About Us

Who We Are

samSaving One Life is a volunteer run cat rescue and sanctuary based in the east valley of Arizona. We are a truly no-kill rescue providing hospice care for our cats with terminal illnesses.

Mission Statement

At Saving One Life, our mission is:

  • To provide shelter and medical care to stray, abandoned, and surrendered felines for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes who were at great risk for euthanasia.

  • To participate in the greater community’s effort to reduce overpopulation by providing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) opportunities.

  • To provide education regarding the need to spay and neuter pets, vaccinate yearly and other responsibilities related to being a pet parent.

Who We Serve

We save cats and kittens of all types including but not limited to: purebred cats, semi-feral kittens, underweight kittens, nursing mother cats, cats with behavioral problems, and severe medical cases when we have funding to do so.

  • Kittens and cats within Arizona, primarily from Maricopa County or Yuma that are on the euthanasia lists.

How We Help

Services We Provide to Our Cats Prior to Adoption

  • Behavioral Assessment

  • Spaying or Neutering

  • Vaccinations

  • Initial deworming

  • Testing for FeLV / FIV (as age appropriate)

  • Microchipping

Where We Are

Rescue Efforts

Our rescue cats are cared for in a loving foster home prior to being placed at our adoption center. We have three adoption centers located throughout the east valley.

Who We Work With

We are fortunate to work with a variety of agencies and veterinarians in the valley. The majority of our animals are cared for by two veterinarian clinics:

Rescue Statistics


Animal Intake Adults Kittens (Up to 5 Months) All
Transferred In 26 143 169
Relinquished by Owner 27 10 37
Stay at Large 2 23 25
55 176 231


Outcomes Adult Kittens (Up to 5 Months) All
Adoptions 83 131 214


Animal Intake Adults Kittens (Up to 5 Months) All
Transferred In 41 362 403
Relinquished by Owner 5 23 28
Stray at Large 16 66 82
62 451 513


Outcomes Dogs Cats (Adult) Kittens (Up to 5 Months) All
Adoptions 1 124 298 423