Cat Socialization Program

The Burbank Animal Shelter receives many feral kittens under 2 months of age that can be socialized and in time become loving, affectionate pets. The Shelter also receives many domesticated adult cats that require socialization due to the high level of stress they suffer from being caged.

The taming process for these scared cats takes patience and the understanding that the cats will come around at their own pace. Sometimes it takes a month, sometimes six months depending on the age and temperament of the cat.

The VBAS Socialization Team works with our scared cats daily to prepare them for adoption. Due to space restrictions however, we cannot unfortunately always provide the amount of time that these cats require.

Individuals are desperately needed to adopt these great cats and to continue the socialization process in the home. Advice is provided on the adjustment process.

For more information on adopting a cat or kitten from the Socialization Program please contact the VBAS at or call 818.238.3344.

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Feral Cat Overview
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Barn Cat Program