FAQ
  1. Where do the residents at Tabby's Place come from?
  2. Which shelters does Tabby's Place work with?
  3. Will Tabby's Place accept my cats if I die or become incapacitated?
  4. Does Tabby's Place accept cats from members of the public who are trying to help strays?
  5. Does Tabby's Place accept feral cats?
  6. Does Tabby's Place accept FIV+ cats?
  7. Does Tabby's Place Accept FeLV+ Cats?
  8. Are there really no cages at Tabby's Place?
  9. Can I bring my cat to Tabby's Place for veterinary treatment?
  10. Does Tabby's Place provide boarding services to the public?

1. Where do the residents at Tabby's Place come from?

Since the mission of Tabby's Place is to serve as a refuge of last resort for cats, we only accept cats that are in hopeless situations. A cat scheduled to be euthanized at a shelter is in an inarguably hopeless situation. For this reason, the majority of cats at Tabby's Place come from other shelters which, of necessity, must euthanize some cats.

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2. Which shelters does Tabby's Place work with?

Tabby's Place will work with any shelter seeking an alternative to euthanizing cats. We have accepted cats from shelters as far away as Tennessee and Arizona. If you are a shelter and wish to place cats on our waiting list, please email us at info@tabbysplace.org.

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3. Will Tabby's Place accept my cats if I die or become incapacitated?

The Tabby's Place Guardian Angel Program offers cat owners a way to ensure the well-being of their cats in the event that they can no longer care for them.

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4. Does Tabby's Place accept cats from members of the public who are trying to help strays?

Since there is never a shortage of cats awaiting euthanasia at public shelters, Tabby's Place prioritizes saving these animals. At this time, Tabby's Place does not accept cats from members of the public (except those cats whose owners are members of the Guardian Angel Program).

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5. Does Tabby's Place accept feral cats?

No. Tabby's Place is an indoor facility and is not equipped to handle feral cats.

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6. Does Tabby's Place accept FIV+ cats?

Since FIV+ cats are adopted out far less frequently than FIV- cats, the slots in our FIV+ Suite open up rarely. The current wait for an FIV+ cat to be admitted to the sanctuary is approximately two years. If you would like an FIV+ cat to be considered for our waiting list, please email us.

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7. Does Tabby's Place Accept FeLV+ Cats?

Unfortunately, we are not equipped to accept FeLV+ cats in this building. We intend to house FeLV+ cats when we expand in the future.

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8. Are there really no cages at Tabby's Place?

Tabby's Place residents live in large, open suites without cages. However, there are some cages at the Sanctuary. No cat spends a prolonged period of time in a cage, but there are times when caging a cat is necessary:

  • Upon admittance, cats undergo a quarantine period so that we can be sure they are healthy enough to be added to the general population.
  • If a cat has an infectious illness, he or she will be isolated until no longer contagious.
  • If a cat is recovering from surgery, it is caged to protect it from inquisitive cats.

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9. Can I bring my cat to Tabby's Place for veterinary treatment?

The veterinary facility at Tabby's Place is solely for the care of our resident cats.

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10. Does Tabby's Place provide boarding services to the public?

Tabby's Place is not a boarding facility. You can find boarding facilities in your area by asking your veterinarian or looking in the Yellow Pages.

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