Adoption Application Status: Primrose currently has 0 adoption applicants. When we rescue kitties from Devore Shelter, their past is often a mystery. Primrose, a stunning torbie beauty, was no exception. All we knew about her after she was admitted in July of 2020 was that she was a polydactyl (extra thumb on her paws), she […]
Cats Available for Adoption
Fitzroy – Adult Male
Adoption Application Status: Fitzroy currently has 0 adoption applicants. Meet Fitzroy! Despite time spent in Devore Animal Shelter in October 2021, when he was estimated to be approximately 4-years-old, he’s just as his name implies – the son of a king! Shy and bewildered initially, Fitzroy wouldn’t allow anyone near him immediately following his rescue […]
Monday – Adult Male
Adoption Application Status: Monday currently has 0 approved adoption applicants. Since their admittance in mid-November 2021, Momma Victorine awaited rescue for herself and her little ones, Montana and Monday. With each passing day, her certainty someone would come for them waned. However, on a sunny Sunday in early December, a caring Kitty Devore Rescue member, […]
Sakari – Adult Female – Bonded Pair with Kavik
Adoption Application Status: Sakari and Kavik currently have 0 adoption applicants. 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 all […]
Shirla – Adult Female
Adoption Application Status: Shirla currently has 2 adoption applicants. Shirla and her two boys, Shadd and Shaydon, were admitted to Devore Shelter in June of 2018. She was estimated to be 3 years old at the time. By a strange bureaucratic twist of fate, the little family was later transferred to Riverside Shelter in early […]
Lea Belle – Young Female
Adoption Application Status: Lea Belle currently has 0 approved adoption applicants.Meet Lea Belle! In August of 2022, someone admitted this adorable little charmer as a solo act to Devore Shelter when she was just two months old. She developed a slight kitty cold while there and, although alone and frightened, she didn’t have to worry […]
Who We Are
Kitty Devore Rescue was formed in December 2011 as an all-volunteer Southern California area nonprofit charity and 501(c)(3) foster-based rescue group. Rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming the cats and kittens admitted to Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernardino, CA, and cats within Devore Shelter’s jurisdiction at risk of surrender to the shelter endures as our sole mission.
Only an average of 8 to 10 cats out of every 100 admitted to Devore Animal Shelter made it out alive when we began our mission. Now, over a decade 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 work full-time jobs, care for families, manage homes, attend school as students, and pursue other life endeavors. These responsibilities pull at us constantly, and yet, every day, we devote time and energy to constructing rescue plans to save these kitties. We direct all adoption and donation funding to our rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Not a day passes that another cat, and often several, find themselves admitted to the shelter. Rescue work poses numerous challenges, but we consider ourselves up to the task on behalf of the fantastic feline lives saved. Our work endures as a labor of love, determination, and, for many Kitty Devore Rescue members, 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 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 people are willing to help them. We do our best with what we have and have to give. Join us!
We are not Animal Control and cannot visit homes to round up or trap stray cats.
Multi-Cat Households and the Kitty Totem Pole
Cats are territorial creatures. In the wild, a cat will determine his home base – the place he eats and sleeps – and then project outward from this space to encompass a range around it that he’ll consider as belonging to him. All within that territory – especially all food sources – he considers his […]
Help! – I Found A Litter Of Kittens
We’re contacted regularly by people who have found a kitten or a litter of kittens and want us to take them. While it’s a little less challenging to find placements for kittens who are 4 weeks and older, trying to find a foster parent who can care for kittens 0 to 4 weeks old is […]
Bathing Your Cat
Cats are notoriously associated with a very strong dislike for water, which may lead us to believe that they can care for all of their grooming needs on their own, but that’s a MYTH! Sometimes cats need baths, too! As we all know, cats come in all shapes and sizes and with different personalities and […]
Meeting the Established Pride
Whether you realize it or not, if you have multiple cats in your home already, they have established their own “kitty hierarchy”. There is one cat who is the boss of the pride and every other cat falls in line somewhere below them on the kitty totem pole. When a new cat is introduced into […]
Understanding Feline Language
You and your cat might speak different languages, but you can still communicate with each other. Here are some tips to understand what they’re saying to you by means of vocalizing, body language and other key behavioral clues. Vocalizing You’ll learn a lot when you can interpret your cat’s wide vocabulary of chirps and meows. […]
FIV – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
WHAT IS FIV? FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) should NOT be confused with FeLV (Feline Leukemia) – they are two very different viruses. They are often mentioned together due to the ‘snap’ tests carried out by vets, but they differ greatly in how they affect a cat, and it’s expected lifespan. FeLV is a serious risk […]
Meeting Your Kids
A swipe of a paw or pull of a tail can set a bad tone between your children and their new friend. Here are a few tips for introducing your kitty to your kids that will help make the transition for the newest addition to your family stress-free. Sure, your new kitty will be furry […]
Meeting New Canine Friends
Despite what some believe, some cats and dogs really can get along very well. In fact, sometimes they can become the best of friends. However, if your kitty has never been around dogs before or if your dog has never been around cats before or if your dog is a terrier, retriever or breed known […]
Keep the Cat – Lose the Allergies
You may be surprised to learn one of the most common reasons why kitties come back to Kitty Devore Rescue’s foster care program after being adopted is due to someone in the adoptive family discovering they have an allergic reaction to cats that they weren’t aware of previously. It’s also the number one reason why […]