Kitten Snatchers is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing Philadelphia's stray cats and kittens. Founded in 2020, we provide foster homes to cats found on the street or surrendered to ACCT, and we care for them until they can find their "fur"ever homes.
Our success is only made possible thanks to the hard work of our team of experienced and new fosters who open their homes to cats in need.
Approval can take up to 5 days. Once we have everything we need, we will reach out to you and help you find your perfect little companion.
We cannot save any animals without fosters. You are the real heroes!
Can you open your home temporarily for one of Philadelphia's strays?
I am Kat - born and raised in Germany and moved to Philadelphia in 2015. Growing up in the German countryside, my love for animals was always there. I grew up milking cows, playing with cats, dogs, birds, pigs, goats, bunnies - even had a goat I was walking on a leash on a daily basis as a child.
Growing up, I lost touch with that side of me for a while until my first "Bijou" fell in my lap. I found her crying behind a dumpster at 6 weeks old, full of fleas, anemic with a high fever. Took her to the vet and nursed her back to health. After that, I was hooked.
I adopted a playmate, which I lost to FIP 5 months later. Then adopted another playmate and another - started fostering for one of the big rescues and foster failed 3 times. Five years later, I have 6 cats of my own - 2 medical cases and one baby I raised with the bottle against all odds since day 1. I have touched the life of, fostered and bottlefed more than 400 animals and cared for many sick cats.
Starting the Kitten Snatchers rescue was the natural next step for me and my dear friend Somer!
I’m Somer. I grew up in a small town in upstate NY. Ever since I was a baby my family always had pets. As a teenager I would always find stray or injured animals and bring them home to my parents.
I always longed for a cat and when I was 16 my wish came true when a sweet stray started coming to our home (way out in the country). We knew nothing about cats but this sweet calico girl we called kitty quickly taught us by having 3 babies in my bed while I slept!
I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have a furry friend. My husband and I currently have 3 cats and 2 Yorkies (all rescues) and 4 out of the 5 were foster fails (wins).
I began fostering in 2017 and have fostered, saved, or worked with, hundreds of animals. My girl Kat and I started this rescue when we were trapping nice cats and kittens and struggled to find placement. We decided we could do this and together we’ve changed the lives of almost 300 of Philadelphia’s “throw away” cats in only 10 short months!
Jordan, Pennsylvania native, adopted her first cat in 2001 and has been a devoted cat mom ever since. After two decades working in the legal & human rights fields, she found the courage to pursue her other long-standing interest in animal rescue & has never been happier. Recently resettled in Philly after a decade plus in NYC & London, UK, she currently has 3 pet cats: 2 of whom are Kitten Snatchers alums--1 of whom is her very 1st foster fail.
Jordan prides herself on helping find the purrrrfect family for each cat and kitten in our care & keeping rescued cats in their homes for life. Feel free to reach out to discuss your family’s needs and desired pet personality, as well as ask for recommendations for the purrrfect match before you adopt. Should you have any questions about your new adoptee's behavior or integration into your home, please do not hesitate to reach out. Jordan is always happy to share the tricks & tips she’s learned from her own furry pals, past & present.
I grew up in central Jersey and have been living in Philadelphia the last 10 years. I have had animals of all types my entire life, in fact i can't remember a time I didn't have at least one cat.
In some sense I've always helped animals find homes but in 2019 I found a pregnant cat which i fostered and foster failed. I started fostering through Kitten Snatchers in October 2020. Since then I've had over a hundred fosters through my home.
Fostering has been the best thing I've ever done for my mental health and being apart of the Kitten Snatchers team is very important to me. Helping voiceless creatures find safe and loving homes is so rewarding and teaches my son compassion and responsibility for animals.
Currently I have 3 resident cats, Clarence the fish and 2 snails. I also have 6 Kitten Snatchers fosters and I'm excited to help usher them and all their successors into their new lives
Somer - Founder and Co-President