Community Cats

The Groundhog Gate Continues in Pittsburgh Thanks to Animal Care & Control

Groundhog Pittsburgh Animal Care & Control

An (un)Happy Valentines Day Thanks to City of Pittsburgh Animal Care & Control Dept

City of Pittsburgh Animal care and Control Dave Madden

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with peas, melon, and trapping groundhogs to save them from the callous disregard of Animal Care & Control, part of the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department. Callous disregard for the animals, yes. But more importantly, callous disregard for the elderly homeowner who is terrified of animals in her basement. We’ve been negotiating this […]

Here’s How We Recently Helped Three Cats

Helping Cats

I was having a good day yesterday. Lots of little positive things. Then I got word that a cat named Tang had successfully been transferred from his humans to a rescue. That news was the capstone of the day. Two weeks ago, Tangs owners contacted me. A married gay couple, they both had serious, unexpected […]

#PghCatFolx Collecting Donations of Cat Stuff to Support Neighbors

This is our new storage unit, filled with pieces of a shed we’ll erect in the spring. “ We” is Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities#PghCatFolx projects There’s plenty of room for your gently used pet items that we will distribute to cat colony caretakers, rescue groups, and pet owners. This is the precursor to our Free Pet […]

A Glimpse Into the Life of Community Cat Pretty Girl

Many of you comment on the striking beauty of our feral DLH tortoiseshell, Pretty Girl. She’s absolutely gorgeous with a long coat and beautiful piercing eyes. She was part of the OG group of ferals we found at the colony we dubbed Fort Faulsey. She didn’t trust us not even a little bit, watching warily […]

Holiday Wishes From the Fort Faulsey Community Cats

When I suggested they write letters to Santa Paws, there was a lot of hissing, disdainful looks, and EJ jumping up and down in the background with excitement. So we compromised. Last year, I put up a Christmas tree and stockings and lights for them, but not this year. If you’d like to send them […]

My Holiday Decoration Scheme

Or Jesus, Cats, and Trans Kids My neighborhood of Manchester on Pittsburgh’s Northside is having a holiday decorating contest. We have a lovely row house, built in 1872, but no outdoor electrical outlets so our decorating has always been limited. Putting things inside the windows is risky business with cats. And the windows are tall […]

Support These Veterans Taking Care of Cat Colonies on This Veterans Day

You might be surprised to learn how many veterans from the United States military forces are cat folx. They have pets, they volunteer, and many have memories of cats (and dogs) they encountered in their service. And some are caretakers of cat colonies … continuing to serve their communities by feeding and TNVRing cats. This […]

On this Caturday

We are still very much learning cat folx skills. We’ve been caretaking for a colony since 2017. We’ve been fostering since May 2019. We’ve fostered 28 kittens. All have survived and flourish in adoptive homes. All experienced illness requiring lots of vet visits and care. Late, late nights and early mornings. Some came to us […]