Family Playmate wanted for this "Cougar"!

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Cougar is playful, loving and looking for a home of his own. For more information about this special kitty click here.

Find out about other cats and kittens in our Cats for Adoption section.

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The first $7 million of donations made on Facebook that day will be matched. The matching starts at 8:00 AM (EST) and the matching dollars go fast. Last year, we received $2,499 of matching dollars from a donation made at 8:00:04 AM. Set your alarm and increase your donation!

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Please continue reading about a couple of other featured felines and our Year End Giving Campaign by clicking HERE .

ADOPTIONS CONTINUE ... despite

Covid-19 Restrictions


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We are still accepting adoption applications for our cats. Please click here to get an adoption application.

SHELBY'S FOREVER HOME

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Happy Ever After! Shelby was officially adopted!

The generosity of our amazing cat-loving community turned Shelby’s life around, giving him the fairy tale ending he deserved. Shelby was a stray that lost a leg and then severely injured one of his three remaining legs. Without some help, the outlook was very grim. But a good Samaritan brought him to us and money was raised for the expensive surgery to repair his severely dislocated ankle fracture that had healed wrong. The surgery was successful and he finished his rehabilitation in a foster home. After charming his foster family (like he did us!), they decided to keep him. His new name is Charlie. He has a wonderful canine companion in the home. We wish Charlie and his new family all the best!!

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.

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.

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.

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!

DONATE TO FRIENDS OF FELINES

Do you want to help the homeless and forgotten felines in your community? There are many ways to contribute your time, talent, and dollars. To find out more, click DONATE.

Friends of Felines - Adoptions in Westchester County, New York

Please be aware that we are located in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and prefer to place our cats close to home. We adopt to families in nearby Westchester County: including the towns of: Bedford, Blind Brook, Byram Hills, Harrison, Katonah-Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pound Ridge, Portchester, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, and White Plains.

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

Friends of Felines - Adoptions in Fairfield County, Connecticut

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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