Our History

The Genesis

In April of 1999, my wife and I learned that our beloved cat, Tabby, had untreatable cancer and only months to live. The painful realization of Tabby’s impending death gave me pause to think: What was I doing with my life? Was I really making a difference? How could I honor Tabby, who had spent 15 years with us?

I resigned from my job and committed myself to creating Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary, in memory of our boy.  Four years later, Tabby’s Place officially began its mission.

The Future

Tabby’s Place currently consists of one building, designed to accommodate 95 cats.  Our long-term vision is to accommodate 400 cats by erecting two additional buildings on our eight acres of property.

Tabby’s Place is a public charity (501c3 non-profit corporation). I donated sufficient funds to construct the first building and allow the sanctuary to get a running start on its operations.

But the long-term success of Tabby’s Place, as with any charity, is dependent on the generous donations of you, the public. If you believe what we are doing is valuable, kindly make a donation.

Please contact me if you have any suggestions or questions.

Jonathan Rosenberg
Founder & Executive Director, Tabby’s Place


Tabby succumbed to his cancer on September 15, 1999, four months after diagnosis. We miss him more than words can say.