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A lifelong home
We provide a loving, lifelong home to a wide assortment of cats that were in need. We are home to ferals, ex-ferals, feleuk positives, fiv positives, blind feral kitties (yes, blind AND feral), crippled kitties, and just plain wonderful kitties that needed a place to live. Plus we have 5 wonderful rescued dogs!
You may have landed on this page via one of several domain names. Our legal entity is Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary but other folks around here know us as the “feral cat sanctuary” or the “feleuk sanctuary” so we obtained other domain names to help folks find us on the web.
However you ended up here, we're glad you did! Take a moment to read about us and our facility. We are located in north central North Carolina. We have a large indoor/outdoor space for the animals with perimeter fencing to ensure the safety of the animals. Photos and more details can be found on the About Us section.
The sanctuary was officially started to provide a place for rescued feral cats to live out their lives. When a colony of cats loses their habitat for whatever reason, it is just about impossible to find a new home for them. Providing a safe place for them to be fed, sheltered and cared for but while still allowing them to remain feral if they so choose, is the primary mission of the sanctuary. Many of the cats have turned friendly over the years but a great many of them remain feral, over 8 years after coming in off the streets. They are now in varying degrees of 'feralness'. Some will not even stay in the room when I come through the door, while others will stay but won't come within 50 feet of me. Others will follow me around in the yard but if I turn around and look at them, they run away.
The kitties at the sanctuary are spayed and neutered and provided with quality care. They are free-fed dry food and get treats and canned food several times a week. We go through about 6 large bags of food a week and hundreds of cans.
Bumper Stickers & Prints!
For a donation of $20, you will receive your choice of bumper sticker and a frameable art print of one of our residents, along with the story of how s/he came to live at OGAS.learn more!
how you can help us
We need monetary donations most of all at this time. It costs us thousands of dollars each month to keep the sanctuary running. If you think that the feral, ex-feral, feleuks, fivs, blind and crippled kitties deserve to keep living the high life here, please consider donating to us! Your donation is very much appreciated.
We also always are in need of canned food and cat treats. If you are aware of a source for us to obtain these items at a reduced price, please let us know.
donors and their animals
We love to receive photos of our supporters, their own animals or both! Click on any the photos below to read more about these lucky pets..
Charlie caught in the pre-wash cycle at my brother's house. If it weren't for my brother and my family, we would not have our new place and would be in big, big, trouble. There is really no way to thank him and the rest of my family enough. Many rescues have shut down over the past few years due to the economy and if it weren't for them, the same would have happened to us. And where in the world would all these feral/unadoptable cats go?
This is Tabitha, also known as Cowgirl, who came to OGAS from Charlotte on the wings of an angel in Texas.... A wonderful woman named Toby read about Tabitha and her babies on the internet. She had been told that Tabitha and her kits had been taken in by a rescue group's foster parent, because when they were living outside totally feral, one of the kits had been taken by a predator and the foster parent didn't want them to be endangered further. The foster parent had to go to the hospital for surgery and the rescue group coudn't find anyone else to take them in. Tabitha had learned to trust the foster parent and was adjusting to being socialized...the rescue group said they had no choice but to take them to Animal Control since they weren't 100% friendly. Toby knew that Tabitha would most likely die and if the kits couldn't get adopted, they too would die. She couldn't let that happen, so she got on the net and wrote to every animal shelter/sanctuary within driving distance of Charlotte, to plead with them to please take her and her kits...and offered to make donations...she couldn't stand the thought of Tabitha's trust in humans being betrayed. Says Toby: "I prayed a lot, cried a lot, and stayed on the Net hoping to find somebody who had a heart big enough to make a little more room for them. It was a miracle, truly, when you replied and said you would take them!! Arrangements were made for Cindy to drive to your area, meet you and deliver Tabitha and her kits. I blessed you then and I still bless you! I'm not heroic, like you and the other people who put their lives and hearts into taking care of those who are in need, but I love animals and wish with all my heart that every animal could be treated with dignity, love and compassion."
A few years back, a young woman named Anna Cade had started her rescue but had to leave NC for Florida to help with an ill family member. She took many of her rescues with her but thought that it would be best to find a place for a feral family: a mom (Katrina) and her daughter and son (Snow and AJ). OGAS was willing to take them in and let them remain as feral as they wanted to.... Anna was able to return to NC later on and has her wonderful rescue up and running over in Cary NC: Palisades Rescue. She does an terrific job!
Her mother, Martha, is still in Florida and they have a sanctuary there, as well. What an amazing family... and we so very much appreciate their continued support. Sadly, we lost Katrina this year but AJ and Snow continue to do well. AJ is as feral as the day he came but Snow will stay in the same room with me, especially if she knows it's canned food day, also known as a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
The late beloved pet of Donna Clover.... "This is my darling Tigger Alexander, most divine feline. We fell in love right away, and he was my dearest soul mate. Friends teased that he thought he was my husband because he always had to be near me and touch me or put his 'arm around me'. He was special spirit, calm, wise and wonderful. I miss him so much."
Since his passing, a kitty in much need of a loving home was in the right place at the right time, and has since joined the Clover household.
what they say
- “...I am glad I can do just a little to help you out. You have the hard job and I am ever so happy that you have such a passion for it. Otherwise, it would be really hard to keep it all together and your babies need you, whether they know it or not. Take care.” -MC
- “... I prayed a lot, cried a lot, and stayed on the Net hoping to find somebody who had a heart big enough to make a little more room for them. It was a miracle, truly, when you replied and said you would take them!! I blessed you then and I still bless you! I'm not heroic, like you and the other people who put their lives and hearts into taking care of those who are in need...”-TR