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Feral Cat Colony Testimonials

Ferals Have Friends at Swift Creek
By developing collaborative relationships that are dedicated to humanely managing feral (wild) cat colonies in the community, we are protecting Richmond’s most misunderstood companion animals. A colony of feral cats that calls Addison at Swift Creek Apartments home is happy and healthy thanks to an effective Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) effort embraced by property management. The colony, which has lived around the apartment complex for many years, is being managed compassionately through the provision of regular feedings by dedicated volunteers and humane trapping for the purpose of spaying and neutering and the delivery of rabies vaccinations and routine veterinary care. 

Richmond SPCA staff, community volunteers, and property managers have worked together over the past several months to educate residents about feral cats and about TNR and its effectiveness. Support for these efforts has been overwhelming, and we are grateful to Addison at Swift Creek for choosing to manage the presence of feral cats in a humane way that produces long-term benefits for the cats, the residents, and the community.

 TNR is the single most effective way to limit the growth of a feral cat colony while maintaining the health and safety of existing colony members. To support TNR in our community, the Richmond SPCA provides free spay and neuter procedures and rabies vaccinations to more than 1,500 feral cats annually, and our clinic team works with about 150 caretakers. You can help by encouraging other businesses and apartment communities with feral cat colonies to follow in the footsteps of Addison at Swift Creek Apartments. If you would like to assist in providing TNR or donating cat food to the Addison colony, please call 804-521-1312.

July 8, 2009 NBC 12 update about this colony