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Visalia Feral Cat Coalition Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The Visalia Feral Cat Coalition seeks to reduce cat overpopulation by practicing, teaching, and raising awareness of Trap Neuter Return Manage (TNRM). We believe through community cooperation and outreach we can eliminate the suffering of these abandoned animals by breaking the reproductive cycle. We are committed to the well-being of our local feral and community cats.

Results: We have issued hundreds of $20 copay vouchers for Trap Neuter Return spay/neuters. Every cat is given two vaccination, ear tip and flea treatment. If we come across any health need that can be treated we take care of it. When we find an area that is a trouble spot we do a mass trapping. We then put feeders in place to feed/water the cats everyday. We do follow up trapping for any missed cats. Kittens that can be tamed are put with fosters and adopted out.

Target demographics: feral cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year we spayed or neutered 1700 cats. We placed over 200 kittens into homes and feed many colonies everyday.

Geographic areas served: Tulare County

Programs: Our voucher program offers spay/neuters with a $20 copay. Every cat is given two vaccination, ear tip and flea treatment. We also conduct mass T-N-R trappings and follow up with daily feeding of the cats by volunteers.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marilyn C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Feral Cat Coalition is an outstanding resource for the County of Tulare. With their help I have had 5 cats neutered/spayed. I wish more people would take advantage of their vital services. My colony is holding strong at 4. Thank you!!!

Laura M.16

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful! These folks CARE! These beautiful colonies are well cared for by these folks. They truly adore these animals. They have TNR'd hundreds of kitties and found furever homes for countless kittens. These are dedicated caring people and they deserve to be recognized for loving out community cats!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are so helpful with the info of helping get the feral fixed. They are awesome with everything

Brianna S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I feed/neuter a colony of feral cats which can be expensive. Visalia Feral Cat Coalition spayed 2 of the female cats and helped me get into contact with animal control to get others fixed. They are very helpful and good people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people helping in this organization are so dedicated and amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to VFCC and their vouchers, I have been able to fix about many of the feral cats in my neighborhood. There's no way I would have been able tk do this without them.

Debbie C.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is a fantastic organization. They have helped me spay and neuter 13 cats so far. Could not do it without their help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a large colony on our property and was feeling overwhelmed until I met a wonderful lady from Visalia Feral Cat Coalition and it gave me hope to be able to help these kitties.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thankful they provide our community with help! They have always responded to me and always helped me and provided advice! I have gotten many vouchers to help keep the cat population down!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience has been great. I was loaned traps, given vouchers for reduced cost spay neuters and have always had wonderful people help me whenever I text or call

Sheila Lindquist W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are such a great organization. They are compassionate and help the feral cats in our area.

Kelli G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me out with getting a momma cat and her 3 kittens fixed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have been very helpful in these disparate times for all of us that have feral cat colonies. I was never a cat person but just got innovated with feral cats that kept bringing their babies to me. None of the vets were open, Animal control was not taking feral cats, SPCA's low cost clinic was closed down. I was desperate but continued to get direction from Visalia Feral Cat Coalition and have finally started feeling like I have a handle on things. I really don't know what I would have done without their facebook page and being able to hear from others going through what i was going through. I have been turned into a cat lover and will continue to be involved with this group to help others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a stray cat at my residence that I wanted to neuter, as no one claimed it after a Facebook post. I had difficulty finding a business that wasn’t quite expensive. This organization called me back, gave me a voucher code, and I was able to have it neutered the next day for $20. That price includes regular cat shots, ear clip, and neuter.

For all feral cats, you need to bring the cat in a trap, not anything else. They will not accept cats in other enclosed containers at any vet’s business. This is to avoid harm to their employees. They have traps for you to transfer a cat from another container.

