Welcome to Sunrise Rescue!

Our Non-Profit serves all of San Diego County and South Orange County.

Some animals require a little extra special care. Many or our animals are put on the euthanasia list or are in a dire situation when they come to us. We do everything we can to rehabilitate and adopt them out to loving and caring families. We have successfully adopted many animals to their forever homes with great pet owners. We can always use your help if you would like to join our team. We are looking for fosters to help keep pets safe and cared for prior to their adoption. 

If you would like to donate to our cause, we definitely need your help! Please use the link above or the button below to make a donation. 


Meet Our Adoptable Pets!

Calypso
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  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Very, very sweet, gentle and docile girl! She seems to want to be an only pet. Would make a great... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Monkey
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  • Domestic Short Hair

One of our shelter euthanasia list rescue kitties! Very sweet girl! She is sisters with “Panda Bear” who is also... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Panda Bear
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

One of our shelter euthanasia list rescue kitties! Very sweet girl! She is sisters with “Monkey” who is also listed... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Brando
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

No need to pretend, “Brando” is a hot mess. One of our shelter euthanasia list kitties. Over 10 years old.... View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Monrovia
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Very sweet, mama cat! Her babies are grown and she’s ready for a home herself! She gets along with her... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Seagull
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Very sweet boy!! Loves other cats! We THINK he is actually “Evryn’s” brother who is also listed for adoption. Trapped... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Shion
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  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Sweetest, most friendly and calm boy you will ever meet!!! If you just need a big hug, he is here... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Pilot
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

“Bingo” just hit 2 pounds! Looks huge in the photos but he is tiny and fluffy! Unique black and white... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Ocean
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  • Domestic Long Hair, Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

This sweet little mama was owner relinquished with her 4 kittens. They have all have been adopted and now she... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Cyrille
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Super cute and friendly boy! About 6-7 months old. Loves other kitties! A little shy at first as he was... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Elvan
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

“Elvan” is one of our shelter euthanasia list rescues. A little bit shy but she is affectionate and likes to... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mitty
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Incredibly friendly and annoyingly affectionate boy! About 6 years old, “Mitty” is one of our shelter euthanasia rescue kitties. Fully... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Yerington
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Want your own real life teddy bear? Here he is! Since Yeringhton wasn’t neutered until recently, his hormones went to... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Freddy and Monroe
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet “Freddy and Monroe!” Male and female, brother and sister. About 6 months old. Two of our shelter euthanasia list... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Tess
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  • Domestic Medium Hair, Domestic Long Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Very cute, sweet little girl! One of our shelter euthanasia list kitties! Good with other cats! Not sure about dogs... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Augustus
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Sweet, old “Augustus!” About 8-10 years old, Augustus was pulled from a shelter euthanasia list due to a large mass... View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Valeryan
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Valeryan is one of our shelter euthanasia list rescue kitties, and is a little bit shy. We can pick him... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Irish
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  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

About a year old now, Irish is a gloriously fluffy and sweet boy! Calm and docile. Loves other cats. Pretty... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Lia
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

“Lia” is a wonderful, beautiful momma cat who took amazing care of her kittens. She was one of our euthanasia... View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Poppy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

About 5 months old, beautiful “Poppy” was pulled from the euthanasia list with her mother “Lia.” Poppy would do well... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
“Grandpa Snowman”
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  • Siamese
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Looking for a unique kitty? Say no more! Meet “Grandpa Snowman!” One of our shelter euthanasia list rescue kitties. He’s... View full description »

Senior, Male, Large
Lucy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet “Lucy!” Lucy was rescued from a shelter euthanasia list by another rescue that failed to get her vet care.... View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Dandy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Dandy is a very friendly, sweet boy! He loves all people and other cats! About 2 years old now and... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Dragonfly
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

As you can see from her video, “Dragonfly” has some deformities with her from legs. Basically bow legged. Probably not... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Colwyn
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

A shot in the dark here (no pun intended) but “Colwyn” is a one year old plain black, male kitty,... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

“Bernice” Needs a Hospice Foster

FeLV+ “Bernice” is at least 14 years old and is looking for an adopter or hospice foster. Needs dental work but her blood work isn’t good enough for anesthesia to be safe. Very sweet girl. Good with all people and dogs. Needs to be an only cat or with another FeLV+ cat. Food and supplies, and vetting covered for the rest of her life, by the rescue. Please contact us if you are interested.

Cat Meet & Greet Adoption Event

Come meet our adoptable cats! All our cats are fully vetted (spayed/neutered, microchipped. FELV/FIV tested, up to date on vaccines) and ready for immediate adoption!

SATURDAY, MARCH 6 AT 6910 MIRAMAR ROAD, SAN DIEGO

We are also accepting drop-off donations at this time. Follow us on social media for more information! 🙂

Save “Scout!”

Scout doesn’t deserve to die! Our vet called us tonight and asked if our rescue could take in this 3 year old owner relinquished tabby. He has a urinary blockage and his owners didn’t want to pay for treatment and asked for him to be euthanized.

The vet asked us if we could take him under our wing. He will need a catheter inserted into his urethra and left there, while hospitalized, for three days to break up the blockage and make sure it has cleared. Blood and urin lab work. And they will neuter him while he is under anesthesia.

The estimate is just over $2,000. Any donations will help cover the cost. If desired, donations can go straight to his vet bill at All Day Pet Hospital, under Sunrise Rescue.

After “Scout” is in the clear, healthy, and issues are resolved, he will be available for adoption. We can’t image what this poor guy feels like right now. He must be in so much pain, confused, and very scared.

Thank you Samantha!

A very special adoption yesterday! “Twinkle” survived panleukapenia, malnutrition, a ruptured eye ulcer, round worms, tape worms, fleas, and an upper respiratory infection, ALL AT THE SAME TIME!! Adopted by her loving foster, Samantha. We wish you both a happy life together!🥰💖🐈‍⬛

Go Chuck!

“Chuck” is a sweet old guy rockin’ his mange and FIV+ status. Looks like he’s been spending too many days pretending to be a cowboy. Getting him all fixed up! 🤎🐈

Help for Hal

What do you do when you have sent a cat to 8 different vets and none of them can figure out what’s wrong with him? You send him to vet #9. Originally pulled from the euthanasia list at the shelter in Moreno Valley, “Hal” and his breathing issues are sounding worse. This poor guy has been like this for about a year now. Multiple antibiotics, x-rays, even a guided camera down his throat and we can’t figure out why he breathes with a curdling snore, and always has a congested, boogery nose. He feels stiff when you pet him due to increased muscle development from over use of his auxiliary muscles to breathe.

Two vets have recommended euthanasia, but Hal is a happy guy! He doesn’t seem to know the difference. Loves to play, is extremely affectionate, and particularly likes kittens. We even had a problem with him sneaking them away from new moms, taking them off to his own space to cuddle and groom their fur. He’s a super sweet boy! We currently have him hospitalized and on IV antibiotics to see if it makes a difference. More x-rays, blood labs, breathing treatments and another nose culture to check for fungus and bacteria, again. Last resort will be an expensive MRI. But there is a chance that Hal could stay this way for the rest of his life with an unknown prognosis, considering him un-adoptable, and in hospice. We refuse to give up on him!