Contact Us!

Phone:
410-414-2122

Email:
questions@friends-of-felines.com

Mailing Address:
Friends of Felines
P.O. Box 325
Port Republic, MD 20676

"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."
-Jules Verne

The Sanctuary

Our sanctuary is reserved for those cats rescued within Calvert county that are too feral to be placed in any other setting. It covers nearly 200 acres of woods where deer and wild turkey coexist with the cats. Volunteers are on site daily, bringing fresh food and water. Cats placed here are completely vetted and must reside in a gated enclosure for 2 weeks before being allowed to investigate their new surroundings.

We've designed raccon proof platform feeders. After discovering that raccoons cannot jump up more than 3 feet, all our feeders are set at this height, away from overhanging branches or trees. Venture scouts and other volunteers have built insulated sleeping boxes that can accomodate as many as 6 cats at a time. These snuggle boxes are arranged inside 3-sided enclosures that are roofed and tarped to keep them dry and warm.

Thanks to a Petsmart grant, our volunteers can easily travel the sanctuary on a John Deere gator as we patrol, monitor and maintain the trails and habitats. All the cares of the day melt away as we walk or ride through the woods, enjoying the natural beauty and breathing in the fresh, crisp air. Knowing that our county cares about all its animals, even the wild ones, gives a sense of peace and renewal to one's soul.

Volunteers pick a day and feed once a week. Arrangements may be possible to feed one day every other week or once a month. If you are interested, please call 410-414-2122.