“I do it just because it’s my love and it’s my passion.”
Many shelters in northern Michigan say they refuse stray cats because they just don’t have space.
This is where Kelly Lemcool comes in.
She opened the Northern Michigan Community Pet Center in Grand Traverse County on July 5.
The center has a veterinarian, groomers, obedience training and a kitten rescue program.
The 18 kittens she has now have been found on the streets and around northern Michigan and now they are waiting forever for their homes.
It was Lemcool’s dream for about two decades, and on July 5, it became a reality.
She says the center fills a huge need in the region.
“I probably get at least four to eight calls a day asking me to pick up cats at this point, whether they are abandoned adult cats or wild kittens that live under trailer parks,” she said. declared.
So she brings them in, sterilizes them and sterilizes them and accustoms them to being around people.
âThere are times when I tube feed babies every two hours as well as syringes and let them grow in the facility,â Lemcool said.
You can adopt one of these cats for just $ 75. This price covers the costs of sterilization or sterilization, deworming and the first series of vaccines.
“I am very fortunate to have a few vets in the area who help me with these costs and so the cost I get is the immediate cost of the services they provide and they donate their fees,” he said. she declared.
Lemcool has a limit on the number of kittens she can take, so the sooner those kittens are adopted, the more she can help.
You can come meet the kittens at the center, which is located at 4470 Norton Road in Grawn.
They are open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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