Caring for Cats, Inc. is an all-volunteer, no-kill shelter and foster network for cats and kittens. Our organization provides a home-like "catmosphere" for 35-40 cats within the shelter. We also have 20-30 cats and kittens living in foster homes throughout the year.
Over 95% of our shelter cats and kittens continue to find homes on an annual basis. In 2018, we found loving homes for 161 of our feline friends, which was a 100% adoption rate! We also successfully maintained two community programs.
One was a partnership with Maplewood’s Gladstone Community Center and Meals on Wheels to provide seniors and other people on fixed incomes with supplies for their cats.
The other was our Cat Tales - Kids Reading to Cats Program where children ages 6 to 13 can come into the shelter and read to the kitties. This gives kids the opportunity to practice their reading in a non-judgmental environment and our kitties love engaging with children. You can read more about Cat Tales HERE.
We are organized for charitable and educational purposes to help cats, and we operate within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended.
Vice President—To Be Determined
Member at Large—Julie Beutel
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Board Descriptions.
CLICK HERE for the Caring for Cats By-Laws
Heather Branigin - Board Member
Since 2016, I have worked as a foresight researcher, writer and project manager with the firm Future iQ, a global research and consultancy company specializing in foresight research and future oriented strategic planning. I am thrilled to be part of Caring for Cats because of the people it brings together around the support and wellbeing of our much-loved companion, the cat!