Specialized care for special needs cats

Welcome to Suncatcher Sanctuary, a haven where the warmth of love and the glow of compassion illuminate the lives of every feline resident. Established in 2022, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue and care of cats with special needs, seniors, and those in hospice care. Inspired by the radiant presence of our beloved pets, the name "Suncatcher Sanctuary" emerged. Just as a suncatcher captures sunlight and radiates it into the world, our furry companions absorb and reflect the love and joy they receive, bringing smiles, warmth, and happiness to all they encounter. Plus, the serendipitous inclusion of the word "cat" within "suncatcher" adds an extra layer of resonance to our mission.


Compassionate Advocates

Suncatcher Sanctuary is the only cat rescue and sanctuary in Phoenix that is dedicated to saving cats with special needs. We believe that every cat, regardless of their health, age, or unique needs deserve a chance to flourish. Our sanctuary serves as a haven where each feline resident is cherished, their lives enriched through compassionate care and nurturing surroundings. Beyond our sanctuary walls, we aim to raise positive awareness for cats with special needs and seniors, advocating for their unique needs and celebrating the joy they bring into our lives. Together, we can make a difference—one whisker, one purr, and one loving heart at a time.


Sole Caretaker of the Sanctuary

Hello and welcome! I'm Sheena, the founder behind Suncatcher Sanctuary. My journey into the world of animal rescue has been nothing short of transformative. Over the span of 6+ years, I've had the privilege of immersing myself in every facet of rescue work, from the joy, sorrow, everything gross and weird, and grief.

My passion for animal welfare was ignited by two remarkable pups, Daisy and Dixie, both with special needs, who wove their way into my heart in 2011 and 2018, respectively. Their unwavering love and companionship illuminated my path and inspired me to give back.

As the sole caretaker of all our beloved Suncatchers, I have dedicated my entire livelihood to their well-being. Each day, I pour my heart and soul into ensuring they receive the love, attention, and care they deserve. Their welfare is not just my mission; it is my life's purpose and I would like to thank you for joining as my ally.