The billboard outside Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow pet supply store on Montgomery Avenue in Narberth attracted my attention one day last week: “Kitty Palooza on Saturday.” I dialed the phone number and asked what was the meaning of the sign, learning that there would be a cat adoption day.
Buzzy Miller was a classmate of mine at Lower Merion, and I knew he had a long and successful career as an attorney. I was vaguely aware of the fact that he was the same Buzzy Miller who had purchased the old Albrecht Flower Shop art-deco building and turned it into a giant shopping mart for unusual pet supplies.
What I had not known is that Buzzy and his wife Judy Miller have also placed 1,148 cats in loving homes. Buzzy created a nonprofit called PACT, which means “people/animals=companions together.” He believes that saving the lives of animals, mainly cats and dogs, although he has also saved horses as well, also saves human lives.
The pet boutique supports PACT, and it also allows Judi to host the monthly Kitty Paloozas, when the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia and the Delaware County SPCA bring in cats for adoption. But on a daily basis, the boutique also maintains cats in two “playrooms,” and these felines are up for adoption as well.