Tuesday, April 10, 2007


What We Do
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon. The goal of the program is to reduce suffering for existing feral cats and prevent the births and suffering of future generations. The program's services are targeted for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them. The caregivers trap the cats, bring them to a clinic, and return the cats to where they are being fed with a commitment to feed the cat(s) on a permanent basis.

FCCO's 24-foot mobile hospital, designed specifically for spaying/neutering feral cats, has three separate rooms: a surgery suite with room for three veterinarians to operate simultaneously; a prep area, complete with sink and autoclave; and also an anesthesia room. In addition to being spayed or neutered, each cat who participates in the program, is scanned for a microchip prior to treatment, receives FVRCP (distemper) and rabies vaccines, is flea combed and sprayed, treated for ear mites and other minor medical conditions and has his or her right ear tipped for future identification. Cats that appear to be suffering, as determined by a veterinarian, are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV): all positives are euthanized.


Record-Setting Year!

Last year was record setting for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. We spayed/neutered 3,309 cats, surpassing our previous annual record by nearly 100 cats!There are no other programs in our area providing the services of FCCO and it is your volunteer and financial support makes our program possible. You can have confidence that when you donate to the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, your support is helping cats. For every dollar donated, 92 cents is directed to fulfilling our mission of spaying/neutering, and community education. Let's make this year and other record breaker!

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