SAVE A CAT
To improve the lives of cats, their owners and caretakers in Madison and Culpeper Counties in Virginia.
MAD Cats operates a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program, the globally recognized humane approach to help control cat overpopulation in the United States and around the world.
The program's primary focus is on Spay/Neuter and vaccination, and the return of "Community Cats," sometimes called "feral cats."
In order to reduce unwanted litters of kittens, reduce the number of cats surrendered to shelters, and stabilize existing cat colonies, stray, feral and colony cats are trapped, S/N, vaccinated, dewormed and returned to their owners/caregivers.
The majority of our cat owner-clients are senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Not only is the cost of Spaying and Neutering their pets an issue, but they frequently have transportation issues as well. By providing cat carriers, and pick up and return services, we help prevent unwanted litters of kittens and contribute to the health and well being of the cats and their loving owners.
Preventing the birth of unwanted kittens is a primary goal of MCC, but sometimes kittens are already part of a colony when our group is called in to assist or cats and kittens are “dropped off” and appear seemingly from nowhere. MAD Cats maintains relationships with our colony caretakers, and they know to call us if and when newcomers appear. Adult cats are S/N, young kittens are taken into foster care. Currently MCC is working with local shelters and larger rescues to establish a path to adoption for these kittens who are still young enough to be socialized.
From Juliette: So in our spare time [we] have been working on getting a local feral cat colony TNR'd and we're *almost* done...fingers crossed we can be totally finished by the time peak kitten season rolls around again. We need to give a HUGE thanks to MAD Cats, an amazing local organization...with their help we've removed seven kittens that will be adopted as pets (including the two that are now with us), and TNR'd eleven adults this month so far.
From Linda M: "You are wonderful! Everyone is so nice. Thank you for everything!"
From Gary D: Have worked with you in the past. You do outstanding things."
From Alycia: "Hi, I just wanted to say thank you again for the cat food, and thank you for the cat shelters! I'm not sure if they are using them yet, but at least now they have an option."
From Judy: "Laurie was able to get two of my stray cats. One went to foster care and the other was released. No kittens this Spring. Thank you for helping me get them the care they truly needed. If you need help call MAD Cats."
From Tina: "They are changing the world, one cat at a time."