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Our Mission

  • Providing shelter and loving care for felines made homeless due to the terminal illness, incapacitation or death of their owners.
  • Educating the public about the importance of planning for the ongoing care of all their beloved companion animals should a time come when they are no longer able to do so themselves.

What We Do

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians is a specialized, feline-only, rescue organization. We do not operate a cat shelter in the usual sense. Here, we understand the special needs of cats that were never unwanted but have been essentially orphaned. Our programs and priorities are designed to carefully transition cats, especially older ones, that are used to a secure and loving home and give them the next best thing when their owner passes away or must enter a hospice or nursing home. We use private, low-density residential group and foster homes to shelter these cats in need until perfect new homes are found.

In the case of very elderly felines or those with chronic health conditions or disabilities, we provide loving, individualized care in a peaceful, home-like setting for the remainder of their lives. Whether it be lifetime care in our beautiful feline retirement home, a new home through our strict adoption program, or placement in a loving foster home through our unique “Senior Citizens and Senior Kittizens” foster program, we always put the best interest of each of our feline residents above all else, just as you would with your own beloved cat.

The focus of our rescue work is defined by our mission statement. We strive to help felines and the people who love them through four main programs, as follows:


The Feline Guardian Program

Have you ever thought about what would happen to your cat if something unfortunate happened to you?  The Hearts That Purr Feline Guardian program is designed for those who want to protect their cat but do not have trusted family or friends willing to assume this role.  No enrollment fee required. Read more

Short and Long-Term Fostering

Feline foster parents play an important role in helping to save lives. Hearts that Purr Feline Guardians is always in need of both short-term foster caregivers and long-term fosters for our Senior Citizens and Senior Kittizens Program. Read more.

Adoption

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians has wonderful, adult cats in need of good homes. When you adopt a cat from us you are doing a very special thing for a cat that had a loving home, but was essentially orphaned. Plus, many of our adoptable kitties come with lifetime veterinary care assistance. Read more.

Feline Rescue & Retirement Home

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians is a private, limited-intake rescue organization. We strive to maintain the highest quality environment and attention to detail for cats already in our care. Therefore, cats are accepted into our program on a space available basis and must meet our mission criteria and intake policies. Read more.


Memorials and Tributes

In memory of Joe Kiley

“In memory of my friend Joe Kiley, I would like to offer my support of for Hearts That Purr feline rescue. I’m sure Joe will rest in peace knowing that his cat has a loving home.”

- Mark Woods

In Honor of Egils Krolls

"A fellow cat-guardian." ~ Carol Maywood

In memory of Marlene Pilosi

"In memory of my mom, whose positivity and sense of humor was only outshined by her love."

~ Justin

In memory of Sandra Smith, MD

“This is in loving memory of Sandra Smith, MD. Hoping we continue to have kitties as we age. And now we know how to prepare in advance for their lives for when we pass.”

 - Jeannine L. Caine

In loving memory of Salvatore P. Ripa

"A wonderful, warm, kind and funny man. A cat lover extraordinaire!"    ~ Anonymous

In memory of Veronica Stuart-Alexander

“An unconventional woman, protector of felines and inspiration to others.”

~ Anonymous


In memory of Miaugie and Tarfal Atwood

 "Two beautiful kitty souls, gone to Rainbow Bridge way too soon. They were dearly loved by their devoted mom and will be greatly missed."

Anonymous

In honor of Beverly A. Wagner-King

~ Anonymous