The Williamston Community Cats Project has helped hundreds of cats and kittens get off the streets and find homes.
“The project is here to bring awareness to the community I live in about the ever-growing kitty population and try to get them involved in helping the kitties in our community along with me.” said Sara Brockmiller, founder of the Williamston Community Cats Project.
The population of cats in this community is growing quickly due to most being abandoned or turned over to be rehomed. The population is urged on by the fact that most of these cats are not spayed or neutered when they are released.
Brockmiller wants the community to know that helping these cats is something everyone can do. A couple of ways to start include becoming a volunteer or fostering with Saved By Zade, doing TNR (Trap Neuter Return) on your own, donating, supporting, educating others, or being a feeder.
“I have actually technically been rescuing kitties since I was 17…but more so in the last five years and I’ve been with Saved By Zade for three years now.” said Brockmiller, “I started the Williamston Community Cats Project in July of 2020 while working on my first TNR (Trap Neuter Return) colony in Williamston. Now, it actually includes more than just the Williamston area.”
Brockmiller focuses on TNR along with adoptions. TNR is the process of trapping, neutering, and returning cats to help curb the ever-growing population of cats on the streets.
The goals of the project are to educate the community, provide resources for spay and neuter programs, as well as generally give help to cats that need it, said Brockmiller.
“The project is here to bring awareness to the community I live in about the ever-growing kitty population and try to get them involved in helping the kitties in our community along with me,” said Brockmiller.
Helping these cats is something everyone can do. A couple of ways to start include becoming a volunteer or fostering with Saved By Zade, doing TNR (Trap Neuter Return) on your own, donating, supporting, educating others, or being a feeder.
The Williamston Community Cats Project is no small task and requires a lot of time and effort.
The volunteers of Saved By Zade and the project put in all of this work because they feel it is the right thing to do.
“It’s such a good feeling knowing that these kitties get a second chance with projects like Saved by Zade,” said Jessica Modert, a volunteer for the Williamston Community Cats Project, “not only do they get the care and new homes that these kitties need, they also help lost kitties find their way back to their families.”
Along with helping cats in need, the project also seeks to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering your own cats, as well as the importance of helping strays that need it.
Supporting the Project
“It’s difficult work, and Sara puts so much time and effort into saving cats, all year long through all kinds of weather.” said Edward Satterla, a member of the Williamston Community Cats Project facebook group and close friend of Brockmiller, “She needs all the support anyone can give, when you donate to the project, know your donation is really doing something.”
The Williamston Community Cats Project is always in need of support, which can be given in a multitude of ways.
“Saved by Zade and Sara are trying so hard to correct the over-population of kitties in our area, with what little funds and volunteers they have.” Said Modert, “If you aren’t able to foster that’s okay there are so many other ways you can help. Just ask what they need, volunteer a little bit of your time, donate some money. Every little bit helps. Just think what it would be like with less kitties roaming our community.”
The Williamston Community Cats Project Facebook page can be found here.