My name is Gump!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania - Gump
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I'm being cared for by:
The Philly Kitty

Facts about Gump

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Gump, or Forest Gump, as she was known at the shelter, is a special little girl. And when we say little, we mean little. She's still kitten-sized with back legs that don't bend. We're not really sure why, or how, they came to be that way. But she gets around with those crazy back legs just fine. In fact, she runs and plays with her foster brothers and sisters and even climbs cat trees (which makes her foster mom very nervous!). Beyond her determined spirit, she's also incredibly sweet and lovable. Gump does take a very long time to warm up in a new setting, so she needs an understanding forever home that will allow her to come out of her shell on her own terms. Once she does, she will reward her family with lots of love and the cutest chirps and meows you've ever heard. She adores other cats, so she should go to a home with at least one other friendly feline. She always uses the litter box like a lady, though it's important to have one that is easy for her to climb into. She also prefers her feeding bowls to be raised (filled with lots of delicious wet food please!)

Gump's adoption fee is $95 and includes all medical procedures such as veterinary consults for her back legs, spay, FIV/FeLV tests (negative), microchip, and vaccines. She always uses her (low-entry) litter box and really, really loves other kitties. If you're looking for a friend for not only yourself, but your feline companion, please consider Gump. You won't be disappointed! Fill out our application, here:

About The Philly Kitty

About Our Rescue Group...

The Philly Kitty (TPK) is an organization established in order to enrich the lives of abandoned, rescued, and orphaned cats and kittens in the city of Philadelphia that are without shelter, food, medical care, and love. The mission of The Philly Kitty is to save the lives of Philadelphia's homeless cats & kittens by providing temporary foster homes & spay and neuter services, and ultimately, permanent forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our website for the current adoptable cats and kittens

While most of our kitties are in foster care in the Philadelphia/suburbs area, we usually have 2-3 adoptable kitties at one of our offsite partner locations.

PetValu Hatfield
190 Forty Foot Road
#108 Hatfield Pointe​
Hatfield, PA 19440

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fee
$95.00 per cat

What's included in the Adoption Fee
Our Adoption Fee includes a complete medical exam, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, spaying or neutering, feline leukemia (FeLV) & FIV testing, microchipping, preventative flea treatment, de-worming, and any other medically appropriate treatment as needed. Common ailments such as upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections, as well as any other medical issues, are treated to prior to adoption.

Adoption Process
• Please review our adoption requirements
• Fill out and submit the Adoption Application
• All applicants will be contacted within 2-4 days
• TPK will follow up with prospective adopters & check references
• Once the application is approved, the adopter meets the cat of his/her choice, usually at one of our partner PetValu locations.
• A home visit is completed
• TPK adoption contract and waiver are signed, adoption fee of $95.00 is paid
• Your new feline family member goes home with you (either at time of meet or a later date)! All adopters receive a new cat handbook

In order to be considered for adoption
• You must be 21 years of age or older
• Have the knowledge and permission of landlord if a renter
• Sign The Philly Kitty adoption contract
• Have a valid photo ID
• Pass a home inspection
• Be willing to make a lifelong commitment to the animal you adopt