Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center is a private, non-profit, “no-kill” organization dedicated to providing the homeless, abandoned cats and kittens of St. Louis with a better life. We are committed to maintaining an adoption center that provides a safe, healthy and enriching environment, and our goal is a solid and lasting adoption for every cat and kitten in our care.
Animal House opened in 2010 when the City of St. Louis closed its municipal shelter and ended a number of services for stray animals. Not only did the 75 cats residing in their shelter need a place to go, the St. Louis community needed services for abandoned, homeless cats. Animal House was born out of that need. Today we house 200-250 cats and kittens at any given time.
The cats and kittens at Animal House are rescued from the streets of our community and often come from challenging circumstances that include neglect, abandonment, or injury. We have created a safe place where cats in need find shelter, medical and nutritional support, individualized socialization and interaction, enrichment, lots of love, and the opportunity to connect with a loving, lifelong family. We impose no time limit on this process, giving each cat or kitten the time they need. We emphasize matchmaking throughout our adoption process to ensure the best possible match.
1) If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to email us at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your phone number. We will respond as soon as possible (typically within one business day) to answer your questions and schedule an appointment to visit our shelter. If you have already submitted an inquiry through Petfinder about a particular cat, there is no need to send a separate email.
2) During your appointment, you will complete a questionnaire and work with an adoption coordinator to find the cat that is right for you. This process may involve meeting with numerous cats, or even making more than one visit to Animal House. You and your new cat will live together for a lifetime, so this step is important.
3) Once you have made your selection, we take the cat to our vet for a final wellness exam. Before adoption, we ensure that your cat has been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
4) The adoption is then completed during a home visit. An adoption coordinator will work with you to arrange a time to bring the cat you have selected to your home. At this time, paperwork is finalized and the $125 adoption fee is collected.
We are located at:
2151 59th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(About a block southeast of Hampton Avenue and Interstate 44)