How you can make a difference
at home. First and foremost, make sure your own pet cats are spayed and
neutered. The feral cat cycle originally began with pet cats.
the word. Talk to people about the feral problem. Many people don't
know that they can be humanely trapped and neutered and after that will
live a better life.
- Get involved as volunteer.
- Adopt from a rescue group. Don't buy pets from a breeder while so many homeless animals are waiting for their forever home.
is always needed and much appreciated for trapping. We have around 25
cat traps available. We will of course show you how to operate a cat
trap and how to deal with the trapped cats. We also need people for
transporting cats to vets for neutering, back to their colony or to
their new homes. We also need handy people who could built feral cat
winter shelters for us.
we get special charity rates at our vets (many thanks to
Barna/Moycullen vet, Glenina, Ballybrit and the Ark as well as
the Athenry pet clinic and Karl Verbruggen in Oughterard) our bills are
huge. Maybe you want to help at our next bag packing or coffee morning
or you want to organize a whole fundraising event.
We will gladly accept donations of cat food, bedding, cat toys, food bowls, litter trays, cat litter, etc. Contact us by phone at
085 2196010 or by email email@example.com.
We receive no government funding and rely entirely on the genorousity of the public.
main source of expense is veterinary fees. Our vets in Galway accept
donations directly on our behalf to reduce our veterinary bill. If you
wish to donate to our vets, please do so to:
Knocknacarra, 091 510131
Ark Vets, St. Mary's Road, 091 584185
Barna and Moycullen vet clinics
091 867008 and 091 868572
Athenry Pet Clinic, Prospect House, 091 844085
Briarhill Veterinary Clinic, Briarhill
091 38 00 00.
You can also donate here:
we don't have a shelter, we urgently need people who are willing to
look after the cats in their own homes. Fosterers are vital for us. We
can only take a cat in if a foster home is available for the cat until a
forever home is found. Since we get so many calls every day, we could
always do with more fosterers.
Often feral kittens are very shy.
Before we can rehome them, they need to be socialized. Information about
socializing feral kittens will be provided.
If you have time but
are worried about the extra costs for cat food and litter, we will be
able to support you. Any costs for veterinary care are covered by us
One new foster home can make the world of difference.
Feral Colony Management
a caretaker of a feral cat colony, your job is to bring food and water
to the colony. You will also monitor the colony for new or sick cats.
Food will be provided. After a while the cats will get used to you and
greet you when you come. This is a very rewarding job.
Adopt a cat
you ever come home and been greeted by your cat walking in and out of
your legs and rubbing up against you, happy to see that you are
How about when you are at home after a long, stressful day and your cat
snuggles up with you, curled up on your lap? Having a cat as part of
your family is a lovely experience, especially for children. Check our
rehoming section for lovely cats and kittens.