Operation Noble Foster: Who We Are

This website is provided as a public service and staffed by Purebred Cat Breed Rescue volunteers. While our primary focus is Purebred Rescue, our desire is to help the US military and paramilitary personnel retain ownership of their cats, have these pets cared for in a loving manner in an individual foster home while their owners are absent, and have these cats returned to their owners once their owners return. We consider prevention of relinquishment to be an important aspect of rescue. As a result, we operate Operation Noble Foster to provide our military with an alternative to relinquishment if their duty-call means they must leave their cats for a prolonged period of time. Another of our websites, NeuterSpay.org provides a searchable database of affordable spay neuter resources as well as information about kitten neuter and spay to help with prevention of unwanted kittens and hormonal complications which may cause owners to relinquish their cats.

Purebred Cat Breed Rescue represents the efforts of Cat Fanciers to provide a safety net for Purebred cats as well as support all cat rescue. Our alliance of cat fanciers, rescuers, and cat lovers has successfully provided safe havens for more than 1900 cats in the last year. We are actively supported by many cat fanciers from the Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (CFA),  The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) and the American Cat Fanciers Association, Inc. (ACFA), as well as by cat lovers from all over the world.

We are a purely nonprofit, volunteer 501c3 organization and all donations go directly to help rescue at-risk purebreds - administrative costs are covered by the cat registries who support us. Every cat we rescue is spayed and neutered before placement.

Though we routinely do business as Purebred Cat Breed Rescue, we are incorporated in Minnesota under our original name, CFA Purebred Rescue, Inc., reflecting our early roots in the CFA Purebred Rescue Committee in 1999. Our organization has charity 501c3 status with the IRS so all donations are tax deductible.

Our activities include working with shelters to arrange rescue of at-risk cats, arranging for and often funding initial and emergency vetting, working with animal control agencies to rescue cats who are at imminent risk of seizure from hoarder and cruelty/neglect situations, and providing and/or coordinating transportation of at-risk cats to safety. We do not take owner relinquishments except in exceptional cases or unless working with animal control authorities.

As well as providing a safety net for those purebred cats in shelters all over the country, we often actively work with animal control to take purebred cats at imminent risk of seizure, when the owners consent,  from hoarders and other situations of neglect and/or cruelty (and in such cases, we arrange for the vetting and transport to rescue of the non-purebred domestics that may be involved.)

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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Linda Pollack Mercer, MD
President & Rescue Coordinator
Director, Operation Noble Foster
Email: rescue@purebredcatbreedrescue.org
Phone [Rescue Emergencies Only]: (888) 303-9454

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Allison Lusby
Secretary
Scott County Humane Society President (KY)
Email: secretary@purebredcats.org

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Linda Hudman, CPA
Treasurer
President, Hal's Haven, Inc.
Email: treasurer@purebredcats.org

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Jane Waller, DVM
Marshall Veterinary Clinic and Companion Pet Placement, MO
Email: DrJane@purebredcats.org

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DeLynne Satimore
The International Cat Association, Inc. (TICA) Liaison
VP/Rescue Coordinator, Scottish Fold Rescue, Inc.
Chairperson, TICA Rescue Committee
Email: TICA@purebredcatbreedrescue.org

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Jamie Christian
The International Cat Association Board Member
TICA Great Lakes Regional Director
Email: jchristian@purebredcats.org

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Warren Cox
Retired - previously Director, SPCA of Texas (Dallas, TX); Montgomery Co. Animal Shelter (Dayton, OH); Director of Animal Protection for the American Humane Association (Denver, CO)
Email: Warrenscox@purebredcats.org

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Linda Brackett
President & Director, Nemasket Orphaned Animal Haven, Inc.
Email: noah@purebredcats.org

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Susan Sarason
Retired - 2002-2005 Board of Directors of St Francis Animal Sanctuary; 1997-2001 President, Sarason and Associates (Marketing & Public Relations Corporation); 1979-1988 US Environmental Protection Agency.
Email: smsarason@purebredcats.org

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