Saving lives one kitty at a time. IBKC saves the lives of those with no hope in the Charleston, West Virginia area. We are a 501(C)3 Organization.
Our mission is to help kittens and cats find loving homes. We take in the cats and kittens who would otherwise have no chance at life, the severely injured and/or ill. We work closely with our veterinarians to treat and rehabilitate these kitties and to make sure that they are healthy and healed so that they may find their forever and loving homes. In order to continue our life saving work we need community support, and most importantly, FOSTERS. Every life that we have been able to save has only been possible because of the community support that we receive on a daily basis. We are saving lives one kitty at a time.
We save as many cats and kittens as we can. But we cannot even begin to scratch the surface of saving them all. The ONLY SOLUTION is spaying and neutering. If you need help with this contact our group and we can advise you of low cost options.
More often than not when we are contacted to take cats or kittens the answer will have to be no. We are a small group, with limited space. You will most likely be asked to post a picture of the cat on our page along with some details and your contact information. Please avoid taking cats to the animal shelter. They often do not have the room to take in cats and the likelihood of the cat staying healthy while there is not good.
Priority is given to kittens who have no chance of survival other than bottle feeding. Priority is also given to cats in extreme circumstances.
We generally operate on a very low budget with extremely high Vet bills because so many of the cats that we take in require surgery, hospitalization, and many rechecks with our Veterinarians. We often buy litter, food, and other supplies out of our own pockets.
If you would like to adopt one of our cats or kittens you MUST submit an adoption application. If you are unwilling to do so you WILL NOT get a cat. If you are a true animal lover we hope that you will understand why this screening process is important. This application is listed under the notes section.
We do charge a small adoption fee. Most of our limited donations are spent dealing with cats and kittens in medical distress. The cat or kitten will be spayed or neutered before adoption. If the kitten is too small to be spayed or neutered before adoption you will be asked to sign an agreement acknowledging that you will do so. This form is located under the notes section.
People often ask "where we are located". The answer is...no where really. We are a network of foster homes. If there is a cat or kitten you would like to meet, we can arrange for that to happen. However you will need to c