Oakland like many other cities has thousands of feral and stray cats, these cats can breed rapidly, and where you might start with a couple cats without intervention two cats can soon become 10, and then 30, and then 60. Feral Change is here to help! With our group of dedicated volunteers we work to support the Oakland community spay, neuter and vaccinate feral and stray cats through TNR - Trap Neuter Return. We are 100% volunteer run, so all donations go directly to support TNR, and our foster cats and kittens. We partner with groups like ICRA and Cat Town to work with the community to fix feral cats, and to educate the community on how to do TNR on their own. 

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 to spay and neuter free roaming and feral cats in Oakland. While our main focus is spay/neuter, we do also have a robust foster and adoption program which has grown over the years, and continues to grow! When we are helping the community with TNR we often come upon litters of kittens, we frequently will foster the kittens and adopt them out (or work with partner organizations to move the kittens into other rescue adoption programs). We also sometimes find friendly adult pet cats that have been dumped in feral colonies, or gotten lost, so these cats will also join our program. When we can we try to move fosters to other local orgs that prioritize adoptions, as fostering can get expensive and take energy and funding away from spay/neuter - and spaying and neutering feral and stray cats is the best way to prevent over population and prevent suffering. 

Our yearly statistics:


Cats spayed or neutered: 502

Cats and kittens we helped get off the street and find homes: 299

Adoptions: 128, including 9 garden cats



Cats spayed or neutered: 294

Cats and kittens we helped get off the street and find homes: 102

Adoptions: 62, including 4 garden cats

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