The Purple Cat was founded in 2003 to offer day-program alternatives for adults. Clients participate in a wide range of vocational functions, creative projects and classes that develop daily-living skills. The goal is to prompt each individual to achieve his or her potential. The Purple Cat motto is “Work hard, be kind and have fun!”

Happy Halloween! (10/31/23)

We had a fun-filled weekend with the MCBDD softball game & Pabstolutely 16! (9/15/23, 9/16/23)

The Feral Cats returned to the Canfield Fair after four years! (9/2/23)

The Feral Cats dropped their new album 9 Lives @ Westside Bowl! (7/22/23)~Available on all streaming platforms~

A Day at the Ballpark! (7/19/23)

The Mahoning Valley Ulster Project spent a day at our farm! (7/14/23)

Purple Cat takes on Kennywood! (6/29/23)

The Feral Cats performed at Fairhaven’s Spring Fling! (5/19/23)

Our Pearl St. location volunteers weekly @ the soup kitchen!

Our woodshop crew chippin’ away at new projects!

We plunged right into Kalahari Waterpark and had a blast! (4/13/23)

Can you help our swan @ Farmer Casey’s Ranch find his soulmate?

Radar’s Community Spotlight had president of JAC Management, Eric Ryan, in the studio! 3/30/23

Purple Cat volunteered at the 9th Annual Veterans of the Valley Luncheon presented by MCBDD! 3/24/23

The Feral Cats brought down the house @ Magic Tree! 3/17/23

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023! 3/12/23

Thanks for the fun, Youngstown Phantoms! 3/8/23

The Feral Cats/Golden String Benefit @ Draught House was rockin’! 3/2/23

Congrats bowlers!

The Golden String Bowling Banquet. 2/8/23.

Radar’s Community Corner had Rick Deak, the Chief Information Officer of Youngstown & member of The Vindy’s! (2/7/23)


Our Christmas party was a joyous way to end 2022! (with a special appearance from Santa Claus)

Holiday Hoopla hosted by our Boardman location was a jolly good time!

Check out the most recent PCTV News interviews with members of Golden String Radio & The Feral Cats! Just click on the link below!


Purple Cat @ Phelps St. supports Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley during the Thanksgiving holiday!

Members of Purple Cat pose with 154lbs. of food donations collected for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley (11/16/22).

Happy Halloween from The Feral Cats @ Gallagher’s Lunch Bucket!  

Guy D’Astolfo stopped in the studio for an interview w/ Radar on Community Corner! Guy writes for The Business Journal of Youngstown.

It was a great day for fishin’ at Golden String’s annual Fishing Derby held October 1 @ Farmer Casey’s Ranch!

Our first yoga class instructed by the awesome KJ!

Pabstolutely 15 with The Feral Cats @ The Royal Oaks!(8/27/22)

What a great day for baseball! Purple Cat roots for the home team at the Pirates game!

The Feral Cats rocked the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest! (8/5/22)

The Feral Cats kick off the 2022 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest on Friday, August 5 @ 11:30AM!

Radar’s Community Spotlight! – Richie from Penguin City Beer stopped in the studio for an interview with radio DJ Radar (7/28/22)

Vail’s Ale!

Local family collaborates with Birdfish Brewing Co. & Golden String to create Vail’s Ale – a beer with proceeds benefiting local organizations that work with persons with disabilities.

Purple Cat clients work on original art for label!

Purple Cat teams with YMCA-Boardman for client art exhibit!

Exhibit & sale run through the end of July.

Vermilion Lake House Trip!

Golden String’s 19th Annual Drive for the Disabled Golf Outing was a hole-in-one! (6/10/22)

Fun at Camp!

The Feral Cats brought down the house @ Gallagher’s Lunch Bucket on 5/18!

2022 Neverland-themed Purple Cat Prom was a blast!

Radar’s Community Corner!

5/10/22 – Bob Hannon, President of the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley chapter of the United Way chats with Radar & friends on Radar’s Community Corner! Thanks, Bob! Tune in to goldenstringradio.org to listen.

Radar’s Community Corner!

4/29/22 — Guest Melissa Hackett, Creative Arts & Design Instructor for MCCTC, stopped by our radio station for an interview on Community Corner w/ Radar. L to R: Radar, Melissa & Kristin. Tune in to goldenstringradio.org to listen!
We have lots of eggs at Farmer Casey’s Ranch
$3 a dozen or 2 dozen for $5
4738 McCartney Rd Lowellville, Oh 44436

The Scratching Post – April 2022 _ Issue #15