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.

Funding

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.

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national Mentoring Organization

In 2006, PetSmart CharitiesWebsite Opens in a New Window 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.

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