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Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of 4 Paws is to promote the physical and psychological well being of animals by providing a safe haven for cats while finding them adoptive homes or life long shelter. We are a no kill shelter and do not euthanize cats except in the case of excessive or untreatable pain or suffering. Each case of euthanasia is treated individually, ensuring that we have done all we can in cases of injury or sickness. Only then will we authorize euthanasia. In cases of terminal illness, we also evaluate the cats quality of life before euthanasia is discussed. All cats are tested for Felv/Fiv and kittens under 6 months are tested for Felv. All cats/kittens are given Felv/Fvrcp vaccines and Rabies vaccines, unless Felv positive, before adoption. All cats/kittens are spayed/neutered before being adopted. We have been in service since 1996, starting out very small with cats in the rear of a small thrift store and have grown to a large thrift store, a three section Adoption/Intake/Free Roam area, a separate shelter building and we adopt out of 2 local PetSmart locations.

Target demographics: homeless and surrendered cats find loving forever homes

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 800 cats and kittens find homes

Geographic areas served: the Sun Cities Arizona area (western suburb of Phoenix)

Programs: "seniors for seniors" matching senior cats with senior people

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Becky77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If I had a million dollars, I would give it to Sun Cities 4 Paws! They are such a WONDERFUL organization and worthy of every cent they receive. But since I do not have a million to give them, I collect as much stuff as I can to bring to their thrift store. If I hear someone is give things away I always tell the donor I will be happy to pick the items up for them and take it to 4 Paws. Sun Cities 4 Paws truly love cats and do everything in their power to help the cats. They helped me find a home for the sweetest kitty who was dumped out on the street, I am forever grateful, he deserved a wonderful life and they helped him find one! I will support them in any way I can.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone is beyond great there. Love this place and love the staff.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sun Cities 4 paw Rescue is a fabulous rescue. The cats aren't stuck in cages, they have a huge free roaming area where the cats have multiple places to hang out, and also mingle with people who wish to come visit with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Back in November of 2014 I had to put my boy kitty down due to illness. I swore that day I would never have another pet as it's just to heartbreaking when you lose a pet. But then one day in May, a friend of mine sent me a link to Sun Cities 4 Paws rescue website as there was this boy kitty that was declawed all the way around and needed a home. Well that's all it took, I called the shelter who stayed late that evening to let me meet the kitty. It was love at first sight and they new it too! They made the adoption process so seamless to the point I have them looking for a declawed playmate for my new kitty. They truly are the best at taking care of rescued animals and finding them a forever home!!

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

A litter of kittens were born in my front yard and Sun Cities 4 Paws helped in finding a home for the mommy cat. She was a neighborhood stray and while I was able to find a home for the kittens I couldn't for the mom. I reached out and they took her in and found her a home in a short time. What they do for the kittens and cats makes me smile.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this organization! They have such a heart for kittens n cats n do a great job!!!

Susan427

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is great. They use social media to help with pet adoptions. They are great to the pets waiting for adoption.

Donor

Rating: 5

They really give their all for the cats there! I bring in donations regularly and visit the cats when I have time and it is nice to see all the wonderful work they do to rehome these great cats!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this group , they are the best , I wish the USA has many more just like Sun Cities...

Amy_246

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

True advocates for cats! Thank you! They keep their website and FB posts up to date.

Former staff

Rating: 5

The manager at the Youngtown shelter is wonderful and caring. Shelter always smells clean.

Diane161

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a beautiful furbaby from them after my previous cat died. I loved that cat soooo much. But then my living situation changed and after promising I could have a cat I was told the cat had to go - NOW! Sun Cities 4 Paws took my baby back in, and has found her a loving and caring home. Soon I hope to be able to move to a location where I will be able to have a cat and they have promised I may adopt another one. I can't wait! The cats and the people are so wonderful.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a special needs cat from them 2 years ago. Other shelters would have given up on him, but they were willing to provide him the medical care he needed. Now he is healthy and happy and a blessing to me every day. I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers that work so hard for the cats.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat from one of their Petsmart adoption events. The staff was amazing in helping me get her everything I needed to be able to take her home.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After finding and fostering a family of 3 kittens and a mama cat , the great people at 4 Paws found loving permanent homes for all of them. Great organization, staffed with great people, doing a wonderful thing for these cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two cats here. The staff is amazing, the surroundings are clean, and you have a lifetime opportunity to return your cat for re-adoption should you be killed in a drive-by shooting! Your animals will never be homeless! So many 'rescues' are not all about the cats. This one is ! ! Please help them out with a financial donation so they can continue their mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very clean and well maintained shelter. They love each cat so nobody feels left out.
However. If I have a huge house and income this rescue shelter should not be able to turn down a adoption because it would be my 5th or 6th animal.
You are in the business of helping homeless pets. Come visit my home before passing judgement. Let the animals have a better chance at a forever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing shelter! 4 Paws is staffed by devoted, caring cat lovers who put 110% into caring for the cats. The cats are all well taken care of, happy and healthy, and just waiting for their furever homes. I can't think of a better place to adopt your new best friend!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sun Cities 4 Paws is amazing. Such a caring rescue facility. They do everything possible to help, care, treat (when needed) and find furbabies their furever home.