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Fried's Cat Shelter was founded by Hans and Lucille Fried in
1977. The Frieds came to the United States in 1939 from Nazi Germany. In the
late 1970's they sold their home in Beverly Shores, Indiana to buy an old
roadside motel in Michigan City, Indiana. They turned the motel into a no-kill,
cageless shelter for homeless and abandoned felines.
The Frieds did not believe in euthanization as a solution to
the cat overpopulation problem. Hans became known by his favorite saying:
"To save a life is more in conformity with God's law than
Hans and Lucille felt that spaying and neutering would correct
the problem and be a much more humane solution. It was their dream to create a
safe haven for all felines who needed it.
The Frieds passed away in the early 1990's, but their legacy
is still being carried out today by our Board of Directors. Fried's Cat Shelter
is still a no-kill, cageless sanctuary that thoroughly believes in spaying and
neutering as the most effective method to control the feline population.
Today our shelter consists of two buildings and houses over
three hundred cats. The main building is home to the largest population of cats
and also houses the offices and our gift shop. The second smaller building is
home to our cats with special medical needs, such as those with FIV, feline
Leukemia and FIP.
All of the cats here at Fried's Cat Shelter are guaranteed a
home for life and are cared for by our professional staff and wonderful
Fried's Cat Shelter, under no
circumstances, will rent, sell or otherwise publicize our mailing list. All
names and addresses are kept strictly confidential. Fried's Cat Shelter does
not collect any other information about our donors.
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