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Our Mission

Viva Los Gatos Cat Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, nurtures, and finds forever homes for neglected, abandoned, and stray cats and kittens in Northeast Ohio.

Our founders have over 30 combined years of experience fostering approximately 200 cats and kittens of all ages and abilities. We have volunteered and held leadership and board positions with other local rescue organizations, and we collaborate with a large network of groups and individuals to achieve our mission.

Our dedicated and experienced volunteers foster our cats in safe and loving environments until they are adopted into homes of their own. We monitor every cat’s growth, health, and personality, and provide needed socialization and medical care in preparation for adoption, including spaying and neutering.

We will never offer a cat for adoption before it is emotionally, socially, and medically ready, and take great care matching the right cat with the right owner. Age, personality,

Adoption Policy

We like to think of ourselves as matchmakers for cats and humans. Follow these three simple steps to make to make finding your perfect pet a fun and rewarding experience.  Here's our simply 1-2-3 adoption process:  

Apply. Complete our no-obligation Adoption Application on our website ( Fill it out online from any computer or mobile device.  This is how we learn about you and your household, and identify our adoptable kitties that best meet your needs and environment.

Explore. A Viva Los Gatos Adoption Coordinator will review your application and contact you within 24 hours to better understand your preferences. This is also your chance to ask questions about specific cats on your short list of adoptables. 

If we approve your Adoption Application, you will have the opportunity to meet prospective cats an

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