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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To enhance the lives of community (feral) cats by promoting spay and neuter and by providing training and mentorship in TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)

Results: Since inception in 2012 3,007 vouchers have been issued providing free spay/neuter and or vaccinations for community cats, 51 spay/neuter clinics have been sponsored at local spay/neuter clinics providing free spay neuter for low income cat owners with 1,779 cats being altered. Approximately 43,000 cans of wet cat food and 40,000 pounds of dry cat food have been provided to community cat caregivers. Over 600 people have attended free classes offered throughout the Puget sound covering Trap-neuter-return, feral kitten socialization, barn cat relocation, basic rescue medicine, and care for bottle babies. Over 100 people are eligible to receive free veterinary medical supplies including vaccines, viral tests, flea and worming treatment, and diarrhea treatment. Antibiotics are also made available with veterinary approval. The CCC has contributed to the cost of veterinary treatment for over 150 ill or injured free roaming cats.

Target demographics: Community (Feral) Cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2017 veterinary medical supplies including vaccines, flea treatment, worming medication, diarrhea medications and snap tests were made available to community cat caregivers and trappers; over 100 people are currently eligible to receive those supplies. Antibiotics are also available with veterinary approval.

Geographic areas served: Western Washsington

Programs: provide training in trap-neuter-return (TNR), have humane traps and associated equipment available to loan to people doing TNR, provide veterinary medical supplies including vaccines, flea treatment, worming medications, diarrhea medication and viral tests to independent rescuers, provide vouchers to independent rescuers for spay/neuter and vaccinations at local spay/neuter clinics, sponsor spay/neuter clinics, and provide food to people who manage community cat colonies

Community Stories

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

catchris2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dear friend passed away recently and unexpectedly, leaving behind her two sweet and loving companion cats. Of all the cat rescue organizations we contacted, CCC was the only organization who stepped forward to help the family. Within 24 hours, Kathleen accepted full responsibility for the permanent placement of the cats and arranged foster homes in the interim. CCC is unique in that they have a network of foster homes in lieu of a shelter facility. Lots of organizations talk about their good deeds; CCC actually does good deeds and they don't talk about it. They truly make the world a better place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The folks at Ccc are compassionate, caring and skilled. They make effective use of their funding and work hard to educate the community. As a foster, I really appreciate having them as a resource as well

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization truly makes a difference and helps the community. They helped me when I contacted them, and because of them, I have the best companion cat that started life as a feral kitten.

Anne M.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow rescuer with 25 years of experience I can sincerely recommend CCC (Community Cat Coalition).

They go above and beyond to not only rescue cats in need, they also make profound knowledge on rescueing, TRP, retrieving lost cats etc. available to the general public, thus offering crucial information to educate others, to help citizens to help themselves in a suitable way.

Purrfect! 5 stars.

Kerry Ryan S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When a young momma cat and her litter of three kittens showed up under the law office nextdoor to my urban apartment building, I knew I had to do something. I just didn't know where to begin. Luckily I was referred by a local shelter to the amazing folks of Community Cat Coalition who mentored me in the whys and hows of TNR. They coached me, loaned and trained me to use the needed equipment, connected me with my local spay and neuter clinic and others in my local rescue network, helped with placing kittens, and offered an incredible amount of education, tips, tricks, encouragement, and support along the way. I ended up trapping 4 unaltered adult cats, three of which were postpartum females, as well as three litters, for a total of 12 cats. All of the adults have been neutered and returned to my hood, and all the kittens have been fostered and/or adopted. I'm so grateful to CCC for the services they provided. I was completely clueless, but they were kind and patient and they empowered me to do what needed to be done to help my community cats. I really can't offer enough praise or gratitude. THANK YOU, CCC!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted 2 cats through this great organization. Our 2 cats are so attached to us, we hardly believe it. Every time we go visit during an event the Cat Coalition ladies always remember us and that is so nice. What a fantastic organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCC helped a rescuer find a home for 10 year old Sally by listing Sally on Petfinder after giving her medical attention and support. The previous owner was going to have her put down due to medical issues that in hindsight, appeared to be caused at least by the owner's treatment of Sally. Sally does have a chronic medical condition, but it is much improved with good care. We have had her for 3 years so far and Sally turned out to be the most loving, gregarious cat we have ever had. CCC also contacted us about fostering a semi-feral older cat, Emma, who we had for 9 weeks for socialization. Emma did not get along with other cats very well, so we were not able to adopt her, but the CCC rescuer was wonderful to work with, gave support above and beyond expectations, allowing Emma to find a permanent home that is perfect for her. I would recommend CCC to EVERYONE!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCC brought a Mama cat and kittens to a Paws with Cause event where I volunteered. They were a huge draw, and provided an awesome opportunity to engage and educate people about adoption, spay, and neuter programs. CCC is a fabulous organization doing very important work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with this nonprofit side-by-side for the past three years I cannot tell you how much we appreciate their kindness and the efforts towards the feral kitties. Kathleen is a superstar and really reaches out to the public with her kindness. I highly recommend this nonprofit ❣️Trying to add several photos up to four but it’s not allowing me. Bummer!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All I want to say about Community Cat Coalition is: WOW

Just WOW!

