Stay-A-While, located in North Royalton, Ohio, is an alternative to some shelters which are forced to euthanize thousands. Other than a few cages for new and sick cats, Stay-A-While is a cage-less facility. The cats enjoy roaming free in large rooms. Stay-A-While is a no-kill shelter in that we do not put cats to sleep, other than for health reasons. It is our mission to provide a safe, secure and loving environment for cats as they wait for adoption.
Stay-A-While is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sheltering, caring for and placing cats into life-long homes. We provide a safe and loving environment for unwanted adoptable cats until they can adopt caring people of their own. The shelter is a spacious, contemporary ranch home situated on a little more than one acre of land, which has an abundance of trees and wildlife.
Because Stay-A-While is a small, private shelter, it can accept new residents only when vacancies occur. Once a cat is accepted, it is given a medical check, tested for Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and given initial vaccinations. Cats over six months of age are spayed or neutered before being put up for adoption. Between 65 and 100 cats are housed here.
The shelter is administered by an Advisory Board and is operated and maintained by a Director of Operations, Assistant Director, and several Operations Assistants, plus a staff of volunteers who carry out a myriad of functions.
All funding for the shelter comes from the generosity of cat lovers through donations, adoption fees, and various fund-raising activities. Stay-A-While is a non-profit organization unless you count the riches we receive in finding loving guardians for cats.
Stay-A-While Cat Shelter, Inc.
8800 Akins Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-582-4990 eMail Us