Southern Cats Get A Second Chance

18 March 2013
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The Georgia rescue is the only no-kill, no-cage facility in the region.

Nestled in the quiet town of Thomasville, GA, is Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary, the first and only no-kill, no-cage cat rescue in Thomas County. Founded in 2010 by Bettye and Jerry Henderson and seven others, Miss Kitty could not open its doors soon enough. Thomas County had long suffered an overpopulation of stray and feral cats, as well as the continuous contributions by intact pets.

Miss Kitty, licensed with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, quickly filled 10 cat rooms and today is home to more than 100 cats.

“We don’t want to be the dumping ground,” says director Carol Jones. “We take in cats when we have space. We really try to help hardship cases.”

Jones gave an example of a couple who were moving to Europe and would have had to pay $3,000 per cat for them to go through the quarantine process required in Britain. Unable to afford the exorbitant fee, they turned to Miss Kitty for help.


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