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November 30, 2018

Bobby's Great News!

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Wonderful news on the results of Bobby’s surgery from Dr Gibbons at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital: "One month post-surgery for a liver shunt, his liver enzymes and liver function test are normal! He is currently being weaned off his medications and was happy to be reunited with his sister Billie."

We are grateful for the kind heart of an anonymous donor who made it possible for Bobby to get the life-saving surgery he needed.

Bobby and his sister, Billie are ready for their forever home. Click here for an adoption application. or here to lean more about this lucky pair.

Posted by Nick at 07:46 AM

November 27, 2018

FLOWER POWER GIRLS - Adopted November, 2018

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Thanks to your support, we were able to rescue these kittens and find them wonderful homes. Tulip and Blossom (left and middle) were adopted by the family on the left. Petunia (right) was adopted into the family of a Just Cats staff member (right). The future is bright for these adorable kittens thanks to our donors, fosters and adopters!!

Posted by Nick at 11:52 AM

November 25, 2018

MONTANA - Adopted November, 2018

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Thanks to the kindness of a good Samaritan and your support, we were able to rescue this amazing senior cat, nurse him back to good health, and give him a second chance after his owner died. It is especially heartwarming when an adopter comes to us and asks to meet our senior cats. She met Montana and was smitten. He has a lot of love left to give and we wish them the best! Please consider a senior when you are looking for your next cat.

Posted by Nick at 02:04 PM

November 19, 2018

OUR WEST SIDE STORY

Feline over population kills by both disease and angry people. Late in 2017, we learned of a street on the West side of Stamford with a serious overpopulation problem. First there were kittens brought to us with sever upper respiratory infections and sometimes broken bones. Then, reports of poisonings. What we found were many cats being fed just enough table scraps to marginally survive while continuing to have unwanted and unhealthy kittens.

Working with residents, a humane TNR program was implemented to help the human and feline residents on this street. The first step was to supply food to sustain the cats prior to surgery. The second step was to get to know the cats and the people feeding them. Then, we started trapping.

The truly feral cats were given medical attention if needed, sprayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned (12 cats). We removed the young kittens and easily found them loving homes (10 kittens). To our surprise, we were delighted to find 10 grateful, young adults we happily adopted into loving homes. Lastly, we assisted with spays/neuters and illness of cats owned by residents (6 cats). This is, in a nutshell, what Friends of Felines does.

A year later, this street has many fewer cats with no more unwanted kittens being born. This is how feral cats become better neighbors. We are committed to staying involved by providing ongoing help to the residents and cats when needed and supplying food to the colony's caretakers. Your giving makes this possible.

Posted by Nick at 11:22 PM

2018 REVIEW
We've been busy in 2018, as we promised we would, helping 240 cats and kittens so far this year. This included truly feral cats Trapped-Neutered-Returned (TNR'd) to their homes of origin, owners needing financial help caring for their cherished companions, traumatized and difficult cats Stamford Animal Control asked for help with, and, as always, homeless and otherwise good cats in bad circumstances. As the weather gets colder, we expect more.

We continue to partner with the community to support our adopted feral colonies by implementing humane TNR programs and by providing medical care and food in our neediest neighborhoods. See "Our West Side Story" for one example of our work with feral colonies this past year.

Beyond the numbers, it's been a year of heartwarming and heartbreaking stories. Good natured and lovable Buddy was surrendered to us with a badly broken foot and we were able to provide the medical attention he needed, then find him an excellent home. Link, a young kitten found in grave condition, recovered and is now full of spunk and available for adoption. We do our best to help every cat and kitten we take in, but sadly, we lost a few we had come to love.

We are extremely grateful for your support, our partners at Just Cats, our foster families, our adopters, and our volunteers. We could not have helped these very deserving cats without you!

Posted by Nick at 11:04 PM

MANY WAYS TO GIVE

Monetary Donations (all are tax deductible)
* On November 27th through Facebook (donate early, starting at 8am EST)
* Anytime via our website or check
* Use your corporate matching program to increase your gift
* Set up a personal fundraiser on Facebook to benefit FOF
* For Amazon shoppers, purchase through the AmazonSmile program (portion of eligible purchase price donated to FOF)

Product Donations (food, toys, etc.)
* Drop off at Just Cats Store Adoption Center (1129 E. Main St. Stamford, CT). Please send us an email after dropping off cats@fofct.org . Note: no open bags of dry food can be accepted.
* Order from our Amazon Wish List

Volunteer
email us if you are interested cats@fofct.org
* Foster (primarily kittens)
* Visit cats boarding at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital
* Work with our Trap-Neuter-Return team in the field
* Other: Social Media, Marketing, Event Coordination, etc.

Estate Planning
Please remember us in your estate planning. Leave a legacy of care for homeless and forgotten cats in our community.

Posted by Nick at 10:45 PM

WHAT DOES IT COST TO RESCUE CATS?

Friends of Felines' major expense categories are Medical, Boarding and TNR. Your donations make a huge impact, improving the lives of our cats and the people who love them.

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Posted by Nick at 10:29 PM

November 18, 2018

YEAR END GIVING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF...

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Our goal is to raise $50,000 on- and off-line and to add 10 new volunteers to our team. The money will primarily be used to cover medical, boarding, and TNR expenses (click to learn "What Does it Cost to Rescue Cats?")

You can make donations online via Facebook and our website (Paypal button in upper right corner of this page) or off-line by check (click here ). If you are a Facebook user, you can also set up a personal fundraiser to invite your friends to participate.

Support is not just financial. Click here for the Many Ways to Give.

Posted by Nick at 10:06 PM

November 10, 2018

Senior Cat, Montana, was Adopted!

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It is especially heartwarming when an adopter comes to us and asks to meet our senior cats. She met Montana and was smitten. He has a lot of love left to give and we wish them the best! When looking to adopt, please consider our senior cats.

Posted by Nick at 12:04 PM

November 09, 2018

BOOM & TUG - Adopted November, 2018

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Thanks to your donations, we were able to rescue these kitten siblings from the street and find them a loving home. These kittens will never have to face the challenges of living on the streets as a feral adult cat. Best wishes for a long and happy life with their new family!

Posted by Nick at 12:35 PM

HARRIET & OZZIE - Adopted November, 2018

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Thanks to your donations, these kittens were rescued from the streets. While the kittens were boarding at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital, they met their new mom who is part of the Just Cats team. This sweet sibling pair convinced her to take them home. As you can see, they are doing well. We wish them many years of happiness together!!!

Posted by Nick at 12:32 PM

November 06, 2018

KITTY CARLISLE - Adopted November, 2018

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Thanks to your donations, we were able to get this gorgeous, gentle cat off the streets and into a loving home. Her adopter came in to meet another cat she had picked out online. But when she met Kitty Carlisle (KC), 2 cages down, she chose KC instead (or KC picked her!). Kitty Carlisle had been with us for about 10 months; so, we are THRILLED she now has her forever home. We wish them the best!!

Posted by Nick at 10:42 AM

Fern... Success Story Update (November 2018)

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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!!

Posted by Nick at 07:57 AM

November 05, 2018

KIARA & VITANI - Adopted November, 2018

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Kiara and Vitani were just adopted by their foster family. Can you blame them for keeping these two darlings? This is the best possible outcome for these kittens and we could not be happier. We wish them a long and happy life with their family!

Posted by Nick at 07:59 AM