What's New?

What's New?

14 Kittens...and Counting!

These cuties, Aunt Bee and Mrs. Beasley are just two of the 14 kittens we've rescued in the past week! We are in DIRE need of funds to provide for these sweet babies as well as FOOD FOOD FOOD (okay, and FOOD).

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©2016 Robin AF Olson. New arrivals Aunt Bee (right) and Mrs Beasyley (left) are settling in to their new foster home after being rescued from a Kill Shelter.

 

If you'd like to help keep bellies full click on our Amazon.com Wishlist or make a donation by clicking the DONATE TODAY button to the right. You can also share your gift HERE. We also need gift cards for Target to purchase cleaning supplies and other items for the kitties.

 

You can also send us your donation via mail at Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.

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©2016 Robin AF Olson. Doodles, Toodles, Noodles and Oodles McFarland who were born under a house in a area where it often floods. Now they're safe, along with their mom, Izzy, and loving life with our foster family!

 

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©2016 Robin AF Olson. Noodles McFarland our super-model!

Meet our Newest Family & Help Us Name the Kittens!

Izzy was thrown away by her family and left to fend for herself. Pregnant, with no safe place to give birth, Izzy frantically clawed at a wooden grate until she cleared it away to access the underside of a family's home. At least it was away from the tidal marsh that was prone to flooding and filled with predators. Maybe her kittens wouldn't drown right away, but how long would they all survive?

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Thanks to the kindness of the family who found her and our friends at Animals in Distress for trapping Izzy and gathering up her kittens, when we were called in to help we jumped at the chance. Now Izzy and her 4, 4-week old kittens need you to make their rescue dreams fully realized.

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We're hoping to raise funds to cover Vet care and food costs for both Izzy and her growing family. Since the kittens don't have names yet, we thought it would be fun for every $10 donation towards their care, YOU CAN GIVE US YOUR NAME SUGGESTIONS! We'll choose our favorites from the list and maybe one of them will be yours?

Rescue takes a community where we all do our part. I hope you'll be able to share your love for this little family, who would have perished if someone didn't step up and say YES, I'll help.

 

I hope you'll step up and say YES, I'll help, too, by making a DONATION TODAY or by choosing any items you like from our Amazon WishList. That way you can share a special gift for our kittens to enjoy.

 

Thank you for sharing our passion and love for cats and kittens!

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Come see us at the Cat Show!

Freya & I have been invited to be special guests of the Cat Fanciers' Federation Cat Show in Auburn, MA!
Details below. Hope to see you all this weekend! http://www.socialweb.net/Events/199663.lasso

 

 

Cat Fanciers' Federation allbreed cat show -- theme: "Peace, Love, & Cats". Mixed-breed household pets will be judged on Saturday and Sunday along with purebred cats including the Abyssinian, Ragdoll, Persian, Maine Coon, Scottish Fold, Exotic Shorthair, and some newer breeds such as the Napoleon cat. Several animal rescue groups will be there with adoptable cats. Take a chance on our raffle tables, and buy some locally made crafts. Meet Robin A.F. Olson, award-winning author of the blog "Covered in Cat Hair" and founder of Kitten Associates cat rescue in Connecticut, with her special feline guest and Facebook favorite, Freya (https://www.facebook.com/forFreya). Robin will also be a guest judge for our Household Pet class.

 

 


More Information:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542785276017032/
E-mail: m.j.towler@gmail.com 
Entered by: Melissa Jean Towler (eeyore@wpi.edu)

Thank You! #FairfieldCountyGives

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418 non-profits took part in yesterday's Fairfield County's Giving Day and we're proud to say that as a tiny rescue, with only one person at the helm, we managed to rise to 15th place, getting a higher number of unique donations than most of the other organizations. This is a true testament to the dedication of our friends, adopters and volunteers, and for that, please accept our deepest appreciation for helping us raise over $3000 in one day! Add to that our $500 First Prize for Most Likes on our photo of Minnie and her kittens, and that will mean we can continue to provide for our foster cats and help new cats at risk, too.

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THANK YOU EVERYONE and especially a big thank you to Fairfield County's Community Foundation for allowing us to take part in this amazing event!

24HRS. $10. YOU CAN CHANGE OUR WORLD!

 

We have until 11:59pm EST TODAY...

 

...to get the most people to make a single donation of just $10 to our rescue.

WHY?

 

Thanks to Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the non-profit organization who gets the MOST unique donations in 24 hours (so only donate ONCE PER PERSON) can WIN an Extra $20,000 for that rescue!

 

It takes 10 seconds + $10. Here's how:

 

1. Click this LINK to reach our special DONATE PAGE

 

2. Donate $10 (or more is ok)

3. Forward this email to 5 friends. Encourage them to join you in giving to Kitten Associates, too.

 

Make your donation between the following hours for a bonus that could help us win up to $5000!

