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
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.
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 –

Northeast Ohio SPCA Pet Shelter and Clinic
9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, Ohio 44129
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
Wellness Clinic (by appointment): 216-635-2718

Shelters: Lake

Lake Humane Society
7564 Tyler Blvd Bldg. E, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Phone: 440-951-6122
Humane Investigation Dept— 440-951-6122 Ext. 105
Accept owner surrender pets, injured stray cats and small animals. (Waiting list for intake once at capacity).

Holy Cat Whiskers
2585 Hubbard Rd., Madison, OH 44057
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
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
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
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: Vicky Sprouse (intake, adoptions, TNR) Phone: 216.246.4206

P.O. Box 24651, Cleveland, Ohio 44124
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.

House of Mews Rescue
PO Box 241251, Cleveland, Ohio 44124-8851
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.

Euclid Animal Shelter/Euclid Pet Pals
25100 Lakeland Blvd., Euclid, Ohio 44132
Phone: 216-289-2057

Hood Catz Rescue
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: or contact .

Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101
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.

Viva Los Gatos Cat Rescue
PO Box 241593, Cleveland, OH 44124-8593
Dedicated to rescuing and finding permanent homes for neglected, abandoned, and stray cats and kittens in the greater Cleveland area.
Phone: 216-755-4286

Lucky Paws
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

Tails From The City
PO Box 93514, Cleveland, OH 44101
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.
In 2018, Tails opened an Adoption and Activity Center in North Olmsted:
23130 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

Rescues: Lake

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

Purrfect Partners Ohio
36370 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio
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
Cats for adoption.

Animal Welfare Center of Ashtabula County
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
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 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: