Community Impact Mission Launch: Stray Cat Relief Fund

Community Impact Mission Launch: Stray Cat Relief Fund


This year, Philadelphia Zoning launched its ‘Community Impact Mission’ initiative. This social impact initiative is designed to feature and support Philadelphia-based organizations that are working to improve, beautify, or strengthen our local communities in some way.  The intention is to choose one organization per quarter to spotlight and donate to; whether that is through financial means, volunteer work, or a combination of both.


We are donating 5% of quarter one’s profits to our very first featured organization: Stray Cat Relief Fund!




Stray Cat Relief Fund, or SCRF, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) and foster-to-adoption services to over 300 cats annually in Southeastern PA and NJ.  It is SCRF’s mission to improve the quality of life for outdoor cats, save the lives of abandoned cats, provide humane and compassionate population control, and turn Philadelphia into a no-kill city.


All of the work this organization does is extremely important to domestic and outdoor cats in Philadelphia and New Jersey, along with the communities in which they inhabit.   In addition to answering to 24/7 requests from neighbors and businesses regarding stray cats in need of medical help, or dumped cats in need of a home, or a newborn litter of at-risk kittens; the organization also contributes to beautifying certain areas of the city while caring for outdoor community cats.  The most prominent area of care is on the Delaware River waterfront (behind the Walmart shopping center), where SCRF cares for a colony of hundreds of cats and simultaneously cleans the notorious dumping grounds of litter, debris, and yes: abandoned pets.


Cat rescue isn’t just about the cute AF photos you see.


The following represents a glimpse into the reality organizations like SCRF deal with the majority of their time:


Late nights and early mornings spent bottle-feeding newborns whose mother didn’t make it

Weekend’s dedicated to waiting, trapping, fixing, and releasing cats back outside.

Cases of horrific abuse & neglect.

















I am a lifetime animal lover and advocate and also served on the board of SCRF in 2017-2018.  There is no better way for me to kick-off Philadelphia Zoning’s new social mission than by featuring and sponsoring an organization that is very close to my heart. I sincerely appreciate your reading, sharing, or possibly even joining me in donating to the cause if it speaks to you. Having worked very closely with this organization, I can tell you that every penny goes towards animals. The organization is 100% volunteer-run and each volunteer gives their heart, souls, and time to this organization and its cause.





Please consider helping us double-down on providing for this important organization’s mission and work by making a tax-deductible donation here.


This Sunday May 19th, 2019, SCRF is holding its annual Cocktails for Kitties fundraising event located in Northern Liberties. Click here to view the event details.


Visit the SCRF website

Alexa Ahrem
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