The Feral Cat Foundation (FCF) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to help people live with the feral and forgotten cats and kittens in the communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties of northern California. We accomplish this through the nationally-recognized and effective method of "TNR" (trap-neuter-return). When possible, tame cats and kittens are adopted to loving homes. Cats that cannot be socialized are returned to the location where they were trapped and fed daily by caring volunteers. The lack of resources and a sanctuary prevent FCF from being able to take owner surrenders, rescue cats from shelters, or remove cats from neighborhoods. We invite you to read FCF's Commitment Statement and hope you enjoy your visit to our website.
2016 ANNUAL RAFFLE FCFs 2016 Raffle was another great success and we take this opportunity to congratulate the winners as well as extend our heartfelt thanks to our most generous donors and supporters alike! Click here to read our latest newsletter and see how your money is spent. And click here for the list of prize winners and donors..
We have lost several colony feeders due to health reasons and
moves. If you have an hour or two to spare each week and would
like to make a real difference, please check out our priority needs page.
If You Find Kittens
It is very important to assess the age of
kittens BEFORE handling them. If you pick up a kitten that still
has it's eyes closed, chances are the mother will reject the
kitten. Babies this young have a very slim chance of surviving
with bottle feeding. On the other hand, waiting until a kitten is
6 months old to attempt socialization is also asking for
disaster. Here is a guide to age and appropriate action.
click here to read more
Although our main focus at FCF is TNR and colony management, many of the cats we rescue off the streets are sick or injured and require more in depth and expensive care before they can be adopted out or put back in their colonies. This year we have had leg amputations, eye removals, major dentals, several battles with stomatitis and the calici virus. Surgeries, xrays and extensive medications deplete our coffers quickly. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation now to help us continue our life-saving work.
Cats of the Week
Tess is another teenage mom. She is an absolutely beautiful long-hair torti, with cattitude, as only torti's can have! She lives currently with several other cats, and has had to make her peace with them, though she would truly love to be your one and only kitty! She loves people, and will be a truly loving cat who bonds strongly if given the opportunity! She is FIV+, but very healthy, and likely will stay that way! She is truly a great little girl!!! If you can only have one cat, Tess is your girl!!! You can meet her by calling Deborah 510-909-4961 or by emailing: DeborahMacDonald@msn.com