Star celebrates feral cat work Mount Shasta Herald Press
This past weekend the Star Program celebrated two years of helping feral cats in Siskiyou County, during which 102 kittens were tamed and adopted and 409 feral cats were spayed or neutered and released back to where they live. Over 40 feral cats are fed daily by Star volun-teers.
Star Program founder and treasurer Barbara Lovelace, left, and board president Michelle Fidler during the two-year celebration in the park. Not shown is board secretary Donna McWilliams.
Star received two grants from two different foundations totaling $9,000, however, "without the support of the people in Siskiyou County, very little would have been accomplished." according to Star program founder and treasurer Barbara Lovelace.
If anyone would like to volunteer or donate to Star, call 926-6388.
Music for the celebration was provided by the Siskiyou Blues Society.
The Star Program has secured the services of an established web design firm to develop their upcoming web site. The firm, which wishes to remain anonymous according to a Star press release, is donating the lion's share of the web work.
The new site is expected to launch towards the end of summer and will include an adoption gallery, bios of volunteers, testimonials, a Frequently Asked Questions section. a news area. adoption related resources, and a way to donate to the Star Program on-line.
"We're really excited about this because the web site will be fully 'dynamic,"' said Lovelace. "That means that anyone at the Star Program will be able to update the information on the web site without having any web experience... This way we can always have fresh and valuable information on the site."
The Star Program has a temporary web page with some information about the program and a donation button for anyone who would like to make a donation online.
Note: The STAR Cat Program would like to extend a special thanks to our friends at the Mount Shasta Herlad for publishing this article.