Our team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping our animals. Think you would be a good fit? See our contact page for more information!
Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit to support our community's cats, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions.
Hands for Paws is a Georgia Department of Agriculture licensed, foster-based rescue. We do not operate a physical shelter. All cats rescued are cared for by fosters while waiting for their forever home. We are a registered nonprofit with 501(c)3 status, so donations are tax-deductible. Hands for Paws consists of a group of volunteers whose purpose is to raise money for the care of homeless cats.
Hands for Paws operates in an underserved rural area in North Georgia. We have a much higher number of homeless animals, combined with a far lower number of potential adopters. Therefore, our needs are greater than many areas. These needs also require us to get more creative about solutions to the homeless problems, and finding good homes for the cats that we save.
These are some of our ongoing expenses:
Cat food is needed to support feral cat colonies and the cats that are in foster care waiting for their forever homes.
Medications. Vet checks and medications as needed.
Testing and Vaccinations for communicable disease.
Transport Costs. Some cats are transported to rescues in northern states so that their chance for adoption is improved.
Spay/Neuter. Cats are spayed and neutered as soon as possible. Money for discount spay and neuter surgery is always needed.
Flea Preventatives and Dewormers.