About Us The Howard County Cat Club is dedicated to keeping cats out of shelters because we believe that no cat deserves to live in a cage, or to be put to death because it is no longer wanted or in the way. Because we want cats and their people to live in "purrfect" harmony, we provide free behavior consultations by email and telephone. We also help people place their no-longer-wanted cats in loving new homes, foster cats who have nowhere else to go, and assist feral colony caretakers with Trap/Neuter/Return. We invite you to visit our Web site to learn more about us and read our behavior solutions online.
Foster Homes Help Us Save Cats We sometimes need foster homes for adult cats who cannot stay with their families until they find new homes and would not do well in our group home. Our cats are all neutered/spayed, tested for feline leukemia/FIV and have current vaccinations. Fostering is rewarding and fun. And yes, you will be able to part with your foster when the perfect "forever family" comes along! Ask us for more information.
Adopting a friend We strive to make matches that will last a lifetime. We want our cats to live happily ever after in their forever homes, so we screen carefully; have an application, contract and adoption fee; and make preadoption home visits.
We doadopt to safe, responsible indoor/outdoor homes.
Please don't declaw our cats! Declawing can cause many more problems than it solves.
Indoor/Outdoor Cats Many of our cats are in search of indoor/outdoor homes. That means they live indoors but enjoy some outdoor time in the fresh air and sunshine. Most indoor/outdoor cats are content to hang out in their own backyards chasing bugs, climbing trees and lounging on their patios and decks. They do not roam the neighborhood, stay away for days at a time or annoy the neighbors. We believe strongly that all cats benefit from some outdoor time. Ask us how to leash train a cat, build an outdoor enclosure or put a containment system on top of your fence.
Give-Up Policies Leaving familiar surroundings is very traumatic for cats because they prize their territory above all else. So we urge you to try to resolve any differences you and your cat have so you can stay together. We do free behavior consultations by email and are always happy to help.
You can help us help cats. Just click on the "PayPal Donate" button here or mail to our post office box below. Your donations are tax deductible. Our cats thank you!