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Friends of Felines

Friends of Felines, Inc. , P.O. Box 8147, Stamford CT 06905

Telephone: 203-363-0220

Email: cats@fofct.org

Friends of Felines, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization so 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.

Friends of Felines, Inc., formerly part of Animal Lifesavers, continues to work on behalf of homeless cats, both feral and friendly, in lower Fairfield County. We are, and will continue to be, responsible for all Animal Lifesavers’ cats, past and present.

The Feral Cat Project is a program of Friends of Felines, Inc., a registered nonprofit dedicated to the care and placement of our homeless, four legged friends in lower Fairfield County.

DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

FOF's mission will always be to care for the homeless and forgotten cats in our community and in 2017 we have been both honored and challenged to improve the lives and the future of well over 300 cats and the people who love them.

Matching cats we know and love with homes where they'll be happiest and cared for is the most obvious of happy endings, but we do so much more than adoptions. Truly a treasure, a seven-year-old front declawed kitty with a huge personality came within inches of losing his life for inappropriate urination when all he needed was a simple urinalysis, a diagnosis, and a special diet.

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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane trapping of unaltered feral cats that we vaccinate, spay or neuter, then return to their home. It's universally recognized as the only effective, humane option for reducing feral cat populations by stopping the birth of unwanted kittens and allowing colony members to peacefully and comfortably live out their lives. Reducing their numbers lessens starvation and disease and calms community concerns and neighborhood tensions. In 2017 we're pleased to say we've finally finished two large colonies and are halfway through a third.
But if ever a case could be made for TNR, it's a fourth colony we've just begun. We'd already taken in injured or ill kittens from here and watched as adult cats hungrily ate leftover vegetables; but it was the reports of poisoning because of neighborhood tensions overpopulation will cause that made this street a priority.
To date, the feral adults we've trapped from here have been returned but many of the youngsters have needed intensive medical care. While getting back on their feet they seemed to decide they like this new life much bettrer than their old so we've promised them good health and a happy home for the New Year. And we wish the same for you! Hamburglar 2 - 2017-11-04 at 14-48-28.jpg





Now this cuddly, chatty boy named Hamburglar is very much alive and he's going to make some lucky person a terrifically good friend!


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And there's always a bargain to be made. A family with good intentions but little money took in two homeless cats they obviously love. When a litter of kittens resulted from the pairing, we were asked to take only the kittens which we agreed to do if we could spay and neuter the adults. And we had a deal!


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Brought in from a hoarding situation, this brother-sister duo is as close as close can be. That means they need a home together. That also means that you get two new best friends to love and play with. Iris is a dignified, calm lady. Gryphon is a handsome mischievous rogue. Put them together and just see how funny, playful, and affectionate they are. Now some might think that being born with a shortened hind leg (Iris her left leg, Gryphon, his right) might make them shy or lessen their love of life. NOT AT ALL. These two get around just fine, doing what other young cats do - running, playing, and keeping a tidy litter box. Are you ready for their double stuff?