The National Cat Protection Society was founded 44 years ago through the singular efforts of career humane officer Mr. C. Richard Calore. While serving in World War II, Mr. Calore found himself deep in a French foxhole in the dead cold of winter. The scene was bleak until a courageous cat appeared, keeping him warm throughout the night.
Inspired by his furry friend, Mr. Calore vowed to spend the rest of his life teaching others how to humanely treat animals. So he established the National Cat Protection Society in 1968 as a safe haven for cats and kittens as well as a vehicle for raising public awareness.
Today, NatCat not only shelters cats and kittens in Orange County and San Diego, but we also offer information and assistance to cat lovers and caretakers throughout the country. Led by Mr. Calore's widow, V.P. Public Relations Mrs. Gerri Calore, and President Denise Johnston, the cat-loving staff members and volunteers of NatCat are proud of their organization's history and look forward to many years to come.