PAD PAWS RESCUE INC
Location344 Grove Street #194JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302 United States
Our mission is simple: saving lives of feral and abandoned cats primarily in the Powerhouse Arts District (The PAD in PAD Paws) of Jersey City, NJ, and matching them to humans who want to open their homes and hearts to feline companionship. We are also dedicated to educating the community about the importance of spay/neuter, and helping to spread the word to reunite lost pets with their owners. Our founding five members believe strongly that all cats, regardless of their circumstances and challenges, will flourish when given proper care and a safe, loving foster or full time home. We value the lives of all sentient beings, our community, and the possibilities that exist when humans work together to resolve the injustices that befall abandoned and at-risk animals. Our focus is on cats though we fully support in our hearts and our deeds the missions of all types of rescue organizations.
Collectively, we began saving street cats in 2009, and founded our non-profit not long after (some of us have been in rescue for 20+ years). This team is small and mighty, undertaking zero-dark-thirty rescue missions under the cover of the night sky, while simultaneously establishing a strong network of foster families and promoting each rescue for adoption once they are ready. The best part about this work is to watch a transformation unfold, where a cat goes from living in perilous circumstances on the street to living a happy, healthy life with bunches of love.
Our goals are to continue on the journey of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming cats in our local area, to be a part of the solution to a never-ending cycle of misfortune that befall domestic animals, to educate the community and those who want to become responsible foster or adoptive families, and to be a voice within the national network so that together, we make a difference.
We are a foster-based organization, with an average of 10 rescue cats in our care under normal circumstances . Our primary work centers on finding forever homes for each. We can only continue to rescue when we have a landing spot for the cat. Our most important ongoing need is to promote cats for adoption, and to find suitable foster homes so we can continue our mission.