ASAP Cats

ASAP Cats Our mission is to save lives of cats in Santa Barbara County! linktr.ee/asapcats
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ASAP Cats (Animal Shelter Assistance Program) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization caring for the homeless cats and kittens of Santa Barbara County.

We are 🚨URGENTLY🚨 looking for volunteers who'd like to help out on our Wednesday afternoon shifts. Volunteering at ASAP ...
01/08/2024

We are 🚨URGENTLY🚨 looking for volunteers who'd like to help out on our Wednesday afternoon shifts. Volunteering at ASAP is a fantastic way to spend your time if you love cats and kittens! Volunteering with us involves cat care such as cat socializing, general cleaning, feeding, and more 🤩

Shift options:
🐾 Wednesdays 12:00pm - 3:00pm
🐾 Wednesdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm

If you're interested, please click the link in our bio and fill out the google form regarding your interest! Please spread the word by sharing this post and tagging all of your fellow feline lovers 🐈

🎉 Exciting news! Our shelter doors are now OPEN on Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm 🕐 Bring your friends and family to cele...
01/05/2024

🎉 Exciting news! Our shelter doors are now OPEN on Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm 🕐 Bring your friends and family to celebrate Friday and party with the cool cats 🥳 Whether you're looking to adopt a furry friend or just want to spend some quality time with our adorable residents, Fridays are the purrfect day to visit. 🏡✨

Spread the word, tag your cat-loving pals, and visit us at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Can't make it during our regular hours? Make an appointment on our website asapcats.org (link in bio)! 🐾

Meet Lincoln and Cadillac, a bonded pair of Tiny Lion graduates 👨‍🎓 A Tiny Lion is a kitten that is under-socialized, mo...
01/03/2024

Meet Lincoln and Cadillac, a bonded pair of Tiny Lion graduates 👨‍🎓 A Tiny Lion is a kitten that is under-socialized, most likely due to being born outside and not having any human contact. Our awesome ASAP team use time, patience, and a calm approach to gain the kittens trust. They use a specific set of procedures to get the kittens to eventually seek out attention. It is a very rewarding experience seeing these little kittens go from being terrified and hissing at us to sitting on our laps and purring and sending them off to a home 😻 Lincoln and Cadillac are now ready to find their furever home!

Here's what their foster family has to say about them:

"Lincoln and Cadillac are amazing kittens, we absolutely adore having them around. They are two of the funniest kittens we have fostered! Lincoln is extremely affectionate, very much a lap cat, and if anyone else is getting pets he will politely request some by barging his way underneath your hand. He loves to cuddle, especially if he gets a fuzzy blanket to make biscuits on! While Cadillac might not be a lap cat, he does love his pets. The fact he can be a little bit ‘hard to get’ for affection makes the times where he comes up squeaking for attention all the sweeter 🤗 They are adorably clumsy for kittens, due at least in part to their very fluffy paws that prevent them from getting good traction on hard surfaces. They have kept us thoroughly entertained skidding around on the hardwood floors and reenacting the Mufasa scene off cat trees 😹 While neither of them is particularly graceful, Cadillac is especially goofy and often tries jumping to places he can’t quite reach. While they will of course need time to settle into their new home, they both were quite keen to get out and start exploring when they first arrived. Despite being such an attention hog, Lincoln can be a little shy while meeting new folks but quickly warms up to his affectionate self. They have both gotten along great with our resident cat. Whoever adopts them will be a very lucky owner to have two great kittens 💕"

If you're interested in adopting Lincoln and Cadillac, please fill out an application at asapcats.org!

Meet our Featured Feline of the Week: Kitty! 🐾 Kitty is an 11 year old Domestic Shorthair. According to her foster paren...
12/28/2023

Meet our Featured Feline of the Week: Kitty! 🐾 Kitty is an 11 year old Domestic Shorthair. According to her foster parent, Kitty is more than just cute; she's incredibly loving and adores being the center of attention! Whether you're working on a project or simply relaxing, she is always eager to keep you company. Kitty is your purr-fect companion! 😻 She thrives on affection and loves nothing more than being petted and snuggling up with her humans. Kitty is a talkative little chatterbox and is always ready to engage in a heartwarming conversation with anyone who's willing to listen. Kitty would thrive in a home with a big, loving family that can shower her with the attention she craves. However, she should be the only feline princess in the household, as she prefers to be the center of your world 👑

If you'd like to welcome Kitty into your heart and home, please fill out an application at asapcats.org! 💞 Come by our shelter to meet all our other cats at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p.

❄🐱 It's the final day of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers 🐱❄Meet Mr. Thomas, the affectionate little lovebug, who will be the ...
12/23/2023

❄🐱 It's the final day of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers 🐱❄

Meet Mr. Thomas, the affectionate little lovebug, who will be the first to say something when it’s food time 😹 He’s super playful and will often carry his toys over to you when it’s time to play! He enjoys being around people and loves a good pet, a head scratch, and even a brush. He’ll chat your ear off if you let him!

Thomas:
❄ 9 years old
❄ Domestic Shorthair

Thomas is currently in a foster home so if you're interested in adopting Thomas please fill out an application on our website at asapcats.org 🐾

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is almost over, but we have a couple kitties to go! ✨Often sneaking in the shadows, Marius ...
12/22/2023

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is almost over, but we have a couple kitties to go! ✨

Often sneaking in the shadows, Marius likes to hide until he’s used to his surroundings. He likes to hang out in low places, finding makeshift caves under beds and blankets — but a good piece of chicken is enough to send him running your way! 😹 Marius will flop on his back if you give him pets, and he loves to hang on beds or anywhere that smells like his people. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to a soft headbutt from this little guy!

Marius:
❄️ 5 years old
❄️ Domestic Shorthair

Marius is currently in a foster home, so if you're interested in adopting him please fill out an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

📢 Our phones are down at our shelter! Voicemails can be left and will be returned as we can, but otherwise if you need t...
12/21/2023

📢 Our phones are down at our shelter! Voicemails can be left and will be returned as we can, but otherwise if you need to reach us please come to the shelter during our business hours or call SB County Animal Services, at 833-422-8413 for emergencies.

We hope you and your feline friends are staying safe in the storm 🌧

❄ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues on! ❄Lovely Leonard loves a good neck scratch – and loves brushing even more! Aft...
12/21/2023

❄ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues on! ❄

Lovely Leonard loves a good neck scratch – and loves brushing even more! After a long time on the streets, we are still helping him get his good looks back – and though he may have some battle scars, you can rest assured that he has a heart of gold 💛 His regal presence brings plenty of calm, although he is quite the talker and is not afraid to speak his mind!

Leonard:
❄ 3 years old
❄ Domestic Medium Hair

Visit Leonard at our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

❄ Today's cat for 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is Layla! ❄Layla is the princess of the shelter 👑 With her fluffy tail and ...
12/20/2023

❄ Today's cat for 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is Layla! ❄

Layla is the princess of the shelter 👑 With her fluffy tail and fabulous attitude, she enjoys strutting around and showing off her elegance. Fond of the occasional pets and brush time, Layla likes being around people who will give her praise. Definitely a fan of Words of Affirmation (as well as treats)!

Layla:
❄ 3 years old
❄ Domestic Medium Hair

If you'd like to meet this little princess then stop on by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

🐱 Another day of the 12 Days of Winter Whiskers 🐱Our sweet Siamese, Sue is super mellow. Her ideal holiday would be spen...
12/19/2023

🐱 Another day of the 12 Days of Winter Whiskers 🐱

Our sweet Siamese, Sue is super mellow. Her ideal holiday would be spent on a warm lap with some treats ☺️ She’s fond of lazing about, especially if your home has a sun spot on something comfy. While she takes time to warm up to her people, once she trusts you, her heart is yours!

Sue
❄ 3 years old
❄ Siamese/Domestic Shorthair

Sue would love if you came to our shelter to meet her and maybe adopt her 👀 so swing on by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

✨ Today's featured cat of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is, Bubba! ✨Bubba is the definition of a lap cat. He LOVES getting ...
12/18/2023

✨ Today's featured cat of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers is, Bubba! ✨

Bubba is the definition of a lap cat. He LOVES getting brushed and is very friendly and affectionate. While he may appear shy at first, his outgoing side comes out in no time. Simply offer him your hand and see for yourself how kind our sweet Bubba is!

