When kittens are found, mom and dad are usually close by! We leave no parent behind, making sure to get the remaining members of the colony spayed and neutered to prevent any more kittens from being born outside and helping the remaining colony members stay disease-free and healthier through vaccines and sterilization. Through the TNR process, any community cat is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and returned to their colony.
We also provide assistance and funding to volunteers who help us statewide. When kittens are found in Eastern Washington, volunteers work together to transport the kittens into our care for socialization, while mom and dad (if feral) go through the TNVR process and return to their farm. If mom or dad is friendly, they join their kittens in our care and are also adopted out when ready.