| May 1, 2023
Cats Travel Many Miles for Care
Transporting cats to FCCO's clinic
Last year caregivers traveled with their feral and stray cats from 31 counties to FCCO's spay/neuter clinic in Portland. The largest colony we helped, 59 cats, traveled three hours each way because there are no similar services closer.
Anne’s neighbor feeds a colony of feral cats in Hood River, an hour from FCCO when there isn't traffic. When the colony began to expand, Anne wanted to help get the cats spayed/neutered. She got humane traps, learned how to use them, transported the nine cats to FCCO, and made sure that they recovered well from their surgeries. Here's what she told us:
I’m so grateful for this resource! A kind woman across the street had been feeding a stray male cat and two female cats. One had a litter with at least two kittens. Then there was another litter with four kittens. My neighbor wanted to put an end to this breeding cycle but didn’t know what to do. All of the rescue/TNR programs in our area in the Gorge are at capacity, and it seems like everywhere else, as well.
I wanted to help and found FCCO on the internet, then offered to trap and transport all nine of the cats to the clinic. We then raised some funds to help with the spay/neuter expense.
Today the cats are all back and romping around and we’re so grateful for FCCO and the incredible work you all do.
Your support makes our services possible and we are all very grateful!
Trapping cats to be spayed/neutered
Now neutered and vaccinated!