What's New?

What's New?

SAVE SHORTY!

We have en EMERGENCY situation with a kitty in Newtown, CT. His owner cannot afford Vet care for his cat, Shorty, who has a urinary tract blockage. This could be FATAL if not treated ASAP. His owner loves Shorty and realizes it would be better if Shorty had a family who could provide for his care in the days to come. Until we can find that new forever home, we need your help to raise funds to save Shorty's life.

Please help us make a little magic happen. We've GOT to raise the funds in the next 24 to 48 hrs if at all possible.

SHORTY's a sweet cat who needs our love and someday soon a new forever home, too. So if you have a mad crush on this orange and white cutie, let us know! We want to kiss that pink nose!

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Please use the ChipIn below for Shorty and PLEASE share this info with your friends! Your donation is Tax Deductible. If you'd prefer to mail a check you can make it out to: Kitten Associates and mail it to us at P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.

How Kitties for Kids Works

Kitten Associates is a small, home-foster based cat rescue group located in Newtown, CT. Due to the recent tragedy in our town, we're going to open our doors, by appointment only, to residents of this community. We know the healing power of time spent petting a cat or watching them play with a toy can bring to a child and his or her parents. Each session will last for 30 minutes, but longer periods or repeat visits can be requested. For safety reasons we can only allow children over the age of 4 to meet our foster cats and kittens.

After visiting our kittens we'll be giving your child a FREE plush kitty as a way for us to give back and say THANK YOU to the people of Newtown for letting us be a part of this community.

If your child is under the age of 4 and over 3 years of age, we can provide a plush kitty instead of having a visit with our real kitties.

We're here to help put smiles back on your child's face and we hope that in our way we can do that.

 

For more information or to set up a visit, just email us at info@kittenassociates.org

 

Unspeakable Tragedy & Offer to Help

Kitten Associates was born and raised in Sandy Hook, Connecticut-a district of Newtown, CT. As the Founder of K.A., and a resident of this town for over 21 years, I extend my deepest, most sincere condolences to the families of this town-the result of a tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning.

We're a tight-knit community where everyone is your friend. I know that won't change and perhaps it will help us be even closer. We realize that cat rescue may not line up with ways to help the residents of this town, but we'd like to offer to any families with children over the age of 4 to come visit our kittens and have some time playing with them and petting them. If that would help your child smile, don't hesitate to contact us at info@kittenassociates.org and we'll set up a time you can come visit our furry friends.

Robin A.F. Olson

President & Founder, Kitten Associates

Congratulations, Tater Tot!

It's been seven long months since we first rescued Tater Tot from near death, living on the streets. Tater was covered in fleas, starving, full of parasites and sick with an upper respiratory tract infection.

After endless trips to the Vet and loving care from his foster mom, Maria, Tater survived and became one of our most cherished foster cats. A few days ago, Tater was finally adopted!

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Thank you so much to Maria and the many people who sent us donations so we could provide for Tater and others like him. Without you we can't save lives!

Congratulations, Tater and his new family! We hope you'll be happy for a long time to come.

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If you'd like to be part of our life-saving team or help us with a donation, simply click on the donation button to the right or email us at info@kittenassociates.org to find out how you can join our team!

Meet Nico!

We can't believe this gorgeous cat was in a kill shelter on death row! Once we saw his photo we knew we had to save his life. Nico is 1-2 years old and a huge silver tabby Maine Coon mix. Add lovely green eyes, a big fluffy tail and cute white fur tipped paws and you've got yourself a knockout of a cat.

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Nico has been completely vetted, microchipped and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. If you're looking for a chatty, playful, friendly companion, this boy is for you! Nico also fetches and loves to play with water out of the faucet-something that Maine Coon cats love to do.

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Moo Kitty Lends a Helping Paw to K.A.!

“Moo Kitty Finds a Home”, the Mom's Choice Award winning book by Valerie Veltre, is the heartwarming tale of an adult cat who loses his home when his guardian passes away and is faced with the same real-life challenges that effect so many unwanted adult cats.

In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Moo Kitty and Kitten Associates have joined forces. The message of giving an adoptable adult cat a chance is not one to be taken lightly. Through the words of Ms. Veltre, penned for children, it's clear that adult cats have a lot to offer and should be treasured, not thrown away. That's why even though we don't have a shelter and taking on adults means we may have them for over a YEAR, Kitten Associates is determined to help all cats, regardless of their age or health issues.

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During the month of November, for every purchase of Moo Kitty (at a special price of 20% off!), Kitten Associates will receive a $1.00 donation.

While that may not sound like a lot, $1.00 can buy cat food and in these trying times, every dollar matters.

With the Holidays upon us, we hope you'll consider purchasing a copy or two of this beautifully illustrated story for the children in your family or for your local school's library or donate a copy to a rescue group. Our senior cats deserve a loving home and Moo Kitty helps remind us of that.

Use Coupon Code: SENIOR12 to get your discount. Purchase Moo Kitty HERE.

We're Back!

Our power and internet services are back! We're very glad to have heat and so are our foster kittens. Thank you for your patience. We'll get back to answering emails and reviewing applications starting today.

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Please note that we're due for a Nor'Easter on Weds-Thurs and we fear we may lose power again. We'll do our best to stay in touch with any applicants and, of course, make sure our foster kitties get the care they need.

There are many displaced cats due to Hurricane Sandy's impact and many shelters and rescue groups, like ours, are in dire need of GOOD HOMES for our kittens to make room to help more cats in need. Adoptions have dropped off since the storm so if you want to help, ADOPT a cat or kitten!

Hurricane Sandy-Special Statement

 

Kitten Associates is currently without power with no idea of how long it will be before restoration efforts are completed in our area. There are rumors it may be 7-10 days.

Our phone service is not working well and we don't seem to be able to make any calls. E-mail is working, but not completely reliable at this time.

If you've sent us an application to adopt, please bear with us. If you've found a stray, injured cat or kitten and live ONLY in Newtown, CT, please contact Newtown Animal Care & Control at 203-426-6900. If you have questions about adopting one of our kittens or any other questions, please email us at info@kittenassociates.org.

Please be patient. We have no control over when our services will be up and running normally again

All our foster kittens are safe and well and we have food, for now. We have plans in place to acquire more cat food should our supplies run out from a local retailer who will open their doors just for us-even if the power is still out.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope to be back up and running and saving more lives soon.

 

Sincerely,

Robin Olson

President & Founder

Kitten Associates, Inc.

Winnie and her Family Join Us!

2012 has been unprecedented in the number of kittens being born. Every rescue is beyond capacity and we get calls every day from folks who need help. Winnie was one such kitty; a friendly pregnant cat who lived outdoors needed a safe place to give birth and care for her kittens. One look at her face and we knew we had to do something.

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©2012 Donna M. Winnie before giving birth, enjoying time in the garden.

The only reason we could offer assistance was because Winnie has a guardian angel named Donna who offered to foster Winnie and her family until they were ready to be adopted in early October. Donna's dedication to this family made it possible for us to say YES because we don't have any room in our sole foster home in Connecticut to take on any more.

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©2012 Robin A.F. Olson. Winnie and family.

Winnie gave birth to 5 kittens, 2 girls and 3 boys, on August 10th. So far everyone is doing well and we're making sure Winnie and her family have all the Vet care and support they need. We love knowing that another family is safe and off the streets, but we do wish everyone would spay or neuter their cats. There are too many to be helped and we don't want any more sad stories about the ones who didn't get help in time.

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©2012 Donna M. Baby girl.

Winnie's kittens will be available for adoption some time in October. We'll post updates on their progress and hopefully some videos of them once they start learning how to play.

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