Atlanta Community Cats

Welcome to 501(c)3 Paws and Whiskers
We are a volunteer rescue organization started in 2011 with the purpose of helping abandoned and feral cats and their caregivers in Metro Atlanta as well as needy dogs. If you want to understand about feral cats please browse our site and links and contact us for more information. Paws and Whiskers is a 501(c)3 IRS Designation for tax deductable donations. Please donate, foster or adopt!
ADOPTABLES/FOSTERS: HERE is our petfinders site (GA764).
Visit our vetted, fixed and well socialized adoptables online!

What is paradise to a feral cat? (We all know what paradise is to a house cat!..laps, toys, petting and ...dinner!) What happens to cats who live and breed outside and who's kittens become feral, approximately 1/2 of all American cats? Without organized caregivers this can become a tragic situation of surviving cats having many litters of kittens a year - these cats and kittens starve, can become unhealthy, are afraid of close human contact and make kind people wonder why somebody isn't doing something about it. Practicing humane TNR (trap/neuter/return) is what Paw! is about - we do it out of passion and conscience, saving tax payers many 1000's of dollars a year and have healthy (and fortunately dwindling numbers) of some very happy felines! Feral cats DO have a home – outdoors!
Some of the colonies have abandoned sweet indoor cats that wait for the caretaker of the colony to arrive everyday and are able to be petted and picked up. These cats and kittens are absolutely 100% adoptable!

On our site you'll find:

  • Why other cities practice successful TNR projects
  • Quick as well as detailed overviews of TNR
  • Rescued kittens and cats for great and grateful pets!
  • Feral Cat Sanctuaries of Rosevelt Island NY and San Francisco
  • Caretaker Blog's
  • ... and much more!

So take a running leap and dive into our info with all fours...

Latest News

Coyote threat to free roaming cats and small dogs is a grim reality in urban and suburban Atlanta.

From all corners of Atlanta people are reporting free roaming house cats disappearing along with a growing coyote population. Vinings GA has hired trappers to regain pet safe territory. Unwary ferals are also disappearing with the surviving felines staying closer to parking lots  and human activity, understanding that members of their colonies are being eaten and that coyote's are more terrified of human activity than they. Please hang close to the parking lots, cars and lights our feral friends! Under Coyote Watch are articles detailing the situation.


We are a 501(c)3 and all donations except for time is tax deductible including cat food, vet care and colony maintenance materials such as traps - save your receipts!

Photos anyone?

Care to check out this month's featured cat-ography gallery? Here are some rockers and rollers!




The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. Mohandas Gandhi 1869 – 1948