Excess funds to be channeled to petfood donation to selected shelters

As announced on 9th October 2019 in this blogpost : https://myanimalcare.org/2019/10/09/cnrm-works-and-the-extras-will-be-treats-for-shelter-animals/, there has been a significant decrease in the number of neutering claims since March this year.

There are three reasons for this:

(1)  We have been helping rescuers and feeders for ten years now, so many of the colonies have actually stabilised.  This will happen with feeders who practise CNRM which is caring, neutering, returning to colony and managing the colony.  The neutered animals will guard the territory and new animals will rarely come in anymore.  We wrote to many of the former applicants and they all said the same – no new animals to neuter.  This is indeed great news for us. It proves that CNRM is effective in controlling the street animal population.

(2) We discovered that some applicants did not continue caring for the animals. When we asked for the photos of previous animals, they were not able to give any.  Some said they did not know what had happened to the animals. This suggests that they probably did not continue caring for the animals after neutering and the animals were probably just released to fend for themselves. Our committee felt that this is not proper use of supporters’ donations.  So, now, we ask for photos of the previous animals and if the applicant cannot provide, we will not be able to help him/her anymore.  We totally understand that some animals will pass away (that is a natural process) or some may even run away, but if the applicant can give us a proper account of all the animals, we accept that.

Here are some examples of feeders who have continued to look after the animals and were able to give an account of all the animals claimed under us:
https://myanimalcare.org/2019/10/01/neutering-aid-for-1-cat-in-subang-jaya-olivia-tjong-yen-chians-2/  (since 2014)
https://myanimalcare.org/2019/09/06/neutering-aid-for-1-cat-in-seremban-nooriah-bt-hamzahs-5/  (since 2015)

If you follow our blogposts, you would have noticed that we now publish the photos of previous animals for everyone’s viewing.

(3) There were also some applicants (the “agents”) who took advantage of our goodwill and devised scams to claim for other people’s animals. Those who were found to be dishonest were banned from receiving our aid. This is why we have tightened our policies now, to ensure that only true CNRM-ers are entitled to our aid. CNRM-colonies will stabilise after a few years (or sooner, depending on the size) and once that is achieved, applicants would not need to tap into our funds anymore.

Since there has been a drop in neutering claims, we have decided that all excess funds will be used for petfood donations to selected shelters. For now, we have these three shelters who have graciously welcomed our assistance:

1. PAWS
2. Mun Mun Furry Sanctuary
3. Imm’s Shelter, Ipoh

As always, priority will always be given to providing neutering and vaccination aid. But all excess funds will now be channeled to petfood donation to these three shelters.  We also do not see a need to keep reserves anymore since there is a marked downward trend in neutering claims.

To all our donors and supporters, past and present, we thank you very much for your generosity and trust. If you are a regular donor and would like to reduce your monthly donation to us, please rest assured that we have enough to get by now.

Last but not least, since we have excess funds now, if you have any suggestions on how these excess funds may be used (related to CNRM), please do write and let us know.

Thank you!!

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