Bubba:
❄ 8 years old
❄ Domestic Shorthair

If you're interested in adopting Bubba, please fill out an application at asapcats.org 🐾

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues ✨Shadow is our funny, fluffy girl! A certifiable ball of fluff that simply adores...
12/17/2023

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues ✨

Shadow is our funny, fluffy girl! A certifiable ball of fluff that simply adores getting pets, she loves to lounge around her humans. She’s fond of people watching and cuddling, however she does not enjoy being with other cats – though she will tolerate them if they let her be (though she would prefer a home all to herself).

Shadow
❄ 12 years old
❄ Domestic Shorthair

If you're interested in meeting Shadow, visit our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

Our shelter will be closed to the public from Saturday December 23rd through Monday December 25th and Sunday December 31...
12/17/2023

Our shelter will be closed to the public from Saturday December 23rd through Monday December 25th and Sunday December 31st through Sunday December 31st to January 1st so hold are your kitty needs until before or after those dates! 😹

We hope you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and feline friends 💗 🐾

❄ Another day of Winter Whiskers! ❄Looking to be a superhero this holiday season? Allow us to introduce: Krypton! Our bi...
12/16/2023

❄ Another day of Winter Whiskers! ❄

Looking to be a superhero this holiday season? Allow us to introduce: Krypton! Our big, lovable boy, Krypton loves nothing more than lumbering around with his humans. The largest lap cat you could ever want, he adores his fair share of head pets and a nice, gentle brush. He’ll talk to you for hours about Batman vs. Superman (just don’t be surprised if it mostly sounds like “Meow”)!

Krypton:
❄ 5 years old
❄ Domestic Longhair

If you'd like to meet and adopt Krypton, stop by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 9311 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues! ✨Meet Obi! Obi is a man who knows what he wants and will vocalize it 😹 He enjoys...
12/15/2023

✨ 12 Days of Winter Whiskers continues! ✨

Meet Obi! Obi is a man who knows what he wants and will vocalize it 😹 He enjoys the occasional head rub and tends to lumber around, doing whatever he would like to do. Although he takes his time warming up to new visitors, once he trusts you, he loves you! He's surprisingly fast for a big boy, so break out the toys and he'll happily bound around.

Obi:
❄️ 7 years old
❄️ Domestic Shorthair

Obi is patiently waiting for you to visit him at our shelter so come on by at at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

This holiday season our feline residents have their faaavorite toy on their wishlists! They absolutely love the KONG Act...
12/15/2023

This holiday season our feline residents have their faaavorite toy on their wishlists! They absolutely love the KONG Active Treat Ball Cat Toy and they are dreaming of having some new ones to play with 🥺 Want to make their holiday season in the shelter a little more pleasant? Please donate one of these toys to our shelter so our cats can have some fun! These toys are great at keeping our cats busy, healthy and happy as they have fun and unpredictable movements that keep them engaged, plus they get a lil' treat 😺

If you'd like to donate one of these toys to our kitties, we have a link in our bio that will take you to where you can purchase and have it shipped to our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 💞

✨ It's day 3 of the 12 Days of Winter Whiskers ✨Meet Nami 😻 Nami loves to play all day! She’s highly fond of tennis ball...
12/14/2023

✨ It's day 3 of the 12 Days of Winter Whiskers ✨

Meet Nami 😻 Nami loves to play all day! She’s highly fond of tennis balls, and she likes to be where "her people" are. While she doesn’t mind being held, she will likely get distracted by something she sees and want to go get it – she’ll let you know with an adorable, high-pitched “meow!” She LOVES chin scratches (easiest way to turn on the purrs).

Nami:
❄️ 1 year old
❄️ Domestic Medium Hair

Nami is currently enjoying the comforts of a foster home, so if you are interested in meeting her please fill out an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

🐱 It's another day of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers! 🐱A kitty by many names, Biscuit (formerly Cotton (formerly Lionel)) de...
12/13/2023

🐱 It's another day of 12 Days of Winter Whiskers! 🐱

A kitty by many names, Biscuit (formerly Cotton (formerly Lionel)) decided that the Working Cat life wasn’t for him, and now he’s ready to be with his people! He likes to be around humans – preferably on a lap or sitting/sleeping nearby – and he is perfectly cuddly (especially when treats are involved). Not only is he highly intelligent and playful, the dashing 8-year-old is the purrfect gentleman at mealtimes and around the litter box.

