Cat Welfare Association

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Who We Are

The Cat Welfare Association was founded in 1945 by a small group of people who saw the need for an organization designed specifically to help the many stray and abused cats in the Columbus area. We are a non-profit organization that's objective has always been to promote better care and understanding of cats while providing for the physical welfare of homeless cats and kittens. The cats taken into our care are strays and frequently have been abused or injured. We give them plenty of tender loving care along with any necessary medical treatment they might need. Our shelter provides a home for these cats and kittens until they are adopted-- whether it be for a short time or if they live out the rest of their lives in our shelter.

Adopting a friend

Cat Welfare is home to over 200 cats and kittens. Cats and kittens may be adopted for a fee of $80 This covers vaccinations, de-worming, feline leukemia testing, FIV testing (of adult cats), and spaying/neutering. All adult cats are spayed/neutered before they are adopted out, while arrangements for the future altering of kittens must be made at the time of adoption. We offer a 10 day return policy, but we will always take back our cats if for some reason the adoptive parent can no longer care for them. We are open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. We are also open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 7:00 p.m. We are closed the first Thursday of every month. We are also closed all major holidays.

Come Visit Us!

In 1999, Cat Welfare moved to a newly renovated facility. The building provides over 5,600 square feet of space. Dedicated in-take, exam, isolation, and recovery rooms and separate ventilation systems enable us to more effectively isolate and treat those animals requiring medical attention. Our new shelter also has a play room for kittens and a large adoptable cats room that is full of comfy beds, cat trees, and perches for our floor cats to enjoy. The building also houses our weekly Saturday garage sale fund raiser and has increased storage space for food, litter, & shelter supplies. For more information and directions to our shelter visit our main home page at and click on Directions.
Cat Welfare Association
741 Wetmore Rd.

Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-268-6096

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