OUR MISSION: To provide love, care and shelter without cages to homeless cats in Placer County.
Friends Forever was started in September of 2008 and rescues approximately 300 cats/year. As of April 2013 more than 1230 cats have been rescued. All cats and are homeless or abandoned and come from various sources, some from the County shelter to reduce overcrowding but most come from the public. A surrender fee is expected when someone surrenders a cat or kitten to our sanctuary from the public to help offset some of the initial costs of the rescue.

Everyone at FFACS is a volunteer and all monies collected is used for the care of the cats.

Feral Cat Program - FFACS is involved with trap, neuter and release or non-domestic cats that live in colonies from Sacramento to Auburn. All cats are then fed and cared for daily. Since these cats will never trust humans, their chance for survival is best when left in their own colonies to live out their natural lives. However, there are some cats in feral colonies that when trapped are found to be trusting of humans and those cats are then socialized by our volunteers and eventually become household pets. The goal is to get as many of these cats off the streets and into homes and to eliminate the birth of more kittens in those colonies from cats who are truly feral. Interested person who would like to get involved in this program or know of feral cat colonies that are not being cared for should contact us.
  • The reality of homeless felines

    Homeless cats in our community and in shelters face many challenges. Only a fraction of the cats being brought into county run shelters find homes. Thousands are euthanized because of space limitations. According to the Humane Society of the U.S. more than 4 million homeless pets are euthanized annually in shelters across the US. Our tax dollars are used to operate these shelters. The average cost nationally to euthanize an animal is over $200. In comparison, the average cost to spay or neuter a cat can be as low as $30 and less with certain programs. Free spay/neuter programs are offered several times a year to entice owners to fix their animals. So why don't people spay and neuter their animals? We feel that with more publicity, more people will make that decision.

  • What can be done?

    At this time, there are not enough safe haven shelters for cats in Placer County and the need is critical! The only alternative for most cat owners when they can no longer keep their cat or have a litter of unwanted kittens is to take them to the county shelter. The shelter has a limit on the number of cats they can house. Once that limit is reached, many are destroyed. Until the number of kittens being born is reduced through spay/neuter programs, we must have a facility to house and care for homeless cats in the community. There are a few rescue groups that are working independently rescuing cats from the shelter and the public to keep them from being killed. But the needs of the community cannot be met at this time. We hope, however, that through education and collaboration with these groups, we will be able to affect a change for both cats and humans. Making people aware of the critical need to get cats fixed is the answer at this time. It will take time and money to accomplish these goals. We are committed to that goal by participating in trap/neuter/release programs as well as getting every cat fixed before being homed.

  • What is a cat sanctuary?

    The concept of a cat sanctuary began after working with several cat rescue organizations around the country and realizing that there were too many cats in the wild and on the streets that had nowhere to go. A sanctuary is a no-cage, no-kill shelter where cats live out their normal lives if an appropriate home cannot be found. Our long term goal is to create an indoor/outdoor environment that is surrounded by cat proof fencing. This facility would allow free-roaming felines access to fresh air and sunlight. By being in a safe outdoor environment, the numbers of airborne illnesses are reduced keeping cats healthier while in a shelter environment. At the same time all the dangers an outside cat faces from predators, traffic and other dangers are eliminated.

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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.We are dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and kittens.