To care for the homeless cats in our communities while reducing overpopulation through our Spay, Neuter, Feed and Adopt Program.
Cat overpopulation is a serious concern. Only 2% community (feral and stray) cats have been spayed or neutered. These cats produce around 80% of the kittens born in our neighborhoods and cities each year.
We are able to reduce the number of kittens born each year through our Spay/Neuter/Feed/Adopt Program. Our goal over the next year is to spay and neuter at least 600 homeless cats, which will prevent around 2,500 new kittens from being born onto the streets of Phoenix.
Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane approach to addressing community cat populations. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. We humanely trap community cats, bring them to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, eartipped (the universal sign that a community cat has been neutered/spayed), and then returned to their outdoor home
Emergency Medical Care
Many homeless cats are not given the luxury of having humans love and care for them and take them to the doctor when they are feeling unwell. Part of our mission is working with community cat caregivers and providing funds for emergency medical care to those who need it the most. Because caregivers are volunteers, many pay for all expenses on their own. We help soften that burden where and when we can.
Food and Supplies
Most feral cats do not subsist on their own, like wildlife, but depend on people to survive. Food is in many ways their strongest connection to us and through feeding, a caretaker can maintain the cats' health and better manage the colony. Part of our mission is to supply caregivers with adequate food and supplies to help care for their colonies and any new colonies that become part of our program.
"Until one has loved and animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "
- Anatole France
SPAY/NEUTER HOMELESS CATS
Our goal each month is to spay and neuter at least 50 homeless cats in our city. That is 50 cats each month that can no longer have kittens, which add to the overpopulation issues we face. In one year, this will prevent around 2,500 kitten births while sterilizing 600 adult cats.
FOOD & SUPPLIES FOR CAREGIVERS
Most caregivers that feed and care for homeless cats do so from their own wallet. We offer food/supply assistance to caregivers who are fostering and feeding and may need a little extra support.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUNDS
Many homeless cats are found with serious injuries and in bad health. Our Emergency Medical Fund offers financial assistance to caregivers who find injured, homeless cats that need medical treatment.
Many homeless cats are completely lovable and would much rather live in a home with a family who loves them. We use social media to promote these adoptable cats to cat lovers in our communities to help them find the families they are looking for.
SANCTUARY CARE & MAINTENANCE
Cat Mama's Sanctuary is home to 40 cats that were once homeless, in need of sanctuary. A percentage of monthly donations are used to help care for our residents by providing food, supplies, medical treatment, sanctuary care and maintenance.
Donate to Make a Difference
At Cat Mama's Sanctuary, it is our vision is to eliminate euthanasia as a means of population control for cats in our communities through our Spay, Neuter, Feed, Adopt Program. We work with local vets practices, rescue groups, and cat loving volunteers and caregivers to trap, neuter, return and feed the homeless street cats in our communities and neighborhoods, and adopt those in need of homes. All donations and a percentage of purchases are used for spay, neuter, medical treatments, surgeries, food, supplies, sanctuary care and maintenance.