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 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.
The growing need to provide care to cats over the next several years pushed us to expand into a second building. This helped to add four more rooms to provide a quiet environment to some of our older and shyer residents. With extra help they receive loving care and a place to relax and feel safe.
C.A.T. will not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats to make room for new cats. We believe that every cat deserves a chance at a forever home.
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, dewormed and a rabies vaccination. It is then spayed/neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia or Feline AIDS, and made available for adoption.
Once an application is approved, adoption fees are $100 for kittens up to 6 months old, $75 for 6 months to 9 years old, and $35 for senior cats 10+ years old. All new owners get a 10% discount in our Catty Shack Retail shop