FOCA Rescues 35 Cats in Monroe LaSalle; Seeks Donations

FOCA’S most recent project involves a home located in Monroe county where we have been able to secure 35 cats & kittens at this time. A family member reached out for assistance due to the homeowners health decline with an onset of dementia because they started hearing kittens crying in the home. 7 litters of kittens ranging from 3 days old to 4 weeks old have now made their way to FOCA. You can help us continue to help them by donating.







Help us Raise $5500 for Karrie


This is Karrie. Karrie’s foster family purchased an initial FIP treatment of $100 for supplies and two vials to see if there would be any change by using the serum. After only a few days into the treatment, she was playing, her temp was normal, and her fluid buildup went away. It appears to have worked but now it’s just a matter of paying for the expensive serum and to perhaps give some hope or guidance to others who get this diagnosis. Can you make a donation to our GoFundMe Account?





SOS! Save Our Shelter

FOCA Bottle Drive

We recently got a loan to buy our shelter but we need your help to do it. Bring your bottles and cans to us at the shelter and we’ll put the money toward helping our rescue and perhaps even have a home of our own!

Drop Off TIME:

Sun – Tues 9 am to 11 am or

Wed – Sat 9 am 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).


Attention Please

Shelter and Resale shop  Are open to the public

(no appointment needed):

Wed. – Sat. noon to 5 pm


Donations will still be taken During the following times:

Sun – WED from 9 am to 11 am and THURS – Sat  from 9 am to  5 PM


Television Reports and Interviews – July 2022

News reports from various sources in July 2022 about FOCA saving 40 cats from a hoarding situation in Temperance.

FOCA Tackles Another Hoarding Case of 40 felines in Monroe County

July 9, 2022 – Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe’s only all cat rescue and adoption center, yet again came single-handedly to the rescue of 40 felines of various ages at a single location in Monroe County in the Temperance area. This recent endeavor is the largest that the all-volunteer, nonprofit has faced since it rescued 33 cats single-handedly from one location in downtown Monroe in March 2021. Ten of those semi-feral felines are still looking for barn homes via their free barn cat program and one friendly cat, Tiny Tot, still needs her forever inside home.

It was discovered through various sources that the resident who had dogs on the property also had 40 cats in the single-family home that included 20 adults and 17 kittens to 3 nursing mother cats. FOCA then contacted the resident who said they were struggling financially and were unable to care for all the animals. Over the course of a few weeks FOCA collected and provided health care to all the cats, all of whom also required spay/neutering and medication for upper respiratory infections, which often happen in colonies such as these. [READ MORE]

Macy and her kittens

Story of  For Spring 2022:

Rummage Sale for Spay neuter clinic


Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s only all cat rescue and adoption center, which rescued 33 cats at a single location in downtown Monroe in winter 2021, has a new venture – plans for a low cost feral spay/neuter clinic. The all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue established in 2011 is seeking donations to help fund the project, which would make it the only low-cost spay neuter clinic between Toledo and Downriver Detroit. They will kick off the endeavor by hosting an Indoor Rummage Sale fundraiser starting March 9th in their events building next to the shelter. [ READ MORE]


Find the Purrrr-fect Best Friend

Check out our list of adoptable cats and kittens from Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet today!

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…

  • Arm & Hammer Clumping Litter
  • Purina Gentle, 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

Wednesday  to Saturday Noon to 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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