Kitten Rescue was started in 1999; at that time there were no options for abandoned cats and kittens in Mason County. We are still the only shelter in Mason County for cats and kittens.
Kitten Rescue of Mason County is dedicated to placing abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens with safe, loving indoor only homes. We have hundreds of kittens veterinarian-tested, immunized, and altered each year.
We are registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all your donations are tax-deductible under IRS regulations. Our tax ID is 91-2101565.
We also have help for the community in low-income assistance with spay/neuter and free feral fix and release programs.
What is Kitten Rescue?
Kitten Rescue is a philosophy. It is a belief that cats are granted life from a source above human beings. People have a right to manage cats and decide how they live in our world, but that does not include the privilege to neglect and abuse. When a person accepts ownership of a cat, the price is the healthy and happy care of that animal and full responsibility for its actions.
Kitten Rescue is a network. Animal protection and control in Mason County is not what it could be. Many folks feel so strongly about this that they have banded together in citizen groups to make it right. Adopt-a-Pet is well-known for their fine efforts saving and finding homes for dogs. We coordinate with foster homes across Mason County to test, inoculate, alter, and save feline lives. Without the cooperation and assistance from the good people at Shelton Veterinary Hospital, we could not exist.
Kitten Rescue is a team. From those who pet the kitties to those who nurse the sick to those who work the garage sales to those who give up their homes to those who make the donations to those who give their skills to those who pay the bills--our volunteers share a goal. Pooling our efforts has brought successes that could not have happened if we had each worked on our own. Our common purpose has created a bond between us.
Kitten Rescue is a service. We are frequently contacted within the community to give advice on rescue, adoption, health, nutrition, and veterinary services. We direct people the best we can to aid them in bettering the lives of the cats in question. This website is one of our tools, and you might find some helpful information in our "care" section.
Kitten Rescue is a place of adoption. We have a small cottage with a kitchen and laundry/bathroom, living room, and two other rooms. There are now 6 small outbuildings for our cats/kittens (two of which were built in 2021.) We also have a travel trailer with a fenced yard for our long-term kitties,
since we are a no-kill shelter. Only a fraction of our kittens for adoption stay with us; they are often raised and loved in foster homes. When they are big enough to alter they come to the shelter for their spay/neuter operation and be adopted.