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 15 south-central Pennsylvania counties (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, 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.
Through our various strategies, including our high-quality, professionally staffed dedicated surgery clinic, we hope to help the regional community manage and reduce our region's population of free-roaming cats in a humane and sustainable way.
Whether you love or loath domestic cats, you have a stake in our collective success.
Like many males, this cat struggled because of his biological imperative, not a lifestyle choice. Domestic cats reach reproductive maturity around four months of age, and for community cats in unmanaged colonies, that constitutes a harsh introduction to adulthood. Driven to mate, males can roam two-to-three-square-mile territories in search of fertile females, risking life and limb. Threats abound, from automotive vehicles to wild and domestic canines and humans bent on cruelty. Competition for females is intense. Fights are common. Not everyone wins. But for this male, life changed when a local advocate stepped up this past summer and began a TNR project in his Shippensburg neighborhood. She trapped him in June, and it was clear he needed all the help he could get. Dirty. Undernourished. Scratched from fighting. And suffering from a polyp near his left nostril that compromised his breathing. His care began with the usual clinic services -- neuter, rabies and distemper vaccines, Revolution for parasites, and ear tip -- but it didn't end there. After his neuter, Dr. L removed the polyp and tech Siri provided a Convenia injection, a long-acting antibiotic, to aid in his recovery. He returned to his outdoor home a few days later and the "after" results say it all!Before TNR. Struggling to survive, and failing.
Carleen has volunteered with Nobody's Cats since 2018. In addition to attending numerous Volunteer Work Days, helping with a shelter building workshop, helping in the clinic, and staffing a fundraising booth prior to the COVID-19 situation, Carleen has helped out regularly since we reopened. She spends many hours each month prepping clinic supplies and doing other tasks as needed.
Carleen first heard about Nobody's Cats when she received a postcard mailing from us including our wish for contractor bags. With a few boxes of bags to spare, she stopped by and learned more about our mission. Carleen lives in Mechanicsburg with her husband and two feline companions. She spends her free time playing the piano and reading her Bible though with four grandchildren ranging in age from 15 months to 4 and 1/2 years, we don't imagine she has a lot of free time!