Aug 30, 2016
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A Richmond spay-neuter clinic that was temporarily closed in April has shared good news about its fundraising efforts toward reopening.

Fix Our Ferals announced it has $100,000 left in its goal of raising $250,000 for the reopening of a sustainable clinic at 12226 San Pablo Ave.

And it just learned that Maddie’s Fund, a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, has pledged to match every donation made toward the clinic for up to $50,000 through Oct. 15.

To view the fundraiser or make a donation, go here.

In a Facebook statement, Fix Our Ferals officials said they are “thrilled” with the Maddie’s Fund pledge.

Fix Our Ferals has offered affordable spay-neuter services in the East Bay since 1998, helping to humanely reduce the cat population in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and to spread the word about trap-neuter-return (TNR).

In July 2012, it opened its Richmond spay-neuter clinic and has since “fixed” nearly 20,000 East Bay felines.  In April, a lack of funds forced its temporary closure while the clinic reorganizes into a “high-quality, high-volume” operation that’s more sustainable.

“In our absence, many cat caretakers and TNR volunteers are unable to access spay-neuter that they can afford,” Fix our Ferals officials said. “Therefore we are working hard to re-open as soon as possible.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.