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About Sonya's Hope for Felines

From Alone to a Home

Here at Sonya's Hope for Felines, we see the value in every life we save. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings, we’ve been driven by the same ideas from when we initially founded our cat rescue Organization.   

Sonya's Hope  For Felines is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We are a foster-based, meaning the majority of our cats reside in a foster home until they are adopted. 

Sonya's Hope for Felines provides medical care to cats to ensure they are healthy enough for adoption. We focus on finding the best fit for the cat and the family. This ensures that the adopter knows what to expect when they take the cat home and it decreases the chance the adopter will return the cat. We welcome questions about our cats before, during, and after the adoption process.

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Sonya's Hope for Felines emerged out of a pursuit to save the lost souls, the forgotten ones, and help the community understand that our feline friends were born for a reason, that every life has value, and that every life is worth saving whether it be feline, canine, humane, or any other life that has been brought upon this earth for a we may not know of now but one day, it will become clear.

Solving a Problem...One cat at a Time

We find that there are pockets of over-population of felines...due to no fault of their own as they have no control over the life they were brought into.  Many community members allow their owned cats to roam the streets unsterilized.  We do our best to provide guidance regarding the importance of sterilization so that their cats are not contributing to the ongoing problem.  We also provide TNR (trap neuter release) services to community/feral cats.  This program is a proven and effective way to curb the over-population of cats in our communities.  Of course, if there are friendly cats that we find abandoned and neglected, we bring them in and make sure they never have to worry about being alone again.


There are times when we reach our maximum capacity and are unable to take in anymore.  Please be patient.  We also focus our efforts on those kitties who are truly homeless, without a caretaker, are at risk of starvation, in dangerous areas, are sick and/or injured.  We refrain from taking in kitties who already have a home and need to be rehomed for any reason.  If you fall into that category, please contact the local humane society or complete a surrender form with Animal Friends. 

"Click here" for the Animal Friends surrender information. 

The following is our current position with intakes.  If space is not available, you can contact us, and we will place you on our wait list (please refer to the contact page).  If you would like to become a foster, please contact us to complete a foster application.

Sonya's Foster Program

Current Availability for Intake:  0

Current Fosters kitties:  13

Current Wait List: 1

If you have a stray and/or feral cat coming around your home and would like to get the cat fixed, please contact a spay/neuter clinic.  The Washington County Humane Society and Sonya's Hope has traps available that you can borrow.  We can also provide trapping assistance and/or guidance at no cost to you for our labor (please refer to community services on our web page).  Feel free to send an email to so that we can further assist you.  Please note that Sonya's Hope will not relocate feral or stray cats as it is illegal to release them onto any private or public property.  Relocation should be considered as a very last resort and appropriate permissions and an acclimation process should be strictly followed.  The best possible outcome for a feral cat is to keep them in the area they are accustomed to, make sure the cat is sterilized and given vaccinations, and continue to provide care for them through food, water, and a winter shelter box. If the cat is a friendly stray, you should first take the cat to a veterinarian's office who will scan the cat for a microchip (free of charge) to determine if the cat has an owner.  You should then follow proper protocols "click here" to locate an owner whether or not the cat has a microchip.  If no one comes forward to claim the cat as their own, sterilization and surrendering them to a no-kill shelter will give them the best opportunity for a safe and appropriate environment.  You can also decide to keep the cat as your own companion animal!

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