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To ensure the safety of our volunteers and visitors while meeting the needs of the animals that depend on us, temporary modifications have been made to KSC operations until further notice.

Changes to Our Operations

Beginning Saturday, March 28, King Street Cats will suspend weekend open hours. With the news that the first cases of community spread of COVID-19 have been discovered in Alexandria, we continue to re-evaluate what is safest for our visitors, our team and our whole community; at this time, for the health of guests and volunteers, we will limit the number of people in our facility.

During this time, we will still provide the highest level of care to the cats in our custody. Some will get individualized attention in the homes of foster caregivers. We will also have a limited number of essential volunteers caring for the kitties at our Dove Street facility. We will do our best to remain available to help our partners and community with cats in need of rescue.

As a reminder, if you are able to delay surrendering a pet at this time, we ask that you consider doing so to help us be able to accommodate all the cats already in our care.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the latest on the local health situation and share any updates to our operating status on our website and social media. We thank you for your patience in this challenging time for our all-volunteer organization and your understanding that these efforts are meant to protect everyone involved with King Street Cats and the community-at-large. All updates will be available on our website or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/kingstreetcats/

While we realize that this period during which adoptions are curtailed and events are suspended will mean a reduction in income, we are dedicated to the animals in our care and the volunteers who are going above and beyond to help them in these difficult times. If you’d like to help us support the animals currently with us and the animals still to come throughout the year, please consider making a donation using the Donate Now link.

ADOPTIONS

We are currently booked for adoption appointments through Wednesday, March 25, and we will be offering a very limited number of appointments for approved adopters until further notice. If you have submitted an application we will be in touch and appreciate your patience as our volunteers work hard to manage all the ramifications of the current situation.

EVENTS

All mobile adoption events are cancelled until March 31st. Foster and volunteer orientations are also on hold. 

DONATIONS 

If you’d like to help us support the animals currently with us and the animals still to come throughout the year, please consider making a donation using the Donate Now link.



As a reminder, according to the CDC and the World Health Organization, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. In addition, as with any emergency, we urge all pet owners to include your pets in their emergency plans. This includes designating a friend or family member to care for your pets, researching temporary housing options for them, compiling all vet records, ensuring they are up-to-date on vaccines as well as listing all contact information and setting aside extra food and supplies for your pets.