Lyons Feral (& Stray) Cat Guardians Inc.

If you would like to help us out, please send donations to:

Lyons Feral Cat Guardians Inc.
Rt 1 Box 400
Lyons, IN 47443

THANK YOU!!

~Please Spay & Neuter Your Cats In 2010!~

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Who We Are

We are an organization that works with stray & feral cats in Greene County, IN. We also rescue and adopt out cats and kittens to loving, responsible and permanent homes.

We are a No Kill Solution!

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~Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the contemplative life. He regards the wheel of life from without, like the Buddha~

--Andrew Lang

Our Adoptable Kitty List


Our Featured Cat - LEAH!

Leah Relaxing!

(Thanks for all the donations and remember that any donations to us are tax deductible)

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Dogs believe they are human.

Cats believe they are God! ~ Unknown

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News

Housing For Outside Pets

Cats & Dogs Are Domesticated Animals But If You Choose To Keep Them Out Doors Then" You" As A Responsible Owner Must Provide Shelter For These Animals:

Dogs if kept outdoors must have an insulated dog house with a flap over the opening to keep the wind, snow and rain out plus it must be large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around in. The house should be off the ground and have bedding of straw or cedar because this dries if it becomes wet. Bedding of rugs, blankets & towels are bad because if they get wet they don't dry. The area around the dog house should be kept free of water & mud. In the rainy season if the area does become wet or muddy you can use straw or pea gravel .

Also, it would be ideal if every dog could have a fenced in yard and not have to be in a kennel run or on a chain, but if you must, Please Remember that dogs are pack animals and need contact with you daily. Food, water and shelter is not enough, they also need Love and Companionship. They need to be with you, whether they are in a yard or on a chain, they need to be taken out of a kennel and off of the chain and let them run and exercise, either by playing frisbie or ball. Dogs shouldn't be sentenced to a lonely life, "They Are Man's Best Friend" . Dogs can develop behavioral problems from boredom if left by themselves spending endless days & nights waiting for you to be with them.

PLEASE CHECK DOG COLLARS: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK YOUR DOGS COLLAR AND MAKE SURE THAT IT FITS AND THAT IT ISN'T DIGGING INTO THE DOGS NECK. SOME OWNERS NEGLECT TO DO THIS AND THE SKIN GROWS AROUND THE COLLAR AND THAT IS A FORM OF NEGLECT AND ANIMAL ABUSE. SOME COLLARS CAN BE REMOVED BY SURGERY AND SOMETIMES IT IS SO BAD THE DOG HAS TO LOOSE IT'S LIFE BECAUSE OF HUMAN IGNORANCE!!!!!!!!!! TO ME THIS MUST BE PURE TORTURE FOR THE DOG......WOULD YOU WANT SOMETHING DIGGING INTO YOUR NECK??????

Cats, when kept out doors also need shelter, food,& water. They need a house with straw or cedar (cedar is said to help prevent fleas) and a flap over the opening to keep out snow,wind and rain. Even though cats are not pack animals and are more aloof, they still need these things from their owners. Cats do not have nine lives, maybe nine close calls but they have only one life, and as a responsible owner it is up to YOU to keep it safe. In cold or rainy weather a warm car engine is the perfect invitation for a cat who is looking for a warm dry place, which could end up to be fatal for the cat. Please knock on the hood or beep the horn before starting your vehicle. Cats also need love and attention.

Remember Dogs were domesticated by man to be his best friend and help him hunt for food. Cats were domesticated by man for the purpose of catching mice. However, times have changed and dogs and cats are now a part of one's family.......be a responsible owner, take care of and be responsible for their well being. This means not only Spay & Neuter your pets, but yearly check ups and vaccinations and spending quality time with your pets. Isn't that why you have them?

Please put ID tags on your pets also - they can't tell anyone their address if they become lost.

THANKS FROM THE DOGS & CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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***For every person in the US there are 15 puppies and 45 kittens. That makes 4-7 MILLION HOMELESS pets right now in the US alone! Please Spay & Neuter your pets. Please do not allow your pets to roam. Please report Strays. Please Adopt. Pet Overpopulation is a BIG PROBLEM, and you CAN make a difference. ***

Please Spay & Neuter your pets..."A Life Is A Terrible Thing To Waste!"

To understand why Spaying & Neutering is so important,

PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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A big welcome to INDIANA - PAW!

They are an educational animal welfare website that is working towards reducing euthanasia in Indiana shelters. Check them out at:

The Animal Rescue Site

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ANIMAL CRUELTY AND HUMAN VIOLENCE: THE CONNECTION

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that in 1996 there were 9.1 million violent crimes in the United States.

A 1997 study by the MSPCA and Northeastern University found that 70% of animal abusers had committed at least one other criminal offense and almost 40% had committed violent crimes against people.

A 1986 study reported that 48% of convicted rapist and 30% of convicted child abusers admitted perpetrating acts of animal cruelty in their childhood or adolescence.

A history of animal abuse was found in 25% of aggressive male criminals, 30% of convicted child molesters, 36% of those who assaulted women and 46% of those convicted of sexual homicide.

ANIMAL CRUELTY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Every 15 seconds a woman is battered.

In 3 surveys in women's shelters in WI and UT in the late 1990's an average of 74% of pet-owning women reported that a pet had been threatened, injured or killed by their abuser.

The Buffalo, NY police department and the SPCA of Erie County found that 1/3 of the residents with animal abuse complaints also had domestic violence complaints.

A survey of women in a safehouse in UT found that 20% delayed leaving the abusive situation out of fear that their pet would be harmed. Data currently being collected in Canada found almost 50% delayed leaving.

A 1995 UT survey also found that children witnessed the animals abuse in over 60% of the cases and 32% of women reported that one or more of their children hurt or killed a pet.

ANIMAL CRUELTY AND CHILD ABUSE

In 1991 the United States Board on Child Abuse and Neglect released a report indicating that more than 2.5 million American children are suffering from abuse and neglect.

A 1983 survey in NJ of families reported for child abuse found that in 88% of the families at least one person had abused animals.

The NJ study also found that in 2/3 of these cases the abusive parent had injured or killed a pet and in 1/3 of the cases, children were the animal abusers.

A study by the Royal SPCA in Great Britain found that 83% of families with a history of animal abuse has also been identified by social service agencies as at-risk for child abuse or neglect.

Courtesy of Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Birmingham, AL

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************************************************************************************************************************* Please give a shelter animal a FOREVER HOME ! Visit your local shelter or your virtual shelter via Petfinder.com!

******************************************************************************************************************************* Please make a difference by having your cats spayed or neutered NOW! Help put a stop to this national tragedy! The animals thank you!

WHAT IS TNR? A group of feral cats living together in one area is called a "colony." Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective, internationally recognized program to reduce, and eventually eliminate, feral cat colonies. Cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and returned to their original location. In a TNR program, a feral cat colony caretaker, who is usually a volunteer rescue worker, feeds the cats on a regular basis and brings them to a veterinarian if they require medical assistance. The resultant group of cats, including any new cats entering the caretaker's sphere, is known as a managed feral cat colony. This program is also referred to as TAR (Trap-Alter-Return).

Along with TNR, caregivers promote public education about society's responsibility to our community and to the domestic animals we have created.

We acknowledge that the safest place for domestic cats is indoors; cats who are lucky enough to have a home should be kept strictly indoors. However, because of the overpopulation crisis, there are not enough available homes. The next best thing for feral domestic cats born outdoors is a managed colony where food, water, shelter, and medical care are consistently provided.

This article is credited to "The Animal Spirit/Index.com.

Check out these sites if you want to help humanely reduce the cat overpopulation crisis:

www.indy feral.org : IndyFeral - Through the efforts of volunteers, and the donations of concerned citizens, IndyFeral is improving the lives of central Indiana's homeless cats. Formed in 2002, IndyFeral facilitated the spaying/neutering of over 2,300 stray and feral cats in the first two years of its existence. IndyFeral Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding and providing resources to control the stray and feral cat problem in central Indiana through humane means.

www.alley cat.org : Alley Cat Allies - a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) - the most humane and effective method to reduce feral cat populations.

Adopting a friend

We love to place our kitties in responsible, loving and permanent homes. Please contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page . We will be more than happy to answer any questions on adopting one of our precious babies.

WE ARE ALTERING OUR COMMUNITY ONE ANIMAL AT A TIME!


