Female - Domestic Shorthair and Siamese Mix - Adult
Operation Hood began its rescue efforts along Hood Drive nearly 2 years ago. On January 2, 2016, a group of animal welfare volunteers accessed the Hood property, which we now refer to as “The Hood”. The conditions in which the cats lived were horrid as many experienced intense suffering. There was little to no shelter from the bitter cold, food was scarce, and disease and the stench of feces and urine filled the colony.
We ask that those persons visiting our site, please take a few minutes to look at the photos that have been taken by Operation Hood volunteers. We believe they are good representation of the devastation that these cats experienced each day on Hood Drive.
One Journey Ends, Another Begins
Operation Hood celebrated our 2nd anniversary on January 2nd and would like to take a moment to give an update on where we are today with our journey on Hood Drive. As many of you are aware, the situation when we began was an enormous undertaking. With help from dedicated volunteers, the support of the community, and cooperation of the land owner, we were able to trap and relocate the cats from Hood Drive to a non-disclosed location referred to as “The Fence.” The Fence is maintained by volunteers that care for the cats daily; feeding and maintaining the area in which the cats reside.
As we close one chapter we begin another. We have been asked what Operation Hood will do now that the cats at Hood Drive have been removed? We plan to continue to monitor the area of Hood Drive until the property is sold and developed with the permission of the current land owner. Operation Hood is focusing on re-homing cats within the Fence enclosure, working with community outreach programs through our local shelters, educating the public on TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) while assisting with TNR within our community, and educating others on how to get involved and make a difference. Over the past year Operation Hood has helped with hoarding situations taking in cats that have since found forever homes, spoke to girl scout troops, attended a summer program at a local school speaking to students about TNR and the importance of volunteering within your community to make a difference as well as assisted local residents who have requested help involving community cats.
Operation Hood has many areas that need volunteer support such as assisting with Cat Care at local pet stores, assisting with fundraising events, fostering cats, assisting with cat transports, colony feeders, and social media support. If you are looking for an opportunity to give back and want to make a difference, consider volunteering to help the cats of Operation Hood and our community. Go to our “How can I Help” tab on our page and submit a volunteer application. A representative will contact you to discuss ways you can make a difference!