Welcome to Whiskers!

Whiskers is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit cat rescue. We cater to animals in the municipal shelters in Davis, Weber, and Salt Lake counties. We take animals from surrounding areas as resources & space allows. In 2019, our volunteers collectively rescued over 200 felines and placed into permanent homes over 158, at-risk pets by year-end! Whiskers’ focus is on those most at risk in our shelters due to age, special needs, or medical cases. In 2020, amidst the pandemic Whiskers was still able to rescue over 132 animals. We found amazing homes for 113 special cat friends. Whiskers cater to seniors who are often overlooked due to age and needed vet care. Our focus is on quality over quantity, some of our cats need time to heal, receive multiple or lengthy medical treatments, the results are nothing short of incredible. We end up rescuing kittens each year; we call them future seniors! Often our kittens are saved from dire circumstances as well. Whiskers is rescuing those truly in need!

Whiskers is a foster-based program, meaning we do not have a brick & mortar facility. We are always looking for foster homes! No one appreciates the love and comfort of a home the way a shelter animal does.

Whiskers cats are available to adopt through appointment or one of our events at the Petco in Bountiful, Utah. We have cats available in the habitats at this location; We are proudly a Petco partner!

Together We Save Them!

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to minimize the euthanasia of high-risk pets in Utah. Three actions we focus on helping us achieve this goal are as follows.
  1. Rescuing high-risk pets from Utah shelter partners. We cater to seniors, medical cases, and special needs animals.
  2. Keeping pets in homes by providing education, resources and promoting spay & neuter programs.
  3. Providing veterinarian care to animals initially not considered “highly” adoptable and bringing them back to health for adoption.

As a member of the Best Friends Animal Society™, NKUT™ (No-Kill Utah) coalition we are working hard to bring about an end to homeless pets in Utah. We invite you to explore our programs, get involved and help us save lives!

We proudly hold a Platinum status on Charity Navigator!

Lets Make a Significant, Life Saving Impact


Show your love for animals—and help Whiskers cats receive the care they deserve! Become a monthly donor and help provide a dental to a senior who has never received any dental care. Help provide a prescription or special diet to a cat who needs it to feel better! No matter the amount, 100% of your donation goes to the animals.

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Thanks to Maddie!

Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $237.6 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.

Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.

Whiskers is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund®, for the Grey Whiskers Senior Cat Program, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

Thanks to Maddie