The Lost Companion is a feral cat management 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in central Wisconsin. We are dedicated to working with the public to reduce the size of colonies of free-roaming stray cats, barn cats and feral (wild) cats in the Waushara County and surrounding areas through Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR.
The Lost Companion was founded in 2006 by Deb Schulz, Director, Kenlyn Kemps and a small group of dedicated animal lovers. A need was identified to help feral cat populations in the village of Wild Rose, Wis. It quickly became clear that feral cats were a concern throughout Waushara County.
To help these cats, a nonprofit organization was setup using the guidelines of Alley Cat Allies, an organization which has advocated for non-lethal methods to reduce outdoor cat populations for over a decade.
As of January 2016, The Lost Companion has spayed/neutered 1561 cats and kittens through our TNR programs and 765 cats and kittens have been rehomed . Of these, nearly 600 kittens have been rescued, cared for and socialized in foster care homes, and have found their forever homes by adoption through us and programs with our partner organizations.
Please note that we cannot accept pets from the public. We have a small foster care center and several foster care homes. Our volunteers care for our cats/kittens at the foster care center and other volunteers care for smaller number in their homes.
Adoptions are by appointment only at our foster care center.
It is our mission to manage the health, population and quality of life for feral cats in Waushara County.
The Lost Companion envisions the time when the public is educated and aware of the value of wild outdoor cat populations, and of the non-lethal method of TNR
The Lost Companion is a volunteer-run, donation-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. We rely completely on the support of our communities to help homeless cats and kittens.