Biscuit:
❄️ 8 years old
❄️ Domestic Shorthair

Biscuit is currently at a foster home so if you're interested in meeting him, please fill out an application at asapcats.org! 🐾

✨ It's time for 12 Days of Winter Whiskers! ✨The best way to start the holidays is with a little bit of SNOW! ☃️ While s...
12/12/2023

✨ It's time for 12 Days of Winter Whiskers! ✨

The best way to start the holidays is with a little bit of SNOW! ☃️ While she isn't a fan of other cats (we recommend no other cats in the household), she enjoys being around humans. Feel free to give her the occasional chin rub or head pets but be sure to respect her boundaries and her personal bubble. She'll surely walk over to you to permit some pets in no time 😸

Snow:
❄️ 3 years old
❄️ Domestic Shorthair

Snow is back to being our lobby cat, while her foster is out of town for the holidays, so come by our shelter to meet her! She's patiently waiting her forever home. Maybe you're her purrfect match? Stop by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org 🐾

Still have some holiday shopping to do? We've got you covered! Stop by our yard sale THIS Saturday, December 16th, to fi...
12/11/2023

Still have some holiday shopping to do? We've got you covered! Stop by our yard sale THIS Saturday, December 16th, to find the purrfect gifts for your loved ones and feline friends 🛍 We'll have a wide variety of items to choose from, such as home goods, pet toys and accessories, tools, travel items, glassware, jewlery, and much more! Every penny we make goes to the care of our cats 😻

ALSO, remember our ✨ $20 adoption promotion ✨ is still going on through this month so swing by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org 🐾

Thank you to the girl scouts of Troop 55505 for visiting our shelter and kitties! As a part of their bronze service awar...
12/08/2023

Thank you to the girl scouts of Troop 55505 for visiting our shelter and kitties! As a part of their bronze service award, they identified helping shelter animals as their main goal 🤩 They took the time to learn about adoption and what ASAP does, interact with our cats, and create some artwork to help promote our cats and shelter and to educate their school community about adoption! Swipe left to see some of their incredible artwork 🎨 Troop 55505, your commitment to making a positive impact in our community is truly commendable, and we are so grateful to have had you visit us and our cats 😸

Grab your favorite cozy blanket and hot cocoa because we're offering $20 adoptions this December to celebrate the holida...
12/07/2023

Grab your favorite cozy blanket and hot cocoa because we're offering $20 adoptions this December to celebrate the holiday season! Visit our shelter to find the perfect feline friend to cuddle up with next to the fireplace this season 🤗 If you're not ready to adopt, consider fostering a cat and giving them a break from the shelter!

Why fostering is amazing:

💆‍♀️ The shelter can be stressful for cats so being in a home, even if temporary, gives their nerves a much needed break
📋 It gives us a chance to learn more about their personality and behavior! Information about how a cat interacts in a home helps us provide more information to potential adopters and find them their purrfect forever home
📸 You can help find them a happy ending by taking photos and videos of your foster cat and share them with us so we can find interested adopters

Visit our shelter at at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org 🌟 To foster, please fill out a foster application on our website!

This week's Featured Feline of the week is a sweet 1 year old Domestic Shorthair named Nami ✨ Nami loves to be around "h...
12/06/2023

This week's Featured Feline of the week is a sweet 1 year old Domestic Shorthair named Nami ✨ Nami loves to be around "her people" and is more than happy to be held. However, beware of her curious nature! Nami might get distracted by something intriguing and decide it's time to ditch you and go explore. Her current favorite pastime? Chasing after a tennis ball 🎾 Nami is not just a playful companion; she's also a great listener and an expert secret keeper 🤫 Mealtime is when she truly shines with sweetness. Her affectionate side comes out, and she'll shower you with love while eagerly awaiting her meal. Chin scratches are the key to unlocking the full potential of Nami's purr 😻

Nami is waiting to bring love, laughter, and a touch of playfulness to her forever home! If you're interested in Nami, please fill out an application on our website asapcats.org (link in our bio) as she is currently in a foster home 🏡

Vino the working cat took a quick break from his jam packed schedule of searching, stalking, and hunting to say meow to ...
12/04/2023

Vino the working cat took a quick break from his jam packed schedule of searching, stalking, and hunting to say meow to an ol' pal from our ASAP team! Mary, our awesome Working Cats Program Director, stopped by in Arroyo Grande where Vino placed as a working cat for the property in 2022. He has been thriving there ever since and enjoys spending his days hunting and sunbathing on the vineyard. Don't we all want to live on a vineyard?! 😹🍷

