Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are a nationwide network of volunteers who share one love, Our Beloved Maine Coon Cats, and One Great, Big Vision:
to rescue abused, abandoned, surrendered and homeless Maine Coon (MC) Cats whether registered or not;
to act as liaison between shelters, animal control and disaster agencies nationwide;
to assist in providing appropriate medical care;
to ensure all MC and MC Mix cats placed directly through, or into carefully screened Maine Coon Rescue (MCR) Foster Homes are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, tested for FeLV/FIV;
to provide carefully screened foster homes, if necessary prior to re-homing;
to assist in assuring that they are placed in carefully screened forever homes;
to share our wisdom and knowledge of this magnificent breed to assist in identifying MC/MC Mix cats that wind up in shelters;
to educate potential adopters about the breed;
to alert breeders that a cat from their cattery may need help;
to network with other rescue groups and pool our resources;
to help transport MC/MC Mix cats to their temporary foster or new forever homes;
to network with other transport groups and pool our resources;
to remain ever at hand, if needed, after a successful rescue has taken place;
to assist in providing resources, education and information regarding spay/neuter, declawing, behavior problems, indoor/outdoor issues;
to do our part to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
Our Mission Statement
Our Articles of Association
The entire funding of our rescue efforts comes from the generosity of cat lovers, through donations, adoption fees and various FUNdraising activities. This money is used with great care so that every dollar helps as many needy MC/Mix cats and kittens as possible. MCR gratefully acknowledges and thanks those of you who are an integral part of our rescue efforts on behalf of these cats by way of your financial support. We count on you so that we can continue to shelter, care for, and place MC/Mix cats in permanent homes.
Maine Coon Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made to:
Maine Coon Rescue
304 First Avenue West
Franklin, KY 42134
MCR adoption fees are:
• $200 - kittens spayed & neutered, $150 if too young to spay/neuter with Prepaid S/N Agreement
• $175 - adults 1 - 9 years
• $150 - seniors 10 years and older
• $150 - cats with special needs (any age)
• $150 – Purebred Maine Coon Senior (11 years and older)
• $250 – Purebred Maine Coon (adults 7 - 10 years)
• $300 – Purebred Maine Coon (adults 1 - 6 years)
• $350 – Purebred Maine Coon kitten
• $200 – Purebred Maine Coon without papers (adults 7 – 10 years)
• $250 – Purebred Maine Coon without papers (adults 1 - 6 years)
• $125 – NON Maine Coon (any age)
**We can arrange transport within a reasonable distance for an additional fee.
Adoption fees assist us with shelter fees, testing and vet expenses. It is because of fees that MCR is able to continue with our rescue work.
This usually covers shots, neutering, vet visits and tests,and cost of foster care. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.