Our colony

We are currently caring for a colony of feral cats.  All have been spayed/neutered (TNR) and vaccinated.  In addition to donating to #foodforferals and #eartipwisconsin, our sales also support the feeding and medical care of these cats.  For updates and more info, visit us on Instagram @birdsofasweater

Walter and River, our two colony alphas.

We now own the land where our cat colony lives. In addition to many shelters hidden in the woods, they have 24/7 access to this heated shed with beds, chairs, and cat trees.

Cats we trapped for TNR in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, August 2019.

Applesauce was a long time foster of ours (trapped fall 2018) that was FIV positive and cat aggressive. He was adopted by his new dad in March, 2020.

Cats we trapped for TNR in Merrill, Wisconsin October 2019.

Luci, trapped February 2020. Our vet confirmed he was a senior with lots of issues including a growing tumor in his head. We became Luci's foster hospice and gave him all the love he needed until he passed in June 2020.

Cats we trapped for TNR in Price County, Wisconsin May 2020.

35 outdoor cats spayed and neutered at our very first #eartipwisconsin clinic, Taylor County, Wisconsin, June 2021.

Cats we trapped for TNR in Gilman, Wisconsin March 2020.

Officer Tom was dumped at our colony in December, 2016. He quickly became the colony alpha and watches over everyone.


Colony cat River receiving treatment for ear infections.

Ben Franklin, TNR 3/2/18

Cucumber, TNR 3/2/18

Penguin, TNR 3/1/18

Artichoke, TNR 3/1/18

Skipper, TNR 3/1/18

Trapped feral cats waiting for their spay/neuter appointments.

Artemis hanging out in the woods behind the cat shed.

Feral cat Moon, sedated for examination at the vet. Moon damaged the ligaments in her knee and recovered after 10 weeks of rest.

Moon's Dec 2017 xrays. Our colony cats receive medical care whenever it is needed.

The colony cats enjoy breakfast.

Artemis and Big Tom

Our neuro kitty, Leo, when he still lived with the colony.

Leo and Buddy, both sick former ferals, now snuggly on the couch.

The colony cats eating breakfast.

Toffee, trapped March 2017. Toffee had an upper respiratory infection, heart murmur, and kidney failure.

Pumpkin, Toffee, and Pepper.

River, Pumpkin, and Oscar waiting for breakfast, Winter 2016/2017.


Leo and Buddy before they were trapped.

Moon, one of the shyest cats in the colony.

Leo, our neuro kitty, was pulled from the colony in January, 2017. He has made great improvements since then!

Four of the cats that we pulled from the colony: Juliet, Toffee, Buddy, and Leo.

Raven (fka Juliet) was pulled from the colony as a sick kitten in December 2016. She recovered and was adopted out in February, 2017.

Walter, TNR 12/2/2016

Pumpkin, TNR 3/1/2017

Ronald, TNR 3/1/18

George Washington, TNR 3/2/18

Tambourine, TNR 3/14/18

Foster kittens trapped in Ringle, Wisconsin, Fall 2020.

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