See our Cats and Kittens for Adoption!

Who We Are

Cats on the River is a feline-only non-profit rescue organization in Sacramento, CA that has been in business for about 12 years. We do our best to find permanent, loving homes for all our cats and they stay here, cage free, until we do. All of the kitties are tested to be sure they are negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, vaccinated, wormed, and spayed or neutered. As an official IRS section 501(c)(3) non-profit, all contributions to Cats on the River are deductible to the extent allowed by law.


We do adoptions out of a location in the North Natomas area and are available any day of the week. Hours are flexible, so please call to set up a time to come and meet the kitties we have available. At any given time we have an average of 15 kittens and around 12 cats over one year old available for adoption. Follow the link above to our adoptable pets to see which kitties are waiting for you to call!

Adopting a friend

We do an initial screening by telephone or by email and then potential adopters are invited to schedule a time to come out and meet the kitties. We have a written adoption contract and we charge an adoption fee to help reimburse us for the money we spend on the felines getting them healthy and ready to go to their new homes. That adoption fee pays for less than 50% of what we spend on each kitty getting it ready to be adopted including the spay/neuter, testing negative for FELV/FIV, vaccination, worming, and flea treatment.

Donate to Cats on the River so we can help cats and kittens by clicking the button below. You can also use this button to put a deposit on a feline that you have arranged to adopt from us.