Hope For Cats

Every cat deserves
a forever home...



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Welcome to the Hope for Cats, Inc. (HFC) Web site! Please come on in and explore our pages. Read all about HFC, find your perfect cat companion at Jake's Place Shelter & Adoption Center, check out past and upcoming events, and find out how you can help us accomplish our mission. Whether you live near or far, we hope you will become an active member of the HFC family by adopting, volunteering, sponsoring, and/or donating. We value and appreciate your interest in, and support of, our efforts on behalf of our feline friends.


Our Mission

Our mission is to shelter, nurture, and socialize abandoned and homeless cats in a loving, home-like environment until they can be adopted to their forever homes.

Organization Profile

HFC is a nonprofit 501c3, NYS Agriculture & Market registration number RR272, volunteer-run organization which administers Jake's Place, a cat shelter and adoption center serving the Buffalo, NY metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. HFC believes that every cat deserves a forever home where they will be loved, safe and healthy. HFC applies and promotes a policy of spaying or neutering, keeping cats indoors for their safety and discouragement of declawing. HFC provides a lifetime return policy for our cats should things not work out in an adopting home.

HFC receives no federal or state funds for support and is solely dependent upon fundraising events, adoption fees, foundation grants and private donations to support its cause. One hundred percent of raised funds and donations are used to purchase food, supplies and provide veterinary care for the cats we shelter at Jake's Place and in foster homes.

Jake's Place is a limited-admissions, no-kill, cage-free cat shelter and adoption center. Each cat remains in our care, either at Jake's Place or in a foster home, until being placed into their forever home. All of our cats are spayed or neutered and receive their necessary vaccines. Every cat is given a thorough check-up each day to identify any potential health problems. Jake's Place has a daily schedule of volunteer feeders, cleaners, and health checkers who see to the needs of the cats and keep them clean, healthy, and happy in a loving, home-like environment while they wait for their forever home.

HFC is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. What's more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway! Just click the BISSELL link to the left.

HFC is now an approved charity for Federal & NY State Employees' versions of the United Way payroll deduction known as Combined Federal Campaign & State Employees Federated Appeal.  One hundred percent of all donations designated by employees will help our felines. Use the link below to search and designate HFC as your recipient. We are listed under "Niagara Frontier" charities.

HFC is also a proud adoption partner with Tabby Town Cat Adoption Center, located in McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, NY 716-822-4910. Tabby Town's mission is "to fill the heart of each rescued cat that is in need of good food, good health and a good home." They are open 7 days a week. Drop by and visit all the happy cats or their website at
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Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or comments about Hope for Cats, Inc., Jake's Place, or this Web site. Adoption and/or Volunteer Applications can be submitted online or call us to begin the process. Donations are gratefully accepted -- click the Donate button or checks can be made out to Hope for Cats, Inc. and mailed to the postal address, or you can check out other donation options provided on the HFC Information pages. We look forward to hearing from you!


Postal address
P.O. Box 243
North Boston, NY 14110