What a wonderful place! Tabby's is a top notch non profit. They take excellent care of the cats, that goes without saying. But on top of that, the people who work there are very thoughtful about the business decisions. They look to the future and make plans for new initiatives. The blog is wonderful and they are good stewards of donations. All of this is for the best care of the cats.
Tabby’s Place is the most compassionate sanctuary for cats that I have ever known. I have never met more passionate staff members and volunteers. They know each and every cat, now that’s dedication! I love how there is a time period daily where people can come to interact with the cats, as this not only helps the cats, but therapeutically, it helps humans too.
Tabby's Place makes my heart sing! As a volunteer and board member for many years, I have witnessed firsthand the labor of love that takes place at Tabby's Place. For over 17 years, Tabby's Place has been an amazing sanctuary (not a shelter) for cats in hopeless situations, providing medical care, enrichment activities, and lots and lots of love for over 110 cats in residence.
Not only does Tabby's Place care for the furry babies who have so many different medical needs (paraplegics, cats with cancer, diabetes, incontinence, neuro issues, etc.), but they also focus on the community through TNR programs, programs to take therapy cats to senior facilities, and a program where young children come in and read to the cats. Even during the pandemic, when they have been closed to the public, they have found innovative ways to continue adoptions virtually, connect with seniors by volunteers writing to them about the cats, and ensure their full set of volunteers are engaged if they cannot be onsite. See the video where volunteers take the cats for stroller rides around the property. This allows those volunteers who are not part of the small group of volunteers who are working inside during the pandemic, to engage with the cats and the cats get great stimulation from this.
The staff at Tabby's Place are my heroes, as they work tirelessly and endlessly to save the cats and also foster many of the cats who have extra special needs and the care of staff members who love them with all their hearts in their own homes. Their hearts are the biggest hearts I've ever known!!
Tabby's Place was designed so that cats live in an environment where they are in suites together, or in the lobby or community room, and many have access to solaria where they can bask in the sun and fresh air. Cages are only used for transitioning cats into a room, treating them when they are sick, or to enable special diets at mealtime.
I thought when I signed up to volunteer at Tabby's Place that I would be very sad when I left there after each volunteer shift, as I thought it would be hard to see cats who were not in someone's home. What I have found is that these precious felines are so well cared for by staff and volunteers that I feel good while there and good when I leave, knowing that they are contented and know how much they are loved and that they get the best medical care.
As a board member, I have watched how the sanctuary is managed, and how much care is put into every decision, how it has matured over time in its operations and experience. I am so grateful to have found Tabby's Place.
I have volunteered here for over 16 years. This is a wonderful caring place for cats. A no kill shelter. A small staff and volunteers keep the place running. Cats live in suites, not cages. My story is simple—consistent great experiences with cats when I arrive every Monday. This is a super place.
I have been volunteering at Tabby's Place for over 10 years now. It is the most wonderful, happy place. The cats are cherished and the people are loved and appreciated by humans and felines alike. I have worked in almost all of the volunteer jobs that are available to do, but my favorite volunteer experience so far has been spearheading the Paws To Read program. Children and adults can sign up to read to the cats which helps develop better readers as well as socialize and give attention to the special residents of this amazing sanctuary. Unfortunately due to Covid, this program is suspended for now, but I look forward to the day that I am welcoming people back into the Lobby to find that special cat to share a story with and snuggle. Tabby's Place is heaven on Earth for all who enter the doors.
Tabby's Place is literally the happiest place on earth! Tabby's Place brings their mission statement of helping cats in hopeless situations to life, every day, and every minute. Cats who might be euthanized at other facilities are welcomed at Tabby's Place. Special needs cats have a home - paraplegic, blind, deaf, FIV+, GI, weight management, diabetic, elderly. I am a proud volunteer for 13 years, and have seen first hand how all cats are treated with respect and love, and whatever medical care a cat needs, they will receive. I have seen miracles such as in 2018 with Rose the cat (she is incontinent due to a spinal injury) she had a ear infection go into her brain, along with spinal lesions. Tabby's Place refused to give up on Rose, and with amazing treatment today Rose is healthy and happy. I am also honored to be Rose's special needs correspondent. Volunteer, Donate, Adopt, Foster..please support Tabby's Place! The next project at Tabby's Place is "Quinn's Corner" a wing for FeLV cats, every cat deserves to live and be loved!
