Orange Street Cats (OSC) started by accident. In July and August 2010, a group of concerned people got together by chance to help with a hoarding situation on Orange Street in Albany, New York. Being told we’d find “a handful of cats,” we entered a condemned building, slated to be demolished, to find what turned out to be 88 cats – sick, pregnant, and newly-born. Much to our surprise even today, through a lot of hard work and awesome friends, those 88 cats found homes. And we decided that maybe, if we stuck together as a group, we could do some more good for cats in the greater Capital Region of New York. We were incorporated in 2011 and were designated a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization effective November 30, 2011.
Our Mission Statement:
Our goal is to help cats without a human advocate. We take senior cats who find themselves homeless after their human passes away; orphaned kittens requiring intense care; injured cats needing surgery; and cats with FIV and FeLV. In short, those cats that few other rescues will assist. We believe that we should focus on the cat in front of us. That means we often go to great lengths to give a cat a chance at happily ever after.