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You can now read our newsletter “Mews and News” right here on our website! Links to our most recent issues are posted here.


Our tips

Here are some helpful resources concerning animal rescue organizations, tips for finding lost cats and how you can contribute.



The best way to help us right now is to open your home and heart to one of our cats. We have many felines looking for permanent homes.

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Hearthside Cats is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Geneseo, New York, 30 miles south of Rochester.

We rescue and provide medical care to homeless cats and kittens in our area, while striving to promote public awareness and responsible pet ownership.  Our cats are housed at our shelter and in volunteer foster homes.  We adopt to indoor-only homes with a non-declawing agreement.  Once a Hearthside cat, always a Hearthside cat.  We will accept back any cat or kitten that we have adopted out.

Wish List

There are many ways to help! In addition to volunteers and foster homes, Hearthside is also in need of everyday supplies to support the cats in our care. If you have items to donate, please forward to P.O. Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454 or call 585-243-0873 to schedule a pick-up.

Some of our most common needs include:

  • Purina “Indoor” dry cat food
  • Friskies pate canned cat food
  • Clumping cat litter
  • Cat toys
  • Blankets and cat beds
  • Paper plates and paper towels
  • Forever stamps
  • Gift certificates to stores offering any of these items or gift certificates to any of our affiliated veterinary practices


We strive to make a difference, one cat at a time.  Every dollar makes a difference!  Please send your donations to:

Hearthside Cats, Inc.     P.O. Box 282       Geneseo, NY 14454