Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.

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Basic Information

Address: P.O. Box 4595 Anaheim CA 92802
Phone Number: 714-878-1371
Fax Number: 657-233-5077
Director: Judith Serafini

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Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Cat rescue to adoption
Population Served: Adults, Teens
Ages for Volunteer: 15 and older
Hours of Service: 9am-11am; 1pm-4pm; 4pm-7pm
Minimum Hours Required: 3
Days of Service: Sunday through Saturday
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a path for abandoned and released cats and dogs to be placed in forever homes. We provide a sanctuary for unadoptable cats and dogs (including feral cats) to live out their lives in a clean, healthy environment with appropriate vet care support as needed.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that animals enhance human lives and animals should be treated with respect and care. Animals have feelings, memories, and can communicate with humans. As humans we were given the task to care for animals well being and we should do this on a daily basis through a variety of ways: day to day care; donation for care; champion of animals; prevention of animal abuse; and placement into loving homes for life.

Program History:

Judith Serafini established Cats in Tow Rescue & Sanctuary shortly after moving into a mobile home park in Anaheim in 2004. The park was overrun with cats and kittens with no homes. Judith’s research led her to use the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) method for over 100 adoptable and feral cats in the park, and all were spayed or neutered. This was only the beginning.In 2012, Judith received an OC animal permit allowing her to operate the Anaheim Resort District Sanctuary. In addition, Cats in Tow started to operate the adoption center in Petsmart, Brea, which gave us a public home for our adoptable cats and kittens. As of 2014, the Sanctuary was granted an OC animal kennel business license. This created a partnership with OC Animal Care, and allows Cats in Tow to pull cats from public shelters who are in danger of euthanasia, and find them forever homes.In 2016, Cats in Tow was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status retroactively to May 14, 2012, allowing donations to be tax deductible. This reflects our years of doing business as a nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare. All students receive community service hours credit for volunteer time.


PetSmart National Adoption Weekends
City of Brea Pet Expo
City of Brea Wellness Festival
Pet Food Drives
Garage Sales

Additional Information:

Anaheim Resort District Sanctuary: Some cats and dogs will remain in the category of "unadoptable" because of age, health conditions, temperament or personality. These pets are as important to us as any other pet we see and we provide food, medical care, a clean environment, and plenty of love. If a condition changes in which we can adopt out these pets, or a truly special pet parent sees the uniqueness of these pets, we do rehome them where possible. If not, they are with us through their natural lives - and loved every minute of it!

PetSmart Brea Cat Adoption Center 2465 E. Imperial Hwy Brea CA 92821
Since 2012 volunteers provide care 3 shifts per day (9am-11am) (1pm-4:))pm)(4pm-7pm) 7 days per week. We allow customers to visit with our adoptable cats during the care and socializing shifts. We hold Adoption Shows on Saturday (1:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday (2pm-4:30pm).

All of our adoptable cats and kittens have been thoroughly vetted. This includes: spayed or neutered; up to date on all vaccinations; FIV/Felv negative (for those cats in Petsmart adoption center);rabies vaccination (for cats 4 months and older at Petsmart adoption center); treated for worms and fleas as necessary; most have been microchipped. You can browse our adoptables below, or go to Adopt a Pet to see details on each available pet.