It was October of 2018 when then-2-year-old Thom-Thom found himself admitted to Devore Shelter. Bewildered, he had n idea how he’d wound up there and, even more concerning, how he was going to get himself out. After all, he was a handsome ginger kitty who had always been easy to get along with and never […]
Cats Available for Adoption
Handsome Malloy was rescued from Devore Shelter by the Kitty Devore Rescue team in November of 2018. The shelter estimated him to be in the area of 2 years old at that time. He won over the hearts of everyone he met but, sadly, was not adopted so we made sure this friendly dude got […]
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 […]
Voluptuous Nin was approximately four years old when she found herself admitted to Devore Shelter in February of 2018. She had previously been spayed so we know she did belong to someone at some point in time. We rescued her initially for one of our rescue partner rescue groups. However, later that same year, the […]
Hi I’m Maura! I was a young mom who was admitted to Devore Shelter with my four little boys before Kitty Devore Rescue stepped in to save our lives. We were all so sick at the time of our rescue. I worried my boys and I weren’t going to be well enough to experience all […]
Windsor and her two kittens and sister, Suzy, found themselves admitted to Devore Shelter in May of 2018. In some ways, this was actually a blessing in disguise. Not only did we rescue the entire family but, post rescue, discovered Winnie’s collar had embedded itself into her fur, preventing her from grooming herself, and she […]
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.