Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society


Our Programs

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We are motivated by the belief that all cats deserve to live a full and cherished life.

We also believe that we can save cat lives and make people lives better. In addition to rescuing hundreds of cats a year and finding them loving homes, we have developed programs to:

The Traveling Kitty Comfort and Therapy Show

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Inspired by a dear friend of our organization, published author Priscilla Maltbie, who so loved cats but could no longer have any of her own in assisted living, we started this program to bring the joy of animal companionship to others. Priscilla would love our kitty visits! Our volunteers take cats into assisted living facilities to visit with residents. It is a gratifying, heartwarming program which reminds us all of the sacred bond between humans and animals who can reach us in profound ways beyond words.

The CatPAWS Spay Neuter Fund

Be part of the solution!
Help stop the tragedy of cat overpopulation and unwanted litters!

This fund was established in October 2010 to support CatPAWS’ mission of providing Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) for feral cat management and to reduce overall cat overpopulation.

At this time, we have available a limited supply of spay/neuter vouchers for residents in the North Orange County area.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited funds, we require a $20 copay for the voucher.

PLEASE CONTACT LONG BEACH ANIMAL CARE SERVICES FIRST IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF LONG BEACH or cities served by Long Beach Animal Care Services (includes Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos):

Please contact City of Long Beach Animal Care Services for a voucher. Their phone is 562.570.7387 and they are located at 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA. This is a link to information on that program:


To request a voucher from the CatPAWS Spay/Neuter fund, please complete the online form below. The requested donation copay of $20 can be made through the ‘Donate’ button below.

We are currently partnered with selected clinic(s). Vouchers will be good only at the participating clinic(s) listed on the voucher form. When you make your appointment, please be sure to inform the clinic that you will be using a voucher supplied by Helen Sanders CatPAWS. Please reference your last name and issue date. Voucher is valid for 30 days after the date of issue.

NOTE: This voucher from CatPAWS will cover a standard spay/neuter.. If the cat is pregnant or in heat or there are complications any resulting extra charges will be the responsibility of the owner/caregiver. Cost for other services such as vaccination, deworming, etc., or products are the responsibility of the owner/caregiver. CatPAWS assumes absolutely no liability for any issues that may result from use of this voucher.
The tragic consequences of pet overpopulation can be prevented - there is a solution. Thank you for being part of 'The Fix'!

The DIY Kitten Care Project

The most vulnerable animals in most public shelters are underage/orphaned kittens – those under 8 weeks old and especially those not yet eating on their own. Lacking the resources to provide round the clock feeding and care, these kittens are typically killed on intake unless a rescue group can take them. With rescue groups often full and never enough fosters, thousands of kittens are born to die every day in shelters across the country.

In the Spring of 2016, seeking a way to reduce this grim reality, CatPAWS launched the DIY Kitten Care Project.

This innovative program entails providing Kitten Care Kits to a local shelter which they in turn can offer to people who bring in kittens. The people who find and bring in kittens are candidly told by shelter staff what the likely fate of the kittens will be and asked if they are willing to foster at least until the kittens are eating on their own. Once kittens are eating on their own, options open up as rescues might be able to take them or the shelter can then be in a position to care for them.

This program was started almost out of a sense of desperation – a need to do something, anything – and none of us knew how well or if it would work. But the public embraced it and the shelter welcomed the opportunity to provide a better option. It is estimated that over 200 kittens in that first year were diverted from entering the shelter – and almost certain death – because of this program.

The following year brought an expanded effort which included a community outreach and education component, providing kitten care classes free of charge to the public. We hope to build on this program to keep saving tiny lives so they have a chance to grow up and have the full and cherished life all cats deserve.

Each DIY Kitten Care Kit consists of:

All in a sturdy plastic container which can serve double duty as a safe kitten bathtub (they do get messy!)
Each kit costs approximately $65. Your donations help us buy more kits and save more little ones.