Who We Are & What We Do
Cat Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), home based, No-Kill cat rescue group dedicated to finding safe & loving homes for the many rescued cats that come under our care. Since 1997, we have placed thousands of homeless cats rescued from animal controls or those saved through community efforts.
We support the idea that Hampton Roads can become a No-Kill community where no adoptable companion animal is euthanized. Our members not only provide care for the cats in our network, they also help cat owners with information on where to find low-cost spay/neuter services, low-cost shots (go to www.artanimals.org for a listing) and can offer distressed pet owners with advice about their cat. In 2012, we placed almost 400 cats into new homes.
We are only able to continue our efforts because of the generous support of our neighbors and the community we serve. We receive no municipal, state or federal funds. Our adoption fees cover part of our costs and our cats are some of the best cats you'll find in Hampton Roads! So enjoy our website and we hope that you will find it informative, and helpful.
Cat Rescue, Inc. has limited funding and intake, but always takes back cats adopted from us. Proof of adoption may be required. To find a new home advertise on www.norfolk.craigslist.org for free. Always use pictures, place the ad for 3 days then delete/reinput, and deliver your pet when adopted. For more information, please visit "Can CRI Take My Cat".
About Our Cats
We always have cats that are in need of loving and forever homes and think you will agree that dollar for dollar, shelter/rescue pets will always be the best value for your money. Our adoption fees are reasonable and our members are interested in the welfare of the cats that we save.
We want you to have a long, loving and rewarding relationship with your Cat Rescue Companion and we'll be there to help you and your new family member adjust to your life together.
Cat Rescue, Inc. cats are fostered in our own homes, so our caregivers can give you keen insight into the cat you choose. Because of this, our caregivers can give you a better understanding of the cat you choose and even tell you what kind of cat litter, food and toys that will help make your new cat feel right at home.
If you are looking for a new cat to share your life with, Cat Rescue urges you to adopt a cat from an animal rescue group, animal shelter or from a municipal animal control pound.
- Tested for Feline AIDs
- Tested for Feline Leukemia
- Rabies Vaccination
- FVRCP Shots (if more than 12 weeks of age)
- Checked and treated for earmites (if earmites are found)
- Checked and treated for fleas with Advantage (if fleas are found)
- Spayed or Neutered (to prevent pet overpopulation)
Cat Rescue Volunteers come from all walks of life, we are retired persons, civil servants, employed in the private sector as well as students. We all work together to help as many cats as we can find new, forever homes to call their own.
We are always searching for people who might like to join our efforts by volunteering at our Saturday adoption events, caring for our cats located in the PETsMART Pet Adoption centers or, perhaps, something as simple as picking up an extra bag of cat food the next time you're shopping for pet supplies.
Cat Rescue, Inc. is also in need of cat lovers who might be interested in becoming foster caregivers. A foster caregiver provides a temporary home, takes them to get their shots as well as spay/neuter surgery and adopts their foster cats into new homes. For more information on this vital position, please visit our Volunteer Page and apply online!
See all the Cats!
Cat Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to ending animal neglect, cruelty and the pet overpopulation crisis. Through community involvement, education, aggressive spaying and neutering programs, legislative initiatives and effective Trap/Neuter/Release programs for feral cats, we are trying to educate the citizens of Hampton Roads about the work we perform in the community.
We are also trying to change the attitudes that companion animals are disposable and look forward to a day when euthanasia is no longer used as a means to control animal overpopulation and it is only used to end animal suffering.