Helping Hawaii's homeless felines since 1999
If you know the feeder's name or area where you would like the cats fed, please let us know. There is a message box on the PayPal donate page. We will gladly distribute the funds for you. All of your donations are tax deductible. Meow Mahalo!!
We are trying to find people who are feeding the cats on the Big Island who are not assigned a colony. Occasionally our feeders will find left over cat food or empty food containers at their regular feeding spots left by well meaning people. This not only wastes food, but the advoCATS feeders time of going there and feeding the cats. It also makes it hard for our trappers to trap a cat who has already eaten. The trappers always feed the colonies after they have successfully trapped at that location. At some of the locations, such as shopping centers, managers get angry at people who leave behind the empty bags or cans and the advoCATS feeder gets blamed for it.
Our feeders are discreet and clean up after feeding or trapping so as not to anger the these places. People may be well meaning, but sometimes they are making matters worse for the cats and harder for the feeders. If you or someone you know would like to help with the food, volunteering as a feeder or trapper please contact us. We can always use more help! Come out of the shadows and let us put you to good use. We are desperate for cat loving feeders. You could give someone a night off or take over a shift. The cats will thank you!
Many of you may not be aware that there are people who go out every day to take care of the thousands of homeless cats on the big island of Hawaii. They not only volunteer their time, but they buy all of the food out of their own pockets. They also carry gallons of water, since there are NO natural sources of drinkable water here, which is as essential to the cat's welfare as the food. The Kona side of the island has no lakes, no rivers, no streams, no ponds, nothing.
Some of these volunteers spend hours everyday doing this and feed 25 to 50 pounds of dry cat food every night! Their unselfish giving saves these cats from starvation and dehydration and provides a healthy diet. Feeding the cats at the same location every day also makes it easier to trap the cats for spaying and neutering. advoCATS helps to spay or neuter these animals, but the feeders use their own money and time for the additional care. Any help is appreciated, as it's really is a labor of love, with great returns.
If you live on the Big Island of Hawaii and can spare a few hours a week or even a month you could really make a difference! If you are interested in volunteering as a feeder and or trapper, we can always use more help. Since our feeders go out seven days a week rain or shine, they would sometimes love to have a day off or to go on vacation.The rewards are infinite and the kitties will thank you.
We always need dry and wet food for our colonies. Do you own a business where supporters could drop off food for the cats? We will list your company on our sponsor page.