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The Cat Association of Topeka (C.A.T.) began its operation in the spring of 1988 and since then, has placed thousands of cats and kittens in loving homes. In July of 2003, the organization moved into its current facility. The new shelter features colorful cage-free rooms with lots of cubby-holes, ramps, ledges, ramps, and steps for cats to play or just escape for a much-needed nap. Secure screened in porches provide views of nature and visits from a neighboring squirrels and birds. Our quarantine room has its own air system, providing a safe environment for recovering or ill cats.

Many fellow animal lovers showed their generosity and concern for the growing number of stray and abandoned cats by contributing to C.A.T.'s Building Fund. The new building was finished and we moved in July 1, 2003 to a new cage-free shelter. It is proving to be a warm and caring environment for the cats, and a fun place to visit for cat lovers. The current shelter is ideal for finding homes for these wonderful cat companions.

The majority of cats are in free rooms without cages. Our cat rooms feature cat "playgrounds" of ramps, stairs, perches, and cubbies. Such an arrangement allows more opportunity for cats to play and exercise. It also allows the full height of the rooms to be used, allowing more cats. Outside areas are available to cats in a traditional screened porch. It was part of our plan to provide our "residents" with as much of a natural life as possible.

We have provided a shelter where cat lovers can gather. We hope we have succeeded in creating a cheerful, friendly space where the public, volunteers, and supporters of C.A.T. want to visit and feel welcome.

Our Catty Shack retail store sells Hill's Science Diet dog and cat food in a variety of flavors and diets. We have plenty of pet supplies from food bowls to grooming tools. There are unique gift items for pets and the people who love them. It's a fun place to shop and meet some of our feline "greeters". All the sales help to support the shelter and the care of the cats. Not a penny is wasted.

We know that C.A.T. provides a great service to our community and has been successful in developing a needed niche. Along with C.A.T.'s adoption program, every opportunity is used to educate the public on the need for sterilization and the importance of vaccinations, good nutrition and proper pet care. We also know, however, that much more needs to be done to help many more cats and kittens. We're still turning away far too many of our furry friends due to lack of space.

As we continue to grow we hope to establish a broad-based volunteer coalition, and increase the number of adoptions to caring homes. We are also working towards a coalition of other animal care organizations in our community, and increasing awareness in the community. We have a great many kind and generous supporters who help us. It's a great place to be a cat lover, or a cat!

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Cat Association of Topeka
1719 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, Kansas 66604
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Tues-Fri 11am-5:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Saturdays Close at 2pm
Cats may be seen after 12 pm