Clowder House Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Diane Hurwitz. A life-long cat lover, Diane had heard of other facilities throughout the country that offered lifetime care for cats and wondered who in St. Louis would take care of her cats if she needed it? And the idea for St. Louis’ only sanctuary for domestic felines was born.
A “clowder” – a group or pack of cats – sounded like the perfect name for her facility. Diane worked tirelessly for many years securing a safe location, raising funds to build out the facility and finally putting all the wheels in motion to open the Clowder House doors.
Clowder House Foundation, Inc. provides lifetime care for your cat or cats when you are no longer able to do so. We offer a tranquil setting with plenty of cat toys, furniture and sunny windows for your cat’s enjoyment. Music, human love and companionship will be a part of your cat’s everyday life.
We are a no-kill, minimum-cage facility, and we make every effort to accommodate your cat’s special needs. We recognize each cat’s individuality and strive to make all our residents comfortable. Cages are used only for new residents until they become acclimated or for sick or injured cats.
Clowder House also provides homes for abused, neglected and un-adoptable cats as space and funds allow. Rescued cats that can be socialized are available for adoption.