East County Animal Rescue

A El Cajon, CA 92022 rescue helping to find loving homes for cats.

Pets at East County Animal Rescue

  • Any
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult


Female, Adult, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair

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1 - 4 of 4 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas East County Animal Rescue Serves

El Cajon, Santee, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Alpine, Ramona, San Diego

East County Animal Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Interview

3. Meet the Pet

Adopting an ECAR Cat
We are very selective when it comes to adopting out our animals.

All of our cats are very special. They have been rescued from death, or from a life of hardship or abuse. We will do our best to ensure that they will be loved, respected and well cared for, for the REST of their lives. We believe every animal deserves a safe, loving home and we are doing all we can to help this happen.

The adoption process is fairly simple. When you see a kitty you are interested in on our site or Facebook page under "Available for Adoption" album, just fill out an adoption application online. You will be contacted by an adoption counselor within 2-3 days for an interview. Once you are approved arrangements will be made to meet/adopt the kitty. The application does not bind you to a kitty or to the one you are initially interested in. We like to make perfect matches for both cat and adopter. The process is much quicker on our adoption event days (Every Saturday from 12-5). There you can meet a kitty, apply, be interviewed and take kitty home all on the same day.

As a minimum, all cats have been spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline aids (FIV), are up-to-date on vaccinations, dewormed and treated for fleas. The adoption fee covers this so your initial veterinary expenses have been taken care of. Our average adoption fee is $150, but can be a little higher or a little lower depending on the cat. Your adoption fee is a donation and you are welcome to give more to help us save more cats.

About East County Animal Rescue

ECAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (no kill) rescue dedicated to assisting animals in need! Adoptions at Petco (El Cajon) by appointment and adoption events held every Saturday 11-5pm. Adoptions at Petsmart (Santee) by appointment. Adoptions at Petsmart (El Cajon) by appointment.

We are NOT your average animal rescue!

East County Animal Rescue is a grassroots effort of volunteers who are passionate about helping animals in need within the San Diego community. Many of our volunteers have dedicated their lives to helping animals. We are most often found out on the streets of the community going to great lengths to spay and neuter the animals who need us the most.

Our primary activities include: Feral cat population control through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), Spay/Neuter initiatives and adoptions.

Come Meet East County Animal Rescue's Pets

Every Saturday at Petco 540, N. 2nd Street, El Cajon, CA from 12 - 4pm.

Every Saturday at Petsmart, 865 Jackman Street, El Cajon, CA 92020.

East County Animal Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to East County Animal Rescue to help homeless pets find homes