When it comes to taking care of stray cats, funds are typically limited, if there are any funds available for medical care at all. That’s a problem that Karen Reno of East Toledo, Ohio seeks to remedy with the creation of Keke’s Fund.
Reno has lived in her East Toledo home for nine years, and within the past year she’s noticed a dramatic increase in the numbers of stray cats in the neighborhood. Some of these cats require veterinary treatment, but it can be hard to come by the money to pay for such treatments. Reno knows this firsthand; she trapped an ill male stray cat in need of veterinary care, but Reno couldn’t pay for it at the time. Luckily, Reno’s friend covered the treatment cost instead.
And so, the idea for Keke’s Fund was born. Named after the ill male stray, the fund is established with the Country Squire Animal Hospital to help care for any stray cats that Reno traps. Reno has been working with Humane Ohio to trap, spay/neuter, and return the stray cats to their environments. The method can help to reduce the numbers of stray cats, and Keke’s Fund can help to pay for additional medical treatments, if needed.
There’s just one problem, though: Reno is having a difficult time gaining initial support for the fund. If you’d like to help out, you can make a donation directly to the Country Squire Animal Hospital – just call the office at 419-691-2273 and mention Keke’s Fund.