From the moment they get involved, things happen ... for the better. This is a dedicated group of people that saves lives so they can thrive.

Community Cat Coalition (CCC) is a team of people who go out to find the lost, stray, abandoned, and feral cats in the community, "Community Cats". They Assess, Trap (in accordance with ASPCA models), Spay/Neuter, return and continually Re-evaluate the health of these precious animals.

It's estimated that 80% of kittens entering the shelters each year come from Community Cats.

By adding love and assistance, this amazing group is turning things around for these pets.

GET INVOVED!
* a dime;
* a dollar;
* or your time;
IT ALL MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Please support Community Cat Coalition of Washington State
https://communitycatcoalitionwa.org/

- Alix Frazier
Founder, PawsWithCause

Kathryn J.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCC of Mukilteo WA, is an amazing group of volunteers! They are always willing to help the community trap, spay, and foster homeless cats. Every year Community Cat Coalition attend many community events and farmers markets educating the public on what they do and how others can help. Thank you Kathleen, Libby, and all the other CCC Volunteers that give so much of their time and love,to help these homeless cats and kittens !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kathleen and the Community Cat Coalition are amazing volunteer servants! I love seeing their presence in the community (can't miss those kittens), and I know behind the scenes they are always showing love and care to cats who need it.

Kamiak P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Community Cat Coalition is staffed with angels put on earth to help our furry friends. They are a great resource for advice when a stray shows up in your neighborhood either injured or just lost. Never hesitate to seek their advice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Community Cat Coalition is an amazing group of volunteers that work to improve the lives of free roaming community cats through spay/neuter and vaccinations. No one in the group accepts a salary. Volunteers help cats and the community through education and mentoring by increasing the number of people doing TNR.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Community Cat Coalition is a wonderful non-profit organization that was established to help with Spay/Neuter of community cats. It is an all volunteer organization, and none of the members receive a salary. It works to help the community through education of the public, support free spay/neuter services at low cost clinics and help independent rescuers.

1 Sarah N.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had no idea how important community cat helpers are. One day, my 7 year old son found a mama cat with 4 babies under our deck ! I had no idea what I was doing... and to our rescue was the lovely members of the community cat coalition. Turns out we adore cats and are helping by fostering these 2 sweet cats now!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best non-profit for feral, stray, and tame cats and kittens. The people of the community are helped and educated on trap, neuter, and return of feral and community cats to help stop the over population of cats and kittens which, if not addressed, results in unnecessary suffering and death in exponential numbers. The volunteers are dedicated to helping cats and YOU!!! The more people who are helped and educated in this essential life saving action, the more of an impact we all have in helping our furry four legged friends!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the CCC for years and am soo blessed to have this amazing group of caring people in my corner who go to the ends of the earth to help the cats and the people who love them! The impact the CCC makes is far reaching. They help to educate people on how to address the problem of cat overpopulation in their own back yard, so that not only do the immediate cats (AND PEOPLE!) involved benefit but so do FUTURE ones as once people are taught the simple and humane way to deal with this problem they can teach others. The CCC is absolutely fantastic!!!! Feral cats tnr'd 10 years ago. Returned to their home site.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CCC volunteers that dedicate their time in helping to save the homeless/discarded/abused/community cats are selfless and amazing people. They do not get paid for any of their time and most everything they do is out of their own pockets (they do not get reimbursed). I was fortunate enough to recently adopt two feral kittens from one of the CCC Volunteers that TNRM'd the colony of cats that they came from (TNRM = Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return, Manage). My Aunt taught me how to work with and socialize kittens and cats that most people in the world would call 'wild' or 'feral' and would return to their colony (or a barn or shop type home would need to be found for them if they could not be returned). Well, I think I learned from one of the best, there's not a wild/feral cat or kitten yet that my Aunt hasn't won over eventually ...... perhaps it's her made up songs that she sings to all of them every single day that finally gets them to throw in the towel so she'll stop singing .... hee hee ... just kidding, I love my Aunt and everything she does and she literally will never give up on any cat/kitten. A big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who volunteers with the CCC.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The CCC (Community Cat Coalition of WA) has become very well known in the state. They are a valuable resource for people to reach out to for help with community cats living in their neighborhoods. The group is one that really knows how to work well with others. often helping when it's needed at several of the spay & neuter clinics in the area. They make sure that they collaborate well with everyone because they know it in turn helps more and more cats and that is the goal of the group. They are also a resource for teaching and leading others to help cats get to better health. Truly an exemplary and worthwhile group.!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The CCC is an exemplary group of caring, positive, and dedicated volunteers who seek out all cats that are homeless in hopes of improving their lives and health. Our approach is education to all, evidenced by our upbeat monthly FREE classes on how to do TNR (trap-neuter-release) so that others have help in learning to care for the homeless cats in their neighborhoods. We will mentor anyone from 5 - 105 and are always available on our helpful and well-liked Facebook group with it's daily educational pieces published at 4 pm. This group has come from grassroot effort to reality in a big way, and continues to help so many cats. All the volunteers have excellent upbeat attitudes and skills to offer the public, anytime!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My sister got me involved with the CCC back in 2017 when she asked that I help her make catnip kickers and catnip toys for the fundraising events that the CCC holds throughout the year to raise money to cover the cost of the medical (spay/neuter, vaccinations, worming and flea treatments) for the homeless/abandoned cats (also known as 'community cats'). I think my sister has been rescuing/helping cats since before I was born and she's always been passionate about using her voice, energy and money towards advocating for the welfare of homeless/community cats (and wildlife). My sister has been an active volunteer with the CCC since late 2014 and I have been supporting her and the CCC since 2017. I love the dedication of the CCC volunteers in trying to make a difference in the lives of those cats that have been let down by humans. The World really needs more non-profit organizations, such as the CCC, to focus on 1) educating the human population; and 2) reducing/addressing the homeless cat overpopulation.

