Meet our Founder, Terry Schultz, and take a virtual tour of our rescue facility in our video: Watch it here!
FURR is the #1 Rescue in NC! On Jan. 27, 2016 I got a call from the State Inspector for the Agricultural Extension Agency! He wanted to do a surprise inspection of the FURR facility, processes, paperwork, etc. The auditor stayed about an hour and left with a smile on his face. I had to answer a million questions and he checked out EVERYTHING. He said we passed with flying colors! He had told me last year that we were the number 2 best cat rescue facility in Union County! This time, he said, you are now the best, number one cat rescue facility in all of his district!!!
This is the best cat rescue facility in all of 12 counties! Woo Hoo! Guys we did it!
Here is our story…
Feline Urgent Rescue & Rehab, or F.U.R.R., is the name Terry Schultz has given to her kitty rescue project in the Hampstead/Wilmington and surrounding area. Over the years, Terry has rescued & helped hundreds of cats that were in dire need. These include injured cats, feral cats, cats whose owners had died without making arrangements for their pets, abandoned cats that were left when their owners moved, mom cats with kittens, kittens whose mom cat had died…the list goes on and on.
Basically they are all cats that would have been euthanized in a shelter, died on the streets from an illness or accident, or continued to reproduce and add to the cat overpopulation problem. Meet our Fabulous Felines in this touching video portraying just a few of our rescues-turned-loving-pets.
S’mores – one of FURR’s First Rescues
Terry formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in December of 2009 but FURR actually began in 2008 and quickly grew with ever-increasing cat rescue needs. Vet bills, food, litter and supplies are the major costs to run a rescue organization and now FURR can get help from the public while issuing tax-deductible receipts.
Not only has Terry helped the cats, but she has also helped many people in our community, people who have feral or stray cat overpopulation problems and can’t afford to spay or neuter, or get medical help for injured cats they’ve found. In our community there is very little opportunity for low-cost spay/neuter, but Terry has spayed and neutered as many cats as she possibly can, including the cats in several feral colonies that she takes care of.
FURR ranked 2nd in the county by the Agricultural Extension Agency as best run, cleanest & most compliant rescue organization in the county! Kitties have large cage free rooms & lots of places to play, sleep & climb!
Terry has found loving homes for hundreds of cats. All these lucky kitties get full veterinary care including testing for FIV & FeLV and heartworm disease, vaccinations, treatment for parasites and spay or neuter operations. Terry also checks out all potential adopters to make sure both the adopted kitty and the new parents will be happy.