Last Updated April 21, 2014
Rescue Stats 2014
47 cats spayed/neutered
29 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2013
233 cats spayed/neutered
+ 95 via our trap loan program
222 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2012
260 cats spayed/neutered
202 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2011
244 cats spayed/neutered
198 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2010
306 cats spayed/neutered
216 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2009
421 cats spayed/neutered
232 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2008
350 cats spayed/neutered
200 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2007
226 cats spayed/neutered
149 cats adopted
Rescue Stats 2006
126 cats spayed/neutered
56 cats adopted
13th Street Cat Rescue
We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), No-Kill, Animal Rescue Organization - San Jose, California
Thank You for wanting to adopt!
How can I meet a cat, kitten or dog I see on this website?
To meet our rescued cats/kitten:
- We ask that you fill out an adoption application first (see below).
- Once you submit an application, a volunteer will contact you.
All of our kitties are in foster homes; some can be seen at the foster homes, or at an upcoming Adoption Fair.
To meet cats/kittens in our foster care program:
then email it back to us at info [ at ] 13thstcats.org
To meet cats/kittens/dogs in
We ask for your understanding. We are an all-volunteer organization and many of us have full-time jobs outside of our volunteer activities; therefore, it may be a few days before someone can respond to your email. We always try to reply as soon as possible.
Adopting Cats & Kittens In Our Foster Care Program
The kitties are for adoption, not for sale. Adoption fee for kittens is $125 ($200 for two) to help cover some of our food and veterinary expenses. All cats and kittens are:
- vaccinated as appropriate for their age
- tested for FELV (feline leukemia) / FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)
- spayed/neutered prior to adoption
We will ask you some questions about your home and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Adopting a kitty is a long-term commitment; the average life span for a kitty is 15-20 years.
Most of our cats are in foster homes with other cats. They get lonely and bored without the company of their own kind, just like people. We try to place cats that enjoy the company of other cats in a home where there is feline companionship. But we do have many cats that would be happy to be the only cat in your life!
Regardless of how an animal comes to us, we provide food, shelter, and medical care. The animals do not live in cages but in volunteer foster homes. We usually know the personalities of the cats and kittens we rescue, so we can tell you which cat or kitten(s) might be the best match for you and/or the feline companion you already have.
Why are some kittens only available in pairs
or with a bonded littermate?
Because kittens play together, sleep together, and keep each other company while you are at work all day long! When kittens have each other to roughhouse with, they are less likely to break or chew things, attack or bite you when they play, or keep you up all night. Basically, they teach each other manners and keep each other out of trouble.
We may have kittens who prefer to be any only kitty and would be fine on their own; we may be able help you find a kitten with that temperament.
What if things don't work out?
We work hard to make the right matches and care deeply about our rescues. Please call us if there are issues, we usually can work you through a problem and solve it for you and the cat!. If the problem can’t be solved, PLEASE do not give the cat away, or take them to a local shelter where they may be killed, we may want to take the cat back for rehoming through our organization.
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