SCAT Street Cat Rescue volunteers have been saving and bettering feline lives since 1997. This animal welfare agency is primarily run through donations from the public.
The Adoption Centre on Faithfull at the corner of 50th Street and Faithfull Avenue is a necessary link to the public. It allows members of the community to visit some of the animals available for adoption in a free-roaming facility with couches, cat trees and plenty of toys. It is a very relaxing setting for both cats and visitors, who can come to buy or donate fundraising items and to get their daily "kitty-cuddles."
Part time staff are crucial to the day-to-day consistency of monitoring the cats in the Centre, ensuring that any warning signs are caught and treated quickly. They also are readily available to answer questions and/or to pass on requests to the regular committees whose volunteers are working other full time jobs.
This agency helps an average of 200 cats per year. An additonal number of hotline calls of well over 200 are handled to guide and provide resources to others attempting to save and improve feline lives, as well as to guide new adopters in order to make their commitment to their new pet a lifetime and loving one.
This organization primarily uses a network of foster homes. This allows for effective monitoring of the cat's health, growth, personality and behavior in a home setting, thereby giving our adoption counselors a better chance of matching cat to lifetime guardian for adoptions.
SCAT Volunteers work 24-7 promoting responsible pet guardianship and compassion for feral and no-fixed address cats in the community.
Cats are prolific breeders averaging two litters a year and 5 kittens per litter. A mass spay/neutering program is the most efficient and cost-effective way of combating this rate of population growth.
SCAT uses TNFA (Trap-Neuter-Foster-Adopt), especially for feral (wild) kittens who are brought into foster homes for socialization and adoption. Cats found to be social are advertised in case they have been separated from their families.
SCAT also promotes the use of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) when it is in the best interests of the feral (wild) cat to return him/her to their natural environment and where there is proper care provided - shelter, food, water and a caregiver to monitor health and well being. This is primarily around industrial/business areas where they are valued for their rodent control.
P.O. Box 31041
Contact Name:Linda Jean Gubbe