The Ferndale Cat Shelter is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing medical care, adoption services, foster homes, and trap-neuter-release programs for felines in the metro Detroit area. As a no-kill organization, our mission is to improve the lives of local cats and to foster a new, higher standard of cat guardianship within our community. Our licensed shelter is the Catfé Lounge, a cat café that serves as our hub for our many activities, including cat adoption services, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising events.
Our name may give the impression that we are owned or funded by the city of Ferndale; however, this is false. Our shelter is administered by a dedicated board of cat lovers and is largely operated by volunteers. We receive no federal, state, or municipal funding, and are entirely dependent upon donations (which include Catfé admission fees and adoption fees).