How You Can Help

SwagHow to Help Our Sanctuary:

  • Donate: Our cats are in constant need of food, litter, veterinary care and other items like kitten formula, tuna treats and toys. For more info on how to donate, click here.
  • Volunteer Your Skills: Our facilities are in the process of being completed so our cats can live in comfort and security. We are always on the lookout for skilled volunteers to help us improve on our sanctuary! For more info on how to volunteer, click here.
  • Share or Follow Us: Help spread the word! You can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or share us anywhere. It’s a great way to show your support for the feral cat community, and to receive more great information, updates and adorable kitty photos and videos!
  • Send Questions or Suggestions: We would love to hear your questions, comments or suggestions for future content! To have your say, contact us and we will get back to you ASAP.
  • Tell Us Your Story: If you have an inspiring cat story, especially one involving cat rescue, we want to hear it! You could be featured on our blog and/or social media pages. Send in a story and/or photo via e-mail, or contact us by other means.

Ebony FamilyHow to Help Cats in Your Community:

  • Reduce Stray/Feral Numbers: If you see a stray or feral cat in your neighborhood, contact your local street cat rescue group and notify them. Make sure that the group supports rehabilitation and/or TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) as a method of controlling feral cat numbers, unlike some humane societies or shelters who will immediately seize and euthanize any feral cats they bring in, or who will be forced to euthanize adoptable cats to make room for feral cats in the shelter.
  • Set Up a Feed Station: If you are extremely dedicated to helping strays and ferals, consider setting up a feed station and/or shelter for cats to use whenever they need a safe place to stay and eat. First, contact your local street cat group to make arrangements, and always adhere to local bylaws.
  • Keep Your Cat Safe: Make sure that your cat doesn’t become homeless by making sure you either keep them indoors at all times, or by ensuring that your kitty can’t escape the backyard (use a cat pen, harness and tie, and/or close supervision). There are many dangers associated with letting your cat roam the neighborhood including disease, pregnancy, injury and getting lost.
  • Spay/Neuter and Vaccinate: Even if you have an indoor cat, remember that there is always a chance of escape! Protect your cat from disease by making sure he/she is up to date on all vaccinations, and prevent your cat from contributing to stray and feral numbers by spaying or neutering.
  • Show Your Concern: Write to your local, provincial/state or federal representatives concerning improved bylaws for the treatment of stray and feral cats.
  • Report Abuse: If you see anyone mistreating a cat (or any animal for that matter), do not hesitate to report it to local authorities.

How to Help Cats Around the World:

  • Speak Out: Teach others about the value of cats whenever you get the chance. Cats, especially feral ones, have far too few advocates and far too many detractors. Educate yourself on the issues (our Links section is a good start) and add your voice to the conversation!
  • Support Cat Groups Worldwide: Learn about the great work being done by cat lovers around the world (you can find some on our Links page), and show your support!

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Wrthorns October 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Love the new site 🙂

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