We have a variety of catnip casas (homes/shelters) for the varying needs of our special population of kitties.
Several of the cats living here are senior or special needs feral kitties. They have catios and warming beds and insulated shelter houses for winter, along with patio coolers and more for summer. We also provide heated food and water bowls for winter. The cats need multiple shelter areas. Some cats get along, and some don’t, just like people. Cats are also territorial.
We have a 14×20 indoor room with a large recovery cage, 6x8x6 long-term stay furnished condo, two 4x4x6 temporary condos, a 3x3x3 intensive care recovery condo, multiple litter pans, drinking fountains, and feeders, as well as many cat trees, and two upper level play areas. The play areas connect by a track around the perimeter of the room six feet above the floor. All of the condos, except the intensive care condo, are presently occupied. This room could easily connect to an additional outdoor run where volunteers can play and visit with the cats.
The special needs domestic kitties live in the indoor housing (FeLV, hearing impaired, injured leg from being shot, aggressive behavior/special management, asthma, special diet/surgery, wounded/recovering, and elderly/heartworm), along with a small dog with anxiety that runs herd on them. Some medical situations require separate living areas. Our FeLV boy, Mustache, has his own room. We are constantly at full capacity in terms of facilities, time, and resources, since all cats we accept need a high level of ongoing care. As they age, the medical expenses go up too.
We are proud to be a Texas nonprofit corporation, and we are a 501(c)3 with a gold rating on GuideStar. We are eagerly moving forward with plans to increase our community service. We have wonderful volunteers, a pet respite care program started in 2016, and a grant to increase our respite care capacity. Still, we never have enough support to answer all of the requests for help. Please tell your friends!