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Save The Cats Arizona

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Since 2007, we have been advocates for community cats/feral cats, who have been discarded by society. We were blessed to have been able to create a feral cat sanctuary to provide a safe and loving home for more than 50 abandoned and neglected cats who are not able to be adopted into a forever home due to their distrust of humans. We support and advocate for humane Trap-Neuter-Return programs as a way to control the homeless cat population, and educate the community on the program and resources of responsible pet ownership. As a rescue, volunteers & fosters provide love and care to cats while they await adoption into their forever homes. We are an all volunteer group, working together to provide a safe and loving environment for the cats in our care! Please help us make 2019 a great year for the STCAZ rescue cats!

Results: We are able to adopt dozens of cats and kittens into loving forever homes each year due to the kindness of foster guardians and due to the generosity of donors. We believe it takes a village to help animals in need, and we are very pleased to have more than 50 volunteers who make it all possible! As an all volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, all donations go to the cats' care.

Target demographics: For cats who are considered unadoptable, we offer a life time home of care and love at our feral cat sanctuary. As a rescue, we help cats who have been abused or neglected find loving forever homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 75 cats find forever homes!

Geographic areas served: Phoenix Metro Area

Programs: community education, cat foster care & adoptions, sanctuary for feral cats

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The sanctuary provides a wonderful home with plenty of space for the cats to explore, play and relax.

Run by a team of truly dedicated volunteers who help provide the love and safety the residents need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the Cats AZ, is a wonderful organization! The volunteers at the sanctuary, and those who foster and help with adoptions, are some of the best people ever!

Recently, the sanctuary helped me by taking in an older female cat who was left behind at a apartment complex 8 months ago. This kitty was finally caught and taken to the sanctuary, looked over and helped with a unexpected abcess.
The volunteers are knowledgeable and handled this kitty with care. They also made sure she had a safe place to be within the sanctuary until she adjusts to her new surroundings.

I appreciate their dedication , devotion in helping as many cats as they can. Whether feral, or strays, friendly lost kitties and kittens, this organization takes very good care of each cat and truly care!

Thank you, Save the Cats AZ ! 😻

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You know you're working somewhere special when you can expect that 1-2hrs to always be a highlight of your week. The volunteers are so friendly and helpful that it's a little easy to look forward to your shift each and every time. Not to mention, there are some very playful cats who love nothing more than being petted and following you around the shelter.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the best non-profit organizations I've ever worked for! The other volunteers are extremely helpful and friendly. Really feels like I am a part of something special and each volunteer session is not only fun but also rewarding due to the much-improved atmosphere and setting the cats find themselves in. Truly great for the cats to socialize with wonderful people and to prepare them for adoption and finding a furever home!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Save the Cats Arizona since January 2012. The sanctuary is just amazing. The enclosed sanctuary has plenty of room for the kitties to run, climb and play. There is a climate controlled barn for the kitties to cool off in the summer and keep warm in the winter. And the kitties are all just precious. It doesn’t matter if the kitty is wild or domestic they all are treated with care And live. So many of them have had such a hard life prior to coming to our sanctuary. It’s nice to know that these fur babies are safe from harm and are well taken care of. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a once frightened or abused kitty learn to love and trust our volunteers. I wish there were more places like this for cats.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering at STCAZ for 2 years & I love this place so much. There’s always great communication between volunteers & everyone always has each other’s backs. These kitties are so lucky to have made their way into STCAZ’s hands!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save The Cats AZ are a wonderful group of people who do so much for the cats who need the most help. They have created a safe home for cats that have been abandoned or have come into a situation where their caretakers can no longer care for them and have no where to go. They also offer adoption for any cats that they have determined to be healthy & friendly and ready to be adopted. I adopted a cat from them and would recommend anyone else to contact them if they are interested in adopting a cat.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The love and care provided to our numerous kitties by the many dedicated Volunteers never ceases to amaze me! I am proud to be associated with this most worthy nonprofit organization. Meow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have visited the facility and found caring and loving volunteers!

1 Jason M.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization with dedicated volunteers that go out of there way to help the kitties.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have been volunteering with STCAZ for over a year now. The organization truly cares for the kitties and all the volunteers are phenomenal!

1 John M.19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have volentered for this wonderful organization for 3 years over this time have seen many cats rescued from the street's and living under horrible conditions. This is truly an organization of unsung heroes.

1 Anissa Grande S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m so happy & proud to be involved with Save the Cats Arizona! Definitely a wonderful organization working hard to help cats & kittens in need!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Save the Cats AZ is so rewarding. This nonprofit does amazing work giving cats who have had a rough life on the streets a safe, loving, forever home at the sanctuary. We have also found countless adoptable cats & kittens loving forever homes through the Petco adoptions program. I am proud to be a part of this cat loving team’s mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the cats are an amazing group of volunteers that work to keep kitties Healthy & Happy even if they are feral . They helped us when no other rescue would . They Love what they do & it shows !!!!

