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Our Sick Kittens Need You!

Oh no!! Our family of foster kittens are sick—ALL 9 of them!

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©2015 Robin AF Olson. Some of the kitties before they got sick.

We spent 5 out of the last 6 days going to the vet, doing tests, getting medications for our sick foster kitties. It appears they got sick within one hour of reaching us after their long trip from Georgia. We are devastated to see these animals suffering so much and are working round-the-clock to ensure they get the care they need.

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©2015 Robin AF Olson. Piglet and Lex feeling awful.

But we can't do it without you. Last week's vet care costs was $900 and this week may be just as bad. Without your loving support we might have to cut corners and for vet care that's something we just can't do.

Thanks to a generous donor, all donations up to $500 will be MATCHED dollar for dollar so your donation will go twice as far. Please use the DONATE TODAY button to the right to make your donation or you can mail a check to: Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.

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©2015 Robin AF Olson. Piglet, hit hardest, is also the smallest of her family. Our Vet, Dr. Larry examines her ears.

Kitten Associates is a 501(c)3 non-profit reduce so your donation is tax deductible as the law allows.

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©2015 Robin AF Olson. We hope Piglet and her brother Jelly Belly will be looking this good again soon.

We're Thrilled!

Last month we found out we were awarded one of the Top 50 Pet Charities by Entirely Pets! WOWIE! We're in amazing company and are very honored by this recognition.

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Blizzard Colbie

We're expecting 18"-24" of snow between today and tomorrow. For that reason, we will be shutting down operations until Weds., January 28th OR LONGER if we LOSE POWER. We will answer calls if possible, but please understand we have no way to get OUT to help you with your cat until all roads are open and safe to travel on and our driveway is plowed out.

We may lose internet access and/or phones so please do not contact us regarding urgent matters. If it's a health emergency with your cat, please contact Newtown Veterinary Specialists at 203-270-8387.

We hope you'll all be safe, stay home and snuggle with your kitties until the good weather returns!

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Also, Lady Saturday's dental cleaning has been postponed a week so there's still time to help with donations towards her MUCH NEEDED care. Thank you very much!

Help Saturday Smile Again

Lady Saturday, our sweet senior rescue has suffered a great deal in the short time she's been in our care. Nearly starved to death when we got her, Lady S.required over 3 weeks of intensive care with our Vet before she was stable enough to go into foster care.

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Lady S., who may be up to 15 years old, has surprised and delighted us by growing stronger every day. Her latest blood work revealed that all systems are functioning normally and because she's doing well she is finally able to handle the last thing on our "to do" list for her care.

Lady S. MUST have a dental cleaning, along with extractions, no doubt, because her mouth is a nightmare of tartar covered teeth and painful lesions from so many years of neglect. We estimate it will cost about $750.00 (with our discount), but it could easily go beyond that once our Vet gets a better look at Lady S's. mouth.

We hope you'll be able to share your love for Saturday with a small gift in honor of a senior cat you loved, or just because being part of Saturday's rescue matters. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is tax deductible. Our EIN is: 27-3597692

You can click on the "DONATE TODAY" button to the right to share your gift or you can mail a check to: Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354 with a note that it should be for "Saturday."

Thank you for caring about our girl. She's truly a sweet soul and we can't wait to help her smile again with shiny clean teeth!

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The New Year & the New Arrivals

We had a great 2014, filled with rescues, but a few too many vet runs. We ended the year saving 65 lives, a few shy of our goal, but every save matters.

Our newest arrivals, available for adoption are Jasmine (top left), Jules (top right), Josh (bottom left) and Junipurr (bottom right). All are about 9 months old and are VERY mellow and affectionate. They don't mind getting their claws trimmed and Josh likes to give kisses.

The two kitties on the top of the image are girls and the bottom kitties are boys. They're vetted, microchipped and ready to rumble! If you'd like to know more about them or are interested in applying to adopt them, just pop over to our ADOPT page for more detail and to fill out a Pre-Adoption Form.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and may all our kitties know good health and lots of love.

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Adopt One Kitten, Get the Second Free!

