Community Cat Program
We believe that TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is the only humane way to manage community cats in Indianapolis. It improves health, ends nuisance behaviors associated with breeding and hunger, it keeps spots for adoptable cats available in shelters, and reduces euthanasia rates at shelters.
Our TNR program has provided care to 2,672 community cats in 2021!
FACE defines community cats as unowned, stray, free-roaming and feral (unsocialized) cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods without a particular home or owner. In order to manage the population, wonderful people in our community set humane live traps to catch these cats, then bring them to our clinic for spay/neuter, vaccinations, and an eartip. Then they're released back to the area where they were captured.
We rely on generous donors to help keep our community cat services as low as possible. Our TNR package is $40. This is nearly half the cost of our standard spay/neuter price of $75. Thank you for spaying it forward and helping us care for community cats in Indianapolis!
Ron and Linda Chinn
Community Cat Fund at FACE
Ron and Linda Chinn met while both were in the United States Air Force in the late 1960s. They always loved animals and brought stray and shelter dogs and cats into their homes over the years, passing on that fondness for animals to their children. While petless at one point, their son, Scott Chinn, and his wife Catherine Parker gave a community cat that had taken up residence at their house to Ron and Linda – and “Alex” became like their new child. Ron was known to truly spoil their furry friends with treats and affection, and when Ron passed in 2017, the family took donations in his and Alex’s memories for FACE in Indianapolis and for an animal shelter in Bellaire, Michigan where Ron and Linda had split their time in retirement. Linda remains an animal lover and supports Scott’s and Catherine’s efforts to help community cats in Indianapolis. Ron supported Catherine’s efforts to trap community cats in Indianapolis as well as her time as a previous FACE board member. Scott and Catherine have made a multi-year financial commitment to establish this fund. The Ron and Linda Chinn Community Cat Fund was established to honor Ron’s memory as a generous family man and avid animal lover.
MORE WAYS TO ADVANCE OUR WORK
SUPPORT FACE WHEN YOU SHOP
When you register your Kroger Rewards Card and shop, Kroger will donate to FACE. You get all the same benefits and points, with the added bonus of helping animals in our care. Simply register your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select FACE Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic from list and click the “confirm” button.
HOST A SUPPLY DRIVE
We always need these five essential items for our clinic: Newspaper, paper towels, squeeze cheese, Dawn dish soap, and wet cat food. Recruit your co-workers or kids to help us stock our shelves. Learn more here.