The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) has an equation that shows what happens when unaltered cats multiply. The equation is based on 1 unaltered cat and all her offspring having a litter of 4 each over a 10-year period. The result is a startling 1,398,101 cats produced over a 10 year period! This is a shocking statistic, which is why we have made it a goal to improve the health and well being of feral cats. With your help we can make a difference!
Trap - Neuter - Return (TNR) is a humane approach to end overpopulation. It is appropriate for colonies with caregivers that are providing food. Members of the colony are trapped, spayed / neutered, and returned to the location where they are being fed. This controls the population in the area and prevents new cats from moving in.
The FCCO provides the following services: performs the spay/neuter surgery, FVRCP (distemper) and rabies vaccines; treatment for fleas, ear mites, and other minor medical conditions; and has his or her right ear tipped for future identification. Cats that appear to be suffering, as determined by a veterinarian, are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV); all positives will be euthanized.
The FCCO is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that operates solely on donations. They request a donation however they never turn away a caregiver that is unable to contribute. More information on how to use their services can be found HERE.