Kitty Corner is our popular on-site, free roam cat shelter where potential adopters can spend time with the cats in a relaxed, living room-like environment and find the cat that best suits their lifestyle.
These cats are able to free-roam throughout Kitty Corner at all times, lounging in the sun and sprawling out on comfy beds, cat towers, chairs and perches.
Why do we feel this endeavor is so important?
Simply put, until animal overpopulation is under control, many loving animals will continue to find themselves without a home. In particular, during kitten season, many wonderful adult cats are overlooked for smaller, newborn kittens and consequently, as kittens flood public shelters, adult cats are often euthanized due to lack of space and high competition. While Animal Services tries very hard to find homes for them all, the sheer number of animals surrendered makes this a very difficult feat. In addition, the current economy has meant that many more domesticated, friendly companion animals are surrendered while their families struggle to make ends meet.
In order to help animals in need within our own county, CCHS opened Kitty Corner in March, 2010. It is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a rescue organization and a public shelter within Contra Costa County that provides off-site, free-roam space for shelter cats. Once properly vetted, cats who may be at risk of running out of time at Animal Services come to Kitty Corner, where they stay until they’re adopted. All of these cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and are ready to go to their new home!
Interested in meeting one of our Kitty Corner cats?
If you are interested in meeting any of the Kitty Corner cats available at CCHS, please view our available cats (please note that not all cats listed reside in Kitty Corner; some are in foster homes. Each cat is specifically noted with location.). Our adoptions and meet and greets are by appointment only. Please fill out an application for a cat that you are interested in (only one application is needed if interested in multiple cats). After we review all applications you will be contacted by our Programs Manager or Adoption Counselor to set up a meet and greet if we feel that your application fits the best needs for the animal.
If you do not see a cat that fits your needs, please view other cats available for adoption at Contra Costa County Animal Services (www.ccasd.org).
Interested in volunteering at or donating to Kitty Corner?
If you are interested in volunteering with Kitty Corner to help clean and socialize, please complete a volunteer application
If you are interested in making a donation to Kitty Corner, financial donations are appreciated, as are any of the following supplies:
- New or slightly-used clean & disinfected cat towers
- Nulo dry cat food (all flavors)
- All brands of canned wet food (non-prescription, please)
- World’s Best Cat Litter (red bag for multi cat)
- Unused cat toys