About Us

The Forgotten Ferals (and other friendly felines)  founded by Donna Cowie-Ducharme.

Donna had originally started rescuing when she noticed that there were a lot of stray cats and kittens near her workplace. She took it upon herself to start trapping those she could, even paying for the spay/ neuter herself. She tried finding homes for the friendlier kittens, keeping a couple of the semi-feral ones herself. Eventually she found a rescue in Kingston that kindly offered to help her financially stabilize her colony, as well as a couple of others, while they had the funds to do so, taking the kittens from her colony into their adoption program. 

TFF's primary focus is to help reduce the cat overpopulation by providing TNVR assistance to feral cat colonies outside the City of Kingston limits, and taking those that can be socialized into the adoption program, along with other friendly felines, where they will be spayed/ neutered. It has also become apparent that trapping services within the City of Kingston are also desperately needed as we consistently receive requests for assistance.   TFF tries to their best to assist when they can, but it is not always possible to help everyone that requests assistance, this all depends on available fosters, funds, and time.  

The Forgotten Ferals is growing. With the help of some very dedicated volunteers, and working co-operatively with local rescues, we have been able to do much more then we initially planned, but continue to still see so much more that needs to be done. In addition to TNVR and trapping, we also have an adoption and foster program and continue to grow in other areas. The Forgotten Ferals receives no government funding and relies solely on donations and fundraising. Contact us to find out how you can help. Working together, saving one cat at a time, we can reach our goals.

Services

TNVR

We provide a Trap, Neuter (spay), Vaccinate & Return service for feral cats, to approved colonies that have caretakers, outside of the City of Kingston limits, as available funds and time permit.

Trapping

We provide a Trapping Service for other organizations & individuals that need assistance in trapping feral, semi-feral, stray cats and kittens that will not be sponsored by The Forgotten Ferals.

Foster Program

We are a foster-based rescue.  The majority of our foster cats and kittens come primarily from Feral colonies, that we believe can be socialized enough to enter our adoption program.  We are always in need of good foster homes. Please apply if interested.

Adoption Program

All of our cats and kittens are raised in loving foster homes, and the adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations (including rabies), deworm, flea treatment, and most will be microchipped.

Barn Cat Program

There are times, where a feral cat cannot be returned to its previous location, or a friendly stray is not suited to life as an indoor cat. In these circumstances we would look to rehome to a barn. All cats would be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed & flea treated.

Colony Supplies Program

We collect and disburse food & shelter supplies to Colony caretakers in our program. If you would like to donate please see our Wishlist