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2016 Marley Award Winner       Posted 11/20/2016



Congratulations to Jane Harner of Hanover, our 2016 Marley Award winner. Advocates like Jane have labored for years, long before TNR beame an accepted strategy in our region, to promote the cause of the free roamers and spay/neuter. Jane has helped countless caretakers and cats access critical resources enabling healthier, happier, and smaller colonies in western York and eastern Adams counties.

Quarterly Food Drive      Posted 11/20/2016

QUARTERLY FOOD DRIVE

As the cooler weather starts to settle in, remember all those colonies out there cared for by compassionate individuals out of their own pockets day in and out. Donate food at any of the following sites and if you're a local business person, consider becoming part of the network. All donations stay local, distributed to local caretakers implementing TNR.

Here's where you can donate:

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; from 12pm to 4pm;
  • 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

Fall FlowerPower On-line Fundraiser       Posted 10/03/2016

The Fall FlowerPower On-line Fundraiser is on! A great offering of beautiful bulbs including daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and more! Plus unusual items such as allium, buttercups, and anemone. All products come straight to your door and are 100-percent guaranteed! You can prepare for Spring and 50-percent of your purchase comes to the foundation!

Check it out!

Quarterly Food Drive      Posted 9/8/2016

SEPTEMBER FOOD DRIVE

September is food drive month this quarter. As the cooler weather starts to settle in, remember all those colonies out there cared for by compassionate individuals out of their own pockets day in and out. Donate food at any of the following sites and if you're a local business person, consider becoming part of the network. All donations stay local, distributed to local caretakers implementing TNR.

Here's where you can donate:

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; from 12pm to 4pm;
  • 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

Nominate an Advocate for our 2016 Marley Awards!       Posted 8/15/2016

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.

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge: Week 4       Posted 7/28/2016

Bonus Challenge #4 this week in the Saving Pets Challenge, between July 26th at 2pm ET and August 2nd at 1:59:59pm ET, every organization that raises at least $500 online this week will get entered to win $2,500, with three winners chosen! Help us get there by donating and/or sharing this post with a special personal note letting your friends know how much TNR means in saving lives and preventing suffering!

Here's the link:

https://www.crowdrise.com/nobodys-cats-sp2016

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.

Second Annual 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.

Barb, Lisa, and Nikki received their awards during the open house; Pat picked her award up in early November.

Nobody's Cats Foundation Announces Nominees for 2015 Marley Awards
Posted 09/04/2015

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 08/24/2015

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

Mother's Day Surgery Discount       Posted 5/8/2015

Mother's Day Discount in honor of all the free-roaming moms out there.



Mother's Day for female free roamers goes on for 10 months out of the year. Most females produce two litters each year of 4-6 kittens each -- and their spring kittens can produce their own litters before the end of the year!

We're once again offering our Mother's Day discount of 20% off the $25 per cat fee at our surgery clinic for up to five cats.

Just mention "Mother's Day" when making your appointment from May 15 through June 15 and receive the 20% discount!

Spay those females now and prevent unimaginable suffering in the months and years to come!

FlowerPower Spring Campaign      Posted 3/7/2014

Spring starts on Friday, March 20 at 6:46 pm! We're getting a head start by initiating our Spring Flower Power campaign, which runs from March 1 through April 30. What better way to fight the end-of-winter blues than to order bulbs for late spring and summer beauty!

You can Order Online or visit us at the facility and choose from a catalog. The foundation receives 50 percent of every sale to benefit our programs!

First Night Out for the Cats Fundraiser a Great Success      Posted 3/7/2014

The first Night Out for the Cats fundraising dinner, held on February 23, 2015 at note. winebar & bistro in Harrisburg was a great success, raising almost $2200 for our programs! Thirty attendees enjoyed a fabulous four-course dinner with wine pairings and a silent auction despite the frigid temperatures outside. Our special thanks to Ruth and everyone at note., Lynne and Bill Beeson for arranging the event, our wonderful event and silent auction sponsors, and of course everyone who attended and bid during the silent auction.

