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Shaquille - Philadelphia, PA

This is Shaquille aka Shaq!  He is a 6 yr old neutered male short haired cat who weighs 9 lbs.  

Shaq is a talented man who was found in the parking lot of PAWS' Grays Ferry clinic...right in the heart of the city of Philadelphia.  Just like his namesake, he demonstrated impressive running and dodging skills, before going straight into the net.


Nowadays, he's more of a retired athlete who spends his days lying in the windowsill of his foster home, though he still enjoys the occasional workout with his toys and scratching post. Shaq is a bit of a shy boy who might run away and hide at first, but if you wait for him to come to you (and maybe offer some tuna) he will let you brush him and scratch his head endlessly.


He’s a pretty chill guy who would do best in a calm home with people (and even cats) who will be patient as he adjusts to his new surroundings. He's a sweet and sensitive boy who will keep you entertained with his adorable way of playing and reward you with all the affection!


Shaquille has kidney disease and is considered a hospice case. We would love to find him a forever home that can provide him with the care and comfort he needs in the time he has left.   Shaq has been in the shelter for over a year... he's in foster now but it's time for him to find his forever home!!   We know there's someone out there who will bring him home and let him hang out and enjoy his life.  For more information, please email: lauren@phillypaws.org

Prada - Philadelphia, PA

Meet Prada!  She is a 10 yr old, 7 lb, female spayed cat.

Hi there my name is Prada. I’m so happy to introduce myself and tell you about me.  My Foster Mom says I am the sweetest and bravest kitty she has ever fostered. 


I’m fine with other cats after being introduced to their smell for a while through a closed door first.  Foster mom has other cats I have met.  She has a dog too and I hear him bark – maybe I would be okay with a very calm pup.  I’m a super good girl with using my litter box and my most favorite thing is sitting and cuddling with my humans.  I love cuddling.


I came to the Pennsylvania SPCA when the nice Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued me from a bad situation.  I wasn’t being taken care of and I was very sick. They brought me to a place called Shelter Hospital.  The doctors and the nurses were so nice and they helped me a lot.  I did lose my eyesight and later they took out my useless eyeballs but I’m a kitty so I do really well with my other senses ….


My Foster mom took me home to recuperate because I’m a senior gal of 10+ and operations are hard on us older gals.  She sat with me and stroked my fur and it really helped me.  She says I was so brave but really I just want to live and do stuff. Since I am sightless it would be best if I had a quiet home where things don’t change too much.   


I know I’m different looking but I have lovely grey fur and I’m petite at about 7 pounds …Foster Mom says I’m pretty!  If you would like to meet me, please contact Foster mom Sheila at sheilacurtin22@comcast.net and she’ll make all the arrangements.  Thank you for reading my story.

Ivy - Lansdale, PA

Meet Miss Ivy!  She is a 1 yr old, 8 lb, female spayed cat.

This short haired grey tabby was found dumped in the woods when she was 6 months old. A kind stranger found her and Ivy then became a Tiny Miracle.


Ivy is a playful little gal who is looking to be the apple of your eye as an only cat in the house. Despite being FIV positive, Ivy is healthy, happy and ready to live a totally normal life with you. Many cats are never symptomatic from FIV. Here is a link to more information: https://www.hospicepet.com/fiv-and-felv

While in foster care, she has come so far from her early beginnings. She loves her foster mom and dad but has some trouble with other cats. We believe she had to fight for herself in the woods and sees other animals as a threat. Ivy is young and energetic with her play, the laser pointer being among her favorites, and will then snuggle up next to you on the couch for belly rubs and ear scratches. This super sweet gal is well behaved; litter trained, likes her scratching post. If you are looking for an only cat, this Little Lady is perfect for you. Please visit www.tinymiraclesrescue.org for an application. You can also call Kate (foster mom): 267-446-3343, Tiny Miracles: 215-997-2844 or email: tiny_miracles@msn.com.

Sebastian - Philadelphia, PA

This adorable mini-panther is Sebastian!  He is a 3 yr old, 9 lb, neutered male cat.

Sebastian is a medium to long hair boy with beautiful green eyes. Sebastian is quite the love with a very entertaining personality. He's better than Netflix and Hulu combined! Sebastian loves people and will talk to whomever wants to listen. 


