About Us

A Cat’s Tale rescue was founded by Darla Schultz. Darla began rescuing cats more than 30 years ago — paying for everything (food, litter and medical bills) out of her own pocket. She was so well known in her neighborhood as a friend to the animals that even animal control officers would bring her cats and dogs who needed homes.

Several years ago a man contacted Darla, saying that he needed temporary housing for his mother’s 20 cats because she was ill and needed to be relocated. He assured Darla that he would return for the cats once his mother was settled in her new home. But he never came back and Darla was left with 20 cats to rehome and care for. Thus, A Cat’s Tale Rescue was officially born.

With the help of her good friend Elizabeth Cotton, Darla applied to become a nonprofit 501c-3, and the two have been saving lives ever since. Over the years, Darla and Elizabeth, with the help of a team of committed volunteers, have saved hundreds of cats and even a few dogs. This wonderful team has also provided sanctuary to long-term cat residents who have special needs. A Cat’s Tale is excited to have recently joined forces with a coalition of rescue groups, led by Best Friends Animal Society, who are committed to making Los Angeles a no-kill city for homeless pets by 2017.


Pictured: (From Left) Elizabeth, Kelli & Darla