1 Joanne Perry R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the CCC for a few years. I cannot say enough good things about them. The thousands of lives saved or improved. Helping people to understand the situation at hand and give them the tools to take charge and help these beautiful little souls.

Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a donor to Community Cat Coalition (CCC) for some time and hope to continue supporting their work next year and beyond. They care for community cats in our area that would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. They provide trapping and transport to local TNR facilities to help reduce feline overpopulation. They also offer education to the public. CCC has an exceptionally dedicated volunteer staff that truly cares about cats.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've done my (very) modest bit financially to support Community Cat Coalition's amazing work in the past and plan to continue doing so this year. This organization is totally dedicated to the lives and welfare of community cats as well as educating the general public about addressing cat overpopulation through TNR. A terrific nonprofit!

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CommunityCatCoalition 04/03/2018

Thank you. Your support is very much appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group goes above and beyond for the care of community cats. They are easy to work with and are great at collaboration.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Community Cat Coalition is a phenomenal organization that leads the efforts to provide aid to unwanted and uncared-for cats. They work tirelessly to reach out to the general public sharing their expertise through their TNR program and by rescuing abandoned or abused cats.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The BEST cat rescue organization ever! They work tirelessly for all cats.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The volunteers with this organization are amazing! They introduced me to TNR when my backyard colony started getting out of control. They loaned me equipment, and mentored me thru the whole process, including socializing the kittens, offering tips on adopting them out, and so much more. In the 8 years since my original adults cats are alive and well and I have mentored others thru the process as well. Could never have done it without them!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the course of 2 summers the stray cat in my backyard became 11! I knew I needed help and it came in the form of the Community Cat Coalition. I found an old article in the Everett Herald about this organization and sent an email asking for advise - best move I ever made! They loaned me traps, walked me thru the process of trapping Feral cats, gave me vouchers to spay and neuter them all, helped with vaccinations, viral testing, adoption techniques, and so much more. All of the kittens were adopted out and we brought the 3 adults back to live out their lives in their territory (our backyard). We all share the same goal - reduce the population of Feral/free roaming cats - the CCC offers the education and resources to do it in the most humane way possible. They are the very best!

April C.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is filled with people who truly care about their community and the cats that live there! I had no idea how huge an issue the feral cat problem was in my area and this group of people work like a network to support each other and help these cats get fed, housed, spayed/neutered and adopted out if possible. In so glad to be a small part if this network.

JennyRF

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a WONDERFUL all volunteer (including the board of directors) non-profit that focusing on Community Outreach and education. They provide free "Trap, Neuter, Return" classes and other educational topics to engage the community as part of the solution to the catastrophic cat over population crisis. Feral cats in colonies did not choose to be wild. Humans put them there. The Community Cat Coalition is there to help the community correct the problem.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Community Cat Coalition is making such a huge difference by educating communities on the plight of free-roaming cats and how we all need to ban together to trap-neuter-return and care for these sentient beings. By working together as individuals, and organizations, we can humanely take care of the existing cat over-population problem and improve the lives of community cats. I am proud to be a part of this organization.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/30/2018

Thank you Jenny. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Chris

1 CatDude69

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Feral rescues are a important yet under-served reality of our world. Often these cats are subject to the very harsh realities of the world and most seemingly turn a blind eye (and focus on other things - the "nicer" and much more "easier" part of the cat trade).

All while these poor feral cats continue to try their best to survive in a very difficult life (the extremes of mother nature and the at times, brutal realities of humans).

The Community Cat Coalition greatly helps these poor kitties. From feeding stations, to humane trapping, providing medical supplies and procedures if needed, to providing shelter (and supporting those that do), to the ever heart warming adoptions.

These group of volunteers go through so much, tirelessly, and often without (nearly) enough thanks or gratitude try and do their best for the seemingly ever increasing population of ferals (two words - "kitten season").

