In a Nutshell

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center located on 12 acres along the Kings River in Parlier, California, which is in the central San Joaquin Valley, southeast of Fresno.
The Cat House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, receives no government or public funding, and relies entirely on donations from the public to carry out its mission.
Since its founding 16 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 16,000 cats and 4,000 dogs (not counting the 40,000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens in a unique, cage-free environment!

Our Mission

At The Cat House, our mission is to:
  • provide a no-cage, no-kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats and kittens for the State of California, primarily serving the Central Valley;
  • facilitate the adoption of cats (primarily), dogs and other rescued animals into safe, loving, healthy and permanent homes;
  • educate the public on how to become directly involved in improving the quality of animal welfare;
  • offer low cost spay and neuter referrals.

The kitchen is where all the action is. Twice a day, Lynea prepares a mixture of canned and dry food that bring the cats, tame and feral alike, running to the kitchen. There's standing room only during this feeding frenzy! There is no place that is off limits to these hungry felines!

Around the wood stove is a favorite place for the cats. When it's cold outside this is the warmest spot in the house.


You can foster, adopt or sponser a cat or dog