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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Northeast Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Northeast Philadelphia. We are dedicated to saving homeless, unwanted and abandoned cats. We depend solely on donations, which are tax deductible. NAR focuses on having feral (wild) cats spayed and/or neutered to decrease overpopulation. In the process of helping feral cats, we come across many who are friendly. These cats receive medical attention with the help of local veterinarians, and when ready, are put up for adoption. All our cats are cared for in foster homes. As a general policy, we do not take owner-surrendered cats. Our goal is to place all cats in stable, loving homes where they will be cared for and never be abandoned, abused or neglected.

Results: • Our budget for 2010 was $42,000. • We spent $25,000 on medical expenses alone. Of this $8,000 was for spay/neuter surgeries along. • We use a low-cost clinic for our spay/neuter operations — cost of surgery and vaccinations. for a feral cat is now $30.00. Tests for FIV/FeLV cost us $15.00 each. • 99% of the animals we help are not spayed or neutered before reaching us. All are sterilized before being placed in their new homes or being returned to their monitored colonies. • We are a foster home-based rescue. At any given time, we have approximately 100 cats in foster care. • We placed 163 cats in loving homes in 2010. • As of October, 2011, we had already placed 106 cats in warm and loving homes. • Northeast Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charity under the I.R.S. Code.

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia and surrounding areas

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Angela23

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Apricot and Olivia, two sisters with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. I had lost my kitten with it to FIP and wanted to give a home to another special needs cat. They arranged several visits in different locations with the special needs cats so I could see them interact and in the end I did not want to break up the two sisters who had come so far together. They are both well behaved, litter trained and will respond to their names, which I did not change. I would definitely adopt from them again!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to adopt a cat with special needs and had found one from NAR online. Upon completing the paperwork I met three separate cats with the same condition (cerebellar hypoplasia), met two volunteers who were both very helpful and friendly. I ended up adopting two handicapped sisters, Apricot and Olivia, whom are both well and still with me. The foster mother was happy to answer questions, and help me with any issues.

Tony61

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our first cat Sabrina almost 9 years ago. We adopted Puanani 2 years ago, and the Koa a little over a year ago. Each and every time all of the staff and volunteers were helpful, kind and considerate. They are always ready to answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend them. They love cats.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

10 years ago, my daughter & I found a 6 week old kitten in our yard. After making sure he wasn't somebody's lost pet, we decided to keep him. When he was about 2, we decided he needed a playmate. We noticed the Northeast Animal Rescue cats & kittens during our many trips to Petsmart. Their cats all looked well cared for. I loved their "no kill" philosophy and the fact that they even take in cats with special needs. We adopted 2 cats from the rescue without hesitation. My daughter and I were so impressed with NAR's great work that, within the next year....we started volunteering on a regular basis AND added a 4th cat to our family (she was a NAR foster)!! NAR's T-N-R efforts and their emphasis on finding good homes for their fosters is commendable! This rescue really cares!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our 2 cats in August from Northeast Animal Rescue. We never had pets together in the 6 years we've been together, and NAR made the process so easy. Our brother and sister cats are 2 years old and were given back to NAR due to unforeseen circumstances with their first home. Their foster was AMAZING, and after communicating online and on the phone, she set up a special visit for us at PetSmart. We stayed in the private room for nearly 2 hours and couldn't bear the thought of not having them in our lives. The adoption process was smooth, thorough, and very warm. We had so many questions, and everyone couldn't have been more helpful. Our kitties have adjusted so well over the past two months. We absolutely adore and love them beyond words and can't imagine our days without them now. I type this while Leia is snuggled on my lap and Luke is sleeping nearby. I can't recommend NAR highly enough, and I would love to start volunteering.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They take great care of their rescues and know each of them so they can tell you about their personalities and help you choose the right cat for your family. They care about their animals and are passionate about what they do. They don't leave you after the adoption process is complete and they welcome photos and to keep in touch.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted one kitten from NAR to match my very possessive adult cat. Thankfully Jamie was so helpful and nice about the addition and checked in often. She cares about the cats, both yours and the new adopted one. She's very flexible and always willing to work with you. We just adopted our third cat from them. Always an amazing experience

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a cat owner for over 30 years. I lost my last cat and thought I could never bring up another cat. I saw my two kittens and knew I had to have them. The adoption process was so gratifying to see the questions NAR asked to make sure their animals go to the right home. My kittens came with full documentation and
they were both spayed. This helped us tremendously. One of the kittens unfortunately was predisposed to an ailment that sometimes happens to shelter cats. NAR helped me cut costs for dental extractions for my precious puzzle. she is now two and looking so well. we are hopeful that she will continue to be well. both the cats are wonderful and we are so please and happy to once again be a family. Jamie is the most caring and supportive caregiver of this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We have adopted three cats from this organization. When one got sick, Jamie was very supportive and advised us well. The last cat was fostered by us for two months, during which the organization assisted us and covered vet costs. We finally decided to keep him and they did not charge any fee. I think they really care about the animals and want to place them with responsible owners. They are readily available to answer questions and will help you throughout the adoption process.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 5 cats from NAR in the last 9 years. They are professional, compassionate, dedicated people. The cats are wonderful members of my family who I love very much. These people screen potential donors, work hard to make compatible matches, and spend a great deal of time and effort caring for these cats. I keep in touch with them to let them know how my cats are doing. Their commitment to saving animals, and placing the animals in good homes with loving families is commendable. They work miracles with limited resources.

Kathy125

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 cats from NAR a couple of months ago. The adoption process was fantastic. The cats were healthy and extremely well adjusted. My vet said that he could tell they came from loving foster homes. I was highly impressed by the dedication and kindness of NAR. You could just tell how much they loved these animals and how fortunate both the cats and I were that they were there to help. These volunteers deserve a special place in heaven for their work.