Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is an animal welfare organization based in Folsom, Louisiana. We provide valuable programs as alternatives to euthanasia to lower the number of animals entering shelters and the ones being killed there. Our mission is "changing the ways we think and feel about living with and caring for animals". Our vision is to create a no-kill, no-shelter community, by increasing community consciousness for the well-being of people, animals, and the planet. We work without agenda, seeking to improve the lives of animals and people through education, cooperation and collaboration.
CATNIP = Care, Advocacy, and Treatment of Neglected & Indigent Pets
CATNIP Foundation's mission delivery is guided by the following goals:
“Build. Learn. Teach.” Work to create a replicable model that can be used by other animal welfare groups in other communities. We know that multiplying our efforts is paramount to having a real impact.
“Do More Together.”
Focus on connecting, supporting, and collaborating with other organizations that similar animal welfare missions in order to maximize lifesaving opportunities in our communities.
“Stop the Problem Before It Occurs.”
We pay particular attention to the challenge of cat over-population. Euthanasia and shelters are a reactive response to this problem, so we remain focused on finding proactive solutions that are affordable, sustainable, accepted by the community, and benefit the welfare of the animals.
“Lead Others to No Kill Communities.”
Work to establish our long-term role as a national resource to consult, teach, model and support animal welfare communities in all geographic areas.