Mission: Promote adoption of Trap Neuter Return as the preferred
strategy for humanely managing and reducing free-roaming cat
populations in south central Pennsylvania.

Organizational Goal:  Reduce existing unaltered free-roaming
domestic feline populations by 80 percent in south central
Pennsylvania by 2022.

Email:  contact@nobodyscats.org
Nobody’s cats are everybody’s cats.
Strategies & Resources:
The Nobody's Cats Foundation, PO Box 725, New Cumberland, PA 17070-0725

Check out the great story about our heroes Karen Koch and Barb Rice, who stepped in to save lives and
prevent suffering in an amazing way at Regency Woods North in Carlisle.


What isn't included in the report -- and equally amazing -- was the willingness of many local rescues to step up
to help the adoptable animals: HOKFAI, Castaway Critters, and PAWS at a time when they are all overwhelmed
by pleas for help elsewhere. And further, thanks to SNAP, which covered the cost of 16 cats spayed and
neutered last week at our clinic. SNAP continues to work with us as we implement a formal TNR program at the
park that will stop the cycle of suffering! THANKS to Karen, Barb and all our wonderful local organizations for
everything they did with this project -- and all year long!

If you or someone you know would like to adopt one of the many cats available through the rescues, contact
them directly:

Castaway Critters,
http://www.castawaycritters.org/, (717) 831-5010, info@castawaycritters.org
Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, www.helenkrause.org, (717) 697-3377
www.pawsofpa.org, (717)-957-8122

To learn more about how you can help the project at Regency Woods North by donating time, surgery
sponsorships, food for caretakers and other contributions, email us at


The Nobody's Cats Foundation will hold its quarterly food drive in June to collect dry and canned cat food for
caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies participating in Trap Neuter Return. Dry and canned cat food in any
amount and of any brand can be donated in the month of June at the following locations, with all food
distributed locally:

Adams County
Myers Floors and Interiors, 6185 Baltimore Pike, Littlestown; Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, 10 am to 5 pm; Sat, 10 am
to 2 pm
Valley View Farm Market, 1937 Baltimore Pike, East Berlin; Mon-Fri, 12 noon - 6 pm; Sat, 10 am to 5 pm

Cumberland County
The Nobody's Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Dr, Suite 905, Camp Hill; Tue., 9 am to 12 noon; Sat, 9 am to
5 pm
Harrisburg Office Furniture, 3300 Hartzdale Dr, Suite 101, Camp Hill; Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center, 4930 Ritter Rd, Mech.; Mon-Sat, all day
LH Brubaker Appliances and Water Conditioning, 5303 East Trindle Rd, Mech., Mon-Sat, 9 am to 4 pm
Todd's Bargain Bungalow, 212 3rd St, New Cumberland; Mon-Fri; 8 am to 6 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am to 7 pm
Teg's Canine Clippery, 335 Bridge St, New Cumberland; Mon-Sat, 9 am to 3 pm

Lancaster County
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, 176 Doe Run Rd, Manheim; Mon-Fri, 6 am to 2 pm

York County
DiDi & Smiling John's Barber Shop and Salon, 330 South George St, York; Tue and Wed, 9am to 5 pm; Thur
and Frid,11 am to 7 pm; Sat, 9 am to 3 pm
Recycled Reader, 1212 East Market St, York; Tue and Wed, 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thur and Fri, 10 am - 6 pm;
Sat, 10 am - 4 pm

Businesses are encouraged to become part of the food drive network for quarterly drives held in March,
June, September, and December. Donation sites are needed throughout the eight counties of south central
Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster Lebanon, Perry and York),  Food is
distributed locally via foundation volunteers and supporters and all promotion and support materials are
provided. For more information, call 855-867-4228 or email contact@nobodyscats.org

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of Trap
Neuter Return (TNR) as the preferred strategy for humanely stabilizing and reducing free-roaming domestic
feline populations in eight south-central Pennsylvania counties (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York). Its strategies include creating a culture of ownership of free-roaming
cat colonies, encouraging owner caretakers to implement benchmarked TNR standards of care, and
providing a high volume of spay/neuter surgeries through a dedicated surgery clinic for free-roaming cats.

The Nobody's Cats Foundation will hold two TNR Basics Seminars in June to help those interested in
implementing Trap Neuter Return to humanely manage and reduce populations of free-roaming domestic
felines in the area. The seminars will be held on Tuesday, June 17, from 7-9 pm at the Fairview Township
Fire Company Social Hall, 340 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland, and Saturday, June 2
1 at the Nobody's
Cats Foundation, 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township). The two-hour
seminars, tailored to beginners and led by experienced volunteers with decades of experience in the field,
include an overview of the realities of domestic feline overpopulation, step-by-step instructions for
implementing projects, a question and answer session, and hands-on operation of various humane traps
and tools. Each attendee also receives a booklet of comprehensive resources and information.

