We exist so that wild cats in Texas continue to exist. Two of our native feline species are extinct in the state; two of our remaining three species face many perils. We advocate to ensure that we don't lose more wild cat species again.
We are a Texas-based organization of volunteers interested in acquainting Texans with our cat species. Our goal is to expand educational outreach and to improve the lives of threatened Texas felines.
Our mission is to provide education and outreach about wild felines that are native to the State of Texas, their history, characteristics, habitat, importance and future. Texas Native Cats gives these silent animals a voice.
We convey the untold story of these cats and their struggle to survive. Yet they have a unique role in nature, helping to maintain lower species to keep them from proliferating.
Ryan Trimble is a public affairs professional with nearly two decades of experience
Meet the Team Behind Our Organization
Our dedicated team members come from a diverse range of backgrounds yet share a unifying passion for the conservation and advocacy of Texas' native cat species.
Frequently asked questions
Have questions about Texas Native Cats, our mission, or the species we protect? You're not alone! We've provided answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Where does my donation go?
Your donation provides supplies and fees for outreach events, education expenses, trail cameras for cat studies, and mundane but necessary expenses like insurance. As an all-volunteer organization, no contributions go toward salaries or benefits.
Which cats in Texas are under threat?
Our ocelot is endangered and has been since 1972. Our mountain lion is considered to be threatened / imperiled. And our bobcat, though stable in numbers is often the target of wildlife killing contests.
Do other organizations help our cats?
Yes, several do. But Texas Native Cats is solely dedicated to our wild Texas felines.