Cincinnati Cats was formed in 2009 by a handful of independent rescuers in order to combine and collect resources not always available to individuals. In 2010 we received our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status allowing for tax exempt donations. This also permitted us to partner with retail stores to show cats for adoption, a big advantage.
It was never the intention of Cincinnati Cats to become a big rescue, or to spend a lot of time doing anything but rescue and adoption activities. This remains today. We donít spend time on big fundraising events, though we do periodically ask for donations from the public to help us keep going. Much of what we are able to accomplish is due to the generosity of the veterinarians and retail establishments we have teamed up with. This combined with the sharing of resources within the rescue community has allowed us to survive while truly remaining focused on the cats we are helping.
Our rescue focus has changed from just rescuing in our neighborhoods to also helping fill needs in the rescue community that are not being addressed. For the past two years we have been concentrating on helping the special needs and at risk cats coming into SPCA Cincinnati. In doing so we are trying to set an example and encourage other groups to do the same. Too often rescue groups pull just the healthy and easy to adopt animals leaving the ones most in need behind.