In 2000, Jacci Moss from Defiance, Ohio had a dream that was to find permanent homes for cats and kittens where they will be so loved, cared for and be a part of a family. That dream led her to start Friends of Felines’ Rescue Center a no-kill, no cage cat haven and Earth Angels Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic. Jacci dedicates all of her time to the rescue efforts. Over the past 11 years, Jacci has led a team of volunteers to save over 2,500 cats and kittens as well as homing over 2,200 kitties. They never turn away injured or abused cats or kittens, regardless of how full their rescue center is. They have around 40 permenant cat residents including senior cats who spend their retirement years with them.
Jacci puts everything into helping cats and even dogs. She receives no salary from either organization and is always there for the animals. Friends of Felines Rescue Center is also an advocate for spaying and neutering as an effort to reduce homelessness, abuse, and euthanasia due to animal overpopulation.
Jacci used to be a nurse and worked for wildlife rehab for ten years. “I have always felt this passion has been a God given gift, so I try my best at fulfilling the mission statement at the rescue center. I rely heavily on volunteers, they help make this big job possible. Simply put, I truly love and enjoy what I do,” says Jacci.
Mama Rosabella arrived on 7/31/10 in full, but “lazy labor” and couldn’t finish delivering her kittens. She gave birth to two beautiful kitties who were named Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purr. Rosabella’s milk supply dried up on the fourth day, so the kittens were bottle fed by volunteers but had the beauty of still having mama to raise them.
Rosabella was adopted into a wonderful home. Paddy Cake and Paddy Purr have become the love to everyone at the rescue center and they are there with them forever.