About Us

The Foundation for Homeless Cats Non Profit

***PLEASE NOTE: We are not a rescue or shelter. We do not have resources to pick up cats, find homes, or do adoption or foster.***

About Us

The Foundation for Homeless Cats is a nonprofit 501(c)3 advocacy organization working to end the killing of free-roaming, outdoor, and feral cats in Maricopa County Arizona.

We provide property owners with resources to implement a low cost, long term, nonlethal cat management.

We assist homeowner associations, apartment complexes, mobile home parks, businesses, government offices, and individuals with free-roaming and stray cat populations to adopt a Cat Management Plan using Trap/Neuter/Return.

We lobby for cats at the local and state levels. We work with city leaders and state legislators to implement anti-cruelty legislation for all animals.

We hold regular “how-to” presentations of topics of implementing TNR (trap/neuter/return), how cats can be good neighbors, and how to negotiate for cats.

We manage 14 sterilized colonies, providing food, water and monitoring for illness or injury.

We work to implement lifesaving programs for cats at local intake shelters, such as networking E List cats, RTF (return to field), and keeping cats out of the shelters altogether.

Our History

We concerned citizens who have joined together to help control the free roaming cat population in our communities. Our organization was started August, 2008 by Carla D Jewell. Carla has been utilizing TNR since 2001, realizing that this was the ONLY solution to address the issue of free roaming cats. She knew there were others out there doing the same thing and had a vision to bring them together in order to support one another and come together to ensure the public is educated on TNR and current laws protecting free roaming cats.

Our Mission

The goal of The Foundation for Homeless Cats is to educate community leaders and residents of Maricopa County, Arizona, on implementing an economically feasible method for  humanely reducing the population of stray and free roaming cats, thus easing neighborhood tensions, fostering compassion, and to see abuse diminished and laws enforced.

What is YOUR cat management plan? When we ask this question, the response is usually “We don’t have one.”

No matter what issues you are having with free roaming cats:

Do you agree the issue should be addressed?
Do you agree the solution should be effective?
Do you agree the solution should be long term?
Do you agree the solution should be humane and legal?
Do you agree the solution should be low cost?

TNR, (Trap Neuter Return), is the only solution. Decades of research by animal control professionals, veterinarians, and humane organizations have shown TNR as the most effective long term solution.

How We Help

We are available to coordinate with TNR organizations, who provide clinic appointments for sterilization surgery, lend humane traps and offer instruction.

We will provide nonlethal cat management training, education on responsibilities, and TNR Guides.

We will show you how to maintain feeding stations, as this is crucial and required.

We will provide ideas and solutions for raising TNR money and discuss hardship cases, as a tax-deductible donation of as little as $45 will help spay/neuter one cat.

We are available to offer solutions where the caretaker and colony is in jeopardy. We do hope to empower you to do this as the cats’ lives depend on you.

We will train you to speak at meetings, conferences, block watch assemblies, HOAs, businesses, churches, schools, and youth organizations concerning the issue of free roaming cats.

We are available to provide brochures, literature and information for education and awareness in assisting you in educating your community or raising funds.

What We Cannot Do:

We cannot relocate or remove cats. In the state of Arizona, cats are free-roaming and have the right to remain where they make their home. Removal or relocation could result in criminal or civil prosecution.

Keep the “R” in TNR


The Foundation for Homeless Cats is supported solely through donations. We do not receive any taxpayer support or other public funding. Please make a donation today and help end cat overpopulation in Maricopa County.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

— Mahatma Gandhi