Animal related

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition Inc

VISALIA, CA

Mission

The primary focus of the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is to provide food, shelter, and education in feral cat sterilization in association with the trapping technique known as T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Return) benefiting the cats and community.

Ruling Year

2014

Principal Officer

Teresa Williams

Main Address

PO BOX 6644

VISALIA, CA 93290 USA

Keywords

Feral cat, feral cats, cats, kittens, cat, kitten, foster cat, foster kitten, foster cats, foster kittens

EIN

46-4559862

 Number

4986762766

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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The primary focus of the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is to provide food, shelter and education regarding feral cat sterilization utilizing the technique known as Trap Neuter Return (TNR), benefiting the cats and our community. The Visalia Feral Cat Coalition targets identified problem areas in Visalia, California. We work with the local residents and/or business owners by education on TNR and feral cat colony management. In cooperation with the residents or business owners, a mass trapping is scheduled. Cats are trapped and taken to a clinic where they are neutered, vaccinated and their ears are tipped. Kittens and socialized cats are fostered by volunteers and placed into homes. Healthy adult feral cats are returned to their colony site where designated caretakers provide food, shelter and continuing care. Follow up trappings are conducted for missed or stray cats.

Our programs

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Voucher Program

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Our Results

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Number of animals vaccinated

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Voucher Program

Context notes

All cat and kittens are given a rabies and FVRCP + FeLV. Kittens and sick looking cats are SNAP FIV/FeLV combo tested.

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Voucher Program

Number of animals spayed and neutered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Voucher Program

Context notes

Spays and neuters done through our voucher program.

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The main goal of Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is to Trap Neuter Return Feed the feral cats in our community.

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition offers TNR Vouchers for getting feral cats spayed/neutered with a $20 copay. The cats need to be feral in order to qualify for the program and the ear will be tipped. We also conduct mass trappings in problem areas. The cats are spayed or neutered, given shots, and their ear is tipped. After a mass trapping we put feeders in place to take care of the cats. Any missed cats are trapped. The end result is a stable colony that will not grow.

We have a volunteer base that feeds daily, traps on a regular basis and removes kittens to be socialized and be adopted out. We also give the public vouchers for a $20 spay/neuter, shots and ear tip. Visalia Feral Cat Coalition provides education to the public on how to trap and the benefits of Trap Neuter Return.

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition can see progress when areas we have conducted mass trapping at stabilized. The cats look healthy and their numbers are not increasing. The public is using our vouchers and getting their areas and neighborhood stable.

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition has many stable colonies. Our goal is to get more veterinary clinics to take our vouchers and to be able to lower the cost of the vouchers.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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