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Our Mission ~

Critter Harbor’s mission is to work to end unwanted litters and euthanasia of adoptable cats in Northwest Wisconsin and Northeast Minnesota.

We educate the public about responsible pet ownership, supplement the costs of spaying and neutering free-roaming cats and provide advice and assistance to caregivers of free-roaming cat colonies.

We assist in finding homes for cats and kittens who have overwhelmed their caregivers.

We frequently assist people who are low-income and live in rural communities. Often, our clients are elderly and medically compromised. We answer hundreds of phone calls each year from pet owners and caregivers seeking assistance and information concerning the cats in their communities.

We also provide guidance, resources and referrals to cat colony caregivers.

TNR Assistance

The trap/neuter/return assistance program is for free-roaming cats. Assistance is provided for trapping, transporting, vaccinating and altering cats. Cats are all spayed or neutered, given a one-year rabies shot and ear tipped for identification purposes. Assistance is given in best trapping techniques. We have traps available for a $20.00/trap deposit.

Our target areas for trap/neuter/return are Douglas County, Bayfield County, Southern St Louis County and Southern Carlton County.

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Critter Harbor is a 501c(3) nonprofit. Donations of any amount are tax deductible.