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Virtual Sheltering for Homeless Cats

For 31 years, the mission of ASAP Cats has been to save the lives of cats by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach. Each year, we save the lives of almost 1,000 cats and kittens through the partnership and support of our community, who recently opened their homes and hearts to 200+ cats for temporary fostering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This initially temporary “virtual sheltering” model was so beneficial, not only for the cats, but for their human caretakers, that we decided to launch a new permanent program. For so many people who love cats but cannot adopt, short term fostering is a wonderful way to make a difference in the life of an animal, as well as share companionship and comfort at the same time!

For more information, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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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Questions? Click here to learn more about Amazon Smile.



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