A Better Life for Cats in St. Louis


Welcome to Animal House

Where Cats Heal, Play and Find Their Forever Home

Animal House is a safe, loving place for rescued cats to live while they find their forever homes. Our feline residents are welcome to stay with us as long as it takes for them to meet their perfect human match. In other words, we have a “no-kill” policy.

We’re located in St. Louis, Missouri, and care for 200 to 300 kittens and cats of all sizes, breeds and ages. It’s important work that happens every day. Our Director, Brandyn, and volunteer staff will happily introduce you to cats of all kinds, fill you in about their personalities, and assist you with adoption when you find your match. It’s our number one priority to help cats find permanent, loving homes. Everything we do supports this goal.

Come visit us when you’re ready for a long-term feline relationship!


Note quite ready for a new addition to your family? You can still help our kitties who are by clicking the button below!

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Meet our Kitty of the Month, Lavender!

Name: Lavender
Sex: Female
DOB: 2011
Breed: Grey / silver / blue domestic shorthair

Animal House received a call from a concerned home health aide back in 2012 who said her client had been feeding a cat living outside, underneath the house. We immediately packed up our things and hit the road, eager to get the cat to a safe indoor space as soon as possible.

Once we got to the home, we found the cat to be so fierce, frightened, and full of youthful energy that we had to trap her. When we finally contained, we took her straight to the vet where she was spayed and began to settle down…but just a little bit. Her experience on the streets had obviously shaken her to the core, making it difficult for her to trust that her new future would not be the same tumultuous journey.

Our staff and volunteers focused their energy on making her feel comfortable and safe. She needed to shed her past life and focus on her bright new future. While it took her five years to do so, we are proud to say that she has fully embraced her new life and is more relaxed than ever before! She has been socializing well with our other cats for the past year and currently resides in one of our community rooms.

Lavender’s story is a prime example of our staff’s willingness to take in cats who may require extra time and effort, as well as their devotion to the betterment of every cat. We all understood that the road traveled with Lavender would be a long one, but we knew it would be worth it <3

We’re elated to say that Lavender is ready for her forever family! We believe she will do well with a family who has experience with cats and perhaps even other cats in the house. She will flourish with a space for her to romp around and just be herself 😊

Come visit with Lavender today at our adoption center!
2151 59th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63110

Our adoption hours are:
Wed: 1 – 7 pm
Thurs & Fri: 11 am – 3 pm
Sat: 12 – 4 pm

Click on Lavender’s picture to learn more about our other cats and kittens who are ready to find their forever families!

Our Drop-off Policy

If you have a cat or kitten you cannot keep, please call us at (314) 531-4626. We’ll schedule an appointment for you if we have space available. Limited resources are our reality and we make a lifetime commitment to every cat that enters our doors.

Thank you for understanding.

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How You Can Help


We’re home for more than 200 adoptable cats. Come meet your match during regular adoption hours each week, Wednesday through Saturday, or email us for an appointment.

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Cash contributions from people like you make it possible for Animal House to take care of the vet visits, cat food, litter changes, laundry needs and more for hundreds of kittens and cats each year.

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Volunteers help make Animal House a home, and ensure all our rescue cats are truly ready for life as pets. Your time helps with bottle-feeding kittens, chin scratches, blanket laundering and more.

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Adoption Hours

If visiting to adopt, please come at least 30 min prior to closing.

Wednesday 1pm – 7pm
Thursday 11am – 3pm
Friday 11am – 3pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm

Or by appointment,
just email us.

Our Location

2151 59th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 531-4626

We’re in The Hill neighborhood, located just a block Southeast of Hampton Avenue and I-44.

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Photography donated by Jacque Weber.

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