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STAR 2015 Update

We have some interesting things going on this year. I will soon post some news, check back soon.

Welcome to the future home of the STAR Program Web site.

The STAR Program is a volunteer, non-profit (501-C3) group who's main purpose is to practice TNR on feral cats. TNR stands for Trap, Neuter and Release and a feral cat is one who has never had human contact. Feral cats can be found living behind restaurants and fast food places across the United States.

STAR also provides shelters for these cats to live in and currently maintains eight colonies, consisting of appoximately forty cats who are fed daily. While practicing TNR, we noticed some little eyes staring at us from the bushes and realized we wanted to offer these kittens more in their life than to follow in Mom's footsteps; never knowing human companionship and love.

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"The STAR program gave us our Veepers who is one of the greatest joys in our life."

Brooks & Nicole

In the STAR Adoption Program all kittens and "teenagers" come from feral parents, but behave as though they had domestic parents! When you adopt a kitten from STAR, they have been tamed and lived in a loving Foster Home before being placed for adoption. Once they have been tamed, they are never placed back in a colony. This is why some of STAR's kittens are now "teenagers"!

Please consider bringing a tamed feral into your life. Their Mom gave them life, STAR gave them a break, now you can give them love and a home.

Every little bit helps. Please consider lending a paw. Click the button above to make a tax deducable donation using our secure, on-line form with your credit card or PayPal account.


Star celebrates feral cat work Mount Shasta Herald Press

This past weekend the Star Program celebrated two years of helping feral cats in Siskiyou County, during which 102 kittens were tamed and adopted and 409 feral cats were spayed or neutered and released back to where they live. Over 40 feral cats are fed daily by Star volun-teers.

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Star Program founder and treasurer Barbara Lovelace, left, and board president Michelle Fidler during the two-year celebration in the park. Not shown is board secretary Donna McWilliams.

Star received two grants from two different foundations totaling $9,000, however, "without the support of the people in Siskiyou County, very little would have been accomplished." according to Star program founder and treasurer Barbara Lovelace.

If anyone would like to volunteer or donate to Star, call 926-6388.

Music for the celebration was provided by the Siskiyou Blues Society.

The Star Program has secured the services of an established web design firm to develop their upcoming web site. The firm, which wishes to remain anonymous according to a Star press release, is donating the lion's share of the web work.

The new site is expected to launch towards the end of summer and will include an adoption gallery, bios of volunteers, testimonials, a Frequently Asked Questions section. a news area. adoption related resources, and a way to donate to the Star Program on-line.

"We're really excited about this because the web site will be fully 'dynamic,"' said Lovelace. "That means that anyone at the Star Program will be able to update the information on the web site without having any web experience... This way we can always have fresh and valuable information on the site."

The Star Program has a temporary web page with some information about the program and a donation button for anyone who would like to make a donation online.

Note: The STAR Cat Program would like to extend a special thanks to our friends at the Mount Shasta Herlad for publishing this article.