8th Annual CRitters Without Litters Auction

STARTS NOON ON NOV. 1st – The 8th Annual Fall FOCA Auction is gearing up! Usually we do a dinner auction but with Covid-19 we need to be creative so we’ve created an ONLINE AUCTION. All proceeds go to the shelter and without it we wouldn’t be around – it’s our biggest event of the year. For local businesses who want to support us, we’re taking donations and we’re offering space on the website crawl at $20 a spot. Contact us directly to find out how your company logo and link can be included. The fun starts NOON on Sunday, Nov. 1st and ends two weeks later on the 15th. So save the date and when the time comes please stop out, place some bids and support FOCA

Start DATE:  Sun. Nov. 1, 2020 @ Noon

End Date:  Sun. Nov. 15, 2020 @ Noon

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SOS! Save Our Shelter

FOCA Bottle Drive

We currently lease but we’re trying to buy a location of our very own 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 – Wed 9 am to Noon or Thurs – Sat 9 am to 5 PM

Location:  FOCA Shelter

2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162



Attention PLease

We Are Open !

Resale shop and shelter are both open:

Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

masks required

Find the Purrrr-fect Best Friend

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


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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSwLZTp9mf8 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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YYQIHx_14

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).

FYI: We currently have some already constructed that we are offering people in need. If you can afford to make a donation (so we can make more) we’re asking either $10 or $20 depending on the style. But if you don’t have the funds that’s okay, we’ll provide one per household at no cost.



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
Adoption update: "Violet Rose" now going by the name, "Marcy".. is getting very comfortable here at her new forever home.. this is her sleeping on the bed holding her favorite catnip squirrel toy. She's warming up quickly, she has such a personality.. we love her! Just wanted to give you guys an update, this is amazing progress for this shy girl in just a matter of a few days 🥰😊😊
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
We'll be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll have our Black Fur Day with special Friday hours Noon to 5 PM https://fb.me/e/ewP42YUWD
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Don't forget #FOCA #GivingTuesday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Visit us here on Facebook where they could match your donation amount, which started at 8 AM! So the sooner you donate the better chance we have of your donation being matched!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
We'll be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll have our Black Fur Day with special Friday hours Noon to 5 PM https://fb.me/e/ewP42YUWD