Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to get food for the cats I help to feed?
Please fill out the Caregiver Form or call us at 937-560-9309; we will get back with you as soon as possible. We will ask you a few questions about the cats that you care for and feed in order to size up your cat colony's needs.
I care for cats on the street and have brought some into my home; can I get help feeding and caring for them?
Great question! Please fill out our Caregiver Form or give us a call and upon setting up our consultation, we will assess the need and go from there.
What is a "community cat"?
According to Animal Humane Society: "Community cats are un-owned cats that live outdoors in the community. They may be feral or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may be lost or abandoned pets."
I would like to donate. What happens with my donated funds?
Currently, start-up and operating costs have been met so that 95% of your donated money will go to feed and care for community cats in the Dayton area.
I would like to donate food; how can I do that?
Please click the link to one of our wish lists below for our most needed items.
What is a "caregiver"?
In the Dayton region, there are tens of thousands of cats living on the street. If fortunate enough, they are cared for by individuals who selflessly feed and oversee their safety. Quite often, these caregivers incur a considerable monthly expense. "Colony" size may range from a few cats to a dozen or more.
What is a "colony"?
According to Neighborhood Cats: " the cats in a colony share a common food source and territory and may include not only ferals, but also strays- former pet cats who were recently lost or abandoned and are still tame. Most feral colones originate from unneutered stray cats. Ferals, as well as strays, are increasingly referred to as "community cats" or "free-roaming cats".
What is the Dayton Community Cat Project?
The Dayton Community Cat Project was founded by a small group of animal-loving volunteers who have many years of collective experience helping community cats in the Dayton area. With this project we are excited to expand upon our work by helping the benevolent people who care for them.
Thank you for your interest!