Join us in our pledge

 "To help bring about a time when no more abused or abandoned cats will be destroyed."

Through Adoptions | Rescuing

Fostering | Barn Cat Program

Lobbying animal rights

TNR - Feral Trap, Neuter, Release 

Special Fundraising Events

Volunteering & Donating

The Cats' Cradle is a non-profit cat rescue operated solely by volunteers serving the unifour area. All Cats' Cradle cats and kittens are in foster homes. They are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, litter box trained and indoor cats only. We rescue, shelter and find homes for homeless cats and kittens and provide care for injured or sick and abandoned cats.

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 You can view our cats on either of the links below:



Visit them in person at:

PetSmart - Hickory* two full weeks every month

PetSmart - Morganton*  every week 

Store hours are 9am – 9pm, Monday - Saturday 

*Adoption counselors are available from 10 - 4 on Saturdays. Adoption counselors are available by appointment only during the week. Cats and kittens can be seen during store hours which are 9am – 9pm, Monday through Saturday.

Single cat or kitten: $90.00 each
Senior Cat (6+ years old): $55.00 each


Adoption Application - click here to complete >

You can enter all your info into the form online and save as a file used your name: JohnSmithApplication.pdf 

Then email it to


Or print out, fill out and take to The Cats' Cradle at Petsmart

 For more information about adopting please call 828-461-0178.

Cats pictured may not be available, please check our adoption links for current images of available cats and kittens. 


Featured Cats & Kittens

Venus, Fergus, and Marcus are 4 months old and fixed and vetted.  They were born to a shy, stray mama kitty who entered someone's basement via their open doggy door. We were called in and I was able to remove the kittens once they were weaned.  Venus, the brown girl tabby, is the most outgoing and adventurous of the trio.  Marcus, white/gray tabby is a sweetheart and very calm. Fergus, also a female, is the other white/gray tabby and is quite shy at first but very sweet once she trusts you.  


Seeking Virtual Foster Family for cats living with chronic illness or disabilities
Virtual Foster Parents will receive updated and photos of our kittens and cats needing medical care or daily medications. Please contact us and let us know which sweet kitty you'd like to support monthly. You decide what you can offer. Some cats require more care and vet costs. 

Please Call (828) 461-0178  And save a cats life. 

A monthly donation of $10/mo qualifies you as a virtual foster parent.



4 years old, Diabetic, Medications & Special Diet - $40 / month - Are you his angel?  Monthly donations here

Suggested monthly donation



Sweet Anneka - 3 years old, Anti-Seizure Medicine - $65 / month - Are you his angel?  Monthly donations here

Suggested monthly donation



1 to 2 years old, sinus issues, head tilt

Suggested monthly donation


Volunteering & Fostering

The Cat's Cradle relies on volunteers and foster homes to continue to save vulnerable cats and find them forever homes

You love cats & kittens and you want to make a difference.
 Please join our team, there are many ways to volunteer.  

  • Foster Homes – All of our cats and kittens are in foster homes. The more foster homes we have the more cats and kittens we can help. 

  • Fundraising – We need ideas and organizers.

  • Grants  – Research and help write grants , sometimes just forms need to be completed, we can teach you.

  • Adoption Event Assistants – We do adoptions on the weekends at Hickory and  Morganton.  

  • Adoption Center Cleaners – Our Petsmart cages need to be cleaned and cats fed daily,  a great way to get to know all our kitties.

If you are interested, please contact us at 828-461-0178 or email then download and complete appropriate form.

Fostering Our Cats - more information download >

Foster Agreement Form download >

Volunteer Release Form download >


We rely on people like you to help with our medical expenses, food, litter, and other needs for our cat rescues. Please help us by sharing with friends and participating in our fun - fund-raising events!

Save the Date!
April 18th - 2-5 pm

Mews, Brews & Music
Local bands, food trucks, great local craft beers!

To benefit The Cats Cradle

At Catawba Brewing Morganton, NC

Fundraising Events


GET IN Touch

We'd love to hear from you

The Cat's Cradle
PO Box 1915, Morganton, NC 28680-1915

Call 828-461-0178


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