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Reflecting on 2020

We are humbled and grateful for the continued support we received from our entire community throughout 2020, leading to many remarkable stories and lives saved. From the immediate and ongoing response to our call for emergency foster homes (sign up below!), to reuniting a cat with their family across state lines, our epic Working Cats placements, rescuing cats from dumpsters or beneath cars, or to caring for many litters of kittens, and kittens, and more kittens... It was quite a year, and many lives were saved thanks to your support and the hard work of our amazing staff and volunteers.

We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the joyful outcomes from 2020, and share this video linked below, highlighting just a few of the many lives we saved and the happy endings found through ASAP this year. Thanks to you, we can look forward to continuing this crucial life-saving work for the cats and kittens in our community. We wish you a joyous and safe 2021, and hope that we will be able to see you again soon!

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ASAP Cats is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and developing the organization, which includes current paid staff of 5 full‐time and 3 part-time employees, roughly 250 volunteers, including 25 in management or leadership roles, and overseeing a $950k annual budget.

Please click here to read the full job description before applying. Cover letters and resumes can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . No phone calls please.

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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