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Our Mission

To maintain a shelter for homeless and unwanted cats with the goal of placing all healthy cats into loving adoptive homes while providing sanctuary for cats that are terminally ill, considered unadoptable, or whose owners have arranged for their continued lifetime care. In a nurturing, rehabilitative environment, we ensure the health of all cats entrusted to our care, promote spaying and neutering, and resort to euthanasia only as a matter of compassion for cats whose terminal illness causes suffering.

About the Shelter

Friends of Cats, Inc. is a no-kill shelter for cats located in El Cajon, California, and is incorporated as a tax exempt, non-profit organization under IRS rule 501(c)(3) (Tax ID 95-6111755). We are dedicated to providing shelter and medical care to abandoned cats and those whose owners are unable to care for them. Once their health is assured, we work to find them good homes. We do not euthanize, except as a matter of compassion if a cat is terminally ill or suffering.

From  kittens to older resident cats living out their lives, as well as an ever changing population of adoptable cats, the shelter houses over 270 cats at any given time. Friends of Cats, Inc. receives no public support operating solely through memberships, donations, revenue from adoptions and relinquishments, grants, and legacies.

Board of Directors

Mary Sue Howard, President
Open, 1st Vice President
Lydia D’Moch, 2nd Vice President, Cat Tales Editor
Chris Degurse, Corresponding Secretary
Nicole Kovacs, Recording Secretary
Terry Hogan, Treasurer/Shelter Liaison
Mary Hurley, Shelter Liaison
Christine Hogan, Accounts Payable/Receivable
Members at Large: Angela Asuncion, Edward Kane