By Suzanne from Philadelphia, PA
PHILLY CAT INFO:
Looks like you have quite a few wonderful organizations in your area:
* Sometimes one will run out of funding & go out of business. Don't be discouraged, just call the next one on the list.
- Cat Angel Network, Chester County, Philadelphia, PA area, Telephone: 610-327-6870
- Animal Rescue & Referral, Philadelphia, PA area, Telephone: 215-322-9251
- Animal Friends, Pittsburgh
- Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh area
- TNR at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
- Castaway Critters, spay/neuter services for City of Harrisburg residents
- Centre County PAWS - State College area - offers low cost spay/neuter certificates
- Companion Animal Relief Effort, Philadelphia, PA area; Telephone: 215-462-1889
- Feral Agenda, Dr. Dina Russell, Chalfont, Philadelphia, PA area, Telephone: 215-822-7393
- Friends of Homeless Felines in Scottdale, call 724-887-0472
- 4 Paws Spay/Neutering Wilkes-Barre
- Homeless Cat Management Team in Pittsburgh, PA, operates feral cat spay/neuter clinics. Call 412-321-4060.
- Humane League of Lancaster County offers spay/neuter clinics for county residents
- Hundred Cat Foundation is a TNR group in the Centre County/State College area
- The Safe Cat Network, Inc., in the Berks County/Reading area - 3315 Regency Drive, Sinking Spring, PA 19605, 1-877-365-0242 PIN 1990# or 610-478-7939 or email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex at email@example.comMonroe Animal League, Monroe County
- No Kill Monroe County PAWS coverage area includes counties of Adams, Cumberland (Camp Hill/Mechanicsburg), Dauphin (Harrisburg area), Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York
- Peaceable Kingdom in Allentown, PA, offers spay/neuter services for feral cats.
TNR at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
- Philadelphia Community Cats Council Sanctuary Hollow, Philadelphia, PA area, Telephone: 610-666-6312
- Stray Cat Blues, Buxmont area, Philadelphia, PA
Wags 'N Whiskers Animal Rescue, Philadelphia, PA area, Telephone: 1-800-484-7390, code 9224
- York County Feral Cat Coalition, a division of The Humane Society of Southern Maryland Inc. and York, Pa
- York County SPCA, Thomasville, operates clinic for feral cats
* Here's a newspaper article about the feral cat problem in Philadelphia:
Apparently, you have so many cat rescue & "TNR" (Trap-Neuter-Release) organizations because Philadelphia has QUITE the stray cat population problem!
---> Before you let that momma cat wander off, you can get a free neuter/spay voucher to have her fixed from one of the above organizations. The kittens cat's be fixed until 4 months of age, but the sooner they are given to a rescue origination, the easier it will be to have them adopted out. But the most important thing (IF moma cat will let you) is to socialize the kittens so they get used to being handled by humans because if they aren't held by 6 to 8 weeks, they won't ever want to be handled or petted.
Go to the website for the PSPCA and there is a form you can fill out and email to them or if you can find a phone number in your phonebook for them you can probably call. I live 10 miles outside Philadelphia and we have our own SPCA that we can contact
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