a place where odd is normal
and cats can live out their days in peace
(a division of POPPA Inc.)
Odd Cat Out Sanctuary came into being in April 2011 and was designed to provide a permanent free-roaming sanctuary for the oddballs of the cat world, the sick, the un-pretty, the overlooked, the emotionally damaged, the left behind old kitties---souls in grave trouble with nowhere else to turn--cats other rescues and shelters consider too faulty for adoption.
OCO cats aren't perfect. They might have diseases like FIV, diabetes, hyperthyroidism or the beginnings of kidney failure. They may not like humans much--anti social or just born wild. They may have bad habits, like pee marking. And sometimes, they might be overlooked or surrendered simply because they are old. But at Odd Cat Out, they can live out their lives in peace, without any pressure to become the perfect adoptable kitty or be killed.
Odd Cat Out also ends up with highly adoptable cats, who just need somewhere to be until space opens for them to go up for adoption. As a result, Odd Cat Out has partnered with several existing adoption groups--Felines First, Second Chance Companions, and PAWS Animal Shelter, in order to pool resources.
We can't take in every cat in trouble out there. We'd be overwhelmed quickly. But, we are able to manage up to 150 cats in the sanctuary.
We need your help. First, nobody wants to see more unwanted cats born into this world, so fix your own kitty and help get unfixed cats fixed in your neighborhood, tame or wild. See the links for resources to help. Secondly, we need donations to keep OCO running and the cats happy and well fed. If you can donate money or sponsor one of our sanctuary’s lifetime resident cats with a monthly donation, that would be PURRFECT! And extremely helpful because we have to date been supported primarily by our founder and her husband. We can always use donations of cat food, cleaning supplies and litter. If you can organize a fundraiser or help with a fundraiser, we need that help too. Contact us if you would like to donate.
Our website was just created and is still evolving. Soon you will see photos of sanctuary cats and be able to sponsor a particular cat online via PayPal--asking your friends to sign up as a sponsor too would be wonderful.
Remember, we're all odd in our own way. At Odd Cat Out, we celebrate our differences! Please share our story and support Odd Cat Out cats. Thank you.