Hi! My name is Rubie, but my foster family calls me Rubie Roo. I’m a very friendly girl and I love to eat, nap and play with my toys. But my favorite thing of all – I LOVE to be petted! There’s nothing better in the whole wide world. I was rescued from Devore Shelter […]
ADOPTIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
During this unusual time, people everywhere are taking precautions to safeguard their health, and the Kitty Devore Rescue team is no exception.
Yes, we are still operational! With the addition of new foster parents and rescue partner rescue groups joining our mission and our network, we’re still saving the kitties of Devore Shelter. However, in the interest of safety and precaution, we are observing the governmental social distancing guidelines through May 2020, when it comes to our adoption process. For that reason, we have temporarily amended our adoption procedures.
You can fill out our adoption application here!
Cats Available for Adoption
Letty currently has an adoption pending. We are no longer accepting applications for her. Letty has had a long road to happiness. In May of 2018 she was surrendered to Devore Shelter after having given birth to and nursed a litter of three male kittens. The boys were given away at 8 weeks old however, […]
Adoption Application Status: Jameson currently has 1 approved adoption applicant. In August of 2018 Jameson was taken into Kitty Devore Rescue foster care as a bottle baby. She was just 4 weeks old at the time. Hand raised with lots of love, she’s grown up to be a beautiful, confident orange tabby lady who is now ready […]
Adoption Application Status: Sakari and Kavik currently have 1 application in review. Momma Sakari and her kittens were rescued from Devore shelter in early June of 2018 when she was about a year old. They were all very sick with a nasty cold, but with the help of KD’s great vets and fosters, they’re now […]
Anthony was rescued from the shelter by the Kitty Devore Rescue team in September of 2019. At the time, he was estimated to be about 9 months old. And, his foster mom attests, he’s definitely got the kitten spirit coursing through him! He’s very affectionate and will nab every bit of attention you’re offering. This […]
It’s believed that orange tabby females are rare. The truth is it’s not that orange female cats are rare, it is simply that an orange cat is more likely to be a male. For a female cat to be orange, she must inherit two orange genes – one from her mother (orange, calico, or tortoiseshell) […]
Who We Are
Formed in December, 2011, Kitty Devore Rescue is an all-volunteer Southern California area nonprofit charity and 501(c)(3) foster-based rescue group whose sole mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the cats admitted to Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernardino, CA, as well as cats who are within Devore Shelter’s jurisdiction and who are at risk of being surrendered there.
When we started, only an average of 8 to 10 cats out of every 100 admitted made it out of Devore Animal Shelter alive. Now, over 7 years later and thanks to our efforts, the efforts of our rescue partners and other non-affiliated rescue groups who joined the mission, the save rate for cats admitted to Devore is approximately 90%.
Most Kitty Devore Rescue members have full time jobs, families, homes to manage and other life endeavors that pull at us constantly and yet, every day, we still find the time to devote ourselves to working out rescue plans to save these kitties – because there’s not a day that goes by that another cat – and often several – is admitted to the shelter. No member of the team is paid a single penny. All our fundraising goes directly to the cats we save. It’s not easy work. Every day is a challenge to save these kitties. But for each Kitty Devore Rescue member, it’s truly a labor of love, determination and, for many of us, a vocation.
We do not have a facility. All the cats taken into Kitty Devore Rescue’s foster care program reside in the homes of our foster guardian members located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties as well as Seattle, WA, until they are adopted. The number of foster homes is limited as there are always more animals in need than there are people willing to help them. We do our best with what we have and have to give. Join us!
We are not Animal Control and are unable to visit homes to round up or trap stray cats.