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      Allbreed Rescues by Location

      WORLDWIDE CAT RESCUE DIRECTORY by Location:
      AUSTRALIA | CANADA | EUROPE | UNITED KINGDOM | USA | ISRAEL | ITALY | WEST INDIES

      Purebred Rescues are organized by specific breed in PUREBRED CAT BREED RESCUES.

      USA CAT RESCUE DIRECTORY by Location:
      AlabamaAlaska | ArizonaArkansas |  California | Colorado | ConnecticutDelawareFlorida | Georgia | Hawaii |  Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland  | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Mississippi | Montana | Nebraska | NevadaNew Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode IslandSouth Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Washington DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | USA Nationwide  

      *Note: Some No-Kill Shelters are included here to provide access in cases where local rescues have no available openings. Rescuers generally do not have their own shelters, but provide foster care and *in home* care.


      Rescued Cats | Goals | Caring | Allbreed Rescue E-Mail List | Facts
      If you have a Rescue group that you would like to have listed here please send your information to the webmaster!

      GOALS OF ALLBREED RESCUE:  

        to educate current and future cat owners regarding cats, including care and maintenance  
        to promote and improve communication and networking between Rescue organizations and involved individuals
        to provide information regarding Rescue organizations and cats in need of rescue  
        to attempt to assure loving homes for all rescued cats by providing communication between individuals who would like to  adopt a rescued cat and rescue organizations and involved individual  

        to promote animal welfare and related animal advocacy as compared to animal rights philosophy

      Rescued cats come from Animal Shelters, Humane Societies and sometimes from individuals that have no other resort than to relinquish their pet. Rescues take these cats and have them vet checked for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed and groomed. Rescues provide temporary homes for such cats. In those cases where the rescued cat has previously acquired any problematic attitude or behavior, Rescues work with the animal to correct these problems before placement.

      In far too many cases, people give up animals because they do not understand animals basic behaviors and needs or because of "lifestyle" changes that are beyond their control.  Please do help educate others about each species or breed BEFORE they get a pet and caution them to ONLY get a pet if they can honestly commit to that responsibility for the lifetime of the animal. If they are considering buying a whole animal as a pet, please tell them the advantages of spaying or neutering that pet. Only a very few purebred cats, as identified by knowledgeable breeders, are likely to contribute to their breed's important health, beauty and temperament characteristics. It is a rare cat that is qualified for a responsible, pedigreed breeding program! If a person is not ready to undertake the increased level of commitment to a breed which that entails, then other options are available that will still allow them the enjoyment of their chosen breed. Please ask them to consider the neutered or spayed rescue cat as one of those options!

      If you are interested  in helping foster or providing a permanent home for a rescued cat, or in otherways supporting or participating in  Allbreed Rescue efforts, please join the list for Allbreed Rescue communication, the Pu_R_R_S Rescue Mailing List. Please note that many of the members of the Pu_R_R_S list are cat breeders who care deeply not only for their own breed, but for all breeds and for the randombred cats as well. Rescued cats are NOT used for breeding nor are they available for breeding.

      A FEW CAT FACTS:

            Total U.S. owned cat population – 71 million (1)(1)
            Of the 71 million, 87% are already neutered or spayed by their caring owners (2)
            Total unowned/feral cat population – est. 25-40 million (3)
            Number of cats *and dogs* entering shelters annually – 8.3 million (4) (4)
            More than half of cats entering shelters are relinquished by their owners for reasons such as: a) moving b) landlord won’t allow pet; c) too many animals in household; d) cost of pet maintenance; e) owner’s personal problems; etc. (5)
            Approximately half of the cats entering shelters are unadoptable because they are too old, sick, have serious behavior problems, or are unweaned litters of unowned/feral cats.(6)
            Less than 1% of cats entering shelters are purebred (7)

      Breeders and cat fanciers are uniquely qualified to rehome the relatively few purebred cats that enter shelters, and many work very hard to accomplish this, both as individual and as club or group efforts. The low incidence of purebreds entering shelters can be attributed to the cat fancy’s dedication to good breeding principles, careful screening of kitten purchasers, and to the principle that only the very best representatives of breeds should be bred. The vast majority of pedigreed kittens are either sold with a neuter/spay agreement or sterilized before going to their new homes. Responsible breeders involved with purebred rescue exercise the same exceptional care in rehoming rescued cats that they do with placing their own kittens.

      Thank you for caring!

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      The Program to help our military men and women have their cats to come home to even if they don't have friends or family that can take their pets when they are called for active duty


          REFERENCES:

          1.  The Pet Food Institute 1999 survey.
          2.  Five studies:
                        85% San Diego 1994 NPA Report
                        87% Santa Clara Cty, CA NPA 1993 
                        83% Las Vegas, NV 1981; R. Nassar;
                                 Am J Vet Res 1984;45
                        91% Tufts Univ. 4 Mass Towns 1991; A. Rowen;
                                 _Anthrozoos_ 1992,  vol 5,3
                        87 % MSPCA 1991 (Dorr Research for MSPCA - report)
          3.  National Pet Alliance studies of "back door fed cats".
          4.  Study by Phil Arkow, referenced in _Companion Animal Demographics for Communities and Shelters_, 1997,  Rowan and Patronek, editors
          5.  National Council on Pet Population and Policy study, 1999
          6. Reports of shelter personnel & NPA study on Euthanasia
          7. American Humane Association Shelter Reporting Study and various purebred cat rescue organizations


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