Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue, Inc.


Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue is Heartbroken to Announce the Unexpected Loss of our Beloved Founder and President Joyce Newman in February

Joyce dedicated her life to saving animals, and the creation of Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue was her lifelong dream. We plan to honor her legacy by carrying on Ziggy and Friends’ mission and continuing to save cats from SoCal shelters and the streets.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to meet any of our cats, please reach out to Mary, Christine, or Maral at the email addresses below.
Maral Mofrad: [email protected]
Christine Hood: [email protected]
Mary Shaughnessy: [email protected]

DONATIONS to honor Joyce and her work would be greatly appreciated as we continue Ziggy’s mission and fulfill Joyce’s dream! 

You may donate on this website under the DONATE tab. 
To donate via PayPal, send to [email protected]

You may also send a check payable to “Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue." 
Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue
c/o Tonden & Associates Inc.
1038 S. Robertson Blvd, Ste 1
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thank you all for your continued support!
With love,
Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue Board Members


Before Joyce passed away, she was trying to help a woman with terminal cancer by finding a new home for her beloved cat, Juliet. We have been trying to find the owner ever since, with no luck. She lives in Los Angeles, and she called Joyce for help on January 23, 2018. If you can help, please contact us. Thank you!

WRIGLEY is the sweetest little kitty and such a lady! She loves to play all day and to give her foster mates baths in the sun. Her favorite toys are feather bouncers, squeaky mice, and crinkle balls. When it's time for sleep, she'll let you know by hopping on the bed and softly meowing until you lie down with her. 

We rescued MOO from Hurricane Harvey. She is such a great cat, super friendly, just wants to be your buddy. This kitty has been though a lot, she is so ready for her forever home. 

Please let us know if you would like to meet her!

MADDY is a young petite kitty. Even though she likes people, she does not get along with other cats. So, Maddy would need to be in a home with no other pets.

Maddy can be very sweet, and she is working on her trust issues. We think she might have been abused before ending up at the shelter. She is most deserving of a loving and patient home.

Are you looking for a cuddly companion? CLARABELLE is your girl!

I'm a black beauty, approximately 6 years old. I love play time with toys, being with my human (doing anything), cuddling on the couch, or curling up in my kitty bed. I always use my litter box like a lady, and I LOVE to eat. I enjoy my kitty scratch pad and know how to use it! I am pretty mellow—I nap a lot and get along great with my other kitty friends, even the foster dog!

Meet CHANEL, a 1.5-year-old sweet and elegant kitty! Chanel was rescued on her last day at a very high-kill shelter in LA. She is a low key and very agreeable in general. She's an incredibly versatile cat; she's good with other cats, and enjoys sitting on laps and walking on a halter!

WE HAVE AN UPDATE! Chanel had a problem with circulation in one of her legs, and it had to be amputated. She's now a tripod! She's learning to get around just fine with three legs, and she's still the happy little sweetheart she's always been!

Meet ROXIE, who is a very loving and playful 1-year-old calico. She gets along great with other cats and probably dogs too! We saved Roxie from a high-kill LA shelter just in time--we are so glad we did!

Well, hello MISS SCARLET! We rescued this little purr machine from one of LA's highest kill shelters. Scarlet is about 2 years old and is such a love bug! She gets along well with children and other cats, and she is waiting patiently to find her forever home.

Meet sweet SYLVIA, a darling senior kitty with lots of love to give. Sylvia is approximately 11 years old, very healthy, and has many years ahead of her.