About Our Shelter...
FieldHaven Feline Rescue was established in 2003 by sisters Jann Flanagan and Joy Smith to provide a safe haven for rescued cats and kittens while awaiting adoption. FieldHaven is located on a private horse ranch in rural Lincoln. The cage-free shelter consists of a converted mobile home and an indoor/outdoor “habitat”. Most of the rescued cats and kittens are located at FieldHaven but there are a growing number of volunteers who provide foster care for kitties that need isolation, medical treatment, socialization and other care until they are ready for adoption.
Being on a ranch is one of the things that make FieldHaven unique. Cats and kittens get used to a lot of activity including dogs and kids – lot of kids. FieldHaven has a very popular youth volunteer program where parents are encouraged to volunteer with their children. They also provide education programs for schools and youth organizations.
FieldHaven volunteers work hard to ensure each cat or kitten is adopted into the most appropriate home. They take the phrase “forever home” seriously by providing counseling to the new “parents” at the time of adoption as well as being available post-adoption to answer any questions and provide advice on helping everyone, including existing 4-legged family members, make a smooth transition in the new home.
Besides the youth volunteer and education program, FieldHaven has a senior adoption program called Mature Cats for Mature People where the adoption fee is waived for seniors adopting senior cats.
In spite of being such a young organization, FieldHaven has become well-known in the Lincoln area and has been able to help residents and downtown businesses work to control a number of feral colonies by TNRing, including a large colony at the Gladding McBean clay factory. They have worked to involve the community in the solution by assisting residents with trapping and fixing stray or feral colonies.