One of the most passionate people I know, is my dearest friend, Kim. I have seen the lengths that she has gone to provide the best care (and love) that she can to the beautiful cats that has been blessed to fall under her care - I adopted two Feral Rescues from her to join the other formerly feral rescue cat that's already part of my family. She tirelessly brings food around to folks that need it, makes sure that the cats are healthy and taken care of (and does all that she can to make sure that they're healthy), and helps find them good homes (and believe me when I say, with each cat that goes to their forever home, a piece of her heart follows).

The CCC has other wonderful volunteers who are passionate about what they do. There's a network of people and places that help them as well. But most of all, the CCC serves a group of cats that is still largely under-served (and at times, unwanted by most) - which is a great pity, because they possess the greatest capacity to love.

Keep up the good work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate the Community Cat Coalition volunteer (Kim) as when my son and his family needed help with trapping a stray cat that showed up at their house, she taught them how to do everything and even loaned them all the supplies. She was so patient with all of us and we have learned so much about abandoned cats and how we can now help them when we see them. Kim is now our go to person for all cat questions. My family and I like the CCC mission and that they don’t kill these cats like some of the rescues do. And we really love Kim because she even keeps and finds homes for the mean and crazy ones. Thank You from my family and I.

1 ksu1024

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love that this organization helps all the cats that have been failed by the human race and doesn’t kill them! My husband and I have learned so much from our good friend who volunteers to raise money for this group to cover the costs of the homeless cats first vet visit to be altered and given vaccinations and flea and worm medicine.
We tried to foster feral kittens for Kim to help her out when her house was bulging at the seems with rescues ... let’s just leave it at, we ended up joining Kim’s “Foster Success” group of friends.
Kim has the biggest heart when it comes to saving and giving every cat a chance at a good life and from what I know these are the kind of people that volunteer and support the Community Cat Coalition. Such good people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is truly a wonderful organization! This group does incredible work and I had a pleasure of volunteering for Community Cat Coalition (CCC) last year by making feral cat shelters for the winter. The care and the love provided at CCC for our community cats is incredible. They give them a new lease on life. Each animal is cared for and treated with the love and kindness that they deserve. I highly recommend volunteering and sponsoring this great organization and I am proud I have a chance to be a part of such amazing group!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind review and thank you so much for volunteering and making the feral cat shelters. The shelters do so much to make the cats comfortable, especially through the cold winter months.

1 Kricket K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This community of rescuers and educators are fantastic. After over fifty years of having cats I though I knew a thing or two about cats until I found Ismee who was half starved, bald, having seizures hourly and crawling with fleas and sneezing, coughing and drooling and falling down every couple of steps. She was in such back shape I was scared to touch her, but knew I couldn't leave her as she wasn't going to make it. Having domestic cats vs rescue with unknown conditions is very different and very scary with out some coaching! These gals from the CCC came in with a lot of knowledge to share and boosted my confidence that I was doing the best possible for this little gal. Here she is almost two years later a very happy senior kitty who has adjusted better than I thought possible with her challenges. Thanks to the CCC for their stellar coaching and caring thru the rescue process. Attend their classes and get educated, it's worth every minute you spend learning!

1 Greg Kevin D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see Kathleen Shaw and the folks from Community Cat Coalition at arts and crafts fairs all over the Seattle area every summer. They always have a booth that is just swamped with fairgoers looking at kittens, learning about the feral cat situation, and buying merchandise that supports that good work. They also support ME. I'm a sculptor at those shows, who happens to love cats. Kathleen buys my work to give as gifts to donors and to use as centerpieces at fundraisers. Here is one of my pieces . Long live the CCC!
Greg Delaney

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out volunteering to feed an abandoned colony of cats and found a community of friends helping each other. This community eventually organized itself and started getting the word out that they were there to help with classes and equipment, etc.. This group doesn't spend money on salaries or silly luxuries. We all donate resources, time and support. It is such a relief to have help and not have to do it all yourself. It gives me hope that someday we will not have the unwanted cat problem.

Debora2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has been a lifesaver, both for myself by teaching me how to save and TNR abandoned cats in my neighborhood and for the 35+ cats that I have been able to rescue and find happy homes for. I appreciate the ongoing support and education that the members make available to me. Of course I have several foster failures that have brought much love and happiness and I have my own feral colony that let me love them from a distance.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 years ago I noticed an abandoned momma cat and her 6 year old kittens living in my alley. I asked a CCC member for help, she taught me how to TNR and provided all that I needed. I TNR'rd 30 cats in 3 months. Most were abandoned friendly' that CCC helped me place. Since that experience 3 years ago, I have taken several education classes from the CCC that has equipped me to teach others how to TNR and because of the mission of this non profit I can provide resources to help. I believe I have helped close to 100 + cats that were homeless in the past 3 years. I also learned the benefits of keeping a feral colony at my house and I've not seen an alive rodent in the 3 years of caring for this colony. If I didn't have CCC helping me there would have been hundreds of feral kittens just in my block.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for sharing your comments about the CCC and thank you for not only caring for the free roaming cats in your community, but also mentoring others so that they could also work to help their free roaming cats. By working together so much can be accomplished and the lives of many cats can be improved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about the CCC in 2014 when I needed help/education on trapping a feral boy that showed up at my house. The local rescue I contacted told me they would euthanize him if Feral as he would be un-adoptable and I was floored and beyond pissed and that would not happen under my watch/control, so they actually put me in touch with Kathleen (volunteer for the CCC). Kathleen educated me on trapping, setting up the trap, setting up the hold cages and then loaned me everything as I had nothing. Long story short, I got the feral boy (Mr. Boo) and he’s been living indoors with me ever since. Kathleen was the reason I didn’t let my involvement with the CCC stop with just trapping Mr. Boo - I wanted to continue to do more for these abandoned cats. Since September of 2014, I have had many rescues that have come through my doors and happy to say, all have gotten fabulous indoor only homes (even if feral, you heard that right) and still rescuing.

