The mission of Shadow Cat Advocates, Inc. is first and foremost to provide assistance to all the abandoned and forgotten (feral) cats throughout the greater Stafford/Fredericksburg, Virginia area.
Since feral cats are wild and generally not able to be socialized, these animals are not adoptable and will be euthanized if taken to a shelter. These cats do not have to be put to death. Stopping the cat’s breeding cycle is the humane and effective way to manage a feral population.
Studies have proven that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the single most successful method of stabilizing and maintaining healthy feral cat colonies with the least possible cost to local governments and residents, while providing the best life for the animals themselves.
During the course of this work, there are times when, despite our best efforts, new kittens arrive. These kittens are removed and taken to the vet for checkups. They are tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV and parasites. They are given medical treatment as needed, and placed in a foster home. The kittens are then socialized and taken care of. The result is a disease/parasite free kitten who is well adjusted and ready to go to a new, permanent home.
Shadow Cat Advocates is a
community resource, not a rescue. We will
not remove feral cats from your property or
take owner-surrendered cats. We will provide
you the tools and support you need, in order to
effectively, and humanely, manage feral cats.
We can assist in safely
trapping and fixing feral cats, as well as
providing for their basic medical needs
(including vaccinations), as long as you
agree to keep feeding the cats upon their
We do not have a “store front” as all fostering is done in a home environment. To schedule an appointment to visit the kittens, or if you'd like more information on volunteering, please give us a call at (571) 408-9626 or you can also E-Mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org