FieldHaven and Alley Cat Allies Tackle Ongoing Task of Rescuing Camp Fire Cats
FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln is manning a new recovery center for the many cats and kittens still are being rescued from areas devastated by Northern California’s Camp Fire. Alley Cat Allies, the non-profit advocacy group for community cats, is funding the The Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center. Though rescuers have helped more than 1,000 cats following the fires, it is estimated that hundreds more are still awaiting basic care, medical attention, and help to get them back with their families.
Located at 620 Ninth Street in Marysville, The Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., seven days a week. FieldHaven also is operating a mobile transfer station in Paradise, where cats will be scanned for microchips and held for several hours in case their families are nearby.
“As we’ve seen so often, the weeks after a disaster slips from the headlines are very challenging for rescue organizations such as our friends at FieldHaven,” said Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson. “It’s important that they’re able to open this new, critical recovery center and transfer station so residents can recover their animals. We appreciate their ongoing dedication to save animals and reunite them with their families and caregivers.”
The Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center will act as a shelter for cats with no identified families brought in by trappers, rescuers, and residents from the areas scorched by the Camp Fire. FieldHaven’s team will care for the cats, which includes meeting any medical needs and providing microchip service, and helping reunite them with their families or caregivers. A widespread network of volunteers is helping in the reunion efforts. FieldHaven and Alley Cat Allies will also strategize how to best help community cats that were ripped from their colonies and outdoor homes by the fires.
Alley Cat Allies and FieldHaven Feline Center have been partners in cat rescue efforts since the early days of the Camp Fire. Many residents could not find their cats as they raced to escape the flames, or they were not home at all when the fire threatened their properties. Alley Cat Allies and FieldHaven Feline Center plan to help those cats who were left behind, and their families, for as long as we are needed.
Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone looking for a cat lost during the fire, call (530) 777-9080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about the recovery center at: https://fieldhaven.com/cfrc/.