Jim and Nancy Engel discovered kittens in the backyard of their Frankenmuth home in 2004 after a colony of cats moved into the cluster of pine trees a few houses down. The Engel family TNRed (Trap, Neuter, Release) the colony of cats, and found the kittens loving homes. Other people in the area heard that they were rehoming kittens, and started calling the family when they found kittens or needed their cat rehomed. Before the Engel Family knew, they were operating a cat rescue in the basement of their home. In 2005, the rescue relocated to List Street, our current location, and have expanded from one room to a 7 roomed cat rescue. Today, Pet Angel is a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill shelter that specializes in a mostly free-roam facility. Since opening, we have rehomed approximately 2,000 cats and kittens. All of the cats that come through Pet Angel are fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped before going to loving, forever homes and they also receive socialization, love, and care while being at our rescue.
We are volunteer based, depending solely on gracious donations to operate and care for each and every cat that comes into our care. Pet Angel is licensed by the Department of Agriculture, and Michigan Pet Fund Alliance certified. We would love to add you to our family, either as a volunteer, a donor, or a family who adopts one of our loving fur-friends.
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Pet Angel isn't able to help everyone that calls when they find a cat. But, we never want to leave somebody without any words of advice, so Abby and Alex Engel made a video on what to do when you find a cat or kitten. They explain how to make a cost-effective, outdoor shelter, how to bottle feed a kitten, and what to do if you find a mama and babies! This video is full of awesome advice!
Check out our facebook event page as well as our Fundraisers tab to read about the great events we hold each month!