To improve the lives of community cats and the people who care for them, in Longmont and the surrounding area, through our comprehensive programs: TNVR, Colony Management, Foster, Adoption, Veterinary Medical Care, and Community Education.
Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats (LFFAC) emerged as an all-volunteer group of people who had a passion for helping domesticated, unsocialized cats living the wild life. In 2011, the feeders from our first two colonies, Big T's and the Hood, joined efforts to ensure that food and care were given on a daily basis to "our" 35+ cats. Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return became a priority. By 2012, it became apparent that LFFAC would benefit from becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and by 2013, this became a reality. LFFAC continued to grow in both volunteers and cat colonies to 40+ volunteers and 6 colonies, Big T's, Blues', Jimi's, Tippy's, Dynasty's, and Joey's. The cats from the Hood, thru necessity, were removed and relocated. LFFAC expanded its efforts beyond the colonies and began offering its services to residents in Longmont and then to outlying areas. While remaining a Longmont centered group, LFFAC now provides assistance in surrounding areas such as Platteville, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Fort Lupton, Boulder, Thornton, and others. LFFAC is a group that is driven by its passion for helping feral, community cats to remain healthy and cared for in the wild and to help lost or abandoned socialized cats to find their way back into human homes.
At Longmont Humane Society (LHS) we greatly value and admire the work that Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats (LFFAC) does for our neighborhood cats. Their work in TNR with managing and reducing the populations of feral cats in our community and providing resources and education to community members is an important specialty service that no other organizations provide to our area. We appreciate the skill that LFFAC uses to tame and socialize kittens who are then able to be placed as companion animals in homes. Their ability to share that knowledge and teach those skills to other community members is of great benefit as well. LFFAC is an organization that provides tremendous benefits and resources to Longmont and the surrounding communities and the cats who reside within them and LHS is proud to be a partner in that work.
Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations
Longmont Humane Society
Longmont Animal Control enjoys a wonderful working relationship with Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats. They are a great resource for us and the citizens of Longmont.
Longmont Animal Control, City of Longmont, Colorado
I cannot say enough good things about the care and compassion Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats showed during a recent cat discovery.
My husband found a mother cat and her four kittens living under his construction trailer at work. Not knowing where or who to turn to I contacted a couple of local organizations who led me to LFFAC. I was contacted by Laura (the trapper) and explained the situation.
Laura described the trapping process and what the procedure is for adult feral cats and their kittens.Laura's game plan was to meet my husband and I at the location and set out food for the cats. During this initial observation Laura and Bri (the other trapper) determine the age of the kittens and the overall health of the family. The kittens were estimated to be about 7 weeks old and mom and kittens appeared very healthy. Laura and Bri scheduled the trapping session for the next day. They explained trapping is done on Sundays so the adult cats can be spayed or neutered on Monday and then returned the next day to the location where they were trapped. Kittens are trapped and then taken to a foster family to work to domesticate them.
Fortunately, three kittens and mom were trapped quickly on Sunday. Monday an adult male cat was caught (possibly the father of the kittens). Finally, the other kitten was trapped on Tuesday.
I am happy to announce that mama cat (now known as Mama Smucker) is happily living under the construction trailer. She is seen almost daily and has plenty of food and a dry place to live. The adult male cat (now known as Concorde) was neutered and returned to the location. The kittens named Boysenberry, Blueberry, Apricot, and Plum have been spayed, neutered and domesticated. Apricot and Plum were adopted out through the Boulder Humane Society. I was fortunate to have the privilege of adopting Boysenberry and Blueberry; who now go by the names of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. I am currently working on acclimating Wild Bill and Calamity Jane to their older feline siblings.
The services LFFAC provides to not only the Longmont area but other areas around northern Colorado is invaluable. LFFAC works tirelessly for all cats. Whether they go on a large-scale trapping session or trap a few local cats they want what is best for the cats. LFFAC is a passionate, knowledgeable wonderful group of people who make all cats wellbeing priority one!
Thank you again for all you do.