What's New?

What's New?

Saving Sweet Annie

Annie may be one of the sweetest, cutest kittens we've ever rescued, but now she needs your help. Two months ago Annie had to have emergency surgery to repair an intussusception, which is a life-threatening blockage of the intestinal tract. Annie did really well post-surgery and we thought all we had to do was focus on finding her, and her brother, Andy, their forever home.

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But something wasn't quite right with Annie. She was low energy, though she ate well and didn't show any outward signs of illness. Just to be sure, we took Annie to the Vet to find out she is both anemic and has high white blood cells, which means there is some sort of infectious process going on.

Annie requires a lot more vet care and most urgently, an ultrasound of her abdomen to find out if this problem is related to her surgery or something entirely different.

 

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Regardless of what it is, we are committed to making sure Annie gets the care she needs, but we can't do that without YOU. We are 100% Volunteer organization and run entirely by donations from people like you.

 

 

Please consider making a gift to help our little calico by using the "DONATE TODAY" button to the right side of the page. Your gift will do directly to Annie's Fund and anything over our urgent need will be set aside for anything else she or her foster kittens buddies might need.

 

You can also share your love using these quick links:

To donate $5: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/5

To donate $10: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/10

To donate $25: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/25

To donate whatever you wish: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/

Our goal is to raise $1500 by Thursday, Dec 15th. Every dollar counts and if you can't provide a donation, please consider sharing Annie's story. That helps, too.

To mail a check, make it out to: Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354

Your gift is tax deductible. Kitten Associates is a 501c3 non-profit. Our EIN Tax ID is 27-3597692. Thank you for helping Annie!

If you have any questions about Annie or any of our foster cats and kittens, just contact us at info@kittenassociates.org

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#GivingTuesday • Help Us Stay Afloat!

Join us as we celebrate the global phenomenon that brings people together to support their favorite charities. It's called #GivingTuesday and TODAY IS THE DAY!

 

Help us stay afloat with a tax deductible gift so we can continue our life-saving efforts. To date, we've saved over 400 cats and kittens and ensured our foster kitties get the best homes possible. We never get a day off, but we love what we do. The problem is we can't keep our doors open if we don't have funds to provide food, vet care, and more to our foster cats.

 

Join us with a donation. Just click the DONATE TODAY button to the right or use one of this quick links:

To donate $5: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/5

To donate $10: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/10

To donate $25: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/25

To donate whatever you wish: https://www.paypal.me/kittenassociates/

To mail a check, make it out to: Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354

Rather keep our cats fed? We are in DIRE need of cat food (again!) Pop over to our wishlist (or use the button on the right) and choose anything you like. We love cat food!

Thank you for being part of our rescue family!

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Now We Are Six

When we opened Kitten Associates in 2010, we had no idea that one day we'd be able to say that our little rescue has helped save over 400 lives, most of them, the most fragile of all-kittens.

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We haven't had a day off, taken a vacation or had a quiet home since. It's a lot of work to keep the doors open and to keep bellies full, but somehow with the grace, compassion and love of our many supporters, it all comes together.

 

Helping people is also a big part of what we do. We've recently opened our Cat Behavior Counseling service to help keep cats with behavior issues from losing their homes. Through our certified Counselor, we can provide answers to those tough questions of why our cats do what they do (especially when they do "it" on the rug instead of in the litter pan). It's a free service and if you need help you can contact us at info@kittenassociates.org

 

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©2016 Robin AF Olson. Mr Peabody, Slinky and his sister, Beanie were in a kill shelter, but today they love life in the safety of their foster home at K.A.

We also aid other rescues or people who have fallen on hard times provide for their cat's care. While our resources are limited, we always do our best to find a solution, including getting help for 22 unsprayed cats in one home.

This year we expanded our foster home network so we can do more. Our hope is that one day soon to be able to make over our very worn down foster room. We want to turn it into an enriched environment that's easier to maintain and can hold more kittens, safely. We hope you'll stay tuned for more news about our foster room makeover and take part in making our next dream come true. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER (to the right) so you don't miss a thing!

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©2016 Robin AF Olson. Emma, just 3 years old, learns how to be gentle with foster kitten, Mr Peabody.

 

To our foster families, our volunteers, our adopters, and donors: THANK YOU for being part of our life-saving team. What we do is truly a team effort and for that we are most grateful.

 

To our next 400 rescues...we're coming for you!

Robin AF Olson, President & Founder, Kitten Associates

Two Kittens, Twenty-One Toes!

Born on April Fools Day 2016, Annie Jones & her brother, Andy aren't joking about their massive paws. They each have 21 total toes! Most cats only have 18. Having extra toes is called, Polydactyl. We call it CUTE! ANdy paws
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Annie and Andy are available for adoption RIGHT NOW so hurry and put in your adoption application because these two cuties are going to get adopted fast. They're friendly, confident, affectionate, playful, curious and adorable. They've even lived with and bossed around two big dogs!

 

We realize it's asking a lot, but we're determined to find ONE home for BOTH kittens. If you're an approved adopter, we'll drop their adoption fee to just $200 for BOTH kittens. They're fully vetted, have their vaccinations done, and have been spayed, neutered and microchipped.

 

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If you'd like to apply to adopt these kittens just fill out our Pre-Adoption Application HERE.

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!

 

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