Lyons Feral Cat Guardians Inc.
Rt 1 Box 400
Lyons, IN 47443

Email: jcat@bluemarble.net

Click here to see our Happy Cat AdoptionTails!

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter




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Lyons Feral Cat Guardians Inc.

Dogs believe they are human.

Cats believe they are God!

~ Unknown

Lyons Feral (& Stray) Cat Guardians Inc.

Our Adoptable Kitty List

~ When you adopt from us you get 2 months of Shelter Care Pet Insurance FREE ( Prepaid by Petfinder.com) . However, you must activate this insurance within 10 days of adoption from us. Click on the Shelter Care button below to find out how!~


Please Spay & Neuter your pets..."A Life Is A Terrible Thing To Waste!"

Who We Are

We are an organization that works with stray & feral cats in Greene County, IN. We have created the "Stray Cat Paradise" which is a safe haven for stray cats and feral cats that for some reason can no longer be with their colony. The cats who live here are offered a different life than they had on the street because they are warm in winter and cool in summer. They have a home like setting with resin furniture, soft beds, plenty of toys , food ,water, and lots of LOVE & ATTENTION. Stray Cat Paradise was started in August of 2002. We also rescue and adopt out many cats and kittens to loving, responsible and permanent homes.

Our Featured Pet...

SPENCER

Poor Lil' Spencer is blind. He is such a sweet and loving kitty. Spencer did have to have his eye removed. See his story under our pet list. Any donations would be greatly appreciated in order to help with his expenses! ( We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit group which means that your donations are tax deductable. We appreciate your generosity. Thanks!)

KITTENS!

Kitten season is here in full force! And we have kittens for adoption! Please check them out under our Pet List.

~Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the contemplative life. He regards the wheel of life from without, like the Buddha~

--Andrew Lang

News

Summer is "ADOPT A SHELTER CAT!" Season! Visit your local shelter or your virtual shelter via Petfinder.com!

SUMMER IS HERE! And along with vacations and hot summer days is kitten season where millions of baby kittens are born. At first glance it's an adorable picture until you realize that most of these babies will be euthanized due to lack of homes. But you can make a difference this year by having your cats spayed or neutered. Help put a stop to this national tragedy! The animals thank you!

WHAT IS TNR? A group of feral cats living together in one area is called a "colony." Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective, internationally recognized program to reduce, and eventually eliminate, feral cat colonies. Cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and returned to their original location. In a TNR program, a feral cat colony caretaker, who is usually a volunteer rescue worker, feeds the cats on a regular basis and brings them to a veterinarian if they require medical assistance. The resultant group of cats, including any new cats entering the caretaker's sphere, is known as a managed feral cat colony. This program is also referred to as TAR (Trap-Alter-Return).

Along with TNR, caregivers promote public education about society's responsibility to our community and to the domestic animals we have created.

We acknowledge that the safest place for domestic cats is indoors; cats who are lucky enough to have a home should be kept strictly indoors. However, because of the overpopulation crisis, there are not enough available homes. The next best thing for feral domestic cats born outdoors is a managed colony where food, water, shelter, and medical care are consistently provided.

This article is credited to "The Animal Spirit/Index.com.

Check out these sites if you want to help humanely reduce the cat overpopulation crisis:

www.indy feral.org : IndyFeral - Through the efforts of volunteers, and the donations of concerned citizens, IndyFeral is improving the lives of central Indiana¦#8217;s homeless cats. Formed in 2002, IndyFeral facilitated the spaying/neutering of over 2,300 stray and feral cats in the first two years of its existence. IndyFeral Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding and providing resources to control the stray and feral cat problem in central Indiana through humane means.

www.alley cat.org : Alley Cat Allies - a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) - the most humane and effective method to reduce feral cat populations.

Adopting a friend

We love to place our kitties in responsible, loving and permanent homes. Please contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page . We will be more than happy to answer any questions on adopting one of our precious babies.

WE ARE ALTERING OUR COMMUNITY ONE ANIMAL AT A TIME!


Lyons Feral Cat Guardians Inc.
Rt 1 Box 400
Lyons, IN 47443
Email: jcat@bluemarble.net

Click here to see our Happy Cat AdoptionTails!

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter




[Home] [Information] [Shelters] [Search]