Working to help cats in Kern County since 1990.

The Cat People is a 100% volunteer organization that was founded to eliminate the suffering of unwanted cats and kittens. A group of women started working together over 20 years ago to help the abandoned cats and kittens in Hart Park in Kern County. Today, the organization has an official contract with the county to manage the colonies in Hart Park, and it provides spay/neuter vouchers and food to low income families to assist them in keeping their beloved pets and/or to control growth of colonies around their homes. It operates completely out of foster homes and a newly developed cat cottage. Adoptions are by appointment only. Fill out our pre-adoption questionnaire today!

Looking for your forever friend? We have lots of cats and kittens waiting patiently to be adopted. All of our cats and kittens live in foster homes, which means they are acquainted with house living. Our foster parents work hard to socialize their kitties with people, and other cats and dogs if possible. If you are looking to adopt a cat or kitten, fill out our pre-adoption questionnaire today so we can find the perfect companion for you and your family. Click here!

Our organization is also in need of foster homes. We have recently purchased property that will one day serve as our sanctuary, but we are always in need of foster homes as well. We rely on foster homes to care and love for our cats while they are waiting to be adopted. We need foster homes for bottle babies, kittens, and adult cats. Click here to learn more about our foster care program!

We are also in need of volunteers to work at our shop, help at adoption hours on Saturdays, and assist in our feral colony assistance program. If you are interested in volunteering in any of these programs, please fill out our volunteer application today! Click here!

Our cats and kittens want to meet you. 

If you or anyone you know is looking for a cat or kitten, be sure to think of The Cat People first. We work hard to match our adopters with the best cats and kittens. We are also proud of the excellent medical care our foster cats receive. We  ensure all of our animals get a complete medical exam, receive a combo test, medicated for fleas and worms, vaccinated, and altered. If you adopt a kitten that is too young to alter, you will receive a voucher covering the full cost of the spay or neuter. 

Click here to view some of our available cats and kittens. Click here to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire.


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 Donate today to support our various programs that make Kern County a better place for cats!

Donate today to support our various programs that make Kern County a better place for cats!