Helping You Help Community Cats in West Philadelphia
Founded in 2007, Project MEOW is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare group that provides services to people caring for stray and feral cats in West Philadelphia. Our mission is to humanely reduce the future population of cats living on the streets, while supporting the need now for cats to live safely outdoors in our neighborhoods.
We believe we are most effective doing this as a community-based organization, so we focus our work in zip codes 19104, 19139, and 19143. Most of our members live or work in West Philly.
We focus on Trap-Neuter-Return, a humane and non-lethal approach to community cat population control –a comprehensive management plan where healthy free-roaming cats are sterilized and vaccinated, then returned to their habitat and provided with long-term care by at least one community member.
We help about 700-900 cats per year and have about 200 feral and stray cat caregivers in our database. We’re completely funded by donations. We have no staff or physical building.
Since many of the cats found in the neighborhoods we assist are friendly and could be adopted, we also partner with rescue organizations to help find adoptable cats good homes.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About Us page.
In The News
- Project MEOW helps find homes for rescued West Philly cats. Here’s a story of Newt, West Philly Local, April 19, 2018.
- What do I do with this animal I found?, West Philly Local, February 20, 2018.