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Cat Welfare Assn Inc The

741 Wetmore Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Regular Hours

11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Tue - Wed

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thu - Sun

11:00 am - 3:30 pm

General Info

The Cat Welfare Association was founded in 1945 by a small group of people who saw the need for an organization designed specifically to help the many stray and abused cats in the Columbus area. We are a non-profit organization that's objective has always been to promote better care and understanding of cats while providing for the physical welfare of homeless cats and kittens. The cats taken into our care are strays and frequently have been abused or injured. We give them plenty of tender loving care along with any necessary medical treatment they might need. Our shelter provides a home for these cats and kittens until they are adopted-- whether it be for a short time or if they live out the rest of their lives in our shelter.


    by  on 03/11/2013

    This is a great place to adopt! They seem to care very much about their animals and the staff is extremely friendly! I adopted a kitten there and even convinced my mom to adopt from there as well!

    by  on 03/11/2013

  • Cat Welfare is truly a NO-Kill Shelter
    by  on 02/21/2012

    We have visited the Cat Welfare Saturday garage sale a funding for many years, and visited the shelter to just ""pet"" the kitties, sharing the love of ""homeless "" cats. \r Cat Welfare is a very well-run organization.... filled with loving folks who truly care for all cats in their care. \r We adopted Sasha Fierce who had been hit by a car as a kitten, and had received over $1000 worth of care by a compassionate vet. She had been tested, all shots, spayed, and micro-chipped....all for $80. An additional trip to the vet for a common kennel illness was covered by Cat Welfare.\r Cat Welfare will ""TAKE BACK"" cats that do not fit into their adoptive homes. Many special funds for alteration surgeries, foster care, ""unsociables"", special needs,etc. are created and maintained for wonderful loving care of Columbus Kitties. I felt that an older unfavorable posted comment was unfair to this dedicated group of people.\r Our kitten had been lovingly fostered throughout her femer pinning, and is now a delightful family member.

  • Please support Cat Welfare
    by  on 07/25/2010

    The staff at Cat Welfare are the best! They truly care about the welfare of the cats. The volunteers are very devoted and reliable. It is a shame that there is such an overpopulation of cats today. However, Cat Welfare is the best resource we have in Columbus to help. They are always in need of assistance (cat food, litter, monetary donations etc). I will continue to do my part to help this wonderful organization. I just wish I could do more!

  • They are NOT a no-kill shelter
    by  on 11/01/2009

    Hate to break it to you everyone... Unfortunetly they are not a "no-kill" shelter. I came to a volunteer meeting in hopes to become part of the team and donate my time. One of the first things the lady said was that the term "no-kill" is no longer "PC" so they do not use it. Meaning... the shelter does what it has to do. As far as the people who work there... they have been friendly most of the time I have visited. There have been a few occasions where I felt some of the staff were unpleasent. Im going to give them the benefit of the doubt and shrug it off like maybe they were just having an off day. These people are dontating their time and Im sure they deal with ALOT of stress we as outsiders don't realize how difficult some days must be. Our family has adopted over 5 cats from then ever since the mid 80's. They do treat their animales very well and provide them with baskets and blankets to sleep in and plenty of toys to play with. I think it is an excellent place to find your forever friend.

  • Do Not Get Your Cat From This Shelter
    by  on 04/18/2009

    I love cats and currently own one cat and foster regularly. However, I do not recommend getting your cat from this shelter. Try CHA or Pets Without Parents instead (the one other shelter to adopt a cat in Columbus is the Humane Society and I don't recommend them just because they are crowded, unfriendly, and it is difficult to see all the cats and play with them to decide which you want to adopt).\r \r This shelter goes against what every other shelter holds as the golden rule. You can't let someone take a cat home if it can still make babies! That is the point. We wouln't need shelters if stray cats (born stray or left to roam outdoors by owners) weren't out there proliferating.\r \r This shelter gets away with the shody practice by saying they don't spay/neuter until 6 months, and they will send you a reminder in the mail. Of course they never sent me a reminder! Why would they? They can pocket the extra money from the adoption fee and never pay a vet to spay/neuter.\r \r I am ashamed that I adopted from here when they are contributing to the problem of feral cats

  • Wonderful cats, caring staff and volunteers, excellent community service
    by  on 05/22/2007

    Cat Welfare has been around for years and years and after visiting to check out the facility and their adoption criteria, we decided to adopt an adult cat that had been injured by a car and had lost all his teeth. We took to him immediately and he turned out to be the sweetest pet ever. Cat Welfare had received the cat from someone who brought him in after the accident. They had a vet see to his injuries and they tenderly took care of him, bringing him back to health and even neutered him. He had all his tests and shots and was clean. He was in a very clean cage with his own litterbox and food and water. He even had a handmade crochet blanket that they said volunteers made and donated to the shelter. Cat Welfare also had dozens and dozens of cats living outside of cages and wandering around, playing, or sleeping throughout the shelter. Their policy is that if a cat is not adopted or is found to be unadoptable, the cat will spend the remainder of it's life at their shelter with continued vet and loving care. How awesome is that?! We now have a family membership with Cat Welfare and will forevermore go to them for our furry little angels and recommend them to anyone looking for a cat...either adult or kitten. They are truly worth their weight in gold.


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