Our Work

2012OctTabbythainboxwebszcropOur work is to find homes for cats that aren’t perfect and cuddly. These cats cost money for medical care and special diets, and are high maintenance, especially when they need intensive medical care or have behavioral problems. A wonderful family is our ideal for every cat. When medical problems can be resolved to a level that can be handled by an experienced cat parent, or when full recovery is possible, we seek a forever home. Each cat deserves his own special home. Then, we have room for another kitty that needs special care. Catnip Casa doesn’t see adoption as our primary function. It’s not our mission to handle high volume adoptions of healthy cats. We screen carefully for those that need us most, fit into our mission and population, and have no alternatives.

Our costs include food, shelter, medication, veterinary bills, and supplies–humane traps for injured cats, over the counter medications, prescriptions, crates for transportation to the vet, shelter building materials, laundry, and other items. To do more, we need help. It’s not possible to expand our reach alone. We need you to make donations, help spread the word about our work, and volunteer.

I’ve gone crazy measuring, budgeting, planning, and exploring possibilities, as well as studying city codes in Austin and nearby locales. We want to be well informed on all aspects of our plans for growth. Our goal is not to have large numbers of cats housed at one location. They are better off in foster homes, with our support, or adopted into families that are able to provide ongoing care and a permanent home. We want that to become a reality for many more cats. Special needs should not be a death sentence.

In the past, we worked with Any Rat Rescue, White Shepherd Rescue, Vizsla Rescue, and more. Other rescue groups receive our support too, including Shadow Cats Rescue, which focuses on FIV kitties, Best Friends, who saves many animals while supporting other organizations and promoting education in animal welfare, and The Gentle Barn, which rescues farm animals, along with some domestic animals. No one organization can do all that needs to be done. Mutual support helps everyone.

We need people who want to play with cats (the hardest work of all), take pictures to post, do a bit of cleaning, handyman work, or grounds work. Virtual volunteers will be welcome too. Virtual volunteers can help with the website, social media, adoption listings, and more. Join us now!

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