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Adoption Event this Saturday

18 Feb

If you have questions about our adoption event, contact Terry —

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We’ve had several adoptions in 2013

31 Dec

Trudy was our most recent adoption.  She went to her forever home and now belongs to a lovely young couple living in Manayunk.

Lovable Trudy on the day she was removed from a feral colony and placed in foster care.
Lovable Trudy on the day she was removed from a feral colony and placed in foster care.

Overbrook Strays

6 May

Ever irksome, the number of abandoned or dumped cats that show up in feral colonies. In the past month alone, two new boys arrived, one with a broken jaw, another with a severe upper respiratory infection. Both are on the mend, and will soon be available for adoption.


Aubrey & Ozzie

2 Apr

Update: Aubrey & Ozzie were adopted together, and now have a wonderful home!

On February 2, we got a cross-posted e-mail from the staff if a nearby City recreation center. A cat had given birth on their lawn, and she and her two kittens needed to be rescued. ARN went and picked up the little cat family, a beautiful, pale gray tabby, and her two brown tabby kittens about ten days old (their eyes were just beginning to open), a tiny boy, and an even tinier little girl. We rushed them home and set them up in a cage with a heated bed, but sadly, it was too late for the little female kitten. She died about an hour later.

Then we faced a near-crisis when it looked as if Aubrey was not producing milk – it turned out she was, but only in the breast Ozzie (named for Ozzie, a contestant on the TV series, Survivor)was using. Then, another scare – Ozzie’s feet swelled up so badly that the skin burst. All we can figure is that the heating pad should have been covered, and it wasn’t. So the poor little kitty had to have his wounds bathed twice a day and ointment applied, and also have a few drops of Clavamox twice a day. We were afraid he might grow up hating humans after such an inauspicious start in life, but he has inherited his mom’s pleasant, easy-going temperament, and does not appear to be holding a grudge!

We are hoping that they can be adopted together, because they are bonded, and we think Aubrey is fairly young herself. In the meantime, they would benefit by being in a foster home where they don’t have to be caged. It would be much better for their health & happiness!






Marco Polo

2 Apr

Marco Polo was exploring Mount Airy when he wandered into a feral trapping project and found himself – surprise! – trapped! He was wearing a flea collar, but no ID, and was very thin. His long coat was matted, and in spite of the collar, he had fleas.

Marco has thrived in foster care – he has filled out, been neutered, vaccinated, and treated for fleas. He is very friendly, playful, and needs his own loving, forever home!


Carlos & Rosie

16 Nov
RosieCarlos at the WindowCarlos ExploresCarlos with PlushCarlos meets Red

Carlos & Rosie, a set on Flickr.

We hope they will be adopted together – mom and son are bonded, and play nicely together.

BillieGee and friends

16 Nov

BillieGee’s kittens were named after the Phillies by their rescuer, so ARN named her after Bill Giles. The kittens were adopted, but BG is snuggled up with her buds Plush and Red, waiting for her own forever home…

Saturday, Sept 10, 2011 – Adoption Event

17 Aug

Saturday, September 10, 2011 ……….. ADOPTION EVENT:

Come see our adoptable kitties at Weaver’s Way Co-op, 555 Carpenter Lane, 19119. 

One special girl who will be there is Colette – she was found drooling and starving at a poorly managed colony in Germantown. She had to have all but her canine teeth extracted due to badly infected gums. She’s in foster care now and doing great. Come see her and fall in love.

Trapping Misadventures

30 Jul

Tonight I am trying to trap a skinny little tomcat who’s been coming around for a while. I was at ACCT this evening, watching a DVD about a new method of socializing ferals. It was much longer than I expected, and I didn’t get home until 8:30, well after the time this little guy normally shows up.

I quickly tore up a sheet to make a trap cover, and whipped up the evening’s cat food. The whole time, I could hear meowing, which sounded like it was outside, and I thought to myself, “Oh, no! He’s meowing now? Rats, that means he’s not feral, so NOW what am I going to do with him?”

I served the indoor cats their supper and went out to set the trap, with no sign of the little tabby & white boy. When I came back in, I realized I’d left my cell phone upstairs, and went to get it. While in the bedroom, I could hear the meowing again – not coming from outside, but from the closet!! Poor Sally had been stuck in there since at least early afternoon, possibly mid-morning!


Sally atop the cat tree

cannot resist an open closet, and is lightning- fast, so I did not see her sneak in. So now she’s sitting in the window, waiting for the little visitor kitty to show up, and I’m sticking my head out the window every few minutes to see if the trap is still open…

We need foster moms and dads……..

16 Jun

Have you thought about owning a pet but don’t want the long-term commitment?  Well, maybe fostering a cat or kitten(s) would be an ideal situation for you and your family.  We get many requests to rescue animals that we have no room for.  These animals need a place to stay where they will get the love and attention they deserve while they wait for their new home.  We will pay the vet bills if you will give them a warm home and share your love with them.  What do you say?  Are you up for helping an unfortunate animal in need?  You will be doing a great thing and accumulating good karma!  If you think you’d like to give fostering a try, please contact Elaine at 215-848-5570 or email or contact Terry at 215-878-0444 or email  Your kindness will make all the difference in an animal’s life.