Organizations and Groups

The Pennsylvania SPCA is dedicated to rescuing animals from abuse and neglect, providing lifesaving care and treatment, guaranteeing a home for every adoptable animal, and reducing pet-overpopulation through low-cost spay-and-neuter clinics and public awareness initiatives. Through these efforts, we prevent cruelty towards animals and promote respect for their welfare, thus enhancing the lives of people and their companion animals throughout the state of Pennsylvania. PSPCA also has a low-cost community cats clinic.


ACCT – Animal Care & Control Team Philly
The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider.  Contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide animal control services, ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000  of the city’s animals annually, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife.In addition to animal control and sheltering, ACCT Philly is open 365 days a year for pet adoptions. ACCT Philly also supports a foster care program where community members provide temporary homes for sheltered animals and one of the (if not THE) most extensive rescue partnership program in the country where approved rescue partners accept ACCT Philly animals into their adoption programs. Under contract ACCT Philly’s Animal Control Officers provides animal control services and code enforcement. Other exciting ACCT Philly programs include a food pantry for low-income pet owners, a vibrant volunteer program, trap-neuter-return for community cats, a unique Pen Pal programto assist dogs at risk … and so much more!

 PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year.


The Spayed Club is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to solving dog and cat overpopulation in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Through education and a unique, low-cost spay/neuter program, The Spayed Club works today to prevent tomorrow’s unwanted litters from being born. The Spayed Club has provided funding to support neutering and spaying and runs low-cost feral cat clinic.


Green Street Rescue (GSR)
(Center City, Fairmount)
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization focusing on rescuing stray and feral cats. In addition to our adoption services, GSR trains and provides resources for trap-neuter-return. GSR is not a shelter, but a network and rescue service helping to trap cats, have them vetted, spayed or neutered, then matched with FURever homes with open doors and warm hearts.


City Kitties  (West Philly, University City)
A 501c 3, no-kill rescue group rescuing stray cats and kittens from the streets of , gives them proper veterinary and behavioral care, and adopting them out to happy new homes. When possible, City Kitties assists with TNR (trap, neuter, return) of feral (wild) cats in the West Philly area.


Feline Pipeline
(Northwest Philly: Mt. Airy, Germantown, Chestnut Hill)
Feline Pipeline, a program of the Animal Rescue Network, is dedicated to helping stray & feral cats.


BCR logoBrenda’s Cat Rescue (BCR)
(Northwest Philly: Manayunk, Roxborough)

BCR has two main activities: (1) trap/neuter/release work and (2) rescuing abandoned domesticated cats. Our first activity, TNR, involves trapping cats at known cat “colonies” and providing them with vet care, and in all cases, sterilization. Cats that are feral are placed back in their surroundings, while those who are clearly domesticated are placed into foster homes until a forever home can be found. Our second activity, rescuing abandoned domesticated cats, involves rescuing abandoned & stray cats.


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Northeast Animal Rescue (NAR) 
Northeast Philly (19115, 19116, 19120, 19111, others depending on situation)

NAR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is the reduction of the feral cat population through sterilization.  NAR offers TNR advice & assistance.  NAR is also dedicated to saving homeless, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens who are able to be adopted. 


Project M.E.O.W.
West Philly (19143, 19139, 19104)

Our mission is to reduce the number of stray and feral cats living on the streets thru Trap/Neuter and Return (TNR) in targeted areas of West Philadelphia and by providing technical assistance to residents who need help managing feral and stray cats in our communities.
We believe stray and feral cats have the right to live safely in our neighborhoods and work to bring the community together to provide compassionate care and understanding for our stray and feral friends. 


Temple Cats
North Philly: (19121, 19122)

FB:  @Temple Cats

Our mission is to trap, neuter, vaccinate, & return the many stray, discarded, lost, community cats that call Temple campus, and its environs, home. We do not focus on adoption, primarily because of our belief in the efficacy of TNR. We find and advance humane solutions by providing shelters, behavioral and feeding consultations, flea prevention, & sometimes even nail trimming (!) for community cats.  In that way, we hope to benefit both the animals & the people with whom they live.


Stray Cat Relief Fund  - SOUTH PHILLYscrf

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit org providing food, shelter &
medical attention for abandoned cats in South Philly.


Local Facebook Groups:

PHL Community Cats

NE Philly Advocats

South Philly TNR

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