What's New?

What's New?

Saving Fred

Our hearts are broken. Fred, the 10-month old mascot of our Kitties for Kids program, who helped so many children and their parents find their smiles again after the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy, has become gravely ill. What started out as a mild fever and some weakness in his back legs, turned into not being able to walk, not eating and growing weaker every day.

We NEVER euthanize our foster cats because of their Vet care needs, so we've been working tirelessly to raise funds to provide everything Fred needs and give Fred EVERY chance to live as long and as comfortably as he can.

Fred has seen NINE Veterinarians ranging in specialty from General Practioners to Internal Medicine and Neurologists. Most of the many tests have come back normal, but one test, a spinal tap, indicated that Fred may have the "dry" form of FIP, which is a fatal disease. Fred may also have lymphoma of the spine-which is treatable with chemo and radiation and may give Fred a good quality of life, but we need more funds to provide that care.

Fred gave so much to the children of Newtown and now HE needs help. Please consider donating, even the price of a good cup of coffee, to Fred's Vet Fund so we can continue to provide the top level of care he deserves. Your donation is tax deductible since we're a 501(c)3 Non-profit. THANK YOU!

Our Foster Kitties are Chosen as the Pets of the Year!

We're honored and delighted to be attending tonight's 2013 CVMA Awards Banquet where our kitties will be getting a Pets of the Year award for their work helping heal the hearts of the children of Newtown after the devastating tragedy that shook our town to it's core last year. The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, which was established in 1884, is a highly regarded organization, one whose recognition we are deeply grateful for.

Please join us in celebrating our good news and stay tuned for photos from tonight's event!

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Kitten Cam Goes LIVE!

We're thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of our LIVE Kitty Cam!

Now you can visit our foster cats seven days a week, 24-hours a day! Simply click on this LINK to visit our Kitty Cam! You'll see Bongo, our “tripod-kitty,” George, a fluffy sweetheart and Bunny Boo-Boo, who loves to JUMP (and seemingly vanish into thin air, but we assure you she's just jumping on the bathroom countertop). Make sure you watch our saved clips to see some of the cat's silly antics!

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Here's a clip from last night so you can see how well the Cam works in the dark!

… and don't forget to download the app for your Android or iPhone/iPad so you'll never miss a second of fun!

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Due to the THREE FEET of snow we got after the blizzard hit on February 8th, the Kitties for Kids Program had to be suspended.

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Although the weather has improved, sadly the conditions in our long driveway have not. We're plowed out but the sloping part of the driveway is an icy/slushy mess and the bottom is a mud pit. We're working on making improvements, but if we can't get out, no one else will be able to, either.

We will take your contact information if you wish to visit our kitties and we'll get back to you as soon as it's safe to visit. Thank you for your understanding!

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30 and Counting!

Our Kitties for Kids program is off to a GREAT START! 30 people have already come to meet our kitties and they're all leaving here with a smile on their face and a sweet cat plush toy in their arms.

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Thank you very much to all the people who have been sending us plush cat toys and food and toys for our foster cats via our Amazon.com WishList!

We had a rough Holiday Season and weren't able to send out our annual Holiday Card or do any fundraising. At times like these it makes all the difference to make sure donations keep coming in so we can continue to provide our lifesaving services not only to cats, but now we can also offer a chance to heal to the people of Newtown, CT.

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If you'd like to be part of our team and help us with a donation to our Kitties for Kids program or for our rescue programs simply click the Kitties for Kids icon on the right or visit our Donation Page.

Thank you and Happy New Year!


GREAT NEWS!!!!!! Our fundraiser for Shorty was FILLED in 3.5 HOURS!!!!!!

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After a few days at the Vet, I'm happy to report that Shorty is “THRIVING