Feral fundraiser aims to reduce shelter euthanasia


Richmond’s Fix Our Ferals – Spay Neuter Center is partaking in a national effort to help reduce shelter euthanasia, and concerned pet and animal lovers are encouraged to help if possible.

The Fix Our Ferals – Michelson Found Animals Fundraiser—a peer-to-peer online fundraising campaign focused on minimizing shelter euthanasia—kicks off today and runs through August 4. Organizations from all over the U.S. will compete for over $150,000 in grants awarded to creative, community-based programs.

The Fix Our Ferals Spay-Neuter Center opened in 2012 and has since “fixed” nearly 20,000 East Bay felines.  Located at 12226 San Pablo Avenue in Richmond, it is now trying to boost its impact by reorganizing as the only East Bay organization to use “high quality high-volume spay-neuter” as the humane strategy to alleviating the high feral and stray cat population.

At the moment, the Fix our Ferals clinic is temporarily closed, but is aiming to re-open under a more-sustainable working model with support from the Michelson Challenge fundraiser.

The Michelson Found Animals Challenge is a “peer-to-peer fundraiser”— a type of crowd-funding that allows supporters to raise cash on an organization’s behalf as part of a larger team.  Those wanting to help by donating and becoming a mini-fundraiser for the Fix Our Ferals – Michelson Challenge can find out more at the Michelson Challenge website or by visiting the homepage for Fix Our Ferals.