Paws and Whiskers is Toledo’s only all feline no-kill shelter. We are a not for profit Ohio Corporation chartered in October of 1996. The shelter, governed by a Board of Directors, is dedicated to providing a safe haven for our unwanted feline friends. While providing shelter, food, love, and veterinary care for the area homeless, unwanted, and orphaned felines, we work to find them safe, loving homes. We have found furever homes for over 11,000 cats and kittens.
Each feline resident receives a veterinary exam. Upon arriving at the shelter, each cat is weighed, checked for any obvious injuries, treated for intestinal parasites, checked for fleas and given a flea treatment. They are then given food, water and a safe, warm place to sleep. Adults are blood tested for Feline Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus. Kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia only. Residents have their ears, eyes, and teeth checked, and are vaccinated for calici virus, panleukopenia, chlamydia, and feline rhinotracheitis.
All cats older than four months of age are spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter. Any serious dental problems or other serious conditions are surgically corrected. The average amount spent on each resident during their stay is over $225.00.
We also offer a cat-back guarantee. A cat adopted from us need never be homeless again because we will take it back at any time, for any reason!
We receive no government funding and no United Way financial support – all our money to help the cats comes from private donations!
We are committed to rescuing kittens and cats and finding them loving forever homes. Join us in our mission to provide loving care to each cat as they find their lasting homes.