Our founder, Sara DeMonbrun, started in her own home, then rented a small house and set up the non-profit to continue the work. In the 2000’s we move to our current facility, which is a converted warehouse with rooms upstairs, and a large building that used to house bucket trucks and now serves as our thrift store. We have a free-roaming, cage-free facility where we provide a home-like environment for our cats. We house between 75-100 cats and kittens every day, with more in foster care. We accept cats from all sorts of circumstances, including cats that were left behind by their owners, left on the street, dumped in parking lots (including ours), litters of kittens found when the mother disappeared, owner surrender due to homelessness, divorce, allergic children, and just about every other circumstance you can imagine. We also take in cats that can’t go where the military family is moving. Every cat or kitten we take in is spayed or neutered as part of our intake process. We work with a local vet to provide a lower cost spay/neuter program to local residents. We rely on our thrift store, donations, and fundraisers for our operations. We have a small number of paid employees who do the work because they love the job. We also have volunteers who help with keeping the facility clean and maintained. We manage to get through week-by-week, month-by-month, and year-by-year, because of the hard work and dedication of a core group of volunteers and employees who clean the shelter, man the thrift store, solicit donations, write newsletters, and organize the fundraisers we rely on. SOCKS has survived since 1993 and found forever homes for thousands of cats since that time. Your support has made it possible.