Thousands of cats become homeless or are born into homelessness each year. Our mission is to provide the best care possible for feral cats, while rescuing the domestic cats and kittens who were dumped and have not yet become scared of humans. We work tirelessly to save lives, one cat at a time.
The Stray Cat Relief Fund (SCRF) strives to provide the best care possible for feral cats through managing several colonies. A truly feral cat is terrified of humans, most often will not allow or embrace human touch and prefers living outdoors among other feral cats in a colony. Managing a colony involves many different factors, such as feeding, providing weather appropriate shelter and spaying or neutering to prevent overpopulation and aggression. SCRF believes in a program of trap, neuter, release, more commonly referred to as TNR. However, there are times when in trapping a cat, it turns out to be domesticated or capable of being socialized.
Sociable cats who are not terrified of humans are not returned to the colony. Instead, we place them in a foster home while networking to find them permanent homes with loving families. Those feral cats returned to the colony are provided with daily care by our dedicated volunteers. Our organization is composed of volunteers, some of whom are retirees and some whom are hard working people.
Because we have a volunteer based organization, any assistance or donations provided go straight to the cats. Our calendar page reflects the chores performed on a daily basis. Whether to cover food costs, vaccinations, spaying or neutering, medical care or providing them with shelter to keep them safe during bad weather. For example, one twenty pound bag of cat food will feed 200+ cats. Donations are what make it possible for us to do what we do and to keep doing it.