Keitha’s Kittie Rescue was created by Keitha on August 10, 2017. Then on December 27, 2017 it became a non-profit, 501(c)(3). The rescue cares for cats and kittens that are abandoned by their owners, found as strays and/or need medical care. Keitha rescued her first cat when she was 16 years old. Then many years later, she rescued Onyx and Ziggy, who were both dumped at her house. Both kitties were pregnant. Onyx was easy to catch but it took her a year to catch Ziggy. After the year she spent rescuing them, she decided to create Keitha’s Kittie Rescue.
The rescue is located in Lebanon, Oregon and serves Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home as well as other communities in Benton and Linn counties. The other shelters in the area often require owners to pay a fee to abandon their animal, or overcrowded and not able to take the animal, have the owner make an appointment to assess the animal or there is no local shelter in the community, and sometimes the animals a stray and takes time to adjust before being adopted or they need medical care. Keitha’s Kittie Rescue is all volunteer, foster based shelter.
Volunteers care for the cats and kittens in their homes. Adoption events are also held at Petsmart in Corvallis, Oregon. All money goes for the cats litter, food and medical care. Keitha’s dream is for the rescue to create a low cost spay and neuter clinic.
It is our mission to provide adoption and placement of rescued cats and kittens into indoor only permanent homes. We are further dedicated to the care and housing of any sick or injured cat by providing quality care for their lifetime, if needed. We have a focus on educating the public of the need to spay and neuter their pets, the prevention of animal cruelty, responsible pet ownership, and we actively encourage trap-neuter-release (TNR) of feral cats.