Events

Come see us at the Cruise-In Car Show presented by Crab Orchard Christian Church on October 8. We will be selling crafts & other items. The grounds open at 7am, food is served starting at 11am and the car show is 11am-5pm. There will be music, auction items & craft vendors. Free admission. Crab Orchard Christian Church is at 217 Wheeler Lane, Crab Orchard. Hope to see you there!

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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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: Village Vet Clinic, Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, Planned Pet-Hood, and Claws & Paws 4 a Cause.

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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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Wild About Cats of Cumberland County Urgently Needs Volunteers

Positions available include:
*R&R crew - Wednesday or Friday mornings, a few hours feeding and cleaning, and socializing cats at the rescue
*Secretary - preparing agenda to distribute before meetings, take minutes at meetings, and keep copies of minutes for easy access
*Adoption Coordinator- posting cats for adoption on rescue groups, performing background checks on potential adopters, calling references, and notifying applicants of approval or disapproval.
Call us at 931-337-0853, or email wildaboutcatscc@gmail.com
Please share with anyone you know who may be interested! Thank you!

We are currently full and not taking any cats at this time. Please contact A Time 4 Paws to surrender an owned cat, otherwise contact the animal shelter.