About Our Rescue

Island Cat Allies, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of managing and protecting the feral and community cat population of Carteret County since 2003. Our work is fueled by compassion and a commitment to the welfare of these animals.

Our Journey

It began with 3 concerned Emerald Isle residents who noticed the growing number of feral cats. This led to the formation of Island Cat Allies and the implementation of the TNR program. Over the years, we’ve expanded our reach across Bogue Banks and into other areas of the county. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization, providing care and ensuring the humane treatment of the cats we serve.

Our Impact

Through our collective efforts, thousands of cats have been altered, improving their quality of life and easing the burden on local animal shelters. Our network of foster homes and partnerships, including the adoption center at PetSmart in Morehead City, has facilitated the adoption of numerous cats and kittens into loving homes.

Get Involved

Our progress and continued success rely on the generosity of people like you. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, foster, or adopt, your involvement is crucial to our cause. We operate entirely on donations, grants, and the kindness of our community.

Support Our Mission

Every contribution makes a difference. To support our ongoing efforts:

  • Adopt a cat and give it a forever home.
  • Become a volunteer or foster parent.
  • Donate to help us continue our work.
  • Share our story and our cats on social media to increase awareness.

Donations are tax-exempt, and we’re grateful for every form of support. To learn more about how you can contribute or to view our adoptable cats, visit our Wishlist and our Petfinder page.

Federal Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization: 01-0750164
North Carolina Solicitation License Number: SL014734
Remembering Elsie Roberts, the founder of Island Cat Allies

Elsie Roberts founded our Rescue in 2003. She passed away in October 2021.

Please Spay or Neuter your cat!