Feral Fridays! FREE feral spay and neuter program!
It is estimated that up to 3,000,000 feral cats and kittens live on the streets of Los Angeles County. Estimated numbers of the feral cat population in Orange County is unknown, though it may be just as high.
Unaltered feral cats and their offspring can produce over 10,000 kittens over a five year period! Exposure to predators, motor vehicles, disease, starvation, severe weather and abuse create harsh conditions for these unfortunate beings, often contributing to great suffering and untimely deaths.
We already offer low-cost spay and neuter services for feral cats and kittens, but with your help, we can do more. Most of the compassionate feral cat and kitten caregivers in our communities are paying out-of-pocket for spay and neuter surgeries - a financial burden for anyone. Our Feral Fridays program eases that burden by providing financial relief to those who work tirelessly for these amazing cats and kittens.
Feral cats are abandoned strays and their offspring who have lost or never experienced socialization to humans. Formerly socialized feral cats can sometimes be rehabilitated and returned to life in a home. However, if not caught and socialized at a very early age, feral kittens will never feel safe or comfortable with humans.
Exposure to predators, motor vehicles, disease, starvation, severe weather, and abuse at the hands of humans create harsh conditions for these unfortunate beings, often contributing to great suffering and untimely deaths. Cats who live safely in their homes can live into their twenties, while a feral cat's life averages three years if they're lucky.
Golden State Humane Society's Feral Fridays program plays a vital part in the fight to reduce feral cat populations by providing FREE spay and neuter surgeries.