About Newburgh Scats Inc.
About Our Rescue Group...
Newburgh Scats was formed by a group of concerned citizens in Aug. 2000 when the previous administration of the Town of Newburgh decided that they would no longer allow cats at he shelter. Scats was started and there was a real catfight every town hall meeting. We would be there along with all the shelter managers from the area; cat rescue groups and all the town people that wanted the cats back in. Scats had petitions signed and recieved over 3000 signatures. "Not good enough" the board said. So when election time came around in Nov. 2001 a new adminstration was elected and the cat issue was resolved.
With a change in shelter policy Newburgh SCATS also was ready to change. Some original members left with a job well done. And others came on board and Newburgh SCATS Inc. was formed. We realized in order to take care of the feral, abandoned cats in our town we needed the people in the town to support us. So we became a not-for-profit org. 501(C)) (3) and the fundraising efforts began and is still going on.
We now take care of 12 feral cat colonies around this area. Most of the colonies we have already Spayed/Neutered and given shots to all the cats. Other colonies we still are trapping and Spay/Neutering these cats.We go and feed these cats every day. We have taken care of some of these colonies now for 10 years and they still are fed everyday.
All the money we raise or is donated go into our Medical Fund for Spay/Neutering, and helping sick & injured cats and kittens.
We are a very small group with a verry large heart. We could use people that are willing to become feeders at some of our colonies. Also we could use help in fostering and socializing some of these abandoned cats & kitten so they can find a home. UPDATE****
at this time we are no longer able to help with spay/neuter or to take in anymore cats or kittens. We must be able to afford the medical care for all the cats that we are responsible for at our existing colonies. We care for about 75 cats and the Vet cost have skyrocketed and donations are down.
For low cost Spay/Neuter call T.A.R.A at 845-754-7100 or go on there website www.tara-spayneuter.org
you can get a cat spayed/neutered including a rabie shot for $70.00
Come Meet Our Pets...
Newburgh Scats Cat Adoption Center & Thrift Shop.
154 North Plank Road (Rt. 300)
Newburgh, New York 12550
We have opened our own adoption center and some of our cats are now living there. People can come in everyday from 11-6 to shop and visit with our cats they can also shop our thrift store where all the money raised is used for medical expenses for the cats we rescue. We are a all volunteer organization and NO ONE is paid. All money is put back into our medical fund.
Our Adoption Process...
Anyone wanting to adopt from Newburgh Scats must fill out our adoption application . There is a $100.00 adoption fee and we must deliver the cat to their new home. We only adopt our cats locally. A online appiclation can be found on our website