The Jackson St. Project is a Trap/Neuter/Release program that is focusing on the immediate area around West Jackson Street in York, PA – near York College.

We first TNR’ed Rubsit in the summer of 2017 but once it got cold we figured he was a prime candidate to be rehabilitated and potentially adopted since he is so sweet and friendly. It took a few months, but he has since been adopted!

We set humane traps at least once a week (April-October) at specifically targeted areas. When we catch cats in them we take the cats down to Animal Rescue Inc. (ARI) in New Freedom where they stay until clinic night. ARI has at least 1 spay/neuter clinic every week on-site at the rescue. The cats get rabies vaccinations, spayed (females) or neutered (males) and ear tipped. Ear tipping is a common sign that feral cats have been fixed.

Once the cats are healed up – normally males go back the day after and females stay at the rescue for a week – we take them back to where we found them to return them to their home. To learn more about T/N/R, please check out Alley Cat Allies website.

When we find kittens we rehab them by putting them into foster care until they are at least 12 weeks old. During their time in foster they receive all of their shots, spay/neuter and are dewormed. At 12 weeks they are available for adoption! If you would like to foster, please email us! Check out our kittens in the photo section below.

It takes time, energy and money to make this program a success. Our goal is to spay and neuter all of the feral cats living around Jackson Street. At this point, we estimate there to be close to 50 cats in the area that are feral.

We are all volunteers and do not get paid. We are doing this work purely to help the neighborhood and keep the feral cat population under control.

How Can You Help?

Please send cash or check to:

Animal Rescue, Inc.
2 Heritage Farm Dr.
New Freedom, PA 17349
Write “Jackson St. Cat Project” in the memo.
Any donation is extremely helpful! Thank you!

Jackson Street Cat Donations

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Donation Total: $5

We gladly accept donations of kitten formula, cat food (both wet and dry), pee pads, litter boxes, paper towels, towels, and litter. We are always in need of volunteers to help us transport cats and set traps. If you would like to donate anything or are interested in getting involved, please send us an email to

Number of cats and kittens we have helped on West Jackson St & the surrounding area: 50+ we lost count!

Here’s are some of the kitties! Click to enlarge photos.