About TASC

Inspired by the abundance of homeless cats wandering the streets of Brooklyn, The American Street Cat, Inc. was founded in 2011 as a non-profit charity in New York State. In 2015, TASC gained “Foreign Nonprofit Corporation” status in the state of Texas.  Operations continue in the Brooklyn area and are ramping up in the Houston area.

Entirely volunteer based, TASC is a grass roots organization that believes in transparency about who we are and what we do. There are no paid officers or volunteers. We’re just blue collar folks working for blue collar cats. All money raised via donations, adoption fees, and events goes directly toward the cats’ expenses so that those living on the streets and in back yards may lead healthier, kitten-free lives.

Dedicated to the mission of minimizing the number of stray cats making ends meet, TASC’s focus remains on the humane, proven effective practice of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Related efforts include placing into adoptive or foster homes the kittens and friendly strays found during TNR projects, heightening public awareness, and recruiting more volunteers in order to make a bigger difference faster.

Until local, state, and federal spay/neuter legislation can be agreed upon, passed, and enforced, our best defense is educating the public to gain its cooperation in achieving our mission. Too many intact house cats are turned out because of undesirable behavior, be it yowling females in heat, or spraying toms. Often, they are turned out not only because of their behavior, but also due to the lack of financial means for their owners to do anything about it. With the variety of low-cost options available, domestic dumping has to stop.

Take a look at the Spay/Neuter page for low-cost options in New York City and in the greater Houston area, and help spread the word to neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family members who have yet to spay/neuter their cats (or dogs).


Cats helped to date


All of TASC’s adoption candidates are tested for FeLV and FIV, microchipped, and started on the deworming and FVRCP vaccine rounds. Adoptables of age are spayed or neutered and receive the rabies vaccine. Prospective adopters are required to fill out an adoption application, and a nominal adoption fee applies in order for us to continue helping street cats in need.

That you’re even considering adopting is a step toward the global effort to minimize the homeless pet problem, and we ask that you please keep an open mind about adopting “special needs” cats and adult or senior cats that have been through domestic rehabilitation after a life on the streets.

The number and variety of adoptable cats and kittens at any given time will fluctuate. Please see below for the most comprehensive listing of our available cats.

You can read testimonials from the community and from previous adopters by clicking here to determine if meeting any of our TASCs at Hand would be worth your while. We hope that it is.

 . Newton .


Young, Male, Large
Newton is a docile guy, very mild-mannered with a quiet disposition. He can be somewhat aloof, but once comfortable in a new home, he's destined to become a champion snuggler.Newton is now perfectly content getting his solid two squares a day and plenty of human contact after spending the first 5 months of his life scrapping around a fast food dumpster. He'd do best as a paired adoption with his brother Hubble, pictured, or as a companion to a resident cat. He very much respects his elder feline companions.Newton is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped.Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Medium Hair - brown, Domestic Short Hair - buff
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
 . Atom .


Young, Male, Small
Atom is a quirky kid. He's a curious but shy fellow and truly loves his petting sessions, but he has to be tricked into getting them! Catching him in a nap or relaxing with one of his brothers is a surefire way to win him over. He's also not one to decline food and is easily doted on while he eats.Given Atom's introverted ways, he'd do best in a home as a paired adoption with one of his brothers (Hubble, Kelvin, or Newton). With time, Atom's confidence will grow,, and he'll shed his shy ways soon enough!.Atom is neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV (neg/neg), and microchipped.Note: The American Street Cat is a 100% all volunteer non-profit group. Each adoption sustains our efforts, and an adoption fee applies. This helps us save more kitties like this cutie.
  • Domestic Medium Hair-gray
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
 . Haley .


Young, Female, Medium
Beautiful, soulful Haley is just under a year old. Having grown up outdoors amongst a colony of cats, she is perfectly at ease in the presence of other cats. She'd do quite well as a feline companion to a cat of any age, but she'd also be just fine as the only apple of her human's eye.This petite lady loves her petting sessions! She'll sit up like a squirrel as your hand approaches her head, and in no time, she'll offer up her belly for some good rubs. Though young, Haley does not exhibit the energy level of a kitten. She's wise beyond her years and a truly relaxed kitty. Even the sight of dogs doesn't rile her up.Haley is spayed, current on vaccines, negative for FIV/FeLV, and microchipped. Please don't hesitate to inquire after this gentle tortie.
  • Torbie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
All Cats