Santa Claws Magic for Rosemary on the Northside

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Rosemary is a retired, disabled veteran in her early 70’s taking care of feral on the Northside. She cares for cats in her neighborhood, offering food and shelter. Rosemary works with a rescuer to […]

Santa Claws Magic for Marjorie

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Marjorie is a disabled caretakers living in Imperial. They are in their mid-40’s. She currently has a colony of 20 cats who have been TNVRd. Marjorie stretches her dollars as much as she can […]

Santa Claws Magic for Marie

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Marie is a cat rescuer and colony caretaker on the Northside. She’s in her late 60s. Over the years, Marie has responded to cat colonies all over the Northside – she currently manages 10. […]

Santa Claws Magic for Lenny and Mary Ann

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Lenny and Mary Ann live in Brighton Heights on the Northside  and cares for community cats. Lenny is Veteran who is disabled on a fixed income. We are both up in age and it […]

Santa Claws Magic for Judy in Moon Township

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. At nearly age 80, Judy lives in Moon Township and cares for community cats. Judy is a widow whose husband died 15 years ago. She has lived there for 30 years and have been […]

Santa Claws Magic for Erica in Regent Square

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Erica and her mother live in Regent Square. Erica and her mother feed a colony in Wilkinsburg. They’ve named all the cats, know their relationships and heritage, and contact my rescue whenever someone new […]

Santa Claws Magic for Cindy, 50, in Hazelwood

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Cindy is a caretaker living in Hazelwood. In her own words: I currently care for approximately 18 cats. All are from the streets but many are socialized. All except one is spayed or neutered.( […]

Santa Claws Magic for Barbara, 80, Oakland

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Barbara is an 80-year-pld caretaker who has been taking care of Oakland cats for 10+ years. The colony started when someone dumped their friendly cats outside hear home and they started reproducing. Now there […]

UPDATE About Emergency Food Drive for LGBTQ Homeless Youth via Proud Haven

Last week, we shared the news from Proud Haven that they are in urgent need of food related gift cards during December. Proud Haven’s Lindsey Sickler told me they expect to serve at least 30 youth this month. Some will need coats and clothing; almost all of them will need food. Hunger is a tremendous issue […]

Let’s Remember Teens Can Be Lonely at The Holidays, Too

When I worked for a foster care agency, it used to break my heart that the teens were often lost in the system. And as the person who organized the holiday projects, it fell to me to figure out how to solicit donations appropriate for their age group. This is not easy. Most programs are […]