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Friends of Felines is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats in our community by working with committed caretakers through a trap/spay neuter/vaccinate and return program.

Friends of Felines, was organized in 1996, Friends of Felines caretakers and volunteers have trapped, spayed/neutered, and released back to their colonies over 15,000 feral cats, thereby preventing the birth of tens of thousands of unwanted, homeless kittens.

Do you have any spare time?  We are asking for anyone who loves animals and has as little as 2 (two) hours a month to spare for a great cause to contact Friends of Felines about volunteer opportunities.  We need volunteers to help with writing grants, write newsletter articles, hands-on work at spay/neuter clinics, helping trap and transport for people who are disabled and other fundraisers and educational/informational events.

Please email us at friendsofelines@aol.com for more information on how to volunteer.

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Fact - The sooner you spay your female cat, the better her health will be in the future. As long as a kitten weighs more than two pounds and is two months old, he or she can be neutered or spayed. Many veterinarians are practicing perfectly safe early sterilization. The likelihood of developing mammary tumors or uterine infections increases the longer a female goes unspayed. In fact, a female spayed before sexual maturity (four to nine months of age) has one-seventh the risk of an intact female of developing mammary cancer.

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Continuing to Work Together
In our last newsletter, we published the article “Working Together”.   NH County Animal Services Unit (ASU) and FOF are working together to reduce the intake of feral cats into the shelter for euthanasia.   ASU is now offering referrals for feral cat calls to us instead of loaning traps out to have the cats brought in and killed.  They will, however, still loan traps if we cannot resolve the problem.  We started this program around March 2018.  We have the numbers in for feral euthanasia for 2019 comparted to 2018, and 2018 to compare with 2017 and we wanted to give you an update on the progress.
In 2017, 285 feral cats were euthanized by ASU, 18 were necessary due to injury or illness. This means 267 healthy feral cats were euthanized.   In 2018, we started our program with animal services to prevent feral cats from reaching the shelter and pulling from the shelter healthy feral cats.  We started the program in March.  Due to our partnership, 66 feral cats were euthanized, 13 due to injury or illness, equaling 53 healthy feral cats being euthanized.  That is a reduction of 214 healthy feral cats getting fixed and returned to their homes instead of being killed.  This process is called Return to Field (RTF).  In 2019, THREE were put to sleep due to injury or illness.  All other feral cats were RTF. In 2021 we prevented 316 cats and kittens from reaching the shelter or were pulled directly from the shelter.  We are proud to work with our local Animal Services Unit to prevent the euthanasia of feral cats.
We need your contributions to help us continue this program.   Our mission is to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats and reduce the rate of euthanasia.  This program helps us do that.
Please donate to this program.




What is a Feral?

They are the "wild" offspring of domestic cats that are primarily the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay/neuter their cats, allowing them to breed uncontrolled. Many of these kittens will never have contact with humans and will eventually become fearful of them. These feral cats band together to become colonies.


Current and Upcoming Events


Current Events
Our next Spay-a-thon will be Sunday April 24th.  We hope to fix 20 -25 cats.

Mobile Clinic

Please have your pets spayed or neutered. 
We are working with NHC Animal Services Unit (ASU), All 4 Cats, Adopt an Angel (AAA), Cat Adoption Team (CAT) and Cat-tails to get the word out to have your pets as well as the any domestic animal you feed spayed or neutered.  We are trying to reduce the Euthanisia rate at all our local Animal Services.  There are many resources here in Wilmington and the surrounding area to have animals spayed/neutered and vaccinated at reduced rates.  FOF will spay/neuter/vaccinate your feral cats from NH County, Both Pender County Humane Society and AAA have vouchers to help with friendly stray cats.  Fix a Friend Spay Neuter Clinic, The Cape Fear Spay/Neuter clinic and A Country Vet have reduced rates for spay/neuter or contact your local vet.  We need the publics support!!  There are not enough homes for the beautiful kittens that are coming into ASU each day.  Please help us reduce the needless euthanisia of loving animals.

Food Drives
Volunteers needed for Fundraising

We need volunteers who can help us raise desperately needed funds!  We are looking for energetic people who LOVE animals and care about keeping them safe. If you are interested please email us at friendsofelines@aol.com


Meetings are held monthly.  We change the location, so please email for information. friendsofelines@aol.com


Barn Buddies!
Do you have a farm with a barn that needs a few feral cats!  We always have situations where a colony of cats are being run off of the property they have called home for generations because of development.  They need a new home and we need your help.  If you have a farm and are willing to feed, water and care for them as well as have good mousers... please email us at friendsofelines@aol.com




First and foremost, NEVER adopt a pet without getting it spayed or neutered. 

Volunteer! Volunteer! We always need people to do the “grunt work”!

Offer to foster kittens or cats until they can be placed or re-homed. 

If you don't have time to spare or room for fosters, food and supplies are always welcome and much needed. 

And of course, you can donate funds. 100% of every penny, nickel, and dime collected goes to the spay/neuter programs, to buy vaccines, provide food, and shelter for colonies. We welcome every donation no matter the size and pledge to use it all to help the forgotten ones.

All donations are tax deductible. Email us at  friendsofelines@aol.com  with questions.

Help us help them!


Kittens: From Feral to Friendly  

Do you ever wonder what happens to the kittens that Friends of Felines trap? Well, if they are young enough (5-8 weeks of age) they are tamed or “rehabbed” by local rescue/adoption group volunteers and put up for adoption. We work with these groups to find them forever homes.  Although this sounds easy, it is often an ominous and sometimes expensive process. The kittens are often flea and worm ridden, underweight, and sick. So first, the kittens are bathed to rid them of the fleas and then given deworming medicine. Now they are ready for the tough part, a lot of TLC. Often these kittens have never been around people, so to say they are afraid would be an understatement.  The kittens are kept in cages where they can see the humans at all times and realize they are not to be feared.  The volunteers take every opportunity to take the kittens out of the cages and hold them, getting them used to a human touch. If the kittens are sick they must be medicated throughout the day. This task, although easily accomplished, causes the kitties great angst, thus re-enforcing their fear of humans. Usually a month after they’ve been caught, they are flea and worm free, healthy, and now ready for their final insult, being spayed or neutered! After a lot of hard work, and a large amount of money, the kittens are ready to be adopted. Friends of Felines works with Cat Tails, Adopt-an-Angel, and Cat Adoption Team, who are kind enough to take our babies and find them “furever” homes. And you thought all we did was trap, fix, and release! Now you know more of the story.

Overpopulation is a heartbreaking tragedy. Spay or neuter your pets!!!

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Year End Totals for

2021 - 1489 cats  (61 pulled directly from ASU plus 255 prevented from entering ASU)
2020 - 1251 cats
2019 - 1223 cats
2018 - 1108 cats
2017 - 1081 cats
2016 - 1003 cats
2015 - 1017 cats
2014 - 989 cats 
2013 - 1023 cats
2012 - 1002 cats
2011 - 805 cats 
2010 - 804  cats 
2009 - 691 cats
2008 - 723 cats
2007 - 657 cats 
2006 - 604 cats



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