Cat Association of Topeka is a no-kill,
non-profit cat shelter. We seek to:
• Provide opportunities for adoption of relinquished, stray
and abandoned cats and kittens.
• Provide a safe alternative environment to care for cats
and kittens while they await adoption.
• Suggest options for finding homes for cats we are unable
• Increase the awareness of and educate the public regarding
--Responsible pet care and guardianship.
--Issues pertaining to pet overpopulation and the need to spay or
--The importance of preventative health care and annual
--Encouragement of community responsibility in animal welfare
"overpopulation" issues including feral cat management (TNR).
• Foster a community of cooperation among all animal welfare
• Actively develop strategies to reduce pet overpopulation.
will not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats to make room for new
ones. As a no-kill shelter, C.A.T. is limited to the number of
cats and kittens it can adequately accommodate. Cats are
admitted from a waiting list, with priority given to those in
cats and kittens are available for adoption and may be seen Tuesday
through Saturday. Our staff will be glad to help you select
the perfect cat for you. We can also assist you with current
pet needs. We carry top quality pet food, a variety of pet
supplies, and gift items to delight every cat lover on your list
(including you)! All sales help support the shelter!
Anyone interested in adopting a cat
or kitten is asked to fill out an application. This enables us to
assist them in selecting a cat or kitten best suited to their wants
and lifestyle. It also helps us avoid placing a cat in a situation
where it may become stressed or endangered. We also ask that all
family members come in to help pick out a cat. The shelter will accept
the return of any cat (adopted from C.A.T.) for any reason.
When a cat is brought into the
shelter it is given a general exam, receives an upper respiratory
vaccination and dewormed. It is then spayed/neutered, tested for
Feline Leukemia or Feline AIDS, and made available for adoption. Our
budget does not allow for us to provide rabies vaccinations. However
we recommend that this be done as soon as possible.
Once an application is approved,
adoption fees are $60 for males and
$65 for females. Senior cats are available for half-price
fees. All new owners get a 10% discount in our Catty Shack Retail
shop for 30 days to help outfit their new kitty. Applications
may take longer than a day to approve.
We do reserve the right
to deny adoption.
Since C.A.T. is a no-kill shelter, we
are limited to the number of cats and kittens that we are able to
house. C.A.T. provides shelter for approximately 90-100 felines. The
cats we are able to accept are brought to us from a variety of
circumstances. Some are relinquished by their owners because of
moving, lack of finances, or inability to care for them. Most are
stray or abandoned and in need of love and shelter. When space is
available, highest priority will be given to those cats and kittens
in the most desperate need.
People needing help placing their
cats in a new home should call the shelter and consult with our
kennel manager about their situation. Please be aware that our
waiting list is extensive. We do not require
an entrance fee for cats, but we are grateful for any donation that
can be made when cats are brought in.
Since our available spots
are dependent on current adoption rates, we cannot guarantee a set
amount of time before one is available. It is recommended that other
methods of placing a cat in a new home be tried as well. For
ideas on finding a home for a cat, please contact us.
is deeply concerned regarding the thousands of stray and abandoned
pets in Topeka. Because C.A.T. realizes the importance of
sterilization, all cats & kittens adopted through C.A.T. are
spayed/neutered before adoption. This assures that cats and kittens
adopted through C.A.T. will not contribute to the pet overpopulation
problem. C.A.T., like many other shelters, has been quite successful
with its "early spay & neuter" program.
also partners with other area groups to provide spay/neuter services
to those in financial need or assistance with stray/feral cat
colonies. To learn more about these organizations or how you
can help, please contact us.
PLANNING & LIFETIME CARE
C.A.T. in your will allows your support of the shelter to continue
beyond your lifetime. C.A.T. also offers a lifetime care plan
when cat guardians are no longer able to care for their pet.
For more information, please contact us.