Forever Home Feline Ranch (FHFR) is a not-for-profit volunteer animal welfare group, registered and inspected by the State of Illinois. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charity. We are also a PetSmart Partner, registered with PetSmart Charities.

Our threefold mission is to provide every cat in need a forever home, be a sanctuary where cats will have a second chance to live a full life in a no-cage, no-kill environment, and to lead the effort to make Central Illinois a no-kill community by ending euthanasia as a method of controlling feline populations.

FHFR is supported solely by community donations and fundraisers. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are administered by a Board of Directors and operated by a small but very dedicated group of volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers as the number of cats in our care continues to grow. We conduct off-site adoptions at PetSmart and Ace Hardware (Wabash Avenue). Our adoptable cats are listed on Petfinder. We have saved over 400 cats since our inception in March 2009. 50% of the cats at FHFR are sanctuary cats, meaning their forever home is the Ranch. The other 50% are adoptable and can be seen at our off-site adoptions.

Please join us as we create a new option for the cats in central Illinois and the Midwest!


OUR Board of directors & Senior Volunteers

Cheryl Johnston - President & Intake Coordinator 

** there is a waiting list for intake, so please be patient if we are unable to take in right away**


Megan Fellows -  Vice President 


Cathy Wankel - Treasurer 


Charlie Smith - Secretary


Natasha Bassett - Board Member


Catlin McElroy - Sanctuary Caretaker


Feedback, Questions, and Concerns

If you have questions or concerns, please fill out a form here and email it to We will address it immediately.










How did you find us?  

Contact us via Phone

(217) 503-9898

**Please allow 48-72 hours for a return call or text. 





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