Contact Us: 717-877-4146 | | PO Box 7618, Steelton, PA 17113
About SCC

All information about Steelton Community Cats

Who We Are

Steelton Community Cats (SCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ALL VOLUNTEER, Trap/Neuter/Return organization that provides full-service spay/neuter and vaccination services for free-roaming cats AT NO COST for residents of Steelton Borough, and Swatara, Susquehanna and Lower Swatara townships. Since February 2010, more than 6,000 free-roaming and pet cats have been spayed/neutered through our "Stopping the Cycle" campaign to reduce cat reproduction and overpopulation. Our services for both free-roaming cats and pets are also available at a nominal fee to residents outside our service area.

SCC is a national award-winning program that has received national media recognition by animal rescue groups for its innovative approach to TNR. SCC is very proud that it became the first TNR organization in Central PA to have its own fully-equipped surgery suite where the top-notch veterinary staff of The Vetting Zoo Animal Hospital perform spay/neuter surgeries and head-to-tail medical exams for every cat at our monthly TNR surgery clinics.

Please make a tax deductible donation. We rely on donations to stop the cycle and reduce the feral cat population in the area.

Why Work With Us

SCC provides full service spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations, deworming and flea/tick treatment (if needed) for free-roaming cats AT NO COST for residents of Steelton Borough, and Swatara, Susquehanna and Lower Swatara townships. Our program includes pre-surgery and post-surgery care of all free-roaming cats. Residents from outside our participating communities can take advantage of our services for a small nominal fee for both free-roaming cats and pets.
TNR is the most humane and effective way to manage and reduce free-roaming cat populations. TRAP the cats. NEUTER the cats. RETURN the cats to their original location (colony). This process also includes vaccinating every cat for rabies and distemper and removing an ear tip which identifies the cat as being neutered and vaccinated. Keep in mind, once cats are spayed and neutered -- you are "Stopping the Cycle" of cat reproduction/overpopulation. In plain words, NO MORE KITTENS! There are many advantages to maintaining and keeping a feral cat colony. To name a few: the spayed/neutered cats generally will not allow new cats into the colony and are very effective in taking care of the rodent population in your vicinity. Also, once the cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated, it eliminates the problem of them spreading diseases, especially rabies, to humans and other animals.
More than 100 traps are available FREE OF CHARGE for trapping. No rental fees or deposits are required. Traps are signed out to individuals prior to our monthly TNR surgery clinics. SCC requests all traps be returned ASAP so the traps can be cleaned and are available to individuals for next month's trapping and "Spa Week."
We use the term "Spa Week" because every cat is pampered during their stay at SCC. No hunting for food; a heated and air-conditioned building for their comfort; and, if needed, medical and dental care are provided. All cats are totally cared for -- pre-surgery and post-surgery -- until they are returned to their colony. During Spa Week, volunteers observe each cat and if there is any concern regarding a cat's health, The Vetting Zoo Animal Hospital is contacted for instructions on the appropriate treatment for that cat -- medication, office visit, etc. Clean and feeds are done every morning and every evening and oftentimes in between if any of our volunteers are at the building and see the need for a trap to be cleaned. Surgery days are scheduled for one Thursday and Friday each month. SCC has a fantastic team of volunteers who oversee every cat in the hours immediately following surgery. This is a critical time for the cats and every effort is made to ensure their well-being. Male cats are kept at SCC at least 2 nights post surgery; female cats, at least 3 nights following surgery. Cats needing additional medical care stay at SCC until they are healthy and are able to safely return to their colony.
Steelton Community Cats is a pro-life nonprofit organization. Our priority is always to provide the best medical care available to every free-roaming cat that enters our facility. Every life is important and every effort is made to save a cat's life. However, as we all know, there may come a time when the only humane option is to euthanize. This is always a last resort and that decision is made by the veterinarian and the colony caretaker or SCC if there is no colony caretaker.
Steelton Community Cats is a Trap/Neuter/Return organization. We are NOT a rescue organization. However, there are many rescue programs within the Central Pennsylvania region that would love to hear from you. Please consider giving a cat or kitten a "furever" home by contacting one of our partner rescues listed below. Our volunteer staff is compiling a list that will be available on our website in the near future.
Please consider doing business with companies that support the Steelton Community Cats organization. Take a look at who offers their support to our program and give them a call. They'll be happy to hear from you. Mention that you saw their logo on our website.

Acomplishments & Awards

Partners & Sponsors

A special thanks to our partners and sponsors who provide us with services and resources to further help the cats in Steelton Borough, Swatara and Susquehanna Townships

Contact SCC

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.

PO Box 7618, Steelton, PA 17113