Citizens for Sheltered Animals, Inc.

Join us in the fight to reduce the number of abused, abandoned and homeless animals.

Rick and the Castaic Kittens
Photo taken by Dan Watson of The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

First of all, thank you for visiting the Citizens for Sheltered Animals website. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in Santa Clarita, CA.

CSA was founded in 1987 by Rick Kerr. It was that year after his beloved Zeb died that Rick discovered over 8 million healthy animals were being killed in animal shelters every year. He decided he had to do something to reduce those numbers.

Under Rick's administration, CSA has saved over 6,000 dogs and cats and helped over 11,000 pet owners solve problems. Rick wasn't just a dedicated animal-lover and advocate, he was a dear friend to all who knew him. He passed away this year, but his dreams and goals live in the heart of every CSA volunteer.

We have some big shoes to fill, but the non-profit must continue. We are committed to realizing Rick's dream of making Citizens for Sheltered Animals a loving sanctuary for animals in need.

Does the senseless killing of over 8 million healthy dogs and cats in this country seem unacceptable to you? Learn more about us and join our search for a better solution.

To view Rick's Memorial Page, please visit this link.