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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We provide adoption site, spay and neuter programs open to the public. Education on preventing unwanted litters and lost cats. We help with lost cost or no cost spays and neuters.

Programs: Operation of the shelter and adoption center for cats.

Community Stories

163 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Raina S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat Cottage helped us with a litter of kittens we found outside last year. I had two house bunnies and two cats of my own (all spayed/neutered), plus five foster baby bunnies and unfortunately the inn was too full to keep the kittens long term. A very helpful volunteer at Cozy Cat gave me some tips on bottle feeding, litter training and weaning to wet and then dry food. Once the kittens were weaned to dry food I took them to Cozy Cat where they were vetted and adopted.When I brought the kittens to Cozy Cat, a different volunteer showed me around and talked about their facility, answered random questions from me and let me meet some of the cat residents. On another occasion one of their volunteers helped me rescue a stray black cat on Halloween Eve in a busy parking garage in downtown Columbus. She crawled all over the cement floor with me dragging a scarf to lure the terrified cat from under cars. We have a full house right now, but I would work with Cozy Cat again any time for Good Samaritan surrenders or to adopt. I hope they are still around in 15 or 20 years when it's time to add to our family again.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non profit and a vital asset for central Ohio cats in need!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Surely Cozy Cat must be doing some good. I agree with Maggie, however. I had a similar experience with an adult cat who needed housing almost two years ago. I was desperate to find even a temporary place for her. The person in charge just said, no room here and didn't appear interested or very helpful. I was forced to leave her in a friends basement. She became trapped in the sump area there, unbeknowest to me, and two nights later died. It was absolutely heartbreaking.

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simbaiam 08/07/2016

It is very hard for us to turn down a feline in need, but we are keenly aware that we cannot save them all and our first obligation is to provide food, medical care, and shelter to our current residents. We receive no federal, state, or local funding. We can only take in felines as room and funds permit.

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Client Served

Rating: 2

I rescued a mom and kittens. CC refused to take the mother cat and the kittens weren't weaned. I was told they couldn't place adults. I believe if you are in rescue you must do the right thing and take the whole family.

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simbaiam 08/07/2016

We are greatly concerned with this comment as Cozy Cat Cottage would never take only kittens that were not weaned. We suspect that you are confusing us with another shelter. If you would like to discuss, please contact us. Thank you.

2 Steve172

Client Served

Rating: 5

Went to other adoption places. This one was the best. I got a 3 month old kitten. They care about their cats. You have to agree that if you ever had a reason to have to give up cat (there are very few REAL reasons for this), you have to bring back to them. They do NOT want any more cats on the street. Who would give up a family member anyways? :/

I have "hung out" at other places. This place put all others to shame. I LOVE this place!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat is a real classy and respected organization. The staff and volunteers are very professional and treat each of the cats as if they owned them personally. They shower them with lots of love and attention, which helps them get adopted sooner. I fostered a litter of five kittens for them last year and it was a wonderful experience. I ended up adopting two of them - a beautiful tuxie and a tortie - and the other three were adopted right away. I highly recommend adopting a cat or kitten from Cozy Cat, or helping through volunteer work. It could change your life!

2 Allison59

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat Cottage is the best. We have adopted 4 kitties from them. They were all so healthy and well cared for. The passion they have for saving lives and giving the cats a safe and loving environment to live in until they find their forever home shines through.

2 kathydiewald

Donor

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat Cottage is an amazing organization that saves and rehomes street cats. They are clean, well organized and caring. Cozy Cat Cottage is a no kill shelter. Staff, volunteers and supporters work to keep this shelter a healthy and happy environment for the cats. I have adopted several myself!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have adopted cats, fostered, volunteered and donated to this wonderful organization. They are always helpful, and have helped me with a couple lost cats that we have been successful in reuniting with their families. Cozy Cat volunteers go above and beyond and will bring hopeless, abandoned cats into the shelter and find them wonderful homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted both of our kitties from Cozy Cat and can't say enough positive things about them. Both Benny and Vincent were well socialized, 100% healthy, and so loving. The staff is super knowledgable, helpful, and courteous and helped us through the introductory period when we introduced the two cats to each other. I will always adopt from Cozy Cat so long as I live in Ohio and recommend it to anyone!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two wonderful cats from CCC because of the great work I had seen them doing in the community. Since adopting, my love of CCC has only grown! They do incredible work to support their cats at all stages of life, and they have a dedicated community working tirelessly to support and care for their animals.

Thank you CCC! You gave me my world.