Ramona H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered for many organizations over many years. I’ve never met a more dedicated group of volunteers than I have with Community Cat Coalition. They do the unsung hard work of saving community cats and changing the conversation about why it’s important to spay and neuter cats that have been abandoned by irresponsible owners. Their mission is to educate the public about Trap-Neuter-Release. Support this organization with your donations and by volunteering to help them save cats.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know about Community Cat Coalition through my occasional volunteer work to transport cats to and from the Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic in Lynnwood. I found my small niche but I've come to know the incredible group of volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of our community cats. They teach classes about TNR. Members feed cats at feral colonies. They trap cats, provide sheltet before and after their spay/neuter appointments and socialize kittens for adoption. Their booth and kitten marketing staff are at almost every community festival bringing their message and raising funds for cat food, medicine and other supplies. I've volunteered for many organizations but this one stands out for the dedication of their volunteers.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you Ramona. Your willingness to travel and transport cats to and from the clinics is much appreciated. Many of those cats would not have been able to get to the clinic without your help.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Community Cat Coalition is an exceptional all volunteer organization devoted to TNR and educating and mentoring caregivers in TNR of their colonies. Also providing food, medical care and spay/neuter. The CCC provides assistance to high volume spay/neuter clinics in WA also helping low income owners with spay/neuter of their cats. Volunteers and trappers are working hard to prevent over population of unwanted cats and kittens. 100% of donations goes directly to the cats. I am honored to be a member of this unique organization .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Cat Coalition is definitely one of the top organizations helping cats, caregivers of colonies and anyone that needs education for cats, either owned, feral or abandoned. Excellent classes on TNR and mentoring those who need help with trapping. Sponsoring adoption days for the trappers who have cats and kittens to find a loving home as well as providing cat food for low income caregivers. What is really amazing, this is an all volunteer group, so any donation (100%) goes to the cats' care, either food, medical care and spay or neuter.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2018

Thank you Mary! And thank you for all that you do to support the CCC.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

2 years ago I found 2 skinny cats on my balcony and began feeding them, not knowing what else to do. It was suggested that I contact Community Cat Coalition and they can help me. I did and they replied right away and guided me through everything I needed to do. They mentored me via email and phone, taught me how to trap, loaned me traps, provided vouchers to help pay for spay and neuter, etc. They even helped to identify that one of the cats was lactating and guided me through everything with her. Babies found homes. Mom was TNRd even though I wanted to socialize her. But CCC told me that I can continue to socialize after I released her, especially because the mom was not having it inside. She was behaving like a fully feral cat. I followed their guidance, and 2 years later, she is now a fully happy inside cat. It worked!
The Community Cat Coalition is a great organization that consists of helpful and knowledgeable cat lovers!
(Photos of mom, before and now)

Nancy181

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think the CCC puts their actions behind their words. Every member I've worked with truly cares and will go the extra mile to help the cats AND the people. While the CCC is primarily a teaching organization, with the goal of teaching people how to do TNR (trap, neuter, return), we as an organization joined together to help in 2 large sites this year - one with a man who had 60 cats, another with a man who had 42! In both instances, members helped to get all 102 cats spayed, neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites - and then did follow ups throughout the year to make sure there were no new cats, or cats left unaltered. This is all volunteer work, helping the cats and helping the community. I've never belonged to such a dedicated organization before - it is great.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Community Cat Coalition since its inception, and I have been very pleased to see this organization stay true to its mission - helping the community, both cats and people. The focus on compassionate solutions is a primary consideration, using real life experiences and mentorship as educational tools. I think the fact that this is an all volunteer organization with a focus on positive and respectful interactions has made it a success.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/30/2018

Thank you for all that you do to make the CCC what it is today and going forward! Chris

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so inspired by the selfless compassion of CCC's members and volunteers. This group builds and promotes kindness and a humane community. They provide support, resources, education, mentorship, and so much more.

I've adopted cats rescued by CCC members and I am so thankful to CCC for saving their lives. I've attended CCC's free classes and reached out to them for help when stray cats showed up in my yard. They loaned me traps, gave me lots of help, guidance, and support, assessed the cats, and even gave me vouchers to get them spay/neutered and vaccinated. I am currently fostering kittens for one of their amazing members and am truly inspired by her dedication, devotion, and selfless compassion for all homeless and feral cats.