Sponsor a Surgery for World Spay Day!      Posted 1/17/2015


On Tuesday, February 24, World Spay Day, the foundation will spay or neuter 100 free roamers from all around our eight county south central Pennsylvania region. On the last Tuesday of February every year, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of spay/neuter and the need for affordable services, particularly in under-served communities and for under-served animals. Who better qualifies than the free roamers? You can help save lives and prevent suffering in our community by participating in World Spay Day through a surgery sponsorship for our Spay-a-thon!

You can support our Spay-a-Thon by sponsoring a surgery and related services. Donations in any amount will help us cover the $2,500 cost to our foundation for the life-saving services we'll provide on February 24! Every animal will also receive a rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, parasite treatment, post-operative antibiotic and ear tip, and will return to a healthier and happier future in his or her outdoor home.

Winter Food Drive      Posted 11/24/2014

FOUNDATION HOLDS FOOD DRIVE FOR FREE-ROAMING CAT COLONY CARETAKERS FACING HARSH WINTER

The Nobody's Cats Foundation will hold its quarterly food drive in December 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, 9 am to 12 noon; Saturday, 9 am to 5 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
  • LH Brubaker Appliances and Water Conditioning, 5303 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Todd's Bargain Bungalow, 212 3rd Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Friday; 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
  • Teg's Canine Clippery, 335 Bridge Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 3 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
  • VCA West Shore Animal Hospital, 719 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland; Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7:30 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 contact us.

First Annual Marley Award Winners!      Posted 11/03/2014

We realized one of our dreams on October 25 when we announced the first winners of the annual Marley Awards. Three years ago when our founding board began discussing ways to promote and help implement Trap Neuter Return (TNR) in our region, we knew that recognizing the efforts of advocates would raise awareness and pride. Earlier this year, we resolved to formalize that process and created the Marley Awards.

The award program was named in honor of a free-roaming domestic feline and his long-time caretaker, Nobody’s Cats Foundation founding Board Member Karen Koch, who maintained a lifelong relationship until Marley's death at 17 in early 2014. We invited nominations from our eight-county region for individuals, community cats and non-profit groups, businesses, institutions, and municipalities that have proven to be confirmed supporters of TNR strategy within the region.

We were thrilled to receive so many meaningful nominations and in some cases, multiple nominations for various individuals! Karen presented awards to some of the winners during the Open House on October 25 before an appreciative and emotional crowd highlighted the efforts of those who couldn’t attend.




Here’s the rundown on our winners:

Brett Beard
New Oxford resident Brett demonstrates how a compassionate heart combines with tireless energy 24/7 to benefit all animals who cross his path. Brett regularly helps trap and transport cats from the New Oxford area to various surgery services, provides care to numerous colonies, and is always ready to step into any situation to advocate for the cats and TNR with food, advice, and logistic support. Brett’s care extends to many species including, for example, two dogs rescued from perilous situations this year and rehomed with loving families.

Patricia Boyle
One of the drivers behind the development of Derry Township Community Cats (DTCC), Patricia has been a long-term and highly active supporter of the TNR strategy always managing to trap and transport cats despite her many responsibilities. In addition to trapping and transporting countless animals over the years prior to DTCC’s development, Patricia has been a key to DTCC’s ability to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with publicly funded entities in the township as well as the many Hershey area businesses from Hershey Park, to Zoo America, and Hotel Hershey.

Linda Corson, Angel Pet Services
Linda has been a TNR advocate for as long as anyone can remember and a selfless supporter of the strategy. Coincidentally, Karen and Linda recalled working together in the late 1990s to arrange for Marley’s neutering and vaccinations! Linda is an outspoken advocate at every opportunity, tirelessly provides trapping and transporting services for many caretakers, provides creative and useful tools to the community, and is particularly skilled with teaching and mentoring those who need that extra motivation to proceed.

Derry Township Community Cats
From its beginnings in late 2012 as a small band of determined volunteers to a broad group of advocates offering a range of services for free-roaming cats in the township, Derry Township Community Cats has facilitated more than 600 surgeries since its inception! The group has garnered meaningful support from public and private entities, from the township police department to Hershey Park and other Hershey enterprises. The program is a perfect example of how powerfully TNR can bring the community together toward a common goal.

