Project MEOW is an all-volunteer, animal welfare group that helps West Philadelphia residents to humanely reduce their feral and stray cat populations through Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) of un-owned stray and feral (wild) cats.
TNR is a humane and non-lethal approach to feral cat population control. It is a comprehensive management plan where healthy feral (free-roaming) cats are sterilized and vaccinated, then returned to their habitat and provided with long-term care by at least one member of the community. (For more in-depth information about TNR, please visit our Resources page.)
Project MEOW was founded in August, 2007. In 2012, Project MEOW became a member of the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator at Resources for Human Development, Inc (RHD). RHD is a large, diversified nonprofit (EIN 23-1727133), based in Philadelphia, that oversees roughly 160 programs. The New Beginnings incubator provides small and startup nonprofit programs with a range of services and support designed to help them grow to achieve their missions.
We assist approximately 250+ cats per year and have over 150 feral and stray cat caregivers in our database. We are completely funded by donations and run on a handful of dedicated volunteers who work from their private homes. We have no staff or physical building.
Since more than 49% of the cats found in the colonies we assist are friendly and adoptable, we also help find these cats good homes.
PROJECT MEOW DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN "TRAP AND KILL," where feral cats are trapped and taken to the local animal control facility to be euthanized.
Project MEOW adheres to all animal laws and city ordinances regarding feral and domestic cats.
Contact us at:
Project MEOW of West Philadelphia
c/o Calvary Center for Community and Culture
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
EIN # 23-1727133