WE SPEAK FOR THE INNOCENT
WE SPEAK FOR THE ABANDONED
WE SPEAK FOR THE NEGLECTED
WE SPEAK FOR THE ABUSED
WE SPEAK FOR THE UNWANTED
WE SPEAK FOR THE FORGOTTEN
WE SPEAK FOR THE VOICELESS
AND STAND-UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY CATS
BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO VOICE...
WE ARE THEIR VOICE.
We need your help,
so won’t you join us in helping to
save precious lives?
WHO IS THE C.C.F.C.?
Coastal Carolina Feral Cats Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, NO-KILL Trap Neuter Return Rescue organization that was created to stop the over growing population and save the lives of our feral, free roaming homeless community cats for the entire Carteret County NC. Our organization also works with the local kill shelter, the Carteret County Humane Society of Newport, NC to pull feral and domesticated cats from there facility.
Our main mission is to trap, neuter, return all and any cats that we see roaming the street of Carteret County, NC.
We are an all non-paid group of volunteers, dedicated to the reduction of our overpopulated cats within our community through sterilization, the improvement of our community cats’ quality of life and betterment of human – cat relations. We will also continue to educate our community about humane colony management and will provide a Trap-Neuter-Return monitor program for free roaming, homeless and feral cat colony caretakers. With the recent addition of our 501c3, we hope to continue our efforts through grants and generous donations from our local community.
We are not only educating our local community leaders and residents on implementing our established TNR program, we are going global with educating folks about Spay/Neuter and TNR. Trap-Neuter-Return is the most humane, effective, financially sustainable strategy for reducing over growing community cat population and the only proven humane, effective method to managing feral cat colonies.
At This Time Our Main Focus Is TNR, however...
Carolina Feral Cats TNR Rescue does in rare cases have cats and kittens up for adoption. Our cats and kittens have been rehabilitated from having lived homeless on the streets. Some may be very friendly while others will need very special homes, adopters will need to understand it will take some time, some "TLC" for the cat to come around. Now in some cases the cat may never come around and may not be ~ meant for a home, so that is where our BARN YARD CATS come in to play. Yes, we have a BARN YARD CAT PROGRAM for folks that may want an outdoor cat, perhaps for their farm/barn area.
Our rescue also allows for “some public domesticated in-take” of felines as an alternative to our local kill shelter. (Please see our Servies for more detailed information about this, thank you.) Yes, the Carteret Humane Society is unfortunately a kill shelter so that is why we also pull cats and kittens from there.
First thing we want to make clear - as this is very important to us and to anyone that adopts from us at any time. You need to know that Coastal Carolina Feral Cat TNR Rescue does not and will never say looking for a “FOREVER HOME” / “FUREVER HOME” for any of our adopted cats, as we completely understand changes do happen in people’s lives, where they can no longer care for their adopted cats. Be it that you can no longer care for the cat because you are moving, divorce, allergies, financial or a loved one/family member has passed or any other reason, it doesn’t matter - as long as the cat comes back to us all is great.
So, any cat that is adopted through us, MUST BE RETURNED BACK TO US -if and when, you can no longer care for the cat. (That is why all cats/kittens adopted through us, will remain micro-chipped under our rescue's name.) You will find more information on this and the legal binding(s) of our Adoption Agreement Contract in our Adoption Agreement Contract Forms and on the Adoption page of our website. (UNDER CONSTRUCTION - as we rarely have cats up of adoption, our main focus is TNR.)
We have these restrictions placed on adoption, so none of our rescued cats end up in the wrong hands and or at the shelter, were chances are they will not be adopted. Only 1 out of 10 cats get a home through kill shelters/pounds - cats and kittens no matter how cute, friendly or nice they are, nation-wide they all are killed at our local pounds, animal shelters/humane societies... unless they specifically say they are a NO-KILL facility.
Our organization has many wonderful programs to help our community cats and to help our citizens live harmoniously with our community cats – be sure to check out our programs under “Our Services”, through the “CCFC” tab in the navigation bar at the top of our website.
So, Coastal Carolina Feral Cats TNR & Rescue wants you to be educated about cats and TNR because when you are educated, you have knowledge and power to help others understand the importance of issues such as, cat over population, Spay-Neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return.
Our Coastal Carolina Feral Cat TNR Rescue organization is honored to save our community cats and educate people (hoping to inspire you to save cats with-in your own community) and we are so grateful for all the love & support our community has for our cause.
Thank you for everything,