Alaska Cat Adoption Team (ACAT) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit feline rescue. We take in homeless and unwanted kittens and their mothers, and find them great homes.
Some of these kittens come from homes where their people simply failed to get the mothers spayed. When that happens, we offer to help spay the mother cat so there are no more “oops” litters. We also collect a deposit on all unaltered, young kittens we place to help make sure the kittens never become breeding animals. We alter mother cats we rehome and older kittens at about 4 to 5 months of age, as recommended by most Alaska veterinarians.
But some of our kittens had much different beginnings. We take in kittens from a variety of desperate situations — abandoned and lost kittens, kittens whose mother died, ill and injured kittens, kittens from cat colonies and hoarder situations where they will be lucky to survive their first month of life, and kittens in jeopardy at local animal shelters.
We provide safe, loving foster homes for the felines while they look for their new forever homes. The kitties are given vaccinations, dewormings and other medical care as needed. We don’t confine ACAT kitties to cages; cages are only used where necessary. They live in our homes with us, interacting with the members of each foster family, including the four-footed family members. They learn what it is like to be loving, family pets even before they move into their permanent homes.
We do all this because of a group of caring, giving volunteers who are willing to spend their time and money helping cats. There is no paid staff, and our volunteers shoulder some of the expenses of caring for the kitties themselves. We have homed hundreds of kitties since we began in early 2010.
We have no government funding. We charge adoption fees to help cover some of our costs. Donations help make up the difference.
At the same time we are helping save and place kitties, we are educating the public about the need to spay and neuter their pets. We have ongoing public information efforts to promote altering. We participate in a variety of events each year to promote spay-neuter. We also have ACAT merchandise that hawks our spay-neuter message.
We invite you to be a member of our team by volunteering, donating or adopting.
NEW: You can support ACAT when you shop without spending an extra dime! Please list ACAT as your nonprofit when you shop with Smile Amazon.com online or at Fred Meyer stores. Like great articles on rescued pets? List ACAT as your rescue of choice when you subscribe to the magazine Rescue Me.
Do you want to surprise someone special with a kitten or cat on a special occasion or holiday? ACAT reminds potential adopters that kittens and cats are not "gifts" but new family members. If you would like a gift certificate that allows your loved one to help pick out the new furry family member, those can be personalized on request. Email us for details.