Care of Homeless Pets and Other Domestics

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We collaborate with Catlink to offer compassionate, humane control of our free roaming cat population by mentoring communities in the proper care and handling of feral and stray cats and kittens. Our focus is to reduce the population in a proven fashion that allows for coexistence with the least impact on our native ecosystem. To achieve this we promote owners' responsibility for retention and sterilization of their pets, simultaneously working a TAR program (trap, alter and release) of their wild cousins. Using a protocol from The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon we spay/neuter/vaccinate and provide routine medical care to over 2000 cats and up to 20 dogs per year. Surgeries are done on an out-patient basis at several sites. Sick or injured animals are hospitalized at the clinic for critical care.


A cat with a broken leg

Cat with broken leg

Recuperating after surgery for a broken leg.

This stray cat was brought to the clinic with a radial fracture in his left foreleg. Here he is shown several weeks post-op, taking a sunbath.

Kittens with burned paws

Kitten with burned paws

Burned paws.

Kitten with burned paws

            Partially bandaged.

These kittens were caught in a house fire. Their owners were made homeless, so the pets had to be given up for adoption. Their wounds healed, and, after a few months at Catlink, they finally found new homes.

Kitten with bandaged paws

Healing up.

Other Domestic Animals

Injured duck, missing half her beak

A slow recovery.

This duck was found bleeding on a porch in a nearby town. She was missing half her beak and part of her tongue. After minor surgery and hand-feeding for several weeks, she finally has begun to eat on her own. We will transfer her to a home safe from predators in the spring.


Pheasant with splinted leg.

On his feet again.

This pheasant, another non-native, was found in the road with two broken legs. He soon recovered and was released. In the past, Fish & Wildlife has paid for the farming and release of these birds, for sport hunting.