We want ALL our foster kittens to find their forever homes by the Holidays so that's why we're cutting our regular adoption fee of two kittens down from $175 to just $125! And that's FULLY VETTED kittens, too, which is a HUGE savings over what you'd pay to have your cat spayed, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FeLV and microchipped.

In addition to the kittens already listed on our web site, we have MORE arriving later this month so we need to make some room! Can you help us out by spreading the word on social media or telling your cat-loving friends?

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If you have questions, please visit our Adoption Page or contact us at info@kittenassociates.org

If you'd like to fill out an application follow this LINK.

This reduced rate is only good until we either run out of kittens or 12/31/14, whichever comes first. This offer is only good to approved applicants who have gone through our regular screening process and are over the age of 25. We cannot adopt out kittens as GIFTS. This offer is subject to change or can be withdrawn without notice.

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As you take time to reflect on what you're thankful for, we hope it will include a gift to rescues like ours in honor of the work we do every day 365/7/24. Our life-saving mission cannot be achieved without your love and support and today is a great time to show that love.

Please consider a gift in honor of a beloved pet or family member (we'll send a card acknowledging your gift if requested) or a gift just because you love what we're doing and want to share that during this special time of the year.

You can make a donation using the icon to the right that says "Donate Today" or go to our Donate page.

Gifts sent as checks can also be mailed to Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354 or if you enjoy shopping, visit our Amazon.com WishList where you'll find gifts you can choose for our kittens that fit any budget (and we ALWAYS NEED CAT FOOD!).

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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2014 Dogtime Pettie Award for Best Cause Blog Goes to...

Shocked, honored and delighted to win our first Pettie Award! Thank you Dogtime Media and all our friends who voted for our little rescue and who believe in what we do.

We'd also like to Congratulate and Thank Ingrid King, who writes The Conscious Cat and Angie Holland Bailey, who writes Texts from Mittens who also won in their categories. Part of their award is a $1000.00 donation to any rescue or shelter and they both chose Kitten Associates. This means that today we have $3000.00 we can put towards our rescue efforts.

We couldn't be more pleased and grateful for all your support. THANK YOU ALL!

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For Freya

If you're visiting our web site today, chances are you know about Freya, the little 4-week old kitten who has a serious birth defect that makes it nearly impossible for her to eliminate. We're helping our friends at Animals in Distress raise funds for Freya so she can get the CT scan, blood work, radiographs and eventual surgery that may give her the quality of life she deserves.

We've already provided a grant of $1000.00 to Newtown Veterinary Services (NVS) to go towards Freya's care. We expect we'll need to raise an additional $1500-$2000 over the next few days. We're asking Freya's friends to please donate to our General Fund-the donation widget is to the right. ALL donations that come in this week will go directly to Freya's care. If there is any additional funding we will bank it for her followup visits.

Thanks to NVS for supporting rescue efforts by giving rescues a generous discount, which certainly helps a great deal to lesson the burden of fundraising and makes it possible for us to help kittens like Freya.

We're sending our love and prayers to little Freya. We don't know if she will be a candidate for surgery or if she will have complications. All we can do is proceed thoughtfully and respectfully with regards to her future—which we all hope will be a happy and healthy one.

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Twinkle's Good Luck

Twinkle broke the "heel" of her back right leg two weeks ago. We're glad to report that she's doing well, though having to be confined to a big cage is not a lot of fun for her. We make sure she gets plenty of snuggle time every day and her cage is in the sunny living room where she can have visits with our cats.

Twinkle even got a get well card and special toy for her cage which she loves! Thank you to Lisa for that sweet gift.

We'd also like to thank EVERYONE who jumped at the chance to help Twinkle with a donation for her surgery. We raised every dime we needed in less than 12 hours, which made it possible for Twinkle to get her surgery less than 24 hours after the accident (part of the wait was due to having to schedule her to see an orthopedic surgeon).

In a few days Twinkle will have her third bandage change, then probably another week in her cast before we know how she'll do going forward. She may need another surgery or she may be able to finally get her cast off. Even with all that happened to her, Twinkle remains a cheerful and affectionate kitten.

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