Our Mission is to save the lives of and provide new beginnings for lost, sick and abandoned companion animals.
Castaway Critters, The James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation for Animals is a No-Kill animal rescue formed by friends and family of James A. Hueholt, who
died in 1994 at age 37. Jim rescued and cared for many animals himself. Our work in lessening the suffering of companion animals is a tribute to him and to
his love of life.
Castaway Critters has a unique focus on sick, hurt, and special needs animals. We never turn our backs on the “hard cases”, and in fact open our arms to them.
We are a volunteer and foster network. We do not have a public shelter. Our rescue animals stay in the homes of our foster caregivers until they find their forever homes.
We believe every life is worth saving!
We provide professional veterinary care, emergency care and spay/neuter our animals prior to adoption The cost of this high quality care is often overwhelming, therefore we depend on the generosity of our community
and friends to help support our mission. With your help, Castaway Critters has assisted more than 7000 animals!
Many of these animals are rescued from standard shelters or found abandoned or in dire circumstances. Others have lost their homes
because their owner is no longer able to care for them due to illness or severe circumstances.
Often those that come to us are terrified, some have given up hope. They don’t know, or have long forgotten what it’s like to have basic care, compassion and kindness.
We at Castaway Critters welcome them with patience and understanding – that they may trust once again, and live out the rest of their lives happy, content…loved.
We operate spay/neuter clinics for cats for low income
households, stray, and feral cats. More than 1200 cats have had the gift of spay/neuter and basic preventative care since the inception of our “Operation Catnip” spay/neuter program.
Castaway Critters’ ultimate vision is a future where there are no more homeless pets and all animals are spayed or neutered and humanely cared for
by the community.