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Since 2018

Saving Cats & Finding Homes

Our History

Jen’s Kitty Rehab has been a dream in the making for close to 20 years. When Jen moved away to Conway, to attend UCA, she wanted a cat, as Jen has always been a cat lover. She went to the City’s “Pound” looking for a new furry feline family member. Once Jen walked in, she was devasted by the condition these animals were living in. It was summer, and we all know how summers get in Arkansas, so needless to say it was hot. There was no temperature control, and the building was made almost completely out of metal, with no insulation. There were cats and dogs in cages. It was extremely loud, with dogs barking. At this point, Jen knew they all deserved better, and she went out on a mission.

Fast forward to 2018, and Jen’s dream finally becomes a reality. Jen, along with her boyfriend Jesse, bought a building and established their 501(C)3. They ended up going public in March 2019, sooner than they planned, by saving cats that were being severely mistreated at the Lock and Dam 13 Colony. Later that summer Jen’s Kitty Foster would be started, along with Jen’s TNR Program in the fall of 2019. A few short months later, Jen’s Kitty College would also launch by bringing The Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw to Fort Smith.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Jen’s Kitty Rehab is a cageless cat rescue in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Our open and interactive concept encourages the re-socialization of neglected cats while providing the space and facilities needed for a clean, safe, and healthy environment. It is the dream come true of our founder, as well as every cat that enters its doors. 

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Have a Question?

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Where do you get your cats?

Our criteria vary from situation to situation. There are so many cats in need, so we need to be selective. 

If you would like to know more about how to assist cats and want to know more, please contact shoot us an email at jen@jenskittyrehab.com. 

There are a lot of cats in my neighborhood. Can you take them?

We have to be cautious with neighborhood cats because these cats see the neighborhood as their home. If we were to house them at our shelter, they would be very unhappy about being stuck indoors, which would actually end up doing more harm than good. The best thing to do for these cats is to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and make sure they have water and food. 

A cat just showed up at my house and it's not mine. What should I do?

The best thing to do is to check if they are chipped, then go about getting them back to their home. Other than that, if you’re feeding the cat, then as far as we’re concerned, it’s now yours. We operate on a simple rule; you feed it, you fix it. 

How did you come up with the idea for Jen's Kitty Rehab?

We wanted to create a facility that focused on the quality of life for the cats, rather than the quantity we could save. We believe this model will lead to better opportunities for our cats getting adopted. 

How Can I Help?

We’re always looking for people to either foster or adopt a cat. You can also volunteer to help us. We also accept donations, whether monetary or in-kind. 


Our Founders

Jennifer Grayston


Jesse Finwick

Co Founder