The Ark Cat Sanctuary is a feline rescue operation located in Elk Springs, Arizona, about 30 miles northwest of Flagstaff. Situated on 10 acres of land adjacent to the Kaibab National Forest, the Ark is a 24/7/365 operation dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of cats that are for various different reasons in need of help or are just plain down on their luck.
We exist to be a part in humanely dealing with the cat overpopulation problem: rescuing, sheltering, healing and placing as many cats as possible. Our mission, simply put, is saving kitties.
Whether because of health issues, behavioral problems, or an existing home that could no longer keep them or myriad other situations, most of our cats would have otherwise been euthanized or would simply have disappeared through the cracks.
We know from experience that when these cats are given a second chance they become wonderful members of families and both give and respond to the kind of love that families bring. They are all individuals with unique personalities and we work hard to find the exact situation or environment that will give both them and their new family a good fit.
We endeavor to involve others in this effort by education, by promoting trap/neuter/release programs and other low-cost spay/neuter programs that assist in controlling cat populations, by preventing cats from being euthanized as anything but a last resort, by returning sick cats to health so that they can go to good homes and by encouraging others to do the same.