Do you have as little as 2 hours per month to spare? Volunteer with us to improve the lives of feral cats.
We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the feral cat population through our county-wide Trap/Neuter-Spay/Vaccinate/Release program. This ensures that our feral cat communities live healthier, happier lives.
Friends of Felines was established in 1996 as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit serving New Hanover County. In order to successfully carry out our mission, we rely wholly on our team of dedicated caretakers and volunteers as well as generous donations of time, services, materials, food, etc., from across New Hanover County and beyond.
JoE. Needham - President
Rickie Miller - Vice President
Audrey Mizrahi - Treasurer
Sharon Harmon - Secretary
Susan Bachmann - Corresponding Secretary
Some of our caretakers are physically unable to trap and/or transport the cats in their neighborhood to the clinic to be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and returned back to their community. If you would like to help a caretaker with trapping and/or transportation, contact us at email@example.com. Make sure to indicate in the email your availability and how best to get in touch with you.
Consider becoming a foster parent to one or more of our kittens that are too young to be released back into their colonies. While we are always in need of foster parents, it is especially critical during 'kitten season' which is typically early spring to late fall. Help to tame and socialize them so that they may find their forever homes. For more information regarding becoming a foster parent, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to indicate in the email your interest in fostering.
We participate in several events held throughout the year in New Hanover County and are always looking for volunteers to help schedule, plan, set-up, and staff these events. Such events include Pawz N Park, Riverfest, Paws in the Park, CB and the Azalea festival. Send us an email at email@example.com alerting us of your interest.
3nd ANNUAL PAWS IN THE PARK
CAROLINA BEACH LAKE
Saturday Oct. 7th 10 am- 2 pm
Please stop by to see us!
Tell us your story about being a caretaker of feral cats. Again, reach out to us via our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While some of our funding is provided through individual donations by the general public, we also rely on funding provided by various foundations and organizations such as Alley Cat Allies, the Bissell Pet Foundation, and numerous others. If you have experience writing grant applications, we can use your assistance in both researching viable grant opportunities and submitting applications,
Contact us at email@example.com.
Besides setting up our booth at local events, we also plan our own events to generate donations and raise awareness about TNVR. Help us to plan these events as well as generate viable fundraising activities to promote Friends of Felines. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to help in any of the following areas of support, please send us an email at email@example.com. Within the body of the email, please specify in which area(s) you wish to support providing as much detailed information as possible. We can then match you with others wishing to support in that same area.
Many of our caretakers are on fixed incomes and welcome contributions of food to help feed their feral colony. Food drives help us meet their needs.
While we provide initial medical care for all cats passing through our TNVR program, in order to maintain healthy feral cat communities, ongoing medical care is critical.
We encourage working with the various adoption organizations throughout New Hanover County to ensure the placement of our socialized cats and kittens in their forever homes.
In extreme cases, we must relocate cats who are in danger of death due to changing situations. We need assistance in transporting them to our partner group, The Ruffian Foundation Feral Cat Sanctuary.
Help educate the general public to understand the benefits of our TNVR program by speaking at schools, community centers and other organizations in your community.
Since 1996, through our community of dedicated caretakers and volunteers, Friends of Felines have trapped, spay/neutered, vaccinated and released over 16,500 feral cats back to their colonies. This has prevented the birth of tens of thousands of unwanted, homeless kittens thereby reducing New Hanover County’s feral cat population.
Since early 2ooo, the number of cats successfully passing through out TNVR program on a yearly basis is as follows:
Sending a big thank you to Island Women for their generous donation. It is greatly appreciated and will help us carry out our mission of spaying/neutering feral kitties of New Hanover County.
When a litter of 5 newborn kittens suddenly lost their mom, Mandy stepped up to be their new mom. Even though Mandy has a full time job, she expertly and selflessly bottle fed these kittens all day and night. Every single kitten thrived in her care. Mandy's friends and coworkers watched the journey of these tiny kittens through a webcam Mandy set up. In the end, the wonderful people in Mandy's sphere adopted each of the kittens. Thank you Mandy. You're a wonder woman.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help these animals. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
If there is other information you wish to provide us beyond volunteering and/or providing support in other areas previously identified, you may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or call us at 910-452-6721 to leave a voice message. Since we are an all-volunteer organization, you might not receive an immediate response. It may take a day or two to get back to you so please know we will respond.
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