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.
FCF Annual Raffle
It's that time of year again! Our raffle tickets are on sale now. To get yours, visit one of our adoption sites or call our hotline at 925-829-9098. We have a some great new prizes this year that can get you out to local vinyards and exciting tourist attractions plus many cash prizes to let you choose your own way to play. As always ALL proceeds go directly to helping the cats. For an example of the rescue work we do, check out our latest newsletter and read about an at-risk mom and her kittens here. For a complete list of prizes, click here.
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
Feral cats all over our nation are either making or having babies at an alarming rate. Every day our members find sick or injured cats, or litters of kittens. Moms are doing their best to feed their families by hunting or foraging in garbage cans or dumpsters. This is not a fun life, and we need to help them by spaying and neutering as many cats as we can possibly trap. Last year Feral Cat Foundation members again spayed and neutered almost two thousand cats. We are making a dent in the overpopulation of homeless cats. But we need to do more. And we need your help to do it.
Our annual raffle is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds allow us to spay/neuter hundreds of cats. When you purchase raffle tickets you are helping the homeless cat population AND may help yourself to one of many great prizes like a trip to Hawaii or tickets to Disneyland.
Cats of the Week
Callie came to us in labor and had the first of 7 kittens in a carrier while we were getting a room set up for her at a foster home. Though young, she was an excellent mother taking care of not just her own kittens but also a couple orphan babies that came along right when her own were being adopted out. She is a very loving little lady who loves to be brushed. She gets along well with other cats and knows how to stand up to excited dogs. You can meet her at the Petco in San Ramon Saturdays 11am-3pm.