Kittens Born With CH Need Homes
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:
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.
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
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.
Monday-Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 10am to 9pm
Come see some of our adoptable kitties at Petco and support the Petco Foundation!
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