The Visalia Cat Coalition has volunteers that call you back. The volunteer who called me is named Janice. She was extremely helpful and led me through the process step-by-step. She had me go to the Valley Oak SPCA clinic in Visalia. She even went so far as to meet me at 5:30 AM. I got there early, as feral cats are taken on a first-come first-serve basis and they only accept a limited number each day. Janice also followed up with me less than a week later to see how the cat had done after the surgery.

Heather Kilgore B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I messaged this wonderful organization about a kitten crying in the bushes near my home and they were eager to come help outside of normal business hours. They work tirelessly for cats, even those no one else cares for. Great people!

Leslie T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is doing a wonderful job for the community with their TNR program for feral cats. I recently saw one of their “ear tipped” kitties hanging out in the garden department of a local business. I learned that the staff bring food for the cat and welcome her. The cat is friendly, healthy, and talkative. She has a good life thanks to the TNR program. I will continue to donate when I can.

Cryssee F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I frequently donate to this awesome organization. Not many people understand what it takes to make something like this work. Every cat that is T&R is a tremendous victory. THANK YOU VFCC! YOU DA REAL MVP'S!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group has one of the hardest working, dedicated teams! They are doing wonders in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is making a huge difference in our city.

Donor

Rating: 5

Visalia Feral Cat Coalition is an amazing, selfless group of individuals who really love what they do & truly care for the cats! I have personally witnessed them TNR & relocate a colony that was in a very unsafe place; while most people would walk by and ignore the issue- they took action.
They are also very active in the community, and in local events, thus creating awareness for their cause. VERY grateful for their service in our community! A GREAT cause to donate to!

Katherine S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing job! They have a great tnr program that really helps our strays.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Super responsive and helpful. They actually help! They will educate, partner, seek medical care and TNR community cats constantly. True cat advocates!

Stephanie M.8

Donor

Rating: 5

Such great people who help with all these cats and kittens on the streets. Thank you cat coalition for all you do!!

Jim E.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A much needed organization that provides help to those that need it... the felines!

Brittany R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing caring people!! Thank you for all you do!!

Grant R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization helping the most overlooked. They helped me pay for quite a few ferals. I still have and care for five of them to this day. Thank you so much VFCC.

Denice R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers and staff members at Visalia feral cat coalition truly car about the health and well-being of each and every cat in Visalia. They are quick to rescue and help animals in need. Each and every person involved with the nonprofit have a heart of gold! They answer questions fast about the trap and release program.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped me get the resources I needed to fix feral cats in my area!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Visailia Feral Cat Coalition is a group of dedicated volunteers who’s sole interest is doing TNR and then caring for the colonies. They also provide education to the community on the benefits of TNR. I have been involved with many non profits but VFCC is truly an amazing organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work Visalia Feral Cat Coalition does in our community to help reduce feral cat populations through TNR efforts and fostering and adopting out kittens from these colonies. I keep them on my annual donation list because their work is so valuable and because I know how much every penny helps their 100% volunteer organization. They have always made it easy to donate and help by creating online donation platforms and fun fundraisers. I am proud to contribute to VFCC’s ongoing work in my community!

1 Lydia Milders H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VFCC is making a difference in the city of Visalia.

1 Robert B.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our city truly benefits from this group of volunteers looking after the welfare of multiple colonies. I have referred several people toward their TNR program.

1 Stefani Faria H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These gals were so helpful. They are silent gems to this community that don’t receive the recognition they deserve! I can’t thank them enough for all they do, what a blessing they are!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to everyone at the VFCC for making the process of TNR so easy! I truly believe in what you guys do! Keep up the good work!!!!!!

1 Danielle R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to all VFCC volunteers. I have learned so much about TNR and its benefits. Your team is quick to help. My kids have enjoyed watching and learning first hand about your organization. Keep up the incredible work you do.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Thank you to the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition for helping me TNR over 100 cats!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received three vouchers and borrowed a trap and was able to TNR the feral cats in my neighborhood. I was shown how to use the trap. The whole thing was much easier than I thought it would be.