To provide a conduit (bridge) for abandoned and released cats and dogs to be placed in forever homes; To provide a sanctuary for unadoptable cats and dogs and feral cats to live out their lives in a clean, healthy environment with appropriate vet care support as needed.
Established March 1, 2012 we operate the Cat Adoption Center located inside Petsmart Brea on Imperial Hwy where we find forever homes for our cats and kittens. Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. operates under its own 501(c)3 nonprofit beginning in 2016. We practice Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) to control cat and kitten population and decrease euthanasia, as well as the number of homeless kitties. We help pet owners find low cost spay/neuter and vet resources.
The Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. was an outgrowth of discovering and solving the serious community problem of an uncontrolled cat/kitten population located in an Anaheim mobile home park where Ms. Serafini purchased a home in August 2004. Research led to the use of Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR); low cost/free spay/neuter of ferals at Golden State Humane Society, Garden Grove; requesting OCSPCA vouchers for free spay/neuter at participating vets; and joining an adoption group. Over 100 adoptable and feral cats were vetted and removed from the property in the last 11 years.
Beginning in 2012 an OC Animal Permit was applied for and received annually as well as accepting on-site volunteers participating in the care of the kittens, cats, and dogs. As of 2014 thru the current year we hold an OC Animal Kennel License after visits from both Anaheim Code Enforcement and Animal Control. We maintain a partnership with OC Animal Care and pull cats in danger of euthanasia and successfully find forever homes for them.
Preparing our Cats & Kittens for Adoption
WE MUST have all cats and kittens spayed/neutered BEFORE they go up for adoption. ALL must test FIV/FELV negative in order to go into the Cat Adoption Center. ALL cats/kittens over 4 months must have a RABIES vaccination before placed in Cat Adoption Center. ALL cats/kittens must have one or two FVRCP vaccines. Most are dewormed and defleaed. MANY are micro-chipped.