What's New?

What's New?

Beauty Helps our Beasts

What does makeup have to do with helping kittens in need?

One of our friends, Amy Sikes, has the answer.

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For the Month of June, Amy, who's an Avon representative, is going to donate her online profits on all her orders to Kitten Associates, Inc. If you need new nail polish to spice up your pedicure, sunscreen to protect your skin, or a host of other products, please visit Amy's Avon page HERE and place your order.

Just think, you can help yourself, or maybe splurge on some jewelry or something for the kids, while you help us provide food and other essential care for our foster kittens! Avon also sells products for men, your home and lots more, so it's not just about makeup! There's something for everyone.

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Let's go shopping! The kittens are hungry!

Our Pilot Program Announced!

We're very pleased to announce that we're just about finished building our first web site for another animal rescue organization! As part of our Mission Statement, one of our goals, in addition to rescuing cats, is to help other rescue groups.

We know that if we provide the tools for those rescue groups to do a better job getting the word out on cats, dogs or even rescued wildlife in need, then more animals lives will be saved. Our tools include robust websites that allow the rescue group to manage their incoming and adopted animals, be more effective at fundraising, reach volunteers and build a community of like-minded supporters. The tools are simple enough that most staff/volunteers can use them, so once we've completed setup, the rescue group can update and maintain their website in whatever way they wish.

We're always available should there ever be a problem or question. We won't leave anyone out in the cold!

In the future, we'll be having training seminars and will add staff to handle all our support issues. For now we're just thrilled we're off to a good start and we're beginning to search for the next rescue organization we're going to help.

If you'd like to apply for a Grant for us to build you a website, we'll be taking applications in the coming months. For now, you can contact us at: info@kittenassociates.org and tell us why your organization needs our help and we'll get back to you.

If you'd like to talk to us about sponsorship opportunities or would like to make a donation towards building communication tools for other rescue organizations, please contact me directly at: robin@kittenassociates.org

Stay tuned! We'll be unveiling our first web site soon!

ADOPT the Internet Day!

Kitten Associates, Inc. is joining with Petfinder.com to help celebrate its 15th birthday! The celebration kicks off March 15,2011. Support adoptable pets by adding a special badge to your Web site, Tweet about adoptable pets & add an adoptable Petfinder pet to your Facebook page! Take the pledge to spread the word to at least one contact about pet adoption. For more info on how to help, visit http://petfinder.com/adopttheinternet

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A Cure for Cara

Cara, at 16 weeks old, weighs barely 3 pounds. Her sister, Polly, is at a normal size for her age, which is one pound heavier. Their brother, Chester is a meaty, 2 pounds bigger. Clearly, Cara is the smallest of her litter, but why is Cara so small?

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Being so small, Cara gets chilled easily.

Since Cara was just 3 weeks old, she and her littermates have been struggling with a serious upper respiratory infection. We've taken them to the Vet more times than we can count, at least once a week, if not more often. We're trying a very heavy dose of medications now, to see if we can shake this thing loose and get these kittens on the permanent road to wellness.

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The latest medications for Cara and her siblings.

Cara lags behind. We've caught her vomiting up her food a few times a day, then hastily trying to eat it back up. While this is rather unpleasant to have to talk about, the fact that she's doing what she does, gives us more clues. She's having what's called, a “barium study” done using radioactive material that using x-rays, will be able to see if what Cara eats is completely passing through her digestive system or getting blocked somehow. If this doesn't tell us anything, we need to have an Ultrasound done on Cara. She can't continue vomiting like this because it will cause her serious health issues if she grows to adulthood.

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With her big, green eyes, Cara is hard to resist.

Unfortunately, providing this level of care, costs money. We've been asking for donations to help Cara and her family get better and we're really thrilled many of you have offered to help. We're not where we need to be with donations, as the Vet bill just keeps growing since we can't find a cure for Cara.

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Cara and her sister nap on their foster Mom.

If you'd like to make a donation to our Boo-Boo & Sniffles fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to providing care for kittens like Cara. You can make a donation HERE. Thank you!

