The core of what we do at Kitten Rescue is rescue, foster, care for, and adopt out cats and kittens. We do this to prevent them from dying on the streets or being euthanized at LA City Shelters. The cats and kittens are rescued from a variety of situations. Most live in our volunteers’ homes and are fostered there until we can find permanent homes for them. Some who need special care, are elderly, or are unlikely to be adopted live at the KR Cat Sanctuary.
Our volunteers care for all types of cats and kittens — orphaned and abandoned kittens that need to be bottle-fed around the clock, moms with litters, cats that need socialization, and sick or injured animals. The animals are cared for until they are old enough, healthy enough, and socialized enough, at which point our volunteers work to get them adopted into amazing, forever homes.
Kitten Rescue takes care of all of its rescued cats’ medical needs and costs. Prior to adoption, every cat is spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and FIV, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and microchipped.
We have multiple life-saving programs at Kitten Rescue, but a cornerstone of what we do is outreach and education. Kitten Rescue educates the public on responsible pet guardianship — teaching people how to care for kittens and cats, and explaining the importance of spaying and neutering. We coach people on Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and managing feral cat colonies. During kitten season, our volunteers also teach bottle-feeding classes for people who want to care for unweaned kittens.
In 2006, we acquired our own private, no-kill cat sanctuary. The KR Sanctuary is a both a shelter and a boarding facility that can house up to 150 cats. It has its own full-time staff and volunteers to provide care and socialization for the cats who are housed there. (Click image to read more.)
The Kitten Nursery is a separate part of the KR Sanctuary. It is designed for us to care for large numbers of unweaned kittens who would otherwise be euthanized at city shelters. At the Nursery, we give round-the-clock care, bottle feeding, love and attention. (Click image to read more.)
Our foster network makes up the largest part of Kitten Rescue. Our animals come to us from many channels, mostly from shelters or the streets. Our volunteers take them in, clean them up, get them healthy, and shower them with love until a forever home is found. (Click image to read more.)