St. Louis Cat Rescues & Shelters
The Option Everyone is Talking About in St. Louis - Adoption!
Have you ever seen an adorable cat or kitten up for adoption and featured on your local news channel? Those great cats and kittens aren’t rare finds! They are the norm, and just about everywhere – including right here in St. Louis, MO – there are too many pets and not enough homes choosing to adopt them. Unfortunately, many animals are still not spayed or neutered resulting in thousands of unwanted cats and kittens each year.
You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a St. Louis pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in St. Louis is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a St. Louis animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.
You may be looking at the options, and wondering what the difference is between buying a cat or kitten you see advertised for sale in the St. Louis newspaper, for instance, and adopting a cat or kitten from a shelter. One main difference is the feeling you get from knowing your choice is actually saving a life. When you adopt a cat or kitten from a St. Louis-area shelter or rescue group, you’ll not only save the life of the cat you’ll call your new best friend, but you’ll be helping another cat by creating an open space at the shelter. And your new cat will show you vast amounts of gratitude every day!
Some St. Louis Cat & Kitten Rescues
Below you'll find many St. Louis focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a St. Louis focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!
The Animal Network - Collinsville MO 62234
Bellson Animal Hosptial - 1400 Columbia Ctr, Columbia MO 62236
City of Arnold Animal Control - 2912 Arnold Tenbrook Road, Arnold MO 63010
Show Me Pets - PO Box 372, Ballwin MO 63022
BARC - 818 Spring Crest Drive, Fenton MO 63026
City of Pevely Animal Shelter - 301 Main P.O. Box 358, Pevely MO 63070