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Catnip Casa Cat Refuge has a sweet surprise! If you love good donuts and want to save money, watch for our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser to start June 1 and run through August 15. It’s easy to buy online, usually costs less than in the store, and you help the cats. You can order them as gifts, take them to the office, or buy them fresh while on that summer road trip. Good anywhere in the US.

Your purchases help pay for veterinary bills, medications, prescription diets, and even a few toys!

Want to help all year? Click on the Shop & Save page. You shop. Stores donate!

Our Mission

Catnip Casa Cat Refuge provides care for cats that require extensive rehab or lifelong pawspice care due to age, disease, or disabilities that do not allow them to live in a normal home due to medical needs or behavioral challenges. In the case of community cats, they are unable to function in their natural environment.

We also support TNR (trap, neuter, return) with training, education, and equipment. In 2023, we are expanding our support and resources for community cats. Watch for more information!

Sponsor a Special Needs or Senior Cat today!

The cats we serve have the potential to live well with specialized care. We strive to keep their environment safe and normal while addressing challenging needs.


Gandolph, a senior kitty with asthma

Donate cash, food, good used items, and more

We educate owners, caregivers, professionals, and the public, about caring for cats with challenges caused by age, disease, disabilities, or terminal illness.


Cat sitting on couch


We strive to develop a network of persons, services, and resources that allow us to offer the care you expect for the cats you support.

Interested in going back to school or saving money while you finish an online degree? Check our Volunteer page. We can help.

Vinnie, gray and white cat at 16 years oldd

Help Raise Funds – Ask About Opportunities to Help

Spread the word when we are doing fundraising by sharing our posts, get a group together to sponsor a kitty, or do a fundraising project. We have fundraising project ideas that are fun, and some don’t even involve money. We simply need your help to do it!

Please do not contact us about taking your cat.

We recommend Rehome. If you need help with resources, such as low-cost vet care, food pantries, and more, check out Pets.Findhelp below.

 Help to Rehome Your Pet
We recommend Rehome for owners who absolutely need to find a new home for a pet. Please click on the photo for more information.
Find Help for Your Pet
Search for free or low-cost pet support services like veterinary care, pet food pantries, temporary pet care and more. Click on the bar above.


If you need more help, please contact Austin Pets Alive PASS program. They have resources for many kinds of assistance.

If you adopted your animal from a shelter or rescue organization, most organizations take back any pet you adopted from them. In fact, it is a requirement in many adoption contracts. Please call and ask before taking your pet to a shelter. Do not give a pet away for free!