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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We are proud to be the only cat-exclusive, free-roaming, no-kill orphanage in Alexandria, Va. We have no paid staff and rely solely on private donations. KSC has been in operation since 2003, and was previously known as The Albert Foundation for many years before becoming King Street Cats. Our mission is to provide a safe haven until forever homes can be found for the cats and kittens in our care, and to educate and assist the community in regard to cat welfare. We accomplish this through outreach to the local community by providing information on proper cat care, behavioral problems, and medical issues involving cats. We also assist local residents in locating and retrieving lost cats, and assist individuals through the cat adoption process. We promote spaying and neutering and all our cats and kittens are sterilized and fully up-to-date on vaccinations prior to adoption. We also provide post-adoption support for adopters and anyone else that needs cat care advice. Because we only work in the area of cat welfare .... we know cats!

Results: On average we help rescue, provide safe haven and find forever homes for over 300 cats and kittens each year.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 325 cats and kittens that were abandoned outdoors or in empty homes, from area animal shelters, or from families who could no longer care for them.

Geographic areas served: DC/Alexandria metropolitan area

Programs: We have a Pet Food Pantry program for local residents who need help feeding their cats. In this way, we can help keep cats in their homes and with their families.

Community Stories

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love King Street Cats!! Great people who are 100% invested in finding the right home for every kitty who comes through their doors! My husband and I are the proud parents of two KSC alumni, Loki and Patches -- we just love them to pieces!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our sweet Loki (fka Charlie) from King Street Cats in January of this year, and we were so impressed by how well-cared-for all of their kitties are and how invested the volunteers are in finding the perfect forever home for each one! I regularly follow them now on Facebook, and I always love reading about their daily featured adoptables. Oh -- and whoever writes the cats' bios is brilliant!! Really the best animal bios I've ever read, hands down!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at King Street Cats for about 5yrs and I love it, they are a no kill shelter, and most if the cats are free roaming, they take in cats from other shelters that would get euthanized if not taken in by King Street Cats.

I have adopted 3 cats from King Street Cats.

Lorraine Refuto.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

King Street Cats is AMAZING! I have been a part of this wonderful all volunteer, all donation rescue/adoption shelter for over 2 years -- and every single day I am in awe of the absolute unbelievable labor of love that goes into caring for every single little fur soul that comes through our door. The respect and love between the volunteers is unbelievable -- everyone wants to be there and do whatever it takes to care for the kids until they find their forever homes! I credit this culture to the outstanding leadership of our President and leaders who instill teamwork and togetherness in our volunteer staff! King Street Cats is a family -- and I truly am blessed beyond words to be a part of something so wonderful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with dozens of organizations over the years and I can say, without a doubt, and all my heart, none compare to the MAGIC of King Street Cats! I was immediately welcomed with open arms and introduced to our adorable kitties -- each one with their own little story -- their own little personality -- their own little needs. King Street Cats rescues, fosters, provides medical care, hospitalizion, cleaning, feeding, nurturing, head pats, scratches, stories, manicures and pedicures ;)....and LOVE...LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE -- all through volunteers and donations! I am so excited and honored to be a part of an organization that resembles all that is GOOD and TRUE and WONDERFUL in the world! It's been a joy to be there -- and to be depended upon to help keep our kitties loved and safe until they find their forever homes. King Street Cats is ABSOLUTELY DESERVING of your recognition -- they are a WONDERFUL organization! Thank you for the opportunity to comment!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered, fostered and adopted with King Street Cats. KSC is an amazing place takes in even the hardest to place cats. Even the sickest cats are taken in and cared for until they are healthy and go to their forever homes.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for 3 years and King Street Cats is one of my top two charities to which I donate. Every penny goes to caring for the cats as the organization is run entirely by volunteers who give so much of their precious free time to ensure the organization is well run and the cats are extremely well cared for and, yes, loved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've adopted from and been a volunteer for KSC for 12 years. Its hard to believe its an all-volunteer organization. On average more than 300 cats and kittens are rescued each year. What is most amazing is that KSC will take on the special medical and behavioral needs cats that are on death row at area shelters. They provide a safe haven and all veterinary needs until these cats are ready to find a home--how ever long it takes. I am proud to be a volunteer with such a dedicated, amazing group of people saving these precious souls.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

King Street Cats is such an amazing organization! I have adopted from them and currently foster and could not be happier with them. They truly have the best interest of the cats at heart and work tirelessly to take care of them and find them all forever homes. I am so thankful for KSC and all the volunteers that make their mission possible!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with KSC when my family and I moved to Northern VA and I am continually impressed by how much they do and how many lives they are able to impact with an all volunteer crew. This group is incredibly dedicated to saving the lives of as many cats and kittens as they can. I have fostered over a dozen kittens for them and adopted two and could not be happier with my experience. They are such a great organization and I encourage all animal lovers to get involved with them.

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Amy_305

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered over 5 litters of kittens for King Street Cats. They are the most awesome rescue to work with. I love that they screen their adopters thoroughly and they stress the importance of adopting kittens in pairs.
They have a wonderful group of caring, dedicated volunteers who care for the cats and find them the most loving homes possible.

Sheryll P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our boy, Pinot from KSC and continue to support them ever chance we get. They're a wonderful organization with fantastic staff who truly care. They listened to our concerns and needs and helped direct us to our 4 year old boy, who was a better fit than a kitten as a companion for our older, existing cat.

Emily155

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was adopting my first cat in my adult life, so I was understandably very nervous. The volunteers took their time answering my endless questions, assuaging my fears, and helping me decide what traits were most important for me in selecting my companion. Then they allowed me to come back every weekend for nearly two months as I spent time getting to know the cats as I came to my decision. I had been to other shelters that were (understandably) desperate to adopt out their cats, making me feel pressured to take home a cat I was unsure about. Because King Street Cats is a no-kill shelter, they can take the time to ensure the perfect fit between cat and owner. Their patience and understanding is unmatched by any other adoption center in the area. I adopted my three-legged boy, Knox, in August and the two of us couldn't be happier!

Anita59

Donor

Rating: 5

Top notch rescue run by a team passionate about cat welfare! Professional, dedicated staff and volunteers ensure furbabies are well cared for and socialized then make perfect matches for forever homes. King Street Cats -- the best of the best!