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Operation Community Cats

(aka OCC)

1077 S Garden Pl.
Boise, ID 83705

FREE FERAL FIX EM IN FEBRUARY

Operation Community Cats is paying for all Ada County feral cats and kittens spay and/ or neutered at the Idaho Humane Society SPOT clinic in the month of February. Made possible with help from the Alley Cat Rescue and Community Cat Podcast grants. Schedule appointments by calling (208) 331-3985 or email Ewest@idahohumanesociety.org.

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Big thanks to all donors and those who matched donations for the 2023 Giving Tuesday on November 28. Your generous giving totaled $10,623! These donations will add to our fund to build a high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats

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A big thank you to Alley Cat Rescue

for the $2,500 TNR grant we just received!

2023 Successes include OCC ended the year fixing at least 417 outdoor cats and kittens. We cannot always get receipts from the clinics that help us, so this number is actually much higher.

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We just received a $3,594.50 check from the Mondelez Tickets Support Charity for the 2023 Albertsons Boise Open. Even better news is that they invited Operation Community Cats to be one of the 40 charities to participate in the ticket sales for the 2024 golf tournament. Thank you all who chose OCC as your charity to support when you purchased tickets for the tourney.

FREE styrofoam cat shelters complete with straw. Simply pick up what you need in front of garage at 1077 S. Garden Place on the Boise Bench. We’re always in need of the styrofoam coolers to make more winter cat shelters for cats and kittens. The perfect size for the coolers is 16x22x14” or anything close to that size. If you would like to donate coolers for this effort or try your hand at making shelters, both would help cats and kittens trying to stay warm and dry this winter

Thank you to all the wonderful donors that have sent and/or left on our doorstep dry and wet cat food. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and we can always use more. With the cold temperatures, mama cats giving birth to kittens, and additional colonies we support, we are in great need of cat and kitten food. Hard to believe, but kittens are being born now and all year long. Please visit our wishlists on Amazon and/ or Chewy to help feed even more homeless outside cats.

OCC work towards creating this life-saving clinic is not hindering our current work of spaying, neutering, vaccinating, feeding, and providing medical care for homeless outside cats at no charge.

Until the clinic is a reality, we rely on local veterinary clinics, like the SNIP clinic, to provide these services. Last year, OCC sponsored one clinic day per month at the SNIP clinic, helping 35 cats per month.

At the beginning of the 2023 season, that number doubled to two clinic days per month, helping 70 cats per month. Starting in June, we will increase to three clinic days per month, which will allow us to help 105 cats per month.

In addition, we now have an arrangement with the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) SPOT clinic that allows caregivers to bring feral cats directly to the IHS clinic and OCC will cover the cost of the spay/neuter surgeries. This must be done by advance appointments only through our Vice President, Lou Ann, at (208) 477-1550..

Your gifts by mail, PayPal and Venmo make all these things possible.

Operation Community Cats
1077 S. Garden Pl.
Boise, ID 83705

Thank you for helping. Your gift will make a huge difference for these homeless cats and the community as a whole

You are a true hero!

Donors like you are the lifeblood of Operation Community Cats, an all volunteer non-profit organization.

OUR MISSION

To reduce the population of community cats through trap, spay, neuter and return.

 

Our Vision

A world where all cats live safely inside.

Services

We support homeless outside cats via the effective, humane TNR (trap-neuter-return) approach. OCC also provides cat food and medical assistance to homeless outside cats.

For adoptions, please contact our partners on our resource page.

❤️ With your help, we were able to save many… including these abused kittens.❤️

Donations

Cash donations are used to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) community cats.

There are other ways you can help cats.

 

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAT

According to ASPCA, “Community Cats” is a term used to describe outdoor, unowned, free-roaming These  could be friendly, feral, adults, kittens, healthy, sick, altered and/or unaltered. They may or may not have a caregiver.

 

A spay/neuter clinic. Together, we can make a dream turn real.

HOW TO HELP COMMUNITY CATS

  • Give Them Shelter. Feral cats need a space where they can escape the rain and extreme temperatures of winter and summer.
  • Feed Them
  • Quench Their Thirst
  • Contact a Rescue Group Practicing Trap-Neuter-Return
  • Determine if Cats are Actually Homeless, check for microchip at veternary clinic or local shelter
  • Consider Finding a Home for a Stray.

What is TNR

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane approach to addressing community cat populations.

Safe Outdoor Enclosure for a Happy & Healthy Cat.

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Cats naturally want to be outside where they can breathe fresh air and experience the sights, sounds and stimulation of the natural world.

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