CARE FOR COMMUNITY CATS
To assist in promotion of Trap-Neuter-Return, Stray Cat Alliance’s six Trap Depots located across Los Angeles County lend out 400+ humane cat traps free to the public. Depot volunteers train the public on trapping techniques, pre- and post-surgery care and colony maintenance. Spay/neuter veterinarian resources are also provided through this program and via our popular Hotline. Every year, the public borrows over 2,500 traps facilitating the spay or neuter of 2,500 to 3,000 cats and kittens. As resources allow, more traps and depot locations will exist to serve more of the community broadening our services.
The following are components of our comprehensive Care For Community Cats program:
- Emergency Medical Fund: To help free-roaming cats who have a medical need. Often we receive a call from a caring community member who sees an injured or ill cat on the streets. The person will want to help this cat but sometimes need some funding for veterinary bills. We offer funding to partially help with the vet bill anywhere from $50 to $500. We find that when caring citizens get support from us on this issue, they are more likely to take responsibility for the cats in their communities.
- Spay/Neuter Resources: The Hotline provides resources to Southern California clinics, programs and veterinarians who provide free or low cost sterilization.
- Spay-A-Stray Fund: We provide spay/neuter pledges to the public and our volunteers to assist with spay/neuter costs at participating veterinarians where Stray Cat Alliance pays for part or all of sterilization.
- Community Action Target Sites (CATS): When a problem is too severe for a single person or neighborhood to handle, we deploy a team of experienced volunteers to assist. Our volunteer CATS teams have been successful in spaying and neutering thousands of cats and kittens over the past ten years.
- Low Income Support: Food and medical supplies are distributed to low-income individuals, senior citizens and colony caretakers.