A Cat Named Bruce Inspires a Sanctuary

Cat rescues and sanctuaries each have their unique way of getting started. Today, we learn about a small cat rescue in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, fittingly named Bruce’s Legacy.

Rose Goodwine, founder and president, started the rescue in 2014 with the mission to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes. The 501(c)3 group also wants to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering, and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

tabby cat from Bruce's Legacy

How Bruce’s Legacy Came to Be

By Rose L. Goodwine
Founder and President

In 2005, shortly after my husband and I returned home from our Hurricane Katrina evacuation, two feral cats who had somehow survived Continue reading “A Cat Named Bruce Inspires a Sanctuary”

TNR of Warren

In honor of the upcoming National Feral Cat Day, today we continue with highlighting people and groups who are doing their part to help feral and community cats. TNR of Warren, a group that was founded in September 2008, started “as a vision of what can be accomplished when a Trap-Neuter-Return organization, veterinarians and the community work together for the good of stray and feral cats.”

TNR of Warren, a 501(c)3 organization, is located in Warren, Ohio. They are not a shelter and they do not take in cats from the public for adoption. The group is strictly a trap-neuter-return organization.

Corky, who runs TNR of Warren, has been with the group since January 2009. In the past, Corky has volunteered at shelters, rescued cats and been on the boards of various rescues. But when Corky was adopted by a group of free roamers in her yard, she knew what her life’s mission was… “to help the unwanted cats of the shadows.”

To date, TNR of Warren has spayed and neutered close to 9,000 cats!

TNR of Warren, carriers lined up Continue reading “TNR of Warren”

Nine Lives Greece – Οι Εφτάψυχες

Cordelia Madden-Kanellopoulou is one of the co-founders of Nine Lives Greece – Οι Εφτάψυχες, which is a group of like-minded volunteers with experience in animal welfare, who decided to start the rescue organization due to the lack of any other charity in Athens focused on the well-being of the city’s innumerable stray cats. Nine Lives Greece started in 2006 and became an officially recognized charity in 2008.

Mission Statement: To promote cat welfare through neutering, education and enhanced relations between humans and cats in Greece. Continue reading “Nine Lives Greece – Οι Εφτάψυχες”

Pitties and Kitties

Pitties and Kitties is a new foster-based rescue group located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri that focuses on…you guessed it, pit bulls and cats!

Started just five months ago in March 2016, their mission statement is as follows: Pitties and Kitties is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to changing the lives of both pit bull type dogs and feral/stray cats in our community. We aim to alter the misconceptions of the pit bull breed and provide dogs in need a second chance by working with local rescues and pulling from high kill shelters. In addition, we will Continue reading “Pitties and Kitties”

Blog the Change for Animals – Rescue Roundup #BtC4A

1-Blog-the-Change.pngBlog the Change for Animals is something new to me, but I’ve recently learned that it is a quarterly opportunity for bloggers to post about an animal-related cause that is near and dear to that blogger’s heart. I think this is just fantastic!

I immediately started researching more about this campaign and found out that your post can support a favorite cause or shelter, mention a foster or friend doing good, or talk about a cause-related topic in general.

Coincidentally, I had been planning to do a Rescue Roundup of all of the animal rescues that I’ve featured thus far on my blog, intending to Continue reading “Blog the Change for Animals – Rescue Roundup #BtC4A”