Feral Cat Foundation - Tax ID 68-0411209 - P.O. Box 1173, Alamo, CA 94507 Feral Cat Foundation - Serving Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
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Updated 02APR14

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.

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URGENT-Colony Feeders Needed
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.

Kitten Fosters Needed!

Kitten season is upon us and we desperately need fosters to house the kittens until they are adopted into forever homes. Foster families provide food, shelter, love and socializing. They also transport the kitties to vet appointments and adoption events. FCF pays all medical bills, provides medications, flea treatment, support and guidance. If you have room in your home and your heart, please call our hotline 925-829-9098.

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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.
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Join us for our first Annual Kitten Shower!

Sunday, April 13th 10am-4pm at the Petco in San Ramon.
There will be fun activities for the kids, free food, pet experts to chat with, and several kitties to meet and play with!
We are always looking for item donations, cash donations to cover medicines and vet care, and most importantly, foster homes to care for the kittens until they find their furrever homes. This year we have decided to make it fun and easy for the whole community to get involved by holding our first annual kitten shower! Click here for more info.

Cats of the Week


Marmalade--a yummy orange lover!
Marmalade just showed up in my colony in Castro Valley one day, and I could immediately pet him. He was out there eating in my colony occasionally, then every night, for some time. I finally got a chance to check, and he was not neutered, was very friendly, and was obviously a real love that had belonged to someone at one time. How long he had been out before finding my feeding station, I'm not sure, though he was a little thin at first. Eventually, I trapped him, got him fixed, and brought him home. He immediately made himself at home at my house, and ingratiated himself into my heart. What a sweetheart of a young boy! He is definitely not an alpha kitty, though he does try to play with the othe cats, who don't always like it! But, he is just very, very playful, and into everything--oh, the joy of being a kitten. While he is not technically a kitten, he is very kittenish in his ways. If you met Marmalade, you would truly fall in love--he is an absolute LOVE! If you like orange tabbies, you will LOVE this young boy. He is very gentle, very loving, and gets on well with the other kitties, who sometimes want to take advantage of him, because he is so nonaggressive! Looking for your own lovebug to share your life and your bed with...look no further...Marmalade needs his own indoor home, possibly with other cats, and I believe with oversight, he would also do well even with younger children, so long as the parents are "hands on" and keep him in their sights. He would like to go outside, and that is probably how he got lost before. That may be when one of the other cats either inside or outside, are getting his attention. But, if it is just a one cat household, with no cats outside, then he would likely be totally fine to be indoors only. If you like sweet, you will LOVE Marmalade!!!
For more info or to meet Marmalade, email DeborahMacDonald@msn.com or call 510-909-4961; 510-895-4238


We have wonderful cats looking for homes Many have lost their homes and families.

Scheduled adoptions
The kitty above, those on our Available Cats pages and many others are waiting for their “forever home”. Will it be yours?

Spay-neuter assistance programs
- FCF's Trapping Assistance Program
- Other local spay-neuter assistance

Making a difference – one cat at a time!
View FCF spay, neuter, and adoption statistics since the group’s start in 1998.

Volunteers helping feral and forgotten cats in Alameda and Contra Costa counties