The Cattitude Trust is a Public Charitable Trust (NGO) started in 2005 to educate, sensitise and guide people on the specialised needs of cats in every situation - as companion animals, in neighbourhoods and in shelters. We have spent the last 16 years guiding people on evolved pet care and better treatment options, while also fostering a sense of responsibility in individuals towards the welfare and safety of community cats.
With well over 2500 cats (and many non-cats) rescued, fostered, cared for on the streets, treated, sterilised or sheltered under the Cattitude umbrella, and having helped set up effective adoption platforms, we continue to work for a greater love and understanding of our precious feline friends.
While we don’t have an open rescue shelter, and no longer have the resources to keep taking in cats, we manage a home for senior cats in Chennai (and support another one in Batlagundu). Here, our seniors get to live out their golden years in peace and tranquility, with the best vet care available to them, and a small but dedicated team of caretakers and volunteers making them feel loved and cherished.
Today, with dozens of amazing rescuers doing a wonderful job, and with effective adoption platforms available in the real and virtual world to give rescued animals a better chance in life, the Cattitude Trust is moving more towards creating a sustainable support system for those who help and care for cats, particularly those from lower economic backgrounds.
And no, we don’t take in ‘unwanted cats’- our mission is to completely abolish the term one day.
WE HELP YOU TO HELP THEM.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
Shifting house, cities or even countries? Worried about your cat’s health or behaviour? Looking for good vet care or tips on better feeding? Thanks to many years of experience in cat care, we can either guide you or connect you to those who can be of assistance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSOR MEDICAL AID & WELFARE OF
We raise funds to sponsor medical treatment of special rescues. Whenever possible, Cattitude offers guidance and support to those caring for abandoned new-born kittens. Our generous donors send kitten formula from overseas which we distribute (free of charge) where urgently required.
SUPPORT FEEDING OF COMMUNITY CATS
Cattitude team members feed and care for many cats and honorary cats in neighbourhoods across Chennai. We also sponsor feeding/treatment/spay-neuter of cats in the care of less privileged members of our society who bravely struggle to care for their animals.
(TRAP NEUTER RETURN)
We enable and educate people on the importance and implementation of trap, neuter and release of community cats and those in the care of underprivileged caretakers. Successful TNR projects have been conducted at Madras Club; Rems Street and Harleys Lane in Kilpauk; Boat Club; Kapleeswarar Temple, and Tryst Café - all in Chennai.
Every cattitude graduate and catizen has their own unique story and personality. We have a senior catizen, Dosa, who moved here all the way from Russia, and many others with equally interesting tales. Read some of their stories here!
ADD NINE LIVES TO YOUR OWN
All donations made to The Cattitude Trust (non-profit) go towards feeding and supporting community cats in Chennai and elsewhere, providing the best veterinary care to injured and sick cats, as also in helping to sustain our two senior cat homes. We are constantly in search of ways to enhance and enrich their lives and ensure that beyond good health and safety, they know love and contentment.
We promise to continue raising the bar, working to change attitudes towards cats and their welfare, and creating an ever-widening circle of people who love and understand our feline friends and dedicate themselves to making the world a better place for them.