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Animal Shelter Assistance Program of Santa Barbara

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of the animal shelter program is to eliminate the killing of adoptable cats impounded at the santa barbara county animal shelter by providing daily care medical rehabilitation and adoptive homes

Programs: Other exempt purposes

veterinary expenses

animal food and supplies

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On July 2, 2016 we adopted two new kittens from ASAP - Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Goleta. They are a bonded pair, although not related. They were fostered by the same family and have grown up together. Seth is the darker one and Thumper is the lighter spotted/striped one.

In looking for our new friends, our first priority was to find a good match for our older, special needs Maine Coon kitty we already had at home. Due to his health, it was of utmost importance that we brought home a healthy cat. The folks at ASAP took loads of time helping us figure out the best option for adoption (i.e. kitten vs. adult cat). We also decided it would be best to get two kittens so they could play with each other, rather than drive the older cat crazy.

We visited many shelters before visiting ASAP. Hands down, this is the most professional program in the Santa Barbara/Ventura area. The adoption area is very clean and full of toys for the cats. From pristine facility to the patient staff, I couldn't say that there is anything that they could improve. We recommend ASAP to everyone we meet.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Most of my kitties were adopted from ASAP. Such a fine group of compassionate and informative volunteers who love to help our furry friends find forever homes. It's the first place I go when looking to make an adoption.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ASAP is a wonderful and innovative cat rescue. They provide the day to day care of cats at the Santa Barbara shelter. Their ground breaking program "Tiny Lions" has been recognized nationally and facilitates the socialization of feral cats and kittens who in the past would have been destroyed as non adoptable. They work closely with adopters to make sure that adoptees new homes are in fact for forever. I can not say enough good things about them. Your support will be appreciated and well used.


Client Served

Rating: 5

The cat who has blessed our lives "rescued us" at ASAP.
We were so impressed with the gracious and knowledgable behavior of the staff at this remarkable facility. The cleanliness and attention to detail is superb.
The opportunity to "visit" with the cats in special "quiet" rooms is just one of the many details that make this organization extraordinary. Thorough information gathering insures that no rescued pet will undergo further duress.
ASAP truly goes above and beyond meeting the needs of both the cats and their new owners.
We recommend them at whenever we can.

Fathiah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful, they take such great care of our local feline friends, and during one of their adoption events my husband and I become a fmaily by welcoming our two fur babies, Toothless and Hiccup! We have never been happier