Midwest Community Cat Alliance

We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping community cats through TNR, vetting assistance, networking cats in animal control to rescues, and establishing low cost spay/neuter programs.

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Address:PO Box 1400
Farmington, MO 63640
Phone Number:314-651-1825
We are dedicated to saving and bettering the lives of as many cats in our area as possible. Although we are a small group, we assisted approximately 600 cats last year. Our 2016 financials and statistics are posted on our website, and we are very proud that over 95% of donations went directly to saving cats lives. Less than 5% was spent on administrative business expenses.

Our MCCA's AdvoCats Facebook page posts pictures of the cats in 8 rural animal controls. From there, we try to find licensed rescues or adopters for the cats in order to prevent euthanasia. Last year, we were able to get 452 cats to licensed rescue groups and 28 were adopted.


We also have our PURR Program - Providing Urgent Rescue Relief. Not only do many of the cats in animal control need some kind of vetting before a rescue can accept them, sometimes they are very ill or injured when they come in. Also, although we cannot help owned cats, we do try to help strays that are ill or injured because they have nobody else to turn to for help. Our PURR program provided some level of vetting to close to 500 cats, including 77 feral cats were either placed in barn homes or returned to their colonies. Some of these cats came from animal control and others were part of a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) program. For some cats, it was as simple as a health certificate and rabies vaccination to cross state lines. For others, it was much more extensive, including such things as leg amputations or several tooth extractions.

One situation we assisted with this year wasan internationally known murder in southeastern Missouri, where almost 50 cats and 2 dogs were the forgotten victims until local rescue groups stepped in. Midwest Community Cat Alliance volunteers and the Humane Society of Missouri Anti-Cruelty Task Force worked to obtain owner surrender forms and clearance from the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the family in order to access the property. At the same time, MCCA volunteers began to network through social media, finding volunteers from approximately a dozen organizations and rescues to assist. Many of the volunteers drove 1 to 2 hours, bringing traps, carriers, food, and other supplies with them. To date, 43 cats and 2 dogs have been removed from the property and place with no kill rescues. Humane Society of Missouri provided assistance. Sadly, many of these animals were sick and required medical attention. So far this mission of compassion has required over 20 volunteers and more than 150 man hours to round up, transport, provide care, and love these animals on their way to safety. After these animals are nursed back to health, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated, they will be put up for adoption by their respective rescue organizations. Some have already completed their vetting and are in loving homes!

We absolutely cannot begin to help these cats like these - whether at animal control, stray and injured, or victims of a hoarder without your generous support. We appreciate your help, and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in our community!
From Pamela B. on our MCCA's AdvoCats Facebook page:
Any rescue that steps up to help save 50 cats in a hoarding situation is a hero rescue. Thank you so much!

From Pam E. on our Facebook page:
This is a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly to rescue cats from area shelters. They are making a huge difference. Thank you for saving so many precious cats.