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FERAL FIXERS NFP

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Since Feral Fixers does not have a shelter building, we rely on foster homes to care for our adoptable cats & kittens. Without enough foster homes, we are forced to return adoptable cats & kittens back outdoors after their spay/neuter surgery. Foster homes are responsible for the daily care of their cats or kittens. This includes feeding, cleaning, maintaining the litter box, monitoring the cats’ or kittens’ health, playing with the cats or kittens, and most importantly, giving them lots of love!

Our cats & kittens have been rescued from outside, so they are generally rather shy around new people. Our kittens are generally born of a feral mom. As such, socialization is an important part of fostering. If kittens are socialized at an early enough age, they can easily become friendly house kitties. Socialization involves holding, petting, loving, playing with them, feeding them on your lap, etc. Getting them used to human touch and different situations involving people and possibly other pets is the key. The process is a bit different for each cat or kitten depending on their personality.

If you are interested, please visit our website (www.feralfixers.org) and click on the Want to Foster? 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

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

DuPage County, IllinoisLombard, IL 60148

(41.87255,-88.00206)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • This can vary. Please visit our website (www.feralfixers.org) and click on the Want to Foster? link at the top to learn more. That page also contains a link to a downloadable document describing this requirement in more detail.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 year of age and must have agreement from the head of their household to serve as a foster home. You will need to agree in writing to follow all Feral Fixers procedures and to sign a waiver.

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