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 9 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.
All the money we raise or is donated go into our Medical Fund for Spay/Neutering, and helping sick & injured cats and kittens.
When we find a new feral colonie we go in and trap all cats. Get them Spayed/Neutered and given their shots Then we release the feral cats back. The friendly cats or kittens we try to adopt out. We also have a NeighborHood Stray program where we help people spay or neuter the stray cats they are feeding out side their own home. Our mission now is to Spay & Neuter as many abandoned/homeless/feral cats as possible. We also try to adopt our any abandoned cat we come across.
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...We do not have a shelter Cats and kittens are brought down to the Newburgh Petsmart on Saturday afternoons two times a month Call us to find out when we will be there. 845-236-4574 They are there for the day only
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
www.newburghscats.com also we are down on the Newburgh Petsmarts on 2 Saturdays a month with cats and kittens that visit for the day. Call 845-236-4574 to find out what Saturdays we will be there.