My name is Rusty!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Monrovia, California - Rusty
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I'm being cared for by:
The TNR Project

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Rusty is best friends with Whiskey. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Rusty is part of a litter who was born in a junkyard after their mom was discarded like trash. The TNR Project got a call to rescue cats & kittens who had been dumped and this litter was especially vulnerable. Rusty and his brother Whiskey (also up for adoption on Adopt-A-Pet) were pulled just in time. Their siblings along with themselves were extremely sick and 3 of them did not make it and had to be euthanized. These two little guys have pulled through amazingly well and are healthy, healthy, healthy!! Rusty is a love bug who can't get enough love or snuggles. He will do anything to be laying on top of you the minute you sit down or go to bed. He is super playful and loves anything that has feathers, fur or action. Rusty loves his scratch post and eating, but most of all, he wants to be with you! He is a beautiful, rusty colored marbled orange tabby with Green eyes. He is ready to move in and be your best friend!

Rusty has never been around dogs or kids and would not do well. There were coyotes eating his entire family along with packs of 23 dogs which were pulled by a rescue. He still gets scared with loud noises and thinks he's being chased sometimes. We're checking "Experienced Adopter" because even though Rusty is a super love, he's going to need some time to adjust from the only safety he's ever known...his foster's home. We'd love to see him get adopted with his brother as a pair so he feels safe. Thank you for understanding!

Color/Breed: Orange Marbled Tabby with Green Eyes
Age:January 2016
Litterbox Trained
FELV/FIV Negative

Please contact Rusty's foster with any & all questions. Then fill out our Adoption Application here:

If You See "Adoption Pending", please don't be discouraged! Things happen, adoptions fall through, people change their minds and we'd love to have you as a back-up in case this happens! Please fill out an application and let us know you want to be on our waitlist!

Want to help take shelters to "no-kill status"? Adopt our cats & kittens! We rescue cats & kittens who are living on the streets, starving, breeding and suffering. We do not pull from shelters. For more information on TNR or to learn how you can help your community cats, please visit: and fill out a contact us/join us form.

Save a stray, save a life! Thank you for rescuing!! Big Kitty Love!

About The TNR Project

About Our Rescue Group...

The TNR Project humanely & successfully performs TNR which stands for Trap-Neuter-Return. We are a 100% grassroots community movement of volunteers. TNR has been proven to stem community cat growth & overpopulation by controlling the numbers of unwanted cats & kittens on the streets and keep them out of the shelters. We TNR 1000+ cats & kittens every year since 2015. We have classes with FixNation & Alley Cat Allies 3-4x a year to help train people who want to make a difference in their community and to the felines they see. All of the cats & kittens you see here on our site have been born on the streets, abandoned, left to die or worse. They were all community street cats before we stepped in to save them. We do not pull from shelters. We believe that by staying on the streets which is Ground Zero, we will make the difference people are so desperately hoping for....No-Kill Shelters. One shelter we work with experienced a 40% intake decline of cats after we started working their communities. What we prevent from being born on the streets doesn't end up in shelters, being surrendered, being abandoned, clogging the rescues or breeding several times a year with unwanted kittens. We want cats & kittens currently in rescues & shelters to have MORE time available to them to get into a great home...not euthanasia!
We walk the talk and do good where it's needed...on the streets! If you would like more information on TNR or learn how you can help your community cats, please visit: and fill out a contact us/join us form. Save a stray, save a life! Thank you for rescuing!!

Even more about TNR and to find out what you can do in your communities, please visit:

FACT: A mama cat can go into heat again when kittens are 4 weeks old
FACT: A kitten is of breeding age at 16 weeks old (4 months)
FACT: A female cat will go into heat every 2 weeks until mated
FACT: Once pregnant, a female cat will have that litter in 2 months (64 day gestation)
FACT: Once a male is neutered, it significantly decreases the yowling, spraying, fighting & wandering
FACT: Feral cats & kittens don't stand a chance at the shelters due to under-funding, lack of staff and fosters...they are almost 100% of the time euthanized
FACT: Only 2 out of 10 cats usually make it out of the shelters alive, which means 80% of cats entering shelters are euthanized...those are the social ones.
FACT: Black cats are 80% less likely to be adopted due to superstition? Black cats have some of the most intelligent, social personalities around!

DID YOU KNOW: Cats can be written off your taxes as natural pest control for your home or office? Don't use pesticides!
DID YOU KNOW: You can de-flea your property by using beneficial nematodes which are the natural predator to fleas?
DID YOU KNOW: Cats not only take care of rats & insects, they thwart gophers and squirrels?
DID YOU KNOW: It's not always cats who are pooping in your yard? Can you tell the difference between skunk, opossum, raccoon, coyote, dog and cat feces?.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We would love to meet you! You can call any of our cats/kittens guardian fosters and schedule a time for a meet & greet. We can also be found at local PetSmart, Petco, Fundraisers and other adoption events every weekend! Check our website for locations & times!

Our Adoption Process...

* Fill Out Adoption Application
* Foster-To-Adopt Contract (For Kittens Until They're 5 Months)
* Adoption Contract (For Cats/Kittens Ready for a Home)
* Two-Week Trial (to make sure it's a match!)
* Free Home Delivery
* Adoption Donation ($100) per cat or a pair!
* Must be 21 to Adopt
* Must have consent of landlord & know local laws
* We only adopt in California