To secure low-cost veterinary services for stray, feral, and farm cats and their caretakers. To help people live with these cats in their communities and to teach people how to care for these cats for the span of their lives.
Tip Me Frederick, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contributions help us provide low to no cost spay/neuter, vaccines and vet care to stray, feral and barn cats in the Frederick County MD area. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Tip Me Frederick derives it's name from the process of ear-tipping a feral cat. This means that the top 1/8" of the cat's left ear has been surgically removed. This is a national symbol; quickly becoming an international symbol, that alerts people that a cat has been altered and received its vaccinations. These cats have a "colony caretaker" who loves them and manages their ongoing daily needs. Tip Me Frederick was founded to help these caretakers find the resources they need to do just that.
Tip Me Frederick secures low cost vet services for caretakers of feral and free roaming cats. After you fill out our Pledge Form we will make your vet appointment a week or two in advance. We will loan you a trap, if needed, and instruct you in how to have a successful trapping. We ask that you have a safe and secure location to house the cats overnight for 2 nights: one before and one after surgery. Find the forms you need here.
We will help individuals learn how to manage a colony of outdoor cats; including how provide food, water and shelter. We will give ongoing support for updating vaccines and other medical care your cats may require. We work with other area rescues to help you find adoption services for friendly lost or abandoned cats and kittens. We can also teach you to tame feral kittens if you'd like to find adoption services for them.
We can provide help and support in re-homing by working with farms and businesses; showing them the advantages of keeping outdoor colony cats. Remember, re-homing is always the last option for cats or colonies, and finding the right placement may take a long time. Re-homing is also an arduous task and requires weeks of confinement to prepare the cats for their new environment. It is always best if the cats can stay where they are, as that is their home. We will provide help and support in speaking with neighbors, management and others to encourage them to allow cats to stay where they are, with a dedicated caretaker.