2 Ali_13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering here for over a year. While I love animals more than anything else, in the past I have never volunteered at an animal rescue center for very long simply because the animals weren't the sole focus of the group or it was too hard to see an animal you've grown to love put to sleep because it was too old or didn't get adopted quickly enough. At cozy cat cottage, this is not the case. Each and every cat is loved and taken care of. Everyone is there to help the cats. The volunteers all know each and every cat and their personality. I've never been anywhere that cares so much about helping animals. I'm proud to say that I volunteer here.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When we lost our 16 year old kitty, a friend referred us to Cozy Cat Cottage. Many things were evident when we walked through the door...first was that all of the cats and kittens were obviously very healthy! No runny eyes or sneezing ~ and, although there were many many kitties to choose from, it was not over-crowded and amazingly the shelter did NOT have an odor. The shelter was very very clean! We adopted a sweet kitten rescued from a country road. She had been ill and in the nursery for weeks getting well. They didn't give up on her and we are so grateful. We since have brought in 3 rescued pregnant mama kitties and they all have found great homes - kittens and mama's! We actually ended up adopting one of the mama's! I was so moved by our experiences that I became a volunteer and am now a board member. I now witness, from behind the scenes, the high level of professionalism of everyone there and - MOST importantly, the high level of care and compassion given to every kitty no matter the age or health. We go the extra mile, and then some for every single one! In my opinion, there are not enough stars to rate this shelter as highly as deserved!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 wonderful kitties from Cozy Cat Cottage over the past 2 years. Because of that experience I became a volunteer. I can honestly say that all of the volunteers, and all of the directors, go more than the extra mile to give Cozy Cat cats & kittens everything they need to be healthy, happy and loved - as well as finding the right home for each one of them. Every kitty there is special and wonderful in their own unique ways and they're just waiting for their forever homes!

1 Amanda232

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted twice from Cozy Cat Cottage and they are fantastic! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. I recommend this rescue to anyone looking for a kitty (or two or three) to add to their family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cozy cat cottage is outstanding. They take amazing care of their cats. They are very healthy. I've never seen staff so involved as they are. They love every cat as if they were their own and treat everyone as family. I love my fur baby I adopted from them and I am so thankful there are still people in this world like them.

2 Cheryl165

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first started dealing with CCC in 2010. I had a litter of feral kittens and Cindi helped me get them spayed and neutered and gave me great advice on how to find them good homes. None of the other rescues would help me. I was impressed at how beautiful and clean the place is. You would never have guessed there were a lot of cats inthe building. In 2012, I lost my job. Again, Cindi helped me with food for my own furbabies when I was desperate. I really appreciated her caring, loving attitude and all of her help. Without CCC's guidance I would never had gotten the feral popula@tion in my neighborhood under control! I go in every so often to see the kitties and donate when I can. I have referred many friends to CCC and they are delighted with the furbabies they adopted there. CCC is a true asset to Columbus and the surrounding cities.

1 Cassandra17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat Cottage has been SO WONDERFUL to me over the last couple years. I came across CCC while looking for somewhere to take a cat that I found abandoned at my apartment complex. I wanted to make sure that he was truly abandoned and not microchipped. So CCC said I could bring him in and they would check. He was not chipped and although not in the greatest shape from being outside I told CCC I would take him home with me. They were so happy I was taken him in! They gave me so much encouragement. They let me know they were doing a low cost spay and neuter (since Sampson was estimated 2 years and not neutered we wanted to take care of it asap) they were able to fit Sampson in and get him fixed for us. I just really love all the CCC community that has formed from that organization. If you have questions or concerns they will answer, and my Sampson was not even a CCC cat! Amy and Cindi are specifically special to me as they have helped me numerous times. We unexpectedly lost Sampson 6 months after having him, and we did not have the money to have him cremated. Amy heard of this and called rascals animal hospital and got Sampsons remains for me... She is so wonderful. I don't know what I would do without my Sampson now that I have him safe with me at home. Months later when looking for another cat I saw a post on Facebook of not one but two older adult cats. The community that is CCC is SO AMAZING. That when we fell in love with those two older adult cats someone took care of their adoption fee, not only that but numerous people dropped off food/litter to me and CCC for those two adult kitties supporting the adoption of two adults finally getting adopted. And I couldn't have been more grateful. It was then I truly fell in love with cats and CCC. My Skeeter and Ali whom are aged 10-15 are such a blessing to my life. And if it were not for Cozy Cat I wouldn't have had these sweet babies. Anyone, looking for a wonderful organization to support in Columbus area definitely choose CCC. When you have a CCC cat you become part of a family. I have so much joy posting updates STILL of my babies! The employees/volunteers remember my babies and love them too! Cozy cat is an organization unlike any I've ever seen and to be a small tiny teeny part of it is extremely rewarding to me. We love you Cozy Cat!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In May, our 6 year old cat Holly passed away from cancer. Our other cat, Ivy, was so lonely that she would wander the halls and yowl outside our bedroom door most of the night looking for her sister. As we had adopted both Holly and Ivy from the Cozy Cat Cottage when they were kittens, we decided to visit them again to see if they had any kittens that might help Ivy cope with the loss of her sister. The day we were there, almost all of their available cats were adults. They were very sweet cats, but we didn't want to risk there being dominance fighting in the household.

