Sisters Animal Sanctuary


Our mission is to assist animals by providing a safe and healthy place of refuge and protection, and to arrange for permanent loving homes when possible. Through trap/neuter/relocate to our sanctuary or adoption, we are committed to helping those animals that have been abused, abandoned, and generally treated as disposable. Our mission and passion is to help stop the animal overpopulation while working toward our goal of having no more homeless animals in our community.

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Address: 11480 Fogg Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Animal Related 
Sub NTEE: Animal Protection & Welfare 
Executive Director: Kathy Monahan
Contact Email: sistersanimalsanctuary@frontiernet.net
Primary Phone: 916-684-3313
Website: http://www.sistersanimalsanctuary.com
SAS is a no-kill sanctuary that began in 2003 as a result of two sisters finding a single stray black cat on the side of a freeway. Her name was Freeway and sadly we lost Freeway in 2016 after 13 years of taking care of her. We cannot live with the fact that millions of innocent animals are being killed in U.S. shelters every year, including approximately 500,000 in California. We have a passion for animals and are committed to saving as many as we can given the funds we receive through donations and using our own personal resources. We were approved for our nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in August 2005. Since that time we have been following our passion and keeping our commitment to all the animals that we rescue.
In January, 2017, we started out with levee breaches and breaks in Sacramento County which put our sanctuary under water for several days. We were able to ensure that our cats were safe and dry and once that happened we were left to deal with all the major issues flooding brings. Our well was contaminated, our septic was compromised, and the overall general flood cleanup is still ongoing. It took 2 weeks before our well was decontaminated and we were somewhat back to normal. Then in February the floods came again worse than the January flood and we had to start all over. Needless to say our year started out with many challenges and we are thankful that the then anticipated May floods did not materialize.

Our most pressing needs include dedicated volunteers to work our day shift since we do not have an administrative budget to hire personnel. We also need volunteers that have expertise in carpentry and related building skills since we need to rebuild some of our interior rooms. Donations toward dental procedures for our aging kitties, assistance with our very high monthly utility bills, and general supplies.
Our top needs:
  1. Volunteers - Our most pressing needs include dedicated volunteers to work our day shift during the hours of 9:30AM to 3:30PM. A 2-hour minimum is most helpful. Volunteers who have special skills who are able to build additional rooms and rebuild existing rooms and/or to help with general repairs, fencing repairs, and ongoing grounds maintenance.
  2. Funding: Program - Our aging kitties need dental procedures to ensure they are not in pain and to maintain their general overall health. Donations toward dental procedures for our aging kitties ($700-$1200 per procedure). Dentals are so important to keeping them healthy and happy. If you would like to sponsor one kitty for a dental we can do that.
  3. Funding: Unrestricted - Help with propane and utility bills, our monthly utility bills cost $500-$1000 depending on the time of year. We have a need for products we use on a daily basis including cat litter, certain types of cat food, paper towels (we use tons), laundry detergent (5-6 loads of laundry a day), dish soap.
  4. In-Kind Donations - We have a need for products we use on a daily basis including cat litter, certain types of cat food, paper towels (we use tons), laundry detergent (5-6 loads of laundry a day), dish soap.
  5. Other - Please Describe - Volunteers with special skills especially carpentry and we need new linoleum through the sanctuary. Someone with expertise in laying linoleum would be wonderful (we would buy any materials needed).
Sisters Animal Sanctuary is an open concept no-kill cat sanctuary where we can provide the best care for many cats that have health challenges and/or are older senior cats. We are very unique in that we have a feral cat habitat which was built specifically with feral cats in mind. It is an open concept and confined indoor/outdoor habitat where they can live the way they choose. We are not a typical shelter or rescue organization and the word sanctuary is key to what we do. We provide a safe, loving and permanent option for many cats that would not otherwise have a chance at a safe, healthy, loving and peaceful life. We receive many calls and emails for assistance from the community for advice and guidance especially involving stray and feral cats. As President and Cofounder of Sisters Animal Sanctuary I am proud of our accomplishments. The rewards of our work is heartwarming and making a difference not only for our cats but as we continue to help our community in their animal welfare challenges.

Kathy Monahan
President/Cofounder
Sisters Animal Sanctuary