Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary

Dealing with Stray Cats: A Compassionate Approach for Residential Communities

As much as we love our feline friends, it’s no secret that stray cats can pose challenges to residential communities. While some residents may find these cats endearing, others may be concerned about their impact on local wildlife or the potential for spreading disease. At Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary, we believe in a compassionate and humane approach to managing stray cat populations, and we’d like to share some practical tips with you.

Understand the difference between stray and feral cats

First, it’s essential to understand the difference between stray and feral cats. Stray cats are domesticated cats that have been abandoned or have become lost and may still be comfortable around humans. Feral cats, on the other hand, are born in the wild and have little to no socialization with people. Identifying whether a cat is stray or feral can help guide the appropriate course of action.

Practice Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the most humane and effective method for managing stray and feral cat populations. This process involves trapping the cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and then returning them to their original location. TNR prevents the birth of more kittens, reduces cat overpopulation, and helps maintain a stable and healthy community cat population.

Provide shelter and food

If you’re interested in supporting stray cats in your neighborhood, consider providing food and shelter. By offering cats a safe, warm place to sleep and a consistent food source, you can help keep them healthy and prevent them from scavenging in trash bins or being a nuisance to your neighbors.

Encourage responsible pet ownership

Educate your community about the importance of responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, microchipping, and keeping cats indoors or supervised when outside. This can help reduce the number of stray cats in your area and prevent more from joining their ranks.

Work with your local animal rescue organizations

Collaborate with local animal rescue organizations, such as Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary, to address the stray cat issue in your community. These organizations can offer support, resources, and guidance on the best practices for managing stray and feral cat populations.


Dealing with stray cats in residential communities requires understanding, patience, and a humane approach. By implementing these strategies, you can help create a safer and healthier environment for both the cats and your community members. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your local animal rescue organizations for assistance and support in your efforts to create a compassionate solution for the stray cats in your area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our feline residents. For this reason, we do not publicly disclose our physical address in order to prevent unplanned drop-offs. Our sanctuary operates at its current maximum capacity, which means we are providing care for a significant number of cats. While we have space available for more cats and would love to help every feline in need, we are dependent on the support of our community to ensure we can provide proper care for each feline in need.

It is also important to note that Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary is specifically designed to provide a safe haven for unadoptable cats and those unlikely to survive in the wild. Many of our feline friends come from local humane societies that have determined them to be unadoptable and at risk of euthanasia.  We are grateful for your understanding and encourage you to join us in our mission to give these cats the life they deserve.

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This means that when you contribute to our cause, your generous donations may be deductible from your taxable income, potentially reducing the amount of taxes you owe. Your support not only helps provide care and shelter for our feline residents but also comes with the added benefit of potential tax savings. We recommend consulting with a qualified tax professional to understand the specific guidelines and requirements for claiming tax deductions on charitable donations. Thank you for considering supporting our sanctuary and for making a difference in the lives of these precious cats.

Yes and this will likely fall under a “qualified sponsorship payment”.  IRC Section 513(i) defines a “qualified sponsorship payment” as any payment made by any person engaged in a trade or business with respect to which there is no arrangement or expectation that such person will receive any substantial return benefit other than the use or acknowledgement of the name or logo (or product lines) of such person’s trade or business in connection with the activities of the organization that receives such payment. We recommend consulting with a qualified tax professional to understand the specific guidelines and requirements for claiming tax deductions on qualified sponsorship payments.

Businesses who wish to sponsor the live stream can contact us for more information.

Yes, donation receipts are automatically sent to the email address use to make the donation.  You can also visit the  Donor Dashboard at anytime to see your donation history and modify any recurring donations you have created.

Additionally, each January an annual donation summary is sent for simplifying your annual reporting.

Fur Ever Home Cat Sanctuary is an all volunteer organization with no paid employees or board members.  100% of donations go to the actual costs of feeding cats, veterinary care, TNR Campaigns, and sanctuary maintenance.

Yes, you can select an In Honor or In Memory tribute during the donation process!

Yes there are!  Visit our Volunteer Page to fill out an inquiry form and we will be in contact with you shortly.  

Our spacious sanctuary is composed of a total of 4 sections that have unique fencing to help keep our felines in and predatory wildlife out.  The exterior perimeter is also equipped with an electric fence to prevent larger predators from digging under the fencing.

New cats are kept in segregation until they have been spayed/neutered and received any needed veterinary care before being released into our larger areas.  Care takers live on site at the sanctuary and feed, clean sand boxes, and visit with the cats multiple times daily.  In addition to our live stream we also have extensive additional security camera coverage around our facility and gated entrances into it.

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Our donation platform offers the ability to create a donor page which also allows the public displaying of “In Honor of” and “In Memory of” tributes.  All donations regardless of anonymous status still receive a formal donation receipt.  We currently do not have this option enabled but may explore enabling it in the future.  If you would like your donation to display anonymously please select this option.  Past donations can also be changed to anonymous through the “Donor Dashboard”.