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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

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Jill72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering about 6 years ago. I am a cat lover and welcome a chance to share some time, love and attention with kitties who have not had it as good as my own. We have a vast array of generous volunteers who come to the stores, foster the cats and run many fundraisers. I attempted to foster cats and ended up keeping 3 of them. It is awesome to see so many people commuted to the welfare of all these cats. It is always so exciting when one of our kitties finds their forever home for a lifetime of love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy volunteering with NAR and I've found the other volunteers and founders of NAR are personable, understanding, and love what they do. The cats are well taken care of and the new owners are provided with a wealth of information about each animal. One of the best places I've volunteered with.

2 Stacey44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with NAR! The cats are happy, healthy and well cared for. NAR is great at finding the right homes for the cats and it is a beautiful thing to see so many successful adoptions!
-Stacey

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found NAR quite by accident. I had a little of kittens born under my shed to a feral mom. As soon as I saw them I started to contact rescues. No one could help, quite by accident I found NAR. They were out the same day. They tried to trap them, no kitties were around that evening, so for a couple weeks I put out food and water hoping to gain their trust so NAR could Trap, Neuter, and Return. It was explained to me that more than likely the kittens were too old by this time to socialize them. The kitties never returned so now I volunteer with NAR going to the store every other Saturday to clean, feed, water, and exercise the kitties. This is an amazing group of dedicated people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northeast animal rescue is so dedicated to making sure that their cats are placed in the right home for the cat and the people. Not only are cats in their care well taken care of but also the cats that are feral that they trap and spay and and or neuter and release back into their own colony. I wish everyone was as dedicated to their animals as Northeast animal rescue there would not be an over population of cats on the street and cats in shelters that get euthanized.

3 Debbi U.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer, foster and have adopted from NAR. All the animals (cats and dogs) are cared for to the highest standard I've ever experienced. Foster homes are encouraged to keep in touch with adopters and adopters are encouraged to keep in touch via email and social media. As a foster home, it's great to see a pet you fostered grow up in a loving home. As an adopter, I know the animals have received proper vet care and socialized in foster homes. And, as a volunteer, I know we have a great group of people who care for the cats, interact with them and help promote our animals. I'm proud to be part of this organization and hope we can continue our mission for many years to come.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northeast Animal Rescue is a great organization. They are dedicated to adopting out the animals to the best possible families. I have been volunteering for the shelter for about 3 years now. It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I volunteer with this rescue at Petsmart on Roosevelt Boulevard. It has been a great experience for us both to help out with this wonderful group. These cats are very well taken care of with a very dedicated group that makes sure they receive the best of care until they are placed in their furever homes. Please consider adopting, fostering or volunteering with this great organization!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster for this group. They are wonderful to work with, take great care of their felines and find wonderful homes for them. What more could a kitty ask for. Highly recommend adopting from this group.

1 Maria I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an animal lover and owner of a 12 year old cat. I love and adore her. I often visit northeast animal rescue and donate also. I see how they lovingly care for their rescues. All the volunteers I have met are beautiful people.
It brings tears to my eyes to see the lovely creatures in cages but I also know they are so well cared for until they find their forever home.
Please find it in your heart to adopt and / or donate. God blesses people who are kind to animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in the process of being a volunteer. The northeast animal rescue is very clean and organized. I am thoroughly impressed at how well kept the cages and play area and the cats themselves are kept. The volunteers are very nice and helpful. You can see and feel how caring they are. It makes me happy to be able to finally offer my services to them and to be a part of their organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about Northeast Animal Rescue (NAR) when I was looking to adopt 2 cats and found them at the Petsmart store at Haldeman and the Boulevard where NAR shows their cats. I immediately fell in love with 2 Calico sisters that were at the store and applied for them on-line. The screening process seemed to be very detailed and I was impressed with the length this organization goes to when screening possible adopters to ensure the cat gets a good home. Within a day I was contacted about meeting the kittens and I adopted them shortly thereafter. I was extremely impressed with Jayme Rosenthal and the detailed advice and guidance she provided. A few months later, I contacted Jayme again about adopting a male cat and she referred me to several possibilities that might get along with the cats I already had. I found a beautiful male cat among the group and also discovered that he was living with his brother, so I wound up adopting them both to keep them together and they blended in with the rest without problems. I was extremely impressed with the way this organization is run and its caring, friendly group of volunteers. As a result, I wound up signing up as a volunteer and have loved every minute of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the NAR site located in Petsmart on the Boulevard. These cats are extremely well cared for. They are out of their cages at least two hours every morning and two hours every evening during the week and a lot longer on the weekends. The workers at the store also stop in to visit. The volunteers not only clean the cages and feed them, but they also play with them and cuddle them. The cats are also switched out of Petsmart into foster homes and back to Petsmart until they are adopted so that they do not spend all of the time they are waiting to find a home in a cage.. In addition to this, NAR is involved in trapping and neutering feral cats then returning them to their feline families - how kind is that! This is truly a wonderful organization!

pippintwosie

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a foster home and an adopter of 2 Northeast Animal Rescue cats. It is a wonderful group of people who work tirelessly, day in and day out. They will pair you up with a cat that will be a perfect match. They always go the extra mile for their animals and the adopters. Please support this rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These wonderful people all put the animals first. They are relentless in saving many lives when others would look away or give up. My heroes are the lovely people at Northeast Animal Rescue!

