CAT OVERPOPULATION . . . is an issue faced by virtually every municipality nationwide. There will always be free-roaming cats having kittens.

However, we can all work together to curb the reproductive cycle. In 2010, Steelton
Borough confronted this issue head only by charging a team of local volunteers to come up with a humane and compassionate answer to reduce the reproduction of free roaming cats in the borough, but also to save taxpayers’ money.Team members agreed Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) was the route to follow. However, their concept of TNR goes
beyond the generic type that is available to most people and municipalities.
Their answer: Steelton Community Cats (SCC).

Within a short time frame, SCC nonprofit charitable organization -received national media recognition by animal rescue groups. SCC is a national award winning program for its innovative approach to TNR.
Our model program is being adopted and copied throughout PA and the U.S.


SCC’s APPROACH TO TNR:  100+ humane traps are available for volunteers and colonycaretakers for trapping freeroaming cats (abandoned strays and ferals).

  • Full -service TNR program same day, drop off in the morning and pick up in the evening service leaving individuals to personally tend to potentially wild animals.
  • All trapped cats are housed in a safe facility and receive presurgery care. Not every trapped cat is healthy. Medical care is provided to sick cats until they are healthy enough for surgery and can be returned to their natural environment.
  • SCC has its own surgery suite and two vets who generously volunteer their time to spay/neuter the cats as well as examine them from head to-tail to ensure their medical needs are addressed.
  • Every cat is vaccinated for rabies and distemper to stop the spread of disease. Every cat is ear tipped.
  • Cats are humanely cared for from trapping until they are healthy enough to be returned to and safely survive in their colony.
  • All cats receive post-surgical care by caring volunteers. Male cats up to 3 days; female cats up to 4 days – or longer, if necessary.



Steelton Community Cats

SCC works to reduce the over-population of free-roaming cats through its TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) program. More than 1600 cats have been cared for in this program since 2010. Community cats (also known as feral cats) live outside with other cats in colonies or groups, and are generally not friendly to people. Our volunteers help colony caretakers in Steelton, Derry Township, Swatara Township, and Highspire by humanely trapping the cats, providing them with food, shelter, medical care, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgeries before returning them to their colonies. The program not only reduces the over-population problem, but it reduces the spread of diseases like FIV and rabies, which it saves the municipalities money. To register your colony or ask questions call 717-877-4146.
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Steelton Community CatsMay 8th, 2015 at 10:28am
Congratulations to Desiree Muench, Hillside SPCA, Pottsville, PA ,our friend and fellow volunteer who was one of the 1st place winners in the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year award!
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Steelton Community CatsMay 6th, 2015 at 10:38am
Vaccine Clinic this Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swatara Township Public Safety Building (beside Rainbow Hills Swim Club). Rabies and Distemper $10 each. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Other services will be available for additional cost. After the clinic, stop at the 1st Annual Taste of Steelton event...2 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Front Street between Franklin and Gibson! Come have a "taste" of our great culture!!!
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Steelton Community CatsApril 21st, 2015 at 3:50pm
Steelton Community Cats has a few seats left on for its Lurxibus Trip to FOXWOOD'S Casino in Connecticut. $129.00 per person, which includes your bus trip which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks, your room, gratuity for the hostess and driver. You will get $20 in food coupons upon arrival. May 11, 2015 through May 13, 2015. Pick up in Steelton and Colonial Park. Contact Maria at 717-439-3390 for more details or if interested!
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Steelton Community CatsApril 11th, 2015 at 1:06pm
Reminder: Vaccine Clinic today....11a.m to 2 p.m. Swatara Township Public Safety Building (next to Rainbow Hills Swim Club). Rabies and Distemper $10.00 each. Other services available. Cats must be carriers and dogs on leashes. All are welcome!
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