Maine Coon Cat Rescue Groups

Maine coon cat rescue listings. This page contains a directory of rescues that focus strictly on Maine Coon cats and MC mixes.

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Maine Coon Cat Rescue Groups

East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Area: US East Coast

Started in 2009, East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR) is a 501c3 non-profit that pulls cats from shelters and transfers them to foster homes.

We run on donations and volunteers. Our mission is to save Maine Coon and Maine Coon mixed cats and kittens from kill shelters and other bad situations. We place them in loving foster homes, providing food, shelter, toys, safety and love while they await their forever home with you.

Maine Coon Rescue
Area: National (US)

Maine Coon Rescue is a nationwide 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to rescuing Maine Coon and Maine Coon Mix cats. We are a network of volunteers who share one love-our beloved Maine Coons. We assist in assuring that these cats are placed in carefully screened forever-homes where they will spend the rest of their lives being spoiled as they deserve.

Arizona Maine Coon Cat Rescue Inc.
Area: Arizona

"AZ-MCCR, Inc. is a breed-specific cat rescue group, offering years of experience with Maine Coon and Maine Coon Mix cats. We are dedicated to rescuing, caring for and finding loving homes for these most precious of felines."

Maine Coon Adoptions
Area: Northern California

"Maine Coon Adoptions is the adoption division of Preventing Euthanasia Through Rescue (PET Rescue), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a team of volunteers who love all cats and are particularly drawn to Maine Coon and Maine Coon mixes because of their wonderful personalities.

We started getting really organized in California in October 2003, and have rescued and adopted out hundreds of kitties since then from all over the State."

Maine Coon Rescue Alliance
Area: Texas

"Maine Coon Rescue Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers. Our mission is to rescue, foster, and place Maine Coons and Maine Coon mixes in carefully screened homes."

More About the Breed

Brown tabby and white Maine Coon face with M on forehead.A brown tabby and white Maine Coon. Note the "M" on the forehead. While this mark is common to tabbies of all breeds, Maine Coon tabbies are often known for it.

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The Maine Coon cat is a natural breed from the state of Maine (hence the name). It is one of the largest domestic cat breeds, with a world record holder (several, actually) among them for "longest cat.

In addition to their large size, the big Maine Coon are known for several things, including:

  • their intelligence
  • being loyal companions with friendly purrsonalities
  • soft voices that belie their large size
  • being excellent mousers 
  • the "M" on the forehead of tabbies

While their true origin is unknown, some speculate that they are descended from the Norwegian Forest cat, a breed which may, in itself, have descended from the Siberian.

Their long hair and ruff around the neck make them look even bigger than they are. Fans of the Maine Coon are quick to sing the praises of these big, bushy, friendly bundles of fur.

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