The no-kill nation needs you

Fueled by Kindness

Nearly all citizens of the no-kill cat nation are volunteers. Funding and resources for cat welfare and advocacy exist in limited supply. But volunteers, who freely give their time and resources, keep the no-kill cat nation marching on. As the movement builds strength, the number of volunteers grows, saving more and more feline lives. This no-kill nation is full of possibilities. From no-kill shelters and spay/neuter clinics to caring for feral cats, the no-kill nation needs you.   

No-Kill Shelters & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics 

Many no-kill shelters and low-cost spay/neuter clinics depend on volunteers. Whether for a few hours or a few days a month, volunteers can help with cat care, facility operations and maintenance. From cleaning and clerical work to fundraising and feline playtime, there’s plenty to do that doesn’t require veterinary or medical experience. To contact a no-kill shelter or spay/neuter clinic near you about volunteer opportunities, visit the map. For upcoming events and other ways to get involved, check the calendar.  

Trap Neuter Return & Feral Colony Caretakers 

Thanks to feral colony caretakers and Trap Neuter Return (TNR) participants, homeless cats are far less likely to leave this world by being put to death in a kill shelter. Colony caretakers provide food, water, winter shelter and general monitoring of feral cats. TNR participants–often working in tandem with colony caretakers–transport feral cats to high-quality, low-cost clinics for spaying/neutering and vaccinations. The evidence of a caretaker and TNR activity will often deter animal control from removing feral cats. The positive effects of colony caretaking and TNR can even help communities accept the presence of a feral cat colony, while increasing feline quality of life.

Read more about colony care and TNR. To join a TNR program, contact Ohio Alleycat Resource or IndyFeral.



Calling All Doctors

Join the Volunteer Veterinarian and Vet Tech Database.

The no-kill nation always needs qualified veterinarians and vet techs. Without your expertise, many feline lives would not be saved. To join the database as a volunteer or as a potential low-cost facility, simply complete the form below. 

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Happenings in the No-Kill Nation

Get-togethers, adoption fairs, fundraisers and feline shindigs: Get hip to what’s happening. 

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Spay/Neuter Myth #2

Spaying/neutering can change a feline’s personality and dampen playfulness. 

Learn the truth

The Fast and the Furriest

Over short distances, cats can run at a maximum speed of 31mph. 

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