Volunteer

We need Volunteers to

Trapping for the Elderly or Disable,

Trapping for People Who Can’t Trap Themselves

Work Clinics, Foster, Feeding Colonies

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Fostering and Taming Kittens

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 click here and let us know how you would like to help. Someone will get back to you soon. 

Trapping

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/community 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/community 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.

Colony Feeding

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition follows up on past trapping areas for any cats that were missed. Feral/community 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.

Trapping for People Who Can’t Trap Themselves

We understand that some individuals require assistance in trapping their community cats.  You would need to transport to and from our clinics, a task that can be physically challenging due to the weight of the cat traps. These individuals are eager to ensure their cats receive the best care, but may struggle with lifting the cages. To address this need, we offer a trapping/transport service from volunteers. Our trained staff will safely transport your cat to and from our clinics.  The cost of the clinic visit will be covered by the person you are transporting for. This is only available when volunteers are available.

Clinic Days

We need people for clinic days.  These are hard days starting at 6am and to until 4pm.  It involves heavy lifting and seeing cats with surgery wounds

Trapping for the Elderly or Disable

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition would love to have you work with us at our clinic days.   These days are long.  We start at 6:00 am with checkin and spay/neuter between 40 and 80 cats in one day.  It’s so satisfying helping so many cats in one day.  This is only available when volunteers are available.