November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

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We want to spread awareness that seniors make great companions! We have three super sweet senior cats waiting to go home with you. These warm, affectionate, playful and well-mannered kitties have a lifetime of stories to tell and lots more love to give. This month we are offering a chance to get to know them via a foster-to-adopt arrangement.

To get learn more about Montana click here.

Bobby needs some positive vibes and prayers

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Bobby and his sister Billie were trapped in May. Under our care, Billie thrived but Bobby did not. He was diagnosed with a rare condition that provides inadequate blood supply to his liver. Thanks to the kind heart of an anonymous donor, Bobby was able to get the life-saving surgery he needed in mid-October. We are happy to report that his recovery is going well, and he was recently reunited with his sister. Now, we wait to see if his liver functions improve. He is a sweet boy with a cheerful, infectious personality. Please keep sending your prayers and positive vibes his way!

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Update on Fern (black & white) who was adopted earlier this year: Her new family reports she is doing well and enjoys the company of her new sibling Bobbi (also a FOF kitty). It is wonderful to see her enjoying life in her new home!!

BIG, BIG THANK YOU!

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A belated, but BIG, thank you to the Stamford High School Pets Club for their generous $800 donation. Jayce and his sister Kara (a regular FoF volunteer) started the club. The club raised the money through donations and other activities including bake sales and selling coffee. It's wonderful to see young people involved in animal welfare organizations.

[We apologize for the delay in posting this - but better late than never!]

SEPTEMBER ADOPTION EVENT!

BIG thank you to Just Cats for hosting the successful, fun-filled, and well-attended adoption event this past weekend!! Several cats left for their forever home, several more will leave this coming week, and we have several applications still to review.

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Max with his new owner and her son
Tasty and beautiful cookies donated to the bake sale by Sparkles Bake Shop


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Dr. Bolotin manning the grill
Excellent demonstration by vet tech Penny on how to approach and pet cats (Montana is the demo cat)


Delightful Adult Companions

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Please consider adopting an adult cat. These abandoned, forgotten and heart-broken cats are with us through no fault of their own. Everyone in this group is three-to-four years old. Each is beautiful inside and out and will give you years of faithful companionship and unconditional love.

Update: Zorro has a new family!

Details on their backgrounds can be found by clicking Available Cats for Adoption and our application application is available here.

Adorable Teens and Young Adults

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Want to adopt a young cat but want to avoid kitten messes and have more certainty about the personality of the cat? Consider one of our adorable teens (Salsa and Tess) or young adults (Max, Buddy and Toffee). Their personalities are as varied as their coloring (different energy and confidence levels). However, all of them could be great companions.

Update: Max has been adopted!

Find individual profiles by clicking Available Cats for Adoption and click here to fill out an adoption application.

Big Personalities for Advanced Owners

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Are you an experienced cat person? Patient? Want to make a difference by adopting a rescue cat that will have a harder time finding a forever home? If the answers are yes, we have four cats for your consideration. Handsome Butternut and Seaton are former tomcats that still occasionally use love bites to convey their affection (we expect this will diminish with time). Jesse enjoys interacting with people but on her terms. Duke is a sweetheart that will need some extra support transitioning to a new home (change is very unsettling to him).

Update: Duke has been adopted!

For individual profiles, click Available Cats for Adoption and you can find our adoption application by clicking here.

JOIN OUR "TNR" TEAM

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Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless and forgotten cats in the Stamford community? Consider volunteering on our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) team. TNR is a humane solution to the problem of feline overpopulation. Train side-by-side with our experts. All you need is a love for cats, with a respect for their natures and the people who care for them. Email us at cats@fofct.org to volunteer or get more information.

Lucky gets Lucky!

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While trying to trap a kitten recently, an older long-haired tabby walked into a FOF trap. He seemed hungry and scared, not feral. Lucky for him, someone in the Friends of Feline family thought that he looked like a lost cat they had seen on Stamford Animal Control’s Facebook page some time ago. Sure enough, it was an indoor cat named Lucky who had been missing since mid-May. In a tearful reunion, Lucky was reunited with his family.

