Alaska’s KAAATs is a registered non-profit and all of our services are free.
Donations are accepted and are tax-deductible.
Our EIN # is 47-4623908
Alaska's KAAATs, Kitty Advocacy, Awareness & Adoption Tails, began as a Facebook page that Paw-Prints, Howls and Purrs created to advocate for the cats of our Alaskan community back in 2013. As time went on, our page began to grow worldwide and was being recognized for the exceptionally beautiful cats, uniquely written and individualized backgrounds for each cat. Therefore we felt our page should become more and decided our next goal was to become a part of a registered 501(c)(3). We were hoping to integrate Alaska’s KAAATs into our other organization, Mojo’s Hope, however the state would not allow that, therefore we had to move forward as a separate entity. As of July 22, 2015, Alaska's KAAATs officially incorporated with the State of Alaska and we filed for our 501(c)(3) paperwork with the IRS. We officially received our letter of determination on 8/12/15, with our acceptance date of 7/22/15.
Vision and Supports
PURRmoting a sense of positive collaboration amongst the Cat Community worldwide. Supporting others, demonstrating compassion, kindness and insPURRing others to recognize the beauty of our feline friends.
Alaska's KAAATs are advoCATes for senior cats, cats who have repeatedly shown up at the shelter, long-timers or those with significant special needs, be it behavioral or medical. We advoCATe for humane alternatives for declawing and are willing to offer guidance and education in this area and other behavioral concerns. We advoCATe for the wonderful people who open their homes and hearts to these special cats and need support to help keep their cats happy and healthy!
-Behavior support- Our main focus is on cats that have been adopted from rescues or local shelters. Our goal is to help these
cats stay in their homes by providing support for the cats and their people.
-Outreach eduCATional Events
-EduCATional Brochures included but not limited to:
-Transition into the Home
-How to Greet a Shy Cat
-Paws Need Claws (Humane Alternatives to declawing)
-Are you Ready to Adopt?
-Videos displaying Enrichment Activities such as food puzzles, the cat wheel, nose work-
-Advertising of Cats for Adoption: flyers, posting on social media, newspaper if possible
-AdvoCATing for the implementation of TNR in Alaska (it is presently not legal due to a regulation with the Board of Game).
-PURRtography of cats in shelters and in foster. Paw-Prints, Howls and Purrs© is my photography business that focuses primarily on capturing photos of cats in the most beautiful and fun way possible to help purromote their adoptions.
-Sharing of other organizations and shelters throughout Alaska to help purromote positive adoptions throughout the state.
Alaska's KAAATs founder has worked with a variety of behaviors over the past 20 years, however, we specialize in shy, unsocialized and fearful cats. Alaska's KAAATs also offers support for transitions into the home (before and after adoption from the local shelter or rescue group), support for adopters before and after adoption, lost cats and more. We have created user friendly brochures that are on our website, www.pawprintshowlsandpurrs.org for our local community along with educational videos, with plans to make more to further help in the best way possible. We are very excited to go on this journey and to continue to learn more ways to help out our feline friends.
We are so grateful to all of our friends who support cats all over the world! We adore and treasure each one of you.
From the PURRspective of a Shelter Cat by, Alaska's KAAATs
The Five Freedoms
Please visit Amazon.com to see the items on our Wish List. Alaska's KAAAT's is not a rescue or facility, however we provide supplies and more to the cats at the shelter and those in rescue/foster.
Cat Support, Recovery & Behavior
Certificates and Credentials
After developing many years of experience helping to trap and return lost pets to their families, Alaska's KAAATs would like to offer our professional support as a certified MAR (Missing Animal Response) technician. Our free services would include, but are not limited to:, support, training, guidance and the ability to provide supplies for the families of cats that have been adopted from the shelter and/or from our community that have gone missing. For example, our support can include:
- Loan of humane traps
- Training on proper use of humane traps
- Provide advice on how to find a lost pet
- Demonstrate how to successfully recover a pet
- Provide advice for when they find their pet and how to keep them safe and sound
- Available Microchip Scanner
The Missing Animal Response Network website is:
There you will find invaluable links and support.
Alaska's KAAATs is a local resource for various cat behaviors with over 20 years of experience in the Animal Welfare community. Shannon Basner has worked with a variety of behaviors, however she specializes in shy, unsocialized and fearful cats. AK's also offer support for transitions into the home (after adoption from the local shelter or rescue group), support for adopters after adoption, lost cats and more. AK's created user friendly brochures on our website for our local community along with educational videos. Our mission is to promote advocacy, awareness and adoptions for the cats of the Alaskan community, including but not limited to cats at open admission shelters. Shannon Basner also received her dog training certification through the Animal Behavior College.