Old, sick and handicapped cats have a place where they can feel love and fresh air along with care — and accommodations that their younger counterparts might envy. Tabby’s Place is a sanctuary in Ringoes, N.J., born out of a couple’s love for their cat.
Jonathan Rosenberg and his wife were devastated by the 1999 loss of their cat, Tabby, to cancer. The desire to honor their cherished companion became Tabby’s Place, a cage-free home for about 100 cats.
The “suites” allow cats access to fresh air and sunshine along with indoor nooks and crannies where all sorts of special needs cats can chill out after eating and playing.
On-site medical care tends to the needs of felines with diabetes, cancer or other health issues. Most of the cats had been scheduled to be euthanized. There is also an adoption center and hospice. The Web site stated that Tabby’s Place uses “specialized materials” to keep the place clean and disease-free.
Tabby’s Place, which Rosenberg started with his own money, is now a 501c3 nonprofit that now relies on donations.
We know Tabby would be proud of his humans.