Bridge Funding — Start Date: November 2016 — End Date: February 2018We learned in mid-November 2016 that the Gatos de Santa Fe program's grant funding had lapsed making it difficult for the Santa Fe Humane Society to continue providing free TNR sevices for feral cats in Santa Fe County until new grants are issued.
Since this is a very valuable service to the community cats of Santa Fe and highly complementary to our low-income pet cat voucher service, we offered to provide interim funding to last until their 2017 grants are issued so their TNR program could continue without interruption.
In 2017 they obtained only partial grant funding so we continued to provide supplemental funding. In February 2018 they were able to again obtain full grant funding. Our bridge funding allowed an additional 311 cats to be fixed through their program.