The problem when it comes to choosing a charity to support is that there are just so many! And sadly, not everyone has the resources to help out each and every single one.
So if you’re looking for a charity, you’re having trouble picking which one you want to donate to, don’t worry. Petside has compiled a list of 10 cat charities that deserve a look.
1. Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center, located in New York City, is an academic veterinary hospital that strives to advance treatment, research, and education for the well-being of all pets. For more than 100 years, they’ve helped our furry friends by providing 24/7 pet care and offering community outreach programs like the Pet Outreach Program. This program joins individuals, like seniors in nursing homes or the blind, deaf, or mobility impaired, with affectionate animals in order to lift their spirits.
If you’re looking for a charity that works toward improving health care for our pets, check out the Animal Medical Center website here.
2. Tenth Life
Just like the name implies, Tenth Life is a relatively new organization with one goal: to give cats a chance at a new life, a better life. While this might be a goal for every organization oriented towards pets, Tenth Life focuses its attention on the felines with severe medical conditions, conditions that would normally make it impossible for other shelters or rescues to afford the cats’ care.
Instead of being euthanized, these ill and injured cats are saved and placed in foster homes until they can be adopted. Eventually, the organization wishes to build a shelter for all of their rescued felines that’s cage-free where they can lay around under like the pampered pets they deserve to be.
KittyKind is a non-profit organization that saves abandoned and homeless animals throughout New York City. No matter how difficult it might seem, KittyKind finds homes for many of the rescued cats by utilizing their foster/sanctuary network. Each year they find love-filled homes for approximately 800 cats. If you want to foster or adopt a cat in need, or if you wish to donate or even volunteer for KittyKind, check out the organization’s website here.
4. Cat Care Society (CCS)
Homeless, injured, and abused cats of all breeds are given the chance for a better life because of the Cat Care Society (CCS). In 1981 the organization was founded and ever since has provided temporary sanctuary for kittens in need, until a permanent, loving home can be provided for them.
Not only providing a home for abused cats, the CCS also offers educational programs to promote responsible ownership and humane treatment of animals, so that the number of abused cats gets lower and lower until someday it will be zero. CCS aims to be a friend to all cats as they strive to improve the quality of life for all our feline friends.
5. PURRfect Partners
Throughout the South Bay area of California, PURRfect Partners rescues, heals, and finds new homes for as many cats as they can. Along with their rescue and adoption procedures, they use the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method, and after they care for feral cats and then return them to their home, PURRfest Partners even feeds the cats until they’re stabilized. They understand the issues many pet owners have and they know how expensive spay and neutering can run, so they offer to help senior citizens with the cost.
The relationship between animals and humans is essential; it can provide comfort, joy, and foster true companionship between a person and their pet. MEOW, a cat rescue organization, believes in this wholeheartedly as they aim to help create a world in which irresponsible pet ownership is only a memory. A place where no pet is abused, mistreated, or neglected.
Since MEOW was founded in early 1990’s, the organization places around 1500 animals into permanent homes each year. Their motto is “all nine lives are precious,” and it’s something they truly believe as they continue to find homes for pets in need.
7. Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is built on one main principle: building a better world by being kind to animals. The organization saw the many millions of cats and dogs were being killed in shelters when they were founded (in the 1980’s) and have successfully reduced that number by finding good homes for pets that were once considered unadoptable. Although the number of has decreased from approximately 17 to 5 million, the Best Friends Animal Society won’t stop until that number is down to zero.
8. Alley Cat Allies (ACA)
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization strictly dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of our feline friends. ACA was first to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care and today, over 250,000 supporters look to ACA to guide them in the fight for cat protection across our country.
The organization aims to reform society into a place where the lives every animal is valued, not neglected or mistreated. ACA advocates to end the killing of cats, both in shelters and through animal control, produce educational tools, such as their public service announcements and workshops, as well as teach people how to properly care for their four-legged companions.
9. Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Although specific to the rescue and care of Siamese and Siamese mixed cats, the Siamese Cat Rescue Center has rescued over 8,000 cats with the help of over 500 volunteers across the country. The organization rescues, rehabilitates, and sends the Siamese cats to nurturing and safe homes.
If you’re a lover of Siamese Cats, or you just love seeing any cat in need find a place they can live as pampered pets, check out the Siamese Cat Rescue Center’s website here.
10. North Shore Animal League America
Located in New York, the North Shore Animal League is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Since they were founded in 1944, they’ve saved the innocent lives of over 1 million dogs and cats.
The North Shore Animal League participates in multiple animal-oriented events, like the Mutt-i-grees initiative which generates awareness of what happens to shelter animals in hopes that it will reduce euthanasia, give animals a second chance at a good life, and make adoption the first choice. The North Shore Animal League wants to end animal cruelty in all its forms, and if you’d like to help, visit their website here.