The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Florence Dedman Animal Shelter and Foundation


March 31, 2021

Answering a third grader’s concern about finding a home for all the stray animals, especially feral cats, I thought I would ask first at the Dedman Animal Shelter. Nikki Jones has been the director for three years. She admitted that the topic of homeless animals is a big concern. Currently, they have 40 cats; three are kittens. Adult cats are the hardest to adopt out. They also have nine adult dogs and 25 puppies to give away.

They take strays from Big Sandy and have a new program funded by grant funds to fix the problem of feral (wild) cats. They can trap feral cats, fix them, a...

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