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Tabby Cat in Basket


2023 Census JAN 01 - DEC 31 Misfit Felin

Misfit Felines is an all cat rescue that began in 2022 by founder Joelle Thorne in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The rescue operates as a 501c3 non-profit and runs solely on donations from cat/kitten adoptions, monetary & supply donations, and fundraisers. Joelle is employed full-time at Associated Bank in Sun Prairie. When not working she spends her time caring for the animals at the rescue. We also have dedicated volunteers as well as a strong team of foster volunteers. Our foster volunteers handle many types of situations including orphaned and abandoned kittens, pregnant moms, moms with litters, and cats and kittens that need socialization. Because Joelle, and many of our volunteers, work full-time during the week, we cannot keep scheduled hours. Adoptions during the weeknights are by appointment only however, no appointment is necessary for weekend adoption events.


Owner Surrenders:

We are a small foster-based rescue without a building and not a Humane Society. We are unable to re-home cats as we simply don't have the room or resources. Our core mission is to rescue abandoned, orphaned, sick or injured felines, as well as some pregnant mamas.

Grey cat rolling over


Misfit Felines also participates in a Trap-Neutered-Return (TNR) program to help control various cat colonies. Joelle created the Stoughton TNR Project to help reduce the reproduction of stray and feral cats. These cats are humanely caught with live traps in a monitored environment. The cats are taken to a vet and are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Some are released, some are rehabilitated, and a few are re-homed as barn and farm cats. TNR is done to help control the overpopulation crisis that we face.

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