The following are services our organization provides with regard to altering and managing a group of unowned feral (wild), unowned free-roaming and unowned community cats.
FFSC provides information on how to trap, offers weekly clinics where cats are altered, ear tipped, microchipped, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given a wellness check. We also loan traps and/or can advise on where to rent or buy a trap.
Every week FFSC holds spay/neuter clinics for unowned feral, free roaming and community cats (no pet cats). Trapping and transporting is done by the client. FFSC will fix, test, vaccinate and ear tip the cat(s). The requested donation is $30.00 per cat, but this fee is negotiable depending upon the number of cats and the situation. This is not a free clinic. If our clinic is not realistic for the situation, we set the client up with one of our participating veterinarians for the altering procedure. Again a donation of $30.00 per cat is requested for this service. FFSC pays the balance. This $30.00 also includes vaccinations, testing for Feline Leukemia and ear tipping for identification purposes.
In an effort to reduce stray cats and their offspring from becoming feral, we offer low-cost altering. Call FFSC at 576-7999 for more information.
If the client is physically unable to do the trapping and transporting, then Forgotten Felines will set them up with a Volunteer Trapper who will come to the home or business and assist in the process. Again, a $30.00 per cat donation is requested for this service and it includes testing, vaccinations, and ear tipping. It should be noted that assistance such as this is dependent upon volunteer availability. Upon receipt of the Colony Report Form, our Trapping Coordinator will provide the client with an estimated wait time for this service.
“One of the best things about feeding the ferals is the progression of trust built up with them. At first they are hiding behind bushes or dumpsters, then they start to know your sounds and they start coming out and waiting by the food station. After a while there will be a special one who is braver than the rest and doesn’t run away when you come up and starts to talk to you in little hello mews. If you are lucky one day you will get a chance to touch the special kitty and then she will let you pat her while she eats. If you are very lucky the special kitty will seek out your love. I have 2 who do a little “dance of food” when I show up. Feral love is really special because you know you have made a connection and helped another creature not only survive but have a happier life.”
– Susan =^..^=