The Nobody’s Cats Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) as the preferred strategy for humanely stabilizing and reducing free-roaming domestic feline populations in eight south-central Pennsylvania counties (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York). This approach prevents suffering among the cats, protects public health, reduces stress on wildlife, and enables communities to redirect desperately needed resources elsewhere.

We estimate that approximately 355,000 free-roaming cats exist in our region. Through our various strategies, including providing a low-cost surgery clinic, we hope to help the regional community realize spaying or neutering of 80% of the existing unaltered free-roaming domestic feline population by 2022. Whether you love or loath domestic cats, you have a stake in our collective success.

Nobody's Cats are Everybody's Cats

Free-Roamer Spotlight

Patches      July 2016

Never give up! Almost everyone implementing TNR ends up dealing with that super-smart, elusive female -- one who usually is especially reproductive.

Patches was one of those cats, a cagey, prolific torti who produced three litters a year for virtually all of her five years in a multi-colony Cumberland County neighborhood (taking advantage of the ability to migrate from one colony to another during trapping projects). At last, after years of avoiding capture, Patches was trapped and spayed -- a cause for celebration among the many caretakers and trappers who had hoped so long for that day to come...(read more)

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Volunteer Spotlight

From time to time we like to shine a spotlight on one of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteer corps may be small, but it is characterized by immeasurable selflessness and compassion. Stay posted to our web site and Facebook, as well as this newsletter, for the low-down on some of the most remarkable people around!

More about our Volunteers...     

Latest News
  • Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge: Week 2
        Posted 7/5/2016

    It's Week #2 of the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge and this week's bonus challenge is a good one! If we raise at least $1,000 we will be eligible to win one of four $2000 donations from Merial!

    Just donate via our page to help us reach $1,000 in donations from July 12 at 2:00 pm to July 19 at 1:59:59 pm. No donation is too small -- every dollar adds up and not just for this weekly bonus challenge. Every donation means more free roamers will reeceive the life-saving spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines, and other support they need to live a healthier and happier life!

    Our organization is small but our supporters have huge hearts when it comess to proving that Nobody's Cats Are Everybody's Cats! Donate or share this email with your friends and family, or both! Together we can create a brighter future for thousands of free roamers in our region.

    Here's the link:

    https://www.crowdrise.com/nobodys-cats-sp2016
  • Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge
        Posted 7/5/2016

    This week's bonus challenge in the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge -- meowow!

    The organization that raises the most between July 5th at 12pm ET and July 12th at 1:59:59pm ET will receive a $10,000 donation courtesy of Whistle. Imagine how many free roamers we can help with that, how many spays or neuters, how many lifesaving vaccines and parasite treatments, how many emergency treatments and medications!

    Just go to our page to donate and bring us closer to winning that challenge!! No donation is too small because every dollar adds up! Or plan a little fundraising yard sale, bake sale or other event via the page and marshal your network of supporters to help the free roamers of south central PA! https://www.crowdrise.com/nobodys-cats-sp2016
  • Quarterly Food Drive
        Posted 6/10/2016

    FOUNDATION HOLDS FOOD DRIVE FOR FREE-ROAMING CAT COLONY CARETAKERS

    The Nobody's Cats Foundation will hold its quarterly food drive in June to collect dry and canned cat food for caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies participating in Trap Neuter Return. Dry and canned cat food in any amount and of any brand can be donated at the following locations, with all food distributed locally:

    Adams County
    • Myers Floors and Interiors, 6185 Baltimore Pike, Littlestown; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
    • Valley View Farm Market, 1937 Baltimore Pike, East Berlin; Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
    Cumberland County
    • The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm;
    • Harrisburg Office Furniture, 3300 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 101, Camp Hill; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
    • Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center, 4930 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg; Monday-Saturday, all day
    • Teg's Canine Clippery, 335 Bridge Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
    • Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic, 1424 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg; Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
    Dauphin County
    • A Place for Hope Community Center, 107 Locust Street, Harrisburg; Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 7 pm
    • Abrams & Weakley General Store for Animals, 3963 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg. Monday-Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2
    Lancaster County
    • Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, 176 Doe Run Road, Manheim; Monday-Friday, 6 am to 2 pm
    York County
    • Lewisberry Gardens, 761 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry; Sunday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
    • Recycled Reader, 1212 East Market Street, York; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    • York Pet Supply, 259 C Pauline Drive, York (next to the GIANT on Pauline Drive); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

    Businesses are encouraged to become part of the food drive network for quarterly drives held in March, June, September, and December. Donation sites are needed throughout the eight counties of south central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster Lebanon, Perry and York), Food is distributed locally via foundation volunteers and supporters and all promotion and support materials are provided. For more information, call 1-855-867-4228 or email contact@nobodyscats.org.
  • Night Out for the Cats, Huge Success
        Posted 11/24/2015



    Another Night Out for the Cats, held at note. winebar & bistro on November 2, was a huge success!

