About Us

Cat Around Town Project (CAT) is a non profit, 501c3 cat rescue organization that promotes a cooperative effort to reduce the free roaming cat population in our communcity through adoption, education and TNR. Striving to focus on the root of the problem, we believe that by spaying and neutering as many stray and colony cats as possible, we are proactively controlling overpopulation at its source. All kittens and any cats that are adoptable are removed from the colonies and adopted to suitable homes. One day, when the supply meets the demand, there will be a home waiting for every kitten in our community.


Join us and help make a difference.





Our goal is to educate the public on the benefits associated with a successful TNR program.  Many people are unaware of the benefits involved in TNR as well as spay/neuter of personal pets which results in a larger number of pets than need to be contained.  Our goal is to educate the public on the benefits of a successful TNR program and enlist help and support to ensure that reality.   


We depend on foster homes to help stray cats from the community, colonies and shelters get a second chance at finding a home – a chance they may not have received otherwise.  Many of the cats who need foster homes require extra care and attention.  When placed in a loving foster home, every cat receives the individual attention needed to help them find their furrever family.



TNR, or trap-neuter-vet-release is the humane practice of trapping community cats who cannot be domesticated and brought inside as pets, spaying or neutering them and returning them to their original colony. Volunteers are needed to trap and transport colony cats to be spayed/neutered facilities as well as monitor them after surgery and transport them back to their original colonies.



Colony Caretakers:

We manage many areas which are commonly known as community cat colonies.  We care for them by providing fresh food and water daily as well as watching for any sign of illness or injury. Any injured cat is trapped and treated, while all kittens and adoptable cats are removed and taken into foster homes for socialization and adoption.  The end goal is to remove all adoptable members and provide TNR to anyone who remains.



Adoption Events:

We plan PetSmart adoption event days every Saturday in Columbia on Ft Jackson Rd. You can help promote our available kitties.  From greeting customers to talking with prospective adopters.  We want our community to know who we are and what we strive to accomplish. This is an easy and rewarding way to get involved and help a cat find their furever home!




Invest in an organization that strives to ensure that no cat is forgotten.  We are always looking for new ways to raise awareness and are in need of support from food, litter and time to monetary donations to help cover medical cost; no amount is too small.  Interested in the future?  Interested in sponsoring a colony or foster pet? Contact us for more information.  Together we can save lives.


Social Media:

Spread the word…tell your friends, coworkers and fellow animal lovers all about us!  Invite them to like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter and visit our website.  The bigger our reach, the greater our impact!  Together we can help make Kershaw County a No Kill County!

Every life is a miracle and deserving of our humanity and kindness.