My name is Rita!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Monrovia, California - Rita
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Monrovia, California - Rita
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I'm being cared for by:
The TNR Project

Facts about Rita

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Rita was born March 2016 (approx) and was rescued off the streets of Monrovia by someone volunteering with The TNR Project. Our volunteer was helping an elderly woman to feed & fix all the cats people had left behind that were breeding. She had a litter on the streets that she had to fend for and protect which made her territorial to other cats. She was picked up by Pasadena Humane and when our foster picked her up, she was covered in red dye and her lip was split open. Rita was part of a colony which began being abused and we decided to keep her off the streets, report to the humane society & police....then socialize her and find her a home.

Rita is territorial from being on the streets and doesn't like sharing her humans with other cats. However, if you're her human, she wants to be with you everywhere you are. Rita loves to roll over and show you how much she loves you and trusts you. She loves her cardboard scratch pad, her fluffy bed and she likes to the ONLY one to use her litter box! She's a talker and a snuggler. She is just learning how to play. She initially runs from toys, which indicates someone was throwing items at her on the street. She is a great traveler in her carrier and she wears her new collar with pride. She loves her bell and her tag. We spray a "kicker" toy with catnip and she goes to town on it! She's a lot of fun and is a true rescue case. We would love to find her a home ASAP so she can bond with you!

FYI: Her brother Stryder is available right now with Lifeline for Pets in Pasadena & he had to have a rear leg amputated if you are looking for special needs kitty who is an absolute lovebug.

* Date of Birth: 2016 (approx March)
* Color/Breed:Charcoal Grey with White and Blue Eyes
* Litterbox Trained
* FELV/FIV Negative
* Microchipped
* Shots Up To Date

Please contact Rita's foster with any questions & go here to fill out our Adoption Application:

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