Cats In Need of Foster Care

Thank you so much for fostering and saving a life!

Our cats and kittens most urgently in need of foster are listed below. If you are new to fostering with us, please apply here to get started. If you’ve fostered with us before, you can call each location directly at the phone numbers listed below. When you arrive to meet or pick up potential fosters, please bring a carrier with you (if you do not have a carrier, let us know). We will provide you with a sample of what the cat has been eating here in the shelter, along with the cat’s paperwork and any meds they may be on.

For a refresher on PAWS’s foster policies and procedures, view our online orientation.

Every time an animal leaves into foster care, it opens a space in our shelters to save another in need. You are truly changing lives: not just for these cats, but also for others whose lives depend on a spot at PAWS. Read on to find your next foster kitty!

(updated May 22nd, 2024)

 

Urgent Medical & Behavior Cats

These cats need to finish their medical recovery to become healthy enough for adoption. They will heal faster and be much happier in a home than in the shelter. 

Name: Makaela *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/12/24

  • Makaela’s a super sweetie! She’s around 14 years old and has hypertension, with a side effect of double blindness. For her hypertension, we’d started her on good ole Amlodipine! It’s a tiny once-daily pill that we dissolve in water and give to her via syringe- and if you gently she takes it SO well!! Since Makaela’s blind she lives in her own room, to minimize stress from shelter noises and any surprises from animals walking up and down the hall. Dog barks seem to scare her especially, so we’d love to get her out asap into a calm, quiet, (at least) dog-free space where she can decompress while we treat her condition. We’re also running bloodwork to check for other common senior ailments. Makaela is already spayed and does have a mild-moderate heart murmur (grade 2 out of 6), but it requires no treatment at this time.
Name: Dudley *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/16/24

  • Shy older guy Dudley has been urgently in need of a dental procedure- but also urgently needs foster care! He spends most of his time hiding in his little privacy hut at our clinic, hence the ‘dissociating’ look on his face in his photo.. Dudley is already neutered; around 8ish years old, give or take; was originally found stray; and would love to recover from his 5/21 dental procedure in foster care with you!
Name: Charlemagne *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/19/24

  • We have a new office cat who is looking for a quiet foster home ASAP! Charlemagne has the most gorgeous mane and is such a looker! This sensitive guy has a great notes from his owner, saying he’s a sweet guy (“gentle giant, shy and curious”) who is litterbox trained, but wasn’t thrilled with the other cat in the home. Charlemagne was at ACCT for over a week and then came to PAWS on 5/19, so he is understandably a little stressed and shy. Even though he is mostly hiding in his bed, he melts as soon as chin rubs start. We are starting him on some nice Gabapentin to help take some of the edge off during his shelter stay. We know he will blossom in a quiet foster home! Charlemagne does have some discoloration in his eye that our vet is looking into. We’re not sure yet if it’s anything to be concerned about (and whether we should remove the eye to be safe) or if he’s okay to be adopted out as-is with general monitoring. Charlemagne is around 4ish years old and already neutered.

Tiggy comfortable in a home!Tiggy hiding during his intake exam.
Name: Tiggy
Date of Arrival: pending- we need to line up a foster first!

  • We need a foster home for this shy guy, named Tiggy! (Like Tigger) He’s maybe 4ish years old, give or take, already neutered, and he was found stray originally. His finder brought him inside only to realize this new guy’s presence was a big stressor to their resident cats, including one with a very sensitive urinary condition. We were ready to accept this guy for intake today, but he was so nervous during his exam that we think he would be better suited to a foster home rather than staying here at our clinic. If you can take Tiggy for foster, let us know via foster@phillypaws.org ASAP so we can reschedule his intake appointment!! He hasn’t been around kids or dogs, but it sounds like around other cats he just tends to hide- which is not a “no” for other cats, per se, but warrants a proper slooow intro (and combo testing first!).
  • His finder says he loves cat trees and getting pets on your lap, and rolls around when he’s happy!
Name: George
Date of Arrival: pending- we need to line up a foster first!

