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What's New?

3.10.16 #FairfieldCountyGives

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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!

 

Award-Winning Children's Book Publisher Comes to Our Rescue!

Thanks to the kind and generous people at Satiama, we're thrilled to announce a great offer that enriches the lives of children AND helps our rescue efforts!

For a donation of just $50 (or more) to our rescue, Satiama will donate to the first 30 contributors, one of the following products of their choice. (some of the selections are shown in the image below). Pick the product and they will send it and even pay for the shipping!

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HOW IT WORKS:

1. Go to Satiama, check out their books. Choose your favorite from those listed on THIS PAGE.

2. DONATE $50 to Kitten Associates using the DONATE TODAY button. Please include your book or card set selection in the PayPal notes when you make your donation and include your USPS mailing address. Delivery in the US only. Media mail will be used when possible. Sorry, but NO exchanges.

This offer is good until March 15, 2016.

Find us on Guidestar!

Although our organization has been on Guidestar since 2011 we've recently updated our profile and earned ourselves a Bronze level participation badge. We believe in 100% transparency in our rescue efforts and being part of Guidestar helps us do that.

If you ever have questions about our rescue process, our foster cats, our fundraisers, anything, just let us know. We'll do our best to reply promptly and thoroughly. Feel free to contact or call us HERE.

Lil BUB Arrives in time to Save the Holidays!

Fans of Lil BUB are rejoicing because shipping out, starting today, is an AWESOME, hand-painted, “BUBblehead” of our favorite alien-space-cat. BUB TALKS (or is it "Squonks"?), too, using a crystal-clear voice chip! This well made, heavy, cast figure of BUB is so lifelike you might put out a bowl of yogurt for her to snack on.

The BEST part about this is: KITTEN ASSOCIATES will get 100% of the Net Proceeds of EVERY PURCHASE. Use this special link to order and get more details. HURRY! YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER FOR A HOLIDAY ARRIVAL!

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We couldn't do this without the support of our friends at Bobbleheads.com so a big thank you to them! And, guess what? Our President & Founder, Robin Olson designed the artwork for the box!

#GivingTuesday

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Kitten Associates has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Kitten Associates Holiday Fundraising Drive begins this year on December 1, in partnership with #GivingTuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It's the kick-off to the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Kitten Associates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is 100% volunteer based, so all donations go to providing care to the rescued cats and kittens in our program.

We also support our community in addition to doing cat rescue. Through our new Cat Behavior Counseling Program, launching later this month, it will allow pet parents, other rescues, Vets or anyone who has a cat behavior issue, to get help with their cats for no charge. We do this so that cats don't have to lose their homes when a behavior issue occurs.

We're committed to improving cats lives whether it be through education, appropriate nutrition, or going the distance when a cat in our care has special needs or falls ill, but we can't do our life-saving work without the support of people like you.

Let's make this #GivingTuesday the best one ever! If you'd like to donate, you can click on the "Donate Today" image to the right, or send a donation directly through PayPal to our address: info@kittenassociates.org or you can send a check made out to: "Kitten Associates" P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354.

If you'd like to provide much-needed food or toys, please visit our Amazon.com Wish List for a selection of items at a variety of price points.

The company you work for may also match your donation, so make sure to get them involved so you can share your passion!

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The Accidental Feral

Poor Barry. Over a year ago he began to visit our home. We checked with neighbors and found out that one was feeding him, but didn't claim ownership. Since we already have a feeding station for feral cats we offered up some food to Barry, too. He came to visit every few days. We even got him a heated cat hutch that he shared with our feral kitty, Bronte last winter.

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This spring we realized Barry needed more than good food since he was vocalizing a lot. He also tried to break through a screen window to get at our cats. It was time to make sure that Barry was neutered so we set out to trap him.

We were finally able to trap Barry in September. He was neutered by our friends at Nutmeg Spay/neuter Clinic and tested for FeLV and FIV (he was negative for both). Barry also got de-flead and de-wormed and we found out he weighed 13 pounds. Barry is a BIG, STRONG cat. We think he's about 3 years old.

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Barry spent a few weeks in isolation to make sure he wasn't sick and when he was ready we brought him indoors. We realized early on that Barry wasn't feral. He must have been dumped and lost his way. Now we're making sure he's ready to be adopted, but until then, he has a home with us.

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Barry's a big, chatty cat. He loves to play, but he's so big he's a bit awkward when he runs. Barry's had his last winter outdoors. We want him to be safe, loved and keep that big belly full in a loving home.

Stay tuned to our page for updates on when Barry will be ready for adoption or just contact us at info@kittenassociates.org if you can't wait!

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Three Cheers for Kitten Associates!

We're so thrilled to have reached this important milestone and even more thrilled that nearly 400 cats are alive today because of our efforts. Our dream began with the hopes that we could make a difference, educate people about appropriate feline nutrition, cat behavior, and raise the bar on what a truly healthy rescue cat looks like.

We've had plenty of challenges along the way, some absolute heartbreak, as well as a few very big honors. This is our life's passion and we hope with your continued support that we will be able to continue on to our tenth anniversary one day.

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What we need now are FOSTER HOMES, VOLUNTEERS (to take on a variety of duties from simply playing with our foster cats to helping write Grants, set up events, plan fundraisers). Basically anything you can do well, I bet it would help us grow a stronger, more vital rescue, too! Please visit the VOLUNTEER page to learn more!

I'd like to THANK our Volunteers & Staff for their excellence, their compassion for cats, and for their friendship. We do this together-it really takes a village to keep the kitties fed and healthy.

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Freya had a 10% chance to survive a dangerous birth defect. With round-the-clock care and a few trips to Boston for surgery, Freya survived and is about to celebrate her first birthday. We never let cost prevent us from caring for our foster kittens. Each cat in our care gets whatever they need, whatever it takes.

Also, a huge THANK YOU to our donors, who shared with us not only funds, but cat toys, beds, towels, cat food, medicine, covered vet care costs. You keep us afloat and we are SO GRATEFUL not only for your support, but your friendship, too. THANK YOU for being there for us on the dark days and for cheering us on.

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Mia, a stray feral, gave birth to five healthy kittens. If we hadn't stepped in, this story would have had a very sad ending. One of the things we love doing most is providing a safe harbor for pregnant cats or cats with kittens. After all we have to live up to our name!

As we begin our sixth year serving the communities of Sandy Hook and Newtown, CT, stay tuned for more announcements regarding just how we plan on celebrating our Anniversary (hint: you'll love it!).

We're Ready for Our Forever Families to Find Us!

Lucy (right) and brother Lolli (left) are among the many kitties we have who are still looking for their forever homes. Could you be the one?

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Perfect family-cat, Laney (center) with her kittens Lucy (left) and Lex (right), love their iPad game now that everyone is feeling great again. They all had the sniffles for about a week, but are fully recovered now.

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Lollipop (below) is one of Laney's other sons. He's almost identical to his brother, JellyBelly. The only difference is Lolli has a little white patch of fur on his chest called a "locket."

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JellyBelly is our sleek black panther with a silly single white whisker. He's very playful and along with his brother, Lolli, are our best athletes. They can easily jump nearly 5 feet off the ground! Jelly is photographed with his "niece" Piglet.

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Head over to our ADOPT page to learn more about these and our other available cats for adoption or fill out a PRE-ADOPTION APPLICATION if you've already seen your match!

All photos ©2015 Robin A.F. Olson • coveredincathair.com

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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