Chattanooga Alliance for Animals
dba/ A Home for Cats

"We Believe in 2nd Chances"

Because I just can't help myself, I've posted the spot on video below entitled "Shelter Humor".


Due to the rising cost of just about everything and the plain hard fact that for the 8 years that this rescue has been in operation, its main source of funding has been my own small income, I've been forced this past year to scale everything back to the bare minimum. There are still cats to care for here, some with special medical needs, others that are very shy and would have difficulty adjusting to a new home and also our fair share of black cats, (which most rescues seem to have several of and people just don't seem to want - I will never understand why). There have been people along the way who have been kind enough to donate their money or their time and I will always be grateful, however in the end, it just hasn't been enough. I'm still trying to help stray animals when I can, my project of late has been TNR-ing the many feral cats that roam the streets near where I live. My Rescue partner, who mainly rescues dogs, usually has a couple of fosters at a time and this Petfinder page will be used to list those pets for adoption. If I happen to TNR a cat that's not feral and I think would enjoy being a part of someone's family, then I'll list it here, but other than that and baring any huge donations, I cannot take in any new pets. So please do not email me asking me to take your pet, they will not be answered.

If you need to surrender your pet or have found a stray or injured pet, please contact one of the agencies listed below for assistance (depending on where you live) These are your municipal shelters funded with your tax dollars, so you should call the one located in your city/county.

Chattanooga, TN: McKamey Animal Care and Control (423) 305-6500
East Ridge, TN: East Ridge Animal Services (423) 664-0271
Cleveland, TN: Cleveland Animal Control Division (423) 464-6070

"Biscuits" (adopted March 2009) comfortable in his forever home. Animation courtsey of
Jennifer Wright Design.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pine

I want to thank everyone who opened their hearts and homes to our rescued pets by making them a permanent part of their family and to those that donated funds or items to our cause. Adoptions and donations helped us to do the important, life-saving work we did and without it, many pets would have died in shelters and on the streets.

We also appreciate the valuable help of others in our community.

Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain has been kind enough to help us with the Veterinary needs of all of our rescued pets. Without them, saving the pets we do would not be possible. The doctors and staff are friendly, knowledgable and always treat us with kindness and respect. Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain, 1801 Taft Highway, Signal Mtn., TN 37377. Phone: (423) 886-7387.

Genie at Adorable Pets adds to the health and beauty of our rescued pets by offering her services as a professional groomer. Adorable Pets grooms both cats and dogs and also provides boarding services. It's a warm and friendly place where you can rest assured you pet will receive excellent care. They also offer a pick-up and delivery service for pet grooming/boarding.
Adorable Pets, East Ridge, TN. Phone: (423) 313-7004.


Who We Are

C.A.A. / A Home for Cats is a small, self-funded, 501(c)(3) non- profit rescue organization located in Chattanooga, TN. We are a no-kill rescue, once we commit to taking in an animal, it stays with us until a new home is found. Ours is an all-volunteer organization and the money needed to care for the pets we rescue comes our of our own pockets. Each "Foster Parent" is responsible for the Veterinary and day to day costs of caring for the animal until adopted. Our adoption fees range from $35 - $125 depending on age, breed and Veterinary expense, however this usually does not cover the significant costs involved, which include traveling to pick up a pet in need, providing veterinary care, vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, having it spayed or neutered, FeLV/FIV tested, giving it any training necessary, and helping to socialize, house and feed it. We welcome public dontaions and they are tax deductable. 100% of donated funds go towards the spay/neuter, feeding and housing of our rescued pets.

Our mission is to save as many pets as possible through fostering, socializing, spay/neuter, vaccinations, medical care and adopting them to forever homes. We strive to promote public awareness about the importance of spay/neuter, keeping pets safely indoors and why declawing is inhumane. More info at . On a limited basis stray and abandoned pets and those rescued from kill shelters are kept uncaged in a home setting until adopted. Because of the interaction in a normal home environment, we are able to acquire insight into the pets' personalities and temperaments. Matching the pets personality to the needs and expectations of the prospective owner is of primary concern in any adoption. Our available pets can be seen by contacting the foster parent and scheduling an appointment.

Appointments can be made to visit with any of our pets, please email us for more information. Thanks!

If you are looking for a wonderful companion that will bring you more joy than you ever imagined, consider adopting a rescued cat, dog or critter. Our area shelters are overflowing with pets and most of them don't make it out alive. Please don't breed or buy while others die.

Always spay or neuter your pets! For information on low cost spay neuter certificates, contact C.A.R.E at 894-4926 or email them at Most area vets take the certificates, you pay at the time of the procedure.

Thank you to CARE and a big THANK YOU to the vets that participate in this program.

We welcome donations in any form. Adoption fees help, but in no way cover all the expenses assocaited with the costs involved in saving these pets lives. All donations go towards the care of the pets we have available for adoption and also toward the long term care of the special needs pets that have come our way and have little chance of ever being adopted. These special pets have become residents of A Home for Cats and will live out their lives here. They receive everything necessary to ensure a happy and healthy life.

We can always use blankets, towels, pillow cases, cleaning supplies, (laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels,all purpose cleaner) cat toys, cat furniture, cat beds, treats, food - dry or canned and litter. Email us and we are happy to pick up anything you would like to donate. You may also easily send monetary donations via PayPal by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable as allowed by law. Thank you for thinking of us!