Practicing and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in DuPage County, Illinois

We're a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and practicing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in DuPage County, Illinois. We believe that TNR is the only effective, humane and long-term solution to the problem of cat overpopulation.
The Feral Fixers e-Newsletter - Issue #62 - May, 2016
In This Issue
Holiday Letter from the President
Kitten Shower!
Have you seen our Adoptables?
Want to Help?
There are Kittens in My Yard!
Feral Fixers Wish List
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!
Vet Study OKs FIV+ and FIV- Cats Living Together
Shred4Rescues
Fosters are needed now!
Shop on ebay - Help Feral Fixers!
How many cats? - 8,683!!
Thank you (again) P.A.W.S.!
Shop on Amazon - Help Feral Fixers!
Event Calendar
Shop on CafePress - Help Feral Fixers!
Visit us on the Web
What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
About us
Dear Friend,

It looks like Spring is finally here!

Spring brings many wonderful things, but it also brings an avalanche of kittens born to feral cats.  These kittens either eventually wind up with Animal Rescues or in Animal Shelters (and displace adult cats which are not as adoptable) or they stay in the wild and keep the feral cat cycle going.  It's always been a priority of Feral Fixers to get as many of these kittens as we can to help break this insidious cycle and you will find many articles in this issue on that subject; everything from Tammy's Letter From the President, her article on what to do if you find Kittens in Your Yard and the announcements for our first-ever June is for Kittens Kitten Shower (Advance Registration gets you a free Gift Bag - details in the announcement later on in this Newsletter) and our new Giving Grid Fundraiser to help us raise money to defray some of the costs that this yearly onslaught of kittens brings.

This issue also contains information about our Can You Change Their Luck campaign to help find fur-ever homes for our FIV+ cats along with a recent study from the University of Purdue proving, once and for all hopefully, that putting FIV+ and FIV- cats together does not result in the FIV- cats becoming infected.

There are also articles on our current list of Adoptable cats, our ongoing need for Fosters, our latest Event Calendar, our current tally of cats spayed/neutered and much, much more - a very full issue!

Thank you for reading and thank you for support of Feral Fixers!

Sincerely,


Feral Fixers
Letter from the President

"June is for Kittens" Kitten Shower

We have been working very hard to capture all the kittens that have arrived so far with the help of our shelter partners, we have been doing well so far but the Kitten Avalanche is coming, no doubt about it! Help us to prepare for the several hundred kittens we usually see in a year by attending our Kitten Shower and donating much needed supplies. Our wish list will be printed in this newsletter and available on our website - you can visit our Amazon, Walmart and Target Wish Lists as well. The Kitten Shower will be held at the Villa Park VFW (39 E St. Charles Road in Villa Park) on Sunday, June 12th from 12 noon to 4PM. You can pre-register by mail or PayPal and receive a free gift bag at the event! The donation for attending is $10, in advance or at the door, but we need to know how many guests will be participating in our Shower! We will be having a Silent Auction, door prizes and food! Recycled2New and our Boutique will be there, too! All the things our cat people love in one place at one time!

Plan for the Future

We have previously mentioned a building fund, exploring a full-fledged shelter and spay/neuter clinic. Such a big expansion would take a lot of time and funds that we don't have yet. We've scaled back our plans for now and as a first step are looking to find a house or store front that we could use for housing our friendlies, storing all of our stuff, and coordinating our TNR efforts out of.

We have come to a conundrum of needing a location, needing the volunteers to enable us to move forward with a location and needing the funds to do so. Volunteers want a fixed location to come to and volunteer. Donors want a solid plan already in place to donate to. The time and energy to sustain a location requires more volunteers. You can see the quandary? It's a real "chicken or the egg" situation. Our hope is that our donors will continue to have the extreme faith in us that they have already shown by donating to our Fund for the Future. Right now we don't have a building you can go look at, architectural plans that you can approve of, only the hope and dream that we can stop working out of our garages, basements and spare bedrooms in order to give the continued best care we possibly can to the strays and ferals of DuPage County. You've seen what we've done with severely limited resources, just imagine what we could do with a building? Many shelters in the area have started from the donation of a house - Cat Guardians, West Suburban Humane Society, Felines & Canines in Chicago to name a few. Our needs are more diverse than simply housing the cats due to our TNR requirements and the volume of cats that we deal with, ranging from out-and-out feral to cuddly, immediately purring kittens, and all the health concerns that already neutered ferals have with no one else to turn to for help. A small location would be a first step, followed by many others as we continue to experiment and see what works for us - we haven't followed anyone else's model so far, can't expect us to do so now. We have several volunteers who are examining our needs and seeing what is out there for us to move towards. We already have some funds set aside - we have one donor who has been especially generous and wants this for us very badly - and any donations marked "Fund for the Future" will be added to that total - not used for day-to-day expenses. If you want to help us achieve this forward growth, be it a dollar or a thousand dollars, it will be used for that purpose. So, like I said, we don't have a picture, a diagram or anything 'concrete' yet, but think about it and please make donations now so that we can set off on our journey to the future.

Feral Fixers' Fantastic Garage Sale

One of our wonderful volunteers, Jennifer, is hosting a garage sale for us on Saturday, May 21st from 8AM to 3PM. Please contact Jennifer at jenniferw75@sbcglobal.net to make arrangements. Please come to shop - there are sure to be unusual items available. Look for the Feral Fixers tent at 29w560 Butterfield Rd., Warrenville.

New Partnership with TreeHouse

One of the difficulties with TNR is when you cannot execute the "R" of RETURN. Try as we might, sometimes there are cats that cannot go back - hostile neighbors, uncooperative municipality, death of a caretaker and no one able to take on the care of the cats. Monitoring relocations is very time consuming - finding the locations, transporting cats and equipment, picking up equipment once it is no longer being used - we could not keep up! There's been a lot in the news about the TreeHouse Cats At Work program. At the time of this writing, we have transported 31 cats to TreeHouse that have been released at applicant's homes into dog crates for several weeks until acclimated and then released to do their new job of rodent control in and around the city of Chicago. Cats need to be up to date on shots, microchipped and ear-tipped. They cannot be too friendly as to cause an annoyance to the neighbors and they have to have buddies - relocation works best if they have friends at their new home. The response to the program was so overwhelming that TreeHouse had to hire a full time coordinator to oversee the program and have had a waiting list of over 50 locations consistently over the past several months - some locations request at least 6 cats for one location. Feral Fixers does not take relocation as an easy out - we want these cats to go back to the homes they have always known and only use the Cats At Work Program when all else fails and their euthanization is the only other answer. So far, things have been going well. When you see TreeHouse on the news, know that some suburban cats have found a new purpose, reducing rodents and the use of poisonous pest control in Chicago!

FIP Research

There has been great progress in the research on FIP (feline infectious peritonitis). Research at Kansas State University on an antiviral treatment is showing great promise and a summary of some of the work that indicates that there is a genetic predisposition in cats which results in a lack of resistance to the FIP virus - warning the language can be heavy to wade thru! This means that someday, new cat families may not have to suffer the loss of their kittens and young cats to this almost always fatal illness. Their research has made one thing clear - inbreeding results in a much higher incidence of FIP and that is at least a start. If FIP has had an effect on your cats, please visit "Save Our Cats and Kittens from Feline Infections Peritonitis" http://www.sockfip.org/ to learn more. Looking forward to a day when a cat owner or shelter will no longer worry that they could have done something different, something more for their cat that came down with FIP!

'June is for Kittens' Giving Grid

As a special fundraiser to help us cover the costs of Kitten Season, check out our "June is for Kittens" Giving Grid! Click on a space, make a donation, post a favorite picture (kitten-related or not!) and leave a message for us! See what your donations can do to help us save lives and prevent future kittens being born outside and going on to produce more kittens! Your donations will make a difference and allow us to raise happy, healthy, adoptable kittens for the rest of the year!"


Kitten Shower Wish List!

When you attend our Kitten Shower, we would very much appreciate it if you could bring us some items on our Wish List.

These would include:
  • Clay cat litter - Tidy cat, Special Kitty
  • Pate canned cat food - poultry varieties
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitten Chow
  • Dry Kitten kibbles - Royal Cannin, Purina One, etc.
  • Gerber meat baby food - Chicken, Ham, Turkey
  • Heating pads that stay on permanently without self-shutting off
  • Gift Cards - Target, Sam's Club, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Pet Supplies Plus, PetSmart
Thank you!
Have you seen our Adoptables?

We average about 1,000 cats spay/neutered each year.  Among those there are many cats that become adoptable.  We transfer cats to three area shelters - West Suburban Humane Society, ADOPT Pet Shelter and Naperville Area Humane Society and a few others that take cats when they can.  Due to the volume we encounter, Feral Fixers needs to adopt cats too!  We'd like to take this space to introduce you to some of the cats we have on hand that have some special needs.  We believe there is a right home for every cat that wants one, even if it takes a while for that home to show up.