He is FIV + but that won't stop him from living a long, happy life. He is FeLV NEGATIVE, fully vetted, and microchipped. Most cats with FIV don't experience any significant FIV-health-related issues once they are fixed and living inside. The virus can affect their immune systems and make them more susceptible to kitty colds, and they are also prone to having dental issues, but most live long, relatively healthy lives. They don't need any special care or medication, just an indoor lifestyle and regular check-ups with a veterinarian. The thinking has also changed on how easily the virus can be transmitted to other cats -- it's primarily transmitted by deep bite wounds, so it's now believed that non-aggressive FIV+ cats can safely live with non-FIV cats. Regular indoor-kitty wrestling and rough-housing that doesn't result in bites that break the skin will not transmit the virus. Lots of information at: https://www.hospicepet.com/fiv-and-felv


He is a perfect gentleman with other cats and kittens, is not used to dogs but could get used to them under the proper circumstances.  Please contact us if you are interested in giving this gorgeous guy a wonderful home that he deserves.  For information please call: 215-460-5062 or email: hart2heart.philly@gmail.com

Dusty (mama), Flannel (grey kitten), and Cotton (white kitten)  - Coatesville, PA

Meet beautiful Dusty and her kittens, Flannel and Cotton!  Dusty is approximately 1-2 yrs old and her baby boys are about 8 weeks.  **Update - Flannel and Cotton have been adopted but sweet Dusty is still hoping!!  

Oh the cuteness!!! We're not telling this little family that people have been overlooking them because we think they're just perfect!


This is Dusty (Mama), Flannel (gray baby boy) and Cotton (white baby boy). They came to LDAR from a local farm and are looking for homes (or one home!) You'd never know that mama Dusty hasn't been a beloved, indoor kitty, she's lovely!  She is healthy but she did test positive for FIV.


Her babies are about 6-8 weeks old and they also tested positive but those tests may convert to negative once weaned. They will need follow up testing to check their status. We'd love the babies to go home together if that's possible because they just love each other. I could watch them play for hours! Dusty is sweet and friendly she deserves a loving home too.  And the babies are fun, playful, adorable kittens.


Read more about FIV here, it is NOT spread through casual contact so non-aggressive FIV + cats can live with FIV - cats and not spread the disease!   https://www.hospicepet.com/fiv-and-felv .

Contact luckydawgar@gmail.com if you'd like to meet them!

Deuce - Philadelphia, PA   (12/14/19)

Meet Deuce!  He is a 10 yr old, 11 lb, neutered male short haired cat.

Two yeares. That's how long this personable and handsome senior has been waiting in the shelter for his forever family. He's as sweet as can be and loves attention from all of his human friends. Deuce is a pretty easy-going guy and would be a fantastic fit for pretty much any home. He is fine with other animals and loves all humans!


Deuce is a diabetic and simply requires a specialized diet and insulin shots twice a day. These injections are EASY, and he's a perfect boy for them. He also eats his special food like a rockstar.  Deuce is easy and fun to have around, it's such a shame he's been in a shelter for 2 years!

For more information about Deuce, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org.

Sebastian - Philadelphia, PA  (12/14/19)

Meet Sebastian!  He is a 12 yr old, 11 lb, neutered male cat.

Sebastian is a gentle and affectionate orange tabby who previously shared his home with other cats. In the summer of 2018, when his owner died, he arrived at the shelter, ready for a fresh start.


He LOVES to to be brushed and petted and as a diabetic cat, he accepts his twice daily insulin injections without a second thought! Sebastian has been waiting patiently for his forever family, and is more than ready to give them all his love. Please consider opening your home to this handsome senior boy. He will make a loving addition to any family.

For all inquiries, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org

Creme - Philadelphia, PA   (12/14/19)

Meet Creme!  He is a 10 lb, 11 lb, neutered male cat.

Does any kind person have a cat sized space in their house where a super sweet, special-needs, low-key boy can just hang out?


This sweet, mellow cat has had some rough luck in his life. He's been bounced in and out of the shelter several times since 2011 due to no fault of his own. He's a darling boy who has lived with children and just likes to hang out.


He has been diagnosed with diabetes, which in addition to his senior age, makes it a little tricky for him to find the right home. He's on a special glycobalance diet, and gets two insulin injections per day, which he's a champ for! These are not hard! He's looking for a loving home where he can relax and live out his golden years.

For all information, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org