Garfield’s Rescue Inc. strives to make a difference one cat at a time 

KILMARNOCK—Garfield’s Rescue Inc. (GRI) estimates there are over 1,000 community (homeless) cats that require additional resources and care in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties.

GRI was founded in March 2020 with a vision to “eliminate suffering of community cats (homeless cats) on the Northern Neck of Virginia,” reported the organization’s president, Ann Bedford.

GRI volunteers are experienced rescuers with years of service in cat welfare activities, said Bedford. GRI volunteers have and will continue to focus on reducing Northern Neck community cats by rescuing strays, setting up Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of cat colonies, and rehoming of pets.

GRI receives reports from caring individuals when cats and kittens appear in locations where they cannot receive care, she said. GRI attempts to locate owners…