What’s new at Catnip Casa?

storm preparations for petsCheck out our new Severe Weather Guide. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteer, Brandi, who took the time to write this for us to offer our readers. We even offer a low-ink version so you can print and use it without wasting ink.

Our Mission

Sebastian helps explain the Catnip Casa mission to everyone.

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

Tiger wants everyone to sponsor a senior or special needs kitty that lives at Catnip Casa Cat Refuge.

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.


Arthur Kornblum .had a bit too much catnip last night

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.


Earl wants people to volunteer at Catnip Casa so he doesn't have to work too hard.


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.

Daisy is a totally deaf teenage kitty and she needs your help to raise money to take care of cats like her.

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!

We also invite you to join the Silver Whiskers Heroes

This group honors our monthly donors and kitty sponsors for their support and commitment. There’s no minimum required to be a Silver Whiskers Hero, only a monthly donation. These donations allow us to plan our budget and to have an emergency fund and enough inventory for times when getting food becomes difficult–weather, shipping strikes, production shortages, and more.

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.

Dorian on shelf in front of wall paper windows

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. Use the Rehome resource above to learn the best way to find a loving new home.