Nikki C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful caring animal loving people with a small staff and great volunteers. We love our furbabies♥

Paulette K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northeast Animal Rescue is a wonderful charity because they stay true to their mission and use every penny donated for their cause in reducing the feral cat population in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. They are reactive in that they sometimes pull needy cats from local animal shelters to foster and find homes for them so they are not destroyed. I have fostered cats on behalf of NAR rather than the shelters because they are easier to contact than the shelters and far more cooperative. NAR is a proactive rescue also- they sterilize feral and stray cats. They educate the public and help people that feed colonies of feral cats get their fed cats surgically sterilized through the TNR process. I have had them personally help me trap cats to get sterilized preventing hundreds of more unwanted cats.

Felicia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northeast Animal Rescue is a great group! They care so much about homeless cats that the volunteers spend several hours out of their busy weeks taking care of the cats--playing with them, cleaning their cages, talking to potential adopters. Adopters find that cats from NAR are so pleasant and friendly because the volunteers and "foster parents" show the cats so much love. I personally have benefited so much from this group--I enjoy being with the cats, talking to other cat-loving volunteers, and helping the cats find adopters. I am definitely lucky I found this great rescue, and so are all of the cats in its care. I hope NAR is able to keep caring for homeless cats for many years to come.

Betsy D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known the founder of NAR for many years and have watched her grow this rescue from the roots up. The NAR team of volunteers works tirelessly to find loving families for homeless cats in the Philadelphia area and to control the feral cat population while educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter. They also help to find low cost spay/neuter services within the community.

I'm a long-time volunteer with NAR as well as an adopter. Northeast Animal Rescue is just the best!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with Northeast Animal Rescue when I was looking to adopt a cat. I was impressed immediately with the operation, all volunteers seemed to hold exceptionally high ethical standards and the focus was not on moving the animals into homes quickly, but on finding the appropriate home for each pet. I was even a little alarmed that I wouldn't pass the rigorous screening process!! Ultimately, the time and energy spent on screening potential adopters yields long term placement, and during my subsequent time with NAR as a volunteer I have heard of very few unsuccessful adoptions. I began volunteering with NAR about seven months ago, and I am impressed with the constant communication between volunteers and the high standards set for work performed by all volunteers. The cleanliness, comfort and care for the animals is the number one priority. I would encourage anyone looking to adopt a pet to contact the Northeast Animal Rescue, the volunteers have a great knowledge base of the animals in their care, and they are honest with potential adopters about issues concerning each pet, and will give honest feedback about an animal's temperament and behaviors. The process is lengthier than with an animal shelter or a pet store, but the quality and care is exceptional!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without the help of Northeast Animal Rescue, I don't know what I would have done to help a feral Mom cat and her kittens that were in my yard. Northeast Animal Rescue lent me a trap, something I had never done before and I got all the kittens and the Mom cat. Had the Mom spayed and NAR found foster homes for the kittens. It takes a very dedicated rescue to help a total stranger, it's now years later I'm also a member of NAR. Education is the key to helping the over population of stray cats and kittens. No cat or kitten gets adopted without being spayed or neutered. And NAR does their best to educate the public on the importance of spay and neutering their pets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NAR is a great organization that aims to care for, rehabilitate and find loving homes for homeless cats. They are a no kill shelter and take in as many strays and unwanted cats as possible even though they survive solely on donations. The animals all get a clean bill of health from a veterinarian and then are placed in a foster home or into the cat home at Petsmart where they can gain exposure to possible adopters. These cats are all known and loved as individuals with their own personalities by the foster homes and volunteers that care for them. A picture, stats and in depth description of each cat is placed in the adoption "cat book" at Petsmart and also on the website so that potential adopters can learn as much as possible about the animal to ensure the right fit into their home. NAR also does a terrific job with the trap and release program in which feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered and then released. This helps to ensure that even though these feral cats are unadoptable, they at least won't continue to breed and enlarge an ever growing and out of control population of strays.I am so happy that I am able to volunteer my time to an organization that really helps the animals that it takes in and helps to bring joy to the lives of many cats that otherwise may not survive and would never know the love of a good home.