Fairchild "Feral Friends"
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Sunday Clinic Dates, 3rd Sunday, Admit 9:30-11 am:
ALL CATS MUST BE ADMITTED IN HUMANE BOX TRAPS!
Please be advised you will be asked to complete and sign paperwork at time of admit.
Future Clinic Dates:
March 16, 2014
NO CLINIC IN APRIL DUE TO EASTER
ANNUAL BASKET BiNGO Sunday, April 27
May 18, 2014
June 15, 2014
July 20, 2014
August 17, 2014
October 19, 2014
Now Accepting Walk-Ins for ONE trapped cat.
Also, please note that No Nonsense Neutering www.nnnlv.org has Clinics in Reading on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Fairchild Foundation advocates for and practices Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Scientific studies show that TNR is the humane and effective approach for managing feral cats. Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the humans who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time. Cats benefit from Trap-Neuter-Return in both the long term and the short term. Studies document that after neutering, cats become healthier and gain weight, and that the lifespan of cats in managed colonies increases. In addition, studies have found that aggressive interactions among cats in managed colonies decrease after spaying or neutering, while affectionate interactions increase. Cats in neutered colonies also roam less and do not fight over mates.The reality is Feral Cats exist in every community. Feral cats are NOT socialized to humans and can't be adopted into homes-taking them to a shelter is a death sentence. Animal control's catch and kill method is cruel and doesn't work! It costs approximately $100 to capture, board and eventually kill a homeless animal, which costs more than a spay or neuter!
The cost of TNR versus trap and remove can be estimated using this tool:
Feral Cats do not contract disease at any higher rate that owned cats and do NOT deplete wildlife-HUMANS do by destroying habitats and pollution. Feeding bans don't stop cats from "multiplying" either; only neutering does! Therefore, if you feed stray cats, you must take it the next step and participate in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
Caring for a feral cat colony has tremendous benefits to caregivers, neighbors, and the cats. Though cats have been living outdoors for over 10,000 years on their own, there are steps that YOU can take to promote their well-being, make them good neighbors, and assist the people who live nearby in understanding the cats.
The Fairchild Foundation was founded over a decade ago by Jack & Diana Culter. The mission was to establish a spay and neuter assistance program for feral cats in Berks County Pennsylvania. Fairchild was the first formal organization in Berks County of its kind, and it established a valuable resource where none had existed before.
Dr. Jennifer Fry is the Executive Director of Fairchild Foundation and has been Fairchild's Veterinarian for many years. Dr. Shannon Brockmeier also volunteers with Dr. Fry to perform spays and neuters on feral cats at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County every month. We always welcome volunteers!
Our goal is to secure a building and raise money for surgical equipment so one day we can provide continuous veterinary care for the feral cats AND also help more cats!
Fairchild Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, entirely supported by private donations and grants. We do not receive support from state, federal, or local government. No donation is considered too small. We appreciate every contribution. Your donations are tax deductible.
Please Mail Your Tax Deductible Donation to:
PO Box 6431, Wyomissing, PA 19610
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