About Us

Tabby Town is not a brick and mortar rescue with set hours of operation. (Not yet, anyway!) Tabby Town is a group of dedicated, loving volunteers who foster cats in their homes. The heart of Tabby Town is the residence of Marie Glover and her husband, Ted.
  • Tabby Town rescues orphaned kittens, special needs cats, abused, neglected and unwanted cats, and, as space permits, cats on death row from kill shelters.

    All cats and kittens over 4 months of age are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They receive age-appropriate vaccinations, are treated for parasites (worms, fleas, ear mites), and litter box trained. All of the cats and kittens have been tested for FIV (Feline Aids) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia).
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Adopters of kittens younger than 4 months of age are given a voucher for the future spay / neuter / rabies at specified vet clinics.

Tabby Town does not euthanize cats or kittens just because they have Feline Aids or Leukemia unless they are extremely ill and already dying. We find homes for those felines and many of them live long, healthy lives. Our own WideLoad lived for 17 healthy years with FIV before succumbing. When we have "positive" cats for adoption, we provide information about the disease to potential adopters. We also make ourselves available for free consultations about any health issues that might arise for the rest of the cat's life.

Tabby Town believes in cat behavioral training instead of declawing and asks that adopters NOT DECLAW their cats. Please read our information about declawing. You owe it to your cat to educate yourself on the subject. If a potential adopter insists on a declawed cat, we help find them a cat who is already declawed.

Our non-profit rescue depends solely upon contributions from caring cat lovers like you. We are not supported by any government or municipal entity. Our yearly expenses far outweigh what our modest adoption fees bring in. Your contributions are, of course, tax-deductible in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

In The Beginning...
Tabby Town was started by Marie Glover and her husband, Ted, of Westby, Wisconsin, in the fall of 2003. Their son was heading off to college and he wanted a kitten of his own, so the family visited the local dog pound. Tripod Although there were no kittens there at the time for Dennis, a young tortie caught their attention by reaching out through the bars of her stark cage, pleading for attention. Apparently she was taken to the facility after being hit by a car about six weeks prior to that, but hadn't yet been seen by a vet. Within minutes, "Tripod" was in the family car heading to Westby to begin the rest of her life. Tripod's leg could not be saved, she has permanent damage to her mouth and ear, and it took a year for her to heal. She is now a life-long resident of Tabby Town and oftentimes greets visitors, always begging for treats ~ and she gets them!

After the dog pound visit, Marie began volunteering there in an effort to make life easier for the cats. Back then the dog pound was a municipal-run facility and life for the cats there was a meager existence, oftentimes bitter cold, generally dark, very lonely, and ear-piercing from the constant barking of dogs.

It wasn't long before Marie brought home weak kittens who would otherwise have died and highly stressed pregnant cats who more than likelybabies would've prematurely aborted their babies. She found it utterly heart-wrenching to see so many wonderful cats caged for too many long hours day after day, week after week, month after month. She knew she had to do more for the homeless cats, so she talked with Ted and they decided to open their own cat rescue, albeit their home, where the cats would be safe, always warm and know the touch of kind hands. By the middle of 2004, Marie quit her job to manage the rescue full-time from her home, which is proudly called Tabby Town USA, Inc.

Marie has never gotten paid for her work and the Glovers still struggle to make ends meet. They live by Marie's favorite saying, "I rescue cats...my work is never done and my home is never quiet. My wallet is always empty, but my heart is always full."

Mission Statement
Tabby Town USA, Inc.

“To establish Tabby Town as a distinctive cat rescue where adoptable cats and kittens will live with affection and in comfort until they are adopted, and where unwanted elderly and disabled cats can reside with dignity, surrounded by love, until they pass on. Tabby Town is proud to oppose the declawing of cats and to inform people of the reasons why it should be banned. Tabby Town is dedicated to educating people about the importance and urgent need to spay and neuter their pets, and offering assistance to help control the overpopulation, and subsequent suffering, of cats.”