NEED TO PLACE A CAT?

There are over one hundred animal organizations in the Phoenix area.  This list is just a small sample of organizations that might be able to help you with surrendering a pet.  Just about every website has a resource section of its own.

If you are looking for help with a specific breed, such as Maine Coon cats, use Google to search for *Main Coon* and *Phoenix*, plus any other terms that may help you narrow down your results.

Organizations have their own requirements for owner surrenders, so be prepared to provide documentation of shots (vaccinations and rabies), combo tests (also known as snap tests) for feline leukemia and FIV, and proof of spaying or neutering. You may be asked to pay a surrender fee as well. Sometimes for an extra donation, the rescue will take care of the tests and vaccinations. Often, they will request a photo and bio of your cat.
Please keep in mind that the priority of these organizations is the direct care of their current animals, so they may not return your call, voicemail message, or electronic message immediately. There are times when shelters or foster spaces are full and cannot accept kitties for a while. This is especially true at the height of kitten season, in the spring and summer

BUCKEYE
B.A.R.K.
Website: http://buckeyeanimalrescueandkennel.webs.com/
Email: bark.animalrescue@yahoo.com
Facebook:  B.A.R.K. (Buckeye Animal Rescue & Kennel
Phone: (623) 826-3085

CHANDLER
Rescuing Animals in Need (R.A.I.N.) – foster-based
Website: https://azrain.rescuegroups.org/
Email: azrainrescue@gmail.com
Facebook:  RAIN – Rescuing Animals in Need

Hope for Cats (focus on TNR and adoptable outdoor cats)
Website: Hope for Cats
Email: Hope for Cats
Facebook:  Hope for Cats
Phone: 602-295-9237

GILBERT
Friends for Life Animal Rescue (cats & dogs)
Website: https://www.azfriends.org/
Email: info@AZFriends.org
Facebook:  Friends for Life Animal Rescue
Phone: 480-497-8296

Save the Cats Arizona (07-25-22, Overcapacity & not accepting intakes)
Website: https://savethecatsaz.org/
Email: info@savethecatsaz.org
Facebook:  Save the Cats Arizona
Phone: 602-582-2693

GLENDALE
Sun Valley Animal Shelter
Website: http://sunvalleypets.org/
Email: contact@sunvalleypets.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SunValleyAnimalShelter
Phone: 623-872-7941

MESA
Arizona Maine Coon Cat Rescue
Website: http://azmccr.org/
Email: azmccr@gmail.com
Facebook:  Arizona Maine Coon Cat Rescue, Inc
Phone: 480-666-5501

Desert Paws Rescue (cats & dogs)
Website: www.desertpawsrescue.org
Contact: http://www.desertpawsrescue.org/contacts/
Facebook:  Desert Paws Rescue Cats
Phone: 480-380-5214

Kitts Kitten Rescue
Website: http://www.kittskittenrescue.org/
Email: info@kittskittenrescue.org
Phone: 480-939-9017

Kitty Kat Rescue (foster based)
Website: http://www.kittykatrescue.com/
Email: lflack@cox.net
Phone: 480-236-9453

PEORIA
Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue
Website: http://4pawsrescue.org/
Email: info@4pawsrescue.org
Facebook:  Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, Inc.
Phone: 623-773-2246 (Peoria)

PHOENIX
AJs Best Friend Rescue (Persian & Himalayan Rescue)
Website: https://ajsbestfriends.org/
Email: ajbfcats@gmail.com

All About Animals Rescue (no owner surrenders)
Website: http://www.allaboutanimalsaz.com/surrenders/
Email: allaboutanimalsaz@gmail.com
Facebook:  All About Animals Rescue

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
Website: http://www.aawl.org
Facebook:  Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
Phone: 602-273-6852

Arizona Humane Society
Website: http://www.azhumane.org/
Facebook:  Arizona Humane Society
Phone: 602-997-7585

Cactus Cats Rescue
Website: http://www.cactuscatsrescue.net/
Email: inquiry@cactuscatsrescue.net
Facebook:  Cactus Cats Rescue
Phone: 480-814-8801

Cool Cat’s Rescue
Website:  https://coolcatsrescue-az.org/
Email:  coolcatsrescueaz@gmail.com
Facebook:  Cool Cats Rescue – Arizona

HALO Animal Rescue
Website: http://www.halorescue.org/
Email: info@halorescue.org
Facebook:  HALO Animal Rescue
Phone: 602-971-9222

Heidi’s Village
Website:  https://heidisvillage.org/
Email:  info@heidisvillage.org
Facebook:  Heidi’s Village
Phone:  602-241-4640

Home Fur Good
Website: http://homefurgood.org/
Email: info@homefurgood.org
Facebook:  Home Fur Good
Phone: 602-971-1334

Little Rascals Rescue
Website: http://www.littlerascalsrescue.com/
Email: bu.ter.fly@hotmail.com
Facebook:  Little Rascals Rescue
Phone: 623-210-6578 (text okay)

Maricopa County AZ Animal Care & Control
Website: https://www.maricopa.gov/3560/Animal-Care-and-Control
Email: generalemail2@mail.maricopa.gov
Phone: 602-506-7387

SCOTTSDALE
Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (specializes in senior cats and dogs over the age of 8)
Website: www.foreverlovedpets.org
Email: intake@foreverlovedpets.org
Facebook:  Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary

Foothills Animal Rescue
Website: www.foothillsanimal.org
Email: support@foothillsanimal.org
Facebook:  Foothills Animal Rescue
Phone: 480-488-9890

Four Peaks Animal Rescue
Website: http://fourpeaksanimalrescue.org/
Email: 4par@desertinet.com (Note: Please include phone#)
Facebook:  Four Peaks Animal Rescue
Phone: 480-471-2201

Paw Placement (foster-based)
Website: http://www.pawplacement.org/
Intake form:  CAT-Contact form
Facebook:  Paw Placement Animal Rescue
Phone: 480-208-8255

TEMPE
Saving One Life Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Website: https://www.savingonelife.org/
Email: info@savingonelife.org
Facebook:  Saving One Life
Phone: 602-715-2700

TUCSON
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Website:  https://hssaz.org/
Contact:  Contact Form
Facebook:  The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Phone:  520-327-6088

Disclaimer: Some groups on this list may no longer be in the rescue business and referrals are based on available public information