You Make the Difference

FUR’s operating budget is $150,000 annually, and we depend on the generosity of our supporters to continue our mission. Funds raised or received are used for the good of the cats in our care. We also happily accept donations of supplies and time. Please read on to learn about the many ways you can support FUR.

Why Your Donations Matter

At any given time, FUR cares for up to 100 cats. Each year, we use 3.6 tons of cat litter and 1.7 tons of cat food. And that’s on top of vet visits, medicines, toys, beds, facility maintenance, cleaning supplies and more. In addition, as a last-chance sanctuary, the cats we care for are often special needs or seniors who have challenges to overcome before they are ready to be placed in loving homes. That often means higher than usual vet bills, dental treatments and medications.

How You Can Help

There are many ways to support FUR, and all are critical for FUR to stay in operation.

Make a Cash Donation

FUR operates almost exclusively on donations. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly gift.

Donate Supplies

Shop online using our Amazon or Chewy wish lists and you can ship the items directly to our Sanctuary! Or choose from our supply list and drop off your donation in person. To drop off a donation, please call 1-844-888 CATS (2287) to make an appointment or stop by Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital (1855 Russ Ave, Waynesville) and tell them it’s for FUR.

Donate Services

Donate your or your business’s services or materials to help our Sanctuary continue to run smoothly! Please call 1-844-888 CATS (2287) for more information or to discuss how you can help FUR.

In Honor & In Memory

Is there a person or animal that you’d like to remember or honor? Do you want to support FUR in a meaningful, long-term way? Then buying an engraved brick just might be the answer! All bricks are inserted into the patio in our Sanctuary’s Memorial Garden. Simply complete the form, make your donation and a proof of your brick will be emailed to you. It’s that easy!


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support FUR every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact items at the exact same prices, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FUR.

The next time you shop on Amazon, simply use Use your same log in and password. On your first visit, you’ll need to select FUR as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Buy FUR Swag

Looking for a fun way to show your support of FUR? Then check out the latest swag FUR has to offer!