1 Autumn J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the Cats has been absolutely amazing! The facility is always clean and you can tell they genuinely care and love for every single cat they’ve rescued. If you are interested in adopting a cat, you absolutely have to go through S.T.C.!

1 Terry Kaiser B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Cats provides food, water, medication and love to furry friends who would otherwise be euthanized. A non-profit truly fueled by volunteers, this is a worthy organization to share your time and funds with.

2 John J.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are the best .so much love and care for all the cats that need a home

2 Kate S.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Save the Cats Arizona sanctaury for about a year and a half now and absolutely love it. It's a great place to volunteer if you want to meet some wonderful people, meet some wonderful cats, and relax in the sanctuary. I have learned so much about cats through volunteering here and hope to continue volunteering here for many years. If you want a great place to get volunteer experience, this is a wonderful opportunity for you, and I'd highly recommend it. If not, you can still come by and check us out through special events being held throughout the year, or at Petco where there are some adorable adoptable kitties.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a really wonderful group that is trying to find homes for homeless and unwanted cats. Any volunteer there can really see how they do everything they can to provide a home, whether that be the large private sanctuary or adopting kitties to new owners. And for the cats that are able to be adopted, the volunteers put in a lot of work to try and find homes for them. I don’t see any reason why a person could not support this nonprofit.

1 Sarah S.12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a kitten I fostered. He became part of the family and he is very loved. Roger now Dodger aka babiest.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer weekly for save the cats arizona at petco. I love the compassion and care that goes into each cat they help. Whether it be at the sanctuary, petco or outside of that. I've been blessed to be a part of their journey in helping cats be cared for until they find their forever home. And essentially finding so many cats homes along the way.

1 Lisa Legere A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Save the Cats AZ almost 2 years ago. They're an organization that truly cares about the kitties and the volunteers that take care of them. It has been such a rewarding experience to be part of the Save the Cats team. I highly recommend them to become a volunteer or to donate to. They do good work!

1 Ashley J.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Save the Cats AZ! I've adopted 3 cats from them and volunteered at their cat sanctuary.

They provide a loving sanctuary for cats who would usually be passed over or euthanized. The volunteers work tirelessly and love each and every cat.

I cannot reccomend Save the Cats AZ enough!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been volunteering here for a few months now and it's an awesome sanctuary for so many cats.

They have a great safe, set-up, loads of space on multiple levels to keep things interesting for the cats.

Everyone involved cares deeply for the cat's wellbeing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love volunteering with the sanctuary kitties! So glad to be part of their second chance!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have volunteered with them for over a year dedicated volunteers handle all their needs from vet visits to cleaning their litterbox has taken in a number of cats who are considered not adoptable by many rescue groups and provided them with a home surrounded by loving volunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Highly dedicated Volunteers working within a limited budget but very effective.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have both fostered and volunteered for Save the cats of AZ rescue, and they always take great care and concern in making sure all their cats and kittens are well taken care of, and that the fosters are in good communication with staff. They support the community whenever possible by taking in cats the are in need . They have an outstanding Reputation for finding adoptable cats their forever homes, as well as long term feral care at their contained sanctuary where they get vet care , Love and attention everyday . I would highly recommend volunteering for this rescue and/or fostering for Save the cats of AZ

6 Janae K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love STCAZ!!
I volunteered with them at one of their adoption outlets for about three years, and it was so wonderful!
I was sad when my schedule changed and I wasn’t able to continue to volunteer with them.

I’m a cat person myself, and Katrina was always a resource and willing to help me when I crossed paths with the opportunity to rescue homeless or struggling kitties.
As well as doing what she could to get the kittens healthy and up to date with shots so they’re ready to find furever homes!
And most importantly, they vet out their adopting candidates— standards for placing these kitties into caring, and loving homes, ie; adopting applicants will be denied if they intend to de-claw the cat, or if the home environment seems too stressful (large dogs in the house with a cat that they know won’t handle it well) etc.

Highly recommend this organization!

4 Lisa P.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster mommy to cats and kittens and pregnant mamas too. I foster for Save The Cats Arizona. They have been such an awesome rescue to work with. The cats always get the medical attention they need. They supply food and litter for them as well. Save The Cats Arizona finds these cats and kittens such wonderful adopters. I miss them when they move on, but I know they will be so very loved for the rest of their lives. We've given them a great start for an awesome life! Thank you Save The Cats Arizona! Lisa Petrucci

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful group of people! They work hard to help those who are down on their luck, and they do it gladly. I volunteered, I adopted, and I was conquered. Please support Save the Cats Arizona.

