Welcome to Kittyland Cat & Kitten Rescue!
Kittyland is a volunteer based, 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing abandoned and neglected cats. We are a sanctuary where kittens and cats are nurtured with compassion in a safe environment, and where senior, disabled and unwanted cats are valued and can live out their lives in dignity and peace.
Kittyland was born, not only out of a need, but a necessity at the current Desert Hot Springs location. There has been an Animal Shelter on the Kittyland property for the last 33 years. Due to a zoning change from Riverside County it was discovered that there were too many animals on the property as it is now zoned as Residential. The Kittyland property consists of 2 and one half acres with only one direct neighbor, who is very friendly towards us. The dogs went off to another shelter and the cats were left with nowhere to go. At this point their future was uncertain and their lives in jeopardy so Riverside Animal Services put all the cats into their protective custody to make sure that they would not be moved, and that their lives would be safe. During this time, we negotiated for ownership of the land and when that was acquired, Kittyland Cat and Kitten Rescue was born. Find out more...
Help Us Get Ready for Our New Arrivals!
Kitten season is here! At Kittyland, we already have fourteen kittens in foster and two pregnant mamas ready to give us more babies ... and we know there will be more before you read this posting. We are preparing ourselves for the numbers that we had in 2017 ... over 300 kittens adopted last year! These numbers are staggering when you think off all these little lives saved. The exciting news is that each and every one of the kittens from 2017 were spayed/neutered!
Help us to make 2018 even more successful!
We will be deeply in need of funding to spay/neuter each kitten as the year continues; $60 spays/neuters one kitten ... that's potentially $18,000 alone this year before we even get to food, litter, and other medical care. Every donation makes a difference in helping us achieve this goal for 2018.
There are a few items that we desperately need every season. Below is the link to our Amazon Wishlist that contains these supplies. Gift cards to PetCo and PetSmart are a godsend and help us fulfill day-to-day supplies. Just click on the logo below to go to the link.
Our P.O. Box will accept packages to avoid any missed shipments, please have donations sent to:
1717 E. Vista Chino
Suite A-7 Box 499
Palm Springs, CA 92262
t: (760) 251-2700 | firstname.lastname@example.org
With Sincerity and Gratitude!
Ann Woods, Founder & Director
Jeannette Patocskai, Assistant Director
How you can help.
Kittyland receives it's funding from donations, grants and fundraising activities. Our supporters are people just like you, people who care about the homeless cats in the Coachella Valley and want to make a difference in their lives. With your help, we can make a difference for these cats and kittens.
Our goal is to find a loving home for every cat in need. Please visit Kittyland or our cats at PetSmart in Palm Springs to consider adding a new furry friend to your family.
Become a Sponsor
Not everyone can adopt a cat or kitten, but anyone can sponsor one. Every dollar you donate as one of our cats sponsors goes towards their continued care, vet needs, food, litter and anything they need.
Anytime you can offer to help hold, pet, and brush our cats and kittens, the more social they will be and their chances of adoption improve dramatically. Please consider volunteering.
Please share our mission, our website, any social media, upcoming events, and our story with friends and family. The more that know about us, the more we can help.
Spay & Neuter = Making a Difference
By spaying and neutering just one male and one female cat, more than 2,000 unwanted births can be prevented in just four years ... more than TWO MILLION in eight years!
Outside of our love for these beautiful creatures, there is a essential need to help control the populations through spay and neutering programs for all cats, feral and domesticated. Few understand the impact of not spaying one female and not neutering just one male cat, how it can increase local cat populations, and how easily it can spin out of control in a short time. Please share the need to spay and neuter.
The offspring of a single un-spayed cat will, within five years, add up to 420,000 cats.
- The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year; 10.2 surviving kittens of which 4.7 are female.
- The average litter size is 4 kittens with 15% loss before reaching weaning age (3.4 kittens per litter).
- Gender ratio per litter averages of males to females is roughly 46.5% female (of 3.4 kittens = 1.8 males and 1.6 females).
- 35% spay ratio allowance for offspring (unscientific factor balancing owned and stray cats).
- 20% annual mortality ratio.
Not factored into this equation:
An immature cat's first litter usually consists of 2 kittens versus 4.
Un-spayed female cats can begin reproducing at 6 months of age and can produce a litter during the same year of birth.
30% feral mortality.