About Us


Hadley Home for Wayward Cats is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing a new beginning for unwanted cats who might otherwise be euthanized. We provide a safe, loving foster environment for rehabilitation and medical needs, with the ultimate goal of finding them new forever homes. We educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering and how to choose the right pet for their family in order to reduce the population of unwanted pets in our community.

Wayward Cats Sanctuary was started in 2014 when it became obvious that there were many cats and kittens rescued by Desert Paws Rescue that were not adoptable and could no longer remain in foster care.  My wife Jackie and I decided to start our own 501-c-3 non-profit animal rescue group named Hadley Home for Wayward Cats.  We added “wayward” to the name because it accurately described the type of cats and kittens we would be housing, “difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior”.  In addition to the rescue, we set up a Living Trust that will continue to fund the Sanctuary after “we” cross the rainbow bridge.

In 2015, we purchased a vacant property in Queen Creek, AZ and planned the construction of “our” forever home along with plans for an attached cat sanctuary.  After numerous additions, subtractions and changes to the blueprint we finally came up with a workable design showing the living quarters and “the cat house”.  We did have to modify the blueprint before we submitted it to the county for approval because our builder didn’t think having a portion of the building described as a “cat house” would be politically correct! Construction was completed in January 2016 and we, and the cats, moved into our new home.  More in the February newsletter!

Your Donation Makes a Difference!

Without our volunteers and the generosity of our donors, our mission would not be possible. Consider donating to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit today. It’s even a tax-write off. For questions about how your donation would be used, please contact us. To make a donation online, click the button below.

For check donations, please send to Hadley Home for Wayward Cats, P. O. Box 173, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Thank you!

Urgent Needs

Many cats surrendered to local shelters are placed on the Euthanasia List because of medical conditions or diagnosis that the shelter has determined too costly to treat. Our goal is to pull these cats out of shelters before their Euthanasia date and provide them with the necessary care so that they too have a chance of finding a forever home.

Special Needs

Cats who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or have long-term special needs often are often considered “unadoptable”. Our goal is to provide these types of cats with a healthy and safe environment where they can live out their days until a special person comes along to adopt them.


Hadley Home for Wayward Cats has volunteer and foster opportunities available at all skill and interest levels. Our goal is to nurture a team of experienced and dedicated cat-lovers who will contribute to our mission by educating their communities about the animal welfare issues that will help to reduce the homeless pet population.