1. Can you take in a cat or kittens?
Southern Counties Rescue is a small, foster based group located in Imperial and Orange Counties. We are unable to rescue kitties from other locations. To find a rescue group or shelter near you, try going to Petfinder.com and doing a blank search in your city or area using the “Search for a Pet” feature on the left side of the page.
If you are planning on contacting Southern Counties Rescue to ask us to take in cats or kittens, like every no-kill rescue in California, we receive many more requests to take in animals than we have the capacity for, and we have no shelter.
If you have cats and kittens that need homes, please be mindful that it is very unlikely that we will be able to just take them off your hands. We can help you with placement; click here to learn more about our community foster program.
Please note: There are no non-kill city or county shelters in Southern California. A few cites are better than others, but over half of the cats and kittens dropped off at shelters are euthanized. Please do not take your pet to a city or county shelter.
If you are contacting us about a cat your adopted from us, please call or email us immediately. We can help you with many issues, and we want our cats to be safe for life.
2. When are your adoption events?
Our adoption events are generally every other Saturday. Our upcoming dates are listed on our home page, and on our social media pages.
3. What is your adoption process?
Please read this page to learn more about our adoption process.
4. Where do your cats come from?
A variety of places! Sometimes we take in or rescue a pregnant mom, especially during kitten season; sometimes the cat or kitten comes from a municipal shelter. We try to rescue from shelters with high euthanasia rates.
5. Where do your cats live before they are adopted?
We do not have a shelter. All of our cats and kittens live in the home of foster parents.
6. How much are your adoption fees?
The minimum donation is $150 per cat or kitten. At a minimum, that covers the cat’s spay/neuter, FIV/FLV testing, flea and parasite treatment, vaccines, and microchipping. We also cover all pre-adoption vet costs.
7. What if I adopt from you and it just doesn’t work out?
Please contact us, and we’ll either help you resolve the problem or you can return the cat to us. We guarantee all adoptions.