Sandi Kraybill
The recipient of two nominations and the spark and spur behind the New Cumberland TNR Program, Sandi created and maintains a program that has altered more than 125 cats from the borough in about a year. Especially creative in raising community awareness and support from the local community, including many local businesses, Sandi also has implemented truly effective tools for assessing and targeting colonies. She tirelessly champions TNR and the cause of the free roamers in the borough, traps and stages cats, and arranges for and manages ongoing veterinary care for injured or ill cats.

Essie Petrovich
Essie is president of the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), which has a long tradition of concrete support for the spay/neuter strategy in our region. With Dr. Matthew Murphy’s untimely death last year, SNAP’s major source of veterinary services disappeared, creating a considerable challenge for the organization and its strategy. Essie quickly developed partnerships with the foundation and the York SPCA to subsidize surgeries for needy clients at our clinics and as a result, many free roamers have received the life-saving services they might not have received and, most importantly to Essie’s compassionate heart, immeasurable suffering has been prevented.

Robyn Powley
Robyn received three nominations, a testament to her dedication and commitment to helping cats and those who care for them and her ability to inspire others. Robyn provides critical trapping and transporting services for cats throughout central Pennsylvania. She advocates strongly for consistency in the process, and ensures that her clients complete their projects even when the going gets a little tough. Robyn’s quiet demeanor conceals a fierce and compassionate heart. Her efforts have inspired many of the local residents she helped to become more active in promoting TNR in their communities.

Laura Pheil
Chambersburg resident Laura is a perfect example of the local advocate who does all she can for the cats within her reach. In addition to hosting her “garage guest house,” open to all free roamers in her own neighborhood, Laura stepped up to volunteer one day a week to help a colony in need when its elderly caretaker died. She has facilitated veterinary treatment for countless animals, helped to rehome animals when possible and, like so many likeminded compassionate caretakers in our region, does so virtually with her own resources quietly and without complaint.

Congratulations and sincere thanks to these and all our local advocates! And be sure to prepare for next year’s awards so that you can nominate a deserving advocate in your area.

Surgery Fee Discount for Feral Cat Advocates      Posted 9/15/2014

The Nobody's Cats Foundation is celebrating National Feral Cat Day 2014 (held annually on October 16) by offering surgery fee discounts at our spay/neuter clinic in Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township) to project coordinators, community cats groups, and trapper transporters who help others implement the Trap Neuter Return (TNR) strategy in south central Pennsylvania. These advocates will receive a 20-percent discount off the $25 per-cat surgery fee for up to five cats in the month of October. Schedule Today!

Surgery Fee Discount for Cat Food Donations      Posted 8/15/2014

The Nobody's Cats Foundation holds its next quarterly cat food donation drive in September. Those who donate a 3-pound bag or larger of dry cat food of any brand at the foundation's spay/neuter surgery clinic in Lower Allen Township are eligible for a 20-percent discount off the $25 per-cat surgery fee for up to five cats. Services are provided only for free-roaming cats who will be returned to their outdoor homes and all cats must come in humane traps.

The quarterly drive also includes various sites throughout the region with all food distributed to local caretakers. Dry and canned cat food in any amount and of any brand are accepted at the following locations during the following hours:

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, 9:30 am to 11:30 am; Saturday, 9 am to 5 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
  • LH Brubaker Appliances and Water Conditioning, 5303 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Todd's Bargain Bungalow, 212 3rd Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Friday; 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
  • Teg's Canine Clippery, 335 Bridge Street, New Cumberland; Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
  • VCA West Shore Animal Hospital, 719 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm; Saturday: 7:30 am - 1:00 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
  • 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
  • Lewisberry Gardens, 761 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry. Monday to Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Seeking Donations for Trap-Neuter-Return Surgery Clinic and Programs      Posted 7/15/2014

We are currently seeking the following items to support our programs for implementing Trap Neuter Return (TNR) in the eight counties of south central Pennsylvania:

  • Sturdy cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Distilled water
  • Large, heavy duty garbage bags
  • Liquid laundry detergent for high-efficiency machines
  • Clear unscented 70% rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Pet grooming wipes
  • Dry or canned cat food of any brand and in any amount
Items can be donated at the foundation's facility, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township) on Tuesdays from 9 am to 11:30 am, Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm, or by contacting us to arrange a different drop-off time.