An estimated 355,000 free-roaming cats live throughout south central Pennsylvania. Trap Neuter Return
effectively decreases the size of cat colonies by preventing reproduction. The average female produces two
litters of 4-6 kittens every year; domestic felines enter estrus at five months of age and can produce a litter
64-67 days later. Lethal and punitive approaches, which focus on the consequences of overpopulation, have
proven costly to taxpayers as well as ineffective as more animals replace those removed and killed. TNR
further manages existing cat colonies through standard processes and procedures for vaccinating,
sheltering, and feeding as well as the use of humane deterrents to avoid nuisance behavior and other issues.

The Nobody's Cats Foundation opened its spay/neuter surgery clinic in Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township) in
October 2013 and has altered more than 2,300 cats through the TNR strategy. The foundation's surgery
clinic offers spay or neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccinations, ear tip, and related services for $25
per cat, regardless of gender, for free-roaming cats who will be returned to their outdoor homes.
Appointments are available on line through the foundation's web site at www.nobodyscats.org, by emailing
appointment@nobodyscats.org or by calling 1-855-867-4228. Humane traps also are available for loan.

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of Trap
Neuter Return (TNR) as the preferred strategy for humanely stabilizing and reducing free-roaming domestic
feline populations in eight south-central Pennsylvania counties (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York). Its strategies include creating a culture of ownership of free-roaming
cat colonies, encouraging owner caretakers to implement benchmarked TNR standards of care, and
providing a high volume of spay/neuter surgeries through its dedicated surgery clinic for free-roaming cats.
For more information about the foundation or the seminars, call 1-855-867-4228.

Lower Allen Township commissioners have updated the ordinance with a goal in mind to help reduce stray,
feral cats.

CAMP HILL — Lower Allen Township commissioners Monday night adopted an updated animal ordinance they
hope will reduce the feral cat population in township communities.

The updated ordinance makes several language changes and authorizes a trap-neuter-return program to
reduce the number of feral cats humanely.

The revised ordinance includes the possibility of fines for those who continue feeding stray or feral cats which
have not been neutered.

But township officials would prefer to work with so-called caretakers of feral cats to have them neutered
instead of issuing fines.


Sincere thanks to the folks at Animal Lifeline, a Bucks County based support organization for rescues and
shelters, who shared 5,000 syringes with the foundation from a large shipment received from its partners at
the National Animal Control Disaster Committee. Animal Lifeline provides vital support to organizations doing
good works for the most vulnerable in our community – those without voices who cannot help themselves such
as the free roamers we serve through our surgery clinic. Check out this wonderful organization on the web at
http://www.animallifelineonline.org/ or on its Facebook page at AnimalLifelinePA. We are honored indeed to
be considered worthy of such generosity, which helps us maintain our very low cost for spay/neuter and
related services through the clinic. If you are a Facebooker, be sure to "Like" Animal Lifeline and share news
about its work with your friends.

Announcing our new photo competition!........
Free Roamer of the Month (click to check see past winners).

Send us a photo of your TNRd free-roaming feline along with a brief bio and info about your colony to
contact@nobodyscats.org by the 25th of the month. We'll choose one winner each month and post the photo on
Facebook and at our surgery clinic the following month.  Winners receive a car magnet from our retail stash
and the pleasure of knowing that their efforts help to raise awareness for the cats in our region.

Share your happy ending story with us! Send those photos and stories in so we can highlight more success
stories of TNR.

You can now donate stock to The Nobody's Cats Foundation!

This is a great way to maximize the value of your donation and enjoy tax benefits. These benefits include
deducting the amount of the charitable donation AND avoiding the unrealized gains on the donated stock
(provided you have held the stock for more than 12 months). If you are interested in donating stock, the
foundation has a brokerage account established to help make that possible. To make arrangements for a
donation, email
Spay Day 2014

64 cats spayed or neutered.......Courtesy of the Dr. Matthew Murphy Memorial Fund

Take a peak at Spay Day, courtesy of WGAL.COM,

Also, The Sentinel on Cumberlink.com has photos and video of our Spay Day.

A total of 100 cats treated for free during the week to celebrate World Spay Day.  Thanks go to our staff, volunteers and donors
for making these lifesaving surgeries possible.

