15 Years of FieldHaven Feats

2003

  • FieldHaven started by Joy Smith & Jann Flannagan in the horse tack room
  • First volunteers join FieldHaven; Janice Covington is our longest-term volunteer
  • Project Orange: four trapped kittens are rescued from a local school
  • Monte is our first adopted kitten

Adoptions: 58

2004

  • The “cat trailer” is brought into service
  • Deke’s alive!
  • Gladding McBean Project: trap, neuter, return (TNR) of 50 feral cats

Adoptions: 211 (+113% increase)

2005

Adoptions: 307 (+37% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 159 (+100% increase)

2006

Adoptions: 204 (-40% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 214 (+29% increase)

2007

  • “Prevent Teenage Pregnancy” poster wins Brian Bank Marketing Award from the HSUS
  • FieldHaven greeting cards; volunteer Alice West creates cards with cat photos to sell as a fundraiser
  • Lincoln addresses its stray and feral cat overpopulation with “Operation: Amoruso

Adoptions: 336 (+48% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 447 (+70% increase)

2008

Adoptions: 316 (-6% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 566 (+23% increase)

2009

Adoptions: 425 (+29% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 811 (+35% increase)

2010

  • FieldHaven joins Facebook
  • The Tenth Life Club (TLC) fund is started when a very generous donor provides the seed money to help cats with special needs.
  • Construction begins on the new shelter

Adoptions: 357 (-17% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 535 (-40% decrease)

2011

  • FieldHaven assists Noah’s Wish in mandatory evacuation during Lincoln’s propane fire
  • Grand opening of the new shelter

Adoptions: 328 (-8% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 495 (-8% decrease)

2012

  • FieldHaven welcomes seven cats orphaned by Superstorm Sandy
  • FieldHaven participates in “Rebates for Rescues” adoption program sponsored by Placer County SPCA
  • Pink is adopted after 804 days at FieldHaven

Adoptions: 260 (-23% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 538 (+8% increase)

2013

  • Opened Snap It Up! Thrift Shop
  • 2013 Wells Fargo Hero Award
  • Santa Paws Pet Food Pantry: community pet food giveaway
  • Launched FieldHaven Spa and Purrfectly Priceless adoption programs

Adoptions: 257 (-2% decrease)

Spay/Neuter: 553 (+3% increase)

2014

  • Started “Summer Camp for Kittens” to help the unsocialized kittens at the shelter become comfortable with humans
  • Launched “Spectacular Senior September” campaign to help our senior cats find homes
  • The “September 60 Project” came about when FieldHaven rescued around 60 cats and kittens living in a hoarding situation

Adoptions: 427 (+50% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 414 (-9% decrease)

2015

  • 42% more adoptions than 2014
  • Opened Champy’s Catfé Adoption Center and FieldHaven Marketplace
  • Assisted animals in Butte & Valley Fire
  • Installed dental equipment for shelter and community cats

Adoptions: 605 (+34% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 430 (+4% increase)

2016

  • Dog and cat microchip clinics launched
  • Partnerships established with San Francisco SCPA and ASPCA.
  • Wheatland 100 Cat Spay/Neuter Challenge (151 cats fixed)
  • Community Pet Food Pantry opened
  • Yalu the Korea Cat successfully socialized and homed
  • Purrjama Party launched

Adoptions: 672 (+10% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 636 (+38% increase)

2017

Adoptions: 908 (+30% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 611 (-4% decrease)

2018

Adoptions: 970 (+6% increase)

Spay/Neuter: 809 (+28% increase)

2019

  • Wrapped up the Recovery Center for the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA after 7 1/2 months of operations and nearly 700 cats saved

Adoptions: TBD

Spay/Neuter: TBD

2020

  • Opened the Hathaway Cat Resource Center in Marysville, CA
  • Reengineered many of our programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Introduced new programs Kitten Sitters and Meow & Forever
  • Transferred over 300 cats and kittens to partner shelters

Adoptions: TBD

Spay/Neuter: TBD