P.O. Box 4541 Pinehurst, NC 28374  |  253.377.3820

What We Do

Sandhills Cat Coalition is a nonprofit organization located in Pinehurst, NC.

Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of homeless, stray and feral cats in Moore County by providing humane spay/neuter services, and by rescuing and responsibly placing as many animals as possible in permanent, loving homes.

We’re a small group of volunteers who foster the cats we rescue. We do not operate a shelter, and we strive to be a resource for adopters and the general public.

Sandhills Cat Coalition

Who We Are

The Directors of Sandhills Cat Coalition, Lisa Pittella, Joan Trombini, and Deb Smith, have been volunteering separately and together in various animal welfare organizations for over 10 years. Most recently, we worked with Moore County Neighborhood Cats, a county committee, where we assisted with the trapping and spay/neuter of over 200 cats in 2017.

When funding for Moore County Neighborhood Cats ceased in late 2017, we founded Sandhills Cat Coalition, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity to continue the important work of helping needy, homeless cats in Moore County.

How We Work

There are amazing people in our community who selflessly help colonies of stray and feral cats— people who love cats, and who may or may not have the economic means to provide the full range of care for their colony.

We partner with colony caregivers, assess their situation, and provide support multiple ways.

First, a well-fed colony stays healthier, so augmenting the caregiver’s pet food supply is often required. We then trap the cats for spay/neuter, deliver them to the veterinary for surgery, foster them post-op to ensure there are no problems, and then return them back to the colony.

We provide the resources and means for sick cats in the colony to get the professional help they need. And finally, the caregivers help us identify cats that are socialized and can be placed in loving homes.

We believe that helping animals is also about helping people.