©2019 by Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue.

COVID-19 Update

As the country mobilizes to fight the coronavirus pandemic, we at KVCKR are continuing to keep our kitties sheltered and fed.  We are still open by appointment only and hope that everyone is staying safe during this time.  

If you have any questions, would like to know more about the kitties we have available or to schedule an appointment, please contact Renee at rgazarik@hotmail.com.

Any monetary or Amazon Wishlist donations are greatly appreciated, especially during this time.



Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty and neglect towards cats by providing shelter to homeless cats until we can find them permanent homes of their own. Necessary veterinary treatment, including spaying, neutering, Distemper, and Rabies vaccinations are obtained for them. Euthanasia is not considered unless a cat is gravely ill and it needs to be done to prevent or end the cat's suffering. 

In addition, KVCKR is actively involved in trapping feral cats, getting them altered, vaccinated against Rabies and Distemper, and then returning them to a location where they will be fed and provided shelter. Also, KVCKR offers discount spay and neuter referrals, as well as advice and encouragement to anyone involved in caring for abandoned or feral cats. 

The shelter runs solely on the help of volunteers and donations.  If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link below to email Renee.  Any monetary donations can be sent to the PO Box provided at the bottom of the page or by donating on our Facebook Fundraising Page (link below).



Featured Cat

Ragtime has been at the shelter most of her life and we really want her to find her forever home.  And now thanks to the Pet Finder Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant given by the Petfinder Foundation, Ragtime's Adoption fee, Medical check up, and some supplies will be paid for!

Please go to our Petfinder page to see a more complete list.  If you you do not see the kitty for you, please email us as we get new cats and kittens in often and do not always have time to update the site.


Ragtime was born on October 17, 2006 as part of a litter of kittens born to a stray cat in Vandergrift Pa. 
She was not tame as a kitten and lived in our feral building for many years, during which time she relaxed and became very friendly. She has really calmed down in the past years at the shelter, not to mention that she is very pretty with her classic tabby Maine Coon look.

Ragtime was adopted in January 2019 but was returned to the shelter just 3 months later as her adopter was getting renovations done on her house and thought Ragtime may be in the way. When asked about Ragtime’s personality and behavior at the home, we were told that she had no bad habits. Her adopter said that she did not like to get picked up but she would jump up and sit on the adopter’s lap.

The volunteers just love her! She likes to jump on the sink for attention when the volunteers are doing the dishes and she likes to follow them around while they are cleaning.

It would be really great if Ragtime could spend her golden years in a home of her own where she could be rewarded for her great progress.

If interested in this beautiful senior cat please email us at: rgazarik@hotmail.com.

Remember...thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, Ragtime's adoption fee, medical check-up and start-up supplies will be paid for.




PCNA - Leed's  2nd Annual Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30am to 3:00pm


Westmoreland Industrial Park

400 Hunt Valley Road

New Kensington, PA  15068


Fall for Animals Dinner Dance

Place is TBD

Saturday, April 25th 2020 from 7pm - 11pm


KVCKR Adoptions at Petco

2723 Stroschein Rd.

Monroeville, PA

Monday-Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 10am to 9pm


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KVCKR Photo Gallery

PLease browse through our photos taken at the shelter or at events we have held.  Some of the kitty photos may be of adoptable cats that are not on Petfinder (and some photos may be of cats already adopted).



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Abandoned House Rescue 2019

On a Friday night in June, the shelter received a call at 11:30PM from a local police officer regarding an abandoned house with "3 or more" cats inside with no food or water...

Click on teh link below to read about the rescue of 35+ cats from the abandoned house.

Kimmy's Story

Kimmy, who has a condition called Stomatitis, is set to have all of her teeth pulled on September 24th.  Please email Renee if you are interested in making a donation towards her surgery.

UPDATE: Kimmy came through her surgery like a champ!  Her surgery took almost 3 hours but now, all of her teeth were removed and her mouth should be fully healed in about 6 months.

Thank you to all who supported us at our yard sale and who privately donated to Kimmy's surgery! 

Read more about Kimmy's story by clicking the link below


KVCKR Newletters

2020 Spring Newsletter

2019 Holiday/2020 Winter Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Summer Newsletter

2019 Spring Newsletter

2019 WInter Newsletter


Contact Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue

PO Box 19, Apollo, PA 15613, USA

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