Welcome to Harties Feral Cat Rescue, a non-profit, 100% volunteer run organisation dedicated to caring for the free roaming cats of the greater Hartbeespoort area. We are a registered non-profit company, awaiting our Public Benefit Organisation certification. Founded in May 2017 by Joanne Kontaxopoulos, Harties Feral Cat Rescue is devoted to stop the uncontrolled breeding of free-roaming cats in an effort to end the overpopulation of these vulnerable and unfortunate cats.
Our mission is to improve the lives of Feral Cats and eliminate the suffering of uncontrolled breeding by humanely trapping, neutering and returning (TNR) them to their outdoor homes.
Harties Feral Cats Rescue volunteers work in strict accordance with the globally accepted Trap Neuter Release (TNR) programme. As new colonies are identified, feeding stations are set up, cats are conditioned to expect regular food, sick animals are identified and treated and once the colony is healthy they are spayed or neutered. Adoptable cats and kittens are moved to foster homes where they are loved and cared for until permanent homes can be found for them.
Our vision is to live in a community where no kittens are born on the street and where no free-roaming cat go wanting food, water and shelter.
To date Harties Feral Cat Rescue is guardian to almost 700 cats dotted across the greater Hartbeespoort area of which 649 have been neutered/spayed. We continue to care for these cats through feeding and rendering medical assistance when needed.
Our organisation is funded solely through the generosity of the public and countless hours put in by our volunteers.