better and healthier lives. We hope you will continue to support our efforts and know that we are still committed to serving our community cats as best we can.

Very sincerely,
Midwest Community Cat Alliance, Inc.

Buffy

Farmington FP 19-037, probably male, about 1 year old, may be friendly not sure yetPicked up 2xx N CarletonStray hold 2-11-19$25 SPONSORSHIP to licensed rescue or 501c3midwestcommunitycatalliance@gmail.com

Posted by MCCA's AdvoCats on Monday, February 4, 2019

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