Helping Hawaii's homeless and abandoned felines
AdvoCATS, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of Hawaii Islands's homeless cat population. We support the Trap-Neuter-Return "TNR" program as the humane way to reduce the number of unwanted cats and prevent the spread of feline diseases. Read more about TNR
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advoCATS has been around since March 17, 1999 and as of February 2014, we have spayed and neutered 14,548 cats!!
advoCATS identifies feral cat colonies with the help and information provided by members and other concerned individuals. Volunteers feed and care for these colonies on a daily basis.
advoCATS believes in a Trap-Neuter-Return Program to control over-population as well as to maintain good health among the colonies. Once trapped, the cat is transported to a local veterinary hospital or a spay/neuter clinic event. He/she is neutered, ear tipped (R-female/L-male), vaccinated against FVRCP, and treated with Revolution. After recuperation from surgery, the cats are returned to their colonies where the advoCATS volunteer monitors their recovery.
advoCATS will work very hard to find loving homes for abandoned feral kittens when the need arises and encourage other caring and compassionate people to come forward and become involved in the care of feral feline colonies.
Donations of time, money and cat food and equipment are an integral part to the success of advoCATS and its mission.
Each day hundreds of feral kittens are born on the Hawaiian Islands. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all these animals.
Feral kittens are born into a harsh environment. The Kona side of the island has no source of fresh water, no rivers, no streams. Many do not survive.
Innocent, healthy kittens do not deserve to suffer and die needlessly. They should never have been born, though it is no fault of their own. Trap-Neuter-Return is the only answer to the endless tragedy of feline overpopulation and disease.