Being a mom is really hard work! And when our mama cats have done all of that hard work, everyone clamors for their adorable kittens, leaving mama behind waiting for her forever home. So, to celebrate Mother’s Day in November, we’re offering $50 adoption fees on all of our mama cats! We’ll be featuring our favorite moms over the next few weeks, including Mama Rose, Tia, Winifred, Tess, Mary, Shadow, Sarah, and Trixie. If you’re in search of a great kitty, please consider giving one of our amazing moms a home!
Above, meet Mary Sanderson, one of the three Sanderson sisters of hocus-pocus. Mary and her sisters were found outside taking care of their 14 — FOURTEEN! — kittens.
Mary is an extremely friendly and curious one year old cat. She loves pets and cuddles and enjoys exploring her foster mom’s home. Now but she’s no longer caring for all of her babies, she’s becoming very playful and loves the jingle bell and the feather wand. She also loves to her cardboard scratching pad.
Mary is great with other cats and kids. Does not seem very fond of dogs but would probably do OK with a very mellow dog if introduced properly.
Meet Winnifred Sanderson, Mary’s sister and partner in raising the 14 kittens found with the three sisters. Winnifred is about three years old. She is laid-back and extremely gentle. She loves pets and chin rubs and likes to be held. She is a purring machine! She likes to sit by the window and birdwatch at her foster’s house. She likes kids and gets along great with other cats. She would probably do OK with a very laid-back dog if introduced properly.
If you are interested in meeting Mary or Winnifred, or any of our adoptable cats, please fill out an application here:
(We ask for an application prior to scheduling meetups because our cats are all in foster homes.)
Adopting from Pittsburgh C.A.T.
All Pittsburgh C.A.T. adoptions begin with our application. After it’s reviewed you’ll be contacted about meeting your cat or kitten. All cats have been fostered in homes and are healthy, spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines.
Also look for more adoptable cats on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Petfinder page.
Other ways you can help
Amazon Wish Lists
The Amazon Wish List for our group’s foster kittens.
Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs. Pittsburgh CAT has a number of wish lists that include foods for feeding neo-natal kittens like KMR, and other lists that include the best kitten foods, adult cat foods, food and materials for feral cats, and preferred toys and litter.
2017 Feral Cat Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/10PFDFN1BY55E/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
2017 Foster Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1DJBKJ6Y7IMR8/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.
There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.
- Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
- Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
- Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
- Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
- Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.
If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.
Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives
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This award-winning art was inspired by working in post op at the May 25, 2014 Homeless Cat Management Team TNR clinic. I’ll make a $5.00 donation to HCMT for each poster sold to help spay and neuter more cats so there won’t be so many to rescue. Quantity discounts are available if you want a stack for a clinic or event. Read more about this artwork and purchase a print of this sketch.
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