My names is Jingles and once I had a family. But then my human passed away and I found myself homeless. Fortunately, my human made arrangements for me to move to an amazing sanctuary called Tabby's Place. I met many new friends, both human and feline. I was loved on and cared for and felt safe. One day, this sweet lady came to my room at Tabby's Place (we have rooms, not cages) and I thought she was kind of cool. So I walked right up to her and sat in her lap. I told her that we could be friends, if she liked. Well, the next day I found myself in a car on my way to new adventures. My new mom brought me home and I have a family again! I love her so much! Because I am a senior kitty, I wouldn't have had much chance at a shelter... No clue why not because us seniors have seen it all and sure do know how to live life to its fullest! Anyway, I wouldn't be happy and healthy with my new mom if it weren't for Tabby's Place. They give "second-hand" cats a new life! I'm definitely living and loving my best life ever now! I love Tabby's Place! Love, Jingles Hockenberry
Tabby's Place is truly a sanctuary for cats who otherwise would never have a chance. They take in cats with serious, life-threatening conditions and restore them to health, while showing them that they, too, can be loved and cherished. I've seen nearly miraculous recoveries, cats turned from terrified, traumatized creatures into loving, purring, happy animals. Their adoption program is burgeoning, and their behavioral programs help turn around even the most difficult cases. I am amazed at all they have accomplished.
I used to volunteer at an animal shelter, but started volunteering at Tabby's Place when one of the shelter cats tested FIV+. Another volunteer and I got him into Tabby's Place. What a great move for that cat!
The difference between the shelter and Tabby's Place was amazing. He no longer was stuck in a cage! He was in the Fiv+ suite; the suite even has access to a solarium!
The staff members are wonderful! They know every cat and pamper them. If the medical staff at Tabby's Place can't give a cat what it needs, it's sent to a clinic or specialist.
If a cat isn't in a private home, Tabby's Place is the best place to be!
Been a volunteer and have gifted sponsorship of a few cats to my brother. Under normal circumstances, TP is open to the public and volunteers can build meaningful relationships with the cats. It's helpful for understanding your own feline and to enhance his/her daily life. Being a volunteer is a great way to know a cat you might adopt but also to appreciate the wide array of character traits a cat may possess. All are loved there; it is obvious. The staff show a tremendous dedication, often taking home special cases to foster themselves. Facility is extremely clean and only crates/confines a cat for a medical or dietary issue. As a volunteer, I miss them when they leave, whether they "graduate" (get adopted) or head to "Rainbow Bridge." They work hard to put off the latter as long as possible.
The sanctuary is a great place for cats that may not be adopted because of medical /behavioral problems. Every cat here is very well taken care medically and mentally. This place is also a good resource for information about stray cat communities and outreach/education to the public. A great place to find a forever fur baby or to be a foster to help find forever homes.
Tabby’s place is my most favorite place in the world. It is a sanctuary for both cats and humans. It was the best job I’ve ever had, and probably will ever have. I felt valued and supported everyday, and I know no other sanctuary can compare to the care and love that is given to the cats.
I am a volunteer at Tabby's Place. Before Covid, I was a tour guide and adoption counselor. Friday's were my favorite day of the week. Now that volunteerism has been cut back, I feel privileged to have a shift helping the staff with laundry and dishes. And sometimes join the curbside volunteers with the kitties in carriages outside. Four months ago, I brought a lovely senior, special needs cat home as a part of the forever foster program. Tabby's is an extraordinary place. Not many can rival it.
Tabby’s Place is one of the most incredible, kind-hearted organizations out there. During COVID, they have taken to walking their special needs cats outside in strollers to give them mental stimulation since volunteers can no longer visit. Talk about going above and beyond!
I have been a volunteer at Tabby's Place for 6 years. Throughout that time I have been impressed by the level of care and compassion given to all the feline residents. I have brought friends to visit and they can not get over how clean the sanctuary is and how well organized and well run it is. The staff and fellow volunteers are all extended family - we care about each other and are there for each other throughout good and bad. I have adopted two cats from Tabby's Place and received complete medical records, an adoption kit, and information on how to introduce new feline members to an existing cat in the house. Before adoption I was thoroughly screened, much appreciated that a cat does not go to just anyone, If anything were to happen to me I know Tabby's would take care of my four footed kids. Peace of mind that can not be underestimated.
When I was first introduced to the Tabby's Place Community, there was no way I could have known what a gift it would be. I was merely looking for a productive way to occupy some free time and as the Human of a few Felines, it was a natural fit. It hasn't even been two years since my orientation as a Tabby's Volunteer and the time has literally flown by -- I've cleaned up after cats, done their laundry, made their meals, played with them, fostered their babies, and even learned a fair number of their many names. Almost as importantly, I've found friends among their amazing caregivers -- the dedicated, Selfless Staff -- AND the incredibly diverse and loving Volunteer Crew, who have ALL continued to provide a nurturing, safe, and healthy habitat for our Feline Friends. Thank you Tabby's, for all you do for the cats -- and for me!
I have been a volunteer and foster mom for almost 9 years here. They always put the well being of cats in need first and foremost. Cats with special needs get a chance to live a long happy life, while also housing forever homes for many other cats.
