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Catadelphia

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Empowering the community to care for cats.

Target demographics: Cats and their people

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia

Programs: Humane cat trap lending library, foster kits, emergency fundraising, workshops & trainings.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Taleea S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It feels good to be able to help the helpers of our community! Best part is helping all the kitties and other animals!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization dedicated to helping the outside cats and the people of Philadelphia. Catadelphia empowers people to connect and share ideas on how to help the stray and feral cats who live throughout the city. It has a hands on approach to not just solving problems but teaching others how solve and network and find solutions themselves as well as helping new members to the group. Once you learn pass it on to someone else and the cycle grows. This group has grown and continues to grow into more dedicated caring individuals willing to teach, learn, help, foster, adopt out , fund raise for sick or injuried cats. I am happy to help and be a small part of this organization.

1 Jennifer D.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Catadelphia is a wonderful resource for people who care about Philadelphia's community cats. There is a trap library for people who do not have traps. There are fostering supplies for those who are willing to foster the cats they found. There is support in emergency situations. And there is plenty of information and advice! I would firmly recommend this organization to anyone who cares about community cats and their welfare.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Catadelphia's is awesome! Someone told me about a cat with a hole in it's back, so I went and got it. Turns out it was a young female that had been thrown after after having babies. Catadelphia got an appointment for me just in the nick of time! The cat had an abscess that had burst, and she needed to have surgery right away. According to the Vet, If Catadelphia hadn't stepped up when I needed help, this fur-baby wouldn't have made it. They are a wonderful organization, and an asset to the community!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so fortunate to have found Catadelphia. I learned how to trap cats working with catadelphia and have trapped about 100 Cats since my first time out with them. They make it easy for people to have access to tools but also LEARN to do things on their own. I have taught others how to trap cats and the cycle goes on and on and that’s how you get stuff done!!

1 Lizzie B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization taking a holistic approach to solving the problem of cat overpopulation in Philadelphia. Catadelphia is there to support communities and individuals who need assistance with caring for the stray and feral cats in their neighborhood. Providing care for these “community” cats while simultaneously working to prevent more births through TNR training and trap loans, assisting with medical emergencies, and connecting cat caretakers with resources are some of Catadelphia’s main efforts. For the many people interested in helping stray and feral cats in their areas, this organization empowers individuals with the knowledge, skills, and equipment to make a difference!

1 Terese V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about this new organization. I'd observed them helping others with trapping, TNR, building shelters, and coaching and then had the opportunity to take advantage of their trap library and advice just recently.

I spotted an intact male stray on my block and knew that I should get him neutered. I had never trapped before and I had a broken foot to boot, so I was limited in mobility as well as hesitant and intimidated. However, Aine Doley and the moderators on the Catadelphia Facebook page assured me it was not difficult. I picked up a trap, got a trap tutorial from Aine, received instruction on what to do at ACCT, and took the trap home. The next time I saw the cat, I brought out food and set up the trap as directed on my porch - and he walked right in! I got a neighbor to help me carry the trap to my car and I was off to ACCT for TNR with Stretch. It was ridiculously easy, but I would never have tried on my own without the assurances and coaching I received through Catadelphia.

Four weeks later, after a period of him living on my porch, Stretch became friendly enough to bring inside. I turned to the organization again for advice on fostering, as I intended to try to place him with an adopter. Long story short, I am now registered as a foster with a rescue, but Stretch is happily a permanent part of my family!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough good things about Catadelphia! Greatful for such an organization and all the good things they are doing. Cat world is better because of their dedication and hard work. Their example should be followed and supported from all perspectives. Thank you Catadelphia for all you do! Thank you for helping us with our kitties!

Kat M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Catadelphia is A True for All Cats Organization. It's focus on TNR is so beneficial to the Quality of the cats lives and helps us all with the over population in our neighborhoods. I am Thankful for them and all they do. =^.^=

1 Pamela W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I fed a colony of cats for years and begged various organizations for help with the trapping, neutering and releasing. Because this colony was on private property, I needed someone to contact the owners of the building. Catadelphia was instrumental in helping me accomplish my goal. My colony was cut in half, because I was able to foster out and find homes for almost half of the cats. She was instrumental in getting the cats extra medical care and find volunteers to help me nurture a fair number of these cats back to health before we re released the ones we couldn't socialize. I am forever grateful to Catadelphia for everything they have done and continue to do.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw a stray cat and contacted Catadelphia. Someone came out with a trap, showed me how to set it to trap cats. It worked very well and is easy to do. Help keep the cat population to a minimum. So glad I found them.

1 Shannon M.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Catadelphia has helped me help the community so very much in a short amount of time. They spin into action at the drop a dime and are a huge asset to Philadelphia!

1 Sarah J.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first aware of Catadelphia when they offered assistance doing TNR with a large colony of kitties in Mt. Airy. They provided traps, as well as all the trapping materials we would need. In the end 27 cats were trapped at this location. Catadelphia also facilitated AND found funding for the medical needs of these cats - 5 needed dental extractions, 2 needed enucleations, and 2 were far too sick to save and unfortunately needed to be humanely euthanized as they were suffering. All of these cats would still be suffering if it were not for the swift and detailed help from Catadelphia. They provided so much support I was inspired to create a local group for fulfilling the Catadelphia model - All the Cats. Over 50 cats have been helped so far with the help of Catadelphia.

1 Sara Raihanna B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catadelphia has helped me more than I can say!!! I’ve received help in a multitude of ways including: borrowing traps to TNR strays, help with kittens from a porch cat, food, litter, flea treatments, helped me get SEVEN cat’s fixed and vaccinated, and free carriers to send the kittens to their new adopted homes! Catadelphia helped me keep my sanity through fostering the kittens and their momma!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful to have such a helpful and knowledgeable resource for Philadelphia cats. They were instrumental in helping with the massive TNR effort that trapped 27 cats in one weekend in my neighborhood (Mt. Airy) and even initiated a local neighborhood trapping squad which developed after this project so that we could continue efforts of trapping feral neighborhood cats and getting them all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, flea treated, and assist with any medical needs. My 2 current fosters wouldn’t be with here without Catadelphia.