Contribute (YOU Can Make a Difference)
We are desperately in need of donations if The Cat House is to survive.
It costs us $1 per day to feed and provide for a cat, and with over 700 residents, we need all the help we can get!
Please give whatever you can, and rest asssured that your donation is being used to help the animals (we're a thrifty lot!). All donations are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 27-0015288), and receipts are available upon request.
Donations of cash are what we need most. You can donate online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card to make a one-time donation via PayPal.
If you would like to make a donation in memory or in honor of a person or a pet, for which we will send a special card to a designated recipient, please use our tribute donation form instead of the general donation form below. Similarly, if you would like to set up regular sponsorship donations or surrender payments please use the corresponding link tp ensure you receive the proper credit.
Please make one-time or regular cash donations here
You can also mail your donations to us at:
The Cat House on the Kings
7120 S. Kings River Rd.
Parlier, CA 93648-9720
If you wish to make a donation on a regular basis and do not wish to use PayPal, your bank can set up automatic payments for you.
If your employer has a matching gift program, you can double the value of your donation! Many large companies match employee charitable contributions and all you have to do to double the value of your donation to us is to fill out their form and send it in.
There are several tax advantages to making a charitable gift of appreciated securities. You may hold appreciated stock and don't intend to sell it primarily because of the substantial capital gains tax due when an individual sells the stock.
As an example, if you bought stock for $1,000 several years ago and it is now worth $20,000. If you sold the $20,000 stock, you would pay capital gains tax on the $19,000 gain in value. However if you donate the stock you avoid paying capital gains tax and the full fair market value of stock qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction as permitted by law.
When the charity sells the stock, there is no capital gains tax due and the charity receives the full $20,000.
Make a Memorial or Tribute Donation
You may make a tribute donation in honor of, or in memory of, a person or pet. We will send an acknowledgement card to the person you choose and will display the tribute on our Memorial or Tribute page.
Sponsor a Cat or Dog
We know that some of our cats, for whatever reasons — old age, trauma, or medical problems — will never be adopted and will spend their lives here. We cherish these kitties and always want to be able to provide the best for them. We promised them that they would never again have to worry about having enough food to eat, a warm bed in which to snuggle, or a caring human to give them lots of love and to take care of their health.
We also realize that some of you may not be able to adopt one of our cats but would like to be , able to help them out. That's why we have the SPONSOR-A-CAT program. You can become a sponsor for just $15 a month. Your donation helps pay for the basic needs of each cat during his/her stay with us. You can see your sponsored cat's story and latest picture via the Sponsor Check-in form on the right side of this page. You are also welcome (and encouraged!) to visit us and "your" cat as often as you can. The cats do remember frequent visitors, and enjoy the individual love and attention their sponsors provide.
To sponsor a cat or dog, please choose one of them from the Sponsors Needed section on the right, click on the Sponsor link and then fill out the simple online form or email us if you want to sponsor a cat or dog who is not currently listed.
Donate an item from our Wish List
We have set up an Amazon Wish List for important things we need. You can buy them and have them shipped directly to us with Super Saver shipping.
When you send us something via Amazon, please forward you order confirmation e-mail from Amazon to email@example.com for an acknowledgement and donation receipt.
If you choose to send us something via Chewy, please forward your "Thanks for your order" e-mail from Chewy to firstname.lastname@example.org for an acknowledgement and donation receipt.
We can always use donations of:
- Paper towels
- Canned cat and kitten food
- Scoopable litter
- Postage stamps
- Cat beds
- Puppy pads
- Pine cleaner
Shop to Give
When you shop at one of our Shop to Give partners or through one of the ads which appear on this website, we receive either a a donation as a percentage of your purchase or referral fee. The more you buy, the more you help the cats!
Donate through eBay Giving Works
eBay Giving Works enables both sellers and buyers to support The Cat House on the Kings! If you sell on eBay, you can specify that a portion of the proceeds of your sale will be donated to us. If you shop on eBay, purchase from sellers who have indicated that they support us through eBay Giving Works. Click on the Giving Works button to the right for more information.
Donate your old car
Leave a Legacy
Planned giving is another unique philanthropic tool that allows you to ensure that our work will continue into the future and fulfill your charitable objectives, while also fulfilling your own financial objectives. Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts that provide income to you and others for life, gifts of life insurance, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of retirement plans. These gifts can be made in cash, stocks, bonds, personal property, life insurance and real estate. Please contact your estate planning attorney for more information.
