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12 March 2010 @ 08:42 pm
I started a rescue called Temple Cats to help save the stray and abandoned cats around Temple University - and there are probably hundreds of them, so it's a big job! If you can help in any way (fostering, donating, trapping, advertising, marketing) please check out our website and let me know! And spread the word! www.temple-cats.org
25 May 2009 @ 10:03 am
Come to the Second Annual City Kitties Art Auction!  

last year

For five measly dollars, you can:
  • Buy great art from local (and not so local) artists
  • Win fabulous raffle prizes
  • Listen to great music
  • Eat and drink with everybody who's anybody
  • Support a great Philadelphia charity

When: Friday, May 29, 6:30 - 10:00pm
Where: Studio 34 at 4522 Baltimore Avenue
How Much: $5 at the door (which goes towards any winning bid)

Bidding starts as low as $5!  For more information, including information about the artists and performers, check out our website: www.citykitties.org/art

See you there!
24 December 2008 @ 12:48 pm
There is a beautiful fluffy black cat that hangs out in the alley behind my house on Bancroft in South Philly. It does not have a collar, but I have a feeling it was somebody's cat at some time. It seems fairly healthy right now. And when I call out to it, it responds and does not run away. I cannot take this cat in. But it is breaking my heart that it is out there in the cold. I think someone put it out hoping someone else would take it in. I have read City Kitties policy and they recommend that you take it in until they can find it a home - foster or permanent.

What else can I do? Is there anybody here who can help? I can't bear to see this beautiful cat live outside especially when it's been so cold. :(
21 October 2008 @ 02:06 pm
PAWS takes in over 30,000 animals a year. Yesterday alone we received 54 cats - and only had about 12 adoptions. We need to amp up our adoption rates, now! Spread the word! There are hundreds of beautiful, adoptable cats and dogs at PAWS! Here's just a sample of some of the beautiful animals who need homes. Please, cross-post this and spread the word. The animals need you!

Pictures and Descriptions of Animals HereCollapse )


IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR ADOPT AN ANIMAL: Come to the shelter (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue) immediately. A staff person or foster care volunteer will be thrilled to help you find the right animal(s) for you to take into safety. Foster care and adoption hours are 11 am to 6 pm every day of the week.

Directions to the shelter are available here: http://phillypaws.org/Directions/default.asp

PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a donor-funded division of the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. Taking in nearly 30,000 animals each year, PAWS is dedicated to making Philadelphia a city in which all healthy and treatable animals are guaranteed a home. Supporting PAWS helps fund lifesaving initiatives including adoption and foster care programs, spay and neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations, and other community-based programming, all of which help reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia's animals. For more information, please visit: www.phillypaws.org.

Help make Philly a No-Kill city:
There is now an official petition here:


And you can write to the mayor and all the council members at once here:


Please, whether you live in Philadephia or not, take 10 minutes out of your day and help save 30,000 animals!
24 September 2008 @ 11:29 pm
RIght now, there is a lot going on with Animal Control in Philadelphia.  PACCA is in danger of losing their contract with the city, as the health dept has put out an RFP on a contract to start Jan 1 2009, even though PACCA's contract is through June 30, 2009.  Philly PAWS and PACCA have gone leaps and bounds beyond what animal control in philly was doing 5 years ago, and that can't stop. Philly must be No-Kill. There is no lifesaving language in the current RFP, it only calls for "disposal of animals."

Read more here - http://phillypaws.org/savelivesnow/

Join the cause here - http://phillynokill.com/NoKill/Welcome.html

And contact these people, too!  http://www.phila.gov/health/Commissioner/CommissionersOffice.html

Please, the only thing that will save the 30,000+ animals that come through animal control each year are concerned citizens.

I'm a volunteer at PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, and I've been looking for more places to get the word out about fostering kittens. PAWS/PACCA gets over 30,000 animals a year and right now we are still battling kitten season and usually have between 25 and 40 litters who need to be fostered or they'll be euthanized due to space. I thought there might be people in this community who'd be interested in fostering - please let me know if you are and i can help you out. This is a post I make a couple times a week with pictures i've taken of every litter of kittens in the building, and i post it on craiglist, myspace, facebook, blogs, and anywhere I can find - please let me know if you know of any other good places i might find philly-area foster parents!


pictures of kittens and moms who need foster care!Collapse )

30 July 2008 @ 06:48 pm
I found a small, pregnant stray cat in the alley behind my office in Kensington yesterday. She is very friendly with people -- but has fleas and obviously isn't well fed. I gave her food and water, but don't want all the cats in Kensington hanging out behind my office so I can't just keep her back there, and don't want her to go to a shelter because I fear she'll get put to sleep.

I would love to find someone who would take her in until she has her kittens, so she and they are safe and can be spayed and adopted. I'd take her myself if I didn't have two cats already and an apartment with no walls -- she's such a nice cat that really just wants some love!

Current Location: Front & Diamond
Because of the overwhelmingly positive response and generosity of family and friends old and new, and the fact that we are thisclose to reaching our goal, I've scheduled Stubby's surgery for July 2nd!

So, the last day to donate via PayPal will be June 27th! Donations made directly to the vet's office can be made all the way through July 2nd.

If you've already donated, THANK YOU!!
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby

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17 June 2008 @ 10:20 pm
What a wonderful day today! Not only did Dr. Crocker's office agree to accept donations on Stubby's behalf (see my earlier posts for that info), we raised $250! Much of that $250 came from the support of the LJ communities, so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!

Since the fundraising is going so well (we're only about $250 short of our goal!), I was able to go ahead and schedule Stubby's surgery for July 2nd. He's having his bloodwork done next week, and I'm hopeful that we'll have a reason for why his teeth are in such bad shape.

I'm very grateful for and encouraged by all the positive feedback I've gotten...even the negative feedback has helped me to improve the way I'm doing things, so that's awesome.

So, if you've already donated, THANK YOU!! And if you haven't, please consider it...if you're unable to, prayers and well-wishes are accepted, too :-)

♥ Ria
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby for more info!
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