Feral Feline Project (FFP) specializes in Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) of feral (wild) or stray, outdoor cats. Our efforts focus on humanely reducing outdoor and abandoned cats living in Northern and Northwestern Cook County, IL.
Cats are humanely trapped and taken to the veterinarian clinic to receive the TNR package (please read below). They are returned back to their familiar habitat and are cared for and monitored by their caretaker. This process immediately halts the births of feral kittens, improves the overall health of the cats and stabilizes the colony.
We are not a shelter, do not have a facility and all of our rescued kittens are housed in foster homes. We do not take owner surrenders. We do not relocate feral cats.
Kittens Kittens and Kittens
When you TNR, you get kittens. A lot of times we trap pregnant females or assist with people who have found kittens in their yards. Our adoption program is foster based. Check out our Petfinder link to see currently available kittens and friendly cats. If you have kittens, we can help to ensure they are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and assist with placing them in furever homes. We don't have a lot of foster homes so we can't always take every kitten that is found, but if you are willing to foster the kittens you find, we will help you get them adopted. Fostering is FUN! Everyone likes playing with kittens. We will also help with the cost of food, litter, vaccinations, vet visits and toys. (toys are super important to kittens!!)
If you can't foster, ask us for help anyway. We might have room or can refer you to another group that can help.
****You need to contact us as soon as you see the kittens but BEFORE you nab them. If they are over 10 weeks old and haven't been socialized with people, they will be feral. and we will not take them**** A good rule of thumb is "If their eyes are blue, we can probably help you".
Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Program (Your cost $75 per cat)
This program is for feral and stray cats that are living outdoors. Please note that FFP does not remove or relocate feral cats and there is no farm/sanctuary or colony for them to be transferred to. The TNR package includes spay/neuter, 1 year rabies, 1 year distemper vaccine, microchip, flea/tick treatment, left ear tip and exam for $75 per cat. The cats receive an examination, treatment for illnesses or minor wounds. We accept cash, credit card (on-line only) and check. There is an option for payment plans but must be pre-approved by a volunteer. You can pay by clicking "Donate Now" below.
You must complete a caretaker agreement and send it to us before we can begin working with you. The agreement can be found on our documents page. Please email your completed agreement to us.
You MUST be in the NW Cook County Suburbs for us to help you. If you are out of our area, you will need to locate the TNR group nearest you.
We are NOT a low-cost spay/neuter program for family pets or any stray/formerly feral cat that is now living indoors as a pet.
We are a nonprofit, 501c3 charity.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you.We are always in desperate need of new foster homes, TNR associates, transporters, vacation coverage, etc... We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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Your generous gift will help us with our expenses for caring for sick or injured cats and kittens, provide food, litter and medical care for feral, community cats and adoptable kittens. $75 will cover the cost of TNR for one cat.
Does your company match donations? Don't forget to check! If they do, your generosity will be doubled once you submit the appropriate paperwork to them. Many companies allow payroll donations that are matched.
PO Box 1, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, United States
We are a foster home based organization. All of our volunteers also have full time jobs. We are happy to work with you if you are in our area of NW Cook County. Please email us for more information or with questions. We will respond as soon as we can. If you are looking for assistance with TNR for feral or community cats, please fill out the caretaker agreement on our "documents" page and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org