January – March Check-In

The first three months of the year have officially come and gone and spring is here! We wanted to share a few highlights from the first quarter of 2024.

Adoptions: 10 cats and kittens have found their forever homes so far this year, bringing our overall total since opening in June 2021 to 153 adoptions as of March 31st.

Current Residents: We have 12 cats living in the lounge right now: Charlotte, Dotty, Hanna, Noah, Pepper, Princess, Sassy (being adopted 4/11/24), Sizzle, Sophie, Spencer, Spice, and Star (being adopted 4/9/24). Princess has been with us the longest (14 months) and is also our oldest kitty (around 13+ years old). We have 5 kittens in foster who we pulled from the Apple Valley shelter: Catrina, Greycie, Harry Pawter, Ravenpaw, and Ron Whiskerley. They are roughly 9-10 weeks old and will be spayed/neutered once they hit 3 pounds. They are not yet available for adoption.

Lounge Improvements: We had safety film applied to the inside of all the front windows to increase their strength in the event of an earthquake or malicious intent on the part of a human. We also bought new cushions that were custom fit to the benches in the lounge. We replaced the original gray rugs with new blue rugs.

Medical Expenses: We helped Freya with two teeth extractions. During a vet exam for another reason it was found that she had two old fractures and we learned that those teeth needed to be removed. Freya healed well and is now living with her forever family! We also purchased more flea treatments, dewormers, and vaccines.

Volunteers: We have roughly 20 dedicated volunteers, including many who volunteer multiple times each week! Thanks to Jackie, Al, Robin, Brian, Shannon, Donna, Kay, Dani, Michele, Michael, Barbara, Bryant, Laura, Jennifer R., Jen F., Karla, Veaya, Marnae, Maddy, Beverly, and Melanie.

Food and Litter Donations: We have had roughly $2246 worth of food and litter donated so far this year! These donations help immensely and allow us to use the money the lounge brings in to cover rent, utilities, Internet, insurance, security, and vet bills.

TNR Support: Through front desk jar donations we have raised $164 so far this year to help local volunteer trappers with the crucial work they are doing to help curb the overpopulation of cats and reduce suffering. We have also donated dry and wet food for them to use when trapping and share with the kind-hearted people who will continue to feed the feral cats on their property.

VC Star Awards

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Did you know we were voted as a favorite non-profit organization in Ventura County earlier this year? We were also one of the county’s favorite pet adoption centers, family amusement, and pet stores, too! We appreciate the community’s support and recognition.

December Newsletter

Adoptions: One more cat found their home since our last newsletter. Congratulations to Tofu! You can see all of the lucky adopted kitties on our Success Stories page. We have had 47 adoptions this year so far.


Featured CatPepper is about 6 months old. She spent some time in a foster home where she warmed up to her foster mom, but the lounge has been overwhelming at times and she has had a harder time being appreciated by visitors. She presents as timid and cautious but we know once she’s finally home she’ll be a sweetheart to her chosen person. She rolls over for tummy rubs and purrs away! She plays with the other kittens and loves to cuddle with Spice and Sizzle.

You can learn more about Pepper and the other cats and kittens we’re housing at the lounge on our Available Cats page. 

Fundraising and Events: Last month we launched our holiday market in our lobby shop for holiday shopping so please keep us in mind for unique and handmade gifts this year. 

The lounge will have some modified hours as we look ahead to the holidays. We will have extended hours on Friday, December 22nd, from 10am – 5pm. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, December 23-24.

Humble Ask

Adoptions have slowed down over the past few months which means income has also been a little bit lower. We are proud to care for the lounge cats as we would care for our very own and we hope you will consider Cassie’s Cats for a contribution. All donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID 84-4170318) and we are 100% volunteer-based. All money raised goes back to caring for the cats and maintaining their space. 

It is because of generosity that we can help cats like Fabienne and Princess as well as underage kittens who need to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, etc., and keep all of the lounge cats safe, healthy, and happy, too! Visits to the lounge help fund some of what we do but those visits don’t cover everything. Donations of food and litter also help; we use at least 200 pounds of cat litter every month and easily go through a case of wet kitten food every 4 days or so.

Every donation helps and we are grateful for the support and love from our community of cat lovers. If you would like to donate, please check out our Donate page.

We also have Amazon and Chewy wishlists for in-kind donations of foodlitter, etc.

From Jennifer, the volunteers, and especially the cats, thank you for your continued support! www.cassiescatsandkittens.org