Thanks from the cats
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Who We Are
Officially, Stray Cat Blues, Inc. is a no-kill, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing rescue and placement to stray and feral cats. Personally, SCB is a small group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to find loving, life-long homes for abandoned cats. We are professional in our practices, but we are emotional on the subject of homeless cats, and the ways in which we humans can work to prevent this epidemic of strays.
Stray Cat Blues actively works to recruit permanent homes for the stray cats in our program. All the animals are screened for feline leukemia, inoculated, sterilized and wormed when they first come to us. Healthy, adoptable cats are then housed through our network of foster homes. Our kittens and cats are exposed to the pet-loving public at our 4 different adoption cage locations to facilitate adoptions and to provide visibility for the organization.
In addition to placement of sociable cats and kittens, a major focus of Stray Cat Blues is to place feral and unsociable cats in qualified barn homes. Like our house cats, our barn cats are delivered to their new homes by a Stray Cat Blues volunteer. We provide our barn cats with a cozy "cat condominium" to live in for the first few weeks of life in their new location. The crate allows the cats to acclimate to their new home without the danger of having them run away in search of their old stomping grounds.
We are willing to go to great lengths for our cats - quite literally! We will gladly travel to approved barn homes within an approximate 100 mile radius of the Lansdale and Montgomeryville area to deliver our helpful mousers.
Most of our cats are strays and their offspring that are rescued from area locations. Many of these strays are more than willing to be helped by our volunteers. But for those animals that are more wary of humans, especially the feral cats, we utilize humane traps. Many of our kittens are born to mother cats that we have rescued.
If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to file an application (Click here to complete an application online). Once we have that in hand, we will be better able to respond to your questions about particular cats or kittens.
As stated above, we do not have a public shelter but many of our adoptable cats can be seen at our adoption cage locations. Other cats still in foster homes can be seen through special arrangements with the foster caretakers. We are happy to respond to requests for information via phone or e-mail and will provide as much information as we can about the personalities and backgrounds of cats in which a potential adopter has interest. However, please remember to submit your application first.
Also, please note that our primary adoption efforts are focused in Montgomery and Bucks counties (Pennsylvania); but we will occasionally, and on a case-by-case basis, make placements in Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.
Interested parties are required to complete a brief adoption application. This application serves us twofold. First, it allows us to assess the sincerity of the applicant through the fact that they took the time to complete the inquiry. Second, the application provides us with a veterinary referral and other pertinent background information. We require a $85.00 fee for adoptions. There is no charge for barn cats but a donation is very much appreciated. Donations assist in defraying the considerable costs of neutering, veterinary care and supplies such as food and litter. Donations are tax deductible. We conduct follow-up assessment to ensure that everything is going smoothly with the placement.
We are also grateful for all donations, regardless of size. We have no paid staff so all
donations go directly towards the cats. Donations are fully tax deductible.
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If funds should be allocated for a specific purpose (TNR, Special Needs cats, Kitten Care, etc), please note this in the Special Instructions when completing the online checkout process.
To make donations of food or supplies, please bring items to Petsmart North Wales during adoption hours. Or call or email us. Click here for a list of items that we can particularly use. Thanks!
Petsmart gift cards are also always welcome and can be sent to the address above or dropped off at Petsmart North Wales during adoption hours.
Thank you for any help you are able to provide!
Klein Co collected donations for Stray Cat Blues as part of their annual 5K race for their residents and workers.
These donations are so greatly appreciated! Klein Co offers cat-friendly apartments. For a clickable map of their properties,
Heritage Orchard Hill raffled off a flat screen TV and donated the proceeds to Stray Cat Blues!
Heritage Building Group offers pet friendly rental housing at the Perkasie location, as well as Heritage Summer Hill in Doylestown, Heritage Greene in Sellersville, and Heritage Pointe in Chalfont.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
A huge Thank You to Animal Medical Center in Trappe! (www.mypetdoc.com) They hosted a very successful Santa photo fundraiser benefitting Stray Cat Blues. It is so wonderful to know that we have so many friends in our community.
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(Important notice - Server Errors - See below for information on submitting adoption applications!!)
It has come to our attention that some online adoption applications that people have submitted to us have not been received. We are so sorry.
