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

Phase One Operating Procedures, May 2020

The Northern Virginia area began Phase One opening as of May 29, 2020. Our goal continues to be safeguarding the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors, and our cats as we continue to navigate COVID-19 response. Effective May 29: 

  • KSC will remain closed to visitors
  • Essential volunteers only will continue to care for the kitties at our Dove Street facility
  • We will continue to work with our partners and the local community to intake cats in need of rescue
  • If you are able to delay surrendering a pet at this time, we ask that you consider doing so to help us 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 on our Facebook page

We thank you for your patience during 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.


COVID-19 March 2020

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.

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. 


We are continuing to offer a very limited number of appointments for approved adopters until further notice. If you have submitted an application via our website we will be in touch and appreciate your patience as our volunteers work incredibly hard to handle the four-fold increase in adoption applications we are receiving. 


All mobile adoption events are canceled until further notice. Foster and volunteer orientations and events are also on hold. 


Many thanks to all of you who have donated financially and in-kind to help us get through these very challenging times.

If you’d like to help us support the animals currently in our care and those we continue to rescue, please consider making a donation using the Donate Now link.

We are accepting donations of food, litter, toys, and other supplies Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri from 8am-11am and Sat from 11am-1pm. Or you can donate via Amazon here or Chewy here.


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.