The Cats at Longstreet (TCAL) helps cats from all walks of life but specialize in helping those cats for whom tragedy has struck in the harshest of ways. We take in those who are so sick or have been severely injured and are not expected to survive, because The Cats at Longstreet is often their last hope, their last chance, the last effort to save their lives.
The rescue provides safe havens for pregnant cats to have their kittens, watching them grow from their first moments to their adoption day; orphaned kittens, including neonate care around the clock to give them the best chance of survival. When an owner passes away and their beloved feline friend is left homeless, we offer a soft place to land. We assist with trap-neuter-return because we believe every cat deserves a chance to live fully, even if that life is lived outdoors and not in the lap of a person. We help shelters prevent euthanasia when their kennels are full, and their terrified cats aren’t friendly enough for adoption.
The Cats at Longstreet has been a non-profit 501c3 organization for several years, however, the rescue roots reach back to 2010. Dr. Kathi Werden and Kristin Lassiter met while working at the same veterinary practice and soon realized they shared many interests and passions. When presented with a particularly frustrating case, the two decided to care for a cat that would have otherwise been euthanized. Through their care, training, and dedication, that cat lived a long, happy 8 years with a loving family. An orphaned litter of kittens and a leukemia (FeLV) positive mom followed, and the rescue was born. Eleven years later, Longstreet has rescued, treated, and adopted out over 2,000 cats.
The Cats at Longstreet is dedicated to placing the right cat in the right home at the right time. We make sure to get to know our cats, their behaviors, their quirks, and their likes prior to sending them to new homes. It is important to us that we find the absolute best match for the cat and for the family or individual looking to adopt. We are patient and understanding, knowing that a good portion of our cats have special needs, and the right home is out there for each and every one.