LFFAC's Comprehensive Plan for Helping Longmont Community Cats
- Develop a partnership with Longmont City government to seek a humane solution for our homeless, community cats.
- Develop a partnership with local shelter(s) and rescue groups to help house and re-home tame, abandoned cats and kittens that can be taken out of the outdoor environment, and to help find homes for displaced feral cats.
- Develop relationships with local vets who will help provide medical care for our community cats and for cats of independent community cat caregivers in our area.
- Provide education for community cat caretakers on how to manage cat colonies responsibly (with TNR & vaccinations at the top of the list) with as little impact on wildlife and human neighbors as possible.
- Provide resources to help community cat caretakers develop a humane environment for outdoor community cats that includes warm housing, food and water.
- Provide physical support for Longmont area residents with TNR.
- Identify local low cost neuter/spay clinic(s) or obtain funding for residents who lack money and transportation but benefit from their relationship(s) with the cats around them.
- Provide education for area residents regarding the importance of neuter and spay for their indoor or free roaming companion cats to help reduce the population of homeless tame cats and to stop the formation of feral community cat colonies as a result of unwanted pregnancies.
- Find an appropriate site for a sanctuary to house old, sick or seriously disabled cats to live out their days in comfort and safety, and that can also provide temporary shelter for cats that are in limbo when they lose their environment more quickly than a new, permanent one can be found.