The Feral Cat Project must have financial support to do this important work. In our first three years, PetSmart Charities provided substantial grants to set up the program and get it going. Starting in 2011, the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter stepped in and have been providing the Feral Cat Program with certificates for free spays and neuters for feral cats every year. The average has been about 100 certificates a year, with double that number in 2020 to help during the COVID pandemic.
This consistent support is very welcome and much needed, but grants only pay for about 30% of the cats we fix. And they don’t cover food, vaccinations, or medical care at all. That money comes from individual donations and For Pets’ Sake fundraising events. Without this support there would not be a Feral Cat Project.