Shelters and Resources

Please note: we do NOT endorse any shelter/rescue over another. These groups can be contacted regarding placement of cats or kittens. (Many shelters and rescue groups do not normally accept feral, non-friendly felines for placement. However, some rescues may have individual fosters who may be willing to work with these non-socialized cats or kittens. (Call for information.) Each group has different policies, which you can find on their websites.

Shelters: Cuyahoga

Cleveland APL
1729 Wiley Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44133
https://clevelandapl.org/
Main phone: 216-771-4616
Animal Cruelty Hotline: 216-377-1630
Offer many programs and services for Northeast Ohio’s homeless animals including Humane Investigations, Animal Admissions, Animal Welfare Clinic, Trap-Neuter-Return, Foster Care Program and Adoptions.
Email: contact@clevelandapl.org
Owner Surrender/Found cat or kitten: Accept happy, healthy, and friendly animals, by appointment only.
TNR Program – Clinic Coordinator 216-377-1624
Admissions: 216-771-8825 – animaladmissions@clevelandapl.org

Northeast Ohio SPCA Pet Shelter and Clinic
9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, Ohio 44129
https://northeastohiospca.org/
A no-kill, non-profit organization focused on giving our shelter pets a second chance at life. We provide a safe haven for abandoned, homeless, and adoptable pets until they can find a home! Through adoption, education, spay & neutering, we save lives to make euthanasia of healthy animals unnecessary. Our low-cost Wellness Clinic is open to the public allowing anyone in the community to get the care they need for their loved one.
Phone: 216-351-7387
Email: northeastohiospca@sbcglobal.net
Wellness Clinic (by appointment): 216-635-2718

Shelters: Lake

Lake Humane Society
7564 Tyler Blvd Bldg. E, Mentor, Ohio 44060
https://www.lakehumane.org/
Phone: 440-951-6122
Email: info@lakehumane.org
Humane Investigation Dept— 440-951-6122 Ext. 105
Adoptions: adopt@lakehumane.org
Admissions: intake@lakehumane.org
Accept owner surrender pets, injured stray cats and small animals. (Waiting list for intake once at capacity).

Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 24068, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
http://www.carolines-kids.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ckpetrescue/
Sanctuary providing lifetime care for cats who come to us because of age, disabilities, behavioral or medical issues. Although we do adoptions on an appointment basis based on availability, we remain a sanctuary with the needs of the resident cats coming first.
Phone: 440-299-7976

Holy Cat Whiskers
2585 Hubbard Rd., Madison, OH 44057
https://holycatwhiskers.com/
Phone: 440-796-8801
Feral cat and stray rescue. Our mission is to ensure that all the healthy cats and kittens in our shelter find loving homes.

Shelters: Geauga

Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village- Geauga County
15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell TWP OH 44072
https://www.rescuevillage.org/
Phone: 440-338-4819
“No-Kill for time, space, or special needs” Humane education, humane law, adoptions and spay and neuter programs. Rescue Village offers special low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter programs for cats and dogs throughout Northeast Ohio.
Humane Agent—440-338-4819 Ext.41
TNR—440-338-4819 Ext. 14

Shelters: Ashtabula

Ashtabula County APL
5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
http://acapl.org/
Provide temporary homes for the parent-less pets of Ashtabula County until we can find them the best possible “furever” home. Along with this mission, we promote spay/neuter,
Phone: 440-224-1222

Rescues: Cuyahoga

The Euclid Beach Cat Project
PO Box 200611, Cleveland, Ohio 44120
https://www.ebcatproject.org/
Services cats in the Euclid Beach area and across Northeast Ohio. Provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) services, medical care, socialization, adoption services, and community awareness. Place adoptable cats in forever homes
Email: info@ebcatproject.org Vicky Sprouse (intake, adoptions, TNR) Phone: 216.246.4206

PAWS Ohio
P.O. Box 24651, Cleveland, Ohio 44124
https://www.pawsohio.org/
Phone: 440-442-7297
No-kill organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups. Our mission is to rescue, foster, and adopt companion animals in Northeastern Ohio.
Email: support@pawsohio.org