I am so glad I discovered Tabby's Place. It is a sanctuary that rescues cats that would otherwise be unadoptable from a shelter, particulaly given the time and financial constraints of shelters. Most of the cats are elderly or have medical conditions that require monitoring, medications, and attention. They have volunteers to provide for cats that are well enough to leave the shelter and still be well cared for. Tabby's Place has recently initiated a new program to care for feral cats. They spay and neuter them, provide dental care, medical help, and then have volunteers who look after them upon release. In a world that is so often dark and uncaring and looks at even healthy animals as disposable, Tabby's Place is a bright light. Urge support of this sanctuary and its occupants.
Heaven for cats. The facility is top notch. The staff is amazing. I have been a donor for many years and fully intend to continue to support Tabby's Place. May all felines without forever homes be lucky enough to find themselves at Tabby's Place.
As a cat lover; I have never seen a place more wonderful than Tabby's Place. It is a cat lover's dream come true. They rescue cats from hopeless situations and turn their lives right around. They take in those cats that other shelters would consider unadoptable and unwanted. They give these cats a second chance at life, the chance they deserve. At Tabby's Place the cats are given all of the medical care, and all the love and affection they could possibly ever need. The founder, his wife and his staff are all wonderful people- you just can't top what they do for these kitties. When you adopt a cat from Tabby's you are saving two cats; the one you adopted and you are making room for them to bring in another cat- quite possibly one that may have otherwise been euthanized at another shelter. Keep in mind Tabby's Place is a no kill sanctuary. Please check them out when you have a chance. There are many wonderful cats there of all ages. I can tell you from experience that adopting an adult cat is extremely rewarding. And yes of course, the little kittens are adorable too. If you are not able to adopt a cat at the moment; consider making a donation. Trust me it will definitely be put to good use.
My husband and I adopted a cat from Tabby's Place in 2007. We actually went there looking for a kitten, but then decided to adopt an adult cat. We named the cat Pumpkin, and he is an absolutely wonderful cat. He is a lovable, caring, affectionate lap cat. He is perfect! I feel like not enough people want to give these adult cats a chance, and 9 times out of 10 they end up making the best pets. We fell in love with Tabby's Place after being there and finding out what it's all about. How could you not love a place dedicated to helping and saving innocent cats, cats who might have otherwise been euthanized because they weren't being adopted quickly enough. Pumpkin loves people, but is not a huge fan of other cats. So we are not able to adopt any other cats. Since we can't adopt any more cats, we sponsor a special needs cat for only $16 a month, less than $2 a day. Sponsoring a special needs cat is something I would highly recommend, it's a great feeling knowing that we are doing something to help these wonderful cats, who if it weren't for Tabby's Place may not be with us anymore. Tabby's Place is definitely any cat lovers dream come true. You should definitely check them out, you won't be disappointed!
I served as a volunteer at Tabby's Place for a few months in 2011 and it was always so fulfilling and fun. The people who run Tabby's Place are kind and welcoming of everyone. And of course, the cats are amazing. There were kittens at one point and after my shifts I would go sit and play with them for half an hour before leaving. If you love animals - especially cats - and want to learn more about compassion and how non-profits run, sign up to volunteer at Tabby's Place. We were given an orientation and small cat behavior training in order to be volunteers, and then we had the option to volunteer doing different things. Almost everytime I came in I ended up doing something different, from doing dishes and laundry, filing, sweeping and dusting the lobby, or cleaning the cat suites. My mom and I also volunteered at Catoberfest and it was a great day! Great music and people coming together to support a worthy cause.
Tabby's Place is truly one-of-a-kind! The cats want for nothing and get all the love, medical attention and care that a cat could need. The staff goes out of their way to do everything possible, particularly for the special needs cats. Volunteers and donors are treated wth appreciation and respect. The money raised is used wisely and they are wonderful stewards of every penny! If I were a cat and had no home of my own, I would choose to live at Tabby's Place -- it really is a haven/heaven on earth for felines!
I have been a volunteer at Tabby's Place for almost two years. I saw the website before I moved to the area and couldn't wait to check it out. From the very beginning, I could see how devoted the founders, Jonathan and Sharon Rosenberg, are to the cats they care for. They have a wonderful, dedicated staff, and they make good use of their volunteers to help the sanctuary run smoothly. I also sponsor two special needs cats.
We adopted our cat from Tabby's Place a year ago. I was amazed when I first visited Tabby's as the cats were not caged, but housed in suites with other cats. I was also impressed that Tabby's provided a clean, well-run, loving sanctuary for cats that probably would otherwise have been euthanized. Some, like the cat we adopted, had behavioral problems, which the Tabby's place staff reviewed with us carefully so that we would know what to expect. They told us the truth: our cat had been adopted before but brought back due to her behavior. Once we were approved for adoption and our cat came home with us, Tabby's place staff followed up several times to make sure things were working out. I'm am thrilled to report that our "behavioral problem" cat has become a big, loving, lap cat whom we adore. She is still tempermental sometimes, but 100 percent better than she had been. We've learned how to judge her moods and let her be, and she has learned to trust us. Thanks to the great people at Tabby's our beloved cat was not euthanized and is here with us for the rest of her life.
