Services are aimed at curbing pet overpopulation and keeping pets in homes

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Colorado’s Animal Assistance Foundation to fund multiple programs aimed at helping animals in the community and keeping pets in their homes and out of shelters.

The Animal Assistance Foundation’s grant funding will provide ongoing support for Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic’s numerous programs that aim to prevent pet homelessness, including their Community Cat Program and Shelter programming for feline care, sterilization, and adoptions. The Community Cat Program, established in 2014, works directly with feral cat colony caretakers and other community members by responding to calls for assistance. Through spay/neuter, vaccinations, building positive relationships, and sharing information, the program improves the quality of life for cats.

Additionally, the grant will help the rescue continue to proactively prevent the surrender of pets to shelters through programs that collectively work to maintain the bond between people and their pets and prevent pet homelessness. Their Prevent A Litter Plus (PAL+) program offers spay/neuter for pets of low-income owners and supports responsible ownership through education and other resources, such as their Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry.

“We are extremely grateful to the Animal Assistance Foundation for their support of these much needed services, which ultimately help animals by preventing pet overpopulation and unnecessary homelessness,” said Sarah Swanty, executive director of Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Struggling pet owners or community cat caretakers are encouraged to contact Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic for assistance through these programs by calling (970) 484-1861 or visiting


About Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic 

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic is an adoption guarantee, nonprofit cat shelter and sterilization clinic for both dogs and cats. The organization is dedicated to the well-being of all cats and dogs in our community with emphasis on preventing pet overpopulation and on the sheltering and placement of surrendered or abandoned cats into loving, permanent homes. To further reduce pet overpopulation, our organization also provides spay/neuter assistance to low-income pet owners, and has a Community Cat Program that traps and sterilizes feral felines. Since its inception, the shelter has found homes for nearly 17,000 cats, and the clinic has performed over 57,800 surgeries. More information can be found at

About Animal Assistance Foundation

Animal Assistance Foundation was founded in 1975 under the guiding principle of “taking care of the animals of Colorado.” Our mission is to support and enhance The Five Freedoms for companion animals in the state of Colorado through impactful and innovative grant making. Learn more at