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The Duncan Home For Wayward Cats is a private endeavor devoted to the welfare of homeless Henderson, Texas cats, and orphaned kittens. We are not a rescue nor a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. We merely provide a safe, healthy, and enriched environment for hapless Henderson cats and kittens while seeking to find forever homes for them because we care. 

Read our origin story and view photos here. 

We seem to end up with lots of hapless furbabies at the Duncan Home For Wayward Cats. 

Maybe we need to learn to say, “No?” 🙂 

The cost of caring for them and getting them healthy and ready for adoption may not be apparent to some, but substantial costs are incurred for every cat or kitten that is taken in and that is why we must continually request your support. It is also why we have an intake fee for new cats and kittens.

If you own a pet and take proper care of them, then you already understand the costs of pet ownership, now multiply those costs times 60+ cats to understand our position.

If you don't own a pet and have no experience with the cost of their care, then this is an opportunity to learn about that aspect of pet ownership as you browse through the profiles of those needing your donations.

This is also an opportunity to understand the costs incurred by others (shelters, rescues, good samaritans, etc.) who endeavor to help homeless, abandoned, and orphaned kittens often due to irresponsible pet ownership.

We know all too well about good-heartedness compelling you to want to help a cat or kitten in need that may not even belong to you and we want to help you help them. We'd help them all if we could, but without your support, we cannot afford to.

Our $100 intake fee is less than half of the cost of properly caring for a cat or kitten to prepare it for adoption.  We want to be your partner in your action as a good samaritan, but we need you to be our partner in making it possible.

If you can provide the $100 donation outright per cat or kitten, then we can take them right away provided we have space.

However, if you cannot afford the $100 intake fee, then read the next section about how we can help you raise that fee so we can help the cat or kitten you care about as quickly as possible.

If you need to surrender one or more cats or kittens and cannot afford our $100 intake fee per cat, we can still help you and them – with a little effort on your part.

If you want them to have the best possible life, but cannot keep them and cannot find someone to adopt them from you, then send us a few good photos of them and a brief paragraph telling their story about how they came into your life and why the cat or kitten(s) need help.

When you send us the photos and their story, then we will list them here as needing help and indicate that they are pending enrollment at the Duncan Home For Wayward Cats and will be admitted when their campaign reaches $100.

You can then direct your family and friends to the furbaby's page to donate $5, $10, $15, or more until the $100 fee or more is raised. As soon as it is, then your baby can be enrolled at the Duncan Home For Wayward Cats where they will begin living their best life.  🙂 


 

It is also relatively easy to launch a Facebook Personal Fundraiser or a GoFundMe page and ask friends and family to help you get the cat you care about enrolled in the Duncan Home For Wayward Cats.

Generous animal lovers have supported a number of our general and community campaigns for the benefit of Henderson, Texas cats and we now provide an opportunity for those who care to donate to a particular furbaby's needs.

For example, some cats like Josh have significant needs that cost far more than normal care and can quickly deplete our general fund that is required to support all the others while they await their forever homes. 

The costs that are typically incurred per cat or kitten are listed on each contribution page and you can decide how much you want to contribute toward one or more furbabies.

In addition to general donations, you can now make donations to benefit particular furbabies.

In addition to your generous donation of any amount, the furbabies also greatly appreciate you sharing their page with your family and friends and asking them to also contribute to their health and well-being.  You will find that when you tell your family and friends that you care about a particular furbaby and ask them to donate (and share the link), then they will also care because you care and will very likely donate to help you, help them.

Some campaigns are Pledge Campaigns and those accept your pledge, but your contribution is not processed until the campaign goal is reached. If the goal is not reached then your pledge is not processed.

PLEDGE CAMPAIGNS MAY BE VERY TIME-SENSITIVE to save the lives of cats in need of emergency medical care or death row cats and kittens held in shelters and scheduled to be euthanized on a particular date. We generally work with rescues on these last-minute endeavors to save lives. 

For example, many times a shelter that has animals scheduled for euthanization will only release them provided enough pledges are received by a particular date for the particular cat or kittens. If the campaign goal is not reached, then they are euthanized and that campaign fails and no pledges are processed.

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  • 8 contributions

    65 % Completed
    Target Amt : $898.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats
    Adoption Needed

    Egypt And Family

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    Egypt And Family

    Follow Egypt's story on Facebook here:

    Your collective $207 contribution (per cat/kitten) + initial family vet exam $65 = $272 for Egypt (pending update after kittens) will help cover their care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    04/29/2024 Two of six kittens survived birth. $272 + $207 each = $414 + $212 vet bill = $898 total estimate

    The target contribution amount for this campaign has been updated since her kitten's birth.

