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A spectacular fiesta!
Many thanks to everyone who participated to make this important event a great success.
The photo album is ready for viewing!
We greatly appreciate Kathi Lamm, of Lamm Photography, for documenting the Furball fun!
We were so pleased to have Dennis and Marie Gilliam of the Bob's Red Mill family as our Furball Honorary Chairs.
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods was also a Furball Corporate Sponsor. We are very grateful for their support!
Petco Foundation has long-supported the Furball and this year was also a Corporate Sponsor. ¡Muchas gracias!
Portland Tribune: Working together to find solutions
to cat, bird struggle
Guest Opinion by Bob Sallinger and Karen Kraus
Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012
For more than a decade, the Audubon Society of Portland and Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon have worked to find solutions to challenges facing birds and cats in our city.
The idea of an animal welfare organization and a conservation organization finding common ground should not seem radical. However, rather than focusing on a unique and productive local partnership, the Portland Tribune’s Sustainable Life section instead chose to import controversy from out of state. Read more...
50,000 cats spayed/neutered!
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon neutered our
50,000th cat on September 23, 2011 in Portland.
The landmark cat was a 5-month old grey and white kitten from Kelso, Washington named Oscar. He was born to a stray female cat who appeared outside the caregiver’s home last fall.
Oscar and his two siblings were all neutered at the clinic. His mother was spayed by FCCO earlier this summer. The caregivers feed 13 cats and all of them are now spayed/neutered.
Click to watch Oscar
being released from his trap!
Many thanks to Clay Myers at www.focuspointpictures.com for producing the wonderful video about Oscar and for capturing this amazing image of him.
Help FCCO Help the Cats... Volunteer!
We are always looking for help at our clinics, with fundraising, and in the office. Right now we also have some specific positions we are seeking to fill right away in Portland.
General office volunteer– email caregivers and help with data entry and office projects.
Outreach volunteer– attend street fairs, farmer’s markets, and other events sharing information about our services with the public
Trap Depot – maintain a trap inventory at your home or business where caregivers can pick up and return humane traps.
Phone scheduling volunteer– pick up inbound calls, screen cats for eligibility for FCCO clinics, and assist callers with questions regarding feral cats and spay/neuter.
Click here to read about these volunteer positions and more ways you can help!
FCCO's Awareness Video
FCCO's awareness video is on YouTube for all to see. Thanks to Michael Fox and Sarah Fox for producing this piece that shows what FCCO is, what we do, and why TNR is so important.
A Resource for Spay/Neuter Services
Through a partnership between PetSmart Charities® and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), this comprehensive and searchable database will help you find low-cost spay/neuter programs in your community, including FCCO.
Another resource, Neuter/Spay Oregon
, includes some information about each of the organizations on its list, including which services are "feral friendly".
Cleaning Up for the Cats
GivSmart Pick-Ups Your Donated Household Items
If you live
in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington
or Clark County, GivSmart.com
up your reusable donations where they are
given new life at a Value Village store near
you and FCCO receives the proceeds!
It’s simple: unclutter your closet, get rid
of that extra toaster, and then...
* Schedule a pick-up date online at GivSmart.com
or call 800-789-0719
* Fill your bags and boxes, separating
the clothing from the household goods (a
complete list is online)
* Put your donations out on the day of
pick-up – and you’re done.
will pick up your
donations, leave a thank you receipt, send
FCCO a check along with your name and
address as the donor - all at no cost to you
The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), of which FCCO is a founding member, wants to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of cats across the Portland Oregon metro area during the next five years. This is a collective effort - we need your help, too. Are you a feral cat caregiver? Do you have a cat that needs to be spayed/ neutered? There is help! Click here to read our caregiver information and about our spay/neuter clinics.
Please help us help the cats. Follow this link and print out our flyers and keep some in your car. When you are at the store, coffee shop, vet's office, church, or any place with a community bulletin board, please post one. Remember, each caregiver you reach is another cat helped, and suffering for future litters prevented!