Help with Cat Food
- Contact your local supermarket, pet and farm supply stores and ask if they will donate broken packages or dented cans. Some retailers will also donate out-of-date products, which are still good for a few months longer than the sell-by date.
- Ask local veterinary clinics if they can donate any extra or or just-out-of-date premium pet foods they may have.
- Inquire about surplus food at your local shelter, food bank or food pantry.
- Hold a cat food drive. Publicize the event through social media, newspapers, posters and try to get as many people as possible involved.
- Work with local high school or volunteer organizations to see if they would hold a drive.
- Ask local markets and pet supply shops if you can put out a bin to collect cat food donations.
Winter Outdoor Shelters
- Shelters can be easily constructed with every day storage bins, styrofoam coolers or other containers that can be sealed and provide a safe haven for outdoor cats. For step-by-step instructions, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nObhrNLrNuU
- Look for used dog houses and crates at garage sales, Craigslist or ask rescues and shelters if they have any they would like to get rid of. These can all easily be made into cat shelters with some insulation and a smaller door.
- Ask building supply stores or contractors for scrap lumber.
- Put on a shelter building gathering and split the cost of supplies with other colony caregivers.
There are many resources out there that provide low-cost spay and neuter services for feral cats. Please do a Google Search in your area, contact local shelters and cat rescues to find out about low-cost spay and neuter.
Alley Cat Allies has a network called Feral Friends which includes veterinarians who provide discounted spay and neuter services. This information can be found on their website at alleycat.org/our-work/feral-friends-network/
For veterinary care, please visit our medical listings under the Resources Tab.
You can also do a Google Search for “low-cost veterinary” in area. You can also check to see if your local shelters have or can suggest a program or affordable veterinary services.