Easter Safety for Your Cat

With Easter coming up quickly, all of us at Sheltering Hands wanted to remind our pet parents to be mindful of Easter hazards for your kitties. Easter Lillies- Lillies may look beautiful, but most Lillies are highly toxic to cats. Even a small bit ingested can kill. Plastic "grass"- Those crinkly strings, if ingested, can create intestinal blockage, which could lead to surgery or death. Paper grass is a much safer alternative. Chocolate- We love it, but ingredients in chocolate are ver...
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AmazonSmile bonus days

If you shop at Amazon, please consider selecting Sheltering Hands as your AmazonSmile designated charity.  For most purchases, Amazon will donate .05% of the purchase to Sheltering Hands. It costs you nothing and is done automatically. It only takes a few quick clicks to sign up. All your addresses, lists, etc. carry over. What a simple way to help our kitties each time you shop at Amazon!  For more information on AmazonSmile, click here. From March 12th-31st, Amazon is tripling their donatio...
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Upcoming Events

  Our next General Volunteer Orientation will be held Saturday, March 17th from 12:30-1:30. We ask everyone who is interested in volunteering to attend our general orientation. At this meeting you will learn about our organization and what volunteer opportunities we have. You will also have a chance to meet with staff members who can answer specific questions and get you set up to begin volunteering. You do not need to register, just come on out. The orientation will be held at our ...
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Monroe

Will Monroe be Home for the Holidays?   Meet 4 month old Monroe. This sweet boy was rescued at 2 weeks old from a hospital parking area and raised by a foster mother cat. He loves to cuddle when he is finished with his playtime. Monroe uses his litter box & scratching posts, plays well with others and respects his elder cats. This darling boy has a loving heart to share with his future family. Could it be yours? We have many wonderful cats and kittens looking for loving homes. ...
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Gift Shop Holiday Hours

Our Gift Shop has reopened just in time for the holidays! We are now open every Saturday from 12 - 4pm! Check out all the great gifts for your special pets or the pet lovers in your life. We have a great selection of cat themed items. Also, check out our books where we have something for everyone. All proceeds benefit Sheltering Hands. Located at 10397 N. Hwy 27 , Ocala FL 34482
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Home for the Holidays and Santa too!

Our foster homes are filled with many wonderful kittens and cats hoping for a forever home for the holidays. Every Saturday from December 2nd through the 23rd, we will be hoping to make some holiday magic by helping to match families with their special feline friend. Extra adoptions counselors and extra cats will be at PetSmart on Saturdays in December through the 23rd. Come on out and visit with our special babies. Whether you are looking for a playful kitten or a purring lap cat, we ha...
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Help cats and kittens every day

Would you give 50 cents a day to help a cat? Recurring donations, of any size, allow us to help more cats and their families. What could your monthly gift do? $5 provides 1 vaccine $10 supplies flea prevention for 1 cat for 1 month $25 feeds 5 cats for 1 month $50 sponsors 1 cat spay/neuter $100 provides medical treatment to 1 injured or ill cat Please consider a monthly donation to Sheltering Hands. To get started, click on our donate button at the to...
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Volunteer Orientation- November 4th

Our next general volunteer orientation will be on Saturday, November 4th from 12:30-1:30. We ask all potential volunteers to attend our general orientation before they begin volunteering. At this orientation, you will get an overview of all our programs and then have a chance to meet the volunteer coordinators in our programs so you can ask questions and learn more about how you can help. No need to sign up, just come on out! Our surgical center is on US Highway 27, about 9 miles west of I-75. F...
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