About Nashville Cat Rescue

Founded in October 2005, Nashville Cat Rescue has placed more than 11,000 cats into loving forever homes. What started with just one adoption center and four foster homes has grown to a network of more than 50 foster homes, 100 volunteers, and 6 adoption centers.

NCR’s mission is to rescue cats and kittens from Middle Tennessee area streets and high-kill shelters and adopt them into loving homes. We focus on rescuing cats and kittens who have been abandoned, rescued from neglectful or abusive homes, or are at risk of euthanasia at high-kill shelters.

We receive over 16,000 intake requests per year, many for special-needs cats or kittens requiring advanced medical care. NCR enforces no age limit on intakes and rescues countless cats who would be euthanized upon intake at a shelter.

Operating without a brick-and-mortar rescue facility and without paid staff, NCR relies on the hard work and dedication of our foster parents and volunteers to help rescue, house, and prepare our cats for adoption.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NCR relies almost exclusively on funding from grants, private donations, and adoption fees to operate. Every dollar received by NCR goes directly towards rescue, foster, adoption, and programs that educate the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership.