Finding Homes for Stray Cats, Through Fostering and Adoption Assistance
 

Have You Found A Cat Who Needs Help?

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If You Find Stray Kittens

Kittens are very vulnerable to accident, predation, and disease.  They should not be left outside if possible.  Every day they remain outside they are also growing more feral (wild).  It becomes increasingly difficult to socialize kittens that are more than 8-12 weeks old.  Bring kittens inside now and begin socializing them. If possible, do not separate nursing kittens from their mother.  If the mother cat is friendly, bring them all inside.  If the mother cat is feral, kittens can safely be removed from the mother cat when they are weaned, at about 4 weeks of age.

The mother cat and kittens can be kept in a spare bedroom, bathroom, basement.  Keep in mind that this is only temporary until you can place them with a rescue.  Keep the cats separate from any pet cats that you have in order to prevent disruption to your pets.  You would also want to keep them separate from your pets until you can have the stray cat and kittens checked by your vet.

If You Find A Stray Cat

Assess whether the cats are friendly or feral. Friendly cats can generally be petted, picked up.  They meow and purr and seek out attention.  Feral cats in contrast may seem skittish, hissy, or aggressive.  They may not let you get too close to them.

If the cat is friendly, we recommend that you bring the cat inside if you haven't already.  This may seem difficult or impossible to do, but remember this arrangement is only temporary.  Consider keeping the rescued cats/kittens in a spare room, basement, or garage.  They can be confined in your house inside a large cage, dog crate or cat playpen if you need to restrict their access to other areas of your home.  We can offer advice and assistance on trapping a wary or frightened cat.  We have a few traps that can be loaned out with a refundable deposit.  Don't forget to provide the cat with a litterbox and food/water.  You should keep the rescued cat separate from any pet cats that you have in your home until the cat can be checked by a vet.  

If you cannot find a placement and the cat must remain outside

If the cats/kittens must remain outside please provide them with food, water, and suitable shelter.  An insulated, weatherproof box should be placed slightly off the ground in a protected area.  Use straw inside for comfort and additional warmth - NOT blankets, which retain moisture and make it colder.  The door opening should only be large enough for the cats to enter.

It's extremely important to get the rescued cats vaccinated for rabies, especially if they will remain outside.  In some counties, the Health Department requires any animal with a wound of unknown origin to be either euthanized and tested for rabies or quarantined for six months at your expense.  If the cats are scratched, bitten, or injured outside and not current with the rabies vaccination, they may end up being euthanized.  

Trusted Veterinarians

Circle of Life Veterinary Clinic
Colmar Veterinary Hospital
Compassion Veterinary Clinic Blue Bell
Green Lane Veterinary Hospital
Telford Veterinary Hospital

 
 

Intake Request

If you would like Stray Cat Blues to see if there is a foster home that is able to take a stray cat or cats that you have found, please complete the Intake Request form below. Our service area is central parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the immediately surrounding areas.

Our group focuses on stray and abandoned cats.  As a policy we do not take in people's pets unless the cat(s) was originally adopted from us.  If you need to return a cat adopted from us, please fill out our Return Request form. 

Intake Request Form

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
I currently have these cats/kittens inside *
I am willing to make a donation of at least $25 to help cover the cost of care *
Are the cats friendly? *

 

Be aware that each week we receive in many more requests to take in cats and kittens than we are able to accommodate.  So we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take the cat that you contact us about.  So, you should also contact other rescues in your area.

If we are able to accept the cat(s) that you contact us about, we would ask that you make a donation of at least $25 to help cover the cost of caring for the cat(s) while in foster care and getting needed vet work completed.  

Return a Cat Adopted from Stray Cat Blues

Please think very carefully and consider alternatives before requesting to return your cat.  Our experienced volunteers would be happy to offer you suggestions to try to help solve whatever issues you may be having so that you can keep your cat.  You can also use the form below to request advice and suggestions about issues you may have with your cat.  

Keep in mind that when a returned cat takes a space in one of our foster homes, that is a space that is not available for us to take in another needy cat who is still suffering on the streets.  If you have considered all alternatives and still want to rehome your cat, please make all efforts to place your cat with a responsible friend or family member if you can.  

Return Request Form

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
I would like to speak with a volunteer about ways to solve my issue so that I can keep my cat. *
I am willing to make a monetary donation to help offset the cost of rehoming my cat. *
I herby agree that my data entered in the contact form will be stored electronically, and will be processed and used for the purpose of establishing contact. I am aware that I can revoke my consent at any time. *