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A Surprising Update on Tater Tot

We never thought Tater would still be with us 8 days after his diagnosis of FIP, a fatal disease. It's possible the diagnosis was wrong because after not eating for days, losing weight and a soaring temperature, we discovered that Tater was suffering from two parasitic infections. Once treatment began, a new kitten emerged, one who surprised us all.

Enjoy this special look at one very special kitten.

©2012 Robin A.F. Olson & Maria S.

Tater Tot Needs You

Our little foster, Tater Tot has fallen ill. The Vet thinks he MAY have the wet form of FIP, which is a fatal disease. We're doing everything we can to save Tater's life, but we need YOUR help to provide funding for additional blood work and other tests we need to do to give us a better idea of what is ailing our sweet foster kitten.

©2012 Maria S. We just want our sweet boy back to his old self. This is Tater a few hours after we started treatment.

If you can help Tater, please use the ChipIn widget, below.

Your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE as we are a 501©3 Non-Profit Cat Rescue.

If you'd prefer to send a check, please make it out to: Kitten Associates and please note on the check the funds should go to "Tater Tot" mail it to:

Kitten Associates
P.O. Box 354
Newtown, CT 06470-0354

Any funds not used for the care of this family will go into our General Fund.

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©2012 Maria S. Tater would thank you for your help but he needs to rest so he can get better.

THANK YOU for caring about Tater Tot!

Meet Opal & Her Kittens

She was just 9 months old and already pregnant. This poor calico cat lived outside on scraps without the love and support of a family. When one of our volunteers saw her, she contacted us and we decided we needed to act immediately.

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©2012 Maria S. Opal, just a few months ago.

Within a week, the calico we named, Opal, gave birth to four kittens. Because she was stressed, young and in poor health, two of Opal's kittens did not survive the first week. Our Vet believes they were too premature to survive even though we went to great lengths to save them.

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©2012 Cyndie Tweedy. Opal with her two kittens.

Now 10 days old, Opal's remaining kittens are doing well and growing larger every day. We'd love to have suggestions for names for our boy and girl so email us at with your ideas or visit us on Facebook and leave your suggestion there.