Welcome to New Beginnings for Cats

Donate with children’s book purchase

Sammy Sparrow Story BookThe Sammy Shelter Project is assisting New Beginnings for Cats with the sale of children’s book, “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” by Tracy Ahrens (Momence, Il.).

Order “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight” through the author’s website and $2 will be donated to New Beginnings for Cats.
In “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” (Guardian Angel Publishing; Dec. 25, 2014; ages 2-8, $9.95) a young sparrow named Sammy quickly learns why parents set rules. He was told not to fly alone at night. His wings are weak and Sammy falls into a bush below. The world looks scary from the ground. A friendly owl flies Sammy back home to sleep under his parents’ wings.
Visit tracyahrens.weebly.com/sammy-shelter-project to download a book order form and note New Beginnings for Cats as the organization you’d like to donate to with your book purchase. 

“A Cage Free Sanctuary for Cats rescued from Abuse, Neglect and Indifference!”

New Beginnings is a cage free shelter for cats rescued from abuse, neglect, indifference, and homelessness. New Beginnings wants to make a difference in the lives of the cats of our community.  To help them overcome the situations that have hurt and damaged them and watch them bloom into wonderful family pets curled on warm laps contentedly purring. (Our Cats)

Although most of the wonderful cats housed at New Beginnings for Cats are lovely, healthy cats waiting to have their forever person bring them home.  Some cats will find sanctuary here at New Beginnings for Cats due to age, medical condition or handicap (see Harry’s House).   These cats have special needs such as Diabetes, are paralyzed or have FIV, FELV, or dietary needs. At New Beginnings, these cats are able to live full and happy lives with the medical care, love, and affection they deserve.  Even some of these cats are adoptable and the staff at New Beginnings can tell you all about them.

Our Mission

To rescue cats in need from abuse and neglect and to place them into loving homes.

Our Goals

To find a happy, loving forever home for every cat.
To build a No Kill community in Kankakee County that respects and values the life of every cat and dog.
To end the overpopulation of homeless companion animals through solutions, practices and education.
To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and develop a sustainable, solution-based model.

In order for us to accomplish our mission and achieve our goal we are going to need your help. Please read our entire site to see how you can help the animals we all love.