Feral Affairs Network (FAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping address the overpopulation of community, or feral, cats in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia. Our goal is to trap, neuter (and vaccinate) and return feral cats to their home environment while providing support to the community caretakers who feed and look after the colonies. Ultimately, our work results in happy, healthy and safe communities for cats. The FAN volunteer team works to reduce the overpopulation and suffering of community cats. Through our work, we also provide much-needed relief to overcrowded municipal animal shelters and easing taxpayer burdens. During trap, neuter, and return (TNR) projects, we often come across kittens or friendly - usually abandoned - adult cats capable of socialization through our foster home care program. They can then be made available for adoption. Foster and adoption, in combination with TNR, further reduces the number of community cats on the streets. It prevents stray kittens and cats from entering shelters, giving them a chance to live their lives safely - indoors. All our adoptable cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and tested for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) before receiving approval for adoption. 100% of the adoption fees and donations go toward saving cats and kittens from lives of despair. While remaining dependent on us for food, some cats are more comfortable keeping their distance from humans. Socialization is not always an option for these felines. To help these community cats, FAN developed a relocation program called “Career Cats.” We match semi-friendly cats with barn homes, creating a mutually beneficial “working” relationship between the felines and their new caretakers.
APPLICATION: Complete the Adoption Application. Once you click “Submit,” we’ll follow up with an email including further instructions, such as scheduling a call with our Adoption Coordinator. (That’s when the fun starts!). MEET-N-GREET: During your call, we’ll set up a time for you and your selected kitty (or kitties) to spend time together, in their foster home, at our Rescue Sanctuary or local partner, Norfolk, VA’s Catnip Cat Cafe. We’ll also review our Adoption Policies. CONTRACT: If we both feel this is a perfect match, the adoption will proceed. You’ll complete and sign a contract, pay the adoption fee*, and bring your new kitty home!