A small volunteer-run non-profit with humble beginnings but big impact!
Springfield Kitty Cat Shack Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic neighborhood of Springfield in Jacksonville, Florida.
Our focus is primarily on taming feral kittens that are too big to go to ACPS and not tame enough to go to the Humane Society.
This is no small undertaking! The need is great, and we help as many cats and kittens as we can. Sometimes this means rescuing a sick kitty, trapping feral cats and kittens, and other times it’s giving a pregnant mom a safe place to have her kittens.
In 2009 it was estimated that Duval County Florida had a feral cat population of 150,000. These numbers are just an estimate as colony numbers vary with deaths and births.
We have been involved in cat rescue for years through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) activities, fostering, and volunteering at the local shelter in Jacksonville, FL for years.
During the summer of 2018, we focused on semi-feral kittens- the sick and the hissy- first for the shelter, and then on our own. Due to our success of re-homing so many cats and kittens, we decided to make it official in December 2019 by registering as a non-profit in the state of Florida, with plans to register for federal status (probably after kitten season)