After the last Rescue Round-up I received a note from Angela Townsend, the Development Director at Tabby’s Place, a cat sanctuary in Ringoes, New Jersey. The first thing I noticed was the clean contemporary design of the facility, and after further investigation on the Tabby’s Place website, I am so impressed by this organization I had to share it with you. Here are a few words from Angela:
Tabby’s Place rescues cats from the most desperate circumstances, and 99% of our residents come from shelters where they were on the list to be euthanized. Our 100 residents range from 7 days to 20+ years of age, and we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t restrict cats based on age, medical condition or personality (which means we always have a significant and very cherished contingent of Special Needs kitties). Given our varied population of felines, we serve as an adoption center, finding loving homes for kitties; a hospital, providing first-rate medical care for cats with chronic conditions; and a hospice, giving loving care and respect to terminally ill kitties.
The facility appears to be impeccable and the staff look like some of the most wonderful people any shelter could ask for. Tabby’s Place has one of the best websites I have ever seen for an animal rescue organization. One very useful resource is their online process that guides you through information for finding a home for a cat. You can even take a virtual tour of the facility, including links to videos of each area of the sanctuary. Here is the video introduction to the lobby:
There are five main cat suites, each designed with the cats in mind. Custom-made cubbies and climbing structures give the kitties lots of room to play in this incredible cage-free environment.
Four of the five cat suites have special ceiling-height clear tubes leading to separate solaria where the kitties can enjoy some fresh air in a protected outdoor space. The two handsome tuxedos demonstrating the tunnel in the photo below are Cory & Spike.
To see the outstanding care that all the cats get at Tabby’s Place is truly heartwarming, especially the special needs kitties like Tashi, a 1-year-old tabby who is paraplegic, incontinent, and asthmatic, but that doesn’t stop him from being spunky and adorable. Check out this video of Tashi living the good life at Tabby’s Place:
Photos by Laura Klobusicky and Angela Townsend.