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.


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 click on the button below.

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

We also are in need of volunteers.  Volunteering at KVCKR can be a very rewarding experience.  By volunteering, you are making a huge impact on the daily lives our our feline residents.  Please click on the button below to contact us about volunteering.


Kittens Born With CH Need Homes

August 21, 2020

A litter of kittens just born in foster care for KVCKR have been diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia. Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a neurological disorder that occurs when a cat's brain did not develop properly in the womb. It is not a life threatening or contagious disorder, but cats with cerebellar hypoplasia often have trouble walking, running, keeping balanced, jumping, and locating objects. CH will not get worse over time, but it will also not get better, which means most kittens will adapt over time and learn to live with their disability.
All of this said, these kittens are going to require special homes and will not be able to live in our main building at the shelter, where most of our cats waiting for homes lives. If we have any special people out there who want to open their homes and hearts to these adorable little kittens - please let us know. Or, if you know of a shelter that deals with special needs cats, we would apprecaite the referral. These kittens deserve a chance at living their best life and we could use your help making that wish come true. To read more on CH, this is a great article:


Adoptable Cats

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.


Scooby recently came to us from a hoarding situation.  He is a bit timid but we are  hoping that will change once he has his forever home.

Update 8/12/20: Scooby has really come a long way.  He is a very friendly cat that likes to be pet.  He will follow the volunteers around the building while they are cleaning.  

Although he may be a bit timid at first, we really think he will thrive in a home.

Please email Renee at for more information on Scooby

We have Kittens!

Browse through our gallery of just some of the kittens we have at the shelter



Image by Timothy Eberly

6th Annual Fall for Animals Festival

Crooked Creek Horse Park

467 Crooked Creek Dam Road

Ford City, PA 16226

Saturday, October 10 from 11am to 6pm
Sunday, October 11 from noon to 5pm

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Schwan at 724-337-1867 or by email at


All of our kitties are back at the Shelter during this pandemic.  We are still doing adoptions at the shleter by appointment only.  Please contact Renee at if you would like to set up an appointment.  
We will resume having our kitties at Petco as soon as possible.

KVCKR Adoptions at Petco

2723 Stroschein Rd.

Monroeville, PA

Monday-Saturday: 9am to 9pm

Sunday: 10am to 9pm

Come see some of our adoptable kitties at Petco and support the Petco Foundation!


KVCKR Newletters

2020 Fall Newsletter

2020 Summer Newsletter

2020 Spring Newsletter

2019 Holiday/2020 Winter Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Summer Newsletter

2019 Spring Newsletter

2019 WInter Newsletter


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).



Kimmy's Story

Kimmy, who has a condition called Stomatitis, had surgery to have all of her teeth pulled on September 24, 2019.  Kimmy came through her surgery like a champ!  It took almost 3 hours but now, all of her teeth were removed and her mouth should be fully healed in about 6 months.

UPDATE 5/30/20: Kimmy is doing great, her mouth is fully healed.  She is bathing herself like she should but couldn't do before her surgery.  Since her gums are healed, she is back to eating hard food and bathing herself like she used to do when she was younger.

Thank you to all who donated to Kimmy's surgery! 

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


Contact Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue

PO Box 19, Apollo, PA 15613, USA

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