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.

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.