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Community Cat Coalition

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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

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64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group is truly formed as a grassroots campaign. It started with individuals who realized the amazing distances they could go if they pooled resources and joined one another in a group of like-minded individuals. Where once each person was doing the work alone, it has instead become a group effort which not only is more fun but lightens the load for every member in some way. The teaching of TNR and how to help cats in this group is simply the BEST. Happy people, friendly people, giving people. All working together in one aspect or another of helping community cats in the Pacific NW. If ever there was a more energetic and helpful group of people, always willing to answer questions and lead the person in need thru learning and doing, this is IT. Terrific group of people. Volunteer for them and you will have a happy heart!

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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.

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!

1 Angela132

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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Volunteer

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Community Cat Coalition nearly since its inception. Its mission is simple ... It does 'everything' for feral or rescued cats -- from medical care to temporary foster care to lifetime placements. Its Board and volunteers work constantly to help injured and neglected cats, not only in a local area, but with other cat non-profit organizations on a regional level. I can't thank them enough for all they do.

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CommunityCatCoalition 03/30/2018

Thank you for your comments and for all of your support throughout the years. Chris

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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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the CCC since it's inception nearly 4 years ago - it is an all volunteer organization working to help the community cats, and to help the people of the community understand how THEY can each help. The focus in on helping everyone understand each of us is that "someone" everyone goes looking for when there is a problem, so when a person says "I'm looking for someone" we can say "YOU are someone!" :) When each of us accepts the responsibility for the "problems" in our own back yard, we can make a true difference - together. I think the CCC is unique in this way, instead of being an organization where people simply dump their problems, we work to educate and mentor people through their own solutions.

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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

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Volunteer

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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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

Community Cat Coalition is dedicated in helping people and cats. Formed as an all volunteer group, it is very rewarding to be volunteering with such a wonderful group of people. Community Cats are trapped, spay/neutered, vaccinated, given medical treatment as needed and returned to their territory and caregivers. Food is distributed to caregivers quarterly as many are on a limited income. Adoption events are sponsored by the CCC to help find good homes for cats who are former pets that are abandoned and kittens born into a feral colony. This is an amazing organization that teaches TNR and mentors people who are trapping "in their own backyard". TNR saves lives and prevents unwanted litters.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Volunteer

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.