Sheltering Hands, Inc

Welcome to Sheltering Hands!

Who We Are
Sheltering Hands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization mainly comprised of volunteers with a limited level of professional staff. Founded in 2007, we primarily serve the needs of Marion and Levy Counties in the central Florida area. Led by the Board of Directors, we are a group of highly dedicated volunteers.

Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives of cats through humane care, spay/neuter, adoptions, education and support services.

What We Do
As a volunteer based, limited intake, live release rescue we provide a variety of services to the local community, including:

  • Maintaining a network of foster homes and residence facilities providing safe, loving and enriching environments for cats until they are placed in their forever homes.
  • Providing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) Services for feral/community cats including providing traps, low cost spay/neuter and vaccination services.
  • Offering Low Cost Spay/Neuter for individuals who have a cat, or cats, in their care that need these services.  
  • Being an active part in the local community by forging partnerships with other organizations, participating in a variety of educational and outreach programs about responsible pet care and offering assistance for spay/neuter and injured animal needs.

Click here to learn more about our dedicated Board Members.

We believe that all cats in our care
must enjoy the Five Freedoms