No-kill Cat Shelter Celebrates 10 years of Saving Lives!

Photo Courtesy of Rebekah Dietsche

michele_smith-aversa10 years ago this month, Gina Marvin founded Focus On Ferals (FOF). 1 year ago this month, FOF moved into their new, and larger, Byron Center facility.

Two wonderful events to celebrate!

Starting out in 2005, Marvin provided Trap-Neuter-Return services (TNR consists of the humane trapping, sterilization, and return of feral cats to their familiar habitat) and cared for a handful of stray and sick cats in her garage. Since then, Marvin now has a crew of dedicated volunteers that help her oTessa Tito Atlasrganize and run the current multi-location program.

The TNR is done out of Lowell, the current adoption center is in Byron Center, there are foster families throughout West Michigan, and PetSmart in Grandville is currently featuring FOF cats!

Marvin routinely pulls cats from some of the “high-kill” shelters around West Michigan and places them into the program. These cats are listed as Shelter Pull Kitties on their adoption listing. When a Shelter Pull Kitty is adopted, Marvin is able to rescue another cat from one of those facilities. Cats in FOF’s program stay in residence for as long as it takes to get adopted –some just a few months, others for several years.

kittensRunning the program takes dedication, time, medicine, patience and of course, money. Come out on Sunday, August 23 and meet Marvin, her volunteers, see the facilities and meet all the kittens and cats that are waiting for their “forever families” to bring them to their “forever homes!”

Come, Celebrate 10 Years of Focus On Ferals No-Kill Cat Rescue and Adoption Center.

Sunday August 23, 2015 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Focus on Ferals – 
7962 Clyde Park SW 
Byron Center MI 49315 (76th/Clyde Park, south of Spartan Warehouse Facility)

Raffle Baskets, Tour our Facility, Volunteer Opportunities, Refreshments and $50 Adoption Fee on any cat/kitten! ***Please bring a gift for our shelter kitties***

*You may remember the article Trash Bag Tabby. FOF is the shelter that took him in. He was adopted less than one month later.

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One thought on “No-kill Cat Shelter Celebrates 10 years of Saving Lives!

  1. Congratulations Gina,
    What a Dedicated job you do for Ferals, you have helped So many by rescue and education on Ferals and Domestic Cats.
    May you be Blessed for Many more years.

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