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FERAL CAT COALITION ANNOUNCES MATCHING DONORS CAMPAIGN




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March 1, 2014 (El Cajon) –Feral Cat Coalition (FCC), who has a permanent spay/neuter facility located in El Cajon, announces the start of its 2014 Feral & Friends Price-Matching Campaign.  Starting today through March 25th, a generous donor will match all donations to FCC dollar-for-dollar. To make a donation, go to www.feralcat.com/pricematch or mail your contribution to Feral Cat Coalition, 9225 Miramar Rd., PMB 160, San Diego, CA 92126.  All donations are tax deductible.

FCC is a nonprofit organization made dedicated to reducing the suffering and overpopulation of stray and abandoned cats through humane Trap-Neuter-Return. Since 1992, FCC has spayed and neutered more than 40,000 feral cats free of charge, and in 2012, opened its own spay/neuter clinic in El Cajon, Feral & Friends, where more than 3,000 cats have been sterilized to date.

“Although our spay/neuter services are free, the average cost to spay or neuter a cat is about $25,” said Mary Davis, Feral Cat Coalition president.  “With the 2014 Feral & Friends Price-Matching Campaign, your donation will be matched and we will be able to provide more spay/neuter services to feral cats in need.”

Feral cats are the "wild" offspring of domestic cats and are primarily the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay and neuter their pets. Feral cat colonies can be found behind shopping centers or businesses, in alleys, parks and rural areas. They are elusive and do not trust humans. Nearly all homeless cats relinquished to county shelters are euthanized. The alternative to humane euthanasia for strays is often death from starvation, disease or abuse.

Studies have proven that Trap-Neuter-Return is the single-most effective method of stabilizing and maintaining healthy feral cat colonies with the least possible cost to local governments and residents, while providing the best lives for the animals themselves.

“It’s tragic that feral cats have to die when such a simple solution is available,” added Davis.  “I am hopeful that the community will support our campaign and help us raise much needed funds to help feral cats and end cat overpopulation.”

For more information about the Feral Cat Coalition, to make a donation, or to schedule an appointment to have a feral cat spayed or neutered free of charge, please call (855) FCC-CATS, visit www.feralcat.com or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/feralcatcoalition

About Feral Cat Coalition

The Feral Cat Coalition (FCC) is a San Diego County nonprofit organization made up entirely of volunteers dedicated to reducing the suffering and overpopulation of stray and abandoned cats through humane Trap-Spay/Neuter-Return. Since 1992, FCC has spayed and neutered more than 40,000 feral cats, and in 2012, opened its own spay/neuter clinic, Feral & Friends, where more than 3,000 cats have been sterilized to date. To make a donation or for more information, visit www.feralcat.com or our Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/feralcatcoalition