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) […]
Cats Available for Adoption
Momma Sakari and her kittens, Kavik, Miska, and Nanuk, were rescued from Devore shelter in early June 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 all thriving in foster care! Sakari is the Inuit word […]
What is cooler than a girl named Harlie? This adventurous and inquisitive gray and white young lady will take your heart for a ride. Did you know cats can do wheelies? They can – and Harlie does! In cat-speak, a wheelie is when a kitty stands up on hind legs to rub her head […]
Seska was rescued from Devore in July, 2018 with a litter of kittens in tow. When her little ones were weaned, she traveled north to her new foster home in San Jose where she now awaits her forever person or family. Beautiful and petite with incredibly sleek, soft fur, this little puma-faced girl is estimated […]
Prince Harry was named after his royal namesake because, as anyone can see, the resemblance between the two is uncanny! And like the British royal and as is generally true of most ginger kitties, he’s quite a confident, gregarious and energetic force of nature. We’re uncertain how or why, at just a mere year old, […]
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 […]
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, 6 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.