I've been volunteering there since October and absolutely love it! I feel so good that I was there and don't mind that I actually woke up early on a Sunday. I wish it was closer so I could go more often. The Mr and Mrs. Rosenberg and the staff do such a great job and try so hard! I'm thankful for the opportunity to work and spend time there!
My husband and I had driven by Tabby's Place on the way to New Hope many times. One day I said I had to find out what Tabby's Place was. So we stopped and were utterly smitten with what we found there. On that first visit, I said I HAD to volunteer my time there. That was six months ago and I have become even more impressed at the everyday miracles happening there EVERY day. From a business perspective, the Rosenbergs built a beautiful haven for cats that is all about cats: Not a memorial to someone's ego or a flash-in-the-pan, TP is a self-sustaining full service organization run by a dedicated and kind 'lean and mean' core staff. At any time, one will find numerous volunteers enjoying their time at Tabby's as much as the casual (or perennial) visitor. Each time I go to TP, I add more little sweeties to my 'fan of' list. There are great days (when one or more of these special kitties find homes of their own) and there are dark days (when favorite kitties become angel kitties), but the greater group of staff and volunteers pull together to remember the wonderful days spent in the company of these mysterious, beautiful creatures and renew their commitment to making the dream of Tabby's Place continue to come true.
What a joy it was to visit Tabby's Place recently and get to meet all the beautiful felines and the loving staff. As a life-long cat lover, I am so happy that there is a place like this to care for cats who need it, saving their lives and providing a loving atmosphere for them to thrive. I know it's the love expressed by the staff that really keeps all these kitties going strong, regardless of their situation. Thank you for Tabby's Place.
I volunteer for a cat rescue organization, and had the opportunity to transfer six cats from a 'shelter' death row in North Carolina to Tabbys Place. We drove the kitties up to New Jersey and were amazed by the sanctuary, the wonderful, caring staff, and the level of care given to each resident. How very lucky are the kitties who get to make a stop at Tabbys Place on their way to their fur-ever home!!
As a former Tabby's Place volunteer, I will always keep a special place in my heart for these loving and dedicated people and their cats. Jonathan and Sharon have created a miracle in NJ that is an inspiration for all of us who love and want to help animals. They will go to any length for their kitties with medical care, accommodations, and most of all, love. The facility is bright, light, and it's a joy to see the cats in so happy a home. I celebrate the vision that made this place possible.
A jewel of an organization where special needs kitties are well loved and cared for. I would encourage everyone to learn all they can about this amazing Sanctuary, and to donate, visit, volunteer and/or adopt. I sponsor Tashi, a parapalegic kitty many other organizations would have euthanized, and receive special updates, pictures and videos of his progress. He is one happy, happy kitty, which is a great tribute to the work of the staff and volunteers. They are very appreciative of all support, and are dedicated to every kitty under their care and to ensuring each one has the best possible life.
I adopted Boo-boo, renamed Beau four-five years ago. He can climb but can't jump as he was caught in a door when a kitten and his back was broken (he was also very misunderstood by his previous owners as I came to understand by reading the comprehensive medical and phys. information upon adoption). His personality as a talker was the draw, as my previous 30 lb. kitty was a talker and that was what I was looking for. Ok, so he peed on one of the toys in the sanctuary, I just figured it was from the catnip just given to all the kitties. I didn't pick him, he picked me..as I was checking out a much younger and more energecic kitty. But he didn't want to be ignored and nipped at my calf and it was love at second sight. How did I come upon Tabby's? My niece's had heard of it and knew I was looking for an older cat, as that is how I have gotten my other cat's; one from a family whom the Dad turned out to be alergic to cats, the other I found in a paper bag on the side of the road off the parkway..to this day I don't know why I stopped, but I had her until the ripe old age of 19. But as I was saying my niece's had heard of 'Tabby's Place' and I didn't want to come home finding a puppy as I had to put down my dog, I agreed to go. If I could of I would have taken more than one of those cats home with me,though they did seem very content to be where they were. They are well cared for and loved at Tabbys Place, but they even more happy at their forever homes. I adopted another cat..Annie at a local shelter and she is very mindful of Beau's disability, she lets him chase her and doesn't even jump up until he's right there to catch her, and then she jumps. So, if you want a cat already broken in and not have to deal with the 'baby' stage (sure their cute, but too much work, more so than special need kitties), than I suggest you check out Tabbys Place. Kate