Ask a Question about Stray or Feral Cats

Due to the volume of questions and requests for assistance that City Kitties receives, we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions, separated into categories, for your convenience. Please review the information on this page before contacting us. We appreciate it! Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended as a general guide and is not a substitute for veterinary advice or care.

Please remember, City Kitties is run solely by volunteers and our response time may vary.  We do our best to get back to everyone within a timely manner, but it may take us up to two weeks to respond.  Please note that City Kitties is a very small rescue.  We do not provide emergency services, we do not have a central space or drop-off options, and we are unable to come pick up cats in need.  In the event of an emergency or urgent matter, please contact the city’s Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT). 

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If none of the above information answers your question, you can contact us via email using the form below. We will respond as soon as possible. Due to the volume of email City Kitties receives, if the answer to your question can be found in the FAQ above or another area of the website, a volunteer may not respond. If you are looking for a new home for your cat, please read our guide to rehoming. City Kitties does not accept owner surrenders due to the sheer number of stray cats in need.

City Kitties primarily focuses on felines in the University City/West Philadelphia area. If you live elsewhere, please check out these other neighborhood-based groups:
Green Street Rescue (Center City)
Flatiron Wildcats (East Kensington/Fishtown)
Feline Pipeline (Northwest Philly/Mt. Airy/Germantown)
Northeast Animal Rescue (Northeast Philly)
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