The History and Mission of Feline Outreach
Feline Outreach is a charitable organization formed to promote the routine and medical care of cats.
Feline Outreach is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the
extent allowed by law.
Feline Outreach was founded by three cat lovers, who met through an online support group for caregivers
of diabetic cats.
The founders wanted to form an organization dedicated to providing caregivers the educational and
financial assistance necessary to care for their cats.
In 2006, Feline Outreach was formed and registered.
Our goal is to keep cats in homes.
Often caregivers find themselves faced with a seemingly overwhelming situation, but a helping
hand can enable them to keep and care for their valued feline family member. Sometimes, all
the caregiver needs is education on how to care for their cat. Other times, some financial
assistance may be needed for a large veterinary bill.
Feline Outreach promotes routine and medical care of cats. Specifically, the organization may:
Educate and support the public in the proper care of their cats
Support research and study into nutrition, medical treatment, and other subjects pertaining to cats
Enable shelters and the public to adopt, keep, and/or care for cats, particularly those with special
needs - this support may be financial, educational, or in other forms.
Provide sanctuary, foster care, or transportation for cats with special medical needs or for whom
adoption seems unlikely.
Since its inception, Feline Outreach has assisted several families with veterinary bills for
emergency visits, surgeries, and other treatments. Often these individuals are on worker’s compensation,
disability, or unemployment and don’t know where to turn for help with a large bill. Sometimes,
education can help them eliminate unnecessary bills or find less costly options.
We’ve also been pleased to present our “Paws for Education” awards to individuals or organizations
we feel do an outstanding job at educating the public on caring for cats.
Our ability to help others depends on the amount of contributions we receive. While we’ve been
amazed at the number of individuals we help that want to eventually donate back the amount of
assistance they receive, we deeply regret denying anyone assistance simply because we haven’t
any funds on hand.
After much consideration, the board of Feline Outreach
decided to dissolve the nonprofit effective June 30, 2011.
Read more about our board members:
Trina, Heather, and Jennifer.