Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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Cats for Adoption: Adopt So That More Can Be Rescued!

kitten with smile on his back
Start the day with a smile on your face!

Leo shows you his happy side!

You may remember Leo and Theo, below, two perfectly sweet and affectionate brother cats. They’re really working hard to find a home so their human can foster more kittens!

long-haired black and white kittens
Leo and Theo, inseperable!

The are also Pittsburgh Pirates fans!

kittens dressed like pirates
They are Pittsburgh Pirates fans.

And  Pittsburgh Steelers fans!

kittens dress as pittsburgh steelers
They are Pittsburgh Steelers fans.

They are about 12 weeks old and are ready to find their forever home. They were born to a feral mama cat, and their rescuer patiently followed the mama cat to see where she’d stashed the kittens. Mama cat is fixed and kittens never looked back once they came inside, playful, friendly, social with people. Look at those beautiful faces! And arriving together they are more likely to be good kitties—they have lived with other cats and are well-behaved.

two kittens
They are cuddly and sweet

All of the kittens are in Bridgeville (PA). If you are interested call 724-462-9630, or email [email protected] .

Fred and Barney Need a Home of Their Own

black and white cat
Barney says, “Don’t you want to wake up and look at my spotted face every day?”

Fred and Barney were picked up by animal control and were about to be euthanized for their “feral behavior”—they were hostile and could not be handled, so unless someone would take them to socialize them, they were simply unadoptable and the shelter had to spend its limited resources on cats who were immediately adoptable.

But someone did step forward for Fred and Barney, several someones in fact, from the person who ran to the shelter to pick them up before they were euthanized to the person who initially fostered them to the foster home they live in now. Two frightened kittens who would have been forgotten long ago are now happy playful companions, ready to fill someone’s life with joy for the next decade-plus.

Abandoned, stray and feral cats are still having kittens outdoors, and every foster home possible needs to be able to open its doors to these homeless cats. If you can adopt Fred and Barney, please contact me. If not, please share them and their story, and maybe someone they’ll reach the right person. Fred and Barney are located north of Pittsburgh PA.

tabby cat on blanket
Fred says, “Look, I coordinate with every color.”

All photos courtesy the kittens’ foster homes.

And read about other kittens and adult cats who are looking for homes.

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

Next Homeless Cat Management Team Clinic

FastTrack Clinic on October 27

  • $30 for feral cats
  • Visit the website under CLINIC INFO for other costs and details.

Other spay/neuter and low-cost veterinary options

Please check my Shelters, Assistance, Spay/Neuter page for opportunities in Pittsburgh and beyond.


Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

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