The Cat’s Meow needs homes for cats, kittens


The Cat’s Meow has 60 adult cats and 40 kittens at its adoption center, 2211 N. Mesquite St. There are 50 cats and kittens in foster homes and a waiting list. In 2023 to date, The Cat’s Meow has taken in 40 adult cats and about 400 kittens and has paid tens of thousands of dollars in veterinarian bills.

Acdording to the organization’s newsletter, many of the kittens that come into the facility have upper respiratory infections and weak immune systems.

“We try to take care of them in-house but all too often they are critical and need veterinary care,” the newsletter said. “Kittens are extremely fragile especially those born outside to feral moms. Even the healthy ones need three rounds of upper respiratory vaccines as well as rabies vaccines, spay/neuter and microchips.

The Cat’s Meow is entirely volunteer-based and relies on volunteers “to keep saving cats and kittens.

Here are items from The Cat’s Meow’s wish list:

  • Food: Grilled tuna feast, grilled salmon feast, grilled turkey and giblets feast, liver and chicken pate, turkey and giblets pate, chopped grill page; kitten food: Fancy Feast tender chicken feast, tender turkey feast.
  • Dry food: Kittens: Purina Kitten Chow Nurture Muscle and Brain Development; adult cats: Iams Proactive Health Sensitive Digestion and Skin, Rachel Ray Nutrish Real Chicken and Brown Rice.
  • Cat litter: adult cat: Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Clay Multi-Cat Clumping Litter unscented; kitten: Naturally Fresh Multi-Cat Clumping Litter.
  • Misc.: No-splash bleach, latex gloves (extra-large), Clorox spray bottle cleaner, gallon-size freezer zip-lock bags, Scrubbing Bubbles spray cleaner, Down Ultra Platinum dishwashing liquid.

You can also make a cash donation at

The Cat’s Meow is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Call 575-640-0011.