Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
TNR is promoted by the ASPCA as a humane and more effective alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing feral cat populations. This procedure has been proven to work by stopping the birth of new cats in the colony and letting the colony members live out their lifespan, approx 3yrs for outdoor cats, with their own group. It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering.
What we do.
Based in North County, San Diego, Love Your Feral Felines educates the public on spay/neuter and trap/neuter/return (TNR) to reduce the number of feral cats entering shelters. Love Your Feral Felines, is a all volunteer based rescue, funded by donors, dedicated to helping North County, San Diego homeless cat population. Our mission is to improve the lives of feral and homeless cats by humanely stopping their breeding through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). With TNR, feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their original location. The breeding stops, and the behaviors associated with mating stops (spraying, fighting, yowling). TNR is the only effective, humane, and long term solution in controlling feral cat populations. Our mission is also to protect the welfare of cats, and to promote the humane treatment and well being of these animals.
Korrie- I’ve spent most my life rescuing unwanted or abandoned animals. Until 1995, I lived in Utah and spent my time riding horses and raising rabbits. Since 2012, I’ve been trapping and taming feral cats. I moved to Southern California and worked at the USPS until I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in Oct 2012. I have been going through chemo and radiation and have only had the energy to do some fostering through SPOT (Saving Pets One At A Time) and Love Your Feral Felines working at trapping and taming feral cats. Working with Ferals and the people who love them has given my life the purpose, meaning and hope to go on.
Christine-Over the past two years, I have been learning more about feral cats and helping to reduce the cat population by spaying and neutering feral cats and kittens with the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) method. It is a lot of hard work and takes time and dedication. In the end, it’s all worth it when I see the number of cats and kittens I have helped. In 2011 I started volunteering for the San Diego Humane Society and in 2012 I was named volunteer of the month. Here is what they said about me. “My favorite things about Christine are her loving and sensitive nature, positive attitude, strong work ethic, attention to detail, dedication, amazing cat whispering skills, and her willingness to learn and grow. She was a natural from the start”. In 2012 I also starting volunteering and fostering for SPOT (Saving Pets One At a Time) and volunteering at the spay & neuter clinics with The Feral Cat Coalition.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.