About Us

Adopting A Friend

Anyone interested in adopting a cat or kitten is asked to fill out an application. This enables us to assist them in selecting a cat or kitten best suited to their wants and lifestyle. It also helps us avoid placing a cat in a situation where it may become stressed or endangered. We also ask that all family members come in to help pick out a cat.  The shelter will accept the return of any cat (adopted from C.A.T.) for any reason. 

When a cat is brought into the shelter it is given a general exam, receives an upper respiratory vaccination and dewormed. It is then spayed/neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia or Feline AIDS, and made available for adoption. Our budget does not allow for us to provide rabies vaccinations. However we recommend that this be done as soon as possible.

Once an application is approved, adoption fees are $60 for males and $65 for females. Senior cats are available for half-price fees.  All new owners get a 10% discount in our Catty Shack Retail shop for 30 days to help outfit their new kitty.  Applications may take longer than a day to approve.

We do reserve the right to deny adoption.

Who We Are

The Cat Association of Topeka (C.A.T.) began its operation in the spring of 1988 and since then, has placed thousands of cats and kittens in loving homes. In July of 2003, the organization moved into its current facility. The shelter features colorful cage-free rooms with lots of cubby-holes, ramps, ledges, ramps, and steps for cats to play or just escape for a much-needed nap. Secure screened in porches provide views of nature and visits from a neighboring squirrels and birds. Our quarantine room has its own air system, providing a safe environment for recovering or ill cats.

The growing need to provide care to cats over the next several years pushed us to expand into a second building.  This helped to add four more rooms to provide a quiet environment to some of our older and shyer residents.  With extra help they receive loving care and a place to relax and feel safe.


C.A.T. will not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats to make room for new ones.  As a no-kill shelter, C.A.T. is limited to the number of cats and kittens it can adequately accommodate.  Cats are admitted from a waiting list, with priority given to those in greatest need.

Come Visit Us

Our cats and kittens are available for adoption and may be seen Tuesday through Saturday.  Our staff will be glad to help you select the perfect cat for you.  We can also assist you with current pet needs.  We carry top quality pet food, a variety of pet supplies, and gift items to delight every cat lover on your list (including you)!  All sales help support the shelter!

Tues-Fri 11am-5:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Saturdays Close at 2pm
Cats may be seen after 1 pm

Contact Cat Association of Topeka