The majestic Sal. Loves to eat (and eat and eat).

The majestic Sal. Loves to eat (and eat and eat).

We are animal lovers. Our pets have been ever loyal companions in our journey to becoming musicians -- listening (or napping, more often than not), howling (in appreciation we'd like to think!), or curled up in our instrument cases. We would not be the people (or musicians) we are today without them.

So when we decided to form our string ensemble, we chose the name "Cattus," which means "cat" in Latin.

And then we decided to take it a step further and use this venture as a way to give back to our community. Cattus Quartet donates a portion of each completed engagement to various charitable organizations that protect and provide services to domestic and wild animals.

Upon securing our services, you will have the option to pick one of the following five organizations to receive our donation.



PetSmart Charities:

PetSmart Charities aims to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet through adoption events, rescue programs and support for spay/neuter efforts. They have found homes for more than 400,000 dogs and cats each year.  4 star rating on Charity Navigator

Alley Cat Allies:

Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Their work includes efforts at shelter industry reform and educating the public with the tools and knowledge to practice, teach, and advocate for humane care for cats in their own communities. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator

Puppies Behind Bars:

Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. These dogs transform the lives of the inmates who train them, and the lives of those they go on to serve. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator

The Lange Foundation:

The Lange Foundation saves and provides shelter for animals in danger of being euthanized in local city and county shelters in the Los Angeles area. They are committed to find loving homes for as many impounded pets as possible. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator

Performing Animal Welfare Society:

Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to protecting and providing humane and permanent sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired performing animals and captive wildlife. They currently provide a home to a number of tigers and other big cats, in addition to elephants and bears. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator