Meet Our Founder, Susan Carmichael

Susan Carmichael is a savior and caregiver to over 700 feral cats in Palm Beach County, FL. Susan founded Florida’s Forgotten Felines, Inc. in 2002 after “just going out to feed the neighborhood homeless cats.” Soon enough, she expanded her efforts and cares for over 20 colonies and 700 cats, daily. She works 365 days a year, hour after hour, to make sure that these cats are taken care of. Susan and her team enforce the Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) method for our local cats, to humanely control the county’s cat population. Florida’s Forgotten Felines, Inc. is aligned with heart-centered veterinarians who provide medical care for ill cats, as well.

  • Feeds over 20 colonies of homeless cats daily

  • Oversees the daily operations of FFF

  • Interview, hires, and trains new feeders for FFF

  • Manages cat food and medical supply donations

  • Advocates for felines in need and support

  • Arranges adoption and fostering with loving families

Florida’s Forgotten Felines, Inc. is a mostly all volunteer, NON-PROFIT, 501 (c)(3) organization, dedicated to making life easier for over 850 cats in over 70 colonies in southern Palm Beach County.

Florida’s Forgotten Felines is NOT AN ANIMAL SHELTER. We feed and care for these cats in their colonies and at their colony locations.

We spend roughly $6,000 each MONTH on wet and dry food to feed stray and feral cat colonies. We spay and neuter our cats and provide medical care to any sick or injured animals plus lots of TLC on a daily basis.

Within this website, you will learn about what we stand for and what we have done to help the cat population all over Palm Beach County, FL and beyond. Lots of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is needed to help reduce the tremendous cat overpopulation, thereby preventing many innocent lives from being lost. We are in great need of volunteers – whether it’d be feeding, trapping, transporting or monetary help. Since we are a 501 (c)(3), Non-profit, IRS recognized organization, your donations are 100% tax deductible and every penny goes directly to the animals. So please contact us and help us save lives.

We have over 25 years of experience in TNR, feeding, colony monitoring, fostering, adopting out and medical care.

Any help is greatly appreciated – from food, to money, to your valuable time!

“I have been volunteering with Susan for years as a loyal feeder. Susan is the most caring, trustworthy, reliable super human I have ever met. She truly cares about these cats and she is a role model on so many level. Her level of commitment is inspiring.”

Courtney Eckman, Feeder, Florida's Forgotten Felines

Frequently Asked Questions

Go ahead, ask us anything.

We feed about 15 feline colonies (anywhere between 2 and 22 cats in a colony) roughly about 20 stops a day. That’s about 700 cats!

This a 365 day, year round job. We start the day preparing food, packing the car, and driving to the cat colonies. In all, it is about 6 hours daily to feed; and around the clock monitoring care for ill cats.
We focus on Palm Beach County, but all of Florida has a large number of feral or stay cats. The cats are behind businesses, restaurants, backyards, parks, EVERYWHERE!
FOOD is our most expensive item, 4000 pounds of each wet food and dry food per month. Other cost goes towards medical care, spaying, and neutering cats for population control.

TNR: Trap, Neuter, Release. We have seen HUGE reductions in cat colony populations, and limiting costs and sick kitties.

Financial donations or dropping off cat food at our drop off location is a HUGE help. You can also apply to be a Feline Feeder through our website under “Job Opportunities.” Spreading the word about our organization by mouth, social media, or any other platform is definitely helpful! Foster or adopt a cat or kitten in need is a great way to get involved as well!
Contact us via email or phone, and we will assist you any way we can. We can attempt to trap the feline to provide care on a one on one basis.
We have over 25 years of experience in TNR, feeding, colony monitoring, adopting out, and medical care for cats.
We have an abundance of information about feral and stray cats on our website! If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us!

Hopefully, we will continue to assist and feed these cats in need. We are always looking for help–whether that is in a form of a donation, volunteering, working with us, or just spreading awareness about FFF. We have seen a drastic reduction in the cat population, so hopefully that will continue to occur, as well.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us

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