Here are a few that need your help in finding the right home for them:
  • Seuss was part of a large colony in Oregon, Illinois.  We don't normally work that far from DuPage but these cats needed intervention.  They had been fed primarily Meow Mix for years and their health was not the best.  Seuss arrived to us with upper respiratory, intestinal parasites, you name it.  He now is very healthy except will always have a chronic eye condition.  Supplements and monitoring should be all he needs in addition to a home full of love.  He's a playful and happy cat and has made great strides in being all he can be!

  • Bacall started out life in a dog boarding facility.  There is no telling how many litters of kittens she had before we got her.  Due to eating a lot of dog food over the years, she needs to be on a grain-free diet - she gets unbelievably gassy from those grains!  Easy fix!  She loves laps and sleeping in bed with you, other cats are okay but she is definitely people-oriented!

  • Rosalee - oh Rosalee, she just does not think she is in the same species as cats.  Alien creatures to be rebuffed!  Humans, now, that's the ticket!  Loving, playful, happy if she has her human!  In 2014 she was spayed as a feral in Glendale Heights.  Somehow she made her way to Bolingbrook where she was turned into Animal Control.  We've had her for a year and a half, do you have room in your heart for a single cat?
These three may never be transferred to a shelter due to their requirements, and they need homes of their own - please share their information with friends and family and help us to fulfill their needs!

Finally, we'd like to tell you about River.  We've come to know that black cats try harder and are often the sweetest and River runs true to the norm!  He was born with an eye issue, blind in his right eye and limited vision in his left, probably only seeing light and dark.  He uses his other senses to make up the difference and is healthy in all other regards.  It may take him awhile to get used to a new environment, but his good nature and love of life will carry him thru.

In order to keep his eyelids from adhering to his eyes he needs daily over-the-counter eye drops to lubricate his eyes and keep them pain-free.  A small task for such a loving cat!

Bacall, Rosalee, Seuss and River are all on our Petfinder (click on the Adoptable Cats link on our website)/ - learn more and fill out an adoption application!"

Thank you!

(Click on any of the picture thumbnails to see a full-size picture)
Want to help?

Interested in helping Feral Fixers? We are looking for a 'few good volunteers'! Specifically, we're looking for someone to help us transport cats to and from PAWS (the Spay/Neuter clinic we use) in Chicago.

We need transport both in the morning and the afternoon. If you're interested in helping, call us at (630) 881-FXRS (3977) or email us at info@feralfixers.org.
There are Kittens in My Yard!

The first step upon discovering kittens in your yard is to vacate the area unless they are in immediate danger.  Keep tabs on the situation from a distance, inside the house so the mom cat will feel comfortable returning to them.

The second, assuming you have not been feeding the mother cat, is to check with your neighbors to see if they have been feeding cats.

The third, if you are able, is to offer the mom cat a safe place to move her kittens to.  A shelter stuffed with straw, even a cardboard box (stuffed with straw) with a hole cut in the side just big enough for her to come and go might encourage her to move her kittens out of bushes, a pile of firewood, etc.

If the kittens are in danger - roaming dogs, coyotes seen daily, lawn care workers coming to re-do the back yard, your siding is being replaced, mom cat has not been seen for two days, then and only then, should the kittens be removed.  The mom cat can usually do an excellent job of caring for the kittens and there is time to contact Feral Fixers and make a plan of how to move forward.  The best food is the mom's milk, the best emotional support is mom's care - human care is a poor second choice at best.

Pregnant females will give birth in locations that they think are safe but inexperienced first-timers may have to make a hasty selection.  That's how kittens end up in bushes, flower beds, window wells.

Moms move their litters several times while caring for them, situations change, kittens grow, weather changes.  The important thing is to keep an eye on them and be aware of where the kittens are being moved to.  The rule of thumb has always been that kittens need to eat every two hours.  In truth, while the kittens are with the mom they might nurse continuously, but the mom can be gone for long stretches of time - sometimes eight hours plus.  If she is out searching for food, searching for a new location, that can take time.  While the mom is gone, kittens often go into a semi-comatose state, limiting energy expenditure until she returns.  So, unless the kittens are screaming with hunger, are cold, have been left for more than 24 hours, it is best not to intervene.

