Local cat shelters can be found through a list of organizations on Cat Shelter's directory. This website lists the main directories for animal shelters in the U.S.
Cat Shelter's list of directories includes sites such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) "find a shelter" search, the Rescue Shelter and Hug for Homeless Animals. It also links to humane organizations such as Alley Cat Allies, Declawing and Rescue Me.
Pet Finder is one organization that Cat Shelter lists. It has a search engine for finding animal shelters by distance after users provide a ZIP code. It also lists them by state.
Adopt a Pet has a search option for shelters and rescue centers as well as for individual cats within those shelters. The search looks for centers according to their location, distance from a specific location and name. It also has a dropdown menu to search according to what type of pet is at the shelter, so it can find shelters specifically with cats. The cat search looks for cats according to their location, distance from a specified location, breed, sex, age, color, hair, if they have special needs and whether or not they are part of a bonded pair.