FAIRCHILD FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 6431 Wyomissing PA 19610 USA

Mission:

Fairchild Foundation is an all volunteer, non-profit grassroots Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) organization that helps spay and neuter stray and feral cats in Berks County and surrounding areas in PA thus reducing the unwanted cat population by millions.  Fairchild was the first formal organization in Berks County of its kind, and it established a valuable resource where none had existed before.


Geographic areas served: Berks County, PA
Programs: Our goal is to spay and neuter 30 feral cats every month this year to help reduce the cat overpopulation problem in our community.  By spaying and neutering feral cats we can effectively reduce the number of cats that are euthanized in animal shelters by millions over the next several years.  Because feral cats are unsocialized to humans and can’t adjust to life in a human home, the only possible outcome is death if they enter a shelter.
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In January of 2001 my local paper had a full page article on the number of cats that were euthanized at our two public animal shelters in my county. I had no idea! 2,000! I was so horrified I never slept all night.

I was retiring in a few months and vowed that I would find out what was being done in my county to help with this terrible situation. So when I retired I started to ask questions... first my vet, then the name and phone number she gave me, then off to a feral cat conference, and then I learned about the Fairchild Foundation and what they were doing. They were doing what many should be doing... spaying and neutering feral cats so that those terrible numbers and the suffering of homeless cats can be reduced. I have been a supporter of the Fairchild Foundation ever since. They have terrific volunteers that put many hours into working for the betterment of this situation.

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I have observed at their clinics

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The Fairchild Foundation has been working tirelessly to reduce the stray/homeless cat population. Many people volunteer their time, give money, organize fundraisers and care for the cats. Without the support of the people many more cats would be homeless and disease ridden. I have seen cats taken from barns and streets be given the chance to live a comfortable life in a nice warm home. I have seen colonies of cats that were breeding out of control be spayed and neutered. I have seen sick cats be cared for and returned healthy. This program works, is being done efficiently and effectively and most of all is making a difference in the surrounding communities.

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I have seen cats be adopted and colonies reduced.

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Donate more money to help them aquire the equipment they need.

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I am a friend of a very caring vet that gives her time and expertise to Fairchild Foundation in helping feral cats by traping them, vaccinating them, spay/neuter and then releasing them again. She is tireless in her compassion for these cats. Fairchild is a very needed organization that helps to keep the homless cat population down while helping the cats to live a better and healthier life.

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the times I have been with the vet and she may have had some of the cats in her practice, but mostly just by talking and listening to the vet explain everything she does for these precious animals.

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not make any changes

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I work with a vet who volunteers her time with the Fairchild Foundation & we have told people about their great program when they called our animal hospital looking for help with stray cats in their area. They are a wonderful, helpful group of volunteers!!!

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Seeing how many cats that they have spayed & neutered!

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Rating: 5 stars  

To Whom It May Concern,

Dr. Fry and her team are awesome and doing something that is really needed. Dr. Fry was our vet at one time and we love her so much!!! I feel trap, neuter, vaccinate and release is a wonderful program that helps the over populating of cats. They also get the vaccines that they need. Not only does it keep the cats from over populating, it also helps the cats from fighting and spraying!!! This program should continue for it helps not only the cats, but us humans as well!!!

Thank you!!!

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I have not, but I know others that have!!!

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Fairchild Foundation is doing great!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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