    Full breakdown of cost details in the description section.

    Please give what you can and encourage others to give what they can to help provide for this little family's needs until forever homes can be found for them.

    Call if questions or if you are interested in fostering or adopting. 🙂

    (903) 263-9807   Please share their story widely. 🙂

  • 6 contributions

    72 % Completed
    Target Amt : $1,600.00
    At: Texas Cat Org
    Food Litter & Supplies

    Food For The Furbabies

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    Food For The Furbabies

    Cats don't ask for much from humans — until after we spoil them 🙂 –, but at minimum, indoor cats do need a box of dirt and a bag of food

    The generosity of our supporters helps make it possible to feed and care for all the furbabies at the Duncan Home  For Wayward Cats. 

    Your generosity enables us to save more Henderson, Texas kittens and cats from the streets, thus keeping them out of the animal shelter while providing them with a chance to live and thrive in loving homes.

    Whether you express your care and concern with a box of dirt or a bag of food – or both – your generosity will help Henderson, Texas kittens, and cats.

    A high-quality dry food like Purina Pro Plan runs about $27 for 7 pounds for one cat for one month.

    Or you can give just $5 a month to the furbabies and make a huge difference by doing so.

    Please help feed the hungry kitties. 🙂

     

  • 1 contributions

    100 % Completed
    Target Amt : $367.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats
    Urinary Tract Issues

    Nose Black Urinary Issues

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    Nose Black Urinary Issues

    Nose Black was exhibiting urinary issues indicating a vet visit was in order.

    Feb 6, 2024 she was taken in for tests and treatment recommendations.

    Please consider contributing to her care.

     

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  • 84 Day Observation Ends 05/31/2024

    4 contributions

    61 % Completed
    Target Amt : $3,496.00
    At: Texas Cat Org
    FIP Treatment Needed

    Saving Fluffy From FIP

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    Saving Fluffy From FIP

    FIP is a genetic mutation of FCOV (Feline Coronavirus) and only certain cats can create the deadly mutation, but when they do, it is almost 100% fatal.

    Fluffy was confirmed to have neurological FIP (the worst kind) and I was distraught thinking this sweet, lovely girl was going to die very soon while I watched her deteriorate in front of me each day.

    I could not accept that outcome and do nothing.

    So to save this baby's life, I once again initiated the arduous 84-day and expensive, underground treatment for FIP.  It works wonders.

    Please share this post with your people and consider contributing to her care, she would not be alive today without the treatment she is receiving.

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  • Appointment Scheduled In LA

    3 contributions

    45 % Completed
    Target Amt : $2,315.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats Status:

    Saving Susie Q's Eye

    Susie Q is the 1st cat rescued from the abandoned cat colony that launched the Duncan Home For Wayard cats, so she has a special place in our heart even though she is untouchable. Her 3 kittens that arrived with her have all turned out very affectionate.

    Susie Q developed a severe viral eye infection that has compromised her left eye.

    She was transported to and examined by a vision specialist out of state who prescribed multiple expensive medications that will hopefully reverse this condition.

    She was boarded and treated at Rose City Animal Clinic for one week and they ceased treatment.

    We are going to try another sedated treatment with the vision specialist in Shreveport.

    Her care costs are substantial and accumulating daily.

    Your generous contribution will help Susie Q fight to keep her sight and her eye.

    Please share this post with your people and consider contributing to preserving her eyesight.

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  • Yoda Adopted

    7 contributions

    57 % Completed
    Target Amt : $2,156.00
    At: Texas Cat Org Status: , , ,

    Harley, Davy, Quinn and Yoda

    Ginny came to us as one of ten kittens and cats (10) from a downtown Henderson colony. She was just a kitten herself. She arrived August 1, 2023, bearing an abdominal hernia, she was blind in one eye, and she was pregnant.

    She birthed 4 kittens on September 17. Three males and one female. Harley – female, Davy, Quinn, and Yoda

    Her kittens have grown under our care and are scheduled for spay and neuter on Jan 24th, 2024,  February 8, 2024 in Longview weather permitting, and Ginny is also scheduled for Hernia repair surgery and spay, etc.

    Your collective $539 contribution x four kittens = $2156  will help cover their care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    Please give what you can and encourage others to give what they can to help provide for Ginny's kittens.

  • Hernia & Spay Surgery

    6 contributions

    27 % Completed
    Target Amt : $952.00
    At: Texas Cat Org Status:

    Ginny's Hernia & Spay Surgery

    Ginny came to us as one of ten kittens and cats (10) from a downtown Henderson colony. She was just a kitten herself.  She arrived August 1, 2023, bearing an abdominal hernia, she was blind in one eye, and she was pregnant.