  • This older gent is George and he’s 15 years old. His owner is older and has some medical issues, and it’s become too hard for her to care for him, so she sadly has made the decision to surrender him to PAWS, but given his age and weak back legs, we think he’d benefit from having a patient and understanding foster home lined up for him ahead of his arrival, so he doesn’t have to stay onsite in a cage that might be tougher for him to navigate around. George doesn’t have any obvious health issues (though we still need to perform an intake exam when he arrives) except that he’s been pooping right next to his litter box, though he uses the box for pee, and he may likely have some arthritis, since he’s also having some new difficulty with jumping up on the bed. We don’t have anything scheduled for intake yet and, while the owner is flexible on the timeline, ideally she’d have him in a rescue by early June.
Name: Ivy
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/19/24

  • Lovely little lady Ivy is around a year old and came to PAWS with a leg injury! The head of her left femur is broken- we’re worried she may have been injured by a car. She’s on strict “bed rest” for now because of her leg injury, and she’s also getting bandage changes every couple days for a secondary leg wound that thankfully is already starting to close up nicely with the help of said bandage! An ideal foster home would be able to bring her back for repeat drop off vet visits to our clinic, so we can keep up with her much-needed bandage changes. The long-term plan for her broken femur is still up in the air, since she’s awaiting xrays to confirm what kind of break we’re working with and how best to help it heal.
Name: Pirouette
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/12/24

  • Poor Pirouette definitely went through something rough, but she’s still SO nice. Like unbelievably nice, all things considered! She suffered some form of head trauma which left her with a broken jaw and swollen eye. The bad eye was removed on 5/14, and the jaw is thankfully stable enough she doesn’t need surgical correction- she can meow and eat pretty well, and we just have her on easy pain medication to her entire head more comfortable with her jaw and eye surgery site heal. Pirouette is around 3ish years old, already spayed, and again- SO nice, like wow.
Name: Francesco del Cossa
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 4/28/24

  • No, this Francesco isn’t very good at Renaissance painting, but he could probably make you some good biscuits in due time! Our Francesco is around 8ish years young, already neutered, and is being treated for a kitty cold after getting a much-needed entropion repair surgery for his eyelids. He’s also tested FIV+, which means he’s effectively immunocompromised! The FIV won’t greatly impact his lifespan or overall quality of life, but it does mean if/when he gets sick, his foster should have him checked out asap to see about starting medication, rather than taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to his symptoms.
  • Update on 5/17: Francesco got his entropion repair surgery and needs a recheck in about a week. We can start his adoption promo once he’s recovered from surgery! He also has a tiny suspiciously glowing spot on his side that’s been cultured for ringworm (just to rule out all possibilities) via PCR. We should have results in a week or so.
Name: Jenga
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/2/24

  • Jenga’s a super cutie! She’s around 6ish years old, already spayed, and had a dental procedure on 5/8! She would really appreciate having a foster home to recover in post-op!
  • update 5/20: Jenga’s come down with a kitty cold. She’s taking a short course of antibiotics, but would fare better with speedy recovery in foster care!
Name: Pooh
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/5/24

  • Pooh is a really nice little gal, and she just received an urgent dental procedure on 5/8! She’d love to have a foster home to recover in post-op! She also has a mild-to-moderate heart murmur (grad 2-3 out of 6) that requires no treatment at this time; just a general awareness to keep her calm and stress-free. Pooh is around 8-10ish years old, and once she heals from her dental procedure, she can start adoption promo!
  • update 5/20: Pooh’s come down with a kitty cold. She’s taking a short course of antibiotics, but would fare better with speedy recovery in foster care!
 Name: Spaghetti *FeLV+*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 4/10/24

  • Cutie patootie little void cat Spaghetti is around 4ish years young, already spayed, on no meds, but has tested FIV-/Felv+. If she’s not adopted by mid-May we intend to retest her to see if she can flip to FeLV-, but in the meantime she’s considered effectively immunocompromised, and thus would do better awaiting her forever homes in foster care, rather than at the shelter!

