HomeFrom the MayorBrother Wolf Animal Rescue Assisting in Carter County Spay/Neuter Project – Foster Homes Desperately Needed for Semi-Social Kittens

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Assisting in Carter County Spay/Neuter Project – Foster Homes Desperately Needed for Semi-Social Kittens


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Asheville, N.C. based Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is assisting the Carter County Mayor’s Office with a large colony of community cats. The 80-100 cat colony will be trapped, spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated, and returned to their caregiver after recovery from spay/neuter surgery.

Brother Wolf’s Community Cat Team will begin the project on Sunday, April 2. Due to the number of animals involved, the project will likely continue for a month or more before all the cats are spayed/neutered.

There are a number of semi-social kittens involved with this project that will need to be trapped and placed into foster homes until they are ready to be adopted. Brother Wolf is appealing to the public for help in fostering the kittens. Fostering is fun, easy, and rewarding. Anyone interested in fostering is encouraged to complete Brother Wolf’s Foster Agreement as soon as possible.

You can fill out the Foster Application online here:

If you are unable to foster but would like to donate to the medical care that these kittens will require, please go to and put in the comments section “Carter County cats.” In addition, kitten supplies for fosters including kitten food (dry/wet), heating pads, caro syrup, and litter boxes can be dropped off at PETSENSE located at 776 W. Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN.

“We are thrilled to assist Carter County with this project and happy we could assist this community cat caregiver,” said Denise Bitz, president of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. She added, “We are so happy to be working with a government entity who believes in a humane approach to community cats as well as supporting caregivers that care for these cats. Given the number of cats involved, we are expecting quite a few kittens that we are asking for the public’s help with. If you’ve ever wanted to foster, this is your chance! We need you.”

Community cats are unowned cats that thrive in communities across the country.

Caregivers feed and maintain the colonies, ensuring the animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated using a method called Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Over time, the colonies shrink in size as the altered animals die off of natural causes. TNR is the preferred method of humanely and ethically handling community cat colonies and is embraced by a fast-growing number of communities across the United States.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to help build No Kill communities. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center in Asheville that is open to the public 365 days a year, making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in their No-Kill mission. Their No Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with 5 chapter communities to help teach them how to implement lifesaving programs and to build their own No Kill communities. 2017 marks their 10 year anniversary! The Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary, set to break ground in 2017, will be a place for both animals and humans to come to heal, as well as an educational hub on how to live a more compassionate lifestyle.