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"Cats are love on four legs."

Richard Torregrossa

About C.A.T.S

About Us

Cat AdopTion Service is a no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless cats and kittens.

We have no “main shelter”; our cats temporarily cared for through a network of foster homes throughout San Diego County when they are not at an adoption location.

CATS Policies

Since our goal is a life-long adoption for every cat or kitten, we will annul any adoption for any reason within one week (or longer upon special agreement, such as where a slow introduction to a resident pet is involved).

  • Minimum adoption fees ($50 to $100) cover the cost of basic health care and food/shelter for those relatively few healthy cats with a quick adoption time.
  • Applications and Agreements are legally binding. Be honest!
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
  • Our Cats

    Our cats come from a variety of places:

  • Some of our cats were relinquished by former owners who did not live up to their responsibility to provide a loving lifetime care for their pet.
  • Some were relinquished because the owner died or is too sick to care for the cats.
  • Some of our cats are abandoned pets found mixing in colonies of feral (wild, untamed) cats, and were rescued by the people that feed the cats in those colonies.
  • Some of our cats were kittens born in the wild, then rescued, tamed and made healthy by our dedicated foster homes.
  • Some of our cats were rescued from local city and county shelters where they were next on death row.
  • Before they came into our care, these cats had been discarded, abandoned, left to fend for themselves. They need your love and kindness for the rest of their lives.

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