    Thanks to the folks at note. and silent auction and gift bag donors Lynne Beeson, The Cat Shack, Colour Forte, Frederic Loraschi, Leon Ness Jewelry Barn, Lewisberry Gardens, Myers Floors & Interiors, and Averill Shepps, Enamelist. The event offered a festive evening of food, wine and fun to benefit the Dr. Matthew Murphy Memorial Fund. Just under $2200 was raised, which will allow us to help caretakers of large colonies and those of limited financial means this fall and winter.
  • 2015 Marley Award Winners
        Posted 11/24/2015



    CONGRATULATIONS! to the winners of the 2015 Marley Awards, announced during the October 25 Open House. This annual award program celebrates such outstanding individuals and groups who demonstrate incredible dedication to the free roamers and Trap Neuter Return (TNR) in south central Pennsylvania.

    The volunteers of the Adams County Community Cats Program were honored for raising awareness and resources for TNR in Adams County and supporting municipal efforts in Bendersville and Carroll Valley boroughs. Dr. Lisa Wolkind accepted the award on their behalf.

    Nikki Ferguson of Orrtana, Adams County, received the award for spearheading TNR efforts in Adams and Franklin counties, enabling the altering of more than 500 free-roaming cats in the past two years.

    Barbara Rice of Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, received the honor for her tireless dedication to coordinating and finalizing TNR projects and for managing numerous colonies in Cumberland and Dauphin counties.

    Pat Wadsworth of Enola, Cumberland County, received the award for her work as a caretaker who manages various colonies of free-roaming cats throughout Harrisburg city.
  • Nobody's Cats Foundation Announces Nominees for 2015 Marley Awards
        Posted 9/04/2015

    The Nobody's Cats Foundation has announced nominees for the 2015 Marley Awards, an annual award program celebrating the efforts of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) advocates in south central Pennsylvania. Nominees are confirmed supporters of the TNR strategy within the eight-county south central Pennsylvania region and are nominated by members of the community for their extraordinary efforts.

    Nominees for the 2015 award are:
    • The Adams County Community Cats Volunteer Team, which has raised awareness for TNR in Adams County and supported municipal efforts in Bendersville and Carroll Valley boroughs;
    • Linda Corson of Dauphin, Dauphin County, who translates her lifelong passion for spaying and neutering into education, mentoring, and TNR logistics support for countless residents throughout the region;
    • Nikki Ferguson of Orrtana, Adams County, who has spearheaded TNR efforts in Adams and Franklin counties, enabling the altering of more than 400 free-roaming cats in two years;
    • Jane Harner of Hanover, York County, a highly active advocate who has supported countless TNR efforts in the Hanover and surrounding area;
    • Essie Petrovich of Hampden Township, Cumberland County, a long-time advocate for spaying and neutering who, as president of the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), has ensured funding for many thousands of TNR surgeries each year;
    • Robyn Powley of Palmyra, Lebanon County, a selfless and dedicated supporter of TNR who supports elderly and disabled residents and caretakers of large colonies with TNR mentoring and project support;
    • Barbara Rice of Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, an advocate who coordinates TNR projects and manages numerous colonies in Cumberland and Dauphin counties;
    • Sherrie Shatzer of Fairview Township, York County, the founder of Please Don't Litter, a local TNR-focused organization;
    • Carol Shirker, Kenneth Eissner and Sherri Alapick of Lancaster, Lancaster County, who work as a collaborative team to support TNR projects for various caretakers throughout Lancaster County;
    • Lisa Snyder of Lewistown, Mifflin County, who has made significant personal sacrifices to help hundreds of free-roaming cats and kittens in the Harrisburg-York metropolitan area;
    • Pat Wadsworth of Enola, Cumberland County, a caretaker who manages various colonies of free-roaming cats throughout Harrisburg city; and
    • Amy Wimmersburger of Middletown, Dauphin County, a co-founder of the Steelton and Derry Township Community Cats programs and active mentor for TNR throughout the region.
    Winners of the 2015 Marley Award will be announced during an awards ceremony at 2 pm during an open house at the Nobody's Cats Foundation on Sunday, October 25 from 1-5 pm at 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township).
  • September Food Drive
        Posted 8/24/2015

