Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to providing help to feral cats and their committed caretakers in Northern Colorado.
NCFF arose, as many groups do, out of a clear need to address the ever growing numbers of unsocialized cats living out their lives in the shadows in trailer parks, industrial areas, rural areas and urban neighborhoods.
Trapping ferals and getting them neutered is difficult logistically and financially for most people. Consequently, most cat colony caretakers simply feed these cats and allow them to reproduce. Ultimately, they become a nuisance and an unaffordable expense.
Typically, an animal control group is called and the cats are trapped and killed. This method, euphemistically called “euthanasia,” accounts for the untimely deaths of millions of cats in the USA every year. It is neither humane, nor is it effective as a means of controlling feral cat populations. Killing the cats only serves to create a void in which the remaining intact cats reproduce even more to replace the missing ones.
Trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning cats to managed colonies is the only effective way to reduce colony numbers. It is far more cost effective to neuter than to kill these animals. This is the proverbial win-win solution for cats and humans alike.
Northern Colorado Friend of Ferals is based on the Alley Cat Allies methods of TNR. For details about this method, please see their website.
What we are unable to do
NCFF does not have a facility or a shelter so we are unable to provide a home for cats. Socialized kittens may find adoption homes through Animal Rescue of the Rockies and Duncan’s Place, space permitting.
We do not loan out cat traps.
We can spay/neuter cats only on clinic days by appointment.
Relocating ferals is not recommended and not part of what NCFF does unless cats are in extreme peril