About Us

An overview of South County Cats

  • Based in south King county in Washington State, we are an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. Our mission is to reduce intake rates at our local shelters. We provide spay/neuter assistance, as well as supporting cats that fall outside the scope of many shelters – those often considered unadoptable. Our main areas of focus are:

  • Spay/Neuter - Schedule an appointment at our South County Spay/Neuter Clinic at http://www.feralcatproject.org/renton-clinic or email us for more information.

  • Financial assistance for the spay/neuter of cats whose caregivers have limited financial resources

  • Fostering under-socialized cats and kittens to increase their adoptability In addition, we:

  • Assisting with TNR (Trap - Neuter - Return) of feral cats in south King County - i.e. lending traps, carriers and cages, and providing instructions on their use

  • Educating the public about feral cats and available resources for helping feral cats coexist in our environment


We are so proud of our director and founder, Sally Halela, who was recognized with three different awards for her commitment to South County Cats and 35 years as an animal welfare volunteer:

Governor’s Volunteer Service Award - Animal Welfare category

Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Animal Champion Award - Individual category

Points of Light Award - Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service and recognizes extraordinary volunteers who are donating their time and talent to better their communities.

Sally is an inspiration to all of us and these awards validate the important work South County Cats does, which impacts cats, their caretakers and our community.

Our mailing address is at the UPS Store. We do not have a physical shelter and cannot accept stray or surrendered cats.

South County Cats

26828 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE #160

Maple Valley, WA 98038

Email: southcountycats@gmail.com

I wanted to thank you very much for helping me fix my kitty...

I got a kitty off Craigslist around Christmas time. He was supposed to be a girl but is a boy. He is very loveable, so it doesn't matter!

I requested and received a voucher from South County Cats and got my kitty fixed on Tuesday this week. Besides doing my part to keep population down, it is healthier for the kitty. I just wanted to extend my thanks for helping me with this.

Craigslist ad - South County Cats THANK YOU - 1/7/2011

Cat carriers are ready to transport cats to be spayed or neutered.

Newpaper Articles

Coins for Cats - Covington Reporter, August 2, 2008

Better Lives for Cats - Maple Valley Reporter, January 19, 2008

The Purrfect Solution to Cat Overpopulation - January 2008 article from Maple Valley Reporter’s Editor

Big Milestone for South County Cats - Covington Reporter, December 25, 2008