I heard about Shadow Cats from a friend a few years ago. Since then, I have done my small part to help their very worthy cause by sponsoring a cat, Chipper. These folks care for cats that are not adoptable and some come to them with major injuries. With loving care, the kitties have a forever home with all the food, shelter, and love they could ever want. What a worthwhile cause!
Found out about the Shadow Cats through Central Texas Cat Hospital who provide their veterinary care - have been fortunate to visit them and meet the Cats who benefit from their care and whose quality of life has been vastly improved even though sadly with some of the residents medical issues that life may not be as long as usual. There are tears of joy and sadness both but SC do their best for every case no matter how the prognosis looks at the start. I sponsor three of the Cats to support the running costs of that love and determination.
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.
With so many cats needing help getting adopted, it's wonderful to see how many success stories that Shadow Cats has been part of over the years. Their constant attention to detail and researching families for cats needing homes keeps their placement rate high. Then there are those cats not quite so adoptable that SC helps, too. They provide an excellent example for other communities to follow in managing lost, feral, and ill cats in a loving, healthful, friendly environment. Give them three cheers and then some more!
I have been following Shadow Cats for years now. Shadow Cats is definitely THE best rescue site for special needs cats. This organization has beyond compassionate people volunteering for them. Everyone at Shadow cats has literally given all their time, love and lives to this wonderful cause to help these cats that are often terminal.
Shadow cats has definitely helped me as they have not only opened my eyes, and educated me on the need of these special needs fur babies that "meow", but also the utter important of TNR. In fact about 3 years ago just after I started to follow Shadow Cats on Facebook, we found a feral cat and her five 3 week old kittens. Shadow Cats came immediately to mind.
One kitten had both eyes glued shut and two others had one glued shut. Terrible shape they were in. Long story short, contacted our vet ( we have 3 strictly indoor fur babies that "meow" ) told him the story, told him I needed antibiotics and eye med's/ointment ASAP. Got me some surgical gloves to wear.
While husband was feeding "Mama Cat" on the other side of garage, I put antibiotics down them and eye medicine in every one of their eyes. Did this twice a day for 10 days. Within 24 hours of starting, everyone of those kittens eyes were wide open and clear.
When Mama Cat was eating I would hold those babies with my surgical gloved hands getting them use to humans. When they were eating Mama Cats food, found homes for them. Then trapped Mama cat and had her TNR'd immediately. She has never left our back yard since. So in a "indirect" way Shadow cats helped me with this feral and her kittens with education. I vote for Shadow Cats.
I had the great fortune to visit the sanctuary and see first hand the care and attention they lavish on their "guests"....many happy times and sadly a few tearful moments when one of the guests depart. But they keep on doing what they do to improve the quality of life no matter how long...
Their love and dedication are unique. I'm in Florida, but I look to Shadow Cats for inspiration.
I'm amazed every day at the wonderful work and care Shadow Cats does for the kitties in their care, feral cats, and other cats in need\ crisis. Thanks for all that they do!
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
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!!