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Let's make sure no pet goes hungry!

Many of our community members are facing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but let’s make sure that one of them isn’t not being able to feed their beloved cat (or dog). C.A.R.E.4Paws is currently delivering an unprecedented THREE TONS of pet food per week to the owners of cats and dogs in need and we know that everyone in our ASAP family will want to help.

Through May 25, you can drop off donations of cat and dog food to our ASAP shelter, located at 5473 Overpass Road—we have a donation bin conveniently located on the porch outside our lobby door. Donations of any unused cat or dog food will be accepted. Or consider making a secure online donation to our special pet food fund which will enable us to purchase pet food in bulk.

Providing pet food to owners facing hardship is one of the most important things we can do to prevent animals from entering our shelters. It's unimaginable to think about having to surrender your beloved cat or dog because you couldn't provide food and we hope that no one in our community ever has to face such a heartbreaking decision. ASAP is very proud to partner with C.A.R.E.4Paws to raise much needed food donations for our community, ensuring that families stay together!

PETS & THE PANDEMIC: Getting Help, Helping Others

In these difficult times, ASAP and our partner organizations are working together to help pets and their guardians. Click Here for Information About Pet Strong

Social Distancing is Better with a Cat!
We are open for Remote FREE Adoptions!

We are busy reviewing 80+ adoption applications that we have received so far and we ask for your patience as we work through our matchmaking and counseling process. We will be contacting potential adopters as we match them with cats that may be a good fit for their households. To ensure the health and safety of our community, we have moved our Adoption Application process online and we are doing all of our cat matching and counseling by phone.

Please click here to fill out our Adoption Application and one of our Adoption Counselors will be in touch to set up a phone appointment if we match a cat to your household.

While our shelter is closed to the public, we are still here to help!

Please call (805) 683-3368 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
In order to provide emergency foster care for our cats during this unique situation, we need your help!

What can you do to help shelter cats during the COVID-19 emergency?
ADOPT! It’s free!
Consider temporarily fostering a cat! Short-term fostering ensures that cats do not live in cages over the next few months while our community hibernates.
Donate! The needs of the cats don’t stop with COVID-19, and we need your support to provide food, shelter and veterinary services.


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