Themba is an African name that translates to “Trust, Hope and Faith.” Back in May of 2019, four little 2-month-old kittens were surrendered to Devore Shelter, trusting, hoping and having faith that they would be rescued … and they were! Since then, all four siblings – brothers Themba, Jabari, Rami and sister Anika – have […]
Cats Available for Adoption
“Can I be your snuggle buddy?” Etienne, whose name translates to Stephen and “crown” in French, goes by the nickname “Bunny”. Why? Because this regal little lady has a coat that is bunny soft. At the time of her rescue from Devore Shelter in August of 2014, she was estimated to be 1 year old […]
Huckle, along with his brother, Logan, are known as the Berry Brothers. He can be a little shy when meeting new people but don’t let his initial reticent demeanor fool you – Huck is a lover. We’re not kidding! He truly wants your love, your scratches and your pets and is looking for a forever […]
Hello, I’m Pellman! I am a beautiful, if I do say so myself – but that wasn’t always the case. You see, I wound up in Devore Shelter back in May of 2016 in pretty bad shape. My life had been challenging up to that point and I’d been in a few scuffles. I had […]
In June of 2018, baby Lindsea and her mom, Mystica, were admitted to Devore Shelter. However, due to a shelter jurisdictional change that month, they were transferred to Riverside Shelter along with several other kitties admitted in late June. Kitty Devore Rescue, however, felt that they were still “our kitties” and did what we could […]
Meet Kringle! He is a slim, shy, 4 year old kitty who needs a very patient person that understands cat behavior and is willing to give Kringle all the space and time he needs to feel safe. Kringle came to me in March of 2016; by September 2016, he finally started coming out of hiding […]
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.