Programs: To provide shelter, food and medical care for homeless cats. About 250 cats are sheltered at all times. Unwanted, adoptable cats are provided a comfortable place to live out their lives. "life-time care" is provided for the unadoptable cats and for cats belonging to people who are no longer able to provide appropriate care. Medical care includes entry exams, continuing medical needs, and neutering. Cats are euthanized only when medical treatment cannot improve their condition and/or comfort. Unlike most animal shelters, we do not euthanize cats that are adoptable but not selected for adoption. In that respect, we are a true "no-kill" shelter.
Friends of Cats is the largest no-kill and life-care sanctuary for cats in the greater San Diego area. Currently about half of the cats are adoptable and the remaining cats have a home for life at Friends of Cats due to health conditions or other issues that prevent their being adopted. Friends of Cats relies totally on donor support. The board of directors are all volunteers and the staff is augmented by many volunteers who help keep the cats happy and ready for adoption. Like other rescue organizations, Friends of Cats struggles with making ends meet financially. Currently the expenses of supporting almost 300 cats is putting a strain on available funds. If you care about cats, this is the sanctuary that is worthy of your support. Visit the website: www.friendsofcats.org and become a friend of Friends of Cats.