About Us Mission Statement
“We’re a small organization doing BIG work!
Save lives through prevention. Invest in Spay/Neuter.
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless cats by providing access to high volume spay/neuter surgery in a safe and humane environment, collaborating with others and mentoring like-minded organizations to increase spay/neuter in their regions.
The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has altered over 82,000 cats since our inception in 1997. We are the first free standing clinic that is dedicated to providing free spay/neuter surgery for free-roaming cats in a safe, high quality, humane environment. Cats from over 23 counties throughout Washington State have been brought to our clinic to be altered.
Surgery for all Cats
On a continuous basis, Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has altered more cats than any other organization in WA State. All of the free-roaming cats arriving for surgery receive a basic health exam, rabies vaccination and an ear tip to clearly identify the cat as altered to avoid future trapping/transport for surgery that is not needed.
In addition to free spay/neuter surgery for free-roaming cats, we also offer spay/neuter services for any cat needing access to surgery. These surgeries for tame cats are done without ear tipping and are part of our feral cat prevention program. A small donation is requested for these surgeries to help subsidize our surgical costs.
The average cost to alter one cat is just over $50. This includes the costs for the surgeon, veterinary technician, anesthesia, sutures, pain relief, surgical pack, rabies vaccine, and other direct and indirect costs. During a typical clinic, up to 50 cats are altered, including 25 spay surgeries.
Funding for the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project comes primarily from private donations. Individuals and organizations can help reduce the number of homeless cats by sponsoring a Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project clinic. Clinic sponsorships are $1,000 and provide surgery for up to 50 cats.
national Mentoring Organization
In 2006, PetSmart Charities selected FCSNP to become a National Mentoring Organization. A generous grant was awarded for development of a mentoring website to enable other organizations to replicate our successful spay/neuter clinic model in communities across the country and around the world.
A Leader In High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter Surgery
The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has received letters of commendation from Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire and national animal welfare organizations, such as ASPCA and Best Friends Animal Society.