Friends Of Felines Cape Hatteras Island - An Advocate of 'TNR'

A group of caring cat lovers on Hatteras Island launched Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island in 2006.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of feral, homeless, abandoned and stray felines.  This includes low-cost medical care and support for the caregivers who provide food and shelter.

Our mission is to end the overpopulation of feral cats on Hatteras Island with a trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate, micro-chip and return to safe habitat program (TNR) where caretakers will provide long-term care.

We are feral cat advocates and believe that cats as living creatures, have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection.

A Major Supporter of FOFHI


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How You Can Help

Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization.  With your support we can continue to act on behalf of the ferals cats on Hatteras Island.  Your donation will be used to protect and improve the lives of our island cats.

If you wish to make a donation to Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island, sponsor a feral friend or an entire feral colony make your check payable to Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island and mail to the address listed.

P. O. Box 310
39264 Ocean Lane,
Avon, NC  27915
phone is 252-995-4725
email is FOFHI@yahoo.com

Did You Know

Spaying and neutering are safe, simple surgeries that prevent animals from breeding.

Females are spayed, males are neutered.  One unneutered male can impregnant dozens of females.  Therefore, it is just as important to neuter males as it is to spay females and one unspayed cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.

Spaying/neutering succeeds in reducing the number of animals killed in shelters by preventing the births of unwanted litters.  Spaying/neutering also eliminates or reduces the risk of serious health and behavioral problems that are difficult and/or expensive to treat - conditions that often cause people to give up their pets to shelters.

Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of certain types of cancers.  Spaying and neutering often eliminates undesirable behaviors such as fighting, spraying and roaming.




How You Can Help

A Major Supporter of FOFHI

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
              -Albert Schweitzer


What is TNR?

TNR is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which stray and feral cats living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians. 

TNR works because it breaks the reproduction cycle and advances the goal of reducing the numbers of feral cats in the environment.  Studies have proven that TNR is the single most successful method of stablizing and maintaining healthy feral cat colonies.  It is more effective and less costly than repeated attempts at extermination. 

Friends of Felines believes that euthanizing healthy animals is not an option and, if eradication programs really worked, we would not be faced with so many free-roaming cats and their offspring at shelters.  Cats are territorial. They don't allow other cats into their territory to steal their food.  Altered cats will stand their ground and guard their food source, and will not have kittens.  Remove the cat(s) from the habitat without changing the habitat and another cat will move in, and the breeding process will start all over again creating a population surge.
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