SOUTH NEWTON TWP. — Township officials, expecting a major public turnout for Tuesday’s meeting over a to the South Newton
Volunteer Fire Co. at 16 Firehouse Road, Walnut Bottom.
The 7 p.m. meeting stems from a July 16 decision to control the feral cat population through trapping and euthanizing them — a
response made from safety concerns regarding a rabid cat’s attack of a preschool-aged child.

news article -

Nobody's Cats Foundation's letter to the residents and local gov't -  South Newton Letter

Lower Paxton Township residents and supporters of TNR: FREE TNR Basics Seminars are scheduled to help Lower Paxton Township
residents implement Trap Neuter Return and learn more about how to support the Lower Paxton Community Cats program in the
township. All from 7-9 pm at the township building, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg. Wednesday, September 11; Wednesday,
October 9; and Thursday, November 7. These are hands-on seminars offering practical information and training for implementing
the strategy. Every attendee receives a TNR Toolbox binder loaded with tools and resources and has the opportunity to work with
various humane traps and tools. Email
contact@nobodyscats.org or call 855-TNR-4CAT to attend.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the foundation reached a significant milestone in its journey as we held the first surgery clinic at our
facility in Camp Hill. Drs. Carol Edwards and Kimberly Mann and Licensed Veterinary Technician Carrie Bennett performed
spay/neuter surgeries for 13 cats from Fairview and Lower Allen township projects. More clinics in August will focus on these
projects as well as the New Cumberland TNR Program. These initial surgery days will help us work out the kinks in our processes
and systems and by September we plan to open to the public at least a few days a week. Our goal is to open full time, five days a
week in October and by early next year to reach our vision of 60-65 surgeries a day. There is still much work to be done as we
finalize information technology, protocols, and other key tasks but we are on the way!

Meanwhile, we continue to provide free shelters and feeding stations, mentoring and advice, free training seminars, intervention
in neighborhood and other disputes, and loan of humane traps and other tools. Over the coming months we will enhance the tools
and resources on our web site with items such as "how to" videos. Keep checking back for more updates and postings.

Our thanks to all those whose efforts, large and small, contributed to the opening of the clinic. Every donation of time, money,
and energy has played a role in this achievement.

The New Cumberland TNR Program has been chosen by its local Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy to be the first charity to benefit from
a new community awareness program! Each year, the shop will select one local charity to receive a percentage of the shop's
profits for an entire week and will actively promote that charity in the store. The New Cumberland TNR Program will be featured
during the week of August 19-24.  Encourage all of your family, friends and neighbors to stop into the Medicine Shoppe at 701
Bridge Street in New Cumberland during that week to make a purchase.  Any purchases will benefit the program -- including
prescriptions, sundry items, and health aids.  Even a cold drink on a hot day will help out this community based program! For more
information, contact Sandi Kraybill at

Special thanks to the Purnell family of Freeland, Maryland for working together to construct 19 all-weather cat shelters for free-
roaming cats in our area. Sister Erin and her friend Sarah Hasson, members of the Hereford High School "Hereford Has Heart"
Club, and mom Bev and dad Jeff assisted Nathan Purnell with the project. Nate invested more than 8 hours of time and energy in
constructing these shelters to fulfill his Life ranking requirement for Boy Scout Troop 523 (well over the 6 hours needed). Check
out the photos of Nate and dad Jeff at work as well as a shot of some of the completed shelters. The Purnell family also
volunteers for Animal Rescue, an organization providing invaluable spay/neuter and adoption services in southern York County
and nearby areas. We are grateful to the entire clan for all they do to help free-roaming cats in need!

A fund has been created for providing emergency and trauma veterinary care for free-roaming domestic cats through The
Nobody's Cats Foundation. The foundation, a local 501c3 non-profit organization, promotes Trap Neuter Return as the preferred
strategy for humanely managing and reducing populations of free-roaming domestic cats in the eight counties of south central
Pennsylvania. Working with individuals, businesses and community groups to implement the strategy, the foundation enables
emergency and trauma care for injured animals who are either rehabilitated and returned to their outdoor homes or, when
necessary, are re-homed to an indoor setting. Care is provided through a network of local veterinarians including Good Hope
Animal Hospital and the Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center.

Free-roaming domestic cats incorporate large numbers of discarded pets, socialized neighborhood and community cats, as well as
feral cats. Common injuries include car impact trauma, broken limbs and tails, injuries from human abuse, and other wounds.
Following treatment and rehabilitation, many animals can return to their outdoor homes or can be integrated into local adoption
programs. The fund enables these animals to receive high-quality treatment frequently denied because of financial
considerations. Treatment is coordinated through the foundation to ensure animals receive the long-term support necessary for
recovery and to ensure that caretakers are actively implementing the comprehensive Trap Neuter Return strategy.

