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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) involves trapping feral or “wild” cats in humane traps, taking them to the vet to be vaccinated and sterilized, and then returning them to the place where they were originally caught.

One female cat and one male cat and their offspring result in 420,000 kittens in seven years The Rascal Unit truck

The Rascal Unit a mobile animal clinic.

Volunteer or Donate to help feral cats We love cats

Need a Furry Friend?

We need homes for rescued cats. Share the love, adopt. Fill out an application today!

What is a Feral Cat?

According to Alley Cat Allies, the national leader in work with Trap-Neuter-Return and feral cats, a feral cat is a cat that has lived his whole life without human contact and socialization.  Feral cats can also be stray cats (formerly owned and human socialized cats) that have become lost or have been abandoned and who have lived so long without human contact that they have reverted back to a “wild” state.  Feral cats are afraid of people and will avoid contact with humans.  They cannot be touched by strangers.

Stray cats because they once knew human companionship can be re-socialized and re-homed.  Truly feral adult cats, however, usually cannot be socialized and are happiest living outside.  Feral kittens, however, are another matter.  If you can rescue feral kittens while they are still young (between the ages of 8-10 weeks is best), they can often be tamed and placed into homes.

Estimates place the number of feral and stray cats living in Central Ohio at over ONE MILLION!!!


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Welcome to Black & Orange Cat Foundation


Butler the catBlack & Orange Cat Foundation (or “B & O”) is named for two very special and very spoiled cats, Butler and Oswald.  Butler, the “B” in “B & O” is the black cat in the group, while Oswald, the “O” in “B & O” is our orange feline.  Although, we are especially fond of our black and orange cats (and, yes, we love those black and orange tortie mixes, too), we do not just help cats of those colors.  We help all cats, no matter their shading.

Both Butler and Oswald were adopted from the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, Ohio.  Butler stole our hearts, when, after being released from his cage, he ran up his new mom's arm and perched atop her shoulder.

Oswald the catOswald, on the other hand, got our attention by screaming his head off until we finally came over and opened his cage door. Whereupon, there was no putting him back inside without suffering permanent hearing loss.

While these two mongrels were adopted from our local shelter, the rest of the cats who have padded into our lives have come looking for us.  Like the hobos during the Great Depression who marked “X's” on gates to let other hobos know where a kindly person lived who would give them a meal, these cats seem to have marked our homes to lead other unfortunate felines to our doors.

Stray and abandoned, often very ill or injured, these cats led us to the idea of starting an organization to spay and neuter feral and stray cats in order to decrease the overpopulation problem and help cats who have no other angels looking out for them.


October Kitty of the Month: Jet


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Jet's mom is downgrading from a house to an apartment and can only take 3 of her 5 cats with her. This sweet older gentleman really has the deck stacked against him since he is black and 14 years old. If you can find it in your heart to give this sweet boy a second chance, please email us at If his mom cannot find a home for him, she will have to make the decision to euthanize him.

Jet 14 year old, neutered male. Up-to-date on shots, loves his basket bed and yours. Big love bug, loves his cat tree and watching the outdoors. Good with other cats or being the only cat. No small children or dogs.

If you are interested in adopting Jet, Download our application. Once you have filled it out, you can email it back to us at or fax it to 614-873-0972.

We will then put you in contact with Caren.

View previous Kitties of the Month in our photo gallery.


Res Q Threads

Support the Black and Orange Cat Foundation with every purchase from Res Q Threads. Check out the rescue apparel and accessories for you and your pet!


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Kuranda Dog Beds - Rethinking dog beds
Kuranda Cat and Dog Beds

Our cats love to sleep on Kuranda Cat beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another cat to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda cat bed.


Collars by Katie

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Everyone please check out the wonderful "Collars by Katie." Katie is currently an employee at East Hilliard Vet Services and a vet student at Ohio State. Katie is offering to donate $2 per item sold (cat collars, dog collars, leashes, harnesses) to B&O through January and $1 per item thereafter.

There is a spot on her ordering window online that asks "who referred you" so she'll know where the credit is due! So if you do order something, write in that you found out about Katie's wonderful items from B and O! And please support Katie!

Collars by Katie


Stretch & Scratch - Scratch Pads for Caged Cats

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Every caged cat deserves a scratcher! Relieves stress and keeps cats exercised and entertained.

You can order 6, 12, 25 or 50 scratchers per box and donate them to the Black & Orange Cat Foundation!

Order from

Only $4.95 shipping for any size box!


Best Writing Winner in the BlogPaws Awards

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The Black and Orange Cat Foundation blog won the Best Writing Category in the BlogPaws awards? Halo, Purely for Pets and donated 5,000 meals of Halo's Spot's Stew to our kitties for winning!

Read about all of the winners.

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Black and Orange Logo Merchandise

Buy Black and Orange Logo merchandise, as well as stamps featuring rescued kitties on our online store at Zazzle.


We at are pleased to present the Black and Orange Cat Foundation with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who need a warm home and some love.

Simply Cat Breeds takes pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award, recognizing them for their outstanding work – the Black and Orange Cat Foundation is absolutely an organization we place among those that need recognition.

Thank you for all the work you and your organization provide for cats in need. We know exactly how difficult and thankless a task it can be.


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Black and Orange Cat Foundation T-Shirts


Black and Orange Cat Foundation T Shirts


We have discovered the perfect attire to wear with anything, even a kilt----your very own Black and Orange Cat Foundation t-shirt. You can buy one for $15 or two for $25 and if you send us a picture of yourself wearing the shirt, in combination with any ensemble, we promise to post the photo on our web site. Thanks to Brian for supporting us!!


Kroger Community Rewards

B & O Cats is enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards Program. Kroger will distribute up to $1.25 million dollars per quarter to the organizations enrolled in the program. The amount earned will be based on the percentage of spending credited to each organization.

You can help by registering for the program on the Kroger website. You will need your Kroger Plus Card number or phone number to register and must use the card/phone number when making purchases.

The number you will need to use in order to designate your purchases toward The Black and Orange Cat Foundation is 84918

Sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program now!

Detailed signup instructions here.


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Shelter Stories - Mutts Comics


Shelter Stories by Mutts Comics


To read about Fannie's continued story, search for the cartoons dated April 28 to May 2, 2009 on the Mutts Comics website.


Click comic below to enlarge

Mutt's Comics Karma Shelter Stories