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"And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, And near a thousand tables pined, and wanted food" -- William Wordsworth

Welcome to RVA Community Cats (formerly Richmond VA Feral Cats). Our group is a network of advocates, independent trappers, caretakers, foster homes, and rescuers promoting the humane treatment and non-lethal control of feral and free-roaming community cats in Richmond, VA and central Virginia counties. 

Our experienced volunteer caretakers provide a supportive online community as well as advice, guidance, and education at no cost to feeders, trappers, and fellow caretakers with feral cat colony management issues. 

Group membership is open to those practicing trap-neuter-return-manage (TNRM), a compassionate tool in the management of feral cat colonies as well as to those able to support via foster homes.

Join us as we continue building our network of caretakers, trappers, and foster homes for rescued feral and stray cats. 

Have you lost your cat? We recommend following the steps suggested on the Richmond SPCA's lost and found pet resource site. If your cat is sighted but not captured, our members may be willing to loan traps in assistance. See the following sites for tips - https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/lost-cat-behavior/ AND https://richmondspca.org/what-we-do/resources/lost-found-pets/

Our feral-friendly spay/neuter clinics in the Richmond area (UPDATED on a rolling basis) - 

The Richmond SPCA is now performing feral surgeries at the former A.L. Shilling Spay & Neuter Clinic in Mechanicsville.
See this post dated 02.03.22 for details - 
https://richmondspca.org/2022/02/03/richmond-spca-acquires-a-l-shilling-spay-neuter/
New! 
https://richmondspca.org/what-we-do/programs-services/snip/

https://www.ral.org/index.php/our_clinic/feral_cat_info/ (NO COST feral surgeries in Midlothian) - "Feral cat spay and neuter appointments are made on Mondays on a first come, first serve basis.  We hold five spaces for feral cats per day.  Each feral must have an appointment; we do not take walk-ins."

http://operationcatnip.weebly.com/ Next monthly clinic - 09.18..22 - NO COST feral surgeries - all volunteer-run clinic held monthly at the former Jessica Beath facility in Hanover - Appointments are not to be shared with others, per policy.

http://www.preventalitter.org/ (NO COST feral surgeries in Carytown RVA)  Call if you have a pregnant female - 804-359-6369. All other appointments requested by online form. "Prevent A Litter will receive submissions through this form for routine cat spay and neuter surgeries on the SECOND and FOURTH MONDAYS of each month beginning at 9 AM until we have reached our maximum capacity, at which time this form will shut off automatically." https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNt6hpNiIkjmfexOPdKcyP8PKkS9yBMaAYzAHGF4gQd_-mMg/closedform

Kincheloe South at the Jessica Beath Clinic - Closure 01.2022 Will reopen as a low-cost PETA spay/neuter clinic. Currently hiring 04.2022

Community Cat Spay/Neuter in Charlottesville - Low Cost for Richmond area residents - https://caspca.org/communityferal-cats/

https://www.jonesvetcare.com/ Low cost spay/neuter/general veterinary care in Carver RVA. (Currently not scheduling feral spay/neuter)

Southside Virginia and Hampton Roads Low cost feral spay/neuter - https://www.peta.org/about-peta/learn-about-peta/helping-animals-in-hampton-roads/snip/

Sick or injured feral cats - 

http://www.churchhillanimalhospital.com/ UPDATE 02.2022 - This fund is no longer available. (We have a member-only group fund here. Use of group fund for sick and injured ferals must have prior authorization) [NOTE - Due to limited appointment availability, we are not accepting fund donations at this time.]

https://lockeataylordvm.com/ Glen Allen Animal Hospital is reported to treat injured feral cats.

Quick Links - 
Capturing difficult cats for TNR - http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/how-to-tnr/trapping/hard-to-catch-cats
Feral cat relocation protocol - https://www.neighborhoodcats.org/how-to-tnr/colony-care/relocation

Neonatal kitten care - http://www.kittenlady.org/
Taming feral kittens - http://www.feralcat.com/taming.html
Well worth reading - http://catdefender.blogspot.com/
* Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook (no cost download) - http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/how-to-tnr/getting-started/the-7-steps-of-tnr
Recommended Traps - https://www.livetrap.com/  https://www.trucatchtraps.com/  http://www.safeguardproducts.com/

 

RVA Community Cats - Saving lives since JUNE 2008

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