Save Our Strays main focus is to improve the lives of homeless cats and kittens through TNVR of feral cats, homing the friendly strays, and finding young kittens on the streets and getting them vetted & inside , thus saving them from a harsh life on the Pittsburgh streets.
Give your new pet TIME. It can take up to 3 weeks for even the most social cat to get used to their new home. Cats are not dogs- don't expect them to behave or communicate in the same ways.
We do not allow any cat to be declawed EVER for any reason.
Take your cat to the vet at least once per year for checkups and vaccines. If your cat seems sick, injured, or is displaying behavioral issues- seek veterinary care IMMEDIATELY.
Always provide adequate food, water and a clean litter box for your cat.
Keep your cat inside. Cats that are allowed to roam outside can contract feline carried diseases very easily. They can be seriously injured fighting with other cats, or worst of all be killed when hit by a car.
Provide enrichment for your cat. Cats need to scratch, chase, hunt, hide, and play. Provide scratching posts, toys, boxes, play-time and other items designed for cat use in order to stimulate and entertain them while also helping to prevent unwanted behaviors.
Never attempt to punish a cat. They will only learn to be fearful of you. Instead- redirect their attention with toys and play.