While you may not see it there is a cat overpopulation problem in Ventura County. Too many unaltered cats are allowed to have way too many kittens and there is not enough space to take them all in. If you would like to be a part of the solution there are ways you can help. Two of the biggest ways to make an impact? Learning to trap/fix/return and learning to foster.
Here are some links to organizations around Ventura County with ways you can get involved!
Volunteering at Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC in Santa Paula) – they don’t have a specific foster or TNR page but they always need help with both!
Trapping with Ventura County Feline Trap & Rescue – a two-person team as of this writing
Trapping with Cats Cradle Rescue (Ventura) – they have traps to lend (they may need fosters, too!)
There are more cats being born than there are homes. Combine that with people giving up their cats for various reasons and there simply isn’t enough space in our local shelter system to care for all of the cats and kittens who need it. We need more trapping and fixing as well as more fosters, especially in summer but really, all year long.