It is vital to remember that Cats Crossing is a SANCTUARY, and not necessarily suited to cats who have opportunities to be be adopted in normal settings. There are hosts of reasons why cats are deemed "unadoptable." We are here to serve those who have exhausted their options to find homes for their cat(s), instead of the cat becoming a target for early euthanasia.

Our mission is to alleviate the misery of people in a position where they have to make a "life or death" decision for their feline. We believe in "second chances", and focus on respect, care, love and dignity for each cat that is with us. Our population is limited because the cats thrive on a certain level of intimacy, personal care and attention. New cats are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

We require that cats be spayed or neutered.

We require vet records showing date-of-birth (guesstimates are fine) and up-to-date rabies and distemper vaccinations.

When accepted, we agree to provide ongoing vaccinations and vet care, as needed.

Entrance fee: $600. per cat

Any amount above this will be acknowledged by us as a tax-deductible donation.

CONTACT US about placing cats here ONLY AFTER you have an up-to-date rabies vaccine for the cat(s) AND have secured the entrance fee(s). We do not keep a waiting list, so be sure you have the required items in order for your request to be processed.

To apply, e-mail a paragraph about your situation and your cat's personality, habits, indoor/outdoor, clawed/declawed and photos by clicking on the "contact us" link at the top of the page. We will respond to you via e-mail and, if there is space, follow-up with the necessary forms and details. Our intake manager will let you know if space is available.

Surrendering a cat to our sanctuary means just that.

We cannot guarantee a longer life and do not try to control the cats' habits or choices.

They are accepted "as they are," free of expectations.

A form must be signed when releasing a cat's permanent care to us.

Placing Cats at Cats Crossing

With a litter box in the "basement" and 2 sleeping tiers above, this cat house backs up to a window with a cat flap to the outdoors. It was built by Carbaugh and painted by Swope in 2010.

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Please note:Ours is a private residence ~ the owners and cats are a family. We are not a shelter or public facility. Because we do not adopt out, the cats are accustomed to a quiet, relaxed setting. They can get over-stressed by the comings and goings of numerous people. We do not accept phone calls, but we communicate with those surrendering cats via e-mail.

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Simba (left), and Captain and Sumo (right), making the most of their "golden years"