Sisters Animal Sanctuary

Rescue cats, including feral cats, and provide a place of refuge and protection until loving, permanent homes can be found, and provide a lifetime home for animals that do not get adopted or are unadoptable. We are committed to help those animals that have been abused, abandoned, and generally treated as disposable and forgotten, while maintaining our mission and passion to help stop animal over population by working toward a 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
Executive Director: Kathy Monahan
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-684-3313
In 2003, the SAS Co-founders, Julie and Kathy, rescued a little black cat on the side of the freeway, earning the name "Freeway," and in their quest to answer the question "what can we do and how can we do it," to help these animals in need, the answer evolved into the formation of Sisters Animal Sanctuary. Since its inception in 2003, SAS, a cage-free, no-kill rescue/sanctuary and feral cat habitat has rescued and saved the lives of countless cats that otherwise wouldn't have had a chance, and provided them with veterinary care and lifetime protection in a safe and loving environment, and when possible provided the best adoptive home to meet each individual cat's needs. Our mission, passion, and commitment is to save those less fortunate animals that need help, have been abandoned, need medical attention, and just need unconditional love. This is combined with our tireless advocacy for animals and their rights and continuing to work at educating the community-at-large regarding issues about feral and stray cats, spay/neuter resources, and providing guidance and direction on how to receive an adopted or rescued pet into their home.
The Sanctuary's most pressing need is for monetary donations for increasing veterinary and health care costs; food, litter and supplies; and facility repair and maintenance; followed by our ongoing need for dedicated volunteers. Our top needs: 1. Funding: Other - Donations for the veterinary and health care costs that comprise the largest portion of the sanctuary budget. Our aging kitties need more extensive medical care, including dental procedures/treatment (each dental costs $750-$1,500); senior annual exams (cost $400-$600). In addition, many of our cats have special needs requiring medications, extensive testing, and dietary restrictions/requirements. Dental procedures are so important to ensure they are not in pain and to maintain their overall health. All of the donations given to the sanctuary are used for the welfare of our cats; NONE are used for administrative or overhead costs. 2. Volunteers - The sanctuary is in need of dedicated volunteers to work during the day between 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. Working at least a two-hour shift is most helpful. In addition, volunteers are needed with carpentry and general building skills and those that can assist with maintenance and repairs of the facility, and grounds maintenance. 3. In-Kind Donations - Donations for everyday supplies such as cat food, litter, litter boxes, scratchers, pill pockets, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dish soap. The sanctuary also needs a power generator for emergency use when the power goes out which results in the well (our main water source) not operating. 4. Funding: Program - Feral Cat Habitat: Donations for the upkeep and maintenance of the feral cat habitat, such as fencing and enclosure maintenance, shelving repairs, etc. 5. Funding: Program - Sanctuary Repairs: Donations for the upkeep and repairs to the outdoor shelves/perches, fencing, shade cloth maintenance, etc. A special project is to replace the interior flooring.
"Sisters Animal Sanctuary is an open concept cage-free, no-kill cat sanctuary where we 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 that 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 seeking 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 are 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 and Co-Founder
Sisters Animal Sanctuary
-- Kathy Monahan, President and Co-Founder