We have notified Petfinder.com of the problem and are expecting a quick resolution
of this issue. Until further notice,
please click here for a Word document version of the adoption application. You can fill in your information,
save it, and then email the completed form to email@example.com. Thank you for wanting to adopt, and thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO OUR SHELTER FUND
Stray Cat Blues, Inc., after 15 years of serving the community by finding forever homes for stray and homeless cats, is finally searching for a forever home of its own and would greatly appreciate your support.
To make an online donation to the STRAY CAT BLUES SHELTER FUND to help us acquire our own shelter building, please click this button (and write in the instructions box that the donation is for the SHELTER FUND) -
The volunteers and cats of Stray Cat Blues thank you for your support!
Shylo was living outside a property in Perkiomenville. The property owners would not take any responsibility for Shylo's life until it was almost too late. He had obviously been in some cat fights, which not only exposed him to Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids, both of which he has tested positive for, he had a wound that was so infected, it had to be treated and drained for months. So now he has a permanent limp in his front left paw. However today, Shylo is shiny and handsome, warm and friendly. He would do well as an only cat or could be acclimated to dwell with cat friendly dogs. Are you special enough to make room in your life for this special needs cat?
Shylo is neutered, litterbox trained, vaccinated, and microchipped. He is 2-3 years old.
More about Shylo
Jasmine was adopted as a one-year-old kitty, from Stray Cat Blues, 3 years ago. Since then, her person had to go to a nursing home and Jasmine was returned to Stray Cat Blues. As you can imagine, she was upset at losing her home. With a little time, however, she has settled into a new routine in her former and now present foster home.
Jasmine is very people friendly. She loves to visit with anyone who stops by. She also likes to sleep with her fosterís grandkids when they sleep over. Jasmine purrs as soon as she is approached, loves to be brushed and petted.
As she was overweight when she came back to us, Jasmine has been on a low-cal diet and has been steadily losing some excess pounds.
Jasmine has not been around other cats and dogs. She would probably do best in a quieter home, without very young children. Jasmine is spayed, litterbox trained, is up to date on vaccinations, and tested negative for FeLV and FIV.
More about Jasmine
Palmer was trapped at 8 weeks of age. He was very scared of people, as his mother was feral. It has taken him time to come around and trust people.
Palmer loves to sleep and cuddle up next to his foster mother and is just full of energy. He is very confident and again, loves to cuddle up next to his foster mother, but does not like to be picked up.
Palmer is neutered, litterbox trained, up to date on vaccinations, and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. His estimated date of birth is 5/15/2012.
More about Palmer
Travis was a stray in the city. When he was rescued he was dirty, smelly, and showed evidence of a hard life on the streets.
Now Travis is in a Stray Cat Blues foster home and has the chance to find a real home. He has been fully vetted, neutered, vaccinated. He is litterbox trained and estimated to be about 4 years old.
Travis is a big, solid boy. He friendly and a little feisty! Can Travis come home with you?
Travis tested negative for FeLV, but positive for FIV. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV can suppress the immune system but most cats live very long and healthy lives with FIV. For more information on FIV, CLICK HERE. FIV+ cats are sweet, funny, affectionate, and playful, just as any other cat!
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Pet ID: 6468BC • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained •
Stray Cat Blues volunteers will be present to assist you at all locations except Green Lane. If your are interested in adopting a cat on display at Green Lane, contact us.
Of course, you don't have to wait for our adoption hours. You can see our cats anytime by CLICKING HERE to go to our pet listings online. Submit an application online (CLICK HERE) for the cat you love, or to get pre-approved!
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 215-631-1851.
If you are interested in adopting a kitten, CLICK HERE to see listings of some of the kittens we have available. Submit an application (CLICK HERE) to get pre-approved to adopt, and we can also give you information about kittens that will soon be ready for adoption.
If a stray cat has kittens in your yard, you will want to place them with a rescue by the time they are 8-10 weeks old, if not sooner. A kitten can be removed from its Mother safely, at around 3-4 weeks of age. They receive the immunities they need from their Mothers in the first 4 days of life. Kittens that are not socialized to people by the time they are three months old, will most likely have become feral (unsocial, and afraid of people) already, and not be suitable for placement into homes as house cats. Kittens that are 3-4 weeks old, would be approxiamtely 4-6 inches long, and typically weigh only about 8-12 ounces. There could be a slight variance in length, and weight. Click here for information on how to estimate kitten age.
