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Cats for Adoption: Meet Jiffy Pop, and Prevent Spring Flings!

tabby kitten on cat tree
Jiffy Pop is ready to go home!

Jiffy’s foster person—the same one who fostered Gnarly and two kittens now in foster plus Finn wants you to know about Jiffy Pop! She’s been loving him up for weeks and now he’s ready to go to his forever home.

Meet Jiffy! He is an amazing and affectionate kitty! Jiffy is four months old, and was removed from a colony of cats living outside when he was a kitten. He loves to play and look out the windows, and also loves to snuggle up for a nice nap. Jiffy had a little bit of a rough start to life and was exhibiting some balance issues and a head tilt, however he has come a long way and rarely exhibits this behavior at all! Jiffy is a very smart kitty and would love to find his forever home!

Jiffy is currently located in Bridgeville, south of Pittsburgh. He is neutered, up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations (Rabies, Feline Distemper Combination), FIV/FeLV negative, flea treated and dewormed and up for adoption through Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue. You can find him on Petfinder.

February and March Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

flyer for low-cost spay and neuter.
Call the Animal Rescue League of Western PA to avoid a spring fling with your cats!
Females in February and Males in March, $30 spay or neuter includes vaccines!

The Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center of Western Pennsylvania is discounting its already low spay/neuter prices for cats this February and March.

$30 gets a cat spayed or neutered and vaccines! They are scheduling female cat spays in February and male cat neuters in March. Call 412-345-7300 x211 to book your cat’s appointment. They’ve noted that dog and rabbit specials will be announced soon!

Visit their website for low-cost options for spay and neuter and for their TNR program.

low-cost neuter at animal friends
Animal Friends, for mancats only.
For Mancats Only at Animal Friends

You just can’t beat that price! Get a $5 neuter and $5 rabies vaccine during February. The offer is for owned male cats only, no females or ferals. Space is limited so call 412.847.7004.

If you can’t get an appointment their low-cost spay/neuter program can set you up with a appointment for a female cat or a dog at a reasonable price! Give them a call at 412.847.7004!

Visit their website for more information on low-cost spay and neuter.

HCMT clinic
HCMT clinic in Tarentum.
Homeless Cat Management Team Free For Ferals on February 23

This clinic is underwritten by Fred & Dawn Riedel “with gratitude to HCMT for all they do”. All feral cats will be spayed and neutered at no charge and receive rabies vaccine, Frontline flea treatment, and ear mite treatment if needed. Ear-tipping is mandatory for feral cats.

The  clinic is located at 207 Allegheny Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084. Call HCMT at 412-321-4060 register to bring a cat to any of the HCMT clinics. Leave a message in voice mail box 3 for NO CHARGE clinic registration and include your name and phone number in your message. A HCMT representative will call you back to confirm your registration.

Please note that No Charge Clinics fill quickly and on a first-come-first-serve basis. If we cannot treat your cat at the next No Charge clinic, we will call you about a future clinic.

For more information on clinics visit the HCMT website.

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What’s that? You don’t have a cat that has to be spayed or neutered? Sponsor one! Find someone who hasn’t spayed or neutered their cat and get it done for them!

It’s all about preventing the births of unwanted kittens so we can love the ones we live with all the more.


two tabby cats
ZZ and Charlie, BFFs forever.

ZZ has been featured here along with his brothers Ike and Mickey, but it was his brother Charlie who wooed a visitor at PetSmart, who then decided to adopt both brothers. They were fostered by one of my featured foster homes. Thanks, Lynn, for raising those kitties right!

Now who else is looking for a home? Browse a few more rescued cats and kittens!

All photos courtesy the kittens’ foster 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

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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