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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

Join Our Biggest Rescue to Date. Meet the #SweetSuperheroes

 

We were just contacted by a municipal animal shelter in the south. They are overloaded with 60 kittens. Due to lack of space to provide care, they were faced with having to euthanize perfectly adoptable animals. We couldn't let that happen, so we decided to take on as many as we could, knowing if we take some, it means the others may be spared, too.

 

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But we can't offer this sort of help without YOU being part of our rescue team. It’s no joke that caring for many kittens will be quite costly between vaccinations, spay and neuter, parasite treatment, FIV and FeLV testing, food, litter, vet exams and whatever else they may need times 9.

Yes, we've rescued 9 kittens from two different litters. We didn't "cherry pick" out the prettiest kittens, we took the ones that needed us the most.

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We can’t do this rescue without you, so I’m asking you to become part of our rescue team by giving a life-saving gift. It will help us provide everything these kittens need until they find their forever families.

 

The #SweetSuperheroes basic care will cost at least $1500-$2000 (easily more than that once we fully assess their needs).

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Things to know before you give:

• We’re a 501c3 non-profit cat rescue. Your donation is tax-deductible.

 

• We’re a 100% volunteer rescue organization so your donation goes directly to the cats and kittens, not a fundraiser or any paid staff members.

 

 

• Give a gift (of any size-every dollar matters) by going to our PayPal Account HERE.

 

 

• OR USE THE DONATE TODAY BUTTON WITHOUT A PAYPAL ACCOUNT (can use your debit or credit card)

 

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• You can mail a gift to: Kitten Associates, 5 Commerce Road #354, Newtown, CT 06470. Make checks out to: Kitten Associates

NOTE: We are NOT going to use any fundraising web sites because they take between WEEKS and MONTHS to give the donation. If we don’t use fundraising web sites, more of your donation goes to the kittens right NOW.

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Look familiar? Her twin sister is above, number 1144, Secret Agent Pudding!

We’ll be posting updates on our fundraiser, along with updates on the kittens, on our Facebook page. As always, if you have any questions for us about the kittens or the fundraiser, please contact me (Robin) at info@kittenassociates.org

 

How does it feel to save a life? Become part of our team and find out! We can't save them WITHOUT YOU!

 

Meet our #SweetSuperheroes!

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A Purebred Siberian with an Amazing Lineage Needs a Home

Stormy is a purebred (with papers), 9-yr old Siberian cat. Her lineage is astounding. Her dad was imported from Russia and her grandfather is in the movie: Nine Lives. This beautiful lady is losing her home because of her mom's allergies.

 

Emotionally, Stormy is a diamond-in-the-rough. She's cranky with strangers, but she's perfection with her mom. In time, we know she'll be lovey-dovey with her new family, but they have to be patient with her.

 

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Stormy loves to "talk" especially when she's ready for dinner. She'll do best in a quiet home with experienced cat-parent/s who will give her time to adjust and become friends. She's lived with a dog and kids, but we're not so sure she's all that happy with so much activity.

Stormy has had excellent vet care every year and just got updated on her vaccinations. She also got a (not the best) lion-cut because she does not (currently) care to be groomed.

We believe Stormy could become used to being groomed in the right home, so her luxurious coat could finally be seen. She has cute white paws and sparkling eyes. Because she's a purebred cat her adoption fee is: $250.00

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If you'd like to know more about Stormy, contact us at info@kittenassociates.org or fill out a Pre-Adoption Application.

 

MAY 14, 2017 UPDATE: Happy Mother's Day! Stormy was just adopted into a loving home!

MAY 21, 2017 UPDATE: Sadly, Stormy's adoption fell through. Her new family felt over stressed caring for a cat so Stormy is available to be adopted again. This time we are looking for EXPERIENCED CAT PARENT/S who have a quiet home and who can handle Stormy's "stormy" personality. She will be angry being re-located again and distressed but she will also calm down and seek out love as soon as she feels safe and confident in her new home. That's why we are looking for an experienced, calm, patient person or family who can finally give Stormy what she needs.

June 21, 2017 UPDATE: We believe Stormy may be in some mesure of pain due to her being front-paw declawed. She's having tests done and being evaluated to determine if she has a medical issue or a behavioral one. For now we are taking Stormy off our web site and Petfinder until we feel we have a better understanding of her needs and what her new family will need to know about her. She's in foster care in a loving home.

#FairfieldCountyGives on Giving Day TODAY!

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It's Here! The 24-hour giving marathon that can be a game-changer for our little rescue.

The deal is to get as MANY UNIQUE DONATIONS (that means one donation per person) of $10 or more over a single day-Thursday, March 9, 2017. The non-profit in Fairfield County who gets the MOST UNIQUE DONATIONS WINS $20,000!

We have NEVER had even CLOSE to that amount of money in the bank in our 7 years doing rescue. We could finally upgrade our miserable foster room, get INSURANCE!, get toner for our printer and bank a bunch of funds to provide vet care for the cats we have now and the cats we'll be able to rescue in the coming days. We need a lot of funds for things that aren't easy to raise funds for and this award would change the history of our rescue efforts.

To Donate, go to our SPECIAL DONATION PAGE ON FCGIVES.

DONATE $10 OR MORE. Your donation IS Tax-Deductible.

TELL 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!

Know that every dollar matters and makes a huge difference to our rescue efforts. With Kitten Season upon us and two new kittens and their mom in our program, it's going to be a busy year.

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©2017 Robin AF Olson. Waverly and her not-yet-named newborn kittens a few minutes after they were born on 3/2/17. They are our first kittens of 2017.

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