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Brooke H
LaSalle Blvd
(LaSalle Gardens)
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Tony! Toni! Toné!

the project

Like most big cities, Detroit has its far share of community cat colonies. Though many rescues, people, and organizations have been taking care of them, like many other aspects of our lives, the pandemic has also left these efforts strapped for resources. This project will help to chip away at the overpopulation of community cats in Detroit, starting with a few backyard colonies in LaSalle Gardens and Woodward Heights. 

We will purchase several live traps as well as the supplies and resources needed to trap, care for, and release the community cats back to their outdoor home. Occassionally, a former pet or a oddly friendly community cat is caught. Those kitties will be placed with foster families until they can be adopted out to their furever homes. 

There are a lot of misconceptions about community cats in the city, so our project will also develop and distribute educational resources on what TNR is and how to live more harmoniously with community cats. 

Once we've caught all of our local cats, we will make any remaining resources available to other Detroiters who'd need help managing their local cat colonies. 

the steps

  • Educate the community on TNR and community cats
  • Catch some kitties!
  • Get all of them vetted
  • Socialize and adopt out the friendly ones
  • Release the less friendly ones back to their original colony to keep the urban cat ecosystem stable

why we're doing it

My mom has been feeding a family of cats in her backyard for a few years. When we started TRNing them, we discovered that there were a lot of fellow Detroiters who were also looking for help to manage their community cats.

We've gotten more requests for help than we currently have the capacity and funding to provide, so we're securing our own trapping equipment and funding to provide that help. No more kittens need to be born to a rough life on the streets of Detroit. 


Updated Budget (10.1.21)

TruCatch Traps - $75 x 3 = $225
Trap Divider/Fork - $22 x 3 = $66
Trap Covers - $30 x 3 = $90
Trap bait  - $2 x 50 = $100
Wet cat food - $2 x 100 = $200

Dry cat food - $25 x 16 = $400
Paper food trays  - $14 x 1 pack = $14
XL Training Pads - $10 x 10 = $100
Print TNR Info Zine - $5 x 50 = $250
TNR Surgury Package - $25 x 20 = $500
Miscellaneous Vet Care - $625.85

TOTAL RAISED = $2,610.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $39.15


Original Budget:

TruCatch Traps - $75 x 3 = $225
Trap Divider/Fork - $22 x 3 = $66
Trap Covers - $30 x 3 = $90
Trap bait  - $2 x 50 = $100
Wet cat food - $2 x 50 = $100
Paper food trays  - $14 x 1 pack = $14
XL Training Pads - $10 x 10 = $100
Print TNR Info Zine - $5 x 50 = $250
TNR Surgury Package - $25 x 20 = $500
Miscellaneous Vet Care - $500

Total - $1945

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $104
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)    $31
TOTAL TO RAISE=    $2,080
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    



Tony! Toni! Toné!

Black kitten on a lap

Tony! Toni! Toné!, the three kittens, have successfully been caught! They are warming up to the indoor life, especially Toné!, who is pictured above. 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Brooke H.
  • Rosalind H.
  • Shannon M.
  • Sherrine A.
  • I <3 Brooke & cats
  • Dana
  • Carol M.
  • Jordan F.
  • Sue H.
  • Clare A.
  • Lindsey P
  • Heather M.
  • Sara H.
  • Dana K.
  • Paul & Dana