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Shadow Cats Rescue

Rating: 4.97 stars   101 reviews 5,507

Address:

PO Box 720 Round Rock TX 78681 USA

Mission:

Support and neuter activities

Results:

Over 3000 cats have been trapped, neutered and returned- potentially representing thousands of kittens that were not born to continue the cycle of overbreeding Over 500 cats adopted into indoor homes Over 200 cats have lived out their lives at the Shadow Cats Sanctuary.  We average of 75 cats at any one time.

Target demographics:

We target community wide areas interested in humanely reducing the free roaming cat population through TNR irregardless of social, economic or other issues

Direct beneficiaries per year:

The cats benefit. The community also benefits through the humane reduction of community cats, reduction of tax burdens by reducing the cat intake numbers at city shelters. We serve as a humane option and resource for ill and injured cats as we have space available.

Geographic areas served:

Central Texas

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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing organization that has won us over with their incredible amount of compassion, love, and dedication to every life. From the resident cats at the sanctuary, to TNR and the cats in their colonies, to even reaching out to help shelters in other cities, including my hometown in Garland TX, their work truely is amazing. God Bless

 
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This sanctuary takes loving cats to a whole new level, by helping their cats at the sanctuary, the cats in the community with TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and colonies, and cats they never even get to meet but that they reach out to,through the One Life Fund. This fund helps pets at shelters with funds towards their medical care and safety. I am very proud of being part of this organization, by showing support in sponsoring 2 beautiful cats at the sanctuary, Joey and Turbo. God Bless

 
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I found about Shadow Cats, when looking for more information on how to better understand the newest addition to our family, our sweet and loving Orion. We had been having a dog for a while, and now with a cat in the house, I knew we had to do a little research to make sure he felt comfortable and at home. This is when I came across Shadow Cats, and reading about their work just amazed me. I didn't know anything about the feline leukemia disease, upon reading up on it, realized this organization was just beyond words from the kindness, love, and care they provide on a daily basis, for cats that otherwise would sadly be euthanized at a shelter. Since that day, a few months ago, I have been a supporter, and my husband and I sponsor Smokie, one of the very lucky and blessed cats to call Shadow Cats home. God Bless. Lesley Quiroga

 
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Shadow Cats Rescue tackles the most difficult job of caring for cats with chronic illnesses and other issues that make such animals unadoptable. Yet each cat has a loving home and the best possible care for its long or short life. Through their social media posts, many of us have come to love the cats and admire the wonderful people who care for them. Please consider a donation. They are unique in caring for the cats that are euthanized in even the most humane shelters allowing them to live happy and often remarkably long lives.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Shadow Cats is an amazing sanctuary for cats that might otherwise be euthanized. They are true to their mission and passionate about it. It's a very special place where cats live their best life in clean, comfortable surroundings.

 
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Shadow cats does everything it can to help cats in need have the best life possible.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This organization does amazing work supporting cats that others would give up on. They have rescued so many cats in high risk situations and saved so many lives that otherwise would have been lost. They do wonderful work and are always very transparent about where the money is going. I cannot say enough good things about Shadow Cats!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We learned about Shadow Cats right after we moved to Austin nine years ago. They do wonderful work. We've toured the sanctuary and love the fact that they continue to grow and reach out to the cats and the community. Shadow Cats continues to find ways to make a positive impact for cats. Their work educates people too. I have no doubt that learning more about cats has saved more feline lives than they know. Shadow Cats helped us find resources and learn what we could do to help the cats, and they always seem to know one more resource that I couldn't find.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Shadow Cats is such a great organization, that always goes above and beyond to save lives. It is truelly an inspiration, from the dedication they provide to the resident cats, community cats, and even those that are at high kill shelters, and will never get to meet, but still help get saved. I love Shadow Cats, and because of this, we support this organization, and sponsor 2 cats there, Joey and Turbo. God Bless

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I run a small cat sanctuary in New Mexico. When I needed help in relocating 2 cats, Shadow Cats was right there to help. They are truly dedicated to helping special needs cats. I have personally visited the Shadow Cats Sanctuary. It is a magical place. You can feel the love that surrounds these cats. The volunteers and Kitty Nannies are very dedicated to making the cats's lives comfortable. If I were a cat, I'd want to be at Shadow Cats.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have had numerous interactions with Shadow Cats! This group walks the walk! They directly provide amazing care to 80+ cats with a variety of health concerns, they maintain teams of trappers and colony managers who manage numerous TNR cat colonies across Austin, TX, and they provide aid in the way of financial pledges and donations to help cats in bad situations everywhere through their OneLife Fund, created specifically for this purpose! Working with the all feline veterinary team at Central Texas Cat Hospital, led by former AAFP President Dr. Roy Smith, Shadow Cats is actually on the leading edge of Feline Leukemia research with 17 adult cats who were able to clear the virus from their bodies, despite multiple previous positive tests and communal living with other positive cats! They also talk the talk! They provide education and outreach both directly in their area and globally through the resources available on their website. I have been to the sanctuary on multiple occasions and can personally attest to the quality of care they provide!!

 
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I discovered Shadow Cats quite a few years ago while doing some research on Feline Leukemia long term care. Shadow Cats provides lifetime care to 80+ cats that would face a death sentence in a traditional shelter environment. These range from FeLV+ kitties to ferals with health concerns. FeLV+ kitties hold a dear place in my heart. As a veterinary technician, I have seen the prejudice against these cats first hand. I have given a permanent home to a few over the years as well. I followed SCR through the Great Kitty Rescue from Best Friends, and when Facebook came along and SCR started their page, I started following them avidly. I signed up to sponsor the minute I saw them announce the program and have added to our sponsorship over the years. My husband and I share a passion for the unwanted cats as well, sharing our home with upwards of 20 cats, and I dreamed of visiting SCR for years. That opportunity came in 2012 when we chose to spend our anniversary visiting the sanctuary. We were welcomed with hugs from Sheila and David both like we were long lost friends, and the joy just escalated from there. The premises are gorgeous, clean and odor free (a difficult task with even 2 cats in a household if the litter commercials are to be believed!) The cats are wonderfully well cared for, and all of the non-feral cats are well socialized, showing that they receive a ton of love and attention from family and volunteers. Even the ferals are obviously accustomed to attention and treats and come around, staying just out of reach, waiting for you to toss treats. The peacefulness of the Outback with the creek gurgling merrily along and the cats lounging about in the rays of the setting sun is an image I will hold dear to my heart forever. We stayed and visited for awhile, took tons of photos, and left feeling privileged to be a part of such an amazing place. I feel a real kinship with Sheila, Dr. Smith and David; the kinship of those gathered in a united front to fight for souls most would deem unworthy. We can't wait to visit again.

Shadow Cats fights the good fight and does it well. They know their limitations, and because they do not allow themselves to stretch beyond those limitations, they are able to provide outstanding care in a loving and nurturing home environment.

SCR is also active in TNR all around their area. They fundraise and provide support for teams of TNR volunteers. This is in addition to caring directly for the cats at the sanctuary.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of a thing to change other than helping them continue to raise more funds!

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2 people found this review helpful

Doing phenomenal work with special needs kitties. Everyone has earned their wings. I'm proud to donate to this one!

 
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