Even with a lousy economy, adoptions down, owner-surrenders up, we're very glad to say we're still here. Thanks to all of you, our adopters, volunteers and donors, we can proudly say that together we've helped save the lives of OVER 325 cats and kittens in our four years.
To celebrate our anniversary we've taken on 6 more at-risk kittens who were living in terrible conditions. All of them are sick, covered with fleas and worse, but the good news is so far all that troubles them are things we can fix. In time, these precious souls, like the ones that came before them, will be healthy and happy and living in their forever homes.
For no matter how many challenges and dark days we've known, we are committed to providing the best care and most loving foster homes for our rescues no matter what it takes.
Thank you for being part of our success. I hope you'll continue to share our journey and be inspired to help us save more lives!
Last week we came to the aid of the Danbury Fire Department after they'd rescued a kitten trapped inside the wall of a home. We're very happy to report that thanks to his wonderful foster mom, Christine, Wallace-the-kitten is doing very well. In fact Wallace has doubled his weight and is playing and enjoying life with his new BFF, a Great Dane named Nina.
Now that the dust has settled a bit we wanted to share an idea with all of you. We discovered that the Fire Station staff have no information on how to care for young kittens and we want to fix that problem. We'd like to put together a Kit, with printed information that includes the names of rescues in the area and vets who can possibly help with a rescued kitten. Eventually we'd like to add a page here on our web site and provide the staff with some products like a kitten nurser, rubber nipples, goat milk, a small heating pad, a SnuggleKittie™ (which literally made all the difference in Wallace's rescue), a small cat carrier and a few other items. Ideally want this "Kitten Rescue Kit" in EVERY Fire Station in the country!
We're pretty sure we can cover the costs for a Kitten Rescue Kit for the Danbury Fire Station and our own, here in Newtown, but going forward, we'd love some volunteers to help us put together these kits, solicit donations and help us get them out where they're needed.
In Wally's case, had he been at the Fire Station much longer without being fed or voided, he could have become critical and died. With a little bit of care to keep him stable until help could arrive could make all the difference for other kittens in need. If you'd like to help us put this project together, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 203-744-9228.
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Meet Wallace. He was trapped inside a wall in an abandoned house and the people living there called for help when they heard his cries. The crew was able to safely rescue the 3-week old kitten, but there was no sign of his mother or any other kittens. The choice was to leave him behind to find his family or bring him back to the station and try to get him some help.
Kitten Associates was called to step in when other rescues couldn't. Although we don't have a huge network of foster homes we decided it was too dangerous to let the kitten go on for countless hours without any nutrition so we jumped into action.
We showed some of the fireman how to feed the kitten and they were really helpful and interested in Wallace's care going forward. We feel like Wallace may have a new fan club rooting for him and we certainly hope that's the case. It was nice to help people who rescue others for a living-a way to give back to our community and to respect our Firefighters for what they do.
If you'd like to help with Wallace's future care, please consider making a donation using any of the buttons on the right or by clicking on the DONATE page above.