South Shore Felines, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to dissolve South Shore Felines Inc.  It has been a difficult decision, but we will terminate all operations effective Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

We would like to thank all of our friends and rescue partners for their time, financial support and efforts to help the numerous abandoned pets, the free roaming community cats, and the caretakers that see to their everyday needs.  We were successful in providing needed care and aid to many hundreds of cats and kittens in our community over the past years.  We wish all the current rescue groups much success as they carry on this important mission.

If you need assistance after September 30, 2014, please contact the appropriate organization(s) below.

For assistance with spay/neuter for your pets, free roaming, abandoned or community cats, please contact:

1.  Animal Coalition of Tampa at
2.  Humane Society of Tampa Bay at Community
    (Feral) Cat Services (TNVR)

If you need to surrender abandoned, lost cats or kittens, please contact:

1.  St. Francis Society Animal Rescue at 813-892-6968.
2.  Cat Crusaders at
813-472-9700 or e-mail
     a.  General Information:
     b.  Adoption:
     c.  Trap-Neuter-Return:
     d.  Fostering:
     e.  Volunteering:
3.  Cat Call at 813-789-7723 or e-mail

If you are concerned about a loose animal, unleashed dog, abuse or neglect of an animal, contact Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660.

Making a Positive Difference in the Lives of Cats and the South Shore Area Community
Our Volunteers Have Been Serving the South Shore Area Since 2005
~ Member of Sun City Center Chamber ~

South Shore Felines' mission is to humanely reduce the population of Community Cats via
education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We are not a shelter to accept cats from the public.

Reducing the number of homeless and free-roaming cats and treating them humanely requires a community-wide effort.  Positive impacts include reducing:
  • Taxpayers' cost
  • Intake and euthanasia rates
  • Health risks (rabies, round worm)
  • Nuisances and complaints (odor, noise, feces, fleas)
  • Wildlife predation (birds, small mammals)
  • Animal stress (life expectancy, high kitten mortality)

Over decades of experience with multiple methods around the world, the common approaches of do nothing, feeding bans, and trap and remove have proven to be ineffective.  The only proven approach to date is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). 

TNR involves colony management within targeted geographic areas, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination, and ear-tipping (removing the left ear tip to indicate a TNR cat).  Over time, with continued monitoring, the colony is substantially reduced if not eliminated.

South Shore Felines, Inc.
PO Box 5772
Sun City Ctr., FL 33571-5772


Our all-volunteer Board credentials include contributing to develop No More Homeless Pets in Hillsborough County, starting the feral cat database in Hillsborough County, co-leading to get the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) resolution passed in Hillsborough County in Dec. 2011 and the plan to reduce euthanasia in May and Dec. 2013, authoring Litter Box Scoops columns and other pet-related articles, presenting over 20 educational sessions to the public, and being EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Service) and Florida State Animal Response Coalition certified.
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