The cat that started it all!
In 2012, a neighborhood cat, known only as Mama, approached us begging for attention. She was heavily pregnant and going into labor and her owner put her out because “I don’t want her having anymore kittens in my house,” she said. We, of course, took her in, so, she could have her babies safely. After the kittens were a little older, we took her to get all of her vetting and got her spayed to ensure she wouldn’t have another litter of kittens (this had been at least her third!).
Shortly after, we trapped and helped the neighborhood tomcat (and suspected father of Mama’s babies) when he needed medical attention. Realizing that there were plenty of cats in need and many pet owners not able to get their pets spayed or neutered contributing to this problem, we took a class with Neighborhood Cats in NYC to learn about TNR. From there, we created Outlaw Kitties Trap, Neuter, Return & Rescue with the goal of helping reduce the feral cat population in our area. By supporting spay, neuter, and vet costs as well as supporting community pet owners who are low income and need assistance with their cats.
From there, we have continued to grow and have worked with other animal welfare groups to impact the overpopulation of stray and feral cats and to improved animal welfare laws in the state of Maryland. In our time working on this endeavor, we have helped hundreds of cats by supporting and providing TNR, vet care, fostering, adoptions, and rehoming. We have worked to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter and vaccinations and how to find support, which will lead to a decrease in unaltered cats and the growth of the feral cat population.
Access to low/no cost vaccination
Access to low/no cost spay/neuter services
Our community is full of helpful people willing to provide services to those who love cats. Come connect with us to find new ways.