Two times the fun! Shy Kobe is a 5-year-old, longhaired grey and white cat that loves being petted and sitting in warm laps. Three-year-old Tobe is a brown tabby and the more outgoing of the two. Sadly, Kobe and Tobe's guardian recently moved into an assisted care facility, so they are looking for a new home together. In addition to being loving lap cats, they get along with dogs and other cats. What's not to like?

If you're looking for a purr-fect pair of cats to add love and warmth to your home, stop by the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) to meet Kobe and Tobe. ASAP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that cares for cats and kittens awaiting adoption at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. The facility is located at 5473 Overpass Road, off Patterson Avenue.

For more information, call 683-3368. To view pictures of other adoptable dogs, cats and bunnies, visit

Save the Date

In November, the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) will be holding an art show featuring cats. ASAP’s volunteer coordinator, Kim Snyder, and seven other talented ASAP volunteers are busy creating original artwork in a variety of mediums. The show opens November 20 at the Coffee Cat, the coffee shop on the corner of Anacapa and Anapamu streets and runs through December 10.

Volunteer Opportunities

Can’t adopt a cat right now, but would still like to help? Consider volunteering your time at ASAP Cats. Duties may include keeping cages sparkling clean, grooming and socializing the cats, or even providing a foster home for kittens that are too young to be adopted.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Kim Snyder at 681-4397 or send an e-mail to