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January 30, 2020

JOIN OUR "TNR" TEAM

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.
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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. To read about our latest TNR success, click on West Side Story.

Email us at cats@fofct.org to volunteer or get more information.

Posted by Nick at 03:41 PM

WHY FOF? WHY TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN?

For over 15 years, Friends of Felines (FOF) has been helping homeless, forgotten, abandoned, and feral cats to have better lives. FOF finds loving homes for those cats who are adoptable; especially feral kittens and abandoned pets. FOF also improves the lives of feral cats that are not adoptable by providing spay and neuter services, other medical care, and food as part of colony care-taking. This approach is called Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR).

FOF volunteers have fostered hundreds of cats and enabled their transition to forever homes. Volunteers have trapped feral cats living in harsh or dangerous locations, rescued cats from overcrowding situations, and responded to calls about "found cats" from local community members. And FOF has been a partner with Stamford Animal Control and other pet rescue organizations to help save as many of our feline friends as possible.

"TNR is is a method for attempting to humanely and effectively manage free-roaming domestic cats. The process involves live-trapping the cats, having them spayed or neutered (aka: desexed), ear-tipped for identification and, if possible, vaccinated, then releasing them back into their territory. Ideally, friendly adults and kittens young enough to be easily socialized are retained and placed for adoption."
Source: "Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker (2nd edition)" by Bryan Kortis (2013)

TNR is supported by the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Humane Society. "The ASPCA endorses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the only proven humane and effective method to manage community cat colonies." ("Feral Cats FAQ" ASPCA)

To read more about FOF and TNR click to read our West Side Story.

Posted by Nick at 02:31 PM

DIZZIE - Adopted January, 2020

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Our petite bundle of joy, Dizzie, was adopted!! Thanks to your support, we were able to take her in, get her the medical treatment she needed, and give her some time to recover. Update from her new family: “For all wondering, Dizzie has been settling in extremely well! When she’s not squirrel watching from our windows she’s playing and running circles around the house. She loves loves loves to sit with us when we’re in the living room and especially likes to cuddle when I stay up late but I think her favorite thing is playing with our toes when we’re trying to go to bed lol!! We are so in love with her and we are so happy that FOF helped us find our forever friend and princess.”

All of us at FOF wish Dizzie and her new family much happiness together!

Posted by Nick at 12:14 PM

January 18, 2020

SCOOBIE - Adopted January, 2020

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Posted by Nick at 12:28 PM

STEWIE - Adopted January, 2020

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Posted by Nick at 12:27 PM

LYCHEE - Adopted January, 2020

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Posted by Nick at 12:26 PM

LENI - Adopted January, 2020

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Posted by Nick at 12:25 PM

January 02, 2020

JIJI - Adopted January, 2020

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Posted by Nick at 09:24 AM

January 01, 2020

The Costs of Caring for Homeless & Forgotten Cats

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Rescue is an expensive endeavor. We hope this chart gives you an idea of how your dollars are used. Friends of Felines is an all-volunteer organization. Almost every dollar donated goes directly to the cats to cover these types of expenses.

Your financial support made it possible for us to help almost 250 cats in 2019. Please consider a donation or volunteer with us!

Posted by Nick at 02:37 PM