Founded in 1998 by a woman named Pat Rossi, Cat's Cradle started out as a simple idea to provide no-kill alternatives for cats. Fast forward 19 years later, and Cat's Cradle is setting records with over 600 cats adopted per year. They offer a broad range of services, from spay and neutering to counseling and education with the help of more than 200 volunteers. 

Matt Chan, Adoption & Volunteer Coordinator, pictured with Pam Miller, a volunteer.

Matt Chan, Adoption & Volunteer Coordinator, pictured with Pam Miller, a volunteer.

Recently, Cat's Cradle moved to a new space in the Wetsel Seed Building while their old location is being renovated. Despite the new location, it's still the same cat-loving, caring, and driven organization that it's always been. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself at their Open House Caturday event on Saturday, April 8th from 2-4pm. 

"Many people don't know about our new location," said Adoption & Volunteer Coordinator, Matt Chan. "We want to celebrate the new space in a fun and festive way." This commemorative event will feature giveaways, food and drinks, exclusive new Cat's Cradle merchandise available for purchase, as well as a 'State of the Cat Union' address given by Executive Director Jennifer Kirkland. While there are no cats at this location, they offer the same services as always and hold up to 3 adoption events per week at their partner sites Petsmart and Petco. 

Cat's Cradle will be moving back to the Keezell Building in the Fall. I wont give away too many details, but the newly renovated space will be more modern and will feature two glass rooms to view the cats. Their traditional adoption services will return as well. 

Photo Credit: Ace of Works Photography

Photo Credit: Ace of Works Photography

If you want to support Cat's Cradle, head to their new temporary location at 128 W Market St #102 for their Open House Caturday event! Check out their Facebook page and website to learn about their adoptable cats and more. 


Written by Alli Nolte, a senior at James Madison University & HDR marketing intern.