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Come Party With the Cool Cats on June 3rd, at Basil’s Big Bash!


We are thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Basil’s BIG Bash! As you know, The Bash has quickly become a much anticipated event for everyone committed to saving Santa Barbara County’s cats—and raises approximately 20% of our annual operating expenses!


Not only is The Bash the best party in town, it generates critical funds to save the lives of homeless cats and kittens in Santa Barbara County! Join the cool cats on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 5:00–9:30pm at the beautiful QAD campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests will enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres, a feisty live auction, light dinner, and music and dancing under the stars with local band AREA 51. We want YOU there—our most devoted ASAP supporters—to help us celebrate our amazing work saving feline lives in our community!


Tickets to The Bash will be available soon, by mail or online for $100 each. Make sure to check back to find out when they go on sale! We anticipate selling out of tickets again this year, so make haste to reserve your spot for this cool cat party!


Are you a long-time ASAP friend, or maybe a new but enthusiastic supporter? Then consider becoming a Big Bash Sponsor, an opportunity to make our party an even more successful fundraiser and to strut your stuff as a champion for saving feline lives! Sponsorships are available now, by calling ASAP's Director of Development and Program Services at (805) 637-5949.


One of our most anticipated live auction items is the “Instant Wine Cellar”—100 bottles of delicious wine to the top bidder! We depend on our fans, like YOU, to donate wine so that 100% of the proceeds benefit the cats! Wine donations can be dropped off at the ASAP Shelter during normal business hours—our only request is that each bottle retail for at least $15-20.


Click here to learn about some of ASAP's 2016 accomplishments in our all-new Annual Report.

Huge thanks to all of our volunteers and donors for your continued support of ASAP's mission!

ASAP’s New Feline Habitat & Memorial Garden

Imagine walking through a garden surrounded on all sides by CATS! Cats everywhere! Walking in enclosed bridges high above the garden, climbing trees, cavorting through a tunnel system, but all entirely safe from predators or getting lost!! Well, you don't have to imagine any more, because ASAP's shelter cats now have an incredible new playground to enrich their days while waiting for their forever adopters.

Cat bridge

ASAP is thrilled to announce the opening of our new Memorial Garden & Feline Habitat--a very special project that celebrates cats and the people who love them. Generously funded by Marie Morrisroe who was motivated to make a difference in the lives of shelter cats after adopting her own wonderful cat, Peaches, from ASAP. The feline habitat increases ASAP's capacity to get more cats out of their smaller shelter cages, while keeping them safe and allowing more delightful interaction with potential adopters. The Memorial Garden provides human visitors with an entertaining way to engage with the shelter cats, as well as an opportunity to honor a beloved pet with an engraved stone.

Marie plaque
ASAP benefactor Marie Morrisroe with her
dedication plaque and one happy cat.

The ASAP Memorial Garden & Feline Habitat is open during regular shelter hours and we encourage everyone to come for a visit. Bring your coffee and stay for a while--we promise you will be thoroughly enchanted by the feline antics!

Marie treehouse
Marie Morrisroe views the most popular attraction of the new habitat
- the treehouse.




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