The objective of the present study was to investigate the influence of different sucrose-based extenders on the motility, morphology, viability and acrosomal integrity of epididymal cat spermatozoa cryopreserved by ultra-rapid freezing method. Nine cats were castrated, and collected semen was diluted 1 : 1 with Dulbecco`s phosphate-buffered saline-BSA1%-based extender supplemented with different sucrose concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.4 and 0.6 m). After ultra-rapid freezing, samples were thawed and sperm motility, morphology, viability and acrosome status were assessed. At thawing, the number of progressively motile (p < 0.01) and morphologically normal (p < 0.01) sperm was higher in the sucrose-supplemented groups than in the sucrose-free group. Viability of spermatozoa cryopreserved without sucrose was significantly reduced. In extender supplemented with 0.4 m sucrose, spermatozoa viability showed higher values (57.0 ± 4.7; p < 0.01). No significant differences were detected among groups for sperm acrosome integrity. Results support that cat sperm survive after ultra-rapid freezing using sucrose as a cryoprotectant, and the best results were achieved when 0.4 m of sucrose was used. This is the first report on sperm ultra-rapid freezing of cat sperm and further studies on extenders, sperm management or cryovials should be carried out to improve sperm cryosurvival.