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Attention PLease

Corona Virus UpdatE

To keep our volunteers and visitors safe until further notice FOCA will be closed to the public. Until the stay in home order is lifted we will be scheduling cat/kitten viewings for approved applicants only by appointment in hour blocks of time.

You can reach us via Facebook messenger or via email at You are welcome to call us at 734.224.0700 but our time in the shelter will be even more limited this month so email and Facebook are quicker.

We are not taking in any new felines during this time since space and resources are a concern.

Adoptions WILL still CONTINUE and can be processed online 24/7 right here under our ‘forms’ tab. We suggest visiting our adoptables page with our Petfinder listings because these felines need a home now more than ever. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.  


2nd ANNUAL kitten shower

On the last Sunday in June, Sunday June 28th, Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s all-cat rescue, is throwing it’s 2nd Annually KITTEN SHOWER, which is special since our normal hours are Thurs – Saturday! Social distancing will still be in place when doors open Noon until 5 pm. We’ll have dollar raffles, refreshments, ‘shower food’ and prizes. We’ll even have a bake sale so you can take home some tasty treats for yourself while benefiting the shelter. Plus, you could be entered to win a $25 Kroger card if you bring ** 35 lb of Tidy Cat clumping litter** bag of Purina Kitten Chow 13 lb or larger** KMR kitten powder formula (12 oz. +) or ** case of Fancy Feast ‘kitten’ food. The more items you bring us, the more you’re entered win!  

Price:  Free

DATEs:  Sunday, june 28, 2020

TIME:  From  12 pm to 5 pm

Location:  FOCA Shelter

2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162




As  you can imagine we get lots of requests to take in cats who have been outdoors once the weather turns cold. Unfortunately like many shelters we are often full or we don’t take feral cats. If you’d like to help, and you’re not sure what you can do, build some shelters that don’t cost a fortune.

Here’s a great link for building a cat shelter You need it off the ground because of snow fall and you want to use just straw and not hay or blankets (wet cats get stuck on hay and fabric which damages their skin, which can be deadly). But watch the video since he offers some pretty good tips. If that seems like too much work this one offers some nice tips for a plastic shelters if you don’t want to build with wood –

Located here is a quick graphic from a great organization, Alley Cat Allies, on how to build an outdoor enclosure. Best of all it only takes 12 quick steps. But we suggest that you also watch the links above to get a better idea of why you’re building the shelter and other tips that can help you (and the cats you want to save this winter).



Friends of Companion Animals Changes Lives






Bringing Felines and Humans Together


Our vision is to have a county free of homeless, unwanted companion animals, to have all free-roaming cats spayed or neutered and under the care of reliable caregivers to achieve this vision. We seek to stop the overpopulation of felines through spaying and neutering and to match adoptable cats with the appropriate ‘furever’ homes. 

As an all-volunteer organization we’re always looking for people who can donated their time, supplies,  money or ideas for creating a better world for homeless cats and kittens. 


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About Us

Beyond a Cat Adoption Center

Along with our cat adoption center, we have a trap-neuter-release program for cat colonies where there is someone to feed, water and provide shelter for feral cats. 



Founded by Penny Bly, Friends of Companion Animals is a 501c3 nonprofit that’s focused on the spay/neuter of feline companion animals to control pet populations. Since 2011 our mission has been to promote spay and neuter of all companion animals and to help find suitable forever homes. Today, however, we have narrowed our efforts to focus on cats and kittens in our program to aid felines of Monroe County, Michigan. 


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What  You Can Do


It’s not glamorous, but if you’ve got a few hours on certain days there are always cats that need cleaning and general care…and cuddles too.


Fund Raising & Money Donations

We don’t receive money from any state, county or city departments so our survival depends on ideas and events that garner funds for pet care.



Private individuals and companies in the community are welcome to bring us physical goods too because any help is appreciated.


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You can make a difference in an animals life by being a volunteer – feel good by doing something good! 

Want to Help? We Always Need…

  • Tidy Cat Clumping Litter
  • Purina Natural Cat and/or Kitten Food
  • Canned Cat Food
  • PetSmart or Monroe Feed Gift Cards
  • Gasoline Gift Cards
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bleach and Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels



We open our doors to the public Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM – 5 PM.

2532 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162

So if you’re interested in adopting a cat or kitten… or if you’d just like to spend some time playing with some feline companions in our playroom, feel free to stop into Friends of Companion Animals and see who’s available! Our kitties will love the companionship and you’ll have a great time too.  


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Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center

Friends of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center is a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that has been preventing unwanted litters from growing up on the streets or entering the already overcrowded animal shelters in Monroe County since 2011. Friends of Companion Animals encourages the spaying/neutering of companion animals and conducts trap-neuter-release in public places where free roaming cats are prevalent. In one year we prevented an estimated 1,200 potential puppies and 17,420 potential kittens from being born as homeless pets, and we have socialized and rehomed numerous kittens. We are a dedicated group of volunteers that believe together we all can make a difference for the companion animals of Monroe County!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center added a new photo.
Ophelia, who is one of the three Luna pier kittens, was adopted by one of the area residents. Congrats on your new home girly! 
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center added 2 new photos.
One of our fosters was telling a friend in Connecticut about these great kittens that she was looking after. Her friend fell in love without even meeting them in person and filled out an application. Once approved, they traveled from Connecticut to come pick up Olaf and Otto. For those of you who follow our page they are two of the Luna pier kitties we rescued thanks to Luna Paws café and a concerned citizen who reached out to us. We are happy to report everyone made it back home safely and the kittens are loving their new life.
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Come to the Detroit Beach Yard Sales this weekend and visit our Resale Shop too! Masks required 11 am - 5 pm! (Shelter is still appointment only)
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
This is a donation for the animal control officer who is broadsided today at M 50 and is in critical condition right now in Toledo. We’ve got some super generous people on this page and while she is not one of our own, she is one of the people who support our mission. Times are hard so if you’re not able to donate, please share. Someone else who sees this post might be able to donate. 
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
It takes a village to do animal rescue and we rely on other organizations within the community to help us with the monumental task. Peace and well wishes go out to this officer inflicted and all our friends at Monroe strays/animal control. Please keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center added a new photo.
Suri, charming as always, got herself a new home with a great family to love her forever! Congrats!