Cat Help and Rescue Movement (CHARM)

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P.O. Box 62471
Phoenix, AZ 85082
(602) 470-0131

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Rescue Organizations

www.charmcats.org/

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Dogs:  NoCats:  Yes
Small dog only:  NoOlder dog only:  No
Volunteer program:  YesFoster homes needed:  Yes
Sanctuary:  NoFeral cat program:  Yes
Microchipping:  NoLow-cost vaccine:  No
Pet survivor program:  NoSpay & neuter support:  No
Owner assistance service:  NoPrograms for kids & teens:  No

“We are C.H.A.R.M., Inc., Cat Help And Rescue Movement, incorporated in 1990 to work with the cats on the streets of Maricopa County. In 1990 we began the fix and release program that is now so popular. We called this �Project Street Cat�. Our county is very large and cats number in the millions on the streets here. Much of this is due to our temperate climate that allows cats to produce up to 3 litters a year. This prevalence of cats is a much unwelcome result of nature�s abundance. Despite their ability to over produce in numbers cat play a much-needed role in our desert ecosystem balancing out bug and rodent populations. They have slipped into an ecological niche left vacant by the massacre of the native Bobcat; yet they are a domestic breed. Being a domestic breed they need some monitoring in the form of spay/neuter, feeding and shelter. This is the job of C.H.A.R.M., and what an awesome task it is. We monitor over 100 feeding stations. This means that we have fixed all or most of the cats in these areas (sometimes a new one sneaks in), and that we are available to re-catch injured or ill animals. We also step in when a �feeder� who is usually the area captain for that colony is incapacitated, laid off, or moves. With current economic nosedives we have suffered from a loss in donations. To donate go to www.charmcats.org. We desperately need donations to stop the flood of kittens seen in Maricopa County each year. We give thanks for answered prayers. Our purpose in this write up is to tell you all a little bit about C.H.A.R.M., what we do and at the same time ask for your generosity towards a mostly not adoptable population of cats that deserve to live a dignified existence. As winter approaches and it actually becomes cold, the cats begin to eat amazing amounts of food to build their fat and fur layers for the winter. This is very important for insulation from cold and dampness and boosts their immune function. During this time we collect bedding and doghouses and disperse them as needed.”

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