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Meet Stacy LeBaron of HubCats Chelsea in Chelsea

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacy LeBaron.

Stacy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
HubCats is a small non-profit charitable 501c3 all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Chelsea cats by promoting spay/neuter/vaccination to help reduce cat overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless/stray/feral cats in the city of Chelsea. In addition to our program about cats we also have a free spay/neuter, vaccination and micro-chipping program for dogs. We are committed to the humane and compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. Since our founding in June of 2016, we have helped over 1000 cats and dogs in the community.

Has it been a smooth road?
Starting any new program is a challenge. I have over 20 years of experience running cat organizations so the challenges aren’t necessarily new. It is fun to meet people and get to work in a new area of the state. Many folks on the committee are from outside of Chelsea so one challenge is getting more local residents involved and finding more folks who speak Spanish to translate and have a presence in the community. We also need foster homes in Chelsea that can hold cats after they have had their surgery. Many people live in small apartments and they don’t have the space to foster and so that can limit the number of cats we can assist at any given time.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with HubCats Chelsea – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Our non-profit organization is dedicated to helping cats in the City of Chelsea and surrounding areas. We offer programs for free-roaming cats, free spay/neuter programs for owned cats and dogs. We coordinate two large-scale vaccination and micro-chipping clinics every year assisting 400 cats and dogs. We also have a monthly cable TV show on Chelsea Cable called HubCats Chelsea Edition where we interview experts in the animal welfare field.

There isn’t any organization like this in Chelsea. In order to be successful, we need the help and support of community member and businesses. We hope to expand to surrounding towns as our funding and volunteer capacity grows.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Chelsea has been incredibly supportive of our efforts. The City Officials have been wonderful. The challenge is that the city doesn’t have its own veterinary clinic so we have to travel to other towns to get veterinary assistance.

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1 Comment

  1. Holly Pearson

    February 14, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    So grateful for these hardworking, compassionate people. The least I can do is send a donation – hope others will do the same.

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