Cats/Kittens in Need of Foster Transfer or Sitter

These kitties are already in foster but could really use a new foster home, to avoid having to come back to the shelter!

Name: Señor *URGENT- needs foster transfer by 5/25!*

  • Perfect little bouncy gentleman Señor‘s current foster will be traveling extensively starting at the end of May, and their current schedule is not conducive to his treatment plan. Ideally he would be transferred into another foster home asap, but he needs transfer by 5/25 at the latest or he must return to our clinic.
  • He’s around 4ish years old, already neutered, and received an entropion repair surgery in late March! This surgery corrects the position of his eyelids, since prior to surgery his eyelids rolled inward, causing painful irritation to his eyes. Since Señor eyes were in such rough shape prior to surgery, there is lingering infection in them that we are treating with a longer course of eye drops (21 days) and an oral liquid antiviral medication for 14 days, as of 5/8. He’s also getting some nice Gabapentin in his food to help ease any lingering facial soreness. The eye drops can be given as often as every 4-6 hours, but if your schedule doesn’t work to give it that often each day, there can be wiggle room.
  • Señor doesn’t let any of this medical boo-bah slow him down, though! He is a total charmer who love love LOVES mouse toys, cardboard boxes and paper bags, and being generally doted on like the big baby boy he is. He does sometimes get a little mouthy, so could use a moderately savvy foster to redirect his attention to a more appropriate outlet when he gets a case of The Naughties, but otherwise he’s a good boy with a great personality.
Name: Marquise *URGENT- needs foster transfer by 6/2!*

  • Marquise is the SWEETEST and BESTEST boy. He has been promoted for adoption but doesn’t have much interest, unfortunately. His foster will be traveling and moving out of state June 2nd and we’d love to avoid a return to the shelter for him!! He is so affectionate- always at the door to greet you, watches TV with you, super healthy and so handsome. He’s got big paws and a fluffy tail, is super social and follows you around like a little shadow. He should be fine with other cats after his wound of unknown origin observation period is up 6/4/24, but he is not a fan of dogs. Marquise was also already combo tested negative for FIV/FeLV earlier this year, but would need a retest before introduction to your resident kitties!

Name: Benjamin aka Benji *Needs foster transfer by 6/15*

  • Benji is a 9ish y/o sweetheart and an absolute purr machine. Even through nail clippings and a couple rounds of cold meds early on (done with those now) he has never even tried to hiss, scratch, or nip. He asks for face rubs from every person he meets and appreciates being gently carried around so he can make biscuits on your arms. He loves his kidney care food and has even learned tricks for other treats. While he has never had an accident in the room with his litter box, I believe he got a little lost when given more home access so I’d advise keeping him close to his food/water/litter for a week or so before expanding his universe. Benji is currently taking one allergy pill per day, which he takes easily in food or by mouth (followed by a treat!).
  • Benji loves earning his treats with a spin, sit, or jump; when you wear a big hoodie that he can snuggle in while you watch a movie; shoving his face into your face; and gently reaching for your hands with his paws to get more pets.
  • PAWS provides his special kidney food and any meds he might need. We’re also not sure how Benjamin might feel about other animals, since he’s an ‘only child’ in his current foster’s home, but he is tested negative for both FIV and FeLV!
Name: Chloe *Needs foster transfer by 6/25*

