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Save Margo's Life

A little kitten, barely a few weeks old, faces a life or death challenge and we've decided we need to stand by her and her family during this difficult time. Margo has atresia-ani with recto-vaginal fistula. It means her rectum never developed and the only way she can pass stool is through her "lady place." 

Four years ago, one of our fosters had the same rare birth defect and we helped her get the reconstruction surgery she needed to save her life. Her name is Freya and she's doing great today.

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©2018 Kathy Ray. Used with Permission. Margo with her family.

Margo's family does not have the resources to provide for her, but because Margo is also blind (her eyes never developed), she depends on her cat-mama, Pearl, to navigate her world. It would be unkind to put Margo into a rescue, alone, without her family, so we're doing things a bit differently and are overseeing her care from afar (she lives in Jacksonville, FL). We're also taking the lead in raising funds to save her life.

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©2018 Kathy Ray. Used with Permission. Sweet girl.

As of this writing, we've raised nearly $2100 of our $5000 goal. The surgery, to be performed at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, is estimated to cost between $3500 and $4500. We are raising a bit more to cover pre-op blood work and x-rays. Hopefully, we won't have to do a CT scan which would add another few thousand dollars.

There are risks. Margo might not make it. She might need additional surgeries. Our other options are to put her to sleep, but Margo is feisty, happy-go-lucky and lives a very loved life. We have to try for her. She wants to live.

UPDATE: 4/25/18: WE MADE OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL thanks to people from all over the world who joined together to make this happen. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH from all of us at Kitten Associates and from Margo and her family!

Be a part of Margo’s Life Saving Team:

DONATE

Give a gift of any amount over $1 to Margo using our PayPal.me link (you don't have to have a PayPal Account to give a gift) HERE.

Quick shortcuts to donate a specific amount :

To donate $5: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/5

To donate $10: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/10

To donate $25: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/25

To donate whatever you wish: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/

Please note: We choose not to use fundraising web sites because they charge a fee on top of the fee PayPal charges us so we get less of a donation. Some of the fundraising sites also take a LONG time to relinquish the funds and we do not have the luxury to wait. If we reach our goal I let you know so that we can close the fundraiser.

If you wish to write a check, Please make out your gift to: Kitten Associates and send it to: P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354 and add a note that it’s "For Margo."

Your gift is tax deductible. We're a 501c3 non-profit. Our EIN Tax ID is 27-3597692.

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©2018 Kathy Ray. Used with Permission. Margo is dreaming of growing up and loving life. Please help that dream come true.

Thank you everyone. Remember, sharing is caring, too. If you can’t help with a gift, maybe one of your friends, can.

You can follow Margo's progress on her brand new Facebook Page: Margo's Friends.

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FCGives Marathon Fundraiser Starts NOW!


©2018 Robin AF Olson. Pistachio was found inside a truck engine with a frostbitten tail. He had a huge bloated belly full of parasites, but was skin and bones under all that fluffy fur. He's our first rescue of 2018.

It's Midnight, March 1, 2018. Fairfield County's Community Foundation Giving Day is here! It's a marathon fundraiser where local non-profits go head to head to compete for a chance to win up to $20,000 in prize money.

How does Kitten Associates stand a chance to win? We need YOU! The non-profit with the most DONATIONS in a single day wins.

1. DONATE $10 or more (more is good!) use THIS SPECIAL LINK ON FCGives between now and 11:59 PM EST.

2. TELL 10 of YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME. Sharing this post can dramatically improve our chances!

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for updates throughout the day.

Your donation IS tax-deductible. Kitten Associates is a 501c3 non-profit, award-winning, 100% volunteer, home-foster based cat rescue located in Sandy Hook, CT.

Know that every dollar matters and makes a huge difference to our rescue efforts. The other cat rescue in town closed in December 2017, so we're ramping up to pick up the slack. It's going to be a busy year. We hope we can count on your help. Thank you for being part of our team!


©2018 Robin AF Olson. A month later, Pistachio blossomed in our care after nearly a dozen trips to the Vet and LOTS of TLC. He's one of the most charming kittens we've ever had the pleasure of caring for. #FairfieldCountyGives

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In Memorium-Scotty

Ms. Chris is a dear friend to all of us at Kitten Associates. She's passionate about helping others and is truly passionate about everything she does. She's honored us many times over the years by coming to our rescue when we've had a medical crisis with one of our kittens. Now Chris needs us.

Scotty, Ms. Chris's dear kitty, passed away over the holidays, earning his wings and joining Snickers at the Rainbow Bridge. He'd lived a cherished life, where he wanted for nothing. He loved his daddy, John and his kitty-buddy, Angelo. Scotty was a sweet, beautiful boy.

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Rest in Peace, Scotty.

We are humbled that Ms. Chris has decided to make a generous donation in honor of Scotty to our rescue program. It has already provided for the 9 vet visits our newest foster boy, Pistachio has needed over the past few weeks. Without the support, love and generosity of Ms. Chris, we would not be able to save lives.

