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Kitty Post August 2020: BCC Is “Purr”oud of Our Accomplishments

Updated: Aug 28


Beltsville Community Cats (BCC) is excited to share our key accomplishments since being established in March 2019 as a program of Laurel Cats. BCC’s mission is to sterilize free-roaming cats throughout Beltsville. Between March and December 2019, BCC spay/neutered 111 cats and placed 44 kittens in foster and/or adoptive homes.

Even with COVID-19 and the recent 2-month ban on spay/neuter surgeries in Maryland, a small group of active BCC volunteers produced significant results during the first half of 2020. BCC spayed/neutered 116 cats and took 90 kittens and 2 friendly cats off the streets. Some were placed in foster homes to be socialized, fixed, vaccinated, and placed in forever homes, and some were released to Laurel Cats and to no-kill rescue groups to be put through their adoptive processes. BCC still has over 40 kittens in need of forever homes. Check out our Instagram page (@beltsville_cats) or email hello@beltvillecats.net to inquire about kittens available for adoption. BCC also fed and monitored approximately 150 cats in feral colonies at industrial/commercial sites throughout Beltsville and launched our website (https://www.beltsvillecats.net).

As a program of Laurel Cats, BCC received two small subgrants, one from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and one from Prince George’s County. However, BCC relies primarily on donations (money, cat food, kitty litter, traps, etc.) from individuals and businesses to pay for spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, offset the cost of fostering kittens, treat sick cats, and feed industrial/commercial colonies.

Effective July 1, 2020, BCC split from Laurel Cats and began operating as a free-standing, nonprofit organization. BCC is proud of its accomplishments and grateful to the dedicated volunteers who made these accomplishments possible. BCC can always use more volunteers. Email hello@beltsvillecats.net or call 240.444.8353 to learn how you can get involved with our cause. Send donations to BCC, PO Box 942, Beltsville, MD 20704. All donations to BCC are tax deductible.

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