The Cat Lounge in La Jolla celebrates 1,000 adoptions
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The Cat Lounge Rescue and Adoption Center executive director Renee Shamloo.
The Cat Lounge Rescue and Adoption Center executive director Renee Shamloo.

The Cat Lounge Rescue and Adoption Center, San Diego’s first and only nonprofit cat lounge, achieved its 1,000 adoption mark in August. With the support of volunteers and the community, this cat rescue has saved, rehabilitated, and adopted out 1,000 cats before celebrating its first anniversary in November.

“Being able to adopt out almost 1,000 cats in nine months is a huge accomplishment for our rescue community,” said executive director Renee Shamloo. “We sleep and breathe rescue, often dropping everything to coordinate transporting abandoned kittens to The Cat Lounge after hours. Reaching this level of success in such a short period of time shows us that the community wants to be involved and help us save lives as much as we do.”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption rates have increased for numerous San Diego animal shelters. In hopes of finding a furry friend during quarantine, locals have turned to The Cat Lounge for a cat companion. To celebrate this accomplishment and show their appreciation to the volunteers and supporters, the nonprofit cat rescue has created a “Thank You” video that will be posted on their social media platforms via Facebook and Instagram.

Founded in 2019, The Cat Lounge’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt out cats to their forever homes. In efforts to reimagine the shelter experience, the lounge has created a cozy living room environment where cats are free to roam around and interact with the public. For more information, visit



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