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Shadow Cats Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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

Programs: We actively support spay and neuter activities by managing feral cat colonies by providing food, water and medical care for these cats. Kittens taken from feral colonies are given medical care including spay and neuter and then socialized and then adopted out. In addition, we provide medical care to any other kittens and cats taken into our care.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is strong organization that has helped so many cats in Central Texas...and beyond! From helping FeLV positive cats, fixing strays and helping the caretakers who love them, to changing city animal ordinances to ensure positive change can happen. They are a powerhouse organization with dedicated and compassionate members.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As founder of this organization I am extremely proud to be part of such a dynamic and growing organization. Shadow Cats greatly impacts the environment by reducing the overpopulation of free roaming cats in the community through Trap,Netuer and Return. We place socialized cats and kittens into homes and remove them from the outdoor street life. Injured and ill cats recieve care and medical attention. We impact our communities by working with city leaders to improve local ordinances that will allow us to fulfill our mission. We assist the public in reducing the stray cat population through education and hands on intervention. Recently- Jan 2010- we assisted a senior citizen who was inundated by the large number of breeding cats around her home. We trapped 35 cats, sterilized and vaccinated them and returned them to their environment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpLTrvEdPwE She was overwhelmed with joy! She and her daughters did not mind caring for so many cats in her rural home- she just didnt want more kittens being born. Shadow Cats helped both the community, the environment and this kind caretaker in need. For her and the cats, we made all the difference in the world.