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Our Mission

Wild About Cats of Cumberland County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to humanely reducing the outside cat population in Cumberland County through Trap-Neuter-Return. Neutered feral cats are placed at feeding stations that also provide shelter. Young kittens and friendly strays are neutered and provided medical care before being placed for adoption. We also assist pet owners with getting their cats neutered and vaccinated.

Our History

In 2003, a caring woman began feeding starving cats behind a restaurant. Others joined in the effort and the group was named Wild About Cats (WAC). Feeding stations were set up in Crossville and Fairfield Glade. Cats were trapped, neutered and returned to the feeding stations (TNR). Friendly cats were fostered and adopted locally. The adoptable cats were publicized on Facebook and at volunteer expos. In 2019, WAC began posting cats for adoption on national adoption websites and cats that are adopted out-of-state are transported using a professional animal transport service. In 2021, WAC was renamed Wild About Cats of Cumberland County (WACCC) and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Also in 2021, the president of WACCC turned her garage into a rescue and rehab facility (R&R). The majority of cats are housed in the R&R while they wait to be neutered and adopted. The rest of the cats are fostered by volunteers.

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Events

Adoption Event at Tractor Supply

135 Highland Square, Crossville

Second Saturday of every month (except June & October), 10:00-2:00, weather permitting. We will have several cats for you to see plus information on all of our other cats available for adoption! We are accepting washed aluminum cans for recycling. All proceeds go to the care of the cats.

Hours to visit adoptable cats

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm

To visit at another time please contact us to schedule an appointment

Veterinary Care

All of our adoptable cats and kittens are neutered and vet checked before being placed for adoption, and all Trap-Neuter-Return feral cats are neutered and vet checked before being returned.  We could not do what we do without the services of veterinarians who provide services to us: Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, Planned Pet-Hood, Claws & Paws 4 a Cause, and Highland Veterinary Clinic.

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We will be closed:
Friday May 17, Saturday May 18, and Sunday May 19 (regular hours resume Thursday May 23)

Monday, June 3 through Saturday, June 8

(regular hours resume Sunday June 9)

Transport

Our rescue would not be able to have as many cats adopted as we do without the contributions and dedication of Rescue Riders Pet Transport. In some areas of the country spay-neuter programs have been successful enough to reduce the number of available adoptable pets.  Our friendly, adoptable cats and kittens are transported to these areas of the US where they have loving homes waiting for them.   

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Partners

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