I have the pleasure of supporting Morris the most handsome red haired cat I have this pleasure because of the work that is done by Shadow Cats Rescue. The cats that no one wants, no one helps or worse no one notices -get a second chance at being wanted, loved and noticed. This is a selfless organization with wonderful results and unconditional accepts of all cats in need.
Over a decade ago, we adopted two rescue cats from ShadowCats, and these two remain the furry loves of our lives. Since then, we have stayed engaged with ShadowCats as donors, and we follow their efforts regularly. They fill a wonderful niche, and they do it beautifully.
I have so much respect for Shadow Cats. They are my heroes. Thank you so much for all that you do for the cats in our community.
I am a new volunteer with Shadow Cats, though I have years of rescue and TNR experience. I look forward to each visit to the Sanctuary and the opportunity to meet with the cats and kittens who are there. There are so many different personalities, from the very feral to the sweetest and most loving felines. All of them receive the best medical care, attention, food and a clean, safe and sanitary living situation in a beautiful environment.
The cats and kittens at Shadow Cats have a wide and varied history. There is a special area for cats with feline leukemia who would be euthanized if Shadow Cats did not provide them a home. Through years of care and research, Shadow Cats has found that some of the cats and kittens shed the leukemia virus and appear to be leading normal healthy lives. Much more research will be done in this area and hopefully this research will help save the lives of many more cats and kittens in the future. But all the leukemia positive cats and kittens are cared for and loved as long as they are Shadow Cats.
Shadow Cats says that once a Shadow Cat, always a Shadow Cat. There are healthy cats living at Shadow Cats who may not be adoptable because they have personality traits or habits that may not be suitable in a private home. Now they have a home and caring partners to keep them safe and comfortable for the rest of their lives. Some of the resident cats are cats who were adopted out to very good families and years later they are returned to the Sanctuary because the adopter cannot care for them. Shadow Cats opens their door and those cats are living out their lives in the Sanctuary with other cats.
The people involved with Shadow Cats are incredibly kind and dynamic people with a true passion for cats and kittens, whether at the Sanctuary or in the community. Shadow Cats volunteers are involved in TNR in Round Rock and surrounding communities. They go the extra mile, literally, to help cats and kittens in need in the central Texas area and throughout the United States, if needed.
Shadow Cats helps cats and kittens in need through their One Life Fund, their Emergency Fund and Feed the Ferals funding. These funds help individuals and other organizations who need funds to care for a cat or kitten in need, which may be providing food or assisting with medical costs. And, Shadow Cats reaches out to senior residents in retirement homes. Baskets are prepared and then paid for by donors. The baskets are then delivered to senior citizens in our community by volunteers. The senior residents enjoy the baskets and the visit and volunteers really enjoy the opportunity to visit with them.
The Shadow Cat volunteers are quite active in fund raising events. These fund raisers help raise the funds necessary to care for so many cats, and so many with medical issues. And Shadow Cat cat/kitten sponsors contribute so very much to the welfare of their sponsored fur baby or babies. Shadow Cats try to provide personal updates about their sponsored pet, and they posting information about the cats and kittens on Facebook and on their website.
I love being a volunteer at Shadow Cats. I love the cats and kittens at the Sanctuary, and I appreciate the dedication and cheerfulness of the volunteers and everyone working with Shadow Cats. Everyone works very hard to care for cats and kittens who have no where else to go, and to provide them with a safe, healthy and comfortable home for the rest of their lives.
Shadow Cats goes above and beyond to improve the lives of cats who otherwise would not find permanent homes. They do an excellent job of keeping their sponsors up-to-date and provide the cats with a comfortable, loving environment. Keep up the good work! Proud to be a sponsor of Stanley; my only wishes would be: 1) that there were more organizations out there like Shadow Cats, 2) that I lived closer so that I could volunteer, and 3) that we could sponsor or adopt more cats.
I am not from Texas - actually, I am almost completely across the country in Connecticut, but links to pictures and articles from Shadow Cats kept showing up on my Facebook feed, so I decided to check them out. I read all about their sanctuary and the wonderful work they do in cat rescue, and I was so inspired by their dedication to this cause, that I decided to sponsor one of their cats. I have since added another, and do what I can to help with the One Life Fund, Amplify Austin and other fundraisers. I have gotten invaluable information from them on how to deal with different issues with my cats (I have eleven!), but I think the thing that I value most is their ability to take in FELV kitties knowing that their time may be short, and still give them the best life ever. Their compassion to sick or wounded animals is a continual inspiration. Although I will probably never be able to visit the sanctuary, or the kitties that I sponsor, I will continue to support Shadow Cats and spread the word via social media about this great organization and the love and dedication they show to the cats in their care and the outreach they provide to other organizations with similar purpose. I am thankful everyday for what they do and grateful that I can help in some small way.
I happened upon ShadowCats from someone else's post on Facebook and began following them. Having 12 cats of my own, I always found their posts enlightening and their compassion unlimited. I was so taken by their work that I began to sponsor one of their kitties, and added another soon after. The retesting of the FIV positive cats that turn out negative after years of having the virus is inspiring and gives hope to cat lovers everywhere that kitties affected by this disease will have a better future. Their posts have brought me joy, laughter and tears. I can't possibly express the admiration for all those involved with ShadowCats. God bless them all!
Shadow Cats tirelessly advocates for the cats that most shelters would ignore or euthanize. They have done groundbreaking work in nearby communities (and some not so close) to help hoarding situations, support & manage feral colonies, etc. They are strong in TNR education and community outreach. The shelter is a beautiful haven for any kitty lucky enough to join them. The volunteers are very dedicated and the staff is compassionate for the well-being of the cats to give them their best life ever. My husband and I are proud donors to this top-notch facility, when we can.
In addition to our two "house cats" we sponsor four at Shadow Cats ranging from a senior (Huey) to a shy feral rescue (Mia). Being fortunate enough to live not far from the sanctuary I have visited a couple of times to see my "adopted" family in the fur. Shadow Cats is very transparent about their work and their care and love shows when you meet the cats and their Kitty Nannies as they are known. The daily tasks of keeping the sanctuary running (have you tried feeding 90 cats ?) run with cheerful clockwork. In addition to their residents, SC also regularly assist one off calls for help from other individuals or rescues with advice and or donations from their One Life Fund for emergency situations. It's a tricky balancing act making sure fundraising keeps the lights on and I take my hat off to them. If you want to sponsor a cat, and can visit, you will be sure of a furry welcome...
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...
I was told about Shadow Cats and their work by a friend of mine who is a vet med student. When I was adopted by a stray kitty in my neighborhood, Shadow Cats helped me understand that a positive test for Feline Lukemia in an otherwise healthy cat does NOT mean the cat should be "put to sleep." - it only means to keep an eye on kitty's health (as you should with any cat) and try to limit exposure to other cats unless they have been vaccinated against it.
I have yet to visit their facility; however my friend has told me it is one of the best cat sancturies she's ever seen (and she's seen many). My e-mail interactions with one of their volunteers was very positive and I ended up donating several hundred dollars of designer desk accessories and other goodies for their upcoming Holiday Market (and plan to donate more in the future as my finances allow).
It's refreshing to see a charity such as Shadow Cats that belives all cats deserve a long and happy life - even when other shelters are either unwilling or unable to help.
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!