My name is Sarah Rogers, and I'm the Founder of Feral Change. I've cared for homeless cats since the tender age of eight when my first stray found his way to our front door.  I became very involved with feral cats in the area after moving to Oakland in 2005.  After the downturn in the economy, cities across the country (including Oakland) saw a large increase in the number of feral and homeless cats living on our city's streets -- some were unaltered pets left behind by owners who moved and who were no longer able to care for them, others were stray cats that were simply left to fend for themselves.  Unfortunately, these unaltered cats can multiply extremely fast, and a few unaltered cats can quickly turn into 50 within a few seasons.

Throughout Oakland, hundreds of independent volunteers, and a number of nonprofit organizations are working tirelessly to control and manage the feral and homeless cat population through spay/neuter programs, rescue and adoption, and daily care, but they need your help (see the How You Can Help page for suggestions). The need for services outpaces the resources in place to solve the problem.

Feral Change is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping the Oakland community control and manage its feral and homeless cat population. Our success helps ensure the health of the community and consistent care of Oakland's neighborhood cats. We focus on TNR (Trap Neuter Return) to spay and neuter free roaming and feral cats in Oakland. Our primary focus is TNR - fixing stray and feral cats. We have a very small team and limited fosters so we do not focus on foster or adoption. We are happy to help as much as we can, but we do ask that the community understand we are not a foster or adoption resource.

If you would like to support the efforts of Feral Change, you can do so by clicking here

Thank you for your interest and support of the Feral Change movement!

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