    She has been seen by our regular vet and also an eye specialist in Shreveport, La to determine if anything could be done for her eye. Unfortunately, it cannot.

    Because Ginny has had a vision specialist examination and she requires hernia surgery in addition to regular spay surgery, her vet costs will be considerably higher than spay-only surgery.

    Your collective contributions will help cover her care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    Please give what you can and encourage others to give what they can to help provide for her care until a forever home can be found for her.

  • Emergency Surgery

    8 contributions

    32 % Completed
    Target Amt : $2,177.00
    At: Texas Cat Org Status:

    Moo Moo's Emergency Surgery

    Monday night he came to my bedroom and climbed into the bed with me crying.

    He has NEVER gotten in bed with me before.

    His crying was such that it disturbed the other cats. They were all looking when he meowed. Usually, they ignore each other's routine meowing, but they were not ignoring Moo Moo. I knew something was wrong.

    I immediately took him to the vet as soon as they opened. Upon examination, it was determined that he has a life-threatening urinary blockage requiring immediate surgery and a minimum 2-day hospital stay provided all else goes well.

    Moo Moo will be thankful for your well wishes.

    Please share this post with your people and consider contributing to his survival care.

  • Adopted

    7 contributions

    100 % Completed
    Target Amt : $920.18
    At: Texas Cat Org Status: ,

    Baffled Blind Boy Abandoned And Needs A Rescue

    BAFFLED, BLIND AND ABANDONED

    No rescue stepped up, so The Duncan Home For Wayward Cats took him in and found him an adopter.

    Somebody loved this boy.  He is too calm and too sweet for any other explanation.

    How he came to be found wandering aimlessly in a rural area of Winona, Texas remains a mystery. Most likely dumped or put out.

    Thankfully, his finder actively sought help for him even though the finder did not like cats.

    Thanks to the contributors who motivated me to proceed with his vet exam even before we reached his goal, we now know his condition and his adopter knows how to properly care for him.

    Based on the vet's findings, he will need special care and lifetime heart medication.

    An accidental typo in a text message with a potential adopter resulted in “lol” becoming “Loki” and thus the name he was destined to have was revealed to us. 🙂

    We have updated his contribution goal to $674.08 to cover his vet bill. (not including another $60 of Bravecto flea, tick and wormer)

    I am trusting that other cat lovers will chip in and help reach his goal.

    Your contribution will go toward his vet bill posted below in the details section. 

    Please give generously.

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  • 10 contributions

    100 % Completed
    Target Amt : $1,035.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats
    Adoption Needed

    Phoebe and Family

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    Phoebe and Family

    Read Phoebe's family story here.

    Follow them on Facebook here:

    Your collective $207 contribution per cat (5)  + initial family vet exam $65 = ($1,100) will help cover their care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    Full breakdown of cost details in the description section.

    Please give what you can and encourage others to give what they can to help provide for this little family's needs until forever homes can be found for them.

    Call if questions or if you are interested in fostering or adopting. 🙂

    (903) 263-9807   Please share their story widely. 🙂

  • ADOPTED

    4 contributions

    100 % Completed
    Target Amt : $197.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats
    Adoption Needed

    Sammy

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    Sammy

    Your contributions will help recover the costs already incurred for him and paid for by The Duncan Home For Wayward Cats. Your collective $197 contribution will help cover his care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    Look at Sammy's beautiful blue eyes! Wouldn't those light up your home… and your life? 🙂

    Call if questions or if you are interested in fostering or adopting. 🙂

    (903) 263-9807   Please share his handsome photo widely. 🙂


    Sammy is estimated to have been born on 08/17/2019 is fully vetted and microchipped.

  • 3 contributions

    100 % Completed
    Target Amt : $197.00
    At: Duncan Home For Wayward Cats
    Adoption Needed

    Panther

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    Panther

    Your contributions will help recover the costs already paid for by The Duncan Home For Wayward Cats. Your collective $197 contribution will help cover his care costs if no extra vet visits or treatments are required before adoption.

    He still needs a forever home. 

    Panther is a sleek and loveable gentleman who can enhance your life in ways that only a black cat can. 🙂 

    I have also been told by a knowledgeable source that all black cats can type, so he may also be helpful around the office, but no guarantee about that. 🙂 🙂

    Call if questions or if you are interested in fostering or adopting. 🙂

    (903) 263-9807   Please share his handsome photo widely. 🙂

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