Seminar Attendees to Receive 20% Discount of Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Free-Roamers      Posted 7/15/2014

Beginning with its Saturday, August 16 seminar, The Nobody's Cats Foundation will provide a 20% discount on the $25-per cat spay/neuter surgery fee, for up to five cats, to caretakers who attend any of its TNR Basics Seminars throughout the region.

Seminars are held the third Saturday of every month from 1-3 pm at the foundation's facility at 3909 Hartzdale Dr, Suite 905, Camp Hill, PA. Seminars also are held on weekday evenings from 7-9 pm in other locations.

The foundation will also provide one free spay or neuter surgery for a free-roaming cat to municipalities, businesses, community cats groups, or individuals who arrange for a seminar to be held in their area. The two-hour seminars, tailored to beginners and led by experienced volunteers with decades of experience in the field, include an overview of the realities of domestic feline overpopulation, step-by-step instructions for implementing projects, a question and answer session, and hands-on operation of various humane traps and tools. Each attendee also receives a booklet of comprehensive resources and information.

Check out our Events Page for a full listing of seminar dates and locations. Please contact us if you are interested in attending or setting up a seminar.

Raised on the Radio      Posted 7/8/2014

Our board member Karen Koch and Barb Rice of Castaway Critters joined Giff Briner on The Bridge recently to talk about The Nobody's Cats Foundation and TNR. Listen to their comments on the station's site and thanks to The Bridge for the opportunity to spread the word about humane management of free-roamers in our area.

Listen Now!
(Two parts, originally aired 6/14/2014)

July Special on Surgery Fees      Posted 7/1/2014

During the month of July, Facebook users are eligible for a 20% discount off the $25-per-cat surgery fee for up to five cats.

In order to receive the discount, get over to The Nobody's Cats Foundation Facebook Page and Like our page and then Share or any of our postings about the monthly special, or post information about the promotion through your personal Facebook page.

Then provide the following code at the time of appointment: FB14. We’ll verify your Facebook action and apply the discount!

Remember that our services are for free-roaming cats who will be returned to their outdoor homes only and that all cats must be in humane traps.

Check out our Clinic Policy or Schedule an Appointment today!

WGAL Covers TNR Efforts at Regency Woods North in Carlisle      Posted 6/4/2014

Check out the great story about our heroes Karen Koch and Barb Rice, who stepped in to save lives and prevent suffering in an amazing way at Regency Woods North in Carlisle.

WGAL - Over 30 cats found at condemned home in Cumberland County

What isn't included in the report -- and equally amazing -- was the willingness of many local rescues to step up to help the adoptable animals: HOKFAI, Castaway Critters, and PAWS at a time when they are all overwhelmed by pleas for help elsewhere. And further, thanks to SNAP, which covered the cost of 16 cats spayed and neutered last week at our clinic. SNAP continues to work with us as we implement a formal TNR program at the park that will stop the cycle of suffering! THANKS to Karen, Barb and all our wonderful local organizations for everything they did with this project -- and all year long!

If you or someone you know would like to adopt one of the many cats available through the rescues, contact them directly:

To learn more about how you can help the project at Regency Woods North by donating time, surgery sponsorships, food for caretakers and other contributions, email us at contact@nobodyscats.org.

Lower Allen Township Updates Ordinance to Help Reduce Stray/Feral Cats      Posted 2/24/2014

Lower Allen Township commissioners have updated the ordinance with a goal in mind to help reduce stray, feral cats.

Lower Allen Township commissioners Monday night adopted an updated animal ordinance they hope will reduce the feral cat population in township communities.

The updated ordinance makes several language changes and authorizes a trap-neuter-return program to reduce the number of feral cats humanely.

The revised ordinance includes the possibility of fines for those who continue feeding stray or feral cats which have not been neutered.

But township officials would prefer to work with so-called caretakers of feral cats to have them neutered instead of issuing fines.

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