Wow, good thread idea, Val!
All of our cats are rescues, in one way or another.
Midnight, Coal, Lilith, Sasha, Romeo, Phoenix and Khepera were all shelter kitties.
Lilith was pregnant when we adopted her, we kept all 6 kittens since we couldn't place them in responsible, good homes. That would be Jules, Blondie, Polly, Pan, Silver and Max.
Sunshine was rescued from the side of a highway.
We found out about Tillie right here on TCS from Wind_Danzer. Jamie's co-worker's mother was being placed in a nursing home, and her cat had nowhere to go. The co-worker has 2 FIV+ cats, so they couldn't take her in. All the no kill shelters were full. Wind_Danzer posted a plea on here and we drove to NJ to get Tillie.
Aside from our 15 kitties, Tybalt and I maintain the Petfinder website for the local SPCA and also post adoption flyers for shelter pets needing homes. We also are getting started on trying to change PA's animal cruelty laws and working on getting a better state policy on TNR and Spay/neutering. We would like to have our own rescue/no kill shelter/cat sanctuary eventually.
We have offered to foster cats and kittens from the local shelter, but because of some legal reasons, they cannot have an outside fostering program. We are looking into how to get the shelter's policy on this changed, but this is going to involve taking on a Board of Directors....