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The CatWorks is a non-profit (501-C-3) organization established in order to enrich the lives of abandoned, feral, rescued, and orphaned cats, kittens, dogs and puppies that are without shelter, food, health care, and love, and to save the lives of homeless animals by providing temporary foster homes and ultimately, permanent homes.

All of our cats and kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS (FIV/FELV), treated for fleas, wormed, vaccinated and treated for any illnesses they may have.

We expanded in 2006 by adding dogs and puppies to our foster care program. In 2014 we received our kennel license from the State of Pennsylvania due to the increased number of dog adoptions.

Important Announcement:  We Cannot Take Any Additional Owner Surrenders at this Time

The CatWorks is a very small rescue organization. We keep every foster in our homes with us. They live with our families and our own cats and dogs. Because of these things, we have a limited number of cats and kittens that we can take in. We have been over our limit in the numbers we have already taken in this year. Adoptions have been extremely slow, which makes the situation much more difficult for us. We took in kittens and mom cats based on the premise that they would get adopted in a reasonable amount of time, which for the most part is not happening.

As great as the need is, and as deserving as every cat and dog is, we absolutely cannot take in any other animals in the foreseeable future. Please do not call or e-mail with these requests. If each person who wrote or called found the solution for the animals they are concerned about, much more would be accomplished than just the work that our one organization can do.

Each person who is looking for a home for cats or dogs can do several things that have been proven to be quite helpful. You can list the animals on Petfinder. List each one separately, rather than as a group. Write a really great story that tells interested people why they are in need of a good home and why they are deserving of one. Grab the heartstrings of those who happen to look at the animals you have listed. Each listing can have three pictures. Take excellent photos. Make the one on the listing a shot that has the animal looking right into your eyes.

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These shots get people to stop looking down the list of cats and dogs and look at yours. You can include one video of each pet. Put one up. People like to look at them. Make fliers and put them up. Use the same pictures and story that you did for Petfinder. Send out an e-mail with this same information to the people on your e-mail list. Ask them to forward it on to their e-mail list. If you use Facebook, My Space, or Twitter, feature them in these networking sites also. This is what we do.

Someone else's animals live in our houses while we wait for someone to inquire about them. It is very difficult at times, but worth it when you find new homes. You can be patient and make it work if you want it to. At this time of year, there are no rescue groups who can take cats or kittens. You will have to be the one who makes the difference, instead of looking for someone else to do it for you.

Rally to Rescue™ Member

The CatWorks has become an official member of the Rally to Rescue™ Program. Rally to Rescue™ is a partnership of Purina® Pro Plan® brand pet food and select pet rescue organizations across the country, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the cause of pet rescue. Rescue Ambassadors are the heart of this program.

Rally to Rescue™ recognizes the importance of the work pet rescuers do to help protect homeless pets and are committed to doing their part to help in this mission. Rally to Rescue™ helps rescue organizations across the country give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve.

Rally to Rescue™ focuses on the support of smaller pet rescue organizations that may often be overlooked by potential donors and adopters due to their more limited fundraising and marketing capabilities. But Rally to Rescue's™ nationwide efforts to raise awareness for pet rescue causes will have a positive impact on rescue organizations, big and small.

Every part of Rally to Rescue™ and its participating organizations is focused on one thing: rescuing pets in need and giving them a fresh start. When animals are placed in a new home where they can live happy and healthy lives, Rally to Rescue™ and The Catworks have succeeded in their primary mission.

We are pleased to announce that The Catworks, Inc. was recently featured in the "Ambassador Spotlight" section of Rally to Rescue magazine. Please click here to read the article (used with permission from Rally to Rescue magazine, Nestle Purina PetCare).

Please visit the Rally to Rescue facebook page to learn more about their program.

We now have an adoption center at Petco in Wyomissing

2765 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
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Stop by and see our kitties and check out their store.