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.
Is it too early to think about Easter? Nope! We haven't done a See's fundraiser in awhile but with so many shopping online this year we thought it might be the perfect way to raise money for the coming Kitten Season. We hope you agree!
As with all our fundraisers, money raised goes directly to helping the kitties. Please show your support by shopping through the link here.
COVID 19 and FCF Due to the current stay at home order in California our services are extremely limited right now. Although many people stuck at home are thinking this is the perfect time to adopt a cat, foster some kittens or tackle that spay/neuter project they've been putting off, rescue organizations like ourselves are facing some challenges that may make those things difficult. Please be patient with us and continue reading to see how we are being impacted.
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
Tommy is a sweet, playful, affectionate boy who loves people and other animals. He was rescued off the streets after being dumped at a feral colony. Why was he dumped? Probably because he needed major medical care. You see Tommy was born with a rare congenital defect called Eyelid Agenesis. What that means is his eyelids were not fully formed. He is not able to blink. His eyes are constantly dry. Those tiny hairs around his eyes are constantly rubbing and poking at his corneas. This is a very painful condition causing Tommy to always be squinting. If left untreated, he will be prone to constant infections, damaged corneas and eventually loss of eyesight.
Tommy has been seen by an ophthalmologist who has come up with a solution. He will have a special surgery to reconstruct his eyelids using a skin graft from his lips. This is a delicate (and expensive) procedure.He will have weeks of recovery. But when all is done, Tommy will be free from pain and ready to find a forever home. We need to raise $2700 for his surgery in mid-March.
Please help us give Tommy a chance at a normal, healthy life. To make a donation,click on the Paypal link on our page or send a check to our PO box.