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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

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Cabo and CoCo back in 2011. My husband found NAR through online research and knew they'd be the perfect organization to adopt from. Their kitties are so well cared for until they can find their permanent home. Their foster mom has kept in touch every Christmas to send a little gift to them. Everyone associated with NAR is just wonderful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my twins from NAR - two kittens born in the same litter that needed to stay together. They were healthy and happy and so well cared for by their foster mom. They were friendly and helpful when looking for our kittens, to make sure that the experience was good for everyone involved - especially the cats. I recommend NAR to anyone, and will definitely look to them again when looking for new additions to my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first came across NAR 8 years ago after the loss of my first orange cat (age 13) - I was searching local rescue websites and found the kitty of my dreams. My experience was very positive and I continued to follow their website and contribute on an annual basis....when I was looking for another kitty, I again went to their location to see a 4 year old red and white - the fit was not quite right and in the meantime, another red kitten literally jumped into my arms.....I took him home on a week's "trial basis" and the rest is history. SO, I now have two NAR rescued red kitties who are the loves of my life.....I continue to support NAR and will going forward.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Husband, Danny and I adopted our tuxedo cat, Midnight, now, Midi in October of 2015. We drove 5 1/2 hours one-way to get him. Midi is blind. I found him online, and fell in love with him. NAR was a wonderful organization to work with, and Jamie answered all of my questions before and after, we adopted Midi. It is a wonderful organization! The truly have hearts of gold, and do whatever they can to help the animals. Midi is a 2.5 year old sweetheart, who is full of love and personality! He brings so much joy, laughter and love to our lives. Thank you, NAR for helping us find our furbaby! Bless you and the good work you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After we suffered the loss of our previous fur baby passing away we were fortunate enough to find NAR when we were ready to adopt. They were a pleasure to deal with. We adopted not one, but two beautiful orange tabbys that were sisters. We will forever be thankful to NAR for taking care of our babies until they found their forever home with us!

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!

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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.