The Owl House
Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Street Cat Rescue
P.O. Box 415
Spencer, NY 14883
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The Owl House is open by appointment, evenings and weekends. Drop us an email and we'll gladly have you visit!
We sometimes have a few cats in foster homes in PA and NJ. This will be marked clearly on the pet's profile.
Relax and play with beautiful kittens and many affectionate adults who would love to come home with you. Just want a cuddle and can't adopt? Come anyway! We are three miles south of Spencer NY. Send us an email and we'll send adoption information and directions.
Here are our kittens and cats for adoption! Our adoption procedures are below:
Send us an email about yourself, your home, and what you are looking for in a cat! Please do not just send us an email saying "I'd like Cleo! When can I come!" Our cats are individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Knowing something about you helps us let you know if this cat is the right cat for you.
Instead of an adoption fee, we ask that you purchase (for yourself and your new cat) a sturdy piece of cat furniture that includes a large scratching post. The Owl House is not incorporated as a nonprofit and donations directly to The Owl House are not tax deductible.
All cats and kittens are:
Treated for fleas and roundworms
Vaccinated for upper respiratory diseases
Vaccinated for rabies, if over 3-4 months of age
Adult cats that have not seen a vet within the last 3 months will receive a second, pre-adoption vet visit
We adopt to indoor homes only, and cats may not be declawed. We have had declawed cats returned to us because pain in their toes caused them to no longer use the litter box.
Email us about any cat you are interested in, or even if you just wish to visit to see all the cats in person. We will make an appointment for you to come out and spend some time, or you can visit during a Sunday Coffee and Kittens event.
Come Visit Us!
The Owl House is located in Spencer, New York, about 30 miles south of Ithaca, and 18 miles north of Owego. Directions will be emailed to you if you want to visit.
We do not list our physical address here due to past problems with drop-offs that have resulted in injury to cats abandoned on our road, but we will gladly have you out to see our place in person!
Who We Are
We primarily help elderly, low-income, or other citizens who have found themselves overwhelmed with abandoned cats and need a hand. We only help people willing to also help themselves (even if they can only help a little). We consider ourselves a "neighbors helping neighbors" program. Once we leave a site, we want to know every cat is fixed, and the problem will not reoccur. Locally we provide this service for free, as time and funds permit. We do sometimes ask landowners to contribute 50% to the cost of spay/neuter of adult barn and feral cats..
People have asked that we include a wish list so if they cannot adopt, they can help the cats we are caring for. We can ALWAYS use:
Paper towels, paper towels, paper towels!
Paper plates, both large and small (buy cheap, buy bulk!)
Baby food, baby food, baby food! Turkey or chicken.
Canned Friskies cat food (turkey/chicken), pate or shreds
Purina One dry cat food
Cat beds. They only last about 6 months, here, before they are played to death. "Washable" is a must. If you aren't sure, don't invest your hard-earned money on something that may not survive the washing machine.