Click here for information on what to do, and for information on contacting Stray Cat Blues. If we cannot accept the kittens we can provide information on other local rescues to contact. See the links below, or click on the following links - How to Care for Neonatal Kittens and Socializing Kittens.
Stray Cat Blues is often called upon to care for very young kittens who have lost their mother. We have a few volunteers who are very experienced in caring for these so-called Bottle Babies. The cost for caring for these tiny kittens can be significant. Needed supplies include: KMR kitten formula, heat disks to replicate the mother's warmth, feeding tubes, syringes. (Click here to read a story of one of our bottle babies.) Please consider making a donation today to help with these costs by clicking the button below. In the Special Instructions on the checkout page, please note that the donation is for Kitten Care. And if you have a place in your heart and home, consider adopting one of these precious little ones!
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Donations can be made by check payable to Stray Cat Blues, Inc. and mailed to - P. O. Box 8, Colmar, PA 18915. Please indicate on your check that this is a contribution for Kitten Care. You can also drop off a donation to us at Petsmart in North Wales during our weekend adoption hours (10:30-4:30). All donations are tax deductible. Thank you very much for whatever amount you can contribute.
Occasionally it is discovered that a cat or kitten in one of our foster homes has medical issues or disabilities. We will sometimes also take in a cat from an outdoor cat colony knowing that they have a disability, where it would be inhumane to put them back into their outdoor environment.
Stray Cat Blues is committed to caring for these Special Needs cats. Where possible we work to place these cats into loving homes. Some of these cats, however, are with Stray Cat Blues for a long time. The cost of their care is covered by donations from the caring public.
Please take a minute to click here and read the stories of these Special Needs cats...They are each truly SPECIAL, because they have the will to live and to experience life to the fullest they are able. If you are able, consider making a donation towards their care. And if one of their stories speaks to you, consider adopting one of these wonderful cats!
Click the following button to make a credit card or Paypal donation (please indicate in the Special Instructions during checkout that this is for Special Needs Cats)-
Donations can also be made by check, payable to Stray Cat Blues, Inc. and mailed
For feral cats, Stray Cat Blues advocates the humane solution of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).Comprehensive resources for TNR are provided online by Alley Cat Allies, a national non-profit. (Click here to go to their site.)
If you have feral cats in your neighborhood, please take the initiative and have them spayed or neutered. Stray Cat Blues is happy to provide advice on how to go about Trap Neuter Return. We also have traps to loan, and depending on your location, may be able to assist you with the trapping. While we are not able to subsidize the cost, we can provide you information about low-cost spay neuter clinics in the area.
If you are in the Stray Cat Blues service area and need TNR assistance, please email us at email@example.com. We will see if we have a trapper in your area and can assist you. For a list of other groups providing TNR and related services in the Philadelphia and surrounding regions, CLICK HERE.
Stray Cat Blues participated in the production of a documentary about feral cats. To view the video, CLICK HERE. The video discusses stray and feral cats, cat overpopulation, and the process of Trap Neuter Return. (Please be aware that some may find the subject matter and some of the images distressing.) Thanks so much to John N Campbell for producing this very informative video, and allowing Stray Cat Blues to be part of it.
ASPCA Animal Behavior Center - [click here]
Feral Cat Winter Shelter ideas - [click here]
Cats International - Cats International is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions. [click here]
ASPCA Animaland - For Kids [click here]
pets.com from Petsmart - Articles covering all aspects of cat ownership and care [click here]
ASPCA Animal Poison Control 1-888-426-4435 - There is a charge for this service. [click here]
Winn Feline Health - Cat Health/Disease Topics [click here]
Best Friends Animal Society - Pet Care Library [click here]
Bucks County SPCA - Animal Behavior Hotline [click here]
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - Brochures on Cat Health Issues [click here]
Alley Cat Allies - a national non-profit working to promote humane care of feral cats [click here]
Trap-Neuter-Return [click here]
Caring for a Feral Cat Colony [click here]
Newborn Kittens and Socializing Feral Kittens [click here]
Pennsylvania SPCA - Report Animal Abuse [click here]
Pine Valley Shih Tzu Rescue [click here]
Pennsylvania Best Friends Network [click here]
Philly.com pets [click here]
CBS3 Pet Page [click here]
ASPCA - Lobby for Animal Legislation [click here]
Cat Clip Art (click here). Some great free cat clip art to use on your website.
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PO Box 8, Colmar, PA 18915 * Phone: (215) 631-1851