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The Rescue House is a non-profit, all 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 12,500 cats. We find loving, permanent homes for them through our 7 adoption centers in San Diego County, located in retail stores 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 7 veterinarians who ensure this. Each cat has been examined, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, dewormed and treated for fleas. Our senior cats have also had a full blood chemistry done and a teeth cleaning if needed. Our adoption fee also includes the microchip registration. We encourage you to visit our adoption centers – click for a list of locations - and check out 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 225 active volunteers and 35 active foster homes. Our ONLY source of funding is from the generous donations we receive from caring individuals.

The Rescue House’s dream 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. The Rescue House is privileged to have been presented Channel 10’s Leadership Award for outstanding community leadership.

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 more donations.  If you would like to help the kitties, please contact us.  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook/rescuehouse.

We are a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • Provide shelter and medical care to unwanted or homeless pets through foster care and an adoption program.
  • Save the animals and give them a chance for a life filled with love and caring people.
  • Educate the public concerning the importance of spaying and neutering.
  • Provide a forum for communicating ideas, resolving problems, and increasing the effectiveness of rescue organizations and their related institutions.
  • Encourage the creation, modification, maintenance, duplication, and distribution of public domain information to the associates of the organization and to other organizations.