Plain City, where these black and orange cats hang out, is a rural, farming community. There are an enormous number of un-sterilized “"barn cats” who reside on farms, populating the area with huge numbers of unwanted kittens.
Using a method called Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), we are able to trap feral or “wild” cats in humane traps baited with tuna or other yummy cat food. Once trapped, these cats get a ride (often their first time in a car-terrifying to say the least) to the vet's office for vaccinations and sterilization. Feral cats are also “ear tipped.” A tiny portion of their left ear is removed in a universal symbol that tells everyone who might later come in contact with the cat that it has already been fixed.
Although we mainly focus upon stray and feral cats, we also help low income residents, who cannot afford the cost of sterilization and medical care, obtain care for their cats.