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Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats

LFFAC works to improve the lives of cats and the people who care for them through management of colonies of community cats, the humane practice of TNVR to limit population growth, moving kittens and suitable adult cats to foster homes for adoption preparation and then adoption, and public education.

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Community Education

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Animals
Families
General population

Description

Information is provided - and questions answered - at community events tables (e.g., Longmont Farmers' Market, a local pet food store, Longmont Chamber of Commerce's Unity in the Community, and Longmont Pride), and community groups and education events, and through direct inquiries. Topics include community feral cat information, the importance of TNVR and population control, assistance available from LFFAC, and LFFAC volunteer opportunities.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Informational tables and educational events. For 2018, there were six monthly Farmers' Market tables, two service club educational presentations, and a Longmont Public Library display. Additionally, LFFAC received and answered many inquiries each week for information or assistance on feral cat issues.

Transfer and Adoption

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Animals
Families
General population

Description

After fostering, which includes socializing and medical attention as needed, kittens are transferred to local animal shelters and rescue groups for subsequent adoption. Suitable adult cats are transferred or adopted directly, after a thorough review process.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Cats transferred and adopted. For 2018 there were 128 cats (mostly kittens) transferred for adoption, and 21 cats (mostly adults) adopted directly.

Colony Management

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population

Description

Colonies of feral community cats (six colonies) are provided shelter and medical care, and fed daily. All cats are neutered or spayed.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Healthy populations of cats thriving in a natural environment and in stable or declining numbers. For 2018, six colonies comprised of approximately 60 cats were supported with food, water, and shelter. Medical care was provided to five of the cats. Occasional newcomers were trapped, neutered or spayed, vaccinated, and returned.

TNVR

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Animals
Families
General population

Description

Assistance is provided to trap, neuter or spay, vaccinate, and return. Additional medical care is provided as needed. Young kittens are removed for subsequent transfer and adoption. Education is given regarding colony management, as needed.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Numbers of cats trapped-neutered-vaccinated-returned, and number of kittens removed. For 2018, 364 cats were neutered or spayed, 42 kittens were removed from the feral environment, and 18 cats received needed medical care.

Foster

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Animals
Families
General population

Description

Kittens are fostered for socialization, weight gain, and medical care prior to adoption. Adult cats are given transitional care (including medical) on the path to adoption or return to their home.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Number of kittens and cats prepared for adoption. For 2018, 108 Kittens and cats were fostered, and 32 received needed medical care.

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