House of Mews Rescue
PO Box 241251, Cleveland, Ohio 44124-8851
http://houseofmewsrescue.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Houseofmews
Phone: 440.494.MEWS (6397) Dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned stray cats and kittens in Northeast Ohio. We nurture and socialize them in safe, loving foster home environments.
Intake: intakeathom@gmail.com
Email: houseofmewsrescue@gmail.com

Euclid Animal Shelter/Euclid Pet Pals
25100 Lakeland Blvd., Euclid, Ohio 44132
https://euclidpetpals.net/
Phone: 216-289-2057
Email: euclidpetpals@yahoo.com

Hood Catz Rescue
https://hoodcatz.com/
Foster-home based rescue dedicated to the betterment of the lives of stray and abandoned animals. We rescue homeless animals off the streets of Cleveland, Ohio and Saginaw, Michigan, rehabilitate and place in loving forever homes.
Email: HoodCatz@yahoo.com or contact .

Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101
http://www.rcafcats.com/
A non-profit, no-kill, animal rescue organization which rescues homeless, abandoned, and surrendered cats and kittens and ultimately places them in loving homes. Active in and practice Trap/Neuter/Release to maintain the feral and stray cat population.
Email: Info@rcafcats.com

Viva Los Gatos Cat Rescue
PO Box 241593, Cleveland, OH 44124-8593
https://www.vivalosgatoscatrescue.org/
Dedicated to rescuing and finding permanent homes for neglected, abandoned, and stray cats and kittens in the greater Cleveland area.
Email: VivaLosGatosCatRescue@gmail.com
Phone: 216-755-4286

Lucky Paws
https://luckypawsrescue.org/
Dedicated to improving the lives of abandoned, abused, and over-looked animals. We rescue these animals and find them the loving, warm homes they deserve. We also participate in the TNR and care for feral communities in Cleveland.
Phone: 216-556-0811
Email: luckypawsrescue@yahoo.com

Tails From The City
PO Box 93514, Cleveland, OH 44101
https://tailsfromthecitycleveland.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tailsfromthecity/
We are a non-profit, no-kill group dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless cats and kittens. We provide a safe and loving environment for our felines, and work hard not only to care for them, but to find them permanent loving homes.
Email: tailsfromthecity.tftc@gmail.com
In 2018, Tails opened an Adoption and Activity Center in North Olmsted:
https://www.facebook.com/Tails-from-the-City-Adoption-and-Activity-Center-236700803823842/
23130 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

Rescues: Lake

The Tucker and Ellie Project/Tucker and Friends
390 East 307th Street, Willowick, OH 44095
http://tuckerandfriendsrescue.org/
Focuses on providing assistance to stray, abandoned and surrendered animals searching for forever homes. Northeast Ohio.
Email: info@tuckerandellieproject.org
Phone: 440-373-7889

Purrfect Partners Ohio
36370 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio
https://www.facebook.com/Purrfect-Partners-Ohio-415612715857066/
Our primary purpose is to perform TNR services (Trap-Neuter-Return) for area cats and kittens. Cats are placed in foster homes or transferred to partner organizations/shelters to be adopted into qualified homes.
Phone: 440-209-2822

Rescues: Ashtabula

Harbor Cat Rescue
Ashtabula, Ohio
https://harborcatrescue.org/
Email: harborcatrescue@gmail.com
Cats for adoption.

Animal Welfare Center of Ashtabula County
https://awcashtabula.org/
Email: unni@awcashtabula.org
Partners with PetFix Northeast Ohio (Euclid) to make low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats accessible to pet parents in Ashtabula County (and close vicinity). Assistance with pet food, veterinary care and temporary pet fostering, rehoming, sheltering and adoption services.

Adoption Partners

PetSmart Charities
https://petsmartcharities.org/adopt-a-pet
PetSmart stores have cats and kittens from a variety of foster based rescues, including Community Cat Companions (Lake County and Ashtabula Community Cats).
Mentor phone: 440-974-1100

PetFinder
https://www.petfinder.com/
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. Community Cat Companions has a listing of our available cats and kittens for adoptions on their site, which can be found here: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/oh/euclid/community-cat-companionsinc-oh1075/