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We are so proud to be a Jackson Pick---just one of a few---and when you shop at his store, you can also make a donation to Shadow Cats. We'll receive 100% of any donation made on this site.
CLICK HERE or go to the Gifts that Give More on his storefront.


Welcome to Shadow Cats!

Shadow Cats is a rescue dedicated to the care of our current resident population of ill, immune compromised, injured and senior cats. We are not a shelter and do not accept animals for surrender or adoption. We promote Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) as the most humane and effective means to control the community cat population. We provide information and resources to spay or neuter community cats. We do not trap cats for you, but we provide you with the resource information to help solve cat issues. We recommend networking with family members, church members, neighborhood associations, no kill shelters, rescue organizations whose mission is adoption in
order to place social cats or kittens. Please go to our Resource page to find specific information that may help your particular situation. 

In loving memory of Freckles


Looking for your new best friend? 
At Shadow Cats you’ll find “The One”. 
Meet our kitties looking for a fur-ever home! 


Amplify Austin 2016 is almost here!

Please join Shadow Cats for Amplify Austin:
24 Hours of Giving on Tuesday, March 8th at 6pm!

This 24 hour period of online giving for Shadow Cats begins
at 6pm on March 8th
--but you don’t have to wait until then--you can

pre-schedule your donations today!

This is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Shadow Cats and this year your contributions will make an even greater impact.
We have Match Angels* who are matching funds up to $10K that will double every pre-scheduled donation!

Our goal is to raise funds during this 24 hour period for the monthly costs of providing care to
special needs cats at the Sanctuary and for ill or injured community cats.

Your support has enabled Shadow Cats to sterilize and vaccinate over 7,000 community cats, feed over 200 community cats each day and provide a safety net for special-needs cats. Our One Life Fund - a donor designated fund - allows us to help cats nationally. In 2015, we were able to impact over 125 cats in high kill shelters across the country by providing funds toward veterinary care.

We are grateful for your support and the impact you allow us to have on those most in need.
Please help us make this year our biggest and best year ever for the cats--please help us continue
to be the safety net for the most at-risk cats among us.

To watch the real time action when everything goes LIVE on March 8th at 6pm and to see how your dollars are helping us meet our mission you can watch the Leaderboard here.

*If you would like to become a Match Angel in any amount or if you have any questions,
please email Sheila.


We are so excited to announce that we are the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the ASPCA for the project: Hospice and Sanctuary Care for Special Needs Cats, Made Possible by Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA.

An amazing cat has teamed up again with the ASPCA to support a cause close to her heart – animals with special needs. A true kitty hero, BUB is using her fame to be a voice for cats and dogs, especially those who need some extra help. Since Lil BUB’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA was created in February 2014, more than $125,000 (and counting!) has been raised to help special needs animals across the country.


We are delighted to receive a donation for the second year in a row from Austin's Friends of the Forest Foundation!  Every year, this non-profit organization hosts a city-wide birthday party in the park for Eeyore, the depressed little donkey from the book, Winnie the Pooh.  Proceeds from the party are donated to local charities and we were one of the lucky few in 2015.  Thank you, Friends of the Forest, and...Happy Birthday Eeyore!!



Shadow Cats began in the mid-nineties with an idea and a passion that has evolved over the years to an entire organization supported by a network of caring friends, volunteers and supporters across the country and beyond, doing wonderful work for the most at-risk cats in our communities. MORE>>



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Shadow Cats is proud to be a PET Partner Agency of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas!


In Memory of Lives Saved
and Lives Lost
Shadow Cats and
The Great Kitty Rescue (video)


Gone but never forgotten...

In loving memory of Sanctuary cats that have left us to cross the Rainbow Bridge.  More>>

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