Cozy Cat did have two 7 month old kittens (sisters) who were very friendly. They were older than what we had been hoping to find, but were so affectionate that we fell in love with the both of them. We had only been looking for one kitten, but we wound up adopting them both. (We just couldn't decide on only one of them, and it seemed wrong to separate the sisters.) All of their cats available for adoption are already spayed/neutered and microchipped, so that was one less thing for us to need to worry about.

The Cozy Cat Cottage staff spent a long time with us, helping us come up with a plan for introducing the new kittens to Ivy. Thanks to their help and advice, Ivy has quickly accepted her newly adopted little sisters without any fighting at all from either side. (She has also stopped her middle of the night opera singing as she is no longer lonely.)

Ivy regularly plays with her little sisters (Polly, a polydactyl kitten and Missy, short for Mistletoe) She is very gentle with them (for which we are glad as they are about half her size currently). The 3 girls spend a lot of time together. And while we have yet to see Ivy curl up to nap with them, we have seen them all napping on our bed at the same time, with only a little space between them. It's only a matter of time before we expect to see them all curled up in a big ball together.

Thanks to the Cozy Cat Cottage, instead of one very lonely and very sad cat, we now have 3 happy, healthy, and very snuggly cats. And by sheer coincidence, all 3 are tuxedo cats. The kittens look enough like our Ivy and spend enough time with her that they could be mistaken as her kittens instead of her adopted little sisters. The Cozy Cat Cottage staff even called us recently to see how the 3 girls were getting along and to see if we needed anything at all. Clearly, they care about the cats in their care, even after those cats have been adopted.

1 Liz_77

Donor

Rating: 5

The people who run this organization do outstanding work and truly care about where their adopted cats and kittens go and that they are taken in by people who will love and care for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cozy Cat Cottage has a wonderful and positive influence in the community, their love and care for the cats is amazing!






1 Susan471

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I adore the wonderful group. They are doing great things for the kitties of Central Ohio. They have great volunteers that always puts the needs of cats first

1 chessie49

Client Served

Rating: 5

Two years ago this week I lost my sweet Blackie cat.....I was heart broken and wanted another kitty.. I knew of one place, and checked them out, but I didn't find my new love... I went to the site that helps you match with kitties.. Cozy Cat Cottage came up with kitties I was looking for.. I went to there Website, and found so many pictures of kitties... I spent a lot of time on the site... One day I decided to go see the kitties. I was very impressed with the facility.. The staff was very caring, and so very helpful.. The facility was clean, and the kitties were very healthy. Healthy was important to me because my cat was sick his 14 years... First time I didn't find my kitty, but I was told to come back in a couple of weeks, and I did. I saw so many kittens and kitties, and it was hard to choose.. I had 3 kittens in my arms and saw another one, and asked to see him... He purr and kissed me.. I know he was the one.... He went home with me that morning.. He did get a kitten bug, and I called Cozy Cat Cottage.. The director Cindi came in that evening to meet me and my kitty... She said he needed some meds for 14 days... They put him in the medical unit, and everyday they emailed me his progress.. it was so wonderful of them to treat him ... After his meds he came home with me... He is a very healthy 13 month old boy... I was so impressed with them that I started to volunteer for them... There are others things that make them so great, but one that is personal to me finding my kitty... I did go by another place, but then again that place was not for me... I made the perfect choice...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lost my beloved cat over a year ago, and decided to go to Cozy Cat Cottage to look for a kitten to share my life with.. The staff and volunteers were so kind to me.. The first time I can in I was still grieving, and they said to come back when you were ready.. I can back later and there he was.. My baby. I knew he was the one.. Cozy cat was so warm and I could see how each cat and kitten was loved and protected.. My kitten had a problem that kittens get, and Cozy Cat Cottage medical team made him well. He is a happy healthy kitten growing each day.. I was so impressed with them that I started to volunteer, and my heart is so happy I did. Such a great place, and the love of the kitties is is overwhelming..