Parker and Tabby

[mk_page_section bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Foster[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://visaliaferalcatcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/separator.png” image_size=”full” align=”center” margin_bottom=”” el_class=”custom-separator”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”span” size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left” el_class=”body-text”]Foster Visalia Feral Cat Coalition would love to have you foster kittens for us. When we Trap Neuter Return sometimes we get kittens. As an organization we are not a rescue and don’t take in kittens, but the members who trap them take responsibility for them personally. Either fostering them themselves or finding fosters for them. The kittens will be tamed and adopted out. It’s the only time we will handle kittens. If you ever attempt to tame feral kittens we suggest you have some leather gloves and keep them away from you face. They think they are fighting for their lives.

We also need volunteers to foster stray adult cats that were once socialized. These cats are usually trapped during a mass trapping. If you are interested, please use the Contact Form.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Trapping[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://visaliaferalcatcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/separator.png” image_size=”full” align=”center” margin_bottom=”” el_class=”custom-separator”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”span” size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left” el_class=”body-text”]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.

[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Feed[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://visaliaferalcatcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/separator.png” image_size=”full” align=”center” margin_bottom=”” el_class=”custom-separator”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”span” size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left” el_class=”body-text”]Visalia Feral Cat Coalition follows up on past trapping areas for any cats that were missed. Feral cats that have been trapped have tipped ear so they are easier to tell who we’ve already TNR. We then make sure there are volunteers feeding the colony daily or we put feeders in place to take care of the colony. If you are interested in becoming a colony caretaker please fill out the contact form.

[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Trap Neuter Return Works!
[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://visaliaferalcatcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/separator.png” image_size=”full” align=”center” margin_bottom=”” el_class=”custom-separator”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”span” size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left” el_class=”body-text”]The cats’ lives and health are improved and the population of feral cats will stabilize and decline over time. There will be no more kittens and mating behaviors such as yowling, spraying and fighting will stop.

The traditional method of catch and kill is an endless and cruel method for feral cat control. It’s a costly cycle and won’t keep an area free of cats for long. Relocating the cats is another method that does not work; once cats are removed from a territory, other cats move in to take advantage of the newly available location and breed, forming a new colony.

[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_color=”#f26722″ bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ el_class=”colored-bg” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Vouchers[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://visaliaferalcatcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/separator-white.png” image_size=”full” align=”center” margin_bottom=”” el_class=”custom-separator”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”span” size=”” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left” el_class=”body-text”]To request a TNR Voucher Code, click HERE and complete our Contact Form to request VFCC Low Cost TNR Spay/Neuter Voucher Codes or Inbox our Facebook page.

Please get your voucher codes BEFORE trapping. We would rather see a code not be use than someone letting a cat go after trapping. Retrapping that cat is almost impossible.

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. If you are trying to socialize the feral for rehoming purposes without a clipped ear the VOSPCA will charge their regular price and would require an appointment. To get voucher codes use our contact page. We also loan traps, on a first come first serve basis. Please consider buying your own traps as it may benefit your efforts if you have several cats. Traps are inexpensive and can be purchased at Tractor Supply in Tulare. The cost is $30 for a large and small trap combination.

We wish we could help all cats, but we are focused on feral cats. We just don’t have the funds to pay for spaying and neutering non feral cats. We are all volunteer and 100% donation dependent, so we are very limited on what we can do.

Our vouchers can be used at

VOSPCA 9405 W Goshen Ave and Plaza Visalia, CA 93291 They are open weekdays and take feral’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday limited to 4 feral cats a day. Cats have to be in a humane trap and can be dropped off early. Cats are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please keep your feral cage covered so the cat is less tramatized. (559) 741-1121

Companion Animal Medical Center 5229 W. Walnut Avenue Visalia, CA 93277 Cats have to be in a humane trap. Please keep your feral cage covered so the cat is less tramatized. (559)625-9920

Caldwell Pet Hospital 3837 W Caldwell Ave, Visalia, CA 93277 Cats have to be in a humane trap and can be dropped off at 8:15 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please cover your traps to help calm the feral cats. No appointment needed (559) 741-7001

Please check with the clinic you intend to take your feral cat to before you trap in order to know their requirements.

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