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Featured Feline: Olive

Olive is a sweet darling kitty that loves to play and be hugged and held. She is full of hope for good things to come.

To find out more about this Featured Feline, click over to our Available Pets page for additional information.


Get Inspired, Get Involved! We help people who help cats!

In conjunction with National Feral Cat Day 2014 Whiskers Project is hosting a workshop on Saturday, October 25 from 2:30-3:30 at Towns County Recreation Center located at 150 Foster Park Rd, Young Harris, GA. We are changing the way communities care for outdoor cats. Help us to stop the overpopulation of homeless kittens. Our volunteers help trap, transport, feed and assist at surgery days.

RSVP at 1-888-872-9330 or email at

Come to learn, meet new people and have some fun helping cats live a better life outside!

Act now to save Georgia dogs!

Here at Whiskers Project our focus is on helping cats and kitten, but we are aware that there are likely as many homeless dogs as cats in the North Georgia area and so we wanted to share this article with our friends and supporters. Many people who have dogs, have cats, and at heart we are all animal lovers.


Dear Friends:
Many Georgia insurance companies arbitrarily discriminate against a variety of breeds of dogs, even though these pets are well behaved. Sometimes, they even threaten to cancel your insurance policy if you don’t get rid of your pet. Best Friends Animal Society is working with Stubby’s Heroes, an advocacy group, to change that practice.
If you have experienced a problem with your insurance company, homeowners association or landlord simply because your dog is supposedly of a certain breed, we want to know more about it. The folks from Stubby’s Heros will meet with the state of Georgia’s insurance commissioner next week to present letters and photos from dog owners or rescue groups impacted by these discriminatory policies.
Please address a polite email to Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens and tell him about your experience. If possible, please include a photo of your dog or family and send to by September 26.
Together, we can fight breed discrimination to Save Them All.
Ledy VanKavage, Esq.
Sr. Legislative Attorney

CatSnip – Low Cost Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic – Wednesday, Sept 24th

 Project CatSnip


LOW COST Spay/Neuter Clinic

Wednesday, September 24th
Exxon Gas Station
1340 Main Street
Cartersville, GA 30121

Female Cat Spay $55*
Male Cat Neuter $35*

*Additional charges will apply for non-routine surgical requirements
including but not limited to: pregnancy, cryptorchid neuter, and umbilical hernia repair.

No additional charge for females in heat.

*Per GA state law, every surgery patient must have a current rabies vaccine.

 If proof is not provided we can administer a rabies vaccine for $13

Other vaccinations are available at the date of surgery upon request if your cat is scheduled for a spay/neuter!

Reservations are required and space is limited!

 For more information call (770)455-7077,
or visit

Project CatSnip


Stand Up for Humane Efforts to Protect Cats

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues its anti-cat campaign:

Since 2010, Best Friends Animal Society has been monitoring U.S. government agencies to determine if any official policy about free-roaming cats is being considered. Members may recall our 2011 blog post and action alert urging the director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to prohibit key personnel from promoting an unauthorized and misguided anti-cat policy.

Recently, USFWS staff submitted a letter, on official letterhead, to policymakers in Escambia County, Florida, claiming that the “agency strongly opposes free-roaming, domestic or feral cats” and trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs. The letter also threatened possible legal action if the county does not “eliminate free-ranging feral cats.”

As a result, elected officials removed the community cat program discussion from the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting agenda at the last minute.

This is not an isolated incident. USFWS has repeatedly covertly promoted the killing of cats, while insisting publicly that the agency has no official position on the issue.

The promotion of an unsanctioned policy is a violation of the public’s trust. Any official policy requires legal notice informing the public that the policy is being proposed and inviting public input, commentary and discussion — a process essential to democratic government. Unless and until the agency actually adopts an official policy, USFWS should not be injecting itself into local affairs to advocate for lethal roundups.

Please use Best Friends’ action alert linked here to speak out against this violation of the public’s trust, and help protect the lives of cats.