Jono was rescued from Devore Shelter by the Kitty Devore Rescue Team in March of 2018. The shelter estimated this handsome marmalade man to be about 3 years old and, once we got him out of the shelter and into the care of one of our amazing rescue veterinarians, they agreed. Jono is still a […]
Cats Available for Adoption
Veronique found herself admitted to Devore Shelter back in September of 2016 with four sweet little orange kittens who were the spitting image of herself: Giselle, Daisi, Alix and Françoise. Veronique, herself, was only a year old, when rescued. Yet, despite her youth, Veronique was a calm, sweet and very loving mom who raised her […]
BabyG was only a month old when she and her mamma, Maybelline, were rescued from Devore Shelter by the KD team in December, 2016. Since she was so young, we’re sure she has no memory of anything but the comfort and love she’s found in the foster home she’s grown up in. This sleek little […]
In early June 2018, an 8-week old kitten was brought to our in-store adoption center in the hope that we would take her into our care. She’d been found in a backyard, alone and hungry. Thankfully, one of our amazing volunteers was there cleaning kitty kennels that day and, although she tried to convince the […]
Meet Chantal, a black beauty rescued from the Devore Animal Shelter in June 2014. She was scheduled to be put to sleep for being aggressive because she hissed at one of the shelter employees. Kitty Devore Rescue saved her anyway. Just as we thought, it turned out she was simply frightened. Once in a loving […]
I’m the smallest one of my litter, but just like my name-sake from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, I’m very confident and sure of myself. My momma, Tribble, was an outdoor cat, and was pretty young when she had me and my brothers in April of 2018, but we got lucky and had the chance to […]
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.