Sonora Cat Rescue is a not-for-profit no-kill community animal rescue organization working in Tuolumne County to help stabilize, reduce, and enhance the lives of abandoned cats and kittens. We do this by conducting Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs with feral colonies, and by matching healthy kitties with loving families throughout the county and beyond.
Our Efforts Are Working
Our area's population of abandoned cats is growing at an alrming rate. Due to limited resources, our local animal control facilities are forced to euthanize close to 1200 cats each year. These animals are suffering from starvation, predators, and adverse human encounters. Complaints about abandoned cats are common, but until recently there has been
little that could be done for most of these animals.
Sonora Cat Rescue provides a TNR program to help in this area. Working with local veterinarians and other agencies, our volunteers help see the animals are spayed or neutered, and if healthy, returned to the area where they have made their homes. They are monitored and fed regularly and can live out reasonably happy lives.
Those animals that can be socialized (usually trapped as kittens) are offered for adoption. The remaining animals are released or relocated. Over time, as a greater percentage of cats are sterilized, the size of the colonies shrinks and can cease to exist in a natural cycle.
Our efforts not only help to reduce the number of cats in these colonies, but we are having a significant impact in reducing the number that end up in the county facilities, having to be sheltered or euthanized.
Sonora Cat Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible.