Feline Rescue, Inc. is a Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization. Our founders established Feline Rescue in 1997 in Minneapolis, MN as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a volunteer based organization. Feline Rescue, Inc. is funded exclusively through donations and grants. We receive no municipal, state, or federal funding.
We provide rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy, and community education.
Our mission is to provide safe shelter, veterinary care, and socialization for stray, abandoned, or abused cats until good permanent homes can be found for them. Our mission does not enable us to accept owner surrendered animals.
Feline Rescue believes that all cats are entitled to a safe, caring, and happy home. We are firmly opposed to the practice of declawing, considering it cruelty to animals, and an unethical practice. We believe that all tamed cats should be kept indoors. No cat in our care will be destroyed except when suffering and beyond medical treatment, and the cost of the medical care shall not be a factor in this decision.
The bylaws presented below were approved at Feline Rescue, Inc.’s March 2013 Annual Meeting.
Our Rescue Program
Adoption and Rehabilitation Center
Up to 70 cats are housed and rehabilitated at our Adoption Center at any one time. The majority of cats housed at our facility are allowed to roam freely most of the time and are not kenneled at all. Cats may be kenneled during introductions to a new space, when receiving medical treatment, or during behavioral rehabilitation.
Network of Foster Caregivers
Our extensive network of foster homes cares for an additional 150 adoptable kittens, nursing mothers, and special needs cats.
Our Outreach Program
Our outreach program focuses on feral cat colony management, Trap Neuter Return, and subsidized low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Our Education Program
Feline Rescue volunteers work with the public to educate them about issues related to overpopulation and responsible pet ownership.
Board of Directors
Feline Rescue board members meet the third Wednesday of every month. Board meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Board meetings are held at 600 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul.
|Executive Director||Dana Andresen|
|Vice President||Charles Selcer|
|Director At Large||Joan Barrett|
|Director At Large||Julie Doherty|
|Director At Large||Elaine Grittner|
|Director At Large||Kelley Leaf|
|Human Resource Director||Elaine Grittner|
|Shelter Program Director||Claudia Brockhaus|
|Foster Program Director||Robin Holland|
|Spay-Neuter/Outreach Program Directors||Vickie Lachelt,Molly Rosenberg|
|Outreach Program Assistant Coordinator||Nancy Behrens|
|Shelter Intake Coordinator||Janet Olstad|
|Foster Intake Coordinator||Karen Dulski|
|Shelter Adoption Coordinator||Dawn Ditmarson|
|Foster Adoption Coordinator||Joan Barrett|
|Shelter Supply Managers||Mary Barber-Schmitz and Tom Schmitz|
|Foster Supply Manager||Robin Holland|
|Shelter Volunteer Coordinator||Open Position|
|Scoop Editor||Lisa Linnel|
|Newsletter Editor||Nancy Miller|
|Social Media||Karen Dulski, Alissa Heinonen, and Kris Kaiser|
|Graphic Designers||Gary and Jess Cripps, Kris Kaiser|