Community Partner Spotlight – Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary
Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Centers Cat Adoption and Rehabilitation Programs help us place homeless cats, including those with special needs, in loving homes. We believe that every cat is adoptable; some just need more time than others to find the right match. Our ultimate goal is to place them with adopters or long term foster families, but these cats have a loving home in our Arlington sanctuary for as long as they need us.
We provide sanctuary for special needs cats and a robust cat and kitten Adoption Program at the Arlington shelter, as well as the volunteer-run adoption centers at Issaquah Petco, Renton PetSmart and Denny’s Pet World in Kirkland.
Our foster parents care for as many as 150 kittens, mama cats with litters and medically fragile cats in their homes at any one time in our Foster Program.
The Monroe Corrections Kitten and Cat Connections provides foster care for semi-feral and extremely shy cats and kittens needing socialization and human contact. They are paired with foster dads in the Special Offender Unit who provide quality care while simultaneously motivating offenders to make positive life changes. Since 2006, some 920 kitties, that might otherwise have been euthanized, have all been socialized, altered and adopted after graduation from the program. Purrfect Pals pays for all the costs related to the program such as food, litter, crates and veterinarian care.
Many of the cats Purrfect Pals takes in come from owners who are unable to keep them. We also accept transfers from our partner animal shelters and rescue organizations in the region through our Shelter Relocation Program. We transfer in cats and kittens when our partner shelters are over capacity or unable to provide extraordinary medical care. These include older cats, chronically ill cats, cats in need of hospice care and cats who have tested positive for FIV, Leukemia, Distemper, Ringworm, Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes and Calicivirus
An important, but often overlooked, piece of estate planning is making arrangements for furry family members to be cared for when a person is no longer able to do so. Enrolling kitties in our free, no-strings-attached Guardian Angel Program will ensure they have a lifelong, loving home should the need arise.
The Community Resources Program offers free spay/neuter vouchers for low income cat owners and a pet food bank for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets. We also provide humane trap rental for individuals needing to capture free roaming cats for spay/neuter or to catch a runaway pet cat. We also provide resources for cat owners dealing with behavior issues like litter box use.