Who We Are
Fix Our Ferals (FOF) is a community-based, non-profit organization that promotes trap-neuter-return (TNR) to humanely reduce outdoor cat populations in the San Francisco East Bay. Founded in 1998, FOF clinics have sterilized more than 13,000 cats.
Our mission is to help both people and cats in the San Francisco East Bay by:
- Providing affordable sterilizations and vaccinations, as well as free trap loans (with security deposits), information and advice for implementing TNR in East Bay neighborhoods
- Educating community members, leaders, and decision-makers about TNR as the only humane and effective long-term solution to neighborhood cat issues
- Ending the unnecessary killing of cats in shelters by advocating TNR as the superior method of population control
Over our 14-year history, FOF has opened the minds and hearts of East Bay residents to the plight of feral cats, while providing the tools to help these cats live healthy happy lives. From 1998 to 2011, we held 101 high-volume spay/neuter clinics at host facilities, staffed entirely by volunteers, sterilizing up to 210 cats in one day. These clinics raised consciousness and united caretakers, rescue workers, vet students, and licensed veterinarians in a common goal. The hundreds of healthy, non-breeding colonies that have resulted are a testament to the success of Fix Our Ferals and of TNR.
During 2012, Fix Our Ferals has completed our year-long transition to establishing our own spay/neuter Center in Richmond, California. We operate four days per week with a paid veterinarian and registered veterinary technician, and a support staff of skilled volunteers.
The Fix Our Ferals Spay/Neuter Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffing, and offers affordable and accessible spay/neuter for all cats: free-roaming neighborhood ferals and strays, and tame pets.
Board Members and Officers:
All the Fix Our Ferals board members are long time volunteers with FOF and other animal welfare organizations
Heather Lee, Board President
Dr. Crystal Heath, Medical Director
Ann Duveneck, Treasurer
Linda McCormick, Founder
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