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!
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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 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 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”
Jackie and Paul founded Change One Life in December 2012, a cat rescue that is a non-profit, volunteer-based grassroots group on the Canary Islands of Spain. They provide a sanctuary for abandoned cats, all of which have been rescued in the Southern area of Tenerife Island.
The rescue does not re-home any of the cats. 99% of the cats were once in homes, but then they were left behind and Continue reading “Change One Life”
Michelle Donlick founded Avalo Cat Sanctuary in January 2010. Based in South Carolina, the 501(c)3 sanctuary covers all of the United States, but focuses mostly in the Southeast region. What makes Avalo Cat Sanctuary unique is that they take in domesticated hybrids and small exotic felines that have particular needs, require medical attention, or can simply no longer remain with their human guardian for whatever reason. The sanctuary takes in domestic cats as well.
Mission statement: To make the world a better place for cats through Continue reading “Avalo Cat Sanctuary”
Today we talk with Leslie Birrenkott, who is with Meow Village, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 rescue that is based in Aurora, Oregon. Leslie has been with the rescue for five years and is the group’s Development Director, a Board Member, and also does trapping and transporting activities.
Meow Village is a feral cat rescue, however they do take in stray, abandoned and abused cats. They have no physical shelter, but rather they use Continue reading “Meow Village”
The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc. was founded in 1977 by Dr. Alice Villalobos, who has rescued dogs and cats since she was a child. As a veterinarian, Dr. Alice did rescues through her clinic. But when a young vet tech employee died in a small plane crash, his parents said to do something good with his last paycheck – so, Dr. Alice Continue reading “The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc.”
Based in Charleston, West Virginia, Itty Bitty Kitty Committee just may be one of the cutest names for a cat rescue. The 501(c)3 group is composed of a network of fosters who are spread throughout many counties around the Charleston area. Founded in 2010, it is their dream to one day have a facility.
Dorella, one of the founders of the rescue (not to mention volunteer, foster, admin, social media person and more!), says the group has a wonderful board of directors, a reliable network of fosters, and amazing and dedicated volunteers.
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Missy Zane is the founder and president of Howard County Cat Club, based in Columbia, Maryland. But she is more than just that, Missy is also “head cat mom,” admin, and the PR and social media person for the 501(c)3 rescue. Missy says, “I also do a lot of behavior counseling and provide other advice to try to keep cats out of rescue, decide which cats to take in our shelter – not all are a good match for us – and interview and approve adopters.”
Missy started Howard County Cat Club in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her cat sitting services. Continue reading “Howard County Cat Club”