Shadow Cats Rescue

Rating: 4.96 stars   84 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  

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 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  

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!

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I heard about Shadow Cats through my brother and sister-in-law years ago. They had adopted 2 of their cats. I listened to them tell me about the experiences that they had with this organization and how dedicated they were to their cause. As a long time animal lover, especially cats, I felt like I would check them out even though I don't live very close. I added them to my Facebook page and saw the many posts. I could tell pretty quick that their heart was totally dedicated to helping sick and ill cats that most of us would not want much less could afford in medical bills. The expense in taking care of a cat that has medical issues like the ones they take in is quite a bit. Anytime there is a call concerning a cat in need whether it be a feral cat(s) that need to be neutered, a cat that was going to be euthanized or a hoarding situation where all are in life and death situations, these wonderful people are right on it. I cannot say enough about the people or the organization. I had the pleasure of going to Shadow Cats for their annual donor Christmas get together last year. I got to meet many of the people and of course some of the cats. The Smith's, who started this organization, have redone most of their home inside and out. I was at awe on how much they have done. Lots of love in this organization. I was truly speechless at the accommodations they have made for the many cats that they take care of. A lot of loving and caring people. I currently sponsor a few cats, and donate regularly and do as much as I can financially. Hoping you can visit them and see what a deserving group this is.

Marilyn B

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move to a larger facility. They have plans on this too. Just take $$.

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Shadow Cats is a forever sanctuary for cats otherwise unadoptable whether they be FIV+, elderly or with behavioural issues. Everyone there is so very kind and compassionate and truly cares for each kitty and their well-being. Shadow Cats also educates and advocates for TNR to help put an end to pet overpopulation. Sheila Smith helped me and my mother learn how to humanely trap our little feral cat community and then have them neutured and returned (well, I adopted several of the kittens!). I wholeheartedly endorse Shadow Cats!

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Shadow Cats provides so many things back to the area. Caring for those that have been discarded, helping ensure humane care for the sick, educating the public of the problem of overpopulation of cats, and providing assistance for those who are trying to care for cats in the community. They were very instrumental in helping me handle a small feral population. Educating me on tools for capture of feral cats, helping me find economical sources for sterilization services, and helping me keep up with a group of 9--from two cats to 9 in the space of a year. Those cats all survived for several years and 8 years later one survives and is no longer truly feral. Using TNR we have managed to keep the little critter population at a minimum, instead of being overrun with cats.

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search for a larger facility so they could help more!

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