  • Fluffy Chloe is looking for the perfect retirement window seat! She’s around 10ish years old, already spayed, and has started adoption promo! She’s come a long way: in foster care she has recovered from dental surgery, is gaining weight after arriving super skinny, and her coat is now super soft, compared to how scraggly it was at fist. Her ten is the new five! Chloe acts half her age and tends to alternate between gluing herself to your lap and wanting to play- wand toys are her current favorite. She will greet you at the door after you’ve been gone, and she also has a fabulous purr that she turns on and off with ease. Otherwise she’s a pretty quiet gal!
  • Chloe has been through a lot so can be wary of fast movements and too much handling if it isn’t on her terms. She’s looking for a patient foster without kids or other pets, and who will give her space and time to adjust to her new digs, as well as someone who will not take it personally if she shows the occasional Opinionated Grandma sass. Her foster will have a lot of travel coming up soon, so she needs a new foster home by 6/25/24!
Name: Lindo *Needs foster transfer by 6/15*

  • Lindo’s a laid back older gentleman who’d love to love to snuggle with you on the couch or keep you company at home. His foster parent has some travels coming up next month and we’re hoping to find him a transfer by mid June so he can stay in a cozy home environment.  Lindo would make a great solo house cat, but he does get along with other cats just fine!

Name: Flapjack *Needs foster sitter from 7/1 – 7/7*

  • Flapjack the hospice* kitty needs a sitter from July 1 – July 7th! (*stable, available for adoption, doing well!) Per his foster: “I’m looking for someone to take care of my sweet foster cat, Flapjack. Flapjack is on 2 daily medications which include a pill that goes into his food twice daily and a liquid medication given once daily. He is also on a special diet and his food will be provided. He gets along with other cats as long as they let him have his space but probably wouldn’t do well with dogs. He is shy and nervous at first but once he warms up a little, he loves being pet on his head or playing with mouse toys.”
  • Flapjack was made a hospice case because he had swelling in his face from a suspected nasal tumor. The swelling has thankfully been reduced and kept at bay by his medication, and he’s feeling pretty great right now! He is also combo tested negative for FIV/FeLV.✨

Kitten Litters (Including Nursing Moms)

These young kittens need a foster home until all are ready for adoption. Some have come in with a nursing momma! 

Please check back later!

Ringworm Cats and Kittens

These cats are recovering from a skin infection that’s easily treatable in an isolated home environment. Caring for these kitties is easy and just takes careful persistence and a separate space in your home. Read out our foster parent guide to ringworm to learn more!

 

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Cats Needing Socialization (and Safety Net Program cats)

These cats are very sensitive to the stress caused by the loud shelter environment and need a loving home setting to relax and let their personalities emerge. 

 

Name: Luis *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/7/24

  • Luis is a cute but very shy little guy around a year old. He’s already neutered, but we’d love to give him some time to decompress and come out of his shell more before starting adoption promo! Luis spends most of his daytime hours hanging in his hidey hut, but if you peek at him and say hi, he’ll lean in for some nice cheeks scritches! 
  • update 5/20: Luis has come down with a kitty cold. He’s starting a short course of antibiotics, but since stress can exacerbate symptoms and lengthen recovery time, we’d like to get him into foster asap!
Name: Pilaf  *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/13/24

  • Cute but nervous, Pilaf was adopted out as a kitten and lived with her family for 3 years. She was recently returned because the stress of a new baby and another toddler in the home caused her and another cat in the home to redirect their stress onto each other. They’d get into intense tussles but also were terrified of the children in the home, and wouldn’t even enter rooms where any kids were located. On paper Pilaf is ready for adoption, but she hasn’t been in the shelter since she was a kitten, and is pretty hidey and hissy here. We’d like to get her into a pet-free, child-free home to give her a blank slate to decompress before we start adoption promo. Pilaf is around 3 years old and already spayed.
  • update 5/20: Pilaf is SO scared here she’s sometimes too terrified to leave her hidey hut to use the litterbox! We’ve found eliminations on her bedding just a couple times, so we think it’s stressed/fear-related. She needs to leave asap!
Name: Cali *Safety Net Foster Candidate*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/5/24