In the worst case scenario, you have nabbed the kittens and are now wondering what to do:  get them warm - heating pad, hot water bottles (fill a drinking bottle with hot water, wrap in a towel, put wrapped bottle in box/carrier with them).  Do not attempt to feed them until they are completely warmed up.  Feeding before warmed up could be fatal, cannot emphasize that enough.  The best food is KMR (kitten milk replacement formula) which can be purchased at pet stores.  Never give cow's milk, it does not have the correct enzymes and nutrients that the kittens need and will do more harm than good.  Never give baby cereal (old wives' tale).  If you cannot get to a pet store, the Kitten Rescue Handbook has a huge amount of information for the correct way to care for the kittens, including recipes for formula from ingredients you may have on hand.

Pregnant females need extra food but that need doubles and triples once they start nursing kittens.  If you know a cat is taking care of kittens be sure to have plenty of fresh water available, too.  If the kittens are moved out of your yard, but you are still feeding, mom will probably still bring them to the food station when they are approximately 5 weeks old.  That is the optimum time for bringing them in for taming and ultimate adoption.  The mom cat has done all of the hard work, nursing, caring, and has brought them to the point where they can eat solid food.  Five weeks is the time when they will imprint on humans most easily.   The effort to tame increases tremendously the older they get, using up resources of rescue organizations, delaying adoptions, increasing the chance that you will not be able to trap one or more and those kittens will go on to give birth to more and the cycle will continue.

There are a limited number of adoptive homes, limited space in rescues.  The most important thing you could do is practice TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) on the cats in your neighborhood and prevent the litter of kittens in your yard!  

While Feral Fixers has been at work in DuPage County, neutering over 8,600 cats in eight and a half years, the numbers of cats euthanized at DuPage County Animal Care & Control has been steadily decreasing.  In 2013, 2014, 2015, there were zero adoptable cats euthanized each year.  The intake and euthanization of feral cats was under 100.  The practice of TNR is working and the numbers are proof.  The number of calls from residents with new, large colonies has been decreasing too!

Feral Fixers can help feral cat caretakers take care of spaying/neutering, instruct on care of kittens, facilitate the placement of kittens in shelters, assist in adoptions, but our resources are limited and can only take in a small number of kittens ourselves.  Therefore, prevention thru TNR is the key to resolving cat overpopulation in Elmhurst and DuPage County.

When you see stray and feral cats in your yard, your neighborhood, contact Feral Fixers so that the numbers of cats do not increase and you do not end up with Kittens In Your Yard!
Feral Fixers Wish List

SPECIAL NOTE - We have recently updated our Wish List on this site.  If you haven't visited it recently, we invite you to do so again in the near future - Thank you!

Want to help Feral Fixers by purchasing something that we really could use?  Then check out our Wish List on Amazon.  It contains many items listed that we would greatly appreciate and they are shipped directly to us!

This is a wonderful way to help Feral Fixers.  Many people prefer to support a charitable organization by purchasing items for them rather than sending them a donation and this is a way you can do so.

To find the Feral Fixers Wish List on Amazon.com, just go to their website and click on the Wish List link near the top, right-hand corner of the page.  Then enter the words "Feral Fixers" (without the quotation marks) into the box that says "Find Someone's Wish List" and hit Enter.  You'll then be presented with all of the items currently on Amazon.com that Feral Fixers would like to have.  Add the item(s) you wish to donate to your Shopping Cart in the normal manner and, when you pay for them, they'll be ordered and shipped directly to Feral Fixers!

And, if you order from the AmazonSmile website (see instructions elsewhere in this eNewsletter for instructions on how to do so), you'll help us in an additional way - you'll have donated one or more items to us AND 1/2% of your purchase price will also be additionally donated to Feral Fixers (this only applies to items that are so eligible - shown in the description of them item).

Thank you!
Feral Fixers Logo Check out our Social Media!

Feral Fixers has a very active Facebook page. Information is updated daily - sometimes hourly!  Find out what you can do, what we need, how you can have an impact on ferals, strays, cats in general!  "Like" us there and the good karma will surely flow your way...

Visit our website at www.feralfixers.org, an enormous resource about feral cats and what we do.  There you can donate to us (via PayPal or credit card), see the ways you can help Feral Fixers, our adoptable cats, the latest news, visit our store and learn more about feral cats.  Follow the "running total" of how many cats we've spayed/neutered, see the Upcoming Events, archived articles from the past and learn about our Friends and Partners and so much more!

