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FERAL FIXERS NFP

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Feral Fixers was founded to practice and promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). What this means is that we humanely trap cats that are living outdoors, have them spayed/neutered and then returned to their homes. To help us in this mission, we are looking for volunteers to help care for these feral cats while they are temporarily in our care.

Feral cats are brought to our location by trappers and caretakers throughout the week in preparation for them being taken to a spay/neuter clinic. Once they are done at the clinic, they are returned to our location for rest and recovery before they are picked up by their caretakers and returned to their home. While the cats are in our care, they are kept in traps or transfer cages, need to be fed and watered every day and need to have their litter paper changed at least once per day. Feral cats cannot be treated like house cats as they are unsocialized to humans and require careful handling. Trap dividers are used to enable safe access to the traps and transfer cages and allow for cleaning and feeding without contact with the feral cat. You must be at least 21 years of age, agree to follow all Feral Fixers procedures and be willing to sign a waiver.

If you are interested, please visit our website (www.feralfixers.org) and click on the Want to Help? link at the top. There you will find a link to an online Questionnaire that you can complete and submit to Feral Fixers.

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About FERAL FIXERS NFP

Location:

330 Eisenhower Lane N, LOMBARD, IL 60148, US

Mission Statement

Feral Fixers is an organization dedicated to practicing and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in DuPage County, Illinois.

Description

Our Goals:

(a) To educate local governments and the public on the benefits of a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program in DuPage County.

(b) To humanely control the population of feral cats in DuPage County, Illinois, primarily through a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.

(c) To provide educational resources and other assistance to feral cat colony caretakers and local veterinarians.

(d) To provide coaching on TNR methods to feral cat colony caretakers and others interested in furthering the objectives of TNR.

(e) To work in cooperation with other animal welfare organizations interested in furthering the objectives of TNR in DuPage County, Illinois.

(f) To promote the importance of spaying and neutering for all cats, feral or non-feral.

Our Long-term goal: To reduce both the number of cats euthanized and the feral cat population in DuPage County while improving the quality of life for both cats and humans through the high-volume use of low-cost or free spay-neuter services to sterilize feral, semi-feral, stray and domestic cats.

Animals

WHEN

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WHERE

330 Eisenhower Lane NLombard, IL 60148

(41.8413,-88.02297)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We need volunteers both in the morning and in the afternoon, with "sessions" running from 1-3 hours. Volunteers are needed most days of the week, but this varies according to how busy we are.
  • You need to be at least 21 years of age. You will need transportation to/from our Feral cat care location which is located in Lombard, Illinois. You will also need to agree in writing to follow all Feral Fixers procedures and to sign a waiver.

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