Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

To improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral and stray cats through spay/neuter programs and education.
Jan 15, 2016

Big colonies, big events, big bags of food - 2015 was a great year for the cats!

Our milestone 78,000th cat - neutered Jan. 7, 2016
Our milestone 78,000th cat - neutered Jan. 7, 2016

Purrs of thanks to you. We sincerely appreciate your support of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) and your commitment to our work. Contributions to our program and services for feral and stray cats are an important reason why in 2015, our 20th year in operation, we were able to spay/neuter 6,048 feral and stray cats, forever improving their lives. We are truly grateful!

 Your support helped with many achievements in 2015:

  • The year began by helping a single colony of 31 cats from Scappoose, OR, and in October we spayed/neutered 167 cats from Othello, WA, at a special two-day clinic.
  • A pilot “transport clinic” program was implemented to assist caregivers unable to get cats to and from our clinic.
  • The Catio Tour, a joint effort with the Audubon Society of Portland, registered 1,076 participants interested in learning about ways to keep cats safe at home.
  • Season’s Feedings, our annual cat food drive, collected close to 2,000 pounds of food to assist caregivers feeding feral and stray cats.
  • And last but far from least, we purchased, renovated, and moved into our new home. It is here in this new facility where, because of your support, we will create a better future for the cats.

Thank you again for all you do for the cats. Donors like you make our work possible. We hope we can count on your continued support!

Oct 6, 2015

167 Cats at Special All-Weekend Clinic

127 cats awaiting surgery on Saturday
127 cats awaiting surgery on Saturday

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, we had 127 cats at our clinic from Othello, Washington. The cats were trapped and transported by a team of volunteers who work on an online show called Animal House. While filming an episode of the show they found an exploding population of feral and stray cats in this rural, depressed community 50 miles north of Richland, WA. They wanted to help them. They worked with the community for months and once they had them on board for Trap-Neuter-Return, they reached out to FCCO.

We lent them traps and carriers, and in one day they caught the 127 cats at 17 trapping locations across the town. While these cats were at FCCO they continued to trap the remaining cats. On Sunday, October 4, 2015, an additional 40 cats arrived from Othello to be spayed/neutered. All 167 cats were safely returned back home to recover.

This mass trapping effort will have a dramatic effect on the cat population and in the hearts and minds of the residents. One caregiver told the trapping team, "I've been trying to get someone out here to help for years. I am 80 years old and had given up hope the cats would ever get care. Thank you so much."

Spay/neuter makes a difference in so many lives.

Thank you for your support!

More cats awaiting surgery for the Sunday clinic
More cats awaiting surgery for the Sunday clinic
Cats in the clinic with a veterinarian in surgery
Cats in the clinic with a veterinarian in surgery
A kitty from Othello await surgery
A kitty from Othello await surgery

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Aug 13, 2015

75,000 Cats Helped!

"Deck" awaiting her spay surgery
"Deck" awaiting her spay surgery

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon helped our 75,000th cat!

This special kitty is a sweet but definitely feral mama cat who will continue to live outside under the deck she chose for a home. "Deck," as her caregivers call her, is now healthier and will no longer produce litters of kittens.

Deck showed up in Julie and Kevin R.'s backyard one day scared and hungry, so they started leaving food out for her. They thought she was a boy until three small kittens came with her for dinner.

Julie called FCCO and made an appointment for the mama cat, but is still working on taming the kittens, who are safely confined indoors and are scheduled to be spayed/neutered this week.

The day after Deck's spay surgery Julie put out a bowl of food and water then opened the trap. Deck was gone in an instant! Julie wondered if she would ever come back but within 15 minutes she was eating the food.

Many thanks to Julie and Kevin for so kindly feeding Deck and giving her a much brighter future. And purrs to everyone who finds a kitty in need and makes that commitment to her.

Recovering after surgery, now with an eartip
Recovering after surgery, now with an eartip
Being released from her trap - off in a flash!
Being released from her trap - off in a flash!
 
   

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