FieldHaven Feline Center
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Organization Details

Programs

Description
FieldHaven is the first animal welfare organization Placer and Yuba counties call when a natural disaster strikes, or localized events disrupt residents and animals. FieldHaven's services include everything from setting up and operating emergency animal shelters at a moment's notice to medical triage and care, fostering, reunification with families, and more. FieldHaven's most recent disaster response efforts have been for the Butte Fire in 2015, the Cascade Fire and Oroville Dam Evacuation in 2017, and the Camp Fire in 2017 and 2018.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
2018-19: Camp Fire - FieldHaven Feline Center received a call from Yuba County on November 8, 2018 asking us to set up and operate an emergency small animal evacuation center for what would become known as the Camp Fire. FieldHaven is proud to operate the Alley Cat Allies Recovery CenterĀ®, opened on December 22, 2018, for the feline victims of the devastating Camp Fire that destroyed nearly 14,000 homes in the towns of Paradise, Magalia, and surrounding areas. Every day, the Alley Cat Allies Recovery CenterĀ® is rescuing cats from the aftermath of the deadliest wildfire in California history. Thousands of cats were injured and displaced by the flames and are still surviving among the ashes. The recovery center, operated by FieldHaven Feline Center, brings these cats out of danger, provides lifesaving medical care-including microchipping and spay/neuter-and works to reunite them with the families who love them. To date, more than 500 cats have come through the Recovery Center's doors. Seven months after the fire began, FieldHaven is still serving the cats and people of Paradise and Maglia at the Recovery Center.
2017: Cascade Fire and Oroville Dam Evacuation - When the Cascade Fire broke, FieldHaven answered a call from the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services and had an evacuation center set up and staffed within four hours. FieldHaven operated the evacuation center for one week and accepted cats who had no owners into our shelter. FieldHaven provided emergency animal care and sheltering for residents forced to evacuate their homes during the Oroville Dam crisis.
2015: Butte Fire - In September 2015 the Butte Fire destroyed nearly 500 homes in Amador and Calaveras counties. FieldHaven assisted Calaveras County Animal Services and Humane Society in making room in their shelter for evacuated animals by transferring current shelter cats and kittens to our shelter.
Description
FieldHaven has a place where cats on the wilder, don't-fence-me-in side, can hang their hats and rest their boots until the right job comes along!

The 2nd Chance Ranch provides a stop along the trail for cats who have nowhere to call home. They'll hang out at the ranch honing their Rodent Ranger skills until they're ready to saddle up and move on to a wranglin' job at a barn, warehouse, garden, ranch, shop, stable - wherever unwanted critters invade.

Buck's Barn is the center of operations for the ranch. Intake, treatment, and adoptions will all take place here. Buck's Barn offers a resource center for people doing TNR (Trap, Neuter, & Release) projects. We loan traps, cages, and other equipment to people doing spay/neuter projects of any size. Short-term housing will be available for pre-spay/neuter holding and recovery before returning altered cats to their community.

Camp Joe Willie is a bunk house for cats waiting for just that perfect job. Each of the four units has an indoor room and an outdoor cat yard all designed for the comfort and enrichment of the cats.

