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A Success Story

How Project Bay Cat is humanely reducing the feral cat population in Foster City, Calif.

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Watch this video to learn more about Project Bay Cat.

Courtesy of Phil Hamilton
Who doesn’t love to hear a wonderful success story? Project Bay Cat is one such
shining example.

Project Bay Cat is a collaborative effort among the Homeless Cat Network, the City of Foster City and Sequoia Audubon Society to humanely reduce the feral cat population along Foster City’s Bay Trail near San Francisco, Calif. Since its conception in 2005, 95 percent of the more than 170 cats in the area have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated. In addition, more than 67 cats and kittens have found homes through the program’s foster and adoption efforts.

“The results speak for themselves about the success of this wonderfully collaborative project," says Kevin Miller, Foster City’s Parks and Recreation Director. “Most impressively, we’ve achieved success without expense to taxpayers since the program has been implemented by volunteers, and by veterinarians who have donated their services to this humane endeavor. Project Bay Cat is a wonderful improvement effort for the community and by the community,” Miller says.

To learn more about Project Bay Cat and how to start a similar program in your community, check out the step-by-step Tool Kit that is available for free by emailing info@homelesscatnetwork.com or visit the Homeless Cat Network's website.

Want to help support Project Bay Cat?
You can purchase these notecards for $10 per set. The five cards below are in each set. Click on the image to enlarge the notecard. Send your check or money order to:

Homeless Cat Network
P.O. Box 6
San Carlos, CA 94070

Or go to the Homeless Cat Network's website and click on Buy Project Bay Cat Notecards!







Read more about Project Bay Cat and one of its volunteers, Cimeron Morrissey, in the March 2007 issue of CAT FANCY.

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Ellen    Attleboro, MA

9/21/2007 2:46:02 AM

WE have a similr program here. Spay/Neter and release!! It's great

Heather    Princeton, IN

9/11/2007 2:05:21 PM

What a wonderful story, I can't understand how people can just throw away an animal to begin with or not take the resposiblity to spay or neuter their pet keep up the good work and maybe some of us other towns and cities could start something there.

Amanda    Rising Sun, MD

2/6/2007 5:04:02 AM

All the cats that I have ever owned were ferals. I think that with some love and a little bit of time and your cooperation that they become loving pets. They show you soooo much love back when you take care of them. Its a good thing to know that people are wanting to look out for feral cats.

Samantha    Edmonton, AL

2/4/2007 1:56:23 AM

I think that this is a wonderful program and i think that it should be copied in more compunitys.

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