There are links to our Facebook and Instagram pages, ResQWalk - a smartphone app that tracks how far you've walked your pet or exercised (these miles accumulate for Feral Fixers to help us win money at the same time)!  And sign up for our mailing list so that you receive our email newsletters and stay informed!
Vet Study OKs FIV+ and FIV- Cats Living Together

One of the reasons why people & some shelters react so adversely to FIV+ cats is the fear that they will transmit the Virus to other cats. While this can happen through deep-bite wounds, with cats that have been spayed/neutered (and thus less aggressive) this is rare. The great folks over at Felines & Canines did a study where they tested over 100 cats that had been living together for over a year - many FIV+ and the rest FIV-. Their results were very telling; not a single cat that had come into the shelter FIV- had contracted the Virus from the FIV+ cats it had been living with - not a single one. If you want to read the story about this study, click here.

And now, a study from the University of Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine agrees.  Money quote from the article:

FIV-positive cats can live with FIV-negative cats and not infect the FIV-negative cats during normal day-to-day interaction; and mother cats infected with FIV don't pass the virus on to their kittens.

It is wonderful that such a prestigious organization such as this has confirmed what people who have practical experience in this already know and, hopefully, it will reduce the anxiety that many have about FIV+ cats.  And, speaking of FIV+ cats,



Feral Fixers has several FIV+ cats available for Adoption.  And, to help make them more adoptable, the fee for Adopting one of these lovable boys is on $55!  And, some of these cats have had their adoption fee pre-paid!

If you are interested, please email gotfriendlies@feralfixers.org or call (630) 881-7459 for more details.

Thank you!
Shred4Rescues

Feral Fixers will be again participating in the Shred4Rescues event to be held on June 25th from 9am-1pm at the Citadel Information Management location - 827 Blackhawk Drive in Westmont. We will be hosting a tent with information on Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and photos of all of our Adoptable cats and kittens.

People will be bringing documents to be securely shredded and the proceeds from the payments for those services are donated to the groups, such as ours, which are hosting a booth at that event. So, if you have some documents piling up that you want shredded, bring them along to this event and help support Feral Fixers - thank you! You can download the event flyer here.
Fosters are needed now!

Kittens are coming!  We refer to it as a "Kitten Avalanche!"  We've only seen the very first rumblings so far but by the time we get to the Kitten Shower, we should be immersed!  In addition, we have so many lovely adults that need some time in a home before they can go on to their permanent families - former ferals are so grateful at the chance to come inside.  

With the large number of shelters in this area, we are all competing for a very small pool of possible foster families.  Our fosters enable us to adopt out our cats but also enable us to transfer our cats to shelters that, due to their size, may have a larger network and more adoption applicants than we have - gaining more exposure for the cats that we have fostered and transferred to them, ready for adoption.  

Fostering requirements:

We do our best to work with fosters but they need to:  
  • Be in easy driving distance of Lombard - emergencies happen and being 45 minutes away, one way, is just not a good idea.
  • Have only one or few animals of their own - asking someone to take on 4 additional cats when they already have 4+ animals on hand could be a problem.
  • Spend a reasonable amount of time at home - someone who travels or has long work days cannot sufficiently support the behavior modification that is sometimes necessary with young kittens.
Be clear about expectations of us and ask plenty of questions!

In return, fosters receive so much love and affection from these cats and the knowledge that they are part of the pipeline of Rescue - getting them ready for their forever homes!

Please, Help Us Help Them!

(The picture thumbnail (click on it for a full-size picture) is of Tomasina and her kitten Toshi, a Torti.  Toshi has been transferred to one our partner organizations, the West Suburban Humane Society,
and is available for adoption.)
Shop on ebay - Help Feral Fixers!

Did you know that some of your purchases on ebay can directly help Feral Fixers?  When a seller posts an item, they can designate a charity to donate a portion of the proceeds to.  Several people have done so for Feral Fixers.  When you purchase one or more of these items, a portion of the sale is donated directly to Feral Fixers!

You don't have to register anything, submit any coupons, fill out any forms, etc.  All you have to do is to purchase an item whose seller has designated Feral Fixers as their Charity of Choice.

If you follow this link, you can see all the items on ebay that have Feral Fixers as a designated charity.

Our thanks to those sellers who have so-designated Feral Fixers - your contributions are greatly appreciated!  And, if you are a seller and would like to start designating Feral Fixers as a Charity, instructions on how to do so are shown on the same page.

