One of our goals is to help local cats in need, but this time we just had to go beyond our borders and rescue six precious lives. These 8-week old orange (okay, one is buff colored) tabby kittens have been nicknamed the Clementines. These babies were going to be euthanized because the rural Kentucky shelter they were was overcrowded and had no choice unless a rescue could step forward.
We offered to grant a rescue group $200 to help with their care, hoping someone would step up, but a few days passed and time was "up." We decided that because we were blessed by having a new foster home open up that we could take this family on so we made arrangements to rescue this family.
A few days ago we picked up the kittens. They were covered in fleas. When we got them home at 1am, we noticed that two had eye infections so the next day we took them to the vet for a check up.
The kittens are getting the care they need, but because they're underweight we couldn't treat their fleas, other than by giving them a bath. We think the warm water really soothed them because they all fell asleep after getting cleaned up. They're eating well and playing. In a few days we'll have our Squee-TV 24/7 web cam set up in their room so you can watch their antics any time. Watch for a link on our web site or on our Facebook page.
As with any rescue, we always appreciate donations of food, toys, litter or gift cards to keep the kittens happy. If you'd like to help, please visit our Amazon.com Wishlist or click the icon to the right and you can purchase whatever fits your budget or to make a donation to the Clementines you can click on the "DONATE" tab above or mail a check made out to "Kitten Associates" and send it to, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.
Today Dogtime Media held their annual Pettie Awards Ceremony, which celebrates pet bloggers from around the globe. The winner of each category receives a $1000.00 donation they may give to any non-profit pet rescue of their choice.
We are more than thrilled to honor the winners, our Founder & President, Robin A.F. Olson, for her blog post, “Dear Fred,” a love letter to an ailing foster kitten on his last day. Fred had FIP, a fatal disease, and passed away in May of this year. Robin will be donating her prize money to Kitten Associates.
Ingrid King, who writes The Conscious Cat blog, won Best Overall Pet blog and she, too, has offered Kitten Associates her $1000.00 donation!
Congratulations to the Winners and THANK YOU so much for the donations. It helps us keep our doors open and save more lives, like Biscotti & Pizzelle, pictured below who were rescued a few days ago.
If you'd like to see a rebroadcast of the Awards Show, go HERE
Meet our 9-week old kittens, the stars of our 24/7 webcam: Squee-TV! They'll be taking part in our BIG FUNDRAISER on TUESDAY 8/6 at Salon Michele, 6 Queen Street in Newtown, CT. The kittens will be visiting from 12-2pm so make sure you stop by to say hello and get a haircut to support a GREAT CAUSE!
Thanks to Patrick Lomantini and his team, from BarkAID, 100% of the proceeds will go to our cat rescue program! We'll also have yummy goodies from DOrazio Sisters Bakery and some cute cat-centric goodies for sale. Hope to see you there!
CALL 203-426-4247 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. Walk-ins are also welcome!