Our Mission

Feral Paws is dedicated to management and protection of feral and free-roaming cats in the Charleston, West Virginia area. By providing outreach and resources to feral cat caregivers, facilitating veterinary care, and advocating for humane treatment, Feral paws helps manage Charleston’s cat population humanely and effectively.

Our Vision

To live in a community where no kittens are born wild, where socialized cats live in loving homes, and where all feral cats are provided food, water, shelter, and appropriate care.

What We Do

Feral Paws assists feral cat caretakers in a number of ways, including:

  • Volunteers to counsel, train, schedule surgeries, trap and transport.
  • TNR training – from trapping to colony management – to interested individuals.
  • “Recovery space” for cats after surgery.
  • Financial assistance to cover part or all of the cost of feral cat spay/neuter surgeries.
  • Help with socializing feral kittens so that they can be adopted into loving homes.

We also provide outreach and resources to neighborhoods under stress due to cat overpopulation. Feral Paws can provide tips on deterrents that keep cats out of gardens, porches, and other places where neighbors want to be cat-free.

In general, we are advocates for humane, respectful care of feral cats in the Charleston area.