Tip Me Frederick derives its 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 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.