Shelter Adoption Center Hours
M-F Noon-5pm / Sat & Sun Noon – 3PM
Our No-Kill Cat Shelter is the heart of MEOW co. It’s a temporary home for 50 abandoned felines that are in processing from municipal animal control shelters to their foreverhomes.
The No-Kill Cat shelter assists disabled, special needs, senior, neonatal, and felines with behavioral issues. Felines residing in the MEOW co. Cat Shelter are either placed in our Transnational Housing or Medical Unit for quarantine so they can receive the much needed medical attention they need before being transported to one of our Satellite Adoption Centers.
the MEOW co. Cat Shelter is also home to one of the few Neonatal Kitten Units (NKU) within Central California. Managed and run by highly trained volunteer Kitten Care Givers, it provides a safe have to hundreds of Abandoned Neonate Kittens. During Kitten Season, the MEOW co. Cat Shelter NKU cares for an average of 750 bottle baby kittens per season. After being stabilized and processed through intake, neonate kittens are then transitioned to trained Foster Guardians, and then placed for adoption.
Our shelter is managed and run by more than 125 volunteers. If you’d like to Volunteer, please click HERE and complete an application.
This year, around 8,000 abandoned cats (two months of age or older) will enter the Bakersfield shelters in need of urgent rescue and care. We are looking for temporary foster homes for hundreds of these loving cats. The foster period typically lasts a short 5-6 weeks for adults and 7-9 weeks for kittens. The cats are then returned back to us so we can find them a loving, permanent home. Learn more about the MEOW co. foster program.
Volunteers are needed each day to rescue cats & kittens from kill shelters. Duties range from shelter assistants, cage cleaning, transportation, admin support, and food preparation. Volunteers are needed around the clock, and we would love to have you join us! Get started by signing up as a MEOW co. volunteer.
Help us provide for the thousands of cats & kittens in our care by donating to the No-Kill Shelter. Our shelter registry lists the most-needed supplies to keep our shelter shelves stocked with cat & kitten food, cleaning supplies, and other essentials. Simply purchase you item and have it shipped directly to our no-kill cat shelter. Start shopping.
Please note: As much as we wish it were possible, the MEOW co. No-Kill Cat Shelter is unable to take in cats or kittens from the public. The shelter is geared solely toward supporting Bakersfield shelter partners.