Getting Involved in Ventura County

While you may not see it there is a cat overpopulation problem in Ventura County. Too many unaltered cats are allowed to have way too many kittens and there is not enough space to take them all in. If you would like to be a part of the solution there are ways you can help. Two of the biggest ways to make an impact? Learning to trap/fix/return and learning to foster.

Here are some links to organizations around Ventura County with ways you can get involved!

Fostering with Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC in Ojai)
Feral cat program at HSVC – this page also lists additional resources for trapping and fixing feral cats

Fostering with Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS in Camarillo)
TNR program at VCAS (scroll down)

Volunteering at Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC in Santa Paula) – they don’t have a specific foster or TNR page but they always need help with both!

Trapping with Ventura County Feline Trap & Rescue – a two-person team as of this writing

Trapping with Cats Cradle Rescue (Ventura) – they have traps to lend (they may need fosters, too!)

There are more cats being born than there are homes. Combine that with people giving up their cats for various reasons and there simply isn’t enough space in our local shelter system to care for all of the cats and kittens who need it. We need more trapping and fixing as well as more fosters, especially in summer but really, all year long.

Yoga with Cats July 16

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We have another Yoga with Cats session coming up on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The class will be 60 minutes and your fee includes 30 minutes of free time with the cats. 18 years and up, and please bring your own yoga mat, towel, or blanket.

Please reserve online HERE.

CPK Fundraiser 7/19/23

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We are grateful to California Pizza Kitchen in Ventura for hosting a fundraiser for us on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. You can show the flyer, mention Cassie’s Cats, or use code BACK20% when you order online that day. Good 11am-9pm at CPK at 3301 E. Main St., Ventura.

New Glitter Stickers!

Since we opened back in 2021, we have used Sticker Mule for the logo stickers we sell at the lounge. We’ve purchased round, oval, die cut, and labels, as well as vinyl window clings, and we have been pleased with everything we’ve gotten from them. Their newest sticker is a glittery creation and we love it! The glitter stickers are a fun new addition to what we offer at the front desk and perfect for water bottles, phone cases, laptops, and anywhere else you like to stick those stickers. These are great quality stickers that hold up well.

Celebrating Our Second Anniversary

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The lounge officially opened for public visits on June 2, 2021, so this Friday marks our second anniversary! We will have balloons outside and sparkling cider inside and we hope to see many visitors this weekend to help us celebrate.

Since opening we have had 123 adoptions, and we are currently caring for 12 more cats and kittens. Our oldest cats have included Sadie, Jacob, and Princess. Our longest resident is currently Link, having arrived in January of this year. Our longest resident ever was Rachel, adopted after 16 months at the lounge. Our volunteer roster hovers around 20 regular volunteers plus a few more who can fill in here and there. On any given week these volunteers are donating roughly 30-35 hours of their time, and Jennifer is at the lounge an additional 30-35 hours as well. In addition we have volunteers who bring filtered water for the cats, run fundraisers on Facebook, make recycling and thrift store runs, help repair and install things, do laundry, foster cats and kittens, drive cats to medical appointments, and more.

We hope you’ll stop by! Every dollar we raise through visits, adoptions, shopping, and donations goes straight toward helping the cats and maintaining this unique space for them in Ventura.