We are full to capacity and ARE NOT ACCEPTING any owner-surrendered cats or found strays. If you can't find a home for your cat or kitten on your own, please contact the Montgomery County Animal Shelter through their Web site at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN20.html or by calling 931-648-5750. The shelter is located at 616 N. Spring Street
Clarksville TN 37040
The "Scoop" on Cats Are Us
Cats Are Us is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in December 1997. We are an all-volunteer rescue and adoption agency located in Clarksville, Tenn., about 50 miles NW of Nashville near Fort Campbell, KY. We do not euthanize healthy animals and will give them a safe, caring home until they are adopted.
Since our inception, we have rescued thousands of animals. We currently care for approximately 150 cats. We rely solely on donations and volunteers to keep our animals happy and healthy. Your donations are tax-deductible and very much needed and appreciated. Donations can be mailed to us at 119 Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37042 or dropped off during business hours which are 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday through Saturday. Or to make a secure credit card donation, please click on the "make a donation" button above.
Adopting a New Best Friend
Please click on the name of the pet you are interested in. Many are in foster homes, and each pet description, dog or cat, will list a number to call or email address for the foster family for you to contact.
Adoptions fees are $100 for both male and female cats and $150 for a cat of either sex that is declawed. Check with dog foster family contacts for adoption information as most dogs are in foster care.
The adoption fee for all animals includes: spaying and neutering, deworming and standard vaccinations appropriate to their age. All cats available for adoption are tested and negative for FeLuk and FIV. Those adopting will also receive pet supplies and coupons (varies as supplies last)
Animal visiting and adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and at other times by appointment. Call 931-503-0053 during that time for more information. We have many more cats of every conceivable age, color and size than are shown here on Petfinder, so visit us if you want to see them all!
An adoption application and adoption agreement must be completed and signed, which requires that the animal be returned to Cats Are Us if at any time or for any reason you can no longer care for the animal. Those interested in adoption must come to our facility for a pet; we do not ship animals out of the area. Filling out an application DOES NOT guarantee a particular pet, as we sometimes get many applications for the same animal. We will make the decision based on which home we feel is the best match and also the location of the adopter, as we prefer local adoptions in case a match doesn't work out, as we require the pet be returned to us if that happens.
You may also visit some of our cats at PetsMart on Wilma Rudolph Blvd., where adoption applications are available. If you find a friend at PetsMart, bring your completed application to our office during business hours to finalize the process.
If you'd like an application to fill out at home to save time when visiting us, please email Cats AreUsTn@aol.com to have one emailed to you.
Pet Parents Needed!
We are looking for people willing to open their hearts and homes to elderly and special need cats. We will pay all care costs to include food. litter, etc. and veterinary care. Finding permanent retirement homes for these cats will allow for the shelter to help more homeless cats who can be more easily adopted. Most people are looking for kittens or young cats, so our elderly cats never really have a chance. By finding them a retirement home, not only will they finally enjoy a wonderful home, but it will allow us to help more cats in the long run.
We also have special needs cats that often get overlooked as well. They might be deaf or missing one eye or need to be on special food for a certain condition. Some may have tested positive for FIV, so we can't adopt them into a home with another cat, unless that cat too has FIV. Cats with this condition can live very long and happy lives, but with so many cats to choose from they are never chosen.
All you need to do is be willing to provide a special-needs or elderly cat a place to live and lots of love and we'll take care of the rest. If you are interested, stop by the shelter between 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Saturday or call 931-503-0053 during that time.
AN EASY WAY TO HELP
We are set up to accept credit card donations through the PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make a secure, credit card donation to us through the service. Just follow the prompts when you click on the MAKE A DONATION button above to. Every penny helps us pay for veterinary care, food, medicine and needed pet supplies. Please help us help the many needy, homeless and injured cats of our growing community
If you shop on line you can help CATS ARE US
Do all of your shopping through igive.com and a portion of what you spend will be donated to us! Hundreds of well-known stores participate in igive.com. Just go to www.igive.com/CatsAreUs and begin! If you already shop at these stores online, why not shop at them through igive.com? It doesn't change your usual shopping experience, it just helps us help the needy animals of our community! Visit igive.com to learn more!
Things We Need
Cat litter is something we always need, as well as cat and kitten food, both dry and canned. We always have a need for cleaning supplies, especially bleach, paper towels and heavy-duty large trash bags. We also appreciate donations of cat toys, treats, towels, blankets and bedding.
Our biggest expense is our veterinary bills. Monetary donations can be sent to us at 119 Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37042.
Things You Can Do
A few hours a week or a few hours a month of your time makes a big difference to the well being of our animals. We are especially in need of helpers on weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon. You can help tidy up or help to play with and socialize our many wonderful pets. We also need people who can help transport pets to and from their veterinary appointments. If you can?t help at the shelter, you can help from home; organize and throw a fun fundraiser, make posters, give presentations to community organizations and clubs. We welcome your ideas and expertise!
PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER!
Every Three Seconds, a companion animal is euthanized in shelters across America. Spaying and neutering does not make your animal lazy or fat, and surely does not harm the animal. In fact, it helps reduce your pet's chances of certain cancers and other diseases. Statistics from the Humane Society of the United States:
Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6?8 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3?4 million (HSUS estimate)
Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25% (HSUS estimate)