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Gemini Farm Sanctuary ~ Rome, PA
A 501c3, Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Sanctuary
for domestic pets and farm animals in need.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Gandhi
All of our cats are spayed/neutered, wormed, vaccinated and get monthly flea treatments. Many are available for adoption to the right home. If you are interested in adopting one of our cats please fill out and submit the adoption application.
"ailurophile" \eye-LOOR-uh-fyle\ noun: : a cat fancier : a lover of cats
Although the word "ailurophile" has only been documented in English since the 1920s, ailurophiles have been around for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were perhaps history's greatest cat lovers, pampering and adorning felines, honoring them in art, even treating them as gods. But the English word "ailurophile" does not descend from Egyptian; rather, it comes from a combination of the Greek word "ailouros," which means "cat," and the suffix "-phile," meaning "lover."
I have always loved cats and have dedicated most of my adult life to rescuing felines. In fact, you could call me a passionate ailurophile*. The farm has allowed me to take in many cats and kittens that had no where else to go.
All the cats at the farm are free to come and go as they please. The risks that this type of management presents are, unfortunately, unavoidable with our limited resources. Our dream is to have huge fenced paddocks for the cats and perhaps someday that will be a reality but for now we do the best we can with the resources available. We have feeding stations in the barn, on the back porch and in the house to insure that everyone has easy access to food. All cats have access to the house through a kitty door that is always open for them. During the summer the majority of the cats love being outside but in the winter, when roaming the farm isn't very much fun and also very cold, it gets very crowded in the house as our cat population is always at least between 25 and 35 cats and kittens. (Currently, our cat population is closer to 40 -- cat food donations are always appreciated !) In the summer the favorite spots are in the barns and on the deck. In the winter the wood stoves are very popular with cats sleeping all around them.
"What greater gift than the love of a cat."
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." ~Jean Cocteau
“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” ~Ray Bradbury
We are also on the look-out for farm homes for ferals. These semi-wild cats are fully vetted, but for a variety of reasons, cannot go back to the area where they were trapped. These cats are excellent mousers and ratters and only require shelter from the elements (such as a barn) and daily feeding and watering. They aren’t going to beg to come into your home or be demanding your attention. They are true farm workers who do their jobs keeping the farm or property free of rodents. If you think you might be able to provide a home for two to three ferals, please contact us for further details.