About TASC

Inspired by the abundance of homeless cats wandering the streets of Brooklyn, The American Street Cat, Inc. was founded in 2011 as a non-profit charity in New York State. In 2015, TASC gained “Foreign Nonprofit Corporation” status in the state of Texas.  Operations continue in the Brooklyn area and are ramping up in the Houston area.

Entirely volunteer based, TASC is a grass roots organization that believes in transparency about who we are and what we do. There are no paid officers or volunteers. We’re just blue collar folks working for blue collar cats. All money raised via donations, adoption fees, and events goes directly toward the cats’ expenses so that those living on the streets and in back yards may lead healthier, kitten-free lives.

Dedicated to the mission of minimizing the number of stray cats making ends meet, TASC’s focus remains on the humane, proven effective practice of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Related efforts include placing into adoptive or foster homes the kittens and friendly strays found during TNR projects, heightening public awareness, and recruiting more volunteers in order to make a bigger difference faster.

Until local, state, and federal spay/neuter legislation can be agreed upon, passed, and enforced, our best defense is educating the public to gain its cooperation in achieving our mission. Too many intact house cats are turned out because of undesirable behavior, be it yowling females in heat, or spraying toms. Often, they are turned out not only because of their behavior, but also due to the lack of financial means for their owners to do anything about it. With the variety of low-cost options available, domestic dumping has to stop.

Take a look at the Spay/Neuter page for low-cost options in New York City and in the greater Houston area, and help spread the word to neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family members who have yet to spay/neuter their cats (or dogs).

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All of TASC’s adoption candidates are tested for FeLV and FIV, microchipped, and started on the deworming and FVRCP vaccine rounds. Adoptables of age are spayed or neutered and receive the rabies vaccine. Prospective adopters are required to fill out an adoption application, and a nominal adoption fee applies in order for us to continue helping street cats in need.

That you’re even considering adopting is a step toward the global effort to minimize the homeless pet problem, and we ask that you please keep an open mind about adopting adult or senior cats that have been through domestic rehabilitation after a life on the streets.

The number and variety of adoptable cats and kittens at any given time will fluctuate. Please see below for the most comprehensive listing of our available cats.

You can read testimonials from the community and from previous adopters by clicking here to determine if meeting any of our TASCs at Hand would be worth your while. We hope that it is.

 . Sol .

Sol

Adult, Male, Large
Sol is one of the gentlest and most affable cats we've ever met. Upon rescue form an outdoor colony, Sol immediately befriended a barn cat named Harris, and the two are the best of friends, always lounging together and giving each other baths. You can't sit down without Sol or Harris jumping in your lap, followed by the other one. They absorb all the attention you're willing to give them and repay you with kisses and strong purrs. Sol is neutered, current on vaccines, and negative for FIV/FeLV. He is allergic to grasses and pollen. When his eyes get agitated, his ears get infected, so it's an indoors-only life we're seeking for him and Harris. Now that outdoor access has been denied them both, Sol has had no allergic reactions. Orange tabbies tend to be the labrador of cats, and Harris and Sol are no exception. Make an appointment to meet these two and see for yourself!
  • Domestic Short Hair-orange
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Hubble .

Hubble

Young, Male, Large
From the day of his rescue, it was evident that Hubble is destined to be a large cat when he matures. All the more to warm your lap in winter! Hubble's childhood was spent scrapping around a fast-food dumpster, but those days ended in February when he and his 5-month-old brothers were rescued. Hubble is now perfectly content getting his solid two squares a day and plenty of human contact. He'd be great as a paired adoption with his brother Newton (pictured) or as a companion to a resident cat. Hubble is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped. Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Medium Hair-gray, Tabby - Grey
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Emryss .

Emryss

Young, Male, Small
Emryss was born into an outdoor cat colony in Brooklyn, NY, where he was raised in the company of humans who worked in the construction yard where the colony lived. This sweetheart is anything but feral, and he was brought indoors for good during the January 2015 polar vortex. Incredibly beautiful, sweet, curious, and playful, Emryss is shy at first about being petted, but once he's reminded how nice it is, he appreciates the attention. Emryss is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and neg/neg for FIV/FeLV. If you're inclined to give a bonded pair a home, Emryss and his sister Pretty will reward you with their beauty alone! You can see her profile on our list of pets as well. Please note that we are a 100% volunteer-based non profit organization. Adoption fees apply on all of our adoptable pets so that we can continue to help other homeless cats in need.
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Sonia .

