Want to Help?


We need Volunteers! Feral Fixers is an all-volunteer organization and we can always use more volunteers. We need help with:


Fostering

If you're interested in learning more about Fostering, please click on the Want to Foster? link at the top of the page. There you can learn more about fostering and, if you're interested, you'll find an online Questionnaire that you can fill out and submit to Feral Fixers.


Feral Cat care

Feral Fixers was founded to practice and promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). What this means is that we humanely trap cats that are living outdoors, have them spayed/neutered and then returned to their homes. To help us in this mission, we are looking for volunteers to help care for these feral cats while they are temporarily in our care. Feral cats are brought to our location by trappers and caretakers throughout the week in preparation for them being taken to a spay/neuter clinic. Once they are done at the clinic, they are returned to our location for rest and recovery before they are picked up by their caretakers and returned to their home. While the cats are in our care, they are kept in traps or transfer cages and need to be fed and watered every day and also need to have their litter paper changed at least once per day.This volunteer position requires that you be familiar with FERAL cats. They cannot be treated like house cats; they are essentially wild animals and must be treated with the same care that you would any trapped animal. You must be at least 21 years of age, agree to follow all Feral Fixers procedures and be willing to sign a waiver.

If you're interested, please click HERE and fill out the online Questionnaire - someone from Feral Fixers will contact you to follow-up.


Transport

As part of our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) activities, we are looking for volunteers to help transport cats to/from the spay-neuter clinics that we use. We need volunteers to assist in both the "morning runs" (usually 7AM to 10AM) and the "afternoon runs" (usually 4PM to 7PM). Occasionally these times are extended if conditions warrant. You need to have a vehicle that can carry 10 cats in traps/carriers at a minimum, 20 cat volume is preferred. For the morning runs, you will need to review the paperwork which is to be delivered to the spay-neuter clinic. When doing the afternoon runs, you will need to review the paperwork you receive from the spay-neuter clinic as well. You must be at least 21 years of age, agree to follow all Feral Fixers and clinic procedures and be willing to sign a waiver.

If you're interested, please click HERE and fill out the online Questionnaire - someone from Feral Fixers will contact you to follow-up.


Wish list - we are also grateful for any supplies that are donated to us. These include:

  • Traps - HavaHart, Tru-Catch, Tomahawk
  • Towels
  • Dry cat food - Purina Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Royal Canin Baby Kitten
  • Canned cat food - Friskies pate or shreds - poultry flavors, grain-free brands
  • Gerber meat baby food (ham, chicken, turkey)
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper
  • Kitty Litter (Special Kitty Cat Litter or Tidy Cat clay is preferred)
  • Scotch tape and Copier paper
  • Furry Toy Mice (for cats in Foster)
  • "Silent Auction" items for our fundraisers
  • Orijen dry cat food
  • Gift Cards (Jewel, JoAnn Fabrics, Menards, Home Depot, Pet Supplies Plus, Walmart, gas station)

Helping us by shopping at Walmart - Note that many of these items can be purchased online at Walmart via our "Gift List". Visit the Walmart home page and click on Registry&Lists -> ListsAndSpecialOccasions. Underneath "Find someone's list" enter "Feral" in the First Name field, "Fixers" in the Last name field and click on "Find". That brings you to our "Master Wish List Page". You'll see multiple Wish Lists - click on any one of them to get to one of our specific Wish List pages. You will see a list of all of the items we would like to have along with a quantity of how many of that item we would like to have. Select the item(s) you wish to donate along with the quantity and go to Checkout. In the Checkout process, select FERAL FIXERS LOMBARD, IL as the Shipping Address and the item(s) will automatically be delivered to us - with FREE, 2-Day DELIVERY! This is a great way to donate - fast, easy and all online!


Helping us by shopping on Amazon - Feral Fixers also has a Wish List on Amazon.com. To find the Feral Fixers Wish List on Amazon.com, first visit their website and sign in. Point your mouse at the "Account & Lists" tab near the top, right-hand portion of the screen and a drop-down menu will be displayed. Scroll down to the "Find a List or Registry" option and click on it. Enter the words "Feral Fixers" (without the quotation marks) into the box that says "Find Someone's Wish List" and hit Enter. You'll then be presented with all of the items on Amazon.com that Feral Fixers would like to have. Add the item(s) you wish to donate to your Shopping Cart in the normal manner and, when you pay for them, they'll be ordered and shipped directly to Feral Fixers!

And, you can increase your Amazon donation impact by designating Feral Fixers as your supported charity on Amazon.com. Once you do so, Amazon will automatically donate 1/2% of the purchase price of any item you purchase via the smile.amazon.com website to Feral Fixers. To take advantage of this, however, you must sign into the http://smile.amazon.com version of the website. This website looks almost exactly like the amazon.com website that you know and the shopping experience is the same. All of the products are still listed, but note that not every item on Amazon is "amazonsmile" eligible. Items that are eligible are clearly designated as such in the description.

So, register Feral Fixers as your favorite charity, purchase one or more items from our Wish List while shopping at smile.amazon.com and help us help the cats in two ways!

We would love to thank you for your Amazon donation! Simply forward your Amazon order confirmation e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will send you an acknowledgement and receipt which you can attach to your Amazon invoice as proof of your donation for tax purposes. This will also save us a lot of time!


Donations

And, of course, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated. We're an IRS-recognized 501c3 charitable corporation (EIN 13-4364615) so your contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. You can donate via PayPal or by sending a check or money order to Feral Fixers, PO Box 1416, Lombard, IL 60148.

  • $80 buys 1 trap
  • $30 buys 1 Spay/Neuter package
  • $15 buys 1 case of canned cat food
  • $18 buys 1 case of Paper towels
  • $15 buys 1 micro-chip at a clinic
  • $8 buys 1 distemper vaccination
  • $8 buys 1 rabies vacciation

We couldn't do what we do without you - Thank you!

 

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