We are a no-kill, volunteer-run 501c3 shelter devoted to rescuing and finding loving forever homes for homeless cats & kittens in LA since 1997.
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WE DID IT!! We officially hit our goal last night of saving kittens (and a few dogs, too!) from city shelters this year. This is only the second year our 24-hour kitten Nursery has been in operation, and last year we rescued 290 cats and kittens. This year, thanks to the incredible dedication and hard work of our volunteers, fosters, and donors, we doubled that number and were able to hit our 600 mark. That’s 600 amazing, beautiful, loving animals that wouldn’t have had a chance otherwise. We’d also like to recognize the staff at the LA city shelters, who worked closely with us and helped enable us to reach our goal and rescue so many animals this year. Pictured here are #599 and #600, rescued from West Valley Shelter. On behalf of all the kitties, and all of us at Kitten Rescue - thank you
Can you feel that winter chill coming on? All of these incredible kitties (plus many more!) are going to be at our adoption events this weekend, and they are all in need of a warm, safe place to call home this winter. Could it be with you? We have SO MANY adorable kittens available, waiting to find their forever families! Check out the list on our Facebook page to see where you can find us this weekend, and please share & tag your friends to help us find homes for every single one of them
Freedom! Here you can see our newest intake kitty on her first ride to her new foster home, after being rescued from a city shelter. Just look at that sweet little face She was found alone inside a car engine, and brought to the shelter shortly after that. Thankfully we were able to quickly find a foster to take her in, so she’s safe & sound!
Meridia is such a stunningly beautiful cat When she first arrived at our Sanctuary, she was extremely feral, and not welcoming towards people at all. Unexpectedly, in the few months she’s been with us, she’s become much more comfortable and has even started allowing volunteers and caretakers to pet her! For a cat like Meridia, that is a really big deal - and it warms our hearts knowing she feels safe and comfortable enough to start bonding with us
Join us this Wednesday, December 13th at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood for An Almost Acapella Christmas! The free, hour-long event will include a fun raffle and performances by several of MI’s talented students. All donations received throughout the evening will be donated to Kitten Rescue, to help us save more animals this holiday season We’ll see you there!
Kittens, kittens, and more kittens! The holidays are the perfect time to bring home a new furry family member, and provide an animal in need with a warm, safe place to call home this Winter Check out some of the adorable kittens we’ll have up for adoption at this weekend’s events, and visit our Facebook for details on locations and times
We had one of our biggest intake days of the entire year today — 14 kittens in total rescued from East Valley shelter! The city shelters have been completely overrun with animals being held for evacuees from the recent fires surrounding LA, and the most effective way we could help them was by doing our part to free up space... by rescuing kittens, which is what we do best! All of these kittens arrived within the last two hours, and are currently adjusting to their new digs. Our staff and volunteers are hard at work getting them acclimated. We’ll work on getting clearer photos for you over the next few days, but we just couldn’t wait to introduce you to the newest members of the Kitten Rescue Nursery!
Meet Tango & Jitterbug! These adorable, 7 year old sisters have been in our Sanctuary since June, and we’d love to find them a forever home. They’re both incredibly sweet and good-natured, but prefer more quiet spaces where they can explore and relax - imagine how they felt when they ended up in a Sanctuary with 100 other cats! Their previous owner sadly passed away which is how they landed in our care, and the best thing we could do for these girls is to find a new forever home where they can feel happy and safe. If you’d be interested in adopting them, please let us know
This is Leia! She’s two months old, and is another one of our incredible panleuk survivors. At one point, she was so weak and lethargic that we didn’t think she had a chance. We never gave up on her though, and she is now a fluffy ball of energy who loves to play. She’ll be up for adoption very soon, so fill out a questionnaire on our website if you’re interested in giving Leia her forever home
Happy December, Kitten Rescuers! The holidays are fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season of giving than by giving a forever home to an animal in need? These are just a few of the amazing kittens we’ll have at our adoption events this weekend located all over LA, and all of them would love a place to call home this Winter. Check out our Facebook for location info and times!
