Friday, December 1, 2023
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Cats for Adoption: Soon! and a Happy Ending and a T-shirt

black cat
Lucy, quiet and shy, about two.

Meet Lucy! You can guess I’d love a black kitty named Lucy. This Lucy is a rescue kitty, quiet and shy as you can see by her expression. She was trapped with a stray and feral colony and spayed and eartipped but apparently had no place to go back to and was friendly enough to socialize a little more and find a home for her. Find Lucy on Petfinder.


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A Happy Ending for Lionel

long-haired tabby
long-haired tabby cat and woman
Look how nice he is! He likes Michelle too.

This guy was “trapped” in the same Ford City trailer park where 100 other cats were trapped and spayed or neutered. “Trapped” is in quotes because on a visit back to the park he just appeared, “strutting around” and Michelle Miller picked him up and took him into the mobile clinic.

He is healthy but he tested positive for FeLV. He can be retested at a later date but still needs to be kept apart from other cats, and it had been hoped a cat as friendly and handsome as he is would quickly find a home. Another local rescuer who recently found one of her cats tested positive for FeLV agreed to take him as a friend for her cat in the room she and her husband are building to keep them separate from the rest of their household.

TNR tee shirt
Here’s what the shirt looks like, modeled by Michelle Miller!

And those t-shirts!

I’m sure you’ll want one of these! When too many cats appear in your back yard or parking lot just “Keep Calm and TNR”! And the kitty at the top has an ear-tip!

These were designed by rescuer Margo Cicci Wisniewski and are available in sizes from small to 3X, printed in white on navy blue. I’ll be auctioning one of these shirts to help with costs for rescues and assistance to cat caretakers, but if you just can’t live without one, you can purchase one on the Homeless Cat Management Team website. They are $25 each including shipping and all proceeds go to support low-cost clinics and caretaker assistance through HCMT.

Yes, Michelle is all over the place in this post, but she’s all over the place trapping cats too so it serves her right.

Other February and March Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

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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.

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people wearing t-shirts
Many of the technicians and volunteers and one veterinarian model the shirt after the clinic is finished.
Homeless Cat Management Team Fast Track clinic on March 9

All cats, stray, feral, rescue or owned pets will be spayed and neutered for $50 or less and receive rabies vaccine, Frontline flea treatment, and ear mite treatment if needed. Ear-tipping is mandatory for feral cats. Visit the clinic page on the HCMT website to see the cost for males and females and other services available.

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.

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

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