The House of Mews is a 16-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed by volunteers and is located in the Cooper-Young Historic District. A no-kill feline sanctuary, adoption agency, and cat lovers gift shop, the organization has cared for and adopted over 8,700 homeless cats. It exists solely on support through donations and volunteer efforts. In addition, retail pet supplies and gift and art items are sold to help defray expenses. Profits go directly into the care of the cats in their possession, which currently is around 150.