Those interested in helping these frequently forgotten animals in need can make donations by sending checks payable to The
Nobody's Cats Foundation, PO Box 725, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or via the Donations Button.
The Nobody's Cats Foundation is now a member of the Alley Cat Allies Feral Friends Network, a group of people across the country
and around the world actively protecting and improving the lives of cats. This is another way for us to connect with caregivers,
potential volunteers, and others in our area. ACA provides great educational materials that we provide free of charge to
advocates in our region and that we include in our TNR Toolbox binder distributed at our free TNR Basics Seminars. Two seminars
in Fairview Township on June 6 and 25 are just around the corner! Check out the Alley Cat Allies web site at
org/ for all kinds of great information and resources.
Update on East Prospect helping hands project,

21 cats have been spay/neutered.  5 kittens have all found homes. A huge thank you to all Mini's friends who have helped her,
trapping, driving around, and bottle feeding.  Sandy, the woman who owns the farm, is doing better everyday.  

The next step is to get the house handicapped accessible so she can make it home.  Work on the house and barns starts this
Sunday the 21st.   We need to get her Tack and Seed shop organized, cleaned and running again.  Then our big build weekend is
May 4-5.   Projects include building a handicapped ramp that needs to be 18 feet long, extending the sidewalk so her wheelchair
can fit, clean and bath 22 horses, work on fields, pulling weeds, painting etc.

Help is mostly needed on Saturday, May 4th.  We need people to help build the handicapped ramp and people to help with the
weeds, painting, moving her bedroom furniture downstairs, planting flowers.  We also need donations in the form of
flowers/plants, flower pots, and Cat Food (any kind).  There are 24 cats at last count that are feral and hungry.

If anyone is interested in helping or donating they can contact

It is amazing to see people come together to help this woman.  
Check out the link at the Carlisle Sentinel talking about our weekend construction workshop for shelters and feeding stations!


Two foundation board members were featured in articles in the Patriot-News in December. Lynn Stitt, founder of The Best Little
Cathouse in Pennsylvania, was featured in an article on December 9. Click here to read the feature:

Christine Arnold, foundation president, provided input to Karen Steinrock for her Pet Forum column on December 23 about
helping "faux ferals" relax.
Here's the link to Karen's column:
Carlisle Borough Residents! FREE spay/neuter surgeries are available for free-roaming cats in the borough through The Furry
Friends Network and its Fixin' to Save Lives surgery program. You trap and transport -- FFN will spay / neuter cats, and even has
tons of humane traps to loan for the program. Registration is easy -- just go on line to
lives to get the process started.   If you would like to create a neighborhood group to share the responsibilities or belong to a
neighborhood association that would like to learn more about this program and TNR, send an email to
We will arrange to provide hands-on training sessions and mentoring to help you get started.  
Now is the time to spay / neuter all
those free-roaming cats in the neighborhood before they start making more kittens for spring 2013.
The Internal Revenue Service has determined that The Nobody's Cats Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section
501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, with our tax-exempt status effective January 26, 2012.  The IRS has determined that we are
a public charity. We now also are qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers and gifts under sections 2055,
2106 or 2522 of the Code. We received our notification very quickly, in about 60 days from the submission of our application -- and
owe our thanks to Vicky Trimmer, Esquire of the Persun & Heim PC law firm for her valuable assistance in preparing and
submitting the materials.

Thanks to all our supporters for your belief in our cause -- now we can really begin our work!
TNR Support Available for Residents of Swatara Township Wards in the 17113 ZIP Code...

TNR colony caretakers in Swatara Township wards covered by the 17113 ZIP can receive comprehensive support from Steelton
Borough Community Cats (SBCC). This includes trapping, transporting, surgery and other services, and post-operative care
following TNR clinics held at the SBCC facility in Steelton. If you live in these wards, please take advantage of this opportunity to
humanely manage free-roaming cats in your neighborhood. Call 717-877-4146 or email
SteeltonCats@gmail.com and check out the
details at

SBCC is also providing TNR support to elderly and disabled resident of other Swatara Township wards who cannot trap, transport or
provide after-care to their neighborhood cats. If you know of a colony with an infirm caregiver, contact the folks at SBCC so they
can help these people and their colonies too! And of course, as a resident of the township benefiting from this FREE service, please
offer your help to SBCC by volunteering to help with trapping and transporting for these colonies.
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