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Brothers Seeking a Home

Mark and Marshall are 10-week-old neutered male kittens ready for adoption.

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Mark and Marshall are two of a litter of five kittens available through Stray Cat Blues, a volunteer based, nonprofit organization located at PetSmart in North Wales. 

Mark is a gray tabby with white feet, unlike his brother, Marshall, who is almost a complete tabby.

Both kittens are 10-week-old males who are neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations, with the exception of their rabies shots, as those don't start until the kittens are 12 weeks old.

“They come in, and the first thing with a new intake is they are tested for FIV and given their distempers,” said Marie Beltz, a volunteer who fosters the kittens until they're adopted.

Anyone wishing to adopt a cat from Stray Cat Blues needs to go through a relatively small application process, which includes an $85 adoption fee, and approval from the owner of the residence stating that animals are allowed on the premises. In addition to this, a waiver needs to be signed stating that any cats adopted will not be declawed.

“Declawing is mutilation,” said Beltz.  “It ought to be illegal here.”

Stay Cat Blues helps place roughly 800 cats and kittens annually. The organization has multiple locations, including the PetSmart in Collegeville, Pet Supplies Plus in Souderton, and one cage in the Green Lane Veterinary Hospital.

For more information about Stray Cat Blues, or how to donate to the organization, visit the website at www.straycatblues.org, or visit any location.  Hours of operation are listed on the website.

Susan June 22, 2011 at 12:44 AM
THANK YOU for protecting these kittens from being "de-clawed", which is painful amputation of the cats 3rd Phalanx finger bone digits including severing the nerves, tissue, and tendons for those that do not know. Anyone who truly understands cats and natural cat behavior, like healthy & beneficial scratching, would never, ever harm their pet in such a cruel and needless way. They trim their nails instead of surgically mutilating their paws. No animal that has their weight bearing finger bones sliced or burned off their bodies are "fine", they are physically and emotionally traumatized for life, yet many hide their pain from us as cats naturally do. Claws are a cat essence and emotions, there is no such thing as a "cat" without claws. Again, thank you for protecting these animals from such needless mutilation. Declawing is NOT here to stay, it is already illegal in the 2nd largest city in the United States, Los Angeles, plus 7 other cities in California. It's just a matter of time until the US joins the rest of the civilized world and BANS this animal cruelty once and for all.
Kathleen June 25, 2011 at 02:34 AM
I also want to thank you for having a no-declaw policy and for educating your potential adopters about the cruelty of declawing. I am a former veterinary technician and I agree that declawing should be illegal everywhere in the US as it already is in a number of other countries. The American veterinary industry needs to stop lying to pet owners where declawing is concerned. It is NOT the innocuous and perfectly acceptable procedure that the veterinary establishment claims it is- it is the very definition of "cruel and unusual punishment".

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