The Community Cat Coalition is an incredible and much needed organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization. They do so much for ferals with their trap, neuter/spay and release programs. A wonderful bunch of volunteers who work tirelessly for the cats and kittens of the surrounding area. They are all heroes in my eyes!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is the epitome of "get 'er done". I was there when we were lined up together at the s/n facilities, toting our trapped cats from local trailer parks. We began to get acquainted and via email and phone, sharing ideas, supplies and help. I was absent during the transition to a 501c group and applaud the hard work everyone put in to get that status and get where they are now! I have moved and am not nearly as active now - but before I left I trapped endlessly, transported hundreds for s/n and fostered hundreds of cats. There truly is no situation where CCC gives up and says it's "too hard" or "can't be done". There is always a way and these folks will find it!

1 Libby Johnson H.

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Rating: 5

This organization is instrumental in educating our community on TNR, as well as a fantastic resource for those of us trying to do our part to help. Kelly Aasland and Janis Newman have both dropped everything to assist me in trapping and fostering kittens, as well as being a wealth of knowledge for all of my crazy questions. I am so grateful for the wonderful volunteers who selflessly give their time and resources to us and the kitties that need them!

Kristina M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

O'Malley came to us as a feral cat about 14 months ago. It took months but he warmed up to us. And eventually became our barn cat. When we got him he was super sick and the cat who came with him laid next to him keeping him warm for several weeks.

That look and that smell returned in the last week or so. So I took him to the vet. He has lukemia and is dying. It was reccomended I might put him down. Which normally I would do but he's a barn cat and I don't want his last memory to be that I betrayed him and took him among humans that would administer the nite nite shot. So I bought pain meds and asked them to hydrate him and brought him home. He didn't like the house so I carried him to his bale of straw in the barn abc wrapped him in my coat filled with hand warmers. He's comfortable and trying to purr.
Kitty lukemia is highly contagious so please vaccinate your cat. Many outdoor cats don't get vaccinated and spread it and it's sad.
We're going to help O'Malley die with dignity and in his barn unless it's obvious that we need to take him for a different way to go.

2 Nicole A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCC does amazing work in our community!! They help keep cats safe, healthy, and off the streets, and do it with great kindness and compassion! I have seen their ability to get kitties homes, and its such a joy to witness! They also do great work in helping educate others in the importance of spaying and neutering their fuzzy friends.

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CommunityCatCoalition 04/02/2018

Thank you Nicole!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Community Cat Coalition is an amazing resource in so many ways! From education concerning what can be done to help the population of community cats, making food available at no cost to those caring for colonies, offering vouchers for free spay and neuter services for people unable to afford them, help with veterinary costs for those who need it and a myriad of other things. Educating the public about what can be done and mentoring those willing to put in the time and effort is making a difference in the lives of these animals.

Community is the key word here. The numbers of free roaming cats is a human created problem and it takes communities working together to make the situation better.

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CommunityCatCoalition 04/02/2018

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this group of cat loving people will go above and beyond to help a cat in need! little Moo has a skin condition that makes his skin paper thin and even the smallest scratch can mean a trip to the vet for stitches. The CCC has been there from the beginning for Moo - the support has helped tremendously. Moo is now considered a foster failure ( his foster momma adopted him!)

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CommunityCatCoalition 04/02/2018

Thank you Angela, and especially thank you for taking such good care of Moo and his surrogate mama - they are so lucky that they found you and will have a great home with you.

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Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at street fair and fostering kittens for the past couple years for CCC and all I can say is "WOW" - this group is the best! If you have questions or need help with rescuing, TNR, food, or any cat emergency, this group of men and women will sound the alarm and rush in to help. Need a trap, need food, need a spay or neuter ? - they are there to help. They all are so caring and knowledgeable. Crazy cat ladies ? - you bet!! and proud of it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is truly remarkable.
I had been following this group for a while with great interest in the work that they do.

My kitty of 20 years passed in October 2017. It was the toughest of heartbreaks. I new I needed some time before I would be ready to welcome a new soul into my life and heart.
Jump forward to December. There was a photo and a heart wrentching story posted about a beautiful cat named Oscar. I jumped at the sight of him and immediatly contacted CCC which started conversations with two of the most dedicated women.
Jump forward again to January 14th! The day Oscar was delivered by Kathleen Shaw. (One of the before mentioned lovely ladies).
We agreed to a Foster to Adopt arrangement not knowing how the two of us would acclimate to each other even though I already knew (hoped) he would be in my care for ever.
Kathleen and Nancy Wahl (the other lovely lady involved) were so very attentive and active in Oscar's transition. He settled in quite well from the start!
Fast forward to March 14 2018 (exactly 2 months from our first introduction) the adoption became finalized.
I can't say enough amazing things about this organization. They have so much passion, knowledge and love for every kitty that comes into their care.
I am blessed and so honored to continue the excellent care they have provided for Oscar.
Can't thank them enough for what they have done for him and me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for over five years. The CCC works collaboratively with a number or other organizations and everyone works together to improve the lives of community cats. The CCC offers free classes in Trap-Neuter-Return, provides mentors to help people help the cats in their community, and provides food and financial assistance to members working to help the cats. It is great to work with a group of people who are supportive and willing to help.

