PARSIPPANY — Katelyn and Rachael are two Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 95613 who are working earning their Girl Scout Silver Award.
“It is our responsibility as Girl Scouts to help improve our community. We both recognized a problem with the over population of feral cats in our neighborhoods,” said Katelyn.
The girls decided to hold a workshop on August 15 at the Bethel in Mt. Tabor to educate and raise awareness on feral cats. The workshop included three expert guest speakers from Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, People for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinics, and the rescue community.
The topics included trap and release, information about spaying/neutering feral cats, and making shelters and appropriate feeding stations for feral cats.
As part of the workshop, guests were able to build a feral cat shelter. They partnered with the Parsippany Home Depot and was able to have them donate all of the supplies needed for this portion of the workshop.
In place of charging for our workshop, we asked guests to bring a donation for the local animal shelter.
“We created a flyer and advertised for our event in key public locations and on social media. Prior to the workshop, we met with Mayor Michael Soriano of our town to help spread awareness and gain support for our cause so the message we have started can be ongoing in our town. We helped the community by helping them learn how to take care of feral cats,” said Rachael.