The Feral Cat Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing overpopulation and improving the lives of feral and abandoned cats through free, humane Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) services.
Founded in 1992, Feral Cat Coalition has spayed and neutered more than 50,000 community cats! Over 24,000 of those surgeries were performed at our stationary clinic, Feral and Friends, which opened in 2012.
Since then, FCC has held weekly clinics, striving to fix 30 to 50 cats per clinic.
You can schedule a reservation at our Feral and Friends clinic by filling out our feral/community cat appointment request form.
Feral Cat Coalition is able to amplify our donations and resources into the work of helping exponentially more cats because of the many dedicated human volunteers who contribute countless hours in the Spay/Neuter Clinics, trapping community and feral cats, and serving as trap depot supplies distribution points.
Together, we can all accomplish so much more!
If you would like to be considered to join our Volunteer Team, please complete this application form.
Audrey Stratton, Director of Operations
Audrey was born in San Diego and raised in the community of Ocean Beach. She was often found at the beach, inviting herself into people’s yards to play with their dogs or pet neighborhood cats. She has spent almost her entire working career in animal welfare and knew it was her calling.
She started working at San Diego Humane Society at the age of 18 and eventually took a position with Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, where she worked for several years. While working at RCHS, she discovered her passion for neonatal kittens and canine behavior. Audrey built the RCHS foster program and spent many years training neonatal kitten fosters. She also spent a lot of time working with undersocialized dogs.
After her time in the shelters, she started working in animal medicine to gain more experience. Nearly 10 years ago, Audrey discovered a massive colony of cats living at a jetty in Mission Bay. She contacted FCC, who teamed up with ECAR and helped her TNR 80 cats and rescue numerous kittens. Together, Audrey and FCC created the “Jetty Cats Project,” a managed colony that now has fewer than 30 cats!
Audrey spent the next five years volunteering with FCC through their spay/neuter clinics and TNR projects. Five years later, she joined the FCC Board of Directors and also accepted the position of clinic supervisor. Audrey is very passionate about the mission of FCC and believes we are the true underdogs in animal welfare.
In her spare time, Audrey is a diehard San Diego Gulls and Anaheim Ducks hockey fan.
Sulani Grindle, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Feral Cat Coalition Medical Director
Dr. Grindle has lived in San Diego most of her life and completed her undergraduate education at UCSD. She has always loved working with animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when she was little, but it was volunteering with Feral Cat Coalition as an undergrad that gave her the extra push to pursue a veterinary degree.
Dr. Grindle saw the huge need for skilled doctors to donate their time to help some of the most neglected and at-risk animals in our society. During her time at The Ohio State University, she pursued extra training in high volume spay/neuter procedures as well as dentistry. She is thrilled to have come full circle to return to the origination that inspired her and splits her time as a high volume surgeon and as a general practitioner.
Her additional training in dentistry has allowed FCC to provide much-needed care for the many cats who come through the clinics with broken teeth and painful mouths. Instead of euthanasia or releasing animals with painful conditions, we are now able to provide a level of care that is unfortunately rarely available for stray and community cats. She hopes to continue to be heavily involved in TNR and looks forward to many years of working together with FCC to provide medical care to the animals who need it the most.
In her spare time, Dr. Grindle likes to garden and talk friends and family into adopting one of her many foster cats.
Our Board of Directors