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Animal Sanctuary & Care Society is very proud to provide loving lifelong homes for all of our animals. in Marin Count Your support of ASCS ensures that all of our adorable animals - many strays, abandoned, or about to be put-down - are given great veterinary care for the rest of their lives.

Mission Statement

The Animal Sanctuary & Care Society (ASCS) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that has been rescuing and giving loving homes to homeless cats in Marin County, California for over 15 years. The mission is to provide exceptional lifelong foster-care for strays, abandoned cats or those who were scheduled to be euthanized at shelters. All rescues are given necessary medical attention and care for the rest of their lives in our wonderful sanctuaries, including spaying/neutering, microchipping, dentistry, and regular veterinary check-ups. Animal Sanctuary & Care Society is a "no kill" organization. We believe in spaying and neutering to limit over-population and reduce the suffering of homeless of cats.


Elektra first became involved in rescue work in 1985 when she began to feed a local stray cat. At first, it was simply feeding the poor kitty because she couldn't stand to watch him starve; then, of course, it evolved into taking him in as her own! Seven rescued cats later, she was fortunate to come into more space in her home as the tenants in her duplex moved out. A friend who had started an animal rescue asked if she could use the other apartment for a temporary home for the rescues and, of course, Elektra agreed. 'Temporary' turned into more than 22 years and the formation of the Animal Sanctuary & Care Society!


Animal Sanctuary & Care Society (ASCS) was founded in 1999 as a rescue, adoption, and foster service for cats and critters in Marin County. Since then we have helped more than 900 rescued animals receive quality care - including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, regular check-ups, microchipping, dentistry, and grooming - and wonderful new homes. In the fall of 2013, due to a shortage of volunteer staff, ASCS began operating exclusively as a foster agency to care for the many adorable cats in our foster homes in Sausalito and Fairfax. ASCS continues to provide food, shelter and regular veterinary attention for many other local animals.


ASCS is entirely run by a committed volunteer team of loving kitty rescuers. Our wonderful volunteers have a combined 50 years of experience rescuing animals and are absolutely devoted to bettering the lives of animals in need.


100% of the donations made to ASCS go toward our sanctuary program and help provide for our foster kitties and our permanent older or special needs residents. Although we have done our best to find good homes for them, those we could not place we will care for the rest of their lives.


Thank you for thinking of shelter animals when making your donations!

Meet Our Adorable Cats!

(Some of our kitties are camera shy...)

Pictures by our fabulous volunteer kitty photography, Camilla Jaderholm.


"We would like to acknowledge the donation from Jill O'Reilly 

that is most appreciated.​​''

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