Thank you!
How many cats? - 8,683!!


Year
# of cats fixed
2007
86
2008
529
2009
869
2010
1,003
2011
1,025
2012
1,232
2013
1,243
2014
1,291
2015
1,157
2016
248
Total
8,683

Clicking on the Computer monitor will send you to the Feral Fixers 'Statistics' page where you can see our progress, month-by-month, since we've started work.
The P.A.W.S. Club of Wheaton North High School does it again!

The P.A.W.S. Club of Wheaton North High School spent their afternoon and early evening on Friday, May 6th, collecting donations for animal welfare at the Wheaton Jewel.  They prepare a wish list and hand them out to shoppers on their way into the store and collect the donations from the shoppers as they exit.  So simple and so generous of the P.A.W.S. Club to spend their time helping us - thank you!
Shop on Amazon - Help Feral Fixers!

Feral Fixers is now a designated charity on Amazon.com, the website which offers a gazillion items for sale.  A great many of these items have been designated eligible for "amazonsmile", a program that automatically donates 1/2% of the purchase price of the item to the charity of your choice.

Instead of signing on to http://amazon.com, sign on to http://smile.amazon.com instead.  You'll then be able to designate a "Favorite charity".  Enter "Feral Fixers" where asked to and then Feral Fixers will be eligible for these donations.

In order for you to then purchase amazonsmile items, you will always need to sign in to http://smile.amazon.com.  This is the same Amazon.com website you've always enjoyed - all of the products are still listed, but note that not every item on Amazon is "amazonsmile" eligible.  Items that are eligible are clearly designated as such in the description.

So, register Feral Fixers as your favorite charity and help us help the cats!

Thank you!
Event Calendar  
 
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 - Feral Fixers Fantastic Garage Sale! - There will be a garage sale at 29 w 560 Butterfield Rd in Warrenville on this date from 8am to 3pm. If you have items you'd like to donate to the sale, please email jenniferw75@sbcglobal.net to arrange a dropoff during the week of May 14th through May 20th. All proceeds will benefit Feral Fixers - be there or be square!
 
Now through June 12th, 2016 - GivingGrid June is for Kittens Fundraiser!  As a special fundraiser to help us cover the costs of Kitten Season, check out our "June is for Kittens" Giving Grid! Click on a space, make a donation, post a favorite picture (kitten-related or not!) and leave a message for us! See what your donations can do to help us save lives and prevent future kittens being born outside and going on to produce more kittens! Your donations will make a difference and allow us to raise happy, healthy, adoptable kittens for the rest of the year!

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 - Feral Fixers Kitten Shower
- This new event will be held at the Villa Park VFW #2801 located at 39 E St. Charles Road in Villa Park. Details are elsewhere in this Newsletter.
 
Saturday, June 25th - Shred4Rescues - Feral Fixers will be again participating in this event to be held on June 25th from 9am-1pm at the Citadel Information Management location - 827 Blackhawk Drive in Westmont. We will be hosting a tent with information on Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and photos of all of our Adoptable cats and kittens. People will be bringing documents to be securely shredded and the proceeds from the payments for those services are donated to the groups, such as ours, which are hosting a booth at that event. So, if you have some documents piling up that you want shredded, bring them along to this event and help support Feral Fixers - thank you! You can download the event flyer here.
Shop on CafePress - Help Feral Fixers!

Want to purchase something purr-fect for your cat-lover friends and help out Feral Fixers at the same time?  Just visit our CafePress store and Buy Something! In addition to the Can Insulator shown to the right (perfect for keeping your drinks cold), we have T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, mouse pads, gym bags, messenger bags, coffee mugs, tote-bags, pet food bowls, Pajamas and much, much more! A portion of each sale goes to help us in our TNR efforts.

To visit the store, just click on the picture of the Can Insulator or visit our website and click on the ' CafePress' button at the top - Thank you!
Visit us on the Web 

Visit our website at www.feralfixers.org.  There you can donate to us (via PayPal or credit card), visit our store, read the latest news, and learn more about feral cats.

If this newsletter has been forwarded to you, you can also sign up to be on our mailing list so you don't miss a thing!
What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?

TNR CatTNR is a full management plan in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns, and rural areas are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians.

When space is available, adoptable cats and kittens are transferred to sheltering organizations to be adopted into good homes. Healthy adult cats unsocialized to humans are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of their original caretakers.
Feral Fixers, NFP, is a certified 501c3 corporation - EIN Number 13-4364615