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Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community


PO BOX 567RUTLAND, VT 05702 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless and neglected cats through spay/neuter and release or relocation (TNR), cat community care and management, fostering/socialization, and adoption. We rely entirely on donations and volunteers to accomplish these goals.


We work with homeless, neglected and abandoned cats, and cats from hoarding situations. These cats are placed in foster care while undergoing evaluation. We bring cats to whatever is optimal health for the individual, and then work to find them the perfect forever home. We balance the health of the cat and the cat community, the individual cat’s needs, and the needs and best practices for the adopters. Cats that aren’t adoptable are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their managed colony.

In 2020 The Feline Connection served more than 500 cats and kittens in Rutland County, the surrounding area, and in Washington County, NY:

  • 74 feral cats were vaccinated, spayed or neutered, given medical care, and returned to their colony unable to continue adding to the feral cat population.
  • 423 cats and kittens, many of which have never before been handled, were provided with medical care, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and placed in loving foster homes where they learned how wonderful life is as a house cat; warm beds, food they don’t have to scrounge up or fight for, gentle soothing hands and the affection of someone who cares.
  • 351 cats and kittens were adopted into loving homes where they never again have to face the struggle of living on their own.


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