As a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization, Stray Central’s goal is to prevent hundreds of companion animals (i.e., dogs and cats) from going to over-crowded area shelters each year, shelters where most of them would certainly be euthanized. The main function of Stray Central is to spay/neuter, vaccinate, tend to the medical/emotional needs, and provide a safe haven for as many homeless, unwanted, and abused/neglected companion animals as possible until they can be adopted into loving, forever homes. Our second purpose is to be a devoted refuge where cats with severe medical, emotional, and/or behavioral problems can spend their remaining days with love, understanding, and without the threat of euthanasia. Stray Central’s third, but no less essential role is to be a source of information for pet owners and to educate the public about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
We are a cat-only rescue. By not having a shelter facility, we’re not equipped to take in other animals – but that doesn’t stop us from doing what we can to help any creature in need! While we do occasionally rescue dogs and other animals, we simply aren’t set up to care for them. In those situations, we work with other rescue groups that are better prepared to assist them.
Stray Central is not a shelter. Instead, we are network of dedicated foster homes where our rescued cats live with and become cherished members of the foster parents’ families until they find their forever homes. Because we are not a shelter, we have the advantage of being a no-kill organization where our rescues can stay as long as it takes them to become healthy, be rehabilitated, and adopted into just the right home.