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Attention PLease

Corona Virus UpdatE

To keep our volunteers and visitors safe until further notice FOCA will be scheduling cat/kitten viewings by appointment only during our normal hours which are Thurs – Sat 11 AM to 5 PM.

You can do this by reaching out 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. Please try to schedule 24 hours in advance.

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.  



QuarterMANIA and cATSIP  sUNDAY   Both cANCELED! 


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8th ANniversary Open House

Happy Birthday FOCA!

Stop out Sat. March 14th from 11 am – 5 pm for a day of raffles, refreshments and birthday cake for all! We’ll have lots of FOCA swag to win or purchase along with dollar raffles…and of course… plenty of cats and kittens to cuddle and possibly take home! Plus, if you donate a 35lb pail of Tidy Cat clumping litter or a 13 lb page of Purina Kitten Chow you could win a $25 Kroger Card! Plus, all cats will be $8 off for one day only! 

Price:  free!

DATE:  Saturday,  March 14, 2020

TIME:  Doors open 11 AM

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
PLS SHARE!! The week after Easter is the 2nd Annually KITTEN SHOWER, which is special since our normal hours are Thurs - Saturday! Doors open Noon until 5 pm and we'll have dollar raffles, refreshments, 'shower food' and prizes. Plus, donors of large bags of kitten chow and tidy cat clumping litter could win a $25 gift card!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Want to help us without doing anything you're not already doing? If you shop at Kroger use code XG782 (for MI members) or KW154 (for OH members) to link your rewards card to our organization. You can learn how by going here:
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Are you quarantining with kitties? Let’s see ‘em
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Virtual shelter: check out Boyer! he’s a very laid-back fellow who likes to fall asleep in the volunteers’ hands. We are taking applications at and scheduling hour blocks with approved applicants.
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
PLS SHARE!! Plus, 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!