6 Liz L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with STCAZ over two years ago and have adopted two of my sweet fur babies through them. I love them more than anything possible and I love volunteering with the cats and other volunteers at the sanctuary. I have personally witnessed so much amazing good that this organization does and I highly recommend getting involved with them and donating!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I decided to foster for Save The Cats AZ after loosing a loved pet. They are so professional and will help out with anything you need. You can tell they really care for the animals under their care. I ended up adopting one of my foster kittens and I couldnt be happier.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been volunteering with STCAZ for the last 4 years and we couldn't be happier! The compassion that the volunteers have for the kitties in our care couldn't be more loving. We are like one giant family working together and supporting each other all for the love and care of the kitties.

5 Ashlee G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization ran by amazing people. They will help you find the perfect cat for your family ensuring its a fit for both the adopter and the adoptee. They take care of all of their animals as if they're their own. I love volunteering for them because they truly are making a change and finding a better life for the cats who didn't have a chance.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering here! The cats are awesome and the atmosphere is very chill, relaxed, and fun!

5 Sandy Taeschler B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save The Cats Arizona is a fantastic cat rescue organization. It is run by a group of selfless, dedicated people who's only goal is to care for homeless cats. There are no politics involved in this organization as there are in so many other rescue organizations. The members of the board along with the volunteers work together as one cohesive unit for the betterment of their feline rescues. More importantly they work together as friends and cat lovers. Every penny they get goes into caring for the cats. Every cat they save is loved and cared for.

6 Jamie A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat from save the cats. I walked by him in the pet store and he started purring at me. I immediately fell in love with him. I still go to Petco and when I do I stop and pet the cats that save the cats has. Every single cat I pet is so sweet. I haven't seen one aggressive or unfriendly cat. Which tells me they take very good care of them and show them love. Every cat I have encountered from save the cats is very friendly and loving. It makes me happy to know that this organization is treating these cats kind. Thank you save the cats for all you do. And most of all Thank You for my sweet cat Pete.

5 Beatriz L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization really cares about their kitties. I’ve volunteered for 2 years and I always noticed how much they care for the kitties’ health, having a cat-friendly environment, and maintaining the love for every cat (feral or not). And also, many volunteers are super friendly and support one another :)

5 Brianne K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About two years ago I decided I needed some fur in my life, and i decided to foster a cat to give it a test run. I’d never grown up with a cat, so I was a complete beginner! Everyone at Save the Cats was SO amazing in helping me find the perfect match. I’m so in love with my first “foster-fail”, as they affectionately call fosters turned adoptions. Everyone was so supportive as I learned how to be a cat mom, and I know I could always reach out to them with any questions or help I may need. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I love my Boomer and I love STCAZ!!

5 Terry S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted two cats from STCAZ! They are an amazing rescue with volunteers who truly have a passion finding homes for displaced cats. I’m so thrilled I found my two little angels through save the cats az. Wonderful organIzation who cares and loves these rescues as if they were their own. I was so impressed that even I started to volunteer with them! Definitely would adopt through them again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Love save the Cats!!! Such a great organization in the valley.

5 Celia Rechtschaffen R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my ginger cat Hans Solo from Save the Cats Arizona. I was so happy to connect with his foster mom, who volunteers for Save the Cats, and to see pictures of his birth mom, who lives in the shelter. Save the Cats Arizona is just an amazing organization!!

5 Jim O.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for a year and the people there are just wonderful. They truly care about the mission to make the cats comfortable, cared for, and loved. When something needs to be done at the sanctuary, there are plenty of volunteers that make the effort to show up and help out.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue has a beautiful beginning and has grown into a respected and loving rescue. I've volunteered at their fund raising garage sales a few times and have made multiple donations to them. The volunteers and fosters are all so kind and considerate and truly love all their kitties.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our rescue and sanctuary started more than 10 years ago, and is all volunteer operated.

More than 50 felines, rescued from harm’s way, currently call the sanctuary their home. Many of them unadoptable, will live out their days in peace and safety.

As rescue cats are healed, rehabilitated, and trusting of humans, they are able to be adopted into loving homes!

Here’s a peak at some of the sanctuary residents showing off!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This east valley shelter rescues and has a sanctuary home for feral cats who are not social with humans & are deemed adoptable by society. The all volunteer group works with these innocent felines, helps get them healthy, and then spends time working with the cats to build trust and confidence. It is a great team of animal loving individuals who go above & beyond to help!

4 Jennifer Counts K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group of volunteers dedicated to helping abandoned cats. Many rescued cats have found a new home and others get to live out their lives in the sanctuary. 100% volunteer run organization. Every penny goes to the cats :)