It is 4:30 AM. Do you know where your feral cat is?

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Early this morning, oh so very early, I woke up to pee and slung my legs reluctantly off the bed to make my way across the hall when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. Sure it was an optical illusion, I rubbed my eyes and squinted into the still very early […]

Cat Lady Chronicles – No, That’s not a Maine Coon and Yes, We Do Need Cat Food

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Here’s our latest adventures Helena Cassadine seems a little down so we were able to get into a follow-up appointment with Fix’n Wag’n where she had been spayed a year ago. The good news is that she is physically healthy – her teeth are especially excellent. The bad news is that I had to drive […]

Delivering Cat Food to Neighbors in Need

This was an exhausting, but good week – I had the opportunity to deliver hundreds of pounds of cat food to neighbors managing cat colonies via the Pgh Cat Food Drive. We helped trap one lost cat (see that story here) and we are on the trail of another missing cat who escaped his trap […]

How Our Lesbian Wedding Registry Reunited a Missing Cat With His Humans

In early January, a cat named Buddy escaped from his foster group during a routine transport. He was spotted on the Northside in the Allegheny West neighborhood. In early February, two lesbians also on the Northside got married. One of their wedding registries was primarily cat rescue gear – traps, crates, nets, gloves, food, and […]

Remember the Kitties: Ferat Cat Colony Food Drive Update

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  Remember, we are hosting an ongoing cat food drive to benefit the human neighbors who take care of the colonies. Some are elders (up to 97!), some are also volunteers with feral cat organizations, others are veterans and families and even more have picked up the mantle from a family member – what a […]

Here’s our list of neighbors taking care of homeless cats – Please donate food if you can

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We’ve added three new feral cat colonies to our Virtual #CatFoodDrive … with this bitter cold snap coming, you can help – food and shelter are the best tools for them to survive. This is the answer to your question “How can I help cats?” We have a list of neighbors who need help feeding […]

Tales from the Pgh Cat Ladies – TNRing the Gingers

Over the past two weeks, we’ve successfully trapped two different ginger male cats – Ginger Snap and Captain Kirk (because of his long flowing locks.) Ginger Snap practically walked into the trap, struggled a teeny bit, but was rubbing the hand of his new foster mom before he was even out of the crate. He […]

Homeless Cats on the Northside Need Help

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It has been awhile since I wrote an update on our foster cat lady status. For most of this year, we’ve had three cats living with us – Stefano DiMera and Spencer Cassadine are now 14 month old siblings and their mom, Helena Cassadine (age – timeless) is living in our bathroom. COVID and their […]

Donate Cat Food to These 8 Local Feral Colony Caretakers

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Some people tell me we should stay focused on human needs, not animals. I say we do both and more. I also say helping neighbors who give up their own food for their cats is helping people. A healthy, well-fed colony with a caretaker monitoring the cats is ideal. Yes, new cats will show up, […]

#FeralCatFoodDrive: Barbara, 77, Feeding Ferals in Oakland

As part of our work to support local caretakers of feral cat colonies, we organize pet food drives. COVID-19 interfered with our plans, forcing us to move to virtual drives including wishlists. This is the wishlist for Barbara, a 77 year old caretaker in Oakland. Barbara is a 77 year old caretaker who has been […]