Cat Rescues & Sanctuaries

Before contacting a rescue group or sanctuary, we recommend reading these links:

Download a list (PDF or Excel spreadsheet) of local cat rescues from the Feline Rescue Association. This list is not exhaustive, but includes most of the active groups in the area. You can also view a list of Maryland shelters/rescues from

A list of cat sanctuaries (places that will take and keep your cat, for a fee) is below. Please call or email the organizations for current information on admissions requirements and fees. And please always visit a sanctuary yourself before sending your cat there, to see first-hand the type of care the cats receive.