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
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.
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.