...devoted to the stray cats and kittens on the streets of, West Michigan.


We specialize in F.I.P. treatments, abandoned neonatal kittens, pregnant and nursing queens, CH cats, and other special medical need kitties. We also work with a lot of hoarding/overpopulated stray/feral situations!


Kittens In The Mitten, Inc.


The only way we can fulfill our mission is with your donations to help fund medical treatment and care for stray/ sick/ needy cats.
Kittens In The Mitten Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with State and Federal tax laws. 







We are closed for intake until further notice.


That means we can not take any cats in at this time, however, we want to be able to help if possible.


If you need help, the first thing you should do is check the



(click that to go to their website)


and see if any other local rescues can help you!


If you are here because you know a cat who is in need, and you have already tried the NoKillNetwork, or we can help in any other way, please contact:



Chalsey Schmidt:


Phone: (616)-405-6664
Email: kittensinthemitten21@yahoo.com






John VanSpronsen:


Phone: (616)-251-4449 

Email: kittensinthemitten616@gmail.com




Call, Text, or Email Chalsey To Volunteer!


Phone: (616)-405-6664


Email: kittensinthemitten21@yahoo.com


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Kittens In The Mitten, Inc., depends solely on donations and volunteers.


Our board consists of amazing people who volunteer and do not receive any kind of salary.


Our mission is to have a significant impact on the rapidly growing feral cat populations, saving as many cats now and in the future from pain and suffering in these overpopulated feral cat colonies.


We also work extremely hard to provide people with the opportunity to adopt a healthy, happy, well behaved cat, who spent their time with us being smothered with love and care. 


A cat (or more than one) with the personalities you would expect from any cat(s) who has been treated like royalty! 





To do so, we utilize social media to help educate the public and gain more support locally, nationally, and even internationally! We practice TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Release) if the cat is fully feral with little to no chance of being able to chnage.  However, when we trap, if there is any chance of the cat becoming a happy, family cat, we work day and night to create an environment they feel is safe and comfortable, encourage and teach the cat to let the feral side of them go, and embrace the life of a king or queen.


Because that is exactly what they are to us.


We also help cats at shelters who are at risk for euthanasia, or cats who have special/medical needs that shelters have a hard time managing.


In fact, we take great pride in helping cats with extreme conditions. Because we are primarily working with area shelters and rescues, we, unfortunately, are not able to take stray cats off the streets or cats that need to be re-homed.


If you wish to contact us and see how we can help, please do! However, we are a small, volunteer-based organizaton, which limits what we can do.  We wish that we were able to help every cat in need, but it simply is not possible and we are doing our best to stick to our mission of giving second chances to at-risk cats.


If you have found a stray or have a cat that needs to be re-homed, please contact your local Animal Shelter or Humane Society– both wonderful resources in our community that can help with these kinds of things. 




Check Us Out In Cats And Dogs Magazine!

Spring 2022



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