We make a reasonable and good faith effort to keep track of all of the cats in our 12 acre sanctuary, but for practical and logistical reasons our ability to locate and keep updated records on every animal is not always possible. Please note that some cats may be sponsored by more than one person, but rest assured that all sponsor funds are used for the ongoing care of our cats. We reserve the right, when necessary, to substitute cats.
Mason C. Park
Mason has been my cat since I found him as a kitty in Detroit in 2009 (while I was a graduate student). He was affectionate, gregarious, curious, and slightly mischievous. We lived alone together until 2012 when I moved in with my partner and his daughter. Mason adapted well, and seemed to be doing fine as the family grew (son in 2014), although he was starting to show some signs of anxiety. Possibly related to smaller living quarters and more people in the house. Things became more difficult for Mason when we moved to San Diego in 2016, and bought a house in mid 2017 (smaller, fewer places for him to escape for relief). He's now showing signs of aggression, which is bad for the kids and us. We've tried behavioral intervention, but it's not working fast enough. We think he would be happier with more space and freedom, which we cannot provide him. He is looking for a sponsor to help him live out his days in the Senior's housing.
This senior cat is still going strong! She's been a bit on the shy side since she arrived, but enjoys her time in the Senior's house soaking up rays and relaxing. If you're looking for a great cat to sponsor, sponsor Fuzzy!
JJ is a very sweet cat. He had been at the shelter about a month when they rescued him. He is good with other cats a little shy with people.
Humo is a delightful cat who would love to go home with you. He was rescued along side his mom and siblings in hopes of being able to find a family. This is an adorable cat who gets along with other cats and has no problem making friends with our employees and visitors. Humo loves to play with his toys and pounce on any unsuspected creature. He will fit into any type of home or family. Humo needs a sponsor while he waits for his forever family.
Barney was rescued from a hoarder. He is very friendly and loving, but enjoys his inside/outside life. He could use a sponsor.
Sponsor Check-inTo get the full story on your sponsored cats (or dogs), enter your e-mail address here and click "Go".
Foster Homes Needed
Each year we hear the same sad stories: "We didn't think she was outside that long", "They said she was too young", and "I thought I could find homes for all of them." Because of these excuses, we have plenty of kittens in need of foster homes.We are currently updating our list of cats (and dogs) who need a foster home. Please check back soon. You can can fill out our foster application in advance and we will be in touch as soon as we have a cat in need of a foster home.
Volunteer Your Time and Skills
Come to The Cat House and help us care for the cats! The Cat House couldn't operate without our wonderful volunteers, and we always need more! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and try to match each person's skills with the activities they most enjoy. Volunteers of any age are welcome, but volunteers under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please fill out out online volunteer form if you are interested in helping with any of the following:
- Shelter Workers and Cat Cuddlers assist the staff in caring for our cats. They groom, cuddle and play with the cats and kittens, scoop poop, clean, sweep, and mop, in general ensure that our shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.
- Adoption Volunteers help us place more cats and kittens into permanent homes by coordinating off-site adoptions in Fresno. Duties include screening potential adopters, unloading cats and kittens from carriers into cages, keeping cages neat and clean, and loading everything up at the end of the day.
- We desperately need Foster Parents! Being a foster mom or dad to a litter of kittens, or a mama cat with kittens is a wonderful experience, and critical to the little ones' lives. If you're interested, please fill out our online foster application to tell us about yourself and your home.
- Fundraisers are needed year round. We welcome ideas and suggestions to build our financial resources so that we can continue to improve and operate the shelter. We also need volunteers to assist at fundraising events, such as yard sales, open houses and Super Adoption, throughout the year. Fundraising is another opportunity for those with limited time to help.
The Cat House on the Kings has established a Dedication Wall in the entryway to our main house where you can have a plaque in memory of a loved one (In Memory of ...), to honor someone (In Honor of ...), or just to show your support of (The Miller family supports ...). The plaques are black metal with gold lettering.
|12" w x 3" h||$100|
|12" w x 7" h||$180|
|12" w x 10.5" h||$250|
Request your plaque online. Note: You have a choice to pay for your plaque either online, by phone or by check.
We have a number of locations on our walking tour where visitors can rest on benches to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and pet the cats who will inevitably hop up and ask for attention. The benches have been donated in tribute to someone special. If you are interested in donating a bench engraved with a message and/or a photo of a loved one, please contact us about location availability. Benches can be ordered from Davila Memorials & Granite (559) 528-9855.