So many of these pets had families that could not keep them. Some were abused. They are all looking to just live.
If you have a link to add, leave a comment and I will update the page. I will keep looking up links, and adding them. It would be awesome if you got to adopt a pet and left a comment too.
NYC area: http://urgentpetsondeathrow.org/cats/
New Jersey http://www.ehrdogs.org/
Washington state- Ginger's Pet Rescue, and they also have a list of all the shelters in WA
Houston, TX http://www.nokillhouston.org/
Van Nuys, CA http://www.deathrowdogsrescue.com/
Topeka, KS http://savingdeathrowdogs.com/
North Florida http://northfloridaanimalrescue.org/how-can-i-help/save-a-death-row-animal/
Nationwide database of shelters etc. http://www.adoptapet.com/index.html
All of my 3 dogs, and 6 cats (except 1) that I have had since being a "grown up" have been adopted from shelters. I have had young ones and some a bit older, and have loved them all. One of the cats I adopted as a tiny tiny barely weaned kitten didn't make it though the first night. He was sick. His litter mates died as well. At least he had a loving home for one night of his life.
The 3 cats I had in Phoenix all lived to be between 16 and 19 years, my last one passing away last year. I was devastated. Have not gotten another one yet. I am not ready.
Here he is when he was just a baby cat. I miss him every day.