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Rating: 5

The Community Cat Coalition is truly amazing. The statistics alone show the incredible help given to so many people and cats in need. The members are all volunteers, and many help in ways that they feel comfortable. I so wish every area could have a group like this with the resources available that we have here in the northwest. I personally often wonder how I did everything I do before the CCC came along! There is such a feeling of support whether it is financial, emotional, brain storming, or just plain fun. As a trapper and rescuer, I cannot be more thankful and impressed with the Community Cat Coalition and all that they have accomplished.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2018

Thank you Trapper! All that you do to help our community cats is greatly appreciated as is your support for the Community Cat Coalition.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have the most beautiful and loving companion Kitty thanks to this wonderful organization and the loving people who Foster and save these kittens. My kitty has been with me 7 months now and she is a very important part of the family. She is such a joy and a companion. I thank you so much for saving her - I would be lost without her! She gives us joy, laugher and most of all LOVE!!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind review, but more importantly thank you for giving Amelia (I believe it's Mitzi now) such a wonderful home.

2 Bob_119

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife has helped trap, neuter and release over 50 feral cats. We have had excellent support from the Community Cat Coalition in the form of free cat food, litter, traps and exams at nearby clinics. This has been invaluable support in working to help these cats move forward in their journey in life.

We will always be grateful for the awesome support and help!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for sharing your comments, and thank you for all you have done to help the free roaming cats in your community - their lives are so much better thanks to your efforts.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a non-profit (animal rescue), and we have worked closely with the CCC many times. They always bend over backward to help every client we send their way, and are always willing to refer or educate the client if they can't help directly.
This all volunteer organization is amazing, especially when you consider the majority of them have "day jobs" to deal with, and families, and busy lives on top of devoting all of their spare time to the needs of the feral cat community and the cats that it helps. The time it takes for successful TNR alone, boggles the mind.
Well done CCC!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments, and thank you for what you do, We enjoy working with several animal rescue groups, and by working together we can accomplish so much more than working alone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had never heard of the CCC until a friend began to volunteer. My friend was fostering a CCC rescued feral kitten during one of my visits. As you can probably guess, the kitten now lives with me. She is such a wonderful cat and has become part of the family. I have since learned more about the CCC and the amazing things they do. The volunteers are selfless with their time. I have not found the time to volunteer yet but have donated and am currently using smile.amazon.com to provide additional donation money to an organization that I support.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you were able to provide a loving home for a rescue kitten. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group does incredible work! They work extremely hard and are an absolutely amazing group, doing a ton of work that is making a signifigant difference!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with this organization since they started in 2011. I have worked with many of the most passionate, caring people I have ever encountered who put in many long hours to make life better for our community cats. We do this through education and networking with each other. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful group.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your comments, and thank you for volunteering. It is because of people like you that by working together we can accomplish as much as we do.

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Rating: 5

I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization. Basically we help people help the community cats in our own backyards. I have been a volunteer with outreach and am so thankful for the opportunity to speak about our mission to the public. It is always so amazing to me the wonderful people who are out there working independently to help cats and then are able to join us to benefit from our classes, mentorship, and support. I have had the opportunity to meet many hard working dedicated people who donate their time and efforts to help these cats. I am proud to be a volunteer of the CCC.

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Rating: 5

So many of the Volunteers of the Community Cat Coalition (CCC) go unrecognized for their efforts that go above and beyond education and training. I met my first CCC Volunteers when I was referred to them by the Director of Paws back in August of 2014 as I had a feral boy hanging around my house that was beat up pretty bad (not in good shape at all). I wasn't about to trap him and have him euthanized if I turned him over to one of the kill shelters and so I got into contact with a couple of the CCC Volunteers for advice, went to one of their classes on trapping and then they lent me not only the trap to get him, but also lent me supplies to help in his rehab/socialization afterwards. And I'm happy to say this feral boy has lived indoors with me ever since (photo attached). After this experience, I have continued to volunteer with the CCC and have so many more happy rescue stories to tell.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for all of your hard work taking care of the cats in your community.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your great review. And thank you for all you have done and continue to do helping the free roaming cats in your community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Not many people know what a Community Cat is unless they know someone who is involved in their care or they happen upon a community cat themselves and suddenly enter the world of these cats. This organization of volunteers is a fabulous resource and voice for these cats living amongst us. The visibility of CCC at festivals and their availability for guidance for people that happen upon a community cat is invaluable !! We are so fortunate to have this voice for these cats in our community !!!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this all volunteer organization. They offer classes in TNR and help mentor you all the way. Great group of people who truly love what they do. All the money raised goes directly to help the cats.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your comments and thank you for volunteering to help the cats in our community.

