We are proud to report that the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is now spaying/neutering more than 7,000 feral and stray cats a year, and helped 220 with contributions from Global Giving donors in 2013!
In September of 2013 we celebrated five years in our current location headquarters. Our mobile hospital still travels to Salem, Corvallis and Coquille, Oregon, but the majority of cats are spayed/neutered at our clinic in Portland. The addition of our free-standing clinic has allowed for a 52% increase in the number of feral and stray cats helped over the past five years, and yet we still direct 89 cents of every dollar raised to our program services!
This photo is of our 66,000th cat spayed/neutered by our program since its founding in 1995. This buff guy showed up in his caregiver Barb's backyard along with his mom and sister. Barb started feeding the cat family and knew she needed to act fast to prevent another litter. FCCO receives all funding from donors like you. We know there are a lot of causes you can donate to, and we are deeply grateful when you reach out to feral cats. Your support means a great deal to FCCO and the cats and caregivers we help. Thank you!
"Couver" was neutered at an FCCO clinic last October, 2012. His caregiver, Brande, was very grateful for our services. Brande said, "Couver came to our home over a year ago cold, hungry and very scared. In time he started to trust us and let us touch him. We brought him to an FCCO clinic and released him. He decided to reside out on our patio in a chair. We built him a cozy cat house for the winter. That lasted 4 months before he decided to come inside.""Couver now sleeps with me every night in a warm king sized bed," Brande continued. "He is a very well behaved kitty and is a great companion to for our other cat. We couldn't ask for a better cat. We thank you for your services and your special care. Thank you."
Whether it be a colony of ten feral cats or an individual stray cat in need of compassion, FCCO's services make it possible for caregivers to truly help the cats.