Our goal: To improve the quality of life for Feral Outdoor Breeding Cats by spaying, neutering and vaccinating & providing medical care. Over 1,000 cats and kittens in Washington County have been through our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program from 2010-2018.
PurrHaven, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)3 charity run by a small team of volunteers. Our goal is to spay, neuter and vaccinate all outdoor breeding cats in South Washington County Maryland using a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage(TNRM).
We target our efforts within certain areas in South Washington County where historically high rates of outdoor and feral cats are taken by the county funded pound. For 2019, our target area for TNR is Sharpsburg Maryland (21782). We continue to work with property owners to manage colonies of cats previously TNR'd in Rohrersville, Weaverton, Gapland, Keedysville, Clear Spring, Cascade, Smithburg, Sharpsburg and Hagerstown (21740).
What sets us apart from the other Washington County cat rescues is we focus on helping one or two colonies of cats annually that if left unchecked will double within one year. These are situations that where there the breeding cat colony is very large, typically between 20 - 75 cats and the property owners are unable to get the situation under control because of a lack of financial resources, equipment or transport vehicles. We provide a the full cycle of services which includes trapping, transporting to clinic, returning sterilized and vaccinated adults back to the caregiver/property, vetting sick cats and kittens and re-homing adoptable. kittens. It can take up to one year to get the large feral colonies completely spayed and neutered.
We are a No-Kill Charity. Our services are free of charge. If you feed outdoor breeding cats/feral cats in one of our target areas and need assistance, please go to our CONTACT PAGE, complete and submit the form.
We do not receive any money from the state, county or federal government to provide our free spay neuter sponsorship services. All our funding comes from donations from the public and by applying for grants. We are thankful for the support from the following foundations and organizations: COMMUNITY CATS PODCAST, The Elizabeth Niemeyer Foundation, The Bissell Foundation and Metro Ferals.
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How we use Donations
We only use donated funds for TNR, veterinary treatments, food and medicines. Since we are an all-volunteer team no monies are used for salaries.
A Sharpsburg cat is happy to be returned to her home after being spayed.