If you’re ready to bring a new cat into your Las Vegas home, you might be considering adoption. In 2019, the Nevada SPCA alone welcomed over 1,000 cats into their care. While that number may seem large, many other Vegas area rescues took in even more cats. And all of these cats and kittens need homes!
To help you find your new feline family member, we’re going to introduce you to some Las Vegas area cat rescues and shelters. Many of these organizations work with the area’s large community cat population, and others take in cats when their owners can no longer care for them.
Las Vegas Cat Rescues
The Nevada SPCA is Las Vegas’ original no-kill animal shelter, dating back to 1982. Although the name suggests it may be related to the larger national SPCA or ASPCA, this is an independent shelter that serves Southern Nevada.
Each year they take in around 1,000 cats via owner surrender, court cases, and other circumstances.
The Nevada SPCA is located at 4800 W. Dewey Drive and is open to the public from 10-4 Monday-Thursday and 10-5 Friday-Saturday. Adult cats are $50 to adopt, and kittens five months and younger are $75.
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions
Founded in 2007, Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions takes in stray and unwanted cats. While they were initially a foster-based rescue, Homeward Bound received funding and built a free-roaming shelter. Cats in this shelter can mingle with each other as well as with human volunteers and visitors.
You’re welcome to visit the shelter (2675 East Flamingo Road Suite 3) Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6, but first, you must make an appointment. Along with housing cats at their shelter, Homeward Bound has adoptable cats at the Petco at 2340 E Serene Ave. Kittens are $125 to adopt, adult cats 1-8 years old are $100, and senior cats 9+ are $80.
Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. (FUPI)
Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. works to find homes for cats that have lost their homes due to owner economic hardship, death, or neglect. FUPI places some of their cats in foster homes, and others reside at area PetSmart locations until adopted.
All cats are $100 to adopt.
The Animal Foundation
The Animal Foundation was founded in 1978 as an affordable spay and neuter clinic. Since then, it’s grown into a shelter and low-cost clinic. The Animal Foundation currently receives more pets than any other single-site shelter in the US! They never turn any animals away, no matter how sick or injured they are.
You can visit adoptable cats at the Main Campus Adoption Center at 655 N. Mojave Road and area Petco locations. All kittens are $75 to adopt, and cats six months and older are $25.
Along with offering animals for adoption, The Animal Foundation operates a low-cost vet clinic that provides affordable vaccines and spay and neuter services.
Paws 4 Love
Paws 4 Love is a foster-based cat rescue and adoption organization. They are a small organization that adopts out a dozen or so cats each year.
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas
Hearts Alive Village was founded in 2014 by the Stevens family after they realized homeless shelter pets needed a place to stay until they found their forever homes. They currently rescue and adopt cats in the Las Vegas area. Some Hearts Alive cats live at the village shelter while others reside in foster homes.
Protecting Animal Life (PAL), Nevada
PALNV takes in stray cats from The Animal Foundation and area cat colonies. They care for these cats at Rescued Treasures Cat Cafe until they are adopted. You can visit the cafe at 4155 N Rancho Dr #150. Even if you don’t plan to adopt, you can enjoy a beverage and support PAL’s work.
All cats are $150 to adopt.
The Poppy Foundation is a home for special cats. This non-profit rescues cats with special needs and/or chronic illnesses such as FIV. They also take in cats that have been abused as well as those that others have deemed unadoptable. Most of these cats live out their lives at the Poppy Foundation, but some do become available for adoption.
If you’re looking to welcome a special kitty into your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the folks at the Poppy Foundation.
Saint Gabriel Feline Foundation of Las Vegas
The Saint Gabriel Feline Foundation works to improve the lives of street cats in Las Vegas. This involves feeding cats, trapping+neutering, and working to identify cats that would do well in homes. Saint Gabriel sometimes has former street cats available for adoption.
Animal Network Las Vegas
Animal Network works to rescue homeless and abandoned animals from the street, overcrowded shelters, and owners who can no longer provide care. All of Animal Network’s cats are kept in volunteers’ homes or in boarding facilities.
You can meet adoptable cats every Sunday at the Petco at 8495 W Warm Springs Road from 12-3. Cats cost anywhere from $50-$150 to adopt.
Las Vegas Valley Humane Society
The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society was founded in 1991 to stop animal suffering and overbreeding. All of their adoptable cats are cared for in foster homes until they are adopted.
They hold adoption events every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 at the Petsmart located at 6650 N Durango Drive.
Clark County Cat Rescues
Nothin’ But Love Cat and Kitten Rescue
Nothin’ But Love is a Henderson rescue that places homeless cats and kittens in foster homes until they are adopted. You can meet their cats at adoption events or by scheduling a home meet and greet.
Henderson Animal Shelter
The Henderson Animal Shelter is the only open intake shelter in Henderson. The shelter is located at 300 E Galleria Drive in Henderson, and is open from 9-4:30 Monday-Saturday. All cats and kittens are $80 to adopt.