If you have found a cat or kitten that has been severely injured, please take the animal to a vet immediately! We do not have any vets or vet techs on staff and are not able to assess the severity of injuries or provide treatment. Bringing us an injured cat can delay the treatment it needs! If you cannot afford to pay for vet care (which may not be as expensive as you expect, and funds can often be raised on facebook animal networking groups to help defray the costs) then the animal can be brought to a parish animal control center where they will do whatever they can to help it.
Are you taking in cats right now?
We are always at maximum capacity, but we do have options for you! See below to read about our courtesy kennel and waiting list options. Please note that we can only take in cats that are completely domestic. If a cat will not allow itself to be caught, handled, or held by humans, placement in a shelter environment would be damaging to the animal's health and emotional state.
Courtesy Kennel - If your cats are up to date on shots (or you can get them up to date on shots), you and your cat can come to our adoption events on the weekends and see if we can find an adopter! If your cat is not fixed, there is a fee to cover that cost since we fix all of our cats we adopt. We can also provide shots for a fee if they are not up to date. If this is something you are interested in, please email us details of your cat (age, fixed, personality, etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you when you can bring your cat to events!
Waiting List - We can also bring your cat into the shelter if you would like to be on our waiting list. Most of the time, our waiting list is long, especially during kitten season. Our ability to bring in more cats depends on the number of adoptions we have each month, our funds, and our current shelter numbers. We alternate between pulling from high kill shelters and our waiting list. The wait could be anywhere from a week to several months. Please fill out this form if you would like to be on our waiting list: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC0l6ReyP39lsZ9zFeQUcojVVAivXCm4Kbn7-D_7ARu1RTfw/viewform?c=0&w=1 .
I have found a feral (not socialized to humans) cat outside my house. Can you take him or her? (This includes pregnant feral cats)
No, we do not take in feral cats or have fosters for feral cats. If you would like to foster a pregnant female and her kittens, we can give you some tips on how to keep the female as stress-free as possible and can add the kittens to our waiting list. See this website for great information about feral cats. We can also provide information and help on TNR for ferals (trap/neuter/return).
I am moving, can you re-home my cat?
Possibly! It depends on a few things about your cat’s age, temperament, and vetting. A healthy, outgoing cat that gets along well with other cats and people and is fixed and UTD on shots could probably come through our shelter or our Petsmart Kennels and be rehomed with the expectation of excellent quality of life. A cat that requires extensive vetting is likely not something we can afford to take on with our limited budget. An older cat who is selective about who he/she will socialize with and/or who is stressed in the presence of other cats is likely to experience a serious decline in health as a result of entering a shelter. Please discuss your intentions with your veterinarian for more advice.
I found a litter of kittens. Can you help me find homes for them?
Eventually, yes, we can. And the more you are able to provide for them the better off they will be and the sooner we will likely be able to help. Please read about our Courtesy Kennel program and our Waiting List.
I have decided to participate in your waiting list or courtesy kennel program. Is it cool if I continue to look for homes for my cat(s) on my own?
You bet it is! Just let us know when/if they have all be homed so we can celebrate too!
My cats have to be out of the house today, can you take them right away?
We can’t. We really are sorry, but we truly cannot take in cats right away. The waiting list is long and everyone on it has a pressing need to rehome their animals. If your cat truly cannot remain in your home or with friends or in a boarding kennel, you will have to take your cat to animal control. If you let us know where they are, we will look for them the next time we schedule a pull from the shelter, but we can’t make any promises that they will be there or that we will be able to take them.
I need help trapping, neutering, and returning outdoor feral cats. Can you help?
Yes! We provide traps for residents to borrow from us for a $50 refundable deposit upon return of the trap. We can show you how to set the trap and what do to after you catch one. Robinson's Rescue is located on Line Avenue and you can drop off up to two feral cats a day for them to spay/neuter from 7:00 - 8:30 am during the weekdays (Prices range from $48-$58). They need to be picked up the next day around 7:30 am. You may also contact Sheri TNR (https://www.facebook.com/sheritnr/) to trap, fix, and return them for you for a fee. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Do y’all need volunteers?
YES! We sure do! We need volunteers for all kinds of things. We need help with cleaning Petsmart kennels each morning and with cleaning/maintenance of our shelter. Laundry, dishes, litterboxes, sweeping, wiping down surfaces with disinfectant...these are simple tasks that make a huge difference in keeping our cats healthy and adoptable. Please go here to fill out our application so we can get you started!
Do y’all need donations?
Yep!! We definitely need donations. Food, litter, money, and donations directly to our vet bills (at Dr. Thomas on Northside Drive in Bossier, Dr. Squires on Benton Road and the Emergency Vet on Line Ave.) are all welcome and necessary. We provide care for a lot of cats and the more resources we have, the better we can do that. We run entirely on donations and every little bit counts! Click here for online donation options! You can also drop by the shelter or mail things to us. Thank you in advance!
Where do ya’ll have adoptions?
We have adoptions at Youree Dr Petco and both Shreveport and Bossier Petsmart locations on the weekends. We post our weekend schedule on facebook towards the end of each week. We also have adoptions through our shelter location. Shelter adoptions are our favorite kind because the adopters can interact with the cats in a much more natural environment! If you are planning to adopt a cat from us, please send an email or facebook message asking to set up an appointment!
What kinds of cats do you have?
We have lots of cats, but the intake and adoption rate is high enough that it is very hard for us to remember exactly what ages, sizes, and colors of cats we have available. We suggest that you stop by our adoption events or make an appointment to come to the shelter to see for yourself! We promise not to give you a hard-sell, but you never know. You may find exactly what you are looking for, you may have to check back a few times, or you may find the perfect cat for you is nothing like what you thought you wanted after all!