The Community Cat Center (CCC) is dedicated to providing the best care for Rhode Island’s free-roaming cats with a focus on trap-neuter return and community involvement to become a nexus of cat rescue efforts across the state.
You See A Rescue. They See A Future.
The Community Cat Center (CCC) may be a new facility, but we have had a long and rich history in the world of feline rescue. Before the CCC, PawsWatch was making its mark in the humane reduction of feral, stray, and abandoned free-roaming cats since 1997. Over the past twenty-two years, volunteers provided veterinary care to more than 25,000 cats, helping thousands of people of every economic and cultural background address the suffering of homeless cats in their neighborhood.
In January of 2017, PawsWatch was able to establish a base of operations with the help of Grieco Automotive Group, who offered their collision center as a pre and post-op facility. Cats from all over RI undergoing the TNR process were provided a safe space to recuperate after surgery, and in the span of a few months, PawsWatch vetted [insert number] cats. The facility helped us realize the good we can accomplish with a home base but unfortunately, new ownership made the building no longer available for use in May 2018. The loss of the facility placed a tremendous burden on volunteers who only had so much space and resources to offer, greatly diminishing the amount of help they could offer toward suffering outdoor cats. But despite this egregious setback, volunteers dreamed of a new, innovative facility that would situate the most essential parts of feline rescue – adoption, medical, community engagement, and socialization – all within one space. With the support of PawsWatch and Grieco Automotive Group, volunteers were able to secure a new building where the CCC would take root.