A Plea from King Street Cats Board of Directors: Please do not abandon cats at the front door of the KSC shelter. These cats' lives are put in danger as we are located near a busy traffic area and should they escape from the crate or box, they could easily be hit by a moving vehicle. Moreover, you are putting our current cats at risk as you are over-extending our volunteers and resources with these unplanned drop-offs, especially if the abandoned cats do not have any identification, vet records, and other important information necessary to provide proper care. In a three-week period, cats left at our door resulted in emergency vet bills totaling $7,000, which puts a tremendous strain on our limited finances. If you are no longer able to care for your cat or kitten, please do not hesitate to contact KSC so that we can make the necessary preparations to receive them or share other rescue resources with you. KSC is committed to helping as many cats and kittens as we possibly can. And, working together, we can move toward this goal. Thank you.
King Street Cats' first rescue and guardian mascot, Chester, lived for eleven years at the Unique Shop located below the orphanage's first home. He became an Old Town "landmark" and was visited by thousands of friends and fans over the years. Chester passed away from cancer in the spring of 2004 and is deeply missed by his extended community.
It was with a heavy heart that King Street Cats said goodbye to our permanent resident, Nala, on November 23, 2010. Nala was 16 years old and came to King Street Cats in March 2006 after running out of time at a local shelter. We tried to adopt her to wonderful homes three different times, but Nala did everything possible to come back. Nala truly loved living at King Street Cats surrounded by her feline friends. Many kittens cuddled with Nala and enjoyed her motherly warmth. She was also firm and would set cats straight who wanted to rumble. Although Nala was frequently called "The Diva of the cat room", she ruled her kingdom with a soft paw and big heart. Nala was diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-2009, though it was other medical complications that took her life. There will never be another Nala, and while she is gone…she will never be forgotten.
King Street Cats wants to honor the life of a dear friend and longtime volunteer, Evy, who sadly passed away in July 2022.
For Evy age was not a barrier to volunteering and she started helping us when already well into her 70s. She was the voice at the end of the KSC phone line always ready to answer questions and give what advice she could to help people and cats in need. She was also a loving foster mom to senior kitties Mittens and most recently Mica.
Evy was a kind, sweet, caring soul who contributed so much not only to KSC but to other groups in her community. She devoted her time volunteering for various groups after retiring from a career working for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Evy will be so very missed by her friends, our volunteers, and the cats she loved so much.