Jul 5, 2016

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.


  1. Fix Our Ferals is a great community member! their work has kept the feral cat population from growing out of control.

    Feral cats are a blight on native birds and animals. It doesn’t matter if they are fed or not, cats will hunt for sport. I run along the Bay Trail, and I always see the feral cats with some dead bird or rodent, and a lot of ducklings in the spring. Right next to their feeding stations. TNR has not actually been shown to reduce the number of feral cats, but I do think it keeps the number from skyrocketing. Feral cats should be removed from areas in or adjacent to wildlife areas, such as within 1/4 mile of the Bay or estuaries or regional parks. Hefty fines might prevent “feeders” from bringing in more cats to areas where they are not wanted.

    bill | Jul 5th, 2016
  2. Bill’s comments above are excellent, but I part company with him on TNR. All feral animals–cats, dogs, horses, mules, asses and pigs–must be mercilessly eradicated forthwith. The life of one native bird is worth the lives of all of the feral cats in California. Anyone who feeds, protects or releases a feral cat should face severe fines for environmental vandalism. Stop the killing of native species now!

    Al | Jul 6th, 2016
  3. I agree with you, Al.

    bill | Jul 18th, 2016