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FONCA is appreciated

This is a letter regarding some recent articles relating to the Nevada County Animal Shelter and the volunteer FONCA program for “foster” animals.



Having learned of the FONCA program through a variety of sources, we did adopt a “foster” kitten from that program. For a small fee, this kitten had already been neutered, had had many of his shots and some basic critical laboratory tests. The FONCA volunteers made us fully aware as they could of his background and provided us with records of his medical care to date.




Having had only one experience with the FONCA program, I can honestly say that I have never had a kitten (or cat) more well adjusted than this adoptee. He is bright, playful, and healthy and has all the attributes one could want in a new pet addition to the family. This kitten was obviously not just stuck away in a cage waiting to be adopted or euthanized. This young cat would not be the great cat he is without a great deal of tender, loving care and attention from an involved and caring person in the first weeks of his life. We did not get the name of the FONCA volunteer who fostered this little guy, but she did a magnificent job and we thank her for it.

Circumstances allow us to have only one cat in the household, but if that were not the case, we would most definitely seek out FONCA and their foster program again. The FONCA program is critical to Nevada County animals awaiting adoption. Let’s keep and support this vital program in our community.

Nancy Stevenson

Rebecca Carter

Nevada City


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