Welcome to Gathering Place Animal Rescue

"The answer is not to pretend we are not here. The answer is to educate, feed, shelter, trap, neuter, return & manage. The answer is simple really.
It's called Compassion."

We are a family foundation guided by a simple philosophy: Kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.

Every year, millions of animals are euthanized as a result of overpopulation. Studies show that 70% of all cats taken to shelters are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them. Virtually 100% of feral cats taken to shelters are killed. If fewer kittens are born, fewer cats will be euthanized. Only spaying and neutering can end the number of unwanted births.

Located in Clarks Summit, we help people in northeastern Pennsylvania spay and neuter their own cats, and stray or feral “community” cats they have come in contact with. Since we began this work in 2010, we have provided spay/neuter services for thousands of cats & kittens.

You’ve discovered cats in your yard or neighborhood, and you want to help them.

The cats you are seeing are feral cats. Feral cats are domestic cats. Like pet cats. The difference is that feral cats have had little or no contact with humans, and so they are fearful of us and cannot be adopted. They have a home—the outdoors.
And, there is a simple way you can help them: Trap-Neuter-Return. This program ends reproduction, stabilizes feral cat populations, and improves individual cats’ lives. The behaviors and stresses associated with mating— pregnancy, yowling, and fighting—stop.

Here’s how we can help.

We provide financial assistance for spay/neuter services.

We have several relationships with local veterinary services. Spay/neuter services and a rabies shot will be provided for a nominal cost for each Spay/Neuter.")

We provide hands-on support for the humane trapping and spay/neuter of feral “community cats.”

We loan out humane traps and provide training on proper use. If you need to borrow traps, contact us and fill out the on-line form. Please read the information provided under the Trapping section of this website before you start trapping. If you need help transporting cats for spaying/neutering, this may also be arranged.

We focus our work on community cat TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) and providing spay/neuter services to those that cannot afford it.

We can't help you find homes for cats, relocate feral cats, or foster kittens.

We are a network partner of both Alley Cat Allies and Best Friends Animal Society. We are affiliated with several national organizations that are dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats and promote spay/neuter services.

Let us know if you need spay/neuter assistance or you want to borrow traps.

Contact us.
Thank you so much for your assistance with having our two feral kittens neutered.
Marlene, Dalton
I emailed you about a feral cat problem. Thank you for all your advice and support​. S​ince then, I’ve trapped & taken 4 cats to be spayed​.
Gwen, Archbald
Your efforts are much appreciated. Thank you for working with my granddaughter in coordinating and funding for the spaying of 6 cats at my house.
Willard, Scranton
Thank you for your generosity and the wonderful work you do for animals.
Kathleen, Tunkhannock