Caring Hearts for RIT Cats

Providing care to our local feral cat colonies for over 20 years

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About Us

Caring Hearts For RIT Cats seeks to provide care, comfort, and security to RIT feral cats, strays, and kittens on and surrounding RIT’s campus. We are these animals’ voices and their advocates and we believe it’s our responsibility to make sure they are happy, healthy, and well fed. We make this a reality, by providing volunteer “feeders” to make sure they have accessible food every day of the week and by ensuring they are neutered or spayed so the cat colonies will not grow out of control. We fundraise money to pay for vet visits, food, and shelter materials and if any cat is or was domestic, we make sure they go to happy, responsible, loving homes. We also educate the community about feral cats and what to do if they can no longer care for their cat. In this case, we will take the pet with no questions asked because the important thing is that the cat doesn’t become a stray when we can make sure it will go to a good forever home.

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Cats are not allowed on campus. Need assistance rehoming? Reach out to us!

We will help you with resources and assist you in finding a new home for your cat. No questions asked. Please reach out!

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We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including feeding, cat transport, and fostering! Join our group to get started with us today.

Report a cat at caringhearts@rit.edu OR (585) 503-6304

  1. State the general coat color/distinct markings
  2. Where (exact location) and when was the cat spotted?
  3. Does the cat have an ear tip? An ear tip is a clipped ear at the very top of the ear.

2019-2020 RIT Spotlight

"Feral cats living on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus are being cared for thanks to..."

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2014: Learn about RIT's Feral Cats

"It is not widely known that RIT has feral cats. The organization that takes care of them..."

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Caring Hearts for RIT Cats

Our Team

Caitlin Kowalczyk
Secretary
Christine Maldonado
Event Manager
Saleh Almontaser
Treasurer
Jessica Goldman
Advisor
Julia Carboni
NTID Liaison
Savannah Kidd
Volunteer Coordinator
Alexa Amoriello
Social Media Director
Veronica Fell
Trap-Neuter-Return Coordinator
Krysta Lestico
President
Carla Betlem
Advisor
Tess Libby
Foster & Adoption Coordinator
Raina Freeman
Vice President

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Caring Hearts for RIT Cats

1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY, 14623
United States