About The Rescue House
The Rescue House is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting cats through its rescue, foster and adoption activities. We find loving homes for unwanted, abandoned, homeless and abused cats. We open our arms to socialized, people-friendly cats that need assistance, regardless of age and often regardless of handicap. We find good homes for every cat that we take in – we are a true no-kill cat rescue organization.
Since our inception in 1999, we have rescued over 13,000 cats. We find loving, permanent homes for them through our six adoption centers in San Diego County, located in pet stores and businesses that work with us and share our philosophy. We have wonderful cats of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages. All of our cats have had their medical requirements tended to; we work with eight veterinarians who ensure this. Each cat has been examined, tested for feline leukemia, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, dewormed and treated for fleas. Our adoption fee also includes the microchip registration. Cats nine years and more have also had a full blood chemistry done and a dental if needed. We encourage you to visit our adoption centers and to check the ADOPT section of our website for the pictures and stories of our special cats ready for adoption. These are great cats with much love to give!
Our volunteers play a crucial role with The Rescue House. They provide foster care for our rescued cats until they are ready to enter an adoption center. They visit our adoption centers and take care of the cats there, they provide transportation for the cats and they do many, many other important tasks that keep this group helping as many cats as we possibly can. We presently have over 300 active volunteers and 40 active foster homes. Our ONLY source of funding is from the generous donations we receive from caring individuals. Since The Rescue House is volunteer based and we have no physical structure or overhead, the overwhelming majority of all donations goes directly to the love and care of our cats.
The Rescue House’s mission is to eliminate the need for our organization. We strive toward this goal through education to increase public awareness of responsible pet ownership and an aggressive spay/neuter program. Until such time as there are no more “homeless” cats, we will provide our service the best we can.
We strive to save as many of our special cat companions lives as we can. To save lives, we need the assistance and support of our community – we need more volunteers and donations. We hope you will join us.