HELPING cats in need is no easy job.
The volunteers with Impound Feline Rescue (IFR) are just a few of the special people doing their bit to reduce unwanted breeding and give homeless felines a better life.
Based in Rockingham, the foster group neuters, rehomes and heals cats from all backgrounds, with many saved from Rockingham and Mandurah pounds.
Carer Karris Abrams said without assistance, IFR were limited in their ability to help more cats.
“We have a Charitable Collections Licence and try to raise funds through various events.
“We also have a Gofundme to help pay for essential vet care,” Ms Abrams said.
“Every cat under our care receives sterilisation, a microchip, vaccinations and flea and worm treatments.”
A perfect example of just what IFR goes through for rescue cats are brothers Tyler and Thomas.
“These two boys have been in foster care since November last year after being abandoned at Mandurah Pound.
“Tyler had mouth problems and was initially treated with injections but ended up having a full extraction in June,” Ms Abrams said.
“His brother Thomas also had problems recently and he too needed dental extractions.”
Thanks to the generous team at Challenger Vet in Kwinana, the second brother has undergone significant dental work.
Two weeks on, things are looking bright for the two boys who will eventually find their way to new, loving homes.
With an endless flow of cats requiring homes and expensive medical care, the IFR team are thankful for the businesses which support their cause.
“We are always looking for donations to help us with the ongoing costs. Our volunteers are a great group who often donate money and food themselves and every cent we receive goes straight to the cats,” Ms Abrams said.