PawsWatch is a group of volunteers that provides veterinary care and shelter to improve the lives of feral and unowned cats. Founded in 1997, PawsWatch is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Pawswatch has provided veterinary care to more than 16,000 cats as of 2012. Before the inception of PawsWatch, the life of cats found living in colonies in Rhode Island neighborhoods was bleak - having to fight the elements of nature, living and reproducing in starvation and squalor, and often facing poisoning or mass roundup for death. Our goal is not to personally help every feral cat, but to teach Rhode Islanders to help the cats in their own neighborhoods.