URGENT: The city shelter is full, and we need your help to make more room for at-risk cats and dogs!

Lil Bub, ASPCA help PAWS save cats in need


PAWS is pleased to announce that for the second year running, we have received a grant from Lil Bub’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA to bolster our efforts to rescue the city’s most vulnerable cats.

These urgently needed funds enable us to save homeless cats whose lives were hanging in the balance due to eye infections.

PAWS is dedicated to saving the most at-risk animals at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, with a special focus on cats and kittens suffering from treatable illnesses. We provide safe housing and daily veterinary attention at our shelter/clinic facilities, where cats receive all the care they need to get healthy and ready for adoption.

This support has helped PAWS treat the most severe cases – those that require enucleation of one or both eyes. It has enabled us to nurse cats back to health, find them new homes, and fill their spaces with more who wouldn’t survive otherwise.


Patches (pictured) is one of the cats saved thanks to the grant: we took her in from the city’s animal control shelter after she was picked up as a stray, emaciated and suffering from severe eye infections. After weeks of medical treatment, we were able to save one of her eyes and surgically removed the other for her health and comfort. Now happy and healthy, Patches is enjoying a loving home, and we have since filled her space with more cats in need.

With care and treatment, cats like Patches go on to lead full and healthy lives as family pets. We are committed to saving more of them until every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home; we encourage animal lovers to join the effort by making a donation.