Our Story

A Unique and Special Place
In a turbulent and chaotic world, it is often difficult to find a place of peace and tranquility—a sanctuary rich with the sights and sounds of
nature in all its glory.

Nestled in the majestic foothills of Laguna Canyon, the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats is just such a place. Home to senior cats whose owners can no longer care for them, Blue Bell nurtures its feline residents and enriches the special people that care for them.

Started more than 30 years ago by Bertha Yergat and sustained by Susan and John Hamil, there are endless stories to be told about its
evolution, resident cats, dedicated staff and volunteers and its historical ties to Laguna Beach. The Story of Blue Bell—beautifully written by volunteer Lynette Brasfield—is a virtual tour that transports you on a wondrous ride through space and time. Please click the link below to read.

The Story of the Blue Bell

We hope you enjoy the journey as much as we have!

Susan Hamil, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
Jeff Zakaryan, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Blue Bell Cottage

Blue Bell Director Susan Hamil and Blue Bell Founder Bertha Yergat, late 1980's