A Special Loving Family

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It is always heartwarming when an adopter asks to see our less adoptable cats. This past weekend, one such couple adopted Charlie. Somewhere along the way Charlie had been trapped, neutered, ear tipped and returned to where he was found outside, but this senior orange boy was never feral.

We were happy to take him when his caregiver moved and sure we'd find him a home. Unfortunately, it was determined this sweet boy has an infiltrative intestinal disease that will shorten his life. Charlie found his family anyway and with this special adoption, Charlie gets to enjoy the comforts of a loving home!

WHY FOF? WHY TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN?

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We have so many happy, successful stories to share and to celebrate at our 5th Annual Silent Auction, but we'd like you to meet Squash, a not-so-happy story but the perfect poster kitten for why Trap-Neuter-Return is so vital. This tiny girl's brother sadly died while lying next to her overnight but we are doing everything we can to ensure Squash will grow into the beautiful calico she was meant to be. For now, she can barely open her eyes.

This very orange and calico neighborhood has been overrun with upper respiratory infections for generations. If we can trap, neuter, vaccinate and return the feral adults to this street, there'll no longer be kittens born here struggling to see or to breathe, and the adults will live peacefully without the heartbreak of caring for kittens who won't survive.

LOST CAT? HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS

Seeing "lost cat" posters on poles and signs is very sad. We try to keep our cats safe, and hope it never happens to us, but sometimes a cat gets outside and becomes "lost." Here is a helpful website with steps to take when you have a lost cat. Click on lost cat to learn more.

EVERY DAY IS AN ADOPTION EVENT AT FOF!

Our recently-rescued cats and kittens prefer the intimate venues of Just Cats Veterinary Hospital and their current foster homes. So instead of a drop-in, you can have a special one-on-one adoption event experience!

Just fill out an application (here). Once it is approved, an appointment can be made to meet our wonderful and loving kitties.

Don't delay, apply today!

Visit FOF Cats for Adoption in person at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital

justcatslogo (1).jpgFriends of Felines is proud to be partners with Just Cats Veterinary Hospital. Just Cats has been providing veterinary care in our area since 1991. Their custom, cat-friendly facility at 1029 East Main Street in Stamford has an adoption area inside the Just Cats Store on the first level. Come in and visit some of the Friends of Felines cats and kittens that are waiting for adoption. The Just Cats store and adoption area are open from 8am Monday through Saturday. To visit the Just Cats website click justcatsonline.com

Friends of Felines presented with Cat Rescue Award!

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"We at SimplyCatBreeds.org are pleased to present you with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who just need a warm home and some love. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work – Friends of Felines is absolutely an organization we place among those that need recognition. Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for cats in need. We know exactly how difficult and thankless a task it can be, so we hope this little token helps even a little bit."

Friends of Felines is thrilled to get recognition for our efforts to care for forgotten and homeless cats. Financial contributions are also critical to continuing our work. Friends of Felines is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible. Click here for more information.

ONLINE SHOPPING to help Friends of Felines

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Online shopping has dramatically changed the way we purchase goods and services. Now you can "change online shopping for good" and help Friends of Felines by making online purchases through iGive.com

Everytime you purchase something from one of iGive's over 600 merchants, iGive will donate a percentage of the purchase amount to Friends of Felines. All you have to do is join iGive and start shopping! Membership is free.

You'll save money too, through the purchasing power of iGive's hundreds of thousands of shoppers. With your free iGive membership, you get access to the brand-name merchants like Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End and PETsMART… super savings and deals every day … and of course, free donations to Friends of Felines!

DONATE TO FRIENDS OF FELINES ... ONLINE!

Now you can donate to Friends of Felines and charge it to your credit card or your Paypal account, if you have one.

Just click on the Paypal icon on the lower right portion of our homepage.

Thanks for your generous support. You help us help the forgotten felines in your neighborhood.

Friends of Felines in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Friends of Felines, Inc. is recognized by the State of Connecticut to be a 501c3 nonprofit organization - your donation is tax deductible.

Please be aware that we are located in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and prefer to place our cats close to home. Fairfield County includes the towns of: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

You can email us at cats@fofct.org or go to Contact Us for more information.

 
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