Help Philadelphia’s Stray and Feral Cats!

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way.”
                                                                                                                       Martin Luther King

The Philadelphia Community Cats Council (PCCC) is a coalition of animal groups committed to solving Philadelphia’s stray and feral cat overpopulation crisis through spay/neuter, TNRM (trap-neuter-return-management), education and advocacy.

On a daily basis, our volunteers help hundreds of abandoned, stray and feral (unsocialized) cats on the streets of Philadelphia.  Through their compassionate work, these cats receive the veterinary care they need and have a better life.  We prevent the birth of thousands of kittens who would otherwise be euthanized at shelters or die on the streets through spay/neuter and TNRM.

TNRM is a non-lethal, cost-effective, humane solution to controlling and decreasing the stray and feral cat population in our communities.  All adoptable cats and kittens are rescued and removed for adoption thereby immediately reducing the cat population.   Unadoptable, unsocialized (feral) cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to their community with their caretaker to provide their expert rodent control and a healthier environment for all.

Spaying and neutering reduces the stops the senseless killing of these cats in tax-payer funded shelters and eliminates unwanted behaviors such as yowling and spraying.  TNRM allows communities to retain the unique beauty and friendship of cats without the endless litters of new kittens each spring.


What We Do:

The PCCC provides:

*advice to the general public and TNR caretakers by e-mail

 *feline educational information

*community outreach and education

 *trap loans

* hands-on TNR assistance as resources permit

*promote TNRM at local events , work with city agencies, humane organizations and local rescues to develop feral cat initiatives and programs.

What We Do NOT Do:

Emergency Rescues:  Contact Animal Care and Control (ACCT)  by phone  (267) 385-3800;  24 hours daily, 7 days week;  email:

If you want to adopt or foster the cat after it has been rescued and treated by an ACCT veterinarian, please advise the Rescue Driver at the time of pick-up and get the pick-up report number from the driver, or advise ACCT shelter staff when you take the cat to the shelter.

 Investigate Animal Cruelty Cases:  Contact PSPCA Cruelty Hotline 866-601-SPCA (7722).

Take in Cats or Kittens:  The PCCC does not take in cats or kittens for adoption or foster placements. We suggest you contact no-kill rescues listed on this website and other rescues listed on Petfinder by zipcode

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