Our deepest condolences to Chris, John and Angelo, who is sad and looking for his friend. As we often say in rescue: "Fly Free, Scotty. No more pain or suffering, just love and light."

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The Cutest Kitten on the Internet!

We were determined to take a break this winter, for the first time in over 7 years. We dreamed of not having to do vet runs every week or having to beg for donations for awhile, but when a call came in to help a feral kitten who was rescued trying to warm himself inside a truck engine, one look at his face and we knew we just couldn't say no.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. The engine where Pistachio was found.

His name is Pistachio. He was feral, filthy and had a HUGE belly that told us he probably had lots of parasites inside him. We got to work right away, de-worming him, then giving bath after bath as he purged the parasites and began to smell more like a kitten and less like a diesel engine.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. On intake day and one week later, Pistachio begins to blossom.

What we didn't know is this feral kitten loved to be brushed. He loved to be held after only a day or two of being afraid. In all the years and over 500 foster kittens, this guy socialized very fast. And as the grime washed away and he began to gain some measure of health and vitality, we were completely captivated by how adorable he was.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. We're pretty sure 'stache is the cutest kitten on the internet!

Pistachio has been with us for just two weeks. He needed to see the vet 5 times to make sure he was recovering from the ill effects of parasites. There are two more siblings on the property where Pistachio was found. We're going to try to trap them (again) in a few days. In the meantime, we need to have funds available to provide for Pistachio's continued care, and have some set aside for his family once we trap them (Mom, too).

You can help by Making a Gift Here for as little as $1. to whatever amount you wish.. You can purchase a gift for Pistachio from our Amazon.com Wishlist or visit our Target Gift Registry, too. Everything helps make it possible for us to save more lives and celebrate the journey of these little lives to wellness and one day, to finding their forever home.

#ClearTheShelters Complete Info:Saturday, Aug. 19th from 11AM-3PM

Join us Saturday, August 19th from 11AM to 3PM at Watertown BMW, located at 699 Straights Turnpike in Watertown. We’ll be there along with the #SweetSuperheroes—featuring Maximus, the kitten NBC CT's viewers named!

Thanks to NBC30’s coverage of our lucky foster kittens, one of them, Captain Cookie, already found his forever family. Will Maximus be next?

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©2017 Robin AF Olson, Kitten Associates. Some of the #SweetSuperheroes

We’re also getting applications for some of the other kittens, too but PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS MUCH AS WE WISH WE COULD, WE ARE UNABLE TO DO SAME-DAY ADOPTIONS AT THIS EVENT.

We welcome you to meet our kittens, learn about cat nutrition, ask us advice about your cat or even fill out an application to adopt. If you aren’t ready to adopt, but want to help save lives, we'd love a donation of grain-free canned food (no kibble needed) or visit our Amazon Wishlist for suggestions)...and we’re in dire need of monetary donations, too. They’re the key to us being able to keep saving precious lives. Donate any amount HERE.

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We’re a 100% volunteer, fully-donor supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Oh and guess what? We’ll be debuting our latest rescue: the #SunshineKittens-a family of 4 very unique looking kittens and their equally adorable mom!

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See you Saturday and WATCH FOR US that morning on NBC Connecticut from 8:30 AM to 9:30AM!

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Saved from Death then Featured on NBC-CT w Heidi Voight & Ted Koppy!

It's been a whirlwind since the #SweetSuperheroes arrived nearly a week ago and we can barely keep up.

TV Anchor/Reporter Heidi Voight, a die-hard cat lover, came to our main foster home to visit the kittens and to share their story with the world. One of our kittens caught her eye; a brown tabby, the tiniest of his group. She asked if her viewers could name him and how could we say no?

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Little Maximus, too tired for his big photo shoot.

Since that moment, Heidi has been running a campaign on Facebook to choose a Sweet Superhero name for him. The results are in and the choice was MAXIMUS (though we admit we loved Captain Cannoli or Captain Ameowica!).

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Lt Licoric and sister, the Caped Coconut are ready to be adopted! Details will be on our Adopt Page soon!

Heidi and the crew at NBC have been terrific. They're going to keep their viewers updated on how Maximus is doing until his arrival at #ClearTheShelters on August 19 from 10-5pm. We'll be at Hoffman Auto Group's Watertown BMW (YES!!! WE LOVE Bimmers) with Max and crew so we hope you'll stop by.

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WonderWaffle (left) with sleepy Maximus (back) and Captain Cookie (right).

At Clear the Shelters, or any time, we welcome donations of high protein, no grain canned food or freeze-dried raw food (for a list, see our Amazon Wishlist). We are also in dire need of funds to help provide much-needed care for these adorable kittens. If you can't visit the kittens, please consider a donation towards their care. You can donate HERE AND your donation is Tax-deductible. We're a non-profit 501c3.

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Watch our BIG moment!

