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February 09, 2020

LEFT BEHIND (November 2019)

The driving force behind Friends of Felines has always been the homeless and forgotten cats in our community. This often goes beyond helping friendly cats find homes. This year, we were asked by Greenwich and Stamford Animal Control to help 2 large groups of cats that were left behind by their owners when they moved.

The first situation was a foreclosed property in Greenwich. The owners were forced off the property and left their cats behind. It was months of freezing temperatures before anyone knew of their plight. The second situation was an abandoned housing complex on the East Side of Stamford. When the residents were forced to move out a year ago, they left behind many cats. All that was left as shelter from harsh weather and hostile humans were small crawl spaces leading to rat-poisoned basements with food occasionally provided. Making the situation more dire was the looming, scheduled tear-down. In both situations, these cats had a very difficult life and their outlook was bleak.

We rescued 40 cats from both properties, including 8 surviving kittens. All were malnourished and overcome with fleas, intestinal parasites, bacterial infections and injuries. Not one cat had been altered.

Now that we’re nearing the end of these projects, we’re delighted to report we welcomed 16 wonderful, tame, young cats into our adoption program. Many of the remaining feral cats have already been rehomed as rodent control specialists on barn-like properties. Some are still desperately searching for safe, outdoor homes.

It was heartbreaking to find cats living in these conditions through no fault of their own. We knew we could make this right. It was your giving that made it possible.

Cats, FOF, Majong, pets IMG_1492_August 23, 2019 - 2019-08-23 at 17-50-58.jpg Majong, one of he cats rescued from the foreclosed property. ADOPTED Cats, Christopher, FOF, pets DSCF2132-1 copy(1)_May 24, 2019 - 2019-05-24 at 16-02-03.jpg

Christopher, one of the cats rescued from the abandoned housing complex. ADOPTED

Cats, Custer St, Feral, FOF, pets, Seamus, Winnie 5W0A9788-Edit_October 28, 2019 - 2019-10-28 at 17-47-41.jpg Winnie & Seamus, two feral cats
from the abandoned housing complex.

Posted by Nick at 01:03 PM

February 01, 2020

DIEGO - Adopted February, 2020

Cats, Diego, FOF, pets DSCF3382-1 copy_June 25, 2019.jpg

Posted by Nick at 05:25 PM