A citizen trapped Destry when he happened to wander through their property in search of food. Although desperate to escape the confines of the narrow cage, beating his face against the bars that imprisoned him and wounding himself in the process, the citizen offered him no empathy and hauled him to Devore Animal Shelter for […]
Cats Available for Adoption
Adoption Application Status: Sundae currently has 0 approved adoption applicants. Meet Sundae, a beautiful, petite lynx point Siamese mix. In September 2022, while living in an outdoor feral colony, she gave birth to 4 kittens. The colony caretakers noticed she was very young and friendly, and wanting the best for her, they asked for help. […]
A resident of San Bernardino surrendered five adorable 4-month-old siblings to Devore Animal Shelter in September 2023. Luck shone on three when visitors seeking a new kitten chose to adopt them. But the two remaining brothers, Jordan Ares and Jorge Lucas, caught the virulent kitty cold while in shelter care, and because the shelter euthanizes […]
Sakari and Kavik currently have pending adoption! We are no longer accepting applications for them. 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 […]
Meet Punky Brewster! This chonky tabby was approximately six years old when she entered Kitty Devore’s foster care program in May 2023. When we rescued her from the Devore Animal Shelter, she wasn’t in the best head space. No longer able to care for her, her previous owner stuck Punky in a small crate for […]
Scared little Goldfishy and his three siblings found themselves admitted to Devore Shelter in early May 2023 when they were only a mere two months old. Fortunately, their sister was lucky–someone adopted her right away. But the remaining kittens caught the nasty shelter URI that circulates through the cat room in summer, and, tragically, one […]
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.