O4W Cat Project We do trap/neuter/return (TNR), a humane and universal method of feral cat population control. Under our care and guidance feral cats are trapped, given vet care, rabies shots, distemper, FVRCP vacinations, FeLV vacinations, neutered, the kittens and un-feral cats rehomed and the truly feral cats returned and watched over by well organized caregivers. We are a 100% volunteer organization motivated by kindness and compassion.
- We seek to reduce the feral cat population by conducting spay-neuter initiatives and by finding homes for adoptable kittens born outdoors and for newly abandoned pets who find their way to a Cat Colony.
- O4W Cat Project is working to get a 501(c)3 program funded, to help both cats and their caretakers. All Colony Caretakers & Guardians are cat-lovers contributing to the community with the rewards being good feelings from caring for the cats and the pleasure in becoming friends with other cat lovers. Caretakers pay out of their own pockets for the food they use, trapping equipment, spay & neuter fees, medical expenses and shelter materials and space. A 501(c)3 program can both give the cats quality care and ease volunteer's financial burden.
- At present, our activities include the following:
- Maintenance of FWW Community Cats colonies: We conduct ongoing TNR at our colonies and have our own traps for that purpose. Our cats' spay-neuter surgeries and vaccinations are performed by LifeLine, Decatur.
- Free Fieldwork: We actively assist others in TNR projects. We are available for residents new to trapping and for experienced trappers conducting a mass TNR drive.
- Seminars: We will do Community Cats Education Seminars for residents who want a hands-on experience with the basics of managing TNR and caring for the feral felines in their neighborhoods.
- Free Consultation: Among our workforce, we have decades of experience in caring for feral cats, and we can be consulted about any problem in feral cat colony management. We will not remove feral cats from your property, but will provide support and tools to humanely manage the cats.
- Finally, we pursue a broader, informational goal through our website and outreach education of the public about kindness to animals in all habitates and reducing the abandonment of unwanted pets. We provide educational pamphlets and videos by Alley Cat Allies for the common goal of supporting compassion and care for the feral cat.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.