dsc_0347Part of the solution since 1990

Committed Alliance to Strays, otherwise known as C.A.T.S., has been helping cats in Jackson County, Oregon since 1990. Three compassionate women noticed the problem our area has with stray cats and decided to do something about it. C.A.T.S. was created!

After being housed in two different barns, a trailer and a volunteer’s garage, a generous donor bought the land and building where we now reside. Many years later another donor paid to have our current Intake Building constructed.

C.A.T.S.’ Mission

To decrease the number of stray and abandoned cats in Jackson County, Oregon by  rescuing, testing, vaccinating,  neutering and providing shelter for homeless cats  awaiting adoption. To educate the public on responsible pet ownership with the emphasis on neutering.

C.A.T.S. can provide a chance at a better life.

As a part of our goal to help this situation, no cat leaves our shelter until they have been spayed or neutered. All of our cats are given the special care they deserve, including medical and behavior checks, testing for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia (FELV), vaccinated, treated against parasites, given an antifungal bath, and microchipped. They then stay at the shelter until adopted. Here they have a chance to rest and become reacquainted with loving humans. Our volunteers spend hours with these cats until they are adopted into loving homes.

We are getting close to adopting out our 12,000th cat!




Cat with head tilted indoors. Cat is looking at camera.