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Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They not only promote spay and neuter but they offer free classes to the public to teach TNR, how to care for bottle babies, barn relocations etc. They also give free advice via email for people asking for information on how to help with community cats in their neighborhood. The CCC also facilitates adoption events so that it's members can get their fosters out there to be seen and adopted. All the volunteers are cheerful, helpful, and excited to share what they know with anyone who is interested.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

This quote sums up Community Cat Coalition perfectly. A group of dedicated, compassionate, talented and knowledgeable people who work tirelessly every day helping cats and people in our community. You name it, they do it: rescuing free roaming cats and kittens, TNR, establishing and maintaining feral feeding stations, barn relocations, working to reunite lost and found cats and kittens with owners, classes, food distribution...the list is endless. A five star rating really isn't enough.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you so much for your comments, and thank you for volunteering your time and efforts to help our community cats.

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Rating: 5

This is a group of seasoned, dedicated, compassionate and honest people who have dedicated their time, talent and energy to helping stray/free roaming/feral cats of the community. They help thousands of animals each year through TNR, rescue, adoption, veterinary care and educating the public. Every penny donated goes toward the care of the cats and kittens. If I could give them 10 stars, I would!

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Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of volunteers that works so hard to help the homeless cats and kittens in the Puget Sound area. I have reached out to them a couple of times when friends of mine have needed help and guidance with stray and feral cats. They work throughout the year helping trap cats and kittens to get them spayed/neutered/vaccinated, etc. And find homes for the ones that are adoptable. Every penny that is donated to this group is spent on the kitties. A fantastic, loving ALL VOLUNTERR organization!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you Terri. And thank you for all of your support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have worked with the CCC for over three years. We first attended their "Home for the Holidays" adoption event in 2014. We were looking to adopt a second cat. We found a 10 year orange tabby and he was such a good boy. He had a couple health issues and the CCC was there to help. Unfortunately he got very sick and died 11 months later. We went to the next "Home for the Holidays" event and adopted a very shy Siamese mix (Rosie) that had been returned twice already. She is still very shy but has come a long way. A couple months later I received an e-mail from the Pierce County animal shelter. They had another hard to place cat, similar to Rosie, a buff tabby. He had been trapped in a feral colony and they felt he wouldn't do well to be released back outside and asked if we could take him. We hadn't planned on adopting a third cat, but we took him (Buff) in as well. Rosie and Buff are very good for each other.
Then last October we had help from the CCC to trap a cat that had been coming to our back porch. He was a stray tomcat. The CCC helped us trap him and get him fixed and all of his vaccinations. While he's a little rough around the edges he has fit in well with the our other three cats.
We trapped another cat recently and she turned out to be pregnant. Unfortunately we just couldn't keep this tabby girl and the CCC was able to get her in the Paddywack room to help her find a new home. It broke my heart to have her go, I don't know how these volunteers do this everyday and not have their hearts broken.
The CCC has been very generous with giving us blankets, bedding, cat carriers, food and use of their traps and scanners (to check for microchips). They (Kathleen Shaw) has come to our home early in the morning and late at night picking up and bringing back cats. They are always on the move and take great pride in helping these cats find their forever homes. We are proud financial supporters of the CCC. Paul and Sharon Smith.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind words as well as for all that you do to help the cats in your community. Your willingness to take in the 'difficult' to adopt cats and give them wonderful loving homes is greatly appreciated. I remember your FIV boy and all that you did for him, and then that beautiful but horribly shy Siamese girl that you adopted. Any cat that finds its way to your home is a very lucky kitty.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was franically looking for help online for someone to help me trap a feral cat i had been feeding for a really long time. It lived in our huge garage/ barn. I was terrified the new owners would lock her in and she would die. No one helped. One supposed lady from a shelter told me it was worse to lock her in a cage. Two days before i had no rights to property Nancy from CCC came out and used a homemade drop trap to get her for me. A year later i had to move again Sure enough Nancy came and saved the day again This non profit was the ONLY people who would help me. and i am so grateful. I am now petting and loving this kitty. I cant tell you all she has done for us and expected nothing in retuurn. Thank you Community Cat Coalition

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you for your kind comments, and thank you for caring about your feral girl and making sure that she could move with you. She is a very lucky cat.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal Angel's abound in the Community Cat Coalition!!!! So many volunteering in trapping, rescue, fostering, outreach events. 10 star Meow's to all the folks involved with the Community Cat Coalition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Cat Coalition has women and men volunteer's that are EXTRAORDINARY individual's! They go out on a limb to rescue, foster, nurse all cats and kittens. They are all volunteer's who put their own time and money to save as many as they can. They have classes to teach TNR, outreach events and adoption events.
This Coalition is AMAZING!!!!

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Rating: 5

Be a member of of this Coalition is help me out because One time one of my friends Cat got lost and I end up helping him Capture it and I'm also help other people who need help in the Process who need help finding there cats! The Community Cat Coalition is one of the best Organization that in Mukilteo Wa

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/27/2017

Thank you!