About

What We Do

The primary focus of the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is to provide food, shelter and education regarding feral cat sterilization utilizing the technique known as Trap Neuter Return (TNR), benefiting the cats and our community.

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.

Vouchers

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.

Media

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition Makes a Difference in Lives

Valley Voice, Page 12

Control cat population through spaying, neutering

Visalia Times Delta, December 30, 2015

Parks Advisory Committee Recommends Trap, Neuter, Release

Valley Voice, December 17, 2015, Page 1

Mooney’s Grove’s Feral Cats in Danger of Being Eliminated

Valley Voice, December 5, 2013, Page 1

Visalia's feral cat problem: Trap, neuter & return

Visalia Times Delta, Oct 26, 2014

Response to Tulare County

Valley Voice, January 3, 2014

Visalia Embraces Trap, Neuter and Release

Valley Voice, February 20, 2014

Year in Review: Feral cats get humane help

Visalia Times Delta, December 31, 2014

Cat Colonies: Finding Solutions, Jan 3, 2013

Cat Colonies: Finding Solutions

Our Vets

Companion Animal Medical Center

Without Companion Animal Medical Clinic we would not have a program. Dr. Kuswa has volunteered countless hours and resources to the Visala Feral Cat Coalition. Dr. Kuswa and her staff volunteer for our mass trappings giving up their weekends to spay and neuter feral cats. Thank you Companion Animal Medical Clinic. Companion Animal takes feral cats weekdays. Please call them to let them know you are trapping and to get information about intake times. Cats have to be in a humane trap. Please keep your feral cage covered so the cat is less tramatized. Companion Animal's address is 5229 W Walnut Ave, Visalia, CA 93277, 559 625-9920.

VOSPCA

We would like to thank the VOSPCA for all their support. You are a big reason we are so successful with our Trap Neuter Return voucher program, and we thank you. They are open weekdays and take feral's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday limited to 4 feral cats a day. There address is 9405 W Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA 93291, 559 741-1121. 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.

Caldwell Pet Hospital

We are happy to announce that Caldwell Pet Hospital is now taking our vouchers. Dr. Adams has always supported the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition and we are excited that she is part of our team. 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. Their address is 3837 W Caldwell Ave, Visalia, CA, 93274, 559 741-7000.

Membership Requirements

Want to be a part of Visalia Feral Cat Coalition REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECTOR, BOARD AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

GENERAL MEMBER • You must attend a minimum of 8 VFCC General Meetings per year to maintain membership. (Credit can be given for attendance during the remaining year of 2018). • You must participate as a “Lead and/or “Support” in at least 2 VFCC projects and/or fundraising events per year to maintain General Member status. (Credit can be given for the remaining year of 2018.)

BOARD MEMBER • You must have been an elected VFCC General Member for a minimum of 1 year. • You must be in attendance at a minimum of 8 Board meetings during a 12 month period. (Credit can be given for attendance during the remaining year of 2018). • You must “Lead” and/or “Support” in a minimum of 2 VFCC projects and/or fundraising events during a 12 month period to maintain Board status.

BOARD DIRECTOR/OFFICER • You must have been a VFCC Board Member for a minimum of 1 year prior to be qualified to hold a Director/Officer position. • You must have acted as a “Lead” on at least 2 VFCC projects and/or fundraising events during the period of being an active Board Member. • You must attend at least 10 Board, Special, and/or General Meetings during a 12 month calendar year. (Exceptions can be reviewed and determined on an as needed basis).