Learn About More Ways to Help Cats. Scroll down for helpful resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of resources to provide more information about feral cats, as well as cats and vulnerable shelter populations, in general.

I found a kitten, now what?

“The Kitten Lady” is amazing. She has the answers.

How do I bottle feed a kitten?

My cats don’t get along. What should I do?

Check out youtube for The Kitten Land and the cat daddy, Jackson Galaxy for a wealth of information and curiosities!

My cat has litterbox issues, what do I do?

The ASPCA has a very helpful article about what to do if you’re dealing with litter box problems. 

Why is declawing a cat so bad?

The Humane Society explains why you should not declaw your cat, with facts about declawing and better solutions for scratching

Why should I fix my cat?

The Humane Society provides information on how you can safeguard your pet’s health, possibly improve certain behaviors and save money — all by spaying or neutering your pet.

Do you live in Carteret County, NC and need SPAY/NEUTER help?

Send us a message from our contact page.

You can also obtain vouchers from:

Do you live outside Carteret County, NC and need SPAY/NEUTER help?

Contact these resources:


Carteret County Humane Society

Carteret County Humane Society’s Mission is to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership, and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.

Swansboro Animal Hospital Emergency and Trauma Center

Swansboro Animal Hospital Emergecy and Trauma Center (SAHETC) has a large amount of veterinary services available for their patients. They are proud to be able to serve Swansboro, NC and its surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve.





Best Friends: Community Cats

Community cats are important members of our communities. They help control rodent populations and provide companionship to people. This site contains a comprehensive guide on managing stray and feral cats. They highlight the importance of community cat programs and the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method for managing community cat populations.

Alley Cat Allies

This website offers a variety of resources for cat care and advocacy. They also have a specific system for tracking community cat colonies.

This website provides all kinds of information and articles all about cats.

Other Pet Resources

Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County (PHPCC)

Spay Neuter Assistance Program of NC

Operation Top Cat (Topsail Island)

Our sincere thanks to the Brandt Animal Foundation and the Farrington Foundation, without whom we would not be able to help as many cats as we do.

Thank you to Volunteers who donate their time or monies to ICA to care for and help the cats.

Thank you to the wonderful local veterinarians, specifically:

Beaufort Veterinary Hospital and Austin Veterinary Hospital

THANK YOU to the low-cost spay/neuter clinics!

Fix-A-Friend Spay/Neuter Clinic in Winnabow, NC.

Adoption First Veterinary, Jacksonville, NC.

SpayToday, Greenville, NC.

CapeFear Spay Neuter Clinic, Castle Hayne, NC.