is a no-kill, non-profit cat shelter dedicated to finding homes for abandoned and relinquished cats in our community. CAT had its first location in Topeka in 1988 and was operated by volunteers who had a passion and commitment to provide a safe alternative environment to care for cats and kittens while they await adoption. It has grown over the years but has held to its core mission that every life is valued and to provide opportunities for adoption of relinquished, stray, and abandoned cats and kittens.
We work to:

  • Suggest options for finding homes for cats we are unable to shelter.
  • Increase the awareness of and educate the public regarding the following:
    • Responsible pet care and guardianship.
    • Issues pertaining to pet overpopulation and the need to spay or neuter pets.
    • The importance of preventative health care and annual vaccinations.
    • Encouragement of community responsibility in animal welfare “overpopulation” issues including feral cat management (TNR).
  • Foster a community of cooperation among all animal welfare organizations.
  • Actively develop strategies to reduce pet overpopulation.

Cat Association of Topeka (CAT)

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C.A.T. 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 when space is available with priority given to those in greatest need.