 

12 NOON EST to 1 PM EST

or

3 PM EST to 4 PM EST

and YES your donation is tax deductible, too!

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Minnie was found in Bridgeport, nearly starved to death, along with her 5 days-old kittens. They were in a basement window well and a heavy rainstorm was coming soon. We shudder to think of what could have happened to Minnie and her family had we not said YES when we were asked to help. Today, Minnie basks in a home filled with love where her nickname is "Little Peanut." Her kittens are grown and in loving homes of their own. We've been honored to be part of over 400 cat's rescues since we opened in 2010 and we can't wait to rescue more with your help.

We're a 501c3, non-profit, 100% volunteer, home-foster-based rescue. We rely solely on donations to provide food, vet care and more for our foster cats and kittens. We also help our community with our FREE Cat Behavior Counseling service for any cat with behavior problems, as well as create fun programs for local families. One of our programs, Kitties for Kids, garnered us a Certificate of Special Recognition from Senator Richard Blumenthal, for our Outstanding Service to the families of Newtown after the tragedy here in 2012. If we won the first prize of $20,000 it would be a GAME-CHANGER for us. Among other things, it would allow us to finally update our worn out, run down main foster room so our foster cats could stay healthier and be happier until they find their forever home. Thank you for your consideration!

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Go HERE to give your life-saving gift OR use the DONATE TODAY button on the right so we'll be ready to provide for the kittens when they arrive!

 

Award-Winning Children's Book Publisher Comes to Our Rescue!

Thanks to the kind and generous people at Satiama, we're thrilled to announce a great offer that enriches the lives of children AND helps our rescue efforts!

For a donation of just $50 (or more) to our rescue, Satiama will donate to the first 30 contributors, one of the following products of their choice. (some of the selections are shown in the image below). Pick the product and they will send it and even pay for the shipping!

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HOW IT WORKS:

1. Go to Satiama, check out their books. Choose your favorite from those listed on THIS PAGE.

2. DONATE $50 to Kitten Associates using the DONATE TODAY button. Please include your book or card set selection in the PayPal notes when you make your donation and include your USPS mailing address. Delivery in the US only. Media mail will be used when possible. Sorry, but NO exchanges.

This offer is good until March 15, 2016.

Find us on Guidestar!

Although our organization has been on Guidestar since 2011 we've recently updated our profile and earned ourselves a Bronze level participation badge. We believe in 100% transparency in our rescue efforts and being part of Guidestar helps us do that.

If you ever have questions about our rescue process, our foster cats, our fundraisers, anything, just let us know. We'll do our best to reply promptly and thoroughly. Feel free to contact or call us HERE.

Lil BUB Arrives in time to Save the Holidays!

Fans of Lil BUB are rejoicing because shipping out, starting today, is an AWESOME, hand-painted, “BUBblehead” of our favorite alien-space-cat. BUB TALKS (or is it "Squonks"?), too, using a crystal-clear voice chip! This well made, heavy, cast figure of BUB is so lifelike you might put out a bowl of yogurt for her to snack on.

The BEST part about this is: KITTEN ASSOCIATES will get 100% of the Net Proceeds of EVERY PURCHASE. Use this special link to order and get more details. HURRY! YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER FOR A HOLIDAY ARRIVAL!

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We couldn't do this without the support of our friends at Bobbleheads.com so a big thank you to them! And, guess what? Our President & Founder, Robin Olson designed the artwork for the box!

#GivingTuesday

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Kitten Associates has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Kitten Associates Holiday Fundraising Drive begins this year on December 1, in partnership with #GivingTuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It's the kick-off to the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Kitten Associates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is 100% volunteer based, so all donations go to providing care to the rescued cats and kittens in our program.

We also support our community in addition to doing cat rescue. Through our new Cat Behavior Counseling Program, launching later this month, it will allow pet parents, other rescues, Vets or anyone who has a cat behavior issue, to get help with their cats for no charge. We do this so that cats don't have to lose their homes when a behavior issue occurs.

We're committed to improving cats lives whether it be through education, appropriate nutrition, or going the distance when a cat in our care has special needs or falls ill, but we can't do our life-saving work without the support of people like you.

Let's make this #GivingTuesday the best one ever! If you'd like to donate, you can click on the "Donate Today" image to the right, or send a donation directly through PayPal to our address: info@kittenassociates.org or you can send a check made out to: "Kitten Associates" P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.

If you'd like to provide much-needed food or toys, please visit our Amazon.com Wish List for a selection of items at a variety of price points.

The company you work for may also match your donation, so make sure to get them involved so you can share your passion!

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