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My name is Sam!
Adoption process

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Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Tiger Striped
11 years 9 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My story

Sam and his siblings, Puck, Finn, Artie, and sister Mercedes, were brought to us mid December 2011. They have all been spayed/neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV,

vaccinated for rabies, distemper and leukemia, dewormed and treated for fleas.

Sam is absolutely gorgeous, but still somewhat shy. He will require some hands on socialization, and another household cat would be beneficial. 

He must be an indoor only cat and a veterinarian reference is required prior to adoption.

The Cat House - Feline Sanctuary, Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
Laura Bailey
1130 E. Main Street #136, Ashland, OH 44805

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Visit our website to fill out our adoption application.


Approve Application

Once your application is approved a volunteer will reach out to you letting you know.


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Once we touch base with you, a visit can be set up to come and meet the cats/kittens.

Additional adoption info

Our adoption fees vary between adults and kittens. Our kittens come with an age appropriate program (provided through certificate) for our veterinarian only.

We make sure all our cats receive a health screening, tested for feline aids and feline leukemia when appropriate ages, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated for rabies (1yr), distemper and leukemia.

We also worm and flea treat all of our cats, again all as age appropriate. We also treat any cat/kitten that comes to our sanctuary for any illnesses present, or that develop while in our care.

We require an appointment for adopting, as well as a verifiable veterinarian reference, which we require prior to scheduling an actual adoption visit.

We contact your veterinarian reference to insure our cats/kittens are being placed in responsible, loving homes.

Additionally, we require a cat carrier be brought to the adoption appointment for transport home. No laundry baskets, boxes, lap holding, is acceptable. No exceptions.

We have a private shelter address other than our mailing address which is featured on this site. Many of our cats are in foster care, so appropriate appointments need to be made with proper foster families. Our cats are featured on our website as well as and our Facebook page.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Call us at 419-289-3658 to schedule an appointment. Because our cats are not used to cages, they do not travel to adoption events.

Caged cats become scared when people poke at them through the bars. How would you like that? So we want you to come and see them in their natural environment.

We try to accommodate any time frame within reason.

Visit our website at or
PetFinder at to see some of our cats today!

We also have a Facebook page where we keep everyone up to date on new cats coming into our facility; as well, .

More about this rescue

There are people in this world who love all different kinds of animals for different reasons. We love them all and then we are passionate about others. We are passionate about cats. There are next to no shelters in Ashland Ohio that take in cats and the population is out of control.

So instead of sitting around and saying "someone should do something, we decided to do something" and built a sanctuary in 2005.

We originally housed 60 homeless/abandoned cats then expanded in 2008 to house 90. At one point we had 110, added another apartment and got the numbers back down to 90.

100% of your donation goes directly to the care of our cats, we have NO paid staff. As the director, I supplement the money we need to run the shelter and do not receive a salary to do so.

It is critical for us to receive outside financial support. We are a 501(c)(3) charity so any donations may be tax deductible.

Make a difference in a cat's life, donate today! We are a dedicated group of volunteers; myself included, who consider this our God given talent and we serve gladly.