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Cat rescue feeds 300 daily

Feeding time at 9 LivesFeeding time at 9th Life Hawaii can be pretty hectic. The no-kill shelter feeds approximately 300 cats and kittens every day. The shelter spens more than $12,000 annually on cat food, according to director Phyllis Tavares.

Grants from, made possible by the Shelter+ Challenge hosted at The Animal Rescue Site, help defray those costs and allow the organization to spend money on other projects, such as reducing the overall population of unwanted cats on the island.

"We can proudly report that by December 31, 2012, we will have sterilized over 5,000 cats.  Thank you for your help in reaching this number," wrote Tavares.

This year, $300,000 in Shelter+ Challenge grants will be distributed to Network members.  Since 2008, more than $1 million in Shelter+ Challenge grants have gone to small rescue groups and local shelters to help offset day-to-day costs or fund special projects.

Photo of "feeding time" line-up courtesy of 9th Life Hawaii


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