Lifesaving in Las Vegas

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to both cats and people in our community.

Our History

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions (Homeward Bound) was founded in 2007 as a foster-based rescue focused on finding homes for cats. For nearly 12 years, this small organization relied exclusively on volunteers to care for cats and complete adoptions at PetSmart and Petco stores. In 2019, Homeward Bound received funding to open its Flamingo Adoption Center and embarked on a transition from this foster-based structure. The 2,400 square foot facility allowed Homeward Bound to care for more cats and increase adoptions by providing a modern, free-roaming space to minimize stress, serve the individual needs of each cat, and set up both cats and adopters for success. To date, Homeward Bound has saved over 9,485 cats, including 968 cats in 2023. 

Want to see more 2023 saves? Read our Impact Report here!

Lifesaving Approach

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to both cats and people in our community. 

We are a no-kill adoption center dedicated to saving the lives of homeless cats in the Las Vegas Valley and providing a humane recourse for people in distress who are no longer able to care for their catsoffering an alternative to taking them to a municipal shelter or abandoning them in the streets. 

Homeward Bound works to achieve its mission through adoption, foster, and help desk services, together with community outreach and collaboration with other animal welfare organizations. Our modern, free-roaming adoption center is designed to minimize the stress experienced by homeless cats, increase enrichment, and make it easier for them to find loving homes. 

Homeward Bound respects and values the life of every cat, and strives to enrich the lives of our volunteers, employees, and visitors by providing a quality workplace, up-to-date humane education, and compassionate care for our cats.  

Join the Team

Homeward Bound is dedicated to providing support and resources to both cats and people in our community. We focus on positively impacting the lives of our team members, volunteers, guests, and community members by cultivating a collaborative environment based on respect and a non-judgmental approach to support and services.

Career Opportunities

Homeward Bound is looking for passionate, people-friendly professionals for two leadership positions that will oversee consistent achievement of its vision, mission and financial objectives. Requirements include and affection for all animals and concern for their welfare and willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace, and the desire and ability to absorb and apply new information including a commitment to keeping up with the latest animal welfare best practices. Candidates must be self-directed, able to use sound judgement, have strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, and able to manage multiple tasks and embrace change. For the complete job descriptions, as well as how to apply, see below, and best of luck!

Partners and Supporters

We appreciate the generous support of our Partners, who help us save cats and serve the people who love them every day.

Grant Partners


Meet the Team

Board of Directors

  • Mark Brandenburg
  • Kasefera Gunter
  • Tayler D. Bingham, Esq.


  • Vanessa Porter, Executive Director
  • Nicole Cayette, Director of Development and Operations
  • Leona Grim, Community Support and Services Manager
  • Kimberly Wade, Marketing Manager, and, Operations Support


Surprise! We’re Expecting!

To celebrate, you’re invited to a Kitten Shower! The fun-filled event aims to bring awareness about kittens in need, provide gifts to care for kittens who need it most, and increase the number of foster families available to save kitten lives.

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By the Numbers

Thanks to the amazing support of our community, Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions has the ability to positively impact the lives of thousands of people and cats.


Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a volunteer-driven organization, which means that the care of our cats as well as raising awareness for what we do entirely depends on people like you. We would not exist without volunteers.