Catnip Acres is a nonprofit
entity whose mission
is to ameliorate the suffering associated with both cat and dog overpopulation
in Southwestern PA, specifically Greene County. Catnip Acres reaches a subset
of animals that would otherwise be underserved by providing high volume/high
quality/low cost sterilization programs for cats and dogs. Additionally, Catnip Acres delivers high
quality/low cost veterinary services for acute and chronic health problems in
the cat and dog populations. Furthermore, through sterilization and vaccination,
Catnip Acres increases the quality of life and decreases population, thereby
decreasing animal abuse, neglect, disease and overcrowding in animal shelters.
The idea for Catnip Acres was born thirteen years ago when
Carol Pultorak began working as a volunteer at the local animal shelter in Greene County. Carol soon became aware of the second class status assigned to cats in shelters, she became determined
to reduce the number of cats euthanized.
Carol began by taking a single cat to the Pittsburgh spay and neuter clinic. That single cat was the beginning of a lifelong
commitment which developed into Catnip Acres.
Today Catnip Acres can boast that is has spayed and neutered over 7,276 cats. (yearly updates on News page)
Founder and President Carol Pultoraks' dream became an official non profit 501(c)3 organization in April of 2007.