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CAT RESCUE

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CAT RESCUE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-18
7 minutes
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CAT Rescue addresses the pet overpopulation problem which is a global issue that tugs at the hearts of many us. This film is an eye opener to many who are unaware that this feline surplus pandemic even exists. If people are unaware of a problem, they can't help solve it. Education is key and CAT Rescue certainly sheds light on this heartbreaking issue.

The film outlines for viewers the extent of the unfortunate plight of the many homeless cats which exists throughout our neighborhoods, no matter where you live. The burden of help falls on the shoulders of animal rescue volunteers in hopes of giving these numerous forgotten felines a second chance. These folks truly are the unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the cause.

CAT Rescue takes us into the daily routine of volunteers who have dedicated their lives to helping reduce the pain and suffering of stray and abandoned cats. This problem exists right in our own backyards, yet for many, it has become easy to turn the other way. The volunteers shown in the film explain perfectly that, in order to solve this problem, community dedication and working together is needed.

Although we get a glimpse here and there of a feral cat and a kitten in the film, I'm not certain that the scenes and camera work within this film truly highlight the scope of the feral cat overpopulation problem which exists. My family has been involved in the feral cat mission for years and has encountered colonies which exceed over 100 cats. This is a true problem that comes with extensive challenges, given the high numbers of unwanted litters born to one single, unaltered cat. In order to give this problem much more depth, I believe the impact would have been greater had more cats been shown in the scenes.

Animal rescue volunteers are normal people that step up to the plate just about any day and any time. They come as they are, on the drop of a dime, and this is what we see in this film. The majority of this film takes place at what appears to be an abandoned home, which is very typical of the problem. People often move away and leave their unwanted, unaltered pets behind to fend for themselves. The location perfectly shows where the problem starts. The narrator, the rescue volunteer, is the main character of this film. She highlights her efforts in helping solve the homeless cat problem and she makes it clear for viewers that, despite these exhausting efforts, every bit matters. She is the key influencer within CAT Rescue.

CAT Rescue sends the message that a small group of committed individuals can indeed make change. Hard work, dedication and education need to be combined in order to take on the challenge of cat overpopulation and the reduction of euthanasia rates within our shelters. Although my family is well versed with the scope of the feral cat problem, we are always looking to see what other committed individuals are doing to help combat this problem. It is said that two out of every ten day feral cats are ones that can be socialized and given a chance for a domestic life. I enjoyed the part of the film that shows the other side of feral cat rescue, where younger cats can be worked with by volunteers in hopes for them to be adopted. There are many parts to cat rescue and it's the re-homing of cats and kittens that has always been rewarding for me to witness

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 5 to 18, plus adults.

Cat overpopulation is a global problem that needs global education. If people are unaware of the problem, they can't solve it. CAT Rescue is an educational film that deserves to be seen by a wide range of viewers. Reviewed by Dominic D., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

CAT Rescue addresses the pet overpopulation problem which is a global issue that tugs at the hearts of many us. This film is an eye opener to many who are unaware that this feline surplus pandemic even exists. If people are unaware of a problem, they can't help solve it. Education is key and CAT Rescue certainly sheds light on this heartbreaking issue.

The film outlines for viewers the extent of the unfortunate plight of the many homeless cats which exists throughout our neighborhoods, no matter where you live. The burden of help falls on the shoulders of animal rescue volunteers in hopes of giving these numerous forgotten felines a second chance. These folks truly are the unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the cause.

CAT Rescue takes us into the daily routine of volunteers who have dedicated their lives to helping reduce the pain and suffering of stray and abandoned cats. This problem exists right in our own backyards, yet for many, it has become easy to turn the other way. The volunteers shown in the film explain perfectly that, in order to solve this problem, community dedication and working together is needed.

Although we get a glimpse here and there of a feral cat and a kitten in the film, I'm not certain that the scenes and camera work within this film truly highlight the scope of the feral cat overpopulation problem which exists. My family has been involved in the feral cat mission for years and has encountered colonies which exceed over 100 cats. This is a true problem that comes with extensive challenges, given the high numbers of unwanted litters born to one single, unaltered cat. In order to give this problem much more depth, I believe the impact would have been greater had more cats been shown in the scenes.

Animal rescue volunteers are normal people that step up to the plate just about any day and any time. They come as they are, on the drop of a dime, and this is what we see in this film. The majority of this film takes place at what appears to be an abandoned home, which is very typical of the problem. People often move away and leave their unwanted, unaltered pets behind to fend for themselves. The location perfectly shows where the problem starts. The narrator, the rescue volunteer, is the main character of this film. She highlights her efforts in helping solve the homeless cat problem and she makes it clear for viewers that, despite these exhausting efforts, every bit matters. She is the key influencer within CAT Rescue.

CAT Rescue sends the message that a small group of committed individuals can indeed make change. Hard work, dedication and education need to be combined in order to take on the challenge of cat overpopulation and the reduction of euthanasia rates within our shelters. Although my family is well versed with the scope of the feral cat problem, we are always looking to see what other committed individuals are doing to help combat this problem. It is said that two out of every ten day feral cats are ones that can be socialized and given a chance for a domestic life. I enjoyed the part of the film that shows the other side of feral cat rescue, where younger cats can be worked with by volunteers in hopes for them to be adopted. There are many parts to cat rescue and it's the re-homing of cats and kittens that has always been rewarding for me to witness

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 5 to 18, plus adults.

Cat overpopulation is a global problem that needs global education. If people are unaware of the problem, they can't solve it. CAT Rescue is an educational film that deserves to be seen by a wide range of viewers. Reviewed by Dominic D., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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