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Be a Superhero by Helping Kittens in Need

The #SweetSuperhero kittens have arrived and they're eating us out of house and home! We're in DIRE NEED of donations of canned or raw cat food. Wanna fill a belly?

GO TO OUR Amazon WishList to choose your gift for our kittens.

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Mighty Macaroon is mighty hungry!

OR

Make a Gift HERE of any size so we can use it for Vet care or anything else our kittens need to be happy and healthy. We're a 501c3 Non-profit cat rescue, run 100% by volunteers in Sandy Hook, CT. Your gift goes directly to supporting the cats and kittens in our care.

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Secret Agent Pudding is hoping to be on the case...of cat food!

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We also just got our first Target Gift Registry! set up! So when you shop for yourself, you can add a few goodies for our kittens!

Our goal is to get at least 30 cases of cat food ASAP. Please be part of our rescue team with a gift to our kittens and join us in saving lives! Thank you!

WATCH the #SweetSuperheroes on our LIVE WEB CAMS!

GET READY! Our 11, wait, only 9 (one just got adopted! and one caught a cold and will be coming here as soon as he feels better) rescue-kittens, the #SweetSuperheroes will be arriving around 8PM EST TONIGHT. MAKE SURE YOU BOOKMARK these links to our LIVE WEB CAMS so you can watch the kittens run, play, wrestle and sleep out of a cage for the first time in far too long.

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The Caped Coconut is just one of our many rescue kittens who were going to be put to sleep because their municipal animal control had run out of space. We just couldn't let that happen.

WEB CAMS* https://video.nest.com/live/Knb06B

https://video.nest.com/live/qawW2OGRme

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Secret Agent Pudding has an almost twin sister, Secret Agent Parfait. They will both be up for adoption early in August!

We'll be posting photos of all our rescue kitties once they are settled so make sure you come back to see them. They'll all be ready to be adopted in a few weeks! Inquiries just contact us at info@kittenassociates.org

We're also looking for volunteers to come over for 30-60 minutes to play and snuggle with our kittens! Contact us at the email address above for details.

*NOTE: During certain times of the day the web cams may be turned off for a few minutes to an hour or more so the folks who scoop the litter pans or have snuggle time with the kittens get some privacy.

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#SweetSuperheroes are Desperately Hungry!

11 HUNGRY kittens are arriving in a few days! We're in DIRE NEED of donations of canned cat food. Here's 4 easy ways to make a difference:

1. Use our Amazon WishList to choose your gift for our kittens.

2. Use one of the links below to go to Chewy's. Their pricing on some of the cat foods are significantly lower than using Amazon and we'd rather you save money while your gift can have the biggest impact. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE'LL BE HAPPY WITH ANY SIZE CAN FROM 3 OZ TO 12 OZ!

USE Our Shipping Information for any order you place with Chewy's: Kitten Associates, 5 Commerce Road #354, Newtown, CT 06470 (amazon has our address if you order through them)

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Mighty Macaroon is mighty hungry!

https://www.chewy.com/natures-variety-pride-by-instinct/dp/49095

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https://www.chewy.com/daves-pet-food-naturally-healthy/dp/51681

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https://www.chewy.com/daves-pet-food-95-premium-meat-grain/dp/51465

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https://www.chewy.com/weruva-cats-in-kitchen-fowl-ball/dp/43943

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https://www.chewy.com/stella-chewys-chick-chick-chicken/dp/129982

https://www.chewy.com/stella-chewys-tummy-ticklin-turkey/dp/129992

https://www.chewy.com/castor-pollux-organix-grain-free/dp/50643

https://www.chewy.com/castor-pollux-organix-grain-free/dp/50640

https://www.chewy.com/sojos-complete-turkey-grain-free/dp/53637

https://www.chewy.com/instinct-by-natures-variety-raw/dp/127145

https://www.chewy.com/instinct-by-natures-variety-limited/dp/113952

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https://www.chewy.com/whole-earth-farms-grain-free-healthy/dp/133358

https://www.chewy.com/whole-earth-farms-grain-free-real/dp/115641

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Secret Agent Pudding is hoping to be on the case...of cat food!

3. Make a Gift HERE of any size so we can use it for Vet care or anything else our kittens need to be happy and healthy.

We also just got our first Target Gift Registry! set up! So when you shop for yourself, you can add a few goodies for our kittens!

Our goal is to get at least 30 cases of cat food THIS WEEK. Please be part of our rescue team and join us in saving lives! Thank you!

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A Fun Way to Help our Kittens While You Shop

We just got our first Target Gift Registry! set up! So when you shop for yourself, you can add a few goodies for our kittens!

We're really excited for this opportunity because we have to purchase a lot of non-fun things like garbage bags and paper towels. If you help us with a purchase of those items, then we can steer more of our cash donations to vet care and cat food! Win-win!

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Thank you for supporting our rescue and caring about our little rescue babies. We can't save lives without you!

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