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.
who we are — dedicated volunteers
Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping is NOT a for-profit business. FCAT is a Washington State Charity, but a NOT 501(c)3 organization, or a typical shelter. 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.
what we do — tnr
FCAT traps, neuters and returns and also works with local shelters and rescues to find tame/friendly cats forever homes. If you are looking for help, we can assist with S/N resources, traps, and education. Just call and we will help in any way we can. We are a local TruCatch trap distributor if you want to buy a trap.
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.
what we do — assistance
Call FCAT 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:
• note of location and any landmarks
• number of cats you see and if any are ear-tipped (That’s a clue that someone may be looking after them.)
• check with your neighbors
If you see young kittens, try to catch them. Please be careful their teeth and claws can still hurt. If you’re successful, call FCAT immediately. FCAT 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, traps, etc. I am huge fan of off the wall shelters.