  • The jet black beauty is Cali, and she’s part of our Safety Net program! Her tentative reclaim date will be August 6, 2024, though ideally a foster parent would be able to hang onto her for a few extra weeks if needed, since reclaim date extension requests are common. Cali is around 9ish months old, already spayed, and is on no medication at present! Cali historically is a little fearful of unfamiliar animals, dogs in particular, but around humans she sounds like a gem! She is described as generally calm with occasional spurts of energy, and she loves her squeaky toys and catnip. She’ll sleep by your feet in bed, or on top of your chest- and she gives kisses when she likes you!
Name: Echo
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/16/24

  • Echo is a teen kitten around 6ish months old who was found stray with a couple other kitties, but is having a hard time adjusting to being at the shelter. She could use some time in foster care to decompress and come out of her shell- and bonus points if you’re willing to take either of her friends, Golf or Foxtrot, to help bring her back out of her shell! Echo still needs to be spayed and have a nonfunctional micro-eye removed during spay day, but afterward she can start adoption promo asap, once she’s had some time to adjust to foster care.
Name: Nailah *Safety Net Foster Candidate*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/1/24

  • Meet Nailah, a member of our Safety Net program! Her tentative reclaim date will be August 6, 2024, though ideally a foster parent would be able to hang onto her for a few extra weeks if needed, since reclaim date extension requests are common. Nailah is around 4ish years old, already spayed, and is a weeee bit nervous at our shelter, so we’ve started her on Gabapentin to help take some of the edge off.
  • update 5/20: Nailah has come down with a kitty cold. She’s starting a short course of antibiotics, but since stress can exacerbate symptoms and lengthen recovery time, we’d like to get her into foster asap!
Name: Falafel 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/13/24

  • Cute but nervous, Falafel was adopted out as a kitten and lived with her family for 3 years. She was recently returned because the stress of a new baby and another toddler in the home caused her and another cat in the home to redirect their stress onto each other. They’d get into intense tussles but also were terrified of the children in the home, and wouldn’t even enter rooms where any kids were located. On paper Falafel is ready for adoption, but she hasn’t been in the shelter since she was a kitten, and is very hidey and shut down here. We’d like to get her into a pet-free, child-free home to give her a blank slate to decompress before we start adoption promo. Falafel is around 3 years old and already spayed.
 Name: Butters 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/16/24

  • Butters has had the worst luck with finding a forever home. He’s already neutered, around 1.5ish years old, and he really just needs a caretaker who is savvy at reading cat body language (way too many pets and he’ll get overstimulated, but what cat doesn’t?) and also can keep his brain and body actively engaged, so he doesn’t get bored! He’s a young adult male and really wants a friend, not just an owner. His first owner surrendered him to PAWS because their work schedule was too busy for how affectionate and active he was as a teen kitten, and his most recent owner returned him due to allergy-induced asthma. Butters can be naughty- he’ll need scratching posts and toys and playtime, or he may do typical Naughty Cat things, like chew your plants or test out your curtains as a climbing device- but when he’s used to you he’ll eagerly roll over to show off his amazing belly, and head bonk you for attention. Butters is feeling pretty stressy at our shelter

Old City Adoption Center

These cats are waiting for foster care from our Old City location!

Name: Arlo *URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival:
4/3/24

  • Meet our favorite Spicy boy! 🌶 Arlo has been hanging out in our conference room and doing great, so after a couple weeks of monitoring his behavior, we’re feeling ready to try him in foster care! He really needs an experienced cat foster who has time to work on his mental enrichment and play time. ( He is already learning hi-five, so smart!!) Arlo was adopted a year ago as a kitten, then rehomed for being too rough with his cat sibling, then left at an outdoor cat colony by his second owner for being too rowdy. He is a VERY smart boy but tends to want to find a job to do when he’s feeling under-stimulated- so he could use several good play sessions a day, puzzle toys and enrichment “brain games” to keep him mentally stimulated (we have these, ask us if you want to borrow some!), and a foster who can read his signals if he’s feeling stressed, especially while first adjusting to the new space.
  • Check out MORE of Arlo’s hi-five mastery!
  • See Arlo in action! He LOVES wand toys!
Name: Mark **URGENT**
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/14/24

