Dedicated to providing sanctuary and lifelong care to all homeless animals since 1998


SCAT is an all-volunteer, non-profit charitable organization (501 c 3 federal status) dedicated to providing sanctuary and lifelong care to all homeless and abused animals since 1998. The Animal Control Center of Stamford housed homeless cats until September 1997. When city officials mandated that all cats be removed from the Animal Control Center, SCAT was founded, and began arranging for temporary shelter and care of these unwanted cats. With the closing of the Stamford branch of the Connecticut Humane Society, even greater numbers of cats are in jeopardy.

    We provide rescue, medical care, neutering, and adoptions for unwanted animals within the Stamford area. We do not receive local, state, or federal funding. We solely operate on donations from the Stamford community and surrounding areas.

    We operate a trap/neuter/return program in which stray and feral cats living in the surrounding area are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated, and neutered at a local animal hospital. Kittens and tame cats are adopted into good homes. Healthy adult cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of our volunteers. Cats that cannot be returned to their natural habitat are placed in our shelter until a suitable family is found for them. We are a no-kill organization. We will NOT destroy healthy animals. 

    We currently operate a shelter/adoption center in a rented space at a local veterinary hospital. The shelter is funded by community and corporate donations alone and is operated by our dedicated volunteers. Our future goal is to have a space that we can "call our own." We look forward to the opportunity to provide more services to the Stamford community, including outreach and animal-care education.

    For more information on cat adoptions, charitable giving, and volunteering that is not found on this website, please call us at 860-535-0205. Or you can send email

Thank you,

Cathy Blacker, President and Treasurer of SCAT

Serving the Stamford Community since 1998