Sonia

Young, Female, Small
Sonia couldn't be more adorable if she tried! At just over a year old, this little lady is so happy not to be living outdoors any longer. She was part of a Trap-Neuter-Return project and was selected to be placed as a barn cat, which is why her ear was tipped. However, while in barn training, Sonia made it quite clear that she preferred to be in a home, and we're hoping to help her dream come true.. Unlike the stereotypical tortie, Sonia lacks the attitude that people associated with her kind. She's not the least bit sassy or aloof, but rather playful and flirtatious. She has the cutest gravelly meow, and her coat is soft as silk. Sonia is spayed, current on vaccines, and microchipped. She's truly a doll and would do well in a home with or without other cats, and as an indoors-only cat. Please don't hesitate to request an adoption application and meet this sweetheart. She's often called Princess Cutie Pants for a reason! Please note that we are an all volunteer non-profit organization. Adoption fees apply so that we can continue to help more cats in need.
  • Tortoiseshell, Calico
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Harris .

Harris

Adult, Male, Medium
Could Harris be more handsome?!? This sweetheart wandered into a trap set for an escaped barn cat, and the property owners didn't even know he was around. He turned out to be a social, wonderfully affectionate cat, so it's a good thing he received a subtle eartip at the time he was neutered. Harris is currently living in the barn vacated by his predecessor, but he'd love to be an indoors-only, spoiled rotten guy along with his pal, Sol, who joined him in the barn a few weeks later. They two forged an instant bond and cannot be separated. Harris actively seeks attention and is a ball of purring putty in your hands. He is neutered and current on vaccines. Orange tabbies tend to be the labrador of cats, and Harris and Sol are no exception. Make an appointment to meet these two and see for yourself!
  • Domestic Short Hair-orange
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Kelvin .

Kelvin

Young, Male, Medium
Kelvin is a true extrovert, the most forward of his brothers. He's a curious fellow and is quick to purr upon touch or even eye contact. He'd love a home to explore on his own or in the company of one of his brothers (Atom, Hubble, or Newton). Rescued at 5 months of age trying to make ends meet by scrapping around a fast-food dumpster, Kelvin is now perfectly content getting his solid two squares a day and plenty of human contact. He sits up like a squirrel to receive pets and is fond of showing affection by weaving around your ankles. Kelvin is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped. Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Short Hair-gray, Tabby - Grey
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Newton .

Newton

Young, Male, Large
Newton is a docile guy, very mild-mannered with a quiet disposition. He can be somewhat aloof, but once comfortable in a new home, he's destined to become a champion snuggler. Newton is now perfectly content getting his solid two squares a day and plenty of human contact after spending the first 5 months of his life scrapping around a fast food dumpster. He'd do best as a paired adoption with his brother Hubble, pictured, or as a companion to a resident cat. He very much respects his elder feline companions. Newton is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped. Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Medium Hair - brown, Domestic Short Hair - buff
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Atom .

Atom

Young, Male, Small
Atom is a quirky kid. He's a curious but shy fellow and truly loves his petting sessions, but he has to be tricked into getting them! Catching him in a nap or relaxing with one of his brothers is a surefire way to win him over. He's also not one to decline food and is easily doted on while he eats. Given Atom's introverted ways, he'd do best in a home as a paired adoption with one of his brothers (Hubble, Kelvin, or Newton). With time, Atom's confidence will grow,, and he'll shed his shy ways soon enough!. Atom is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped. Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Medium Hair-gray
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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 . Haley .

Haley

Young, Female, Medium
Beautiful, soulful Haley is just under a year old. Having grown up outdoors amongst a colony of cats, she is perfectly at ease in the presence of other cats. She'd do quite well as a feline companion to a cat of any age, but she'd also be just fine as the only apple of her human's eye. This petite lady loves her petting sessions! She'll sit up like a squirrel as your hand approaches her head, and in no time, she'll offer up her belly for some good rubs. Though young, Haley does not exhibit the energy level of a kitten. She's wise beyond her years and a truly relaxed kitty. Even the sight of dogs doesn't rile her up. Haley is spayed, current on vaccines, negative for FIV/FeLV, and microchipped. Please don't hesitate to inquire after this gentle tortie.
  • Torbie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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