ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program

ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program The mission of ASAP Cats is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach.

Please note, we are currently closed to the public. ASAP Cats (Animal Shelter Assistance Program) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization caring for the homeless cats and kittens of Santa Barbara County.

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*Meet Lefty!*10 month old Lefty is a very special boy looking for a special family!  Lefty came to ASAP Cats 5 months ag...
12/16/2021

*Meet Lefty!*

10 month old Lefty is a very special boy looking for a special family!

Lefty came to ASAP Cats 5 months ago with limited use of his left arm. Our Wellness Team discovered that he has a healed bone break near his shoulder. The old injury doesn't cause Lefty any pain, but it does mean he is specially abled. :) He can use his left arm to play with toys and help with balance, but he can't put weight on it, so he moves just a little slower than most 4 legged felines.

Lefty can be a little timid at first, but LOVES to be pet, so will quickly turn into a "purring blob" (to quote his foster mom).

Lefty loves other cats (and bunnies!) so he would be extra happy with a furry family member or two, and he would like a quiet home with a patient new family who will help him get settled in.

Visit asapcats.org to submit an adoption application for sweet Lefty online today! 🙏 #adoptmeplease #fortheloveofcats

This Saturday, December 18th, don't miss an encore of our holiday market! We'll have even more never-before-seen items a...
12/14/2021

This Saturday, December 18th, don't miss an encore of our holiday market! We'll have even more never-before-seen items available, like one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday treats, vintage ornaments, mid-century modern items, housewares and furniture, ASAP merchandise & more! 😸🎁

Plus, now is the purrfect time to help the cats at ASAP find a home for the holidays. Consider fostering! If a foster home turns into a forever home, adoption fees are waived (some restrictions apply). Meet our cats and fill out our foster application on our website — link in the bio.

#santabarbara #animalrescue
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Este Sábado Diciembre 18, no te pierdas nuestro segundo mercado navideño! Tendremos mas artículos nunca antes vistos, regalos únicos, adornos vintage, artículos modernos de mediados de siglo, artículos de hogar y muebles, mercancía de ASAP, y mucho mas! 😸🎁

Ahora también es el tiempo perfecto para ayudar a los gatos de ASAP encontrar un hogar para los días festivos. Considera ser una casa temporal! Si una casa temporal se convierte a una casa para siempre, no se aplicarán las tarifas de adopción (ciertas restricciones aplican). Conozcan nuestros gatos y completa la aplicación para ser casa temporal en nuestra pagina- enlace en nuestro bio.

This Saturday, December 18th, don't miss an encore of our holiday market! We'll have even more never-before-seen items available, like one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday treats, vintage ornaments, mid-century modern items, housewares and furniture, ASAP merchandise & more! 😸🎁

Plus, now is the purrfect time to help the cats at ASAP find a home for the holidays. Consider fostering! If a foster home turns into a forever home, adoption fees are waived (some restrictions apply). Meet our cats and fill out our foster application on our website — link in the bio.

#santabarbara #animalrescue
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Este Sábado Diciembre 18, no te pierdas nuestro segundo mercado navideño! Tendremos mas artículos nunca antes vistos, regalos únicos, adornos vintage, artículos modernos de mediados de siglo, artículos de hogar y muebles, mercancía de ASAP, y mucho mas! 😸🎁

Ahora también es el tiempo perfecto para ayudar a los gatos de ASAP encontrar un hogar para los días festivos. Considera ser una casa temporal! Si una casa temporal se convierte a una casa para siempre, no se aplicarán las tarifas de adopción (ciertas restricciones aplican). Conozcan nuestros gatos y completa la aplicación para ser casa temporal en nuestra pagina- enlace en nuestro bio.

We did it!!! Thank you to all of you who donated, posted and shared, donated pet food, liked our content or just started...
12/02/2021

We did it!!! Thank you to all of you who donated, posted and shared, donated pet food, liked our content or just started following us on our social media pages for Giving Tuesday, we are eternally grateful to you all. 🥳😸

We also wanted to give a special shoutout to our small business partners, our community ambassadors Juno - The Klepto Kat and TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc and of course our volunteers, board, staff, and especially our donors. Without all of us coming together to support this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, none of this would have been possible. ❤️
#givingtuesday #thankyou
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Lo hicimos!! Gracias a todos ustedes que donaron, publicaron y compartieron, donaron comida de mascota, dieron un ‘like’ a nuestras publicaciones o empezaron a seguir nuestras paginas de redes sociales para Giving Tuesday, estamos eternamente agradecidos a todos ustedes. 🥳😸

También queríamos dar un saludo especial a nuestros socios de negocios pequeños, nuestros embajadores comunitarios Juno - The Klepto Kat y TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc y también por supuesto nuestros voluntarios, nuestra junta, empleados, y especialmente nuestros donadores. Sin todos nosotros juntándonos para apoyar la campaña de Giving Tuesday este año, esto no hubiera sido posible. ❤️

We did it!!! Thank you to all of you who donated, posted and shared, donated pet food, liked our content or just started following us on our social media pages for Giving Tuesday, we are eternally grateful to you all. 🥳😸

We also wanted to give a special shoutout to our small business partners, our community ambassadors Juno - The Klepto Kat and TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc and of course our volunteers, board, staff, and especially our donors. Without all of us coming together to support this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, none of this would have been possible. ❤️
#givingtuesday #thankyou
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Lo hicimos!! Gracias a todos ustedes que donaron, publicaron y compartieron, donaron comida de mascota, dieron un ‘like’ a nuestras publicaciones o empezaron a seguir nuestras paginas de redes sociales para Giving Tuesday, estamos eternamente agradecidos a todos ustedes. 🥳😸

También queríamos dar un saludo especial a nuestros socios de negocios pequeños, nuestros embajadores comunitarios Juno - The Klepto Kat y TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc y también por supuesto nuestros voluntarios, nuestra junta, empleados, y especialmente nuestros donadores. Sin todos nosotros juntándonos para apoyar la campaña de Giving Tuesday este año, esto no hubiera sido posible. ❤️

It’s been 12 hours since we started our Giving Tuesday campaign and we are so excited to announce that we have raised $1...
12/01/2021

It’s been 12 hours since we started our Giving Tuesday campaign and we are so excited to announce that we have raised $11,754.24 from our social pages and our website!!

Remember, Giving Tuesday is not over so there’s still plenty of time to donate! All proceeds go towards ensuring ASAP has the resources it needs to continue to care for the cats and kittens that come through our doors.
#givingtuesday #catsofinstagram

It’s been 12 hours since we started our Giving Tuesday campaign and we are so excited to announce that we have raised $11,754.24 from our social pages and our website!!

Remember, Giving Tuesday is not over so there’s still plenty of time to donate! All proceeds go towards ensuring ASAP has the resources it needs to continue to care for the cats and kittens that come through our doors.
#givingtuesday #catsofinstagram

11/30/2021

Alley cats, street cats, feral cats, non-social cats, community cats—they are known by many names but we all know who they are. 🐈

The cats that live outside in the community that usually don’t let you touch them. They often survive by eating out of dumpsters but sometimes they're lucky enough to have a warm-hearted caretaker in the neighborhood who feeds them and watches out for them. These advocates for community cats love them just as much as a domesticated cat. This is where TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) comes into play.

At ASAP we know that non-social cats usually cannot be adopted out to a traditional home. If they’re not suited for our Working Cats Program, we do the next best thing—we humanely trap these cats, spay or neuter them, and return them to the neighborhood where they came from. This is the most humane thing you can do for community cats and ensures they do not reproduce which in turn helps stop cat overpopulation. They also are fully vaccinated and given a dose of flea treatment ensuring they're as healthy as possible once released back to the field.

This program is just another amazing volunteer-led program we are proud to have at ASAP Cats. 😻
#communitycats #catsofinstagram

11/30/2021

The King 👑 TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc has spoken so do what he says and head over to our page and donate to ASAP Cats for Giving Tuesday! 🥳

We are so thrilled that Sterling “Trap King” Davis, best known for providing humane solutions for community cats via TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) advocating for diversity in animal welfare and his recent appearance on Shark Tank for his new dating app, @tabbydates, has partnered with ASAP once again to help the cats of Santa Barbara County.

Thank you Trap King, for all your continued support of our shelter! Our cats send all the slow blinks and head butts to you this giving season. 😻
#catsofinstagram #givingtuesday #tnr #catpeopleunite
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El Rey 👑 TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions -TrapKing Inc ha hablado entonces haga lo que dice y dirígete a nuestra pagina de Facebook y dona a ASAP Cats para Giving Tuesday! 👑

Estamos tan emocionados que Sterling “Trap King” Davis, mejor conocido por brindar soluciones humanitarias a los gatos callejeros a través de TNR (atrapa-esterilizar-regresar) abogando por la diversidad en el trabajo de bienestar de animal y su aparición mas reciente en Shark Tank para su nueva aplicación de citas @tabbydates, ha otra ves asociado con ASAP para ayudar los gatos de el condado de Santa Barbara.

Gracias Trap King por todo tu seguido apoyo a nuestro refugio! Nuestros gatos te mandan todos sus parpadeos lentos y cabezazos esta temporada festiva. 😻

It’s GIVING TUESDAY and the early bird gets the worm!  So don’t sleep through Giving Tuesday and get a jump start on you...
11/30/2021

It’s GIVING TUESDAY and the early bird gets the worm! So don’t sleep through Giving Tuesday and get a jump start on your giving by heading over to our Breakfast with Basil event happening now on our page. 🙀

If you donate bright and early this morning you will help ASAP Cats cash in on a matching grant Facebook has committed to nonprofits up to $8 million dollars!! But, you have to hurry because the fundraiser starts at 5am PST and we do not want to miss out.

So brew a cup of hot coffee and curl up in front of your laptop to make your donation to help homeless cats and kittens of Santa Barbara County. 🐈☕
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Es GIVING TUESDAY y el que madruga Dios lo ayuda! Entonces no te quedes dormido este Giving Tuesday y empieza de un salto dirigiéndote hacia nuestro evento de Desayuno con Basil empezando ahora en nuestra página de Facebook. 🙀

Si donas temprano esta mañana puedes ayudar a ASAP Cats obtener la subvención contrapartida que Facebook a comprometido a organizaciones hasta $8 millón de dólares!! Pero se tiene que apurar porque el recaudo de fondos empieza a las 5am PST y no queremos faltar.

Entonces tómese un cafecito y acurrucarse en frente de su computadora para hacer su donación para ayudar los gatos y gatitos callejeros de el condado de Santa Barbara.🐈 ☕

It’s GIVING TUESDAY and the early bird gets the worm! So don’t sleep through Giving Tuesday and get a jump start on your giving by heading over to our Breakfast with Basil event happening now on our page. 🙀

If you donate bright and early this morning you will help ASAP Cats cash in on a matching grant Facebook has committed to nonprofits up to $8 million dollars!! But, you have to hurry because the fundraiser starts at 5am PST and we do not want to miss out.

So brew a cup of hot coffee and curl up in front of your laptop to make your donation to help homeless cats and kittens of Santa Barbara County. 🐈☕
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Es GIVING TUESDAY y el que madruga Dios lo ayuda! Entonces no te quedes dormido este Giving Tuesday y empieza de un salto dirigiéndote hacia nuestro evento de Desayuno con Basil empezando ahora en nuestra página de Facebook. 🙀

Si donas temprano esta mañana puedes ayudar a ASAP Cats obtener la subvención contrapartida que Facebook a comprometido a organizaciones hasta $8 millón de dólares!! Pero se tiene que apurar porque el recaudo de fondos empieza a las 5am PST y no queremos faltar.

Entonces tómese un cafecito y acurrucarse en frente de su computadora para hacer su donación para ayudar los gatos y gatitos callejeros de el condado de Santa Barbara.🐈 ☕

*Happy Tails Update!*Tulsa and Tallahassee are settling in nicely to their new home and their pet parents adore them! “T...
11/30/2021

*Happy Tails Update!*

Tulsa and Tallahassee are settling in nicely to their new home and their pet parents adore them!

“Tulsa and Tallahassee are doing great. They're eating, drinking, and using their litter box normally. Tulsa was much more confident at exploring at first, Tallahassee would watch her and when he gained a little more courage, would follow her around. They meowed quite a bit the first few days, kind of squeaky meows, but that seems to have settled down. They're getting more and more comfortable every day - lounging on furniture, cuddling, playing. They really like the cat toys. I will play with them and when one of them catches it, they'll often drag it off somewhere else, with the other one following behind chasing the stick that's dragging behind them. It's really cute, they both do that. They both love attention and petting and often fight for the best spot on our laps. Tulsa likes to settle in but Tallahassee is squirmy and constantly moving, often stepping on Tulsa or lying down on top of her. Tulsa doesn't seem to mind though.”

Congratulations Tulsa and Tallahassee and Happy Tails to you!
🥳🏡 #happytailsupdate #adoptionsuccess

We know it’s tough to wake up early sometimes (Mica here agrees), but we promise that on Giving Tuesday it’s worth it! 🌅...
11/30/2021

We know it’s tough to wake up early sometimes (Mica here agrees), but we promise that on Giving Tuesday it’s worth it! 🌅

Starting at 5:00am Pacific time, donations to our Facebook fundraiser will be MATCHED by Facebook!! It’s crucial to get as many donations as early as we can before the available matching funds run out, so grab a cup of coffee and join us for Breakfast with Basil! ☕

https://www.facebook.com/donate/447690423681937/
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Sabemos que es difícil despertar temprano (Mica también está de acuerdo) pero prometemos que en Giving Tuesday vale la pena!! 🌅

Empezando a las 5:00am PST, donaciones a nuestro recaudo de fondos en Facebook será igualada por Facebook!! Es crucial para obtener tantas donaciones lo mas temprano posible antes de que los fondos para la igualada se acaben, entonces agarra un cafecito y únete con nosotros para el Desayuno con Basil! ☕

https://www.facebook.com/donate/447690423681937/

We know it’s tough to wake up early sometimes (Mica here agrees), but we promise that on Giving Tuesday it’s worth it! 🌅

Starting at 5:00am Pacific time, donations to our Facebook fundraiser will be MATCHED by Facebook!! It’s crucial to get as many donations as early as we can before the available matching funds run out, so grab a cup of coffee and join us for Breakfast with Basil! ☕

https://www.facebook.com/donate/447690423681937/
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Sabemos que es difícil despertar temprano (Mica también está de acuerdo) pero prometemos que en Giving Tuesday vale la pena!! 🌅

Empezando a las 5:00am PST, donaciones a nuestro recaudo de fondos en Facebook será igualada por Facebook!! Es crucial para obtener tantas donaciones lo mas temprano posible antes de que los fondos para la igualada se acaben, entonces agarra un cafecito y únete con nosotros para el Desayuno con Basil! ☕

https://www.facebook.com/donate/447690423681937/

Did you know you could support ASAP Cats by just doing something you do every day—eating lunch or dinner! 🍽️Thanks to so...
11/29/2021

Did you know you could support ASAP Cats by just doing something you do every day—eating lunch or dinner! 🍽️

Thanks to some of our amazing community partners we are excited to announce that the following restaurants will give a percentage of proceeds to ASAP for Giving Tuesday. This will help us continue the great work of saving the lives of homeless cats in Santa Barbara County! Be sure to use the codes or flyers when you stop in for a meal! 😸

Chipotle – 3851 State Street, 4pm-8pm, use code 8X84D4
Panda Express – 605 Paseo Nuevo, 10:30am-8pm, use code 328769
BJ’s in Oxnard - 461 W. Esplanade Dr., 4pm-8pm, ask for the flyer supporting ASAP Cats
#givingtuesday
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Sabias que puedes apoyar a ASAP Cats haciendo algo que haces todos los días—almorzando o cenando! 🍽️

Gracias a nuestros increíbles socios de comunidad estamos emocionados de anunciar que los siguientes restaurantes darán un porcentaje de ingresos a ASAP por Giving Tueday. Esto nos ayudara seguiré el gran trabajo de salvar las vidas de los gatos callejeros de el condado de Santa Barbara! Asegura de usar los códigos y volantes cuando pasas a comer! 😸

Chipotle – 3851 State Street, 4pm-8pm, use code 8X84D4
Panda Express – 605 Paseo Nuevo, 10:30am-8pm, use code 328769
BJ’s in Oxnard - 461 W. Esplanade Dr., 4pm-8pm, pregunta por el volante apoyando a ASAP Cats
#givingtuesday

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5473 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA
93111

General information

Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP)'s Social Media Policy Thank you for joining ASAP's page. We encourage our followers to share and comment on our posts, and we enjoy seeing theirs. By taking part in discussions on our page, you are agreeing to the policy outlined below. We reserve the right to remove posts containing any of the following elements: - profanity - misinformation - spam - off topic/irrelevant - personal attacks - promoting violence - promoting illegal or questionable activities - rallying on behalf of people or organizations which promote animal abuse If you repeatedly violate this policy, you will be removed from our page. Thank you for helping us maintain the integrity of our social media outlets!

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(805) 683-3368

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In support of our primary mission, ASAP Cats also seeks to:

- Maximize community involvement through volunteerism and outreach.
- Reduce the population of stray, homeless, and feral cats through adoption, spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return programs, redemption, foster care, and educational programs.
- Form strong partnerships with Santa Barbara County Animal Services and other animal welfare groups to promote animal welfare and related causes.

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If you’re looking to add a four-legged member to your family this holiday season, please adopt, don’t shop! There are so many amazing dogs, cats and bunnies available through our shelter and rescue partners that deserve a great furever family! Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG, Aussie Rescue Networking Group Santa Barbara, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Shadow's Fund, Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Santa Barbara Humane, ResQcats, Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles, Spark Rescue Santa Barbara, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals (VIVA) and more!
Several local businesses and organizations have kindly hosted fundraising drives for us to support our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival. Thank you so much, La Cumbre Animal Hospital, Orangetheory Fitness Santa Barbara - Goleta, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Santa Barbara, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Goleta, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program and Lemos Feed & Pet Supply. We appreciate you!
Look at these amazing donations from our friends at ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program!
Our holiday drive is off to a great start! Not only did ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program raise food for us during November, but today, Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, a rescue group that we assist with spays/neuters and medical care at low cost, dropped off several bags of food at the mobile clinic and wrote us the BEST card. We look forward to a great event tomorrow at Earl Warren and the Elks. care4paws.org/holidaydrive, #care4pawsdrive
We thank our awesome friends at ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program for raising food for C.A.R.E.4Paws' Companion Pet Assistance program in November. We truly appreciate the generosity and partnership. Together we keep pets healthy and in their homes!
ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program We are so thankful for our ASAP: Animal Shelter Assistance Program ! Stop by our hospital today to say Hi 😀 and make a cash donation this Holiday season! 💗😺#givingtuesday #givingtuesday2021
It's Giving Tuesday! 💓 Today, we're honored to help highlight ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program in their effort to raise funds to continue their lifesaving work. 😻 It's our privilege to give back to our community whenever we can and we look forward to continue giving year round! Which nonprofit are you supporting this Giving Tuesday? We'd love to hear about it! 💸 #lacumbrelovespets #GivingTuesday #unselfie
We have great shelters and rescues joining us for our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival on December 4. Visit with adoptable dogs, cats and bunnies from ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), Aussie Rescue Networking Group, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG and Spark Rescue Santa Barbara. All details at care4paws.org/holidaydrive, care4paws.org/festivalvendors. #care4pawsdrive
It's Shoutout Saturday and we are so grateful for the generous businesses and individuals sponsoring our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival. Thank you! The event raises resources to keep pets healthy and homebound while also inspiring forever families for pets from local shelters and rescues. Find all details at care4paws.org/holidaydrive and please join facebook.com/events/1056763691537828. Avalan, Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Chrissie's Fund, Montecito Bank & Trust, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, La Cumbre Animal Hospital, and Damitz Brooks Nightingale Turner Morrisset.
Yesterday just before we filled our last dog kennel at our Santa Maria shelter we put out a plea for help. Our community and rescue partners immediately responded and for that we are so grateful. Seven animals went to loving forever homes yesterday including two longtimer dogs (thats Gru pictured!) and a pair of bunnies! Animal shelters across the country, including every animal welfare organization in Santa Barbara county, are filling up with homeless animals. If you’ve been considering adopting or fostering, now is a wonderful time to help out your local shelter. Today begins our Saturday walk-in hours. From 12-4 each Saturday at Animal Services and BUNS Santa Barbara] no appointment is needed to come meet your new furry family members. Today is also day two of our Let Freedom Ring promotion with Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS) and ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program in an effort to get as many of our deserving animals into homes as possible over the next week. Through Friday November 12th not only are adoption fees waived for animals over six months, but reclaim fees are waived for everyone too. We’re here to help. We can’t wait to see you!
If you didn't get a chance to come out last Saturday to browse through our fantastic yard sale items, come to the Earl Warren Showgrounds Swap Meet tomorrow between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. I'll be there with a lot of items - pet stuff, designer clothing, household items, artwork and much, much more! All proceeds benefit ASAP cats and kittens!
Hello ASAP Working Cats, I'm a volunteer/foster for DREAM Animal rescue. Last July, we rescued a feral mama, Shayla, and her four 4 month old kittens. We thought we would be able to socialize the mom because she would eat our of our hands, but after all this time, it is becoming clear that she cannot be socialized. Her kittens were all placed after a lot of work to socialize them. Shayla is not aggressive, she just won't let people touch her. She is preventing us from saving other cats. Last night, I got a call from an irresponsible owner who has 3 pregnant females and wants help. I can't help her because Shayla is in the room where I usually put pregnant mama cats. Your rescue was recommended as a possible place to get help for the mama Shayla. She is about 5 years old and survived outside for 4 years, but now she has been in my office for almost a year, so we don't feel it would be safe to put her back where she was. The people who had been feeding her moved out of that house, and there are tons of coyotes in the area. Do you have a possible placement for our beautiful cat? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.