Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Operation Catnip's mission is to elevate the status and standard of care for free-roaming community cats everywhere through veterinary training, program mentoring, and our local spay-clinic model. Read more
Operation Catnip's mission is to elevate the status and standard of care for free-roaming community cats everywhere through veterinary training, program mentoring, and our local spay-clinic model.
Operation Catnip saves and improves the lives of free-roaming cats by providing large-scale, spay-neuter services. We are dedicated to nourishing the relationship between communities and cats through accessible, high-quality care, veterinary training and program mentoring for humane community cat management.
I am truly impressed that after almost one year of monthly Operation Catnip clinics each event provides me with ever more challenging and stimulating duties and experiences. All of the many volunteers, both the professionals as well as the lay folk, give generously of their knowledge and hands-on experience. As a consequence, at the end of a long day, no matter how tired my body may be, my feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment keep my spirit smiling!
I have been volunteering with Operation Catnip for the past 6 months. Being a former veterinary technician and having a passion to help animals, I was drawn to this organization because of the good work they do. The spay/neuter clinic days are very long, but very rewarding. I've volunteered for a lot of organizations before, but Operation Catnip does the best (hands down) for mobilizing a lot of people with different backgrounds in an organized manner. I look forward to each volunteer experience with this wonderful group of people.
I have been bragging to everyone since my volunteer experience that OC was SO organized I was blown away! It is AMAZING that 231 cats could be spayed/neutered and returned in such a short time with no chaos. As a first time clinic volunteer, I was given a task that was clear, focused, and important and I never felt overwhelmed or under-utilized as some volunteer operations tend to feel like. Alene, Shaye, and ALL the more seasoned volunteers and vet students functioned like a well-oiled machine and I will definitely do this again!