Who We Are
Fix Our Ferals (FOF) is a community-based, non-profit organization that promotes trap-neuter-return (TNR) to humanely reduce the cat population in the San Francisco East Bay. During our first eleven years from our founding in 1998 until 2011, FOF held 101 “mash-style” clinics at borrowed facilities. Then in July 2012, to meet overwhelming demand for low-cost spay-neuter, FOF opened our own clinic facility, the Fix Our Ferals Spay-Neuter Center.
Our mission is to help both people and cats in the San Francisco East Bay by:
- Advocating TNR as the only humane and effective method of population control, to replace the cruel and failed practice of trap-and-kill;
- Providing affordable sterilizations to community members and rescue organizations;
- Educating community members, leaders, and decision-makers about TNR, in order to empower neighborhoods to control and monitor their own free-roaming neighborhood cats.
Over our 17-year history, FOF has opened the minds and hearts of East Bay residents to the plight of feral cats, and provided tools for TNR. Our earlier mash-style clinics, staffed entirely by volunteer veterinarians and lay staff, raised consciousness and united caretakers, rescue workers, and medical professionals in the common goal of humane population control. The hundreds of healthy, non-breeding colonies that have resulted are a testament to the success of both FOF and TNR.
The FOF Spay/Neuter Center was equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffing, and offered low-cost spay-neuter for all cats: free-roaming, indoor and outdoor, feral and tame. As of May, 2016 the clinic had been opened four years, and we had fixed almost 20,000 cats. The clinic is currently temporarily closed, but is expected to reopen.
Board Members and Officers:
All the Fix Our Ferals board members are long time volunteers with FOF and other animal welfare organizations
Linda McCormick, President, Board of Directors
Dr. Crystal Heath, Medical Director
Ann Duveneck, Board Treasurer
Dairne Ryan, Board Secretary
Heather Lee, Board of Directors
Lisa Fulton, Board of Directors
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