Kitten Rescue was founded in the spring of 1997 and has grown to be one of the largest and most respected animal welfare groups in Los Angeles. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving new homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens. Kitten Rescue volunteers place over 1,000 cats and kittens into homes every year. Since we began, we have rescued and placed over 17,000 cats (and counting!) into loving homes.
We are so excited to announce that the first phase of our Sanctuary remodel is complete — the new Kitten Rescue Feline Leukemia Sanctuary Room! We officially opened the beautiful new living space created just for our FeLV+ kitties.
For those who don’t know, FeLV is short for feline leukemia. Feline leukemia is a disease that suppresses the immune system and makes cats more vulnerable to disease. It can be transmitted from one cat to another, which is why our feline leukemia positive (FeLV+) cats must be kept separate from our other residents. (You can read more about FeLV here.) Most shelters will immediately euthanize kittens and cats who test positive for FeLV. However at Kitten Rescue, we believe that FeLV+ cats deserve the chance to live full, happy lives — which is why we’ve built a home for them at our Sanctuary.
We can’t wait for our volunteers and visitors to come check out the new Feline Leukemia Sanctuary Room and spend time with these awesome kitties. Thank you to all of our amazing, compassionate supporters who donated or sent supplies. You made this possible!
Have you found abandoned, feral or orphaned kittens and are not sure what to do? Should you take them in? And if you rescue them, what do you do next? Never fear… we have all the answers in our Kitten Care Handbook!
Our Kitten Care Handbook is your expert online source for everything you need to know if you wish to rescue and raise orphaned kittens. We also include tips for people who have recently adopted a new kitten or cat and want to make sure everything goes smoothly.
From the immediate steps and first aid you’ll need to provide, to what supplies you will gather, to emergency kitten formula recipes, to getting and keeping kittens healthy — we cover it all! We even detail the care for them as they grow.
Because if there’s one thing that Kitten Rescue knows… it’s how to rescue and care for kittens!
Need your fix? Check out our Kitten Cam! We have an entire room at the KR Sanctuary dedicated to nursing moms with litters of kittens. When we don’t happen to have a mom with a litter, we use this area as a romper room for some of our kittens waiting to be adopted.
All of the budding young stars you see on this live feed are looking for homes, including Mom! If you fall in love, don’t hesitate — click below and get an adoption application in to us pronto!