KITTEN RESCUE was founded in the spring of 1997 and has grown to become one of the
largest and most respected rescue groups in Los Angeles. We are a non-profit, totally
volunteer run organization devoted to finding loving new homes for unwanted and
abandoned cats and kittens. KITTEN RESCUE volunteers place approximately 1,000 cats
and kittens into new homes every year!
In March 2006, KITTEN RESCUE realized one of its long-standing dreams when it
acquired its very own private, no-kill shelter in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles.
The KITTEN RESCUE SANCTUARY is a shelter and boarding facility that can house up to 150
cats. The Sanctuary has a full time staff as well as numerous volunteers who provide
care, love and socialization for the cats housed there. KITTEN RESCUE also operates
permanent adoption installations at the Pasadena PETCO and Canoga Park PetSmart, where cats are housed on a
full-time basis. KITTEN RESCUE volunteers provide all of the care of these animals.
Our Unique Services
The majority of KITTEN RESCUE's animals live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Our volunteers care
for bottle babies, moms with litters, cats that need socialization and sick and injured animals. Prior to adoption, all
of our cats are:
spayed and neutered
tested for feline leukemia and FIV
treated for fleas
We also offer education and assistance to the public regarding all aspects of responsible pet ownership, care of
kittens and cats, the importance of spaying and neutering and the proper maintenance and care of feral colonies.
During "kitten season", volunteers teach bottle feeding classes for people who want to care for unweaned kittens.
We distribute City of Los Angeles spay / neuter coupons and host periodic spay / neuter events for feral cats. We
hold weekly adoption events at a number of pet stores across the Los Angeles area. Adoptable pets are also
posted on our web site.
Recently, KITTEN RESCUE became the beneficiary of a living trust for a dilapidated
animal shelter in the Antelope Valley. The elderly owner has partnered with
KITTEN RESCUE in order to ensure his animals will be taken care of after he passes
away. The property houses approximately 60 cats, 75 dogs, two pigs and
numerous chickens and roosters. It will take a tremendous amount of work to
clean up the property and improve the living conditions of the animals there, but
KITTEN RESCUE hopes that this new shelter can become a key rescue location in an
area where there is serious animal overpopulation and sparse veterinary care.
In 2008, KITTEN RESCUE spent approximately $300,000 on the animals it its care,
and that amount is expected to grow each year as we increase in size and services become more expensive.
KITTEN RESCUE 's goal is to help Los Angeles become a no-kill city.