FAN Officers and Board of Directors
Cleriece Whitehill – Secretary, Director of Community Outreach
To care for and to reduce the suffering and unnecessary euthanasia of feral (community) cats through trap, neuter, return (TNR).
To coordinate low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services, and to provide cat food, shelter, and other related supplies for the cats in our care.
To foster, socialize and provide veterinary care for kittens and friendly adult cats and to make them available for adoption when ready.
To educate communities about the value of TNR both ethically and financially.
To provide community cat caretakers with financial and logistical support for TNR efforts.
FAN is a network of dedicated volunteers who work every day to help community cats live better lives. Our tasks include trapping feral cats, transporting them to our holding facility or to their vet appointments, returning them to their colonies, arranging for caretakers to feed and look over the colonies, evaluating and vetting friendly stray cats and litters of kittens and their mamas, fostering those cats until they are ready to go to their forever homes, supporting our foster parents with supplies and veterinary advice and working with local adoption centers like the fabulous Catnip Cat Cafe to allow potential adopters to meet our kitties.
We field hundreds of emails monthly from concerned community members requesting assistance with cats in their neighborhood. There is administrative work, screening of prospective adopters, fundraising, photography and social media content to be created.
Since our incorporation in 2016, FAN has TNR’d hundreds of community cats, providing vaccines, food, and shelters. We have fostered and socialized hundreds of kittens and stray adults and found homes for them, relocated feral cats to safe areas with dedicated caretakers, provided veterinary care for the injured and sick ones, continuously supplied cat food and shelters for the community cat caretakers in need, educated people about the benefits of TNR and helped them get involved in those efforts in their own communities.
We also have an active “Career Cat” program placing semi-tame cats in barns and warehouses where they are fed, sheltered, and cared for while providing excellent rodent control.