As a pet rescue, our mission is to care for as many animals in need as possible. This includes animals that are unfit for adoption and often forgotten. Columbus Pet Rescue spays/neuters feral strays and provides food and protective shelter to prevent the spreading of disease and overpopulation. Strays are trapped and treated, then released. Many of these animals live together in large colonies where our volunteers have set up feeding stations and straw shelters that are checked on daily. Any new kittens that appear at our colonies are taken into our foster system in hopes of socializing them while young so they can be adopted.
*PLEASE NOTE: The location of these colonies is to remain private for the safety of our animals. The introduction of unfamiliar strays to a pre-existing colony can create hostility between animals. If you stumble upon a feral cat colony, please do not disturb it. Thank you for your cooperation.
Here is an example of a well-cared-for cat colony. We use dog houses and clean, dry straw to create discrete, warm shelter for strays. Columbus Pet Rescue gladly accepts the donation of these items and experiences the greatest need during the winter months.