Who cleans up after the cats?
Our volunteers have a mantra that we strongly believe in: “Leave No Trace”. Since we do not want to attract negative attention towards the colony, not only do our volunteers pick up the paper plates left from the previous feeding, we also go the extra mile and pick up litter left by patrons of the gardens and the library grounds. We are always making sure to leave the grounds better than we found it.
Are you funded by the state/government?
NO! We are supported solely by the generous donations from people who care and our own paychecks. To make a contribution, please donate HERE.
Do you accept donations of food?
Yes, only unopened bags of dry or canned cat or kitten food.
Where do the cats come from?
Almost all of the Library Cats were born on the Library grounds, we know about 1 or 2 that have been dumped by humans.
Are the cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated?
Yes, with the help of community allies and volunteers, 99% of the Library Cats have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Some of them are microchipped as well.
How long have they been there?
There have been a few reports from Library employees that there have been feral cats living at the library for at least 25 years.
How many Library Cats are living there?
About 20, the colony has maintained its size for the past 4 years, and due to TNR efforts, we are very close to our goal of 100% sterilized.
What about Kittens?
Due to our dedication towards TNR, there have only been 2 litters in the past 4 years. One litter was rescued along with the momma cat. We were lucky to find forever homes for the momma cat and her 5 kittens. We keep tabs on all the female cats to make sure there are no pregnancies and have been successful in trapping young females before any more litters are born.
What is the best way to reach you?
We do have a voicemail for messages, but email is the fastest way we communicate. Our email address is [email protected]
How can I help?
We’re always looking for animal advocates to help, especially with feeding time! Please reach out to us if you’d like to help.