Western Iowa's Feral and Homeless Cat Program, Inc. is a corporation in the state of Iowa and ruled by a board of directors. WIFCaP also holds a 501c3 Tax status, which means your cash donation is deductable on your annual income taxes. Even though we are not required to do so, we have passed inspection and hold a current State of Iowa Shelter's License. WIFCaP was organized in August of 2011.
Several years ago, a scraggly old tabby feral cat began to show up on Kathy's back porch. For 3 years or more, Kathy fed him every morning. Named Toby, this guy remained loyal to the household even tho he never allowed a human to touch him. He stole Kathy's heart. He passed away several years ago but is still one of the feline loves of Kathy's heart.
Kathy Humann currently owns 2 house cats ( or do they own her?). Possum was rescued from beneath her cousin's porch. Only a few weeks old, she had gotten herself in a predicament! Stuck inside an old concrete block! Lucy is a sweet girl that came from our own AVC and had been found in an abandoned trailer full of fleas and starving. Kathy is married and a mom of four and grandmother of eight! She has "retired" from bookkeeping positions, professional quilting and Bed and Breakfast hosting! She currently has two online retail shops with Etsy.com. Kathy is Pres/Ex Director of Western Iowa's Feral and Homeless Cat Program
Kathy explains why she is involved with WIFCaP: " I have to admit that I feel like I was a bit coerced into starting Western Iowa’s Feral and Homeless Cat Program. When I saw the need and had the time, a great friend of mine and I began talking (and she never let up!) about how a TNR program was needed in our area. Knowing that taking on a nonprofit would be like a full time job, but that she would be moral, financial and physical support helped me to take the plunge! Thanks Pam!!! Helping these animals is like a dream come true for me. I am able to spend the needed time and energy to make a difference for them and to help our communities manage what might be an uncontrollable problem. I truly believe that God puts us on earth to glorify Him in the things we do and say. Each time I pick up an orphaned kitten, a stray cat or feed our feral colonies I am reminded that "His eye is on the Sparrow and I know he watches me" and feel fulfilled and gratified. Also gratifying is the connection to the people WIFCaP serves. What a great avenue to show the love of Christ to others in a very meaningful way. Offering assistance and education to others to do the right thing makes my day go very quickly and my sleep extremely peaceful!"
Kathy and Gibby, a stray that stole Kathy's Heart!
Cheryl True and her husband, Tom have adopted and/or cared for at least 50 cats in the Walnut area over the years and currently calls her grounds "True Haven". She and her husband, Tom care for approx 25 outdoor free-roaming cats. Tom is an over the road truck driver for Walmart and Cheryl is business owner in Walnut. Her shop Sow-a-Seed/Prior Attire in downtown Walnut provides vintage items, women's accessories and gift items galore! Tom is our resident "Crazy Cat Guy" and is always on the ready to help us with whatever we girly-girls cant get done! Cheryl and Tom have four children and 3 grandchildren. Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for WIFCap.
Tom and Cheryl
Cheryl Canada (AKA AVCheryl) is our "insider". She works at the Avoca Veterinary Clinic. What an Angel she is. She loves our kitties so much and along with Dr. Schultz, takes the best care of them all for us
Cheryl is married and has two children, 2 dogs and 7 cats!! Besides working very hard at AVC she enjoys camping and fishing with her family. She serves as Secretary to our Corporation.
Cheryl with Smith and Wesson
Kris Bizzarri is Kathy's sister and lives in Papillion, NE. She has two rescued kitties, Riley and Midget! Riley was found on the streets of Las Vegas and Midget was a "feral" that Kris has patiently brought inside and loved her until she is now a sweet tame girl! Kris has also retired from professional quilting, but still loves sewing and making wonderful home made items. She has two online shops with Etsy.com as well. Kris is married and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Kris is the VP if Western Iowa's Feral and Homeless Cat Program Inc.
Kris with Simon at Avoca Medical Clinic
The Walnut Feral Cat Program's mission statement is as follows...
To trap, neuter and return(TNR)back into the community, all the stray and feral cats in Walnut Iowa. After spay or neutering, vaccinate against rabies and to supply food and shelter to our colony of kitties. To educate people on the importance of spay or neutering pets.
Please see "All about Donations" page to see how you can help!
WIFCaP is a 501c3 ! Your donations are tax deductible!