Member Spotlight: A safe haven for senior & special-needs cats

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Slide, adopted from Tabby’s Place

I have been lucky enough to have the pleasure of visiting Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, NJ, in person a few times. Therefore, I can attest to the sheer beauty of it — both in aesthetics as well as its mission. Tabby’s Place opened its doors in October 2003 and is able to care for almost 100 cats.

These aren’t just any felines — they are all senior or special-needs cats. Ranging in age from 1-19 years old and having special needs from FIV to cancer, the cats get the best possible care while being housed at Tabby’s Place.

According to their Web site, they provide communal living environments for cats, with plenty of horizontal and vertical space for exercise and play as well as outdoor enclosures for cats to enjoy fresh air and sunlight.

Not only is Tabby’s Place responsible for excellent care of cats, it is also responsible for connecting Petfinder’s VP of shelter outreach, Kim Saunders, with her beloved cat Slide. Slide was 14 at the time of his adoption, taken from a home with many other cats, missing an eye and diabetic. Slide was staying in the office of Jonathan Rosenberg, the founder and executive director of Tabby’s Place. Kim was visiting the shelter for a meeting and fell quickly in love.

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