Focus on Ferals
Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
4600 N.E. Knapp St
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Kent County
About Our Rescue Group:Our mission is to improve the lives of feral cats through education and action, following the humane methods of Trap-Neuter-Return, and thus treating every feral cat with the compassion and respect they deserve.
The Humane Answer: Trap-Neuter-Return
If you've ever seen cats in an alleyway eating out of dumpsters, or blending into the wild habitat of a wooded area, and wondered about their condition and how you could help them, read on...
Some of them, having been lost or abandoned, have found their way to a colony where they can survive amongst other felines. But the majority live out their lives as feral, or "wild", cats. Being either born in the wild and never having had human contact, or reverting to a wild state after having been abandoned; the great majority of feral cats cannot be tamed. Generally, attempts at taming or adoption of ferals prove to be fruitless. Our efforts can be realized one-hundred-fold if we do the greatest good for the greatest number of ferals by stopping the cycle of reproduction.
Communities can help these forgotten cats by providing them with food, water, shelter, and spaying/neutering services through the "Trap-Neuter-Return" full management program.
Briefly, TNR consists of the humane trapping, sterilization, and return of feral cats to their familiar habitat to be cared for daily by dedicated volunteers. Kittens under eight weeks and/or tame cats are placed into adoption programs.
For more in-depth information on TNR, please visit our links page to visit the Alley Cat Allies web site or the Feral Friends web site.
Come Meet our Pets:We will be having an adoption event at Brooknelle Pet Resort, 4600 Knapp NE. Every third Saturday of the month from 10am - 2:00 pm.
For every kitten that is adopted another kitten will have a chance at a healthy happy life. Kitten season has been especially busy this year and we have been at capacity for some time now. Sadly this means people who want to help the cats and kittens in their area are being turned away because of limited resources.
Our Adoption Process:The adoption fee for cats $85.00 or two for $125.00. They come spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and FeLV, wormed, treated for fleas and is up to date on his/her vaccines.
You can either: e-mail your completed application (available for download on our home page) to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail it to our address provided. If you have questions you can call 616-826-0927.