Our Little Cover Girl Grows Up!

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©2010 M. Sandoval. Sugar Pie just after being rescued.

Sugar Pie, was just a few weeks old when we rescued her and her three siblings from a Kill Shelter. She was one of the first kittens we rescued under the Kitten Associates moniker. We saved her just hours before she was slated to be euthanized, simply due to lack of space at the shelter. We couldn't let that happen.

A very special family stepped forward to offer Sugar Pie a forever home. They had no other cats, but three very big dogs. We were a bit worried about how Sugar Pie would do and if she'd be safe. Once we visited the family, we knew they were going to do everything for her, and more, to keep her safe and give her a great home.

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©2010 J.Prevelige. Jasmine all grown up!

Over the past few months since Sugar, now named, Jasmine, has been in her new home, her “Mom” sends us updates showing how beautiful Jasmine has become. She fits in perfectly with the dogs, who love her and treat her as one of their own.

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©2010 J.Prevelige. Jasmine and her buddies wait for a treat.

Jasmine even has her own place to sit when Mom is having a snack, in the hopes she'll get a nibble of that yummy treat, too.

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©2010 J.Prevelige. One happy cat!

We couldn't be more delighted to see our Cover Girl doing so well!

One Cat has a lot to be Thankful for

This time of year, it's especially difficult to know there are hundreds of thousands of animals, waiting in kill shelters, hoping to find a forever home or for a rescue group to come along and save them from being euthanized.

A 5 month old kitten, sat alone in a litter pan in a stainless steel cage. His cage is small and one of so many, each containing one or more cats, just like him, hoping to get out.

He sat there for nine days. Each day was one less day he had to live. Each day the odds were going up that he would be euthanized simply because more cats were entering the shelter and they were running out of space.

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These are the cats we want to rescue. The ones who can still love humans, even after being treated so poorly by them. We will make a difference in their life-for the better.

This morning, this little cat no longer has a shelter ID number, he has a name and he has a place to call home until he finds that forever home he so dearly deserves.

Please welcome our latest foster cat, MacGruber into the Kitten Associates family! MacGruber will be available for adoption AFTER December 19, 2010.

The Sniffles & Boo Boo Fund

We were going to celebrate rescuing a beautiful family; a mama and her three newborn kittens. Our first days were filled with joy, but was soon followed by dread-our family was sick. Like so many other cats rescued from Kill Shelters, they were exposed to many strains of upper respiratory illnesses. The little kittens, with immature immune systems were hit hardest.

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Cara Melle, before (left) and after (right) she got sick.

Little Polly, was the worst of all. Her eyes began to swell shut. She started screaming. She was so congested, not only was breathing tough, but her sense of smell was lost. Without it she could not nurse and in time, we feared she could die if we couldn't get her to eat.

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Cara's sister, Polly, hit hardest by the virus.

After numerous trips to the Vet, the kittens are still not stable. We're doing our best for them, but to be able to provide care for as long as it takes, we need to ask for donations.

In honor of Polly and her family, we've established the Sniffles & Boo Boo Fund, where 100% of any donations we receive will go directly to providing Vet care, medicine and any other support needed to help Polly, as well as all of our other foster cats, get well and stay healthy, once they overcome their ailments.

If you'd like to help, simply press the "ChipIn" button, below or you can send a check to: Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470. Please note: Make sure you add: “Sniffles & Boo Boo Fund” on your check so we know where to direct the funds.

THANK YOU FOR CARING!

A New Day Dawns for Cat Rescue

by our Founder: Robin A.F. Olson

Thank you for visiting us! Please mind the construction. We have lots of big plans and are going to be doing some really wonderful things to help effect the rescue of at risk shelter cats and dogs, but until we have everything set up, we’re going to continue our work rescuing kittens.

Currently we are NOT able to accept surrendered animals. We have a network of rescuers and we’re helping with their cats at this time.

We DO have kittens available for adoption. Click HERE to see a list of Available Cats and either download an Adoption Form or you can fill it out online.

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