Raise your hand if you love three-legged cats! We certainly do. This is Darby, he’s an awesome, affectionate and playful four year old boy, and he’s missing a leg. He thinks the idea of him being “special needs” is completely ridiculous, and he doesn’t let anything stop him from having a good time. You can usually find Darby hopping around the Sanctuary, and he loves meeting new people. What he’d love more than anything though, is to get adopted into his own forever home! If you’d be interested in adopting this very special guy, please let us know
Meet our newest Sanctuary residents! All of these kitties are new additions to our Sanctuary community, and all have unique backstories that led them into our care. They’re currently adjusting to their new environment, but thankfully, we have tons of amazing volunteers to give them lots of love and make them feel right at home
Thank you to everyone who donated towards helping us build our new Kitten Adoption Center! With the help of your incredible generosity and compassion, we raised over $16,000 in just one day - and we haven’t even finished counting individual donation campaigns yet None of this would be possibly without our amazing supporters - you guys are true champions for homeless animals, in need of a voice to speak up for them Please join us at 1pm this afternoon for a live streaming tour of our facility, where we’ll tell you more about our plans to build the Kitten Adoption Center!
Thanks to your support and compassion, we are now on our way to building an on-site adoption center to help save hundreds more kittens each year! This #GivingTuesday, we’re asking for your help to turn this dream into a reality, and help us bring Los Angeles even closer towards becoming a no-kill city. This project will make it possible for us to save more kittens than ever before, and we can’t do it without you. Click the link in bio to donate today! It only takes a minute and every donation makes a difference, no matter what size
Happy #GivingTuesday, animal lovers! Today, choose to give animals a second chance at life, and to save them from shelter euthanasia and the streets. This Giving Tuesday, we’re raising money to help us build a full-service, on-site adoption center at our Sanctuary & Nursery facility. This incredible project will exponentially increase our ability to save lives by allowing us to expand our space for rescued animals, establish a stronger relationship with the community, and most importantly, find forever homes faster and for even more cats and kittens. Click the link in bio to make a donation! This #GivingTuesday, you have the power to change the lives of homeless animals in need.
All of these adorable faces are looking for a forever home, and you can meet all of them at our adoption events this weekend! There are more locations and way more kittens than just listed here, so visit our Facebook page to see all of this weekend’s locations and times. You can be the reason that a homeless kitten finds a family today
We’re going to have a ridiculously adorable group of kittens available for adoption this Saturday at Westchester Centinela Feed & Pet Supply! We’re hoping we can find a forever home for each of them this weekend, so come by and bring home the newest furry addition to your family! The store is located at 8655 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 - we’ll be there from noon to 3:30, we hope to see you there!
Nikki is our resident vampire - just look at those fangs! Lucky for us, she’s far from vicious. She spends most of her time following volunteers around until someone pets her, and rolling on her back for belly rubs. She always wants to be where the action is, and during volunteer orientations, we always have to keep a chair open for Nikki because she loves to join in on the fun. She’s seven years old, and what would make her the happiest cat in the world is to be adopted into a forever home, where all the love and attention would be focused on her
Meet Raven! This handsome guy and his two siblings arrived in our nursery right around Halloween. We just love his white mustache and whiskers *if you’re interested in adopting Raven, please keep in mind that he won’t be available for a few more weeks, and must be adopted with one of his siblings or to a home with another young cat
These two very special sisters now have their own Instagram account! @pearlieandbelle We posted their story a few weeks ago, and we’re going to do everything we can to spread the word and find a forever home for Pearlie & Belle. Follow their account for special images and exclusive updates! @pearlieandbelle
These five wonderful kitties were scheduled to be euthanized on Friday afternoon. They were diagnosed with ringworm, an easily treatable but highly contagious skin fungal infection, and no other rescue was willing to take them in. We knew they had to be saved, especially being that we had all the resources necessary to effectively treat their condition. Cases like this remind us why rescue is so rewarding and important — that’s five more amazing little lives, saved from senseless shelter euthanasia
This is Esmé - she is four months old, and she is an absolute purring machine! When she’s anywhere near a person, her first instinct is to purr uncontrollably, and her second instinct is to do whatever she can to snuggle up against you and give endless amounts of love. And just in case that doesn’t win you over, look at her goofy, adorable, folded-over ears! Esmé is easily one of the sweetest, most affectionate cats we’ve ever had come through our doors, and we can’t wait to find the perfect forever home for her. Let us know if you’re interested!
This is Annie - she’s one of our beautiful, one-eyed Sanctuary cats. Besides losing an eye, she has chronic upper respiratory issues which have required multiple surgeries to help clear her nasal passages. Annie is far from bitter, though - in fact, she’s very sweet, and is always happy to receive chin scratches or find a lap to snuggle up on. Your support helps us provide cats like Annie with the best care available, and a loving environment that she can call home. Click the link in bio to donate today