Network for Animals is delighted to announce the provision of a $5,000 grant to the New England Society for Abandoned Animals.

Based in Centerville, Massachusetts, the shelter has been caring for abandoned and abused animals, predominantly cats, since its foundation in 2006.

Shelter Manager Cheryl Washington said: “We at NESAA would like to thank NFA for this generous gift. This will help in our continuing efforts to save and improve the lives of abandoned animals.”

The grassroots organization advocates a humane approach to animal welfare, and is committed to no-kill programs, increasing community awareness of animal issues, and developing positive changes in animal welfare in the local community.

Network for Animals founder Brian Davies said: “I am delighted to offer this grant to NESAA, and have been particularly impressed by their work for cats. I began Network for Animals’ Cats In Crisis program as the feline world is too often overlooked in animal welfare. It is wonderful to see a small team taking such a proactive role.”

For cats like JoJo, NESAA are the difference between life and death. In September, NESAA were contacted about a shy cat that was very badly injured. NESAA humanely trapped him and brought him to be examined and treated. It was discovered after X-rays that JoJo had been shot and had two pellets lodged inside of him. He also had a broken back leg and a very bad skin allergy.

The vet treated and neutered JoJo, and following months of recuperation back at NESAA, a couple came in, who shy JoJo instantly bonded with. Now he is a happy house cat, and shares a loving home with his furry best friend louis.

JoJo is just one of almost 600 animals that NESAA took-in during 2016, from adoption cases to the trap-neuter-release program which targets hundreds of feral cats and kittens each year to humanely reduce the overpopulation of feral felines in the local area. Network for Animals is delighted to support this worthy project and looks forward to sharing more work from the shelter during 2017.