SHADOW CATS RESCUE

Rating: 4.96 stars   82 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Shadow Cats is a wonderful organization. They take wonderful care of all the cats there and provide a caring and loving home for special needs, unwanted or abused cats. They recently took a wonderful healthy leukemia positive for our organization. We are so thankful to have found them. Thank you for all you do.

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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 is an amazing organization! They save and care for cats that would otherwise not have a chance, like cats with FeLV and other special needs cats. They support their local cat community by trapping, neutering, and returning feral cats. Their staff and supporters are wonderful and dedicated. I personally sponsor three cats at Shadow Cats (which means I donate monthly to help with the cost of their food, shelter, and medical expenses), and Shadow Cats often sends me new pictures and updates about the kitties I sponsor to let me know how they are doing (thanks, David!). I only wish that I were local so I could visit all the awesome staff and cats in person! Keep up the great work, Shadow Cats!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been sponsor tuxie, a cat at their rescue for about 6 months and am very pleased with their kindness and genuine cars for,those they are a guardian for! I get photo updates of tuxie nd follow,their website all the time! Shadow cats is a genuine rescue with only the best intentions for their cats!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shadowcats is a wonderful organization constantly caring for cats with special needs and rescuing them from high kill shelters and the streets. They share information on tnr and the cats they care for, find furreverr homes for those that they can adopt out and more, they share information on other rescue organizations to help them get what they need to care for those rescue cats as well. Very very helpful hand and caring souls and individuals each one of them at shadow cats

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first referred to this amazing rescue sanctuary when a stray cat who came to our back yard turned out to be feline leukemia positive. I knew I could not bring him into our household of five cats (including one who is FIV positive). For most of a year, he led a lonely, isolated existence in our upstairs bathroom, where he rested and gained strength. When I contacted the sanctuary, they had just suffered two sad losses, and fortuitously, had an opening for this kitty, whose opportunities for a normal life were slim and none. He has been there since June 6, 2014, and is thriving! Upon touring the facility and getting to know the workers and volunteers, I have spread the word far and wide: Shadow Cats Rescue does the work of the angels for cats who are feral (Trap-Neuter-Release), disabled, have severe behavior issues, and those on death row in kill shelters all across the country. Each one is named, given personal and loving care, medical care and watched over by an army of caring volunteers and professionals. I am very proud to be a regular contributor, because I know every dollar is multiplied in benefits to these who would be throw-aways if left to fend for themselves. I cannot recommend them more highly - they deserve 10 stars! Please join me in contributing to Shadow Cats Rescue in Round Rock, Texas!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shadow Cats cares for the unwanted, the often ignored and gives sanctuary and care to the least amongst us: the feral FLV positive cats. I was first introduced to them when reaching out for information about helping the feral and semi-feral cats who often turn up on my porch in the country. They were a fountain of information and help. Most critically, they taught me how to best trap a feral cat and where to take them so that I could at least get them fixed so there were not more cats to care for.

Since then we have adopted them as our number one charity for donations and promotion. They are a shining example to us all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of this amazing organization is twofold. It educates the public about population controll. It's not about bringing an unwanted cat or kitten to a shelter and hope it's adopted before it's killed. It's about TNR spaying and neutering feral cats and returning them to their environment. It's about doing the same for your own cat. Finally they give a home to cats the public would deem not adoptable. FIV+, FLiv cats, cats missing a leg or eye, etc.
They work with other sanctuaries and adoption agencies to provide a unified network to improve the lives of many felines.
Truly an amazing and unique non-profit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you Shadow Cats for all you do for our little Angel kitties. The love and respect you all give them is awesome. Keep up the good work!

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

I would not make any changes.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been a fan of this organization for about a little over 2 yrs when somehow I stumbled onto their Facebook page. I fell in love with the way the care for their kitties and the constant updates and posts that kept making me feel I am also a part of their community. Because of that, I have sponsored 2 cats and have sent a few donated items to them happily.

They truly care for their furry ones and it shows in the way the share info and keep us all in close contact with their activities, updates on kitties, and even heart breaking news when they crossed over and passed...keep up the wonderful work and thank you to everyone there!!

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

Maybe communicate better when donations arrive at the sanctuary so that we know things arrive ok.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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