FEBRUARY IS SPAY/NEUTER AWARENESS MONTH.
IF YOU ARE FEEDING/CARING FOR ANY UNSPAYED/NEUTERED
FERAL OR STRAY CATS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THE FEMALES SPAYED!
Many local organizations are offering specials on
female spaying during the month of February to help
prevent unwanted litters of kittens from being born this
spring and summer overwhelming shelters and
rescue groups and resulting in too many animals
being euthanized and suffering other tragedies.
Please see our SEASONAL REMINDERS page for more information.
If you are in a cold climate and have ferals or strays in your neighborhood, PLEASE ALWAYS BANG ON THE HOOD OF YOUR CAR BEFORE STARTING IT UP in the morning -- outside cats frequently climb up into car engines to keep warm on cold fall/winter nights. If you are a feral cat caretaker, please provide warmth and shelter for your ferals. Warming beds and houses are available from various sources and tips for making shelters, etc. can be found on the Alley Cat Allies website..
*DO NOT TURN IN PETS (yours or found), STRAY CATS OR KITTENS TO A COUNTY SHELTER
OR THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY (not a no-kill shelter). Please contact us or a no-kill rescue group (see Resource Page) for help. Click on SPECIAL ALERTS button for more info.
WE HAVE RESCUED ANIMALS LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES! Please visit our Animals for Adoption Page Now and help us save lives.
Kind to Nature (KTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and improving the quality of life of the birds and animals that share our urban neighborhoods, be they pets, strays, wild and/or injured birds or other wildlife, with special emphasis on increasing awareness and compassion for feral cats and reducing the pet overpopulation crisis in the Valley.
Our primary function is to assist the community with all types of pet/animal issues by providing information, instruction, consulting and referrals to people needing such assistance and specifically identify and assist with feral/street cat issues in our neighborhood. We play an active role in working with the general public and the rescue community in placing animals, facilitating lost and found efforts, saving animals from euthanasia and related matters.
KTN maintains an indoor sanctuary providing a permanent home for rescued unadoptable cats taken in on a special case basis. These cats are generally not "pet quality" or have special needs, so they stay with us their entire lives, which means we have to continue to care for them all their lives through sickeness and old age. We do not do adoptions so have limited sources of funds. PLEASE HELP US TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR MANY RESIDENTS. DONATIONS ARE MUCH NEEDED AT THIS TIME --please see our Donations page on how the products we use and how to make a donation.
We do not take in animals for adoption, although occasionally we do have to find homes for rescued animals or kittens born from rescued strays/feral cats and or by assisting others in the community in placing adoptable animals. PLEASE SEE OUR ADOPTION PAGE FOR ANIMALS needing homes.
Please refer to the Resource Page for a listing of no-kill rescue organizations for help placing an animal and the Feral Cat page for more info on what to do if you find kittens, a stray cat or know of a feral cat situation and need help with TNR! PLEASE DO NOT TURN AN ANIMAL IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OR THE COUNTY SHELTERS - at this time, less than 50% ever get out alive and most pet surrenders are euthanized immediately!!!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GINGER --
a beautiful and extraordinary cat.
see her beautiful photo on our "About KTN" page.
REMEMBERING LILY, who tragically lost her life November 2013,
an owner surrender who didn't want to be bothered with her
behavior issues over the holiday and was euthanized at 4 years old!
See her story and update on Lily's Page.