  • Poor Mark was surrendered by his owners due to them having a new baby, and he’s understandably very confused and stressed about suddenly being at our shelter! He’s historically not the biggest fan  of other cats so may prefer a cat-free home- and this could also very well explain part of his disdain for shelter life: so many other cats are here! Mark is around 7-10ish years old, already neutered, and has been started on Gabapentin to hopefully take some of the edge off his feels. He’s described as an aloof guy- will come up for attention when he’s in the mood, but is definitely not a cat for little kids- too much ooey gooey attention and squishing and he will let you know with a little nip that he’s had enough. Aside from wanting to avoid overstimulation from too much attention, he’d a low-key guy who could work well for someone who doesn’t want a super needy foster kitty, attention-wise!

Name: Skipper *FeLV+, URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/6/24

  • Skipper’s a lovely senior gentleman whose mouth is feeling pretty crummy right now! His mouth’s condition upon arrival to PAWS is also compounded by the fact that he’s FeLV+, so he’s extra extra urgently in need of foster! He just had a dental procedure on 4/12, and would love to recover post-op in foster care while his mouth is still sensitive from surgery! To keep his mouth comfy while it heals, we have him on a couple really nice pain meds and some squishy slurry-like food that’s easier to chew! Skipper is around 10ish years old and already neutered.
Name: Jagger & Mickey *URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 3/27/24

  • Meet sad boys Mickey and Jagger! They’re two fantastic little (*cough* okay, big) lads who’ve come a long way in coming out of their shells! But they could really use more space (and exercise) than we’re able to give here at the shelter!
  • If you think Jagger looks a little overweight, you are very correct: he clocked in at a whopping 30lbs!!! He needs to urgently lose weight! Once he’s looking (and *feeling*) a little more svelte, we would like to give him a dental cleaning. In case of mouth pain, and also to help his shelter stress levels, we have started Jagger on gabapentin.
  • Mickey has lucked out a little more with his weight. He is also chunky but weighs 15 pounds. He needs to also get a-movin’, though, because his lack of exercise means his motility isn’t fantastic. cWe have him on Miralax so he doesn’t keep getting constipated like he was in his previous home. More movement= better poops, and better weight loss = even better ability to move!
Name: Ryan O’Ray
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 3/7/24

  • Ryan is a nice guy who spent the last 7ish years in an adoptive home, and was just surrendered back to PAWS because his owners didn’t have the ability to care for him anymore. He has a history of a sensitive stomach, which continues to this day and which we are troubleshooting to find him the right ‘happy medium’ of special diet and care to keep him comfortable. He’s on a special tummy support diet, which PAWS can provide until he’s adopted, and has been on probiotics while with us. Ryan is around 8ish years old and already neutered. Ryan also recently had dental surgery, though he should be feeling better already! We’d love to get him into foster care to de-stress before he has a chance to get sick. Because of Ryan’s upset stomach (and potentially due to stress/litterbox preferences) he occasionally poops outside the litterbox. It is recommended he go into foster care in a space that’s easy to clean (like a bathroom, for example!) and where there’s enough room to add two litterbox and trial different types of litter, in case he has any specific preferences.
Name: Steely Daniel
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 5/4/2024

  • Steely Daniel is such a little hunk! He’s already neutered, around 10 years young, and is posted for adoption already! He’s been living it up in foster care and recently got over a bout of upset stomach back in March. His last foster parent needed to drop him off at the Old City Adoption Center when they left Philly. He’d love to crash in a new foster home while he waits for his furrever family!
Name: Carly
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 5/6/24

  • This sweet-n-sour senior lady is Carly! She’s already spayed and around 11 years young, and was nervous here at first, but with time has come out of her shell. That’s not to say she still doesn’t get stressed from time to time with all the hustle and bustle of our adoption center, and occasionally her “Grandma Sass” comes out. She could use some decompression time in foster care while awaiting her forever home!
Name: Sunny Bunny
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/3/24

  • Miss Sunny Bunny is understandably confused and stressed after being abandoned in the lobby of our Grant Ave location. We don’t know her history other than she’s 9 years old and spayed. In true dilute calico form, she is both super sweet and also “conflicted” by shelter life. She rolls around soliciting attention, but her tolerance threshold here is pretty small, and she’s prone to overstimulation from all the noise and action here! Sunny much rather be treated like the pretty princess she is in a cozy home in foster care.
  • Sunny just received a much-needed dental procedure on 4/12! She’d love to finish off recovery in a foster home!
Name: Kitty Foreman
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 3/21/24

  • Kitty is around 13 years old and spayed! She’s ready for adoption on paper…but emotionally, she could still use the help of a foster to come back out of her shell! Kitty was left behind after her family moved away, and her finder wasn’t able to keep her due to having their own cats whom kitty wasn’t a fan of. She’s described as friendly, independent, and affectionate in the home, and her favorite things are catnip, treats, stuffed toys and string toys, and the laser pointer. Kitty’s on some gabapentin to help alleviate some of her shelter stress/anxiety. 
Name: Daisy Duke
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/25/24

  • Daisy is a super goof ball! Just walk up to her cage and she’ll start rolling around, showing off her tummy. She’s around 8ish years old, already spayed, and has finished recovery from a dental procedure she had on 4/29. She also has a common older-kitty condition called Hyperthyroidism, for which she’ll be taking a teeny tiny daily medication for life, so her thyroid stays happy and healthy. We’ll recheck her thyroid levels in 2-3 weeks after starting her medication, but she can soon start adoption promotion as well.

Name: Garfield
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/30/24

  • Gorgeous and charismatic, meet Garfield! He was adopted from PAWS some time back, but has a unfortunate history of ending up outside. The most recent time he was found stray, his owners didn’t reply to us about reclaiming. Garfield was found with a suspected bite wound from which he’s recovering, via a short course of antibiotics! Since we’re not sure what caused his mystery injury, the Health Dept recommends he be kept in an animal-free space for 120 days from being found– bringing him to 8/30/24. We also plan to combo test him for FIV/FeLV at the end of June 2024. These timelines do not need to hold up an adoption, though, if he’s otherwise healed up nicely and doing well sooner! In case Garfield is actually a door-dasher, we recommend he stay in a foster home away from doors that can directly lead outside. Apartments and/or homes with vestibules by their front doors could work great!

Social Cats (including FAST Candidates)

These sociable cats need a foster home! NOTE: If you are taking a foster cat that’s a FAST program candidate, it will be slated to be dropped off at our PetSmart or Old City locations for adoption within 2-3 weeks, since we need to keep those locations filled with adoptable kitties!

Name: Foxtrot 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/16/24

  • Foxtrot’s the nicest gurl! She’s around 6 months old and is completing a week of meds for a mild kitty cold. Once she’s healthy, she can be spayed and start her adoption promotion!
Name: Stockton 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/5/24

  • This big, BEEFY boy is Stockton! He is a true lovebug but he just doesn’t realize how BIG he is! But it’s almost exclusively muscle. He’s around 1-2ish years old and is completing meds for a stubborn cold and some mild discomfort after his recent neuter surgery. We’d love to find him a home so he can feel better ASAP and start adoption promotion soon!
Name: Golf 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/16/24

  • Golf’s a sweet teenage dream king! He’s around 6 months old and is completing a week of meds for a mild kitty cold. Once he’s healthy, he can be neutered and start adoption promotion!