Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Cats for Adoption: Home for Christmas, Please!

Teddy remembers being a rescued kitten looking for a home
Teddy remembers being a rescued kitten looking for a home

Teddy Bear is hoping other rescued kittens are as lucky as him this holiday season. He remembers being a homeless kitten and being rescued and loved and finding his forever family.

And I’ll give you a little gift too—if you adopt a cat or kitten through Pittsburgh CAT (Facebook or PetFinder pages) or sponsor an adoption, I’ll give you a certificate for 65% off your entire order of at least $25.00 in my Etsy shop!

The fee to adopt from Pittsburgh CAT is generally $65.00, so even if there is an adoption special at the time you adopt and the fee is discounted, you will still get 65% off in my Etsy shop. I can only give you 65% off once, though, so even if you adopt two cats I can only give you one discount. Your adoption fee must be paid in order to qualify—it doesn’t count if you’ve just filled out an application.

Adopting one of our fosters leaves room for us to rescue more, and the fee also helps to offset the costs of vetting, feeding and caring for our cats in foster homes. And there’s nothing we love more than seeing a cat we worked hard to trap and rescue and socialize going off to its loving forever home.

Teddy browses the Pittsburgh C.A.T. Petfinder paeg.
Teddy browses the Pittsburgh C.A.T. Petfinder page.

About these cats

All of these cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines, had any treatments necessary for their health, is healthy enough to go to a forever home, and currently lives in a foster situation so the foster home can describe more of the cat’s personality and tell you more about their background. You can see them here on the Pittsburgh CAT Facebook page. or on the newly-developed  Pittsburgh CAT Petfinder page!

Amazon Wish Lists

amazon wish list for kittens
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.

Pittsburgh CAT Wish List:

2015 Foster Cat/Kitten Wish List:

Winter Kitten Wish List!

Fall Wishlist for Fosters/Ferals!

Food For Foster Kittens:

Our Groups Foster Kittens!

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

Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!

cats and kittens
Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

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