Introducing Our “T” is for Trapping Program!

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Our work this summer at the Fix Our Ferals Spay-Neuter Center is meeting with great success thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers and generous donors!

In June, we fixed our 8,000th kitty
since our Center opened in 2012!  

We are always on the lookout for more ways our services can have even greater impact. Today, I’m excited to tell you about a new program starting this summer: “T” is for Trapping!  We will provide instruction and support to fit each trapper’s particular situation.  Whether you are new to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) or a seasoned trapper, we welcome your participation.  And please tell your friends, co-workers, and family who may have a kitty who needs their help.  Check out the details in the article, below! And finally, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Margarita’s Challenge!  You really came through by helping us reach our goal.  These contributions will go a long way toward making better lives through spay-neuter for the many cats we are intaking this kitten season!

Warm wishes,

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Heather Lee
Board President
Fix Our Ferals

PS:  Our Prevent-A-Litter Campaign is still going strong.  And so is kitten season!  Large or small, any contribution you can make will support our affordable spay-neuter services.  Your donation will save lives and help reduce future free-roaming populations in our East Bay neighborhoods.

“Fix Every Cat You Feed”

“T” is for Trapping – Come Join Us! Now, the “T” in TNR is not something everybody knows how to do, until they really need it — like when a new cat comes into your neighborhood, and his or her ear is not “tipped.”  And the “T” becomes an emergency when you see a cat who is obviously pregnant. Trapping is easy once you do it, but there are secrets and tips learned over years of experience that will make the process of trapping for spay-neuter easier, quicker, and less stressful for you and the cat.

Fix Our Ferals’ team of skilled trappers would love
to show you
what they have learned!

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Photo: Cathy Farrugia

Sign up at (510) 215-9300 for the next “T” is for Trapping workshop at our Spay-Neuter Center in Richmond, or request a one-on-one demonstration.  Be sure to mention in your message if you have a pregnant cat and need a fast response.  Please leave your name, phone number, and email address, and a trapping coach will call you to set up the time.

Are you an experienced trapper?  Then you know that trapping is part science, part art!  There is a lot of give-and-take and strategy sharing at our sessions. We encourage you to join our workshops to tell us what you know!

Happy Trapping!

 

Our Third “Best of the Best” Free-Roaming Cat Photo Contest is On!

Here’s an easy and fun way to be an active partner in our community that cares about our neighborhood kitties!

We bet you have some photos of a super special feral or stray cat!  Or maybe a couple of outstanding kitty pals?  A pile of adorable kittens? A fantastic cat colony? Fix Our Ferals is seeking high quality images for use in our e-communications, social networking, and fundraising, and for many other publicity purposes. We especially need great photos of cats and kittens showing the telltale “tipped ear!”

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Photo: Faith Schultz Finalist, FOF Photo Contest 2013

 First prize:

$75 gift certificate

Second prize:

$50 gift certificate

People’s Choice award:

$25 gift certificate All three winning photos will receive special attention through our e-communications and at our fundraising events!

Stay tuned!

We’ll feature our favorite ten photos for the People’s Choice Award vote in an upcoming e-newsletter.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your kitty a big star!  

By donating the use of your photos to Fix Our Ferals, you can help make better lives for our local feral and stray cats and kittens.   We are glad to credit you if your photo is featured in any of our communications. Your images will not be used for any other purposes without your permission.

Contest closes Friday July 25.

Please submit up to four of your best shots to:

PS: Got a good story to go with your photo? We’d love to hear it!

Can You Help Us Help Them?   

kitten
Photo: Jackie Anderson

There are many ways to help the cats and people living in our communities by volunteering!

Fix Our Ferals and its over 250 active volunteers continue to work every day to make better lives for ALL East Bay cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance, spay-neuter services, and public education.

Click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities!

WHITE CAT
Photo: Wendy Phillips
 
 
“Girlfriends! 
FOF’s Spay Services are 
simply divine!”
— FOF Kitty Patient #7,360
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Help Prevent-A-Litter
in 2014!

 

Please make a generous donation today! 

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Fix Our Ferals is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
as a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 
ID# 94-3297241.
3 cats
Photo: Lisa Thomas
 
How to Reach Us

FIX OUR FERALS PO Box 13083 Berkeley CA 94712-4083

hotline 510 433-9446
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