How to Help

The COVID-19 crisis has created a dual challenge for us. The need for our services is greater than ever as so many people have recently lost some or all of their income. However, our capacity for fundraising—always anchored around connecting with our community—has been severely reduced due to social distancing requirements. Less fundraising means less ability to provide low-cost services.

Community support has always been critical to our success, but never more so than now. Listed below are a number of ways you can help—some don’t even cost you anything.

You can donate money.

Every dollar we receive makes a difference. Donations are the reason we can offer ultra-low rates for spay/neuter and wellness services, and also the reason we can offer financial assistance for those who need it.

Only by reducing uncontrolled breeding can we address the problems caused by cat overpopulation. Only by getting the population down to a more manageable level can we assure better quality of life and higher rates of adoption for those cats who remain.

Unless instructed differently, we will direct all donations into general funds where they will be used wherever the need is greatest at the time. Let us know if you would like your donation used toward something specific like emergency medical care, Trap-Neuter-Release, our Vets with Pets program, or if you would like to make your donation in the name of a person or cause that is important to you.

If you donate by clicking the button above and you would like your donation to be used toward something specific, you can indicate your preferences in the “add a note” box after you enter the amount of your donation.

If you prefer to donate via mail or by visiting us in person,
our address is:

Fix ‘Ur Cat

18 W. Pike Street

Canonsburg, PA  15317

You can volunteer.

Without volunteers, there is no Fix ‘Ur Cat—period. It is only because so many people have donated their time that we have been able to make a major impact on cat overpopulation in our area (currently doing nearly 2000 spay/neuters annually) and make basic veterinary care affordable to those residents in our community who struggle to afford the care that their cats need.

Whether you’re more of a people person, more of an animal person, or simply someone who wants to help, we’ve got a place for you and we’re happy to train you in any new skills that you might need along the way.

Whatever it is you’d like to do or would like to learn to do, we need you.

Click here to learn more.

You can be part of our Purrrrrfect $10 program.

When we achieved the dream of getting our own building in 2018, it gave us the stable base of operations we desperately needed. It also gave us a whole new set of expenses, including a $500 monthly mortgage payment.

With 50 special donors pledging $10 per month to keep the doors open and a roof over our heads, we can direct more resources toward focusing on doing all we can to reduce the number of homeless cats in our community.

We welcome your help in the form of either a recurring $10 payment each month or a one-time payment of $120 each year. You can mail or bring in the payment directly if you prefer. If you elect to donate to the Purrrrrfect $10 program by using the button below, please mention the program in the “add a note” box after you enter the amount of your donation.

You can foster kittens or cats who need a safe, loving place to stay until they can be adopted.

Contact Michelle Bruce at (724) 503-8523 for more information.

You can donate supplies.

Click here for our current wish list.

We're listed as Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County, Inc.

You can help for free while you shop.

We're listed as Fix Ur Cat/Low Cost Spay and Neuter Washington County

You can include us in your will or estate plan.

You have the power to create a legacy of hope. Your bequest would help us do more to create a future in which most cats have homes and access to the basic veterinary services they need.

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2021 Calendar Cover
Contact Gary Malaskovitz at (724) 416-3265 or [email protected] if you’d like to be included on our contact list for sponsorship of our next calendar.

You can be a sponsor for
our annual "Lucky Ones" lottery calendar.

This calendar is issued annually as a joint fundraising effort by Fix ‘Ur Cat and Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, both of Washington County. It is a vital source of funding for each. Sponsors of the calendar get considerable visibility since we make 1,000 of these available for sale each year. Buyers of the calendar get a chance at additional lottery winnings, so we normally sell out.

Sponsorships defray the expense of producing the calendars, making more of the proceeds available for our work toward reducing the number of homeless cats in our community. In exchange for a $100 sponsorship fee, you’ll get a listing in the calendar which includes your business name, location, phone number, online address, and a 30-word description. You’ll also be listed and linked on the Fix ‘Ur Cat website for an entire year. If you are sponsoring as an individual, your name will be listed, but not your personal address.

A sponsorship can also be made in memory of a loved one. Their name will be included in the calendar and on our website, creating a year-long tribute.

Our 2021 lottery calendars are now for sale. Act now if you’d like one, because they sell out quickly. Click here for a mail-in order form, and here for more information on how it works. Or you can go straight to our online store here.

You can eat!

Well, in normal times, you can help us by eating. Our main fundraising event of the year is our annual spaghetti dinner, but out of concern for everyone’s health, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the event for 2020. 

As we get a better idea of how COVID recovery moves forward, we will put plans into place for an online auction, a smaller fundraiser in the fall, and a great spaghetti dinner event in April of 2021. We hope everyone stays safe and that you can join us then.

In the meantime, lacking the money we would normally raise from this event, we are scrambling for funds and can make good use of any other ways that you might choose to help.

You can bring us your aluminum cans.

You’ve probably been recycling your aluminum cans, but did you know that they are great donations for Fix ‘Ur Cat?

Just bring them (along with any other scrap aluminum you wish to donate) to our Pike Street location and we can turn them into cash. It’s best to call ahead if you’ve never done this before so we can meet you or describe where you can leave them. If you can’t bring them to us, call us and we’ll arrange to pick them up.

Just be sure that everything you donate is really aluminum. You can check any questionable items by seeing if a magnet is attracted to them. If your magnet sticks even a little, we can’t use it.

You can help us meet new grantors.

It takes a village … and grant partners have been an important part of that village for Fix ‘Ur Cat.

Our grantors have provided funding for surgical equipment, Buy-One-Get-One Free spay/neuters for cats cared for by senior citizens, and our Vets with Pets program that provides discounts for military veterans.

We are always looking for additional funding for these projects, and always interested in developing new programs that can be helpful to our community.

If you know of any organization (including your employer) that might be interested in becoming one of our grant partners, please contact Elizabeth Babcock at (724) 416-3265 or [email protected]