National Cat Protection Society shelter

The National Cat Protection Society is a shelter whose mission
is dedicated to the protection and welfare of cats.

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Lilybell, at NATCAT Newport Beach
Lilybell, at NATCAT Newport Beach

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Our Cause

The National Cat Protection Society (NatCat) is a non-profit, no-kill 501(c)(3) animal shelter and adoption organization dedicated to cats and kittens. Founded in 1968, we care for owner-relinquished kitties until they find a proper home or need a retirement home.

Located in Orange County and San Diego, our two local animal shelters offer clean, comfortable and safe open rooms, kitten quarters and "outdoor access" in large, enclosed patio areas. In our retirement centers are floor-to-ceiling scratching posts, wall-to-wall walkways and other health-promoting designs.

Our trained staff and dedicated volunteers share a tremendous love for cats and selfless commitment to their well-being. We also provide humane education throughout our communities. After purr-using our website, we hope you will consider supporting our organization through adoption, volunteering, memberships or donationsfrom Southern California or your kitty-corner of the world.

Help Us Continue to Help Kitties!

NatCat's 46th Annual Open House and Fundraiser will be on May 4th at our Newport Beach shelter and on June 1st at our Spring Valley shelter, both from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  If you’d like to donate a new item for our Silent Auction (or a check or cash so we can buy what is needed), please drop it off at or mail it to a shelter, or we can pick it up if it is a big item. For ideas, feel free to call Jeannie Winton or Leslie at NatCat Spring Valley or Nanci at NatCat Newport Beach. Your support will raise important revenue that will help us continue to give our kitties a safe and loving home!

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