Free roaming and feral cats have different issues and needs than traditional house cats, so Humane Pennsylvania has created an array of programs and services specifically for them (and you)!  These programs focus on (click to jump to any of the following sections): Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program, Working Cats Alternate Adoption and Placement Solutions, Feral Cat Sterilization Solutions, Free Roaming Cat Care Solutions, Spike’s Pet Pantry, and low-cost Healthy Pets Initiative: veterinary & sterilization solutions.

Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program

The Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program was developed to provide resources to those that are caring for orphaned kittens that are too young to be adopted. Young kittens that are separated from their mother sadly are unlikely to survive on their own without assistance.

As part of Humane Pennsylvania’s Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program, we offer care takers of unweaned kittens a helpful kitten kit.  This kit comes complete with a booklet as a reference guide to the appropriate care of bottle baby kittens. In this booklet you will find useful instructions and techniques on how to properly nurse, bath, and care for bottle baby kittens.

Each Bottle Baby Kitten Kit includes:

  • Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Booklet
  • Kitten Nursing Bottle, Nipple, and 2 Feeding Syringes
  • (1) 6 oz. can of Kitten Milk Replacer
  • (1) 3 oz. can of Kitten Wet Food
  • 1 Rice Sock
  • 1 Kitten Blanket

Bottle Baby Kitten Kit – Unboxing Video

This free Bottle Baby Kitten Kit is available to community members that are seeking insights for how to best nurse and care for unweaned kittens.  Please note, the booklet is only a basic guide. It does not and is not intended to address every possible care need for bottle baby kittens. If you have any concerns with the kittens in your care, please immediately consult a veterinary health care provider for assistance.

For more information please contact:
Tawny Kissinger, Lifesaving Programs Coordinator
Berks-610-921-2348 ext. 218
Lancaster-717-393-6551 ext. 240
tkissinger@humanepa.org

Working Cats – Alternate Adoption & Placement Program

Humane Pennsylvania provides direct placement options to save the lives of feral and free roaming cats in our communities.  Humane Pennsylvania directly connects those who require placement services of these cats with individuals, businesses, and organizations which are able to provide safe, secure, supervised outdoor homes, as well as placing cats from our shelters.  Each cat placed in a nontraditional location has received complete sterilization, vaccinations, and microchip services. Each Working Cat placement partner will receive ongoing support from the Humane Pennsylvania team.

Humane Pennsylvania are currently seeking alternative placement families and partners.  If you want to save a life and open your property to one of these feral or free roaming cats, we can provide you with all the support you need!  This Working Cats program is also perfect for nontraditional environments such as wineries, greenhouses, warehouses, farms, corporate centers, and college campuses.

If you’d like to help us grow this life saving program and provide a nontraditional placement opportunity for free roaming cats, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information please contact:
Tawny Kissinger, Lifesaving Programs Coordinator
Berks-610-921-2348 ext. 218
Lancaster-717-393-6551 ext. 240
tkissinger@humanepa.org

Feral Cat Sterilization, Vaccination & Microchip Solutions

Humane Pennsylvania has extensive veterinary supports for feral and free roaming cats.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Giorgi Family Foundation, Humane Pennsylvania is able to provide extremely low cost, as well as free, sterilization, vaccination, and microchip services for feral cats in Berks County.

In alignment with this grant, feral cats from 12 target zip codes in Berks County can receive free sterilization, rabies vaccinations, and microchip services.  This partnership provides vaccines only for free-roaming or feral cats that are being sterilized and is not a service designated for overall free cat vaccinations. These services are provided by, No Nonsense Neutering, a contracted service provider in its Berks County clinic.

This grant program will provide spay/neuter services, microchipping, rabies vaccinations, parasite and flea treatments, and fluids as well as pain medication to each free roaming cat presented by caretakers residing in the service area, if the animal is deemed eligible for surgery by clinic personnel. Each feral cat will be ear-tipped.

These grant subsidized provided services are only applicable to feral cats from the specified service area (see below) and does not apply to non-feral companion animals of any type.  Caretakers of friendly cats and dogs from any area may take advantage of Humane Pennsylvania’s other Ultra-Low Cost Sterilization services at its Reading sterilization clinic (click here for more details).

Specified Service Area
The specified service area is identified as containing the following zip codes only:

19601      19604     19607     19610
19602      19605     19608     19611
19603      19606     19609     19612

Feral cats originating from outside these zip codes are eligible for all above services for a cost of $35 per cat.  Additional services are available in Lancaster County through Helping Hands for Animals

For more information please contact:
Tawny Kissinger
Lifesaving Programs Coordinator
Berks-610-921-2348 ext. 218
Lancaster-717-393-6551 ext. 240
tkissinger@humanepa.org

Free Roaming Cat Care Solutions

Humane Pennsylvania can also assist you with providing a safe and secure home for free roaming and feral cats in your yard or neighborhood.  We can provide interested caretakers with cozy cat house designs (and even houses!), advice and guidance on helping your free roaming cats fit into your neighborhood, veterinary supports like those listed on this page, and food supports.  Reach out today to learn how you can help cats thrive and keep them out of shelters!

For more information please contact:
Tawny Kissinger
Lifesaving Programs Coordinator
Berks-610-921-2348 ext. 218
Lancaster-717-393-6551 ext. 240
tkissinger@humanepa.org

Spike’s Pet Pantry: No Pet Hungry

Spike’s Pet Pantry is a pet food bank program which provides resources, specifically food, and nutrition education for pet owners, free roaming cat caretakers, and feral cat colony managers in need. The ultimate goal is to prevent pet surrender and suffering due to food insecurity or temporary hardship.

Click here to learn more about Spike’s Pet Food Pantry Solutions.