Adopting a cat or kitten is now easier at Santa Barbara Humane, where both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses will be open for walk-in cat and kitten adoptions, noon-4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“We are so excited to welcome the public to the shelter to adopt cats and kittens,” said Dori Villalon, Santa Barbara Humane’s COO. “All available animals are already spayed or neutered and
vaccinated, so they are ready to go home with loving families who will help them flourish.”

Puppy and dog adoptions, and kitten and cat adoptions outside the walk-in hours, will continue to be by appointment only.

Generations of donor support have made it possible for Santa Barbara Humane to continue to serve the community throughout the pandemic with open-admission intakes, open adoptions, high-quality and affordable veterinary care, and humane behavior training. Available animals can be viewed on Santa Barbara Humane’s website.

Santa Barbara Humane is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was one of the first animal welfare agencies in the country, 67 years before the national organization was founded. Santa Barbara Humane provides care for community-owned and homeless animals.

Both campuses offer affordable veterinary care, behavior training programs, and a relinquishment program for owners who can no longer care for their pets. Homeless animals receive medical care, shelter, and basic behavior training until their adoption.