Honor Earth Day By Cleaning Up A Neighborhood Hosting a Northside Cat Colony

My dear cat folx, the time is here – Earth Day is almost upon us and the clean-up events are rolling out across social media. I didn’t want to be left out in the shade, so I proposed to Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) that we organize a little event to clean up the Fort Faulsey […]

Santa Claws Magic for Walt on the Northside

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Walt is a retiree in his 70’s living on the Northside. This is a very special caretaker. He has a colony of 26 cats, all TNVRd. And every one of them is a black […]

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 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 Update

Adopt a Family Christmas

Our project intends to distribute gift cards to our neighbors who take care of cat colonies – gift cards for them, not necessarily pet food. Read more here. As of today, we have donations for two gift cards.  In our previous post about this holiday project, I listed the 25 caretakers on our list. But […]

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 […]

Update on the #DavisGirls Foster Kittens from Pittsburgh’s Northside

These three six-week-old kittens from #AlleghenyWest had a rough start with limited food sources and Mama bullied by other community cats. I trapped them last week over the course of five nights. Sticking with my soap opera names, I dubbed these the Davis Girls, referencing the nickname for the adult daughters of Alexis Davis on […]

Caturday Update – My Community Cats Slowly Return to Colony After Their Home Demolished

Feral Cats

It has been a tough week. The house that was home to my community cats and in face, many generations of cats, was demolished after the roof collapsed. That was a necessary action, but it brought to light the systemic failures that compromise the City’s own laws. But that’s a post for another day … […]

Tour a 1900 Manchester Home the Night Before It Is Demolished

Travails of the Yinzer

My friend Ed wrote this on his blog Travails of the Yinzer. This house has been empty for 20 years and home to many, many generations of cats and groundhogs and possum and some humans here and there. Miss Maryjanes haas. They are tearin dahhn Miss Maryjanes haas today. I stopped in for one last […]