The Bell Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization. We offer sanctuary for special needs cats.

Some of our animal family are being fostered for people who are homeless. Others have chronic medical conditions or behavioral issues, or are too elderly for traditional adoption. We offer allopathic medicine, holistic care, and happy hospice, along with lots of toys, treats, and affection.

The sanctuary was founded in 2010 by Frederick Barnabas Bell. We adopted Frederick from a local food pantry, where he had been mousing for his keep after his mother died of cancer. A chronic health condition put him into retirement here. In no time at all, he became our beloved pet and mascot.






Our young and healthy animals are up for adoption! Find them on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet. You are also welcome to visit our free-roaming sanctuary. Once you’ve met your new best friend, the adoption process is simple.

Your new cat companion will have been pre-screened with a wellness visit that includes FIV/FELV testing, vaccines, and spay/neuter. The $125 adoption donation helps us to cover these costs.

We will hand-deliver the cat to you. We recommend spending time in your home with one of our specially trained volunteers to allow your new companion to acclimate easily. You will be provided with printed information on favorite foods and treats, as well as endearing quirks. Yours to keep is also a complimentary guide to cat care.

We offer ongoing support via phone or email. Please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns, or funny stories about your new family member(s)!

Kitties love to play and curl up together, so if you don’t already have one, we encourage you to welcome two into your happy home.


To surrender a cat, please contact us via telephone or email. If the cat has been living with you (or a family member) and you have become unable to care for the cat, we appreciate current medical records. We are happy to offer sanctuary to cats who may not be traditionally adoptable due to advanced age, behavioral issues, or chronic medical condition.

If  you have noticed an aged or ailing cat on the street, please do not hesitate to contact us. Bring the cat in so that we can offer immediate medical attention. When a condition is treated early on, the cat has a strong chance to continue living a comfortable and happy life indoors.


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