If you'd like to employ a working cat or two of your own, please fill out a Working Cats application on our website, link in our bio! 🐾

It's 🎉 Friday 🎉 and we're celebrating that with a Happy Tails story! Our ASAP alum Diana, now named Bambi, is absolutely...
12/01/2023

It's 🎉 Friday 🎉 and we're celebrating that with a Happy Tails story! Our ASAP alum Diana, now named Bambi, is absolutely enjoying her time in her new home with her new family 👏 Bambi was a little shy initially when while she was at our shelter, but by the looks of it, she is warming up just fine to her family 😻 Every decision to adopt not only changes a cat's life, but also creates space for us to rescue and care for more cats in need.

There are many more cats at our shelter and in foster patiently waiting for their forever homes. If you'd like to meet our adoptable kitties, please swing by our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org!

Our kitties and our entire team at ASAP are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity and immense support we receive...
11/30/2023

Our kitties and our entire team at ASAP are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity and immense support we received from our community this past Giving Tuesday! Thanks to your continuous support, together we were able to raise $7,573.62! Your generosity allows us to keep our shelter doors open. Every dollar helps us achieve our mission of saving the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach 😻

Meet Zeus, our Featured Feline of the Week 😻 Zeus is an adoptable 2 year old male Domestic Shorthair! He's currently enj...
11/29/2023

Meet Zeus, our Featured Feline of the Week 😻 Zeus is an adoptable 2 year old male Domestic Shorthair! He's currently enjoying the comforts of his foster family's home. Here's what they have to say about Zeus:

"Zeus is a sweet boy! He was timid at first but warmed up to us and got along well immediately with our daughter's kitten who visited on weekends. He was very playful with the kitten running around and chasing cat toys. He also loves my hairbands and moves them all around the house, tossing them in the air and catching them. He is 100% litterbox trained without any spraying. He is working on using the cat scratching post and was redirectable off of other items. Very much still has kitten playfulness. At least twice daily comes up to me for pets, kneading on the floor next to me, purring, lets me brush him, and the rest of the time is independent and keeps himself entertained, or naps under my bed. Loves dinner time and will remind me with meows! Still a little anxious with new situations, but warming up over time."

If you think Zeus could be the purr-fect addition to your home, please fill out an adoption application on our website asapcats.org (link in our bio)! 🐾

11/27/2023

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and we’re reaching out to our generous community to make a difference in the lives of our feline friends! 🌟 Your support has been vital to our mission of providing love, medical and behavioral care, and forever homes for our adorable kitty residents and kitties of Santa Barbara County.

How can you make a paw-sitive impact this Giving Tuesday?

🐾 Donate: Every dollar makes a difference! Your contributions go directly towards the health, well-being, and happiness of our kitties. You can donate directly on our website, link in our bio!

🐾 Shop our Amazon Wishlist: Our Amazon Wishlist is compiled of items we use frequently at our shelter and items can be shipped directly to our shelter! Click the link in our bio to view our Amazon Wishlist.

🐾 Share: Share this reel with all your kitty loving friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors!

Meet our Featured Feline of the week, Terra! 🥺 Terra is a tiny kitten with a HUGE personality! She is fearless and super...
11/24/2023

Meet our Featured Feline of the week, Terra! 🥺 Terra is a tiny kitten with a HUGE personality! She is fearless and super playful, trying to wrestle her siblings even though they always beat her since she is so much smaller than them. She is also very dramatic, definitely letting her siblings know when they are too rough. Terra is really friendly and you can easily win her over with a treat (she loves food!) 😸 She has vampire tendencies and may try to playfully bite your hand, but she does not have a malicious bone in her body, and you can always distract her with a toy. Terra is adorably fluffy and soft and is quick to purr. She was the first of her litter to try things, first to explore, and first to snuggle 💗

If you're interested in adopting Terra, please visit our shelter at 5473 Overpass Rd. #101 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 1p-4p and Saturday 11a-3p, or make an appointment by completing an application at asapcats.org 🐾 PLUS, don't forget we'll be having our Black Caturday adoption event and yard sale on Saturday, November 25th from 10am - 3pm!

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5473 Overpass Road Unit 101
Santa Barbara, CA
93111

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

(805) 683-3368

Website

http://linktr.ee/asapcats

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