Santa Claws Update: 3 Caretakers Adopted, 22 Still Unclaimed

We are asking the community to “adopt” neighbors who care for community cats throughout the region. Adoption means purchasing a gift card to let the caretakers know that they matter, that they deserve support and kindness. To thank them. Three donors have adopted three caretakers. That leaves 22 who need a gift card. Please don’t […]

Update on Santa Claws Gift Card Drive – 2 caretakers adopted, 24 to go

As of December 2, we have two caretakers “adopted” for the holidays. That leaves the following caretakers to be adopted with a gift card donation. Al and Karen (72), West Mifflin, 5 catsBarbara (79), Oakland, 25 catsCindy, Hill District, 18 catsDenise, (61), Carnegie, 20+ catsErica, (30), Regent Square, 10+ catsHolly, Northside, 10+ catsJuly, (78), Moon […]

Santa Claws Magic for Stephanie in New Derry

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. Stephanie is a 30-year-old disabled woman living in New Derry in Westmoreland County. She currently cares for 10 cats in her colony. In her own words “I do it because I don’t want them […]

Santa Claws Magic for Staci and Sean in Bridgeville

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Staci and Sean are in their 50’s living near Bridgeville Over the years, they have TNVRd eighteen cats out of their own pocket. Currently, their colony has 10 cats. Staci and Sean use nearly […]

Santa Claws Magic for Mike M.

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. Mike M. manages a colony of cats on the Northside and has been doing so for over 10 years. Mike is the rare person who opens his literal home to community cats – he […]

Santa Claws Magic for Mike

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Mike is a veteran who kept a promise to his dying daughter 18 years ago that he would continue to feed the cats in her colonies. Mike feeds 3 colonies and works with a […]

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 Kevin in Monongahela

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Kevin, age 68, lives in Monongahela and cares for community cats. Kevin is a former railroad worker. He was suffered a massive heart attack and is now on disability. He currently has 3 neutered […]

2018 LGBTQ Holiday Giving Projects: Supporting Persad, SisTers Pgh, and Garden of Peace

Every year during this season, I ask you to support particularly vulnerable members of our community. This year, we are once again focusing on Persad Center, but two different populations – isolated rural LGBTQ elders and LGBTQ youth. We have also invited SisTers Pgh and Garden of Peace to be part of our program because […]