Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping

about us—who we are ...

 

what we do

 

Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping (FCAT) is group of dedicated volunteers who trap feral cats, spay or neuter (S/N) them, and then return them to where they were trapped. This is a process called trap, neuter, & return (TNR) and is considered one of the most humane methods of managing feral cats.

We have a specific mission: to control the population of feral cats through the use of TNR. We do not relocate cats or end their lives just because they are inconvenient. Instead, we believe that the number of feral cats can be reduced through TNR.

FCAT traps, neuters and returns approximately 800 adult cats per year. This doesn’t count the kittens which are rescued or born after the female is trapped. In 2008 we saved 200 kittens and worked with local shelters to find them forever homes.

Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping is NOT a for-profit business, a 501(c)3 organization, or a typical shelter. However, It is a registered charity with the state of Washington. It is a group of dedicated volunteers who use their own money to care for the cats. We rely on low-cost spay and neuter services offered in the area, and donations from pet lovers everywhere.

FCAT helps cats in King and Pierce County. If you are looking for help outside these areas, we help with S/N resources, traps, and education. Just call and we will help in any way we can. Pamela has helped S/N cats as far North as Bellingham, WA and as far South as Portland, OR.

In addition to trapping, FCAT can also help people with low-cost spay/neuter and treat common ailments, such as deworming, caring for upper respiratory infections (URIs), ear mites, and flea control. South Seattle Veterinary Hospital (206-242-8338) treats the cats that arrive at the holding area with abscesses, broken limbs, and other medical issues.

Call Pamela at 206-427-6454 if you see feral cats or other homeless cats or kittens in your neighborhood. (When you contact us, please be sure to include name, location, issues/concerns, and your contact info!)

If you see cats:

  1. note of location

  2. landmarks

  3. number of cats you see

  4. are any ear-tipped? (That’s a clue that someone else is looking after them.)

  5. check with your neighbors

If you see young kittens, try to capture them. Please be careful their teeth and claws can still hurt. If you’re successful, call FCAT immediately at 206-427-6454. Pamela attempts to respond within 2 hours for kittens.

The longer you wait, the more cats and kittens may need trapping...If you are seeing five cats right now, you’ll see at least 15 more kittens by the end of the year. These wild cats stand very little chance of finding a home that wants them. That means death for these cats if you are able to get them to most shelters.

You can email with other questions, such as feeding stations, shelters, etc. I am huge fan of off the wall shelters.

brief summary

known as

FCAT

founded

2000 - registered charity with the state of Washington

serving

King & Pierce County

focus

rescue

trap/neuter/return (TNR)

adoption

assistance

education

needs

donations of cat food, time, money, and other resources are always greatly appreciated

contact info

When you contact us, please be sure to include name, location, issues/concerns, and your contact info!

206-427-6454

feraltrapping@gmail.com

Copyright © 2013 Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping (FCAT). All rights reserved.

Want Pam to speak to your group, organization, or class about TNR and cat rescue? Email or give us a call to schedule at date/time.