I think of all the animals who, through no fault of their own, lose their lives every day.

These wonderful beings end up in facilities that are understaffed, overcrowded, and don’t have the means to help every animal find a forever home. 10,000; that is, in fact, the number of animals that get euthanized every day in the United States alone. That is unacceptable.

In response to this dilemma, a passionate group of animal lovers in our community has come together to form “Kate’s Furreka Rescue”, a group dedicated to helping improve the welfare and safety of animals in our community. Named after my sweet dog Kate, her plight inspired me to find other like-minded people who also felt a need to be a part of the solution.

We commit to assisting our local shelter with saving animals. We commit to educating our community about the importance of spay and neutering for their pets. We commit to assisting families who need a helping hand from the community to keep their pets at home instead of surrendering them to the shelter. We ask you as community members and businesses to also commit to helping ensure the welfare and safety of our animals.

Thank you all for your help and concern in this worthy venture.

– The Kate’s Furreka Rescue Team

Read a Tribute to Julia, who passed away unexpectedly.

The KFR Team

​​Where are we located?

Kate’s Furreka Rescue is a foster-based non-profit rescue. This means that we do not have a physical location for interested individuals to meet our animals.

Each of our animals experiences home environments. Our fosters are spread out from Los Banos to Stockton, and many locations in between including Modesto.

If you know what animal you would like to meet you only need to reach out to us. You can contact us by email, or Facebook message. Tell us the pet you are looking at and we can help you set up a meeting with that animal. Usually, this cannot be done on the same day as we must complete part of the adoption process firstly and find a time that works for the reps and fosters. This often is done whenever works for the potential family/foster/rep and can be carried out by a direct representative or by the animal’s foster.

2023 Intakes & Outcomes

2023 was another hugely successful year for KFR. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, sponsors, and adopters, 146 dogs found their fur-ever home last year.


  • Dogs in Care as of January 1st: 28
  • Strays: 87
  • Owner Surrenders: 69
  • Transferred In: 7


  • Adopted: 146
  • Transferred Out: 11
  • Passed in Care: 9
  • Dogs in Care as of December 31st: 25


Pets looking for a fur-ever home