Calendar of Current & Upcoming Feral Fixers Events
June is for Kittens Fundraiser! - now through June 12th, 2016 To help us raise funds to handle the yearly "avalanche of kittens" that we always experience, we have started a "Giving Grid" fundraiser! Our goal is to raise $5,000 between now and the upcoming "Kitten Shower" (see next item on the Event Calendar). Every year we use all of our resources to trap the kittens that we receive dozens and dozens of calls about, placing them with our shelter partners and fostering and finding homes for them ourselves. We have just started to hear the rumblings of the oncoming 'Kitten Avalanche', it is coming! We assist approximately 300 kittens each year - help us support those little lives by donating to us in this JUNE IS FOR KITTENS! campaign! Your donations allow us to purchase kitten-specific supplies like wet and dry kitten food, human baby food, litter and heating pads. So often, the kittens require additional trips to the vet and donations will help us cover those costs, too! So, please visit our GivingGrid Fundraiser page and donate - thank you!
The ASPCA is celebrating their 150th birthday! - now through September 7th, 2016 As part of this celebration, they are offering several grants to Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations. Feral Fixers President Tammy urges us all to participate and help Feral Fixers. "One entry per person to help Feral Fixers receive a grant for up to $150,000! Five additional entries will receive $5,000! Six chances to win for Feral Fixers! Entry deadline is September 7th. Think about all the wonderful things you have to say about Feral Fixers and keep it to 200 - 400 words! 'Judging and Prizes: One (1) Contestant will be selected as the grand prize winner and five (5) Contestants will be selected as second place winners at the end of the Contest submission period based on: the compelling nature of the Contestant’s designated animal shelter’s need and worthiness with regards to the grant, and the quality of the Contestant’s expression and writing, as determined by the ASPCA judges in their sole discretion.' This is NOT a "vote each and every day, pressure, pressure" type campaign. You get one chance to make a plea to help Feral Fixers and all you need to nominate us is our website address - http://www.feralfixers.org/ and positive information about us - how much easier could it be? FYI - in addition to funding TNR, this could be the grant that would bring us further to having a building, brick and mortar, to further help the cats of DuPage County, reducing overpopulation, euthanasia and improving the lives of all DuPage County cats! Any one can nominate us, from all over the country! Spread the word about us and ask everyone you know to enter on our behalf, you never know!!!" To enter, you need to visit the ASPCA "150 days" page, scroll down and tell them what action(s) you have taken to help animals and enter your name and email address. Click on the SUBMIT MY ACTIONS button to be taken to the contest entry page. Re-enter your name and email address and then tell the ASPCA why you think Feral Fixers should win this award. Thank you!
Sunday, June 12th, 2016 - Feral Fixers Kitten Shower - Help us prepare for the upcoming Kitten Season! We will be hosting this event on Sunday, June 12th, 2016, from 12 noon to 4pm at the Villa Park VFW Post #2801 located at 39 E St. Charles Road in Villa Park. We will have Snacks, Pastries, a Silent Auction, a Boutique and, of course a cat-friendly crowd. Recycled2New will also be hosting a booth at this event. Admission fee is $10, in advance or at the door, but if you register in advance, you get a free Gift Bag! You can pre-register by sending a check and a note detailing the attendee's names to Feral Fixers, PO Box 1416, Lombard, IL, 60148 or you can register via PayPal by clicking here. This new event is going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!
Saturday, June 25th - Shred4Rescues - Feral Fixers will be again participating in this event to be held on June 25th from 9am-1pm at the Citadel Information Management location - 827 Blackhawk Drive in Westmont. We will be hosting a tent with information on Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and photos of all of our Adoptable cats and kittens. People will be bringing documents to be securely shredded and the proceeds from the payments for those services are donated to the groups, such as ours, which are hosting a booth at that event. So, if you have some documents piling up that you want shredded, bring them along to this event and help support Feral Fixers - thank you! You can download the event flyer here.
October 1st, 2016 - Two Bostons 7th Annual Adopt-A-Rama! - Feral Fixers will be hosting an adoption event at the Two Bostons located at 2523 W 75th St in Naperville from 11am to 3pm. All of our cats/kittens are in Foster homes, are spayed/neutered, current on their vaccinations, microchipped, dewormed and FeLV/FIV tested. If you would like to get pre-approved for same-day adoption, please email us (by Thursday, September 29th) at
. You can see all of our adoptable cats by clicking on the Adoptable Cats link at the top of our website.