Financial assistance for cat caretakers
Care Credit: This company offers assistance with veterinary care costs at participating clinics, at very low interest rates. Care Credit is available for pet caretakers in the United States and Canada.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter: The ASPCA and neuterspay.org provide searchable databases of organizations that provide low-cost spay/neuter services. These directories may not show EVERY option in your area, though — our search for resources in Maine didn’t list everything we know to exist — so we suggest you contact your local animal shelter or humane society to see if they have current information.
Diabetic Cat In Need: This nonprofit organization’s mission is to help keep diabetic cats in their homes. To that end, they provide financial assistance for people with diabetic cats who meet certain financial guidelines. They also provide education and advice on caring for diabetic cats and can arrange for transportation of diabetic cats to new adoptive or foster homes.
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: This organization offers assistance to elderly, disabled and other low-income cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services for their companions in the event of life-threatening injury or illness.
Financial Assistance for Pet Owners: This page has a list of links to organizations that provide financial assistance for pet owners who need expensive care for their animal companions.
The Yellow Dog Blog List of Financial Assistance Resources: This is another page of links for pet caretakers who need help paying vet bills.
Stray/feral cat assistance and advocacy
Alley Cat Allies: This organization advocates for trap-neuter-return programs for feral cats. It has lots of information on how you can care for feral cats, start a feral cat program in your state, and a directory of organizations across the US and in several other countries.
Havahart: The Havahart trap is the gold standard for humane traps. Many organizations that participate in trap/neuter/return (TNR) operations use Havahart traps. If you’ve got feral cats or you’ve found a skittish cat on your property, you may be able to rent a Havahart trap from a local hardware store or TNR group. Havahart also offers animal repellents, including sonic repellents to keep feral and stray cats away from your home and lower your indoor cats’ stress level.
Other cat care resources
Animal Wellness Magazine: Provides useful information on holistic health care for all animals. Animal Wellness also deals with spiritual and emotional issues of animals and people, and its Animal Passages column often contains heartwarming stories about the lessons humans have learned from their animal friends.
Cats & Kittens at CatChannel.com. Get the latest cat news, kitten raising tips, and articles from the editors of CAT FANCY magazine. See cat breed profiles, the cat photo gallery and get cat adoption information. Take cat polls & quizzes, send cat e-cards and make your cat’s own Webpage.
CatDirectory.org: A comprehensive directory of cat-related sites, from health and behavior to breeding questions to gifts and goodies.
Catfabrics.com: This website has cat fabrics of every possible type and description. A great resource for crazy cat crafters.
Catster: The feline version of Friendster, a site for cats to find other cat friends, new homes (if they need adoption), and so on. We’re on Catster, and we belong to several groups there. There’s also a Dogster for our canine friends.
Cat Supplies: Terrificpets.com
PURRaffection – For the Love of Cats! Our site is dedicated to help provide information and resources for all cat fanciers.
What About Cats: Another resource for all sorts of cat-related stuff from glitter graphics to estate planning information and coping with loss.