    FOUNDATION HOLDS FOOD DRIVE FOR FREE-ROAMING CAT COLONY CARETAKERS

    The Nobody's Cats Foundation will hold its quarterly food drive in September to collect dry and canned cat food for caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies participating in Trap Neuter Return. Dry and canned cat food in any amount and of any brand can be donated at the following locations, with all food distributed locally:

    Adams County
    • Myers Floors and Interiors, 6185 Baltimore Pike, Littlestown; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
    • Valley View Farm Market, 1937 Baltimore Pike, East Berlin; Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
    Cumberland County
    • The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday, 12 noon to 4 pm
    • Harrisburg Office Furniture, 3300 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 101, Camp Hill; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
    • PassItOn Consignment, 2202 Gettysburg Road, Suite C, Camp Hill; Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm
    • Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center, 4930 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg; Monday-Saturday, all day
    • Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic, 1424 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg; Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday 9 am to 12 noon
    • Teg's Canine Clippery, 335 Bridge Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
    Dauphin County
    • A Place for Hope Community Center, 107 Locust Street, Harrisburg; Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 7 pm
    • Abrams & Weakley, General Store for Animals, 3963 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2 pm
    Lancaster County
    • Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, 176 Doe Run Road, Manheim; Monday-Friday, 6 am to 2 pm
    York County
    • DiDi & Smiling John's Barber Shop and Salon, 330 South George Street, York; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday,11 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
    • Lewisberry Gardens, 761 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry; Sunday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
    • Recycled Reader, 1212 East Market Street, York; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    • York Pet Supply, 259 C Pauline Drive, York (next to the GIANT on Pauline Drive); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

    Businesses are encouraged to become part of the food drive network for quarterly drives held in March, June, September, and December. Donation sites are needed throughout the eight counties of south central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster Lebanon, Perry and York), Food is distributed locally via foundation volunteers and supporters and all promotion and support materials are provided. For more information, call 1-855-867-4228 or email contact@nobodyscats.org.
  • PassItOn Consignment Donations to Benefit the Foundation
        Posted 7/23/2015



    Our friends at PassItOn Consignment of Home Decor are accepting items for consignment to benefit the foundation! To donate items for our consignment account, stop in at the shop, 2202 Gettysburg Road, Suite C, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township), check out all the info at the shop's website or call 730-4663. We receive 50 percent of the sale!
  • Nominate an Advocate for our 2015 Marley Awards!       Posted 6/23/2015

    Nominations for awards are welcome from the eight counties of south central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York) for individuals, community cats and non-profit groups, businesses, institutions, and municipalities.

    Nominees must be confirmed supporters of the Trap Neuter Return strategy within the region. Examples include trapper transporters who manage projects for the elderly or disabled, municipalities that have implemented formal community-wide programs, and businesses that actively support TNR efforts through food drives, fundraisers, or financial and in-kind donations.

    Use the application form here or pick one up at our facility, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township) on Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm or Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm.

  • We Need Supplies!       Posted 6/23/2015

    Supplies are needed for the spay/neuter clinic, colony caretaker services, and other activities. Donations can be dropped off at the foundation facility, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township) on Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm or Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm.

    Needs include:
    • Gallons of distilled water
    • Liquid laundry detergent for high-efficiency washing machines
    • Heavy-duty 30-gallon garbage bags
    • Paper towels
    • Unscented baby wipes or pet wipes
    • Rugged 30-gallon plastic totes with snap lids
    • Professional-grade duct tape
    • 12-inch nylon zip ties
    • Bales of straw
    • And always: dry or canned cat food in any amount of any brand
Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016
    National Night Out
    Fairfield Fire & EMS station, 106 Steelman Street in Fairfield, 5-8 PM
    Fairview Township Roof Park, 599 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland, 5-9 PMl
  • Saturday, August 13, 2016, 12 noon to 4 pm
    Volunteer Work Day
    The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill, PA
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12 noon to 4 pm
    Volunteer Work Day
    The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill, PA
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12 noon to 4 pm
    Volunteer Work Day
    The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill, PA
  • Saturday, October 15, 2015, 1-3 pm
    TNR Basics Seminar
    The Nobody's Cats Foundation
    3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill
  • Sunday, October 16, 6-9 pm
    Night Out for the Cats
    note. winebar & bistro, 1530 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg