We are helping with an animal hoarding situation. See the
full storey on our News and Events page. Here are some
The Ontario Feral
Cat Project is a non-profit organization operated by donations
and volunteers. The program is designed to reduce our
community’s feral and stray cat overpopulation by using a
technique of trap, neuter and return (TNR) to existing monitored
colonies. Although not part of our core mission, we also try to
find good, loving homes for adoptable cats and kittens. We
serve Ontario, Oregon.
OFCP is possible
because our community cares about what happens to animals. We
work for donations 365 days per year to keep this going. All of
the veterinary clinics in Ontario participate in the Project,
with the veterinarians all donating their time. Local
businesses have been very generous in donating supplies and
services as well as cash. Our volunteers are fantastic! We
have no paid employees; all the TNR, cat care and fundraising is
done by volunteers.
started the project in 2009 at the request of the Ontario Police
Department. After several months of fund-raising and some great
support from the City of Ontario, we did our first trapping on
November 5, 2009. Since then we have TNR’d 2,155 cats! We trap
between 30 and 60 cats per month. Our best month – at 92 cats,
was November, 2013.
We don’t have a shelter or any facility that is suitable
for caring for cats other than temporarily before and after
their surgeries. It is a challenge every time we are asked to
take in cats or kittens. When we take in cats or kittens we
have to find a foster home for them. Our fosters are dedicated
individuals who donate their time to care for and socialize cats
so that we can find permanent homes for them. We have found
permanent homes for more than 300 cats and kittens (probably
many more, but we only started keeping records on adoptions in
We partner with PetSense in Ontario, PetSmart in Meridian
and Petco in Nampa to find homes for cats and kittens that are
socialized and adoptable.
We have several projects each year to raise the funds
necessary to continue the Project:
been having huge yard sales in the spring annually since
We mail a
newsletter out to our supporters twice a year.
we started what we hope will be an annual event: a gala
auction. The first one was a big success.
our volunteers makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind crocheted cats
that are for sale at The House That Art Built.
working on 2015 calendar that will feature OFCP cats – both
ferals and cute kittens.
volunteer made two wonderful quilts for which we are selling
raffle tickets. These quilts will be displayed around town.
New ideas and new volunteers are always welcome!