FieldHaven Feline Center and 2nd Chance Feral Ranch are supported solely by your donations.
Budget
$65,000
Program Successes
- The 2nd Chance Ranch opened for business in October 2017, increasing our capacity of housing 8-10 Rodent Rangers at any given time to 30-40 cats.
- FieldHaven worked with Placer County Animal Services to help reduce its feral euthanasia rate by 92% in one year.
- Having mentored Placer County to create its own successful program, we are now embarking on an effort to help Yuba County achieve the same results.
- We are actively seeking out businesses with warehouses, that are located on rural property, that are agricultural (wineries), etc. in order to provide natural pest protection.
Description
Low and no-cost spay/neuter services for cat owners and caretakers in Lincoln and surrounding communities. FieldHaven's SNAP takes this program several steps further than most others by providing a variety services to facilitate customers in utilizing SNAP. These services include transport services to the clinic, loan of equipment, training in TNR, volunteer assistance with trapping, boarding for cats caught before clinic day or those that need recovery, additional veterinary care beyond spay/neuter. Once a customer engages our services with SNAP we maintain contact and a relationship to ensure all cats in their care are spayed/neutered. Our Pet Food Pantry provides food to colony caregivers in need.
Budget
$40,000
Program Successes
- SNAP targets all unsterilized cats and kittens but we put a strong focus on 'colonies' where multiple cats congregate. Over the past three years, we have targeted over 40 such colonies in Lincoln and surrounding areas with a 99+% rate of achieving 100% spay/neuter in each colony. Colonies are routinely monitored for new unsterilized cats moving into the colony.
- When SNAP was first launched in 2005, we concentrated our efforts in our community in Lincoln but in recent years we have been greatly expanded the geographic boundaries due to the success in Lincoln.
- From 2014 to 2017, the number of cats originating from Lincoln utilizing FieldHaven's SNAP decreased by 30% indicating that the number of unaltered animals in our community is decreasing. This allows us to expand our resources beyond Lincoln.
- On average, FieldHaven facilitates 20-30 no- or low-cost spays/neuters per week for community cats (both private and those in feral colonies).
- In addition, FieldHaven spays/neuters all shelter cats prior to adoption (We adopted 910 cats/kittens in 2017.).
- FieldHaven has recently expanded our veterinary clinic to include a surgery suite which will enable us to perform spay and neuter surgeries in-house.
Description
The Tenth Life Club (TLC), is used to provide life-saving veterinary care for cats and dogs that would otherwise likely be euthanized. This special program funds our ability to go way above and beyond for those cats who face often imminent death due to major injury or illness - cats and dogs for whom a wonderful life is truly possible. TLC funds are available to cats in the FieldHaven shelter as well as to the general public who are in financial need.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
Please see below letter from a TLC recipient:

"Dear FieldHaven Staff,

I first learned of FieldHaven through a friend when I lost my elderly cat Annie. She suggested that we visit an amazing facility among pastures and oak trees where loving care is provided for homeless cats and kittens. There I found 'Brody' and 'Bianca', two bonded cats that apparently were waiting for me! At my home, they settled in and Brody quickly became very special to me - jumping into my lap anytime I'd sit down and sleeping on the pillow next to me at bed time. Soon after, Brody suffered a laceration to his right eye. The vet's exam revealed that he would need extended stays at the veterinarians, multiple medications a day and the possibility of eye surgery. Unfortunately, this was more than I could handle physically and financially. The alternative would be euthanasia.

Before I was forced to make that unthinkable decision, Scout from FieldHaven called to say that they had taken Brody to their facility to nurse him back to health! After your constant loving care, Brody's eye responded to the treatment. When I visited him, he immediately responded to me with repeated nudges and rubs. The happy ending to this is Brody is home. His days are serene, with strolls in the yard and naps in his favorite chair and nights he curls up on my bed. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude I feel for the compassion, care and respect towards me and Brody that FieldHaven showed us in this difficult time.

Thank you FieldHaven!"
Description
Our Community/Cat Assistance Team comprises a fabulous staff and volunteer base of cat-experienced individuals who can answer questions from the public on cat behavior, medical assessment, feral/community cats, re-homing personal cats and much more. Our goal is to provide each caller with the knowledge, tools, and support to craft a solution/resolution for their issue. We have a process for triaging all requests for surrenders to first find an alternative to intake and, should that not be successful, put them on a waiting list for intake or facilitate assistance from another shelter. All customer encounters are logged and tracked in a CRM database.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
- Our CAT members serve as the voice of FieldHaven in educating the public about the problems of animal overpopulation and the management of healthy feral cat colonies in our rural community.
- FieldHaven staff and volunteers are regularly engaged by Placer and Yuba County officials to assist in setting up temporary emergency shelters during fire and flooding incidents.
- In 2017, we set up and staffed emergency animal shelters during the Cascade Fire and the Oroville Dam events.
- We manage an average of 50-60 phone calls, emails and social media messages per day.
Description
Cats and kittens are brought into FieldHaven from various sources including the public, area veterinarians (abandoned animals), Placer County Animal services and other shelters. They receive comprehensive medical care that includes spaying/neutering and are then placed into homes. FieldHaven does not euthanize for space. Animals will be adopted or remain in FieldHaven's care (onsite or offsite at foster) for the remainder of their lives.

Our public veterinary clinic offers basic veterinary services at a very fair cost. Volunteers follow-up with each adoption to ensure a compatible match.
Budget
$200,000
Program Successes
- We have placed over 6,000 cats and kittens in homes since 2003, most recently 910 cats found homes through our adoption program in 2017.
- FieldHaven collaborates with several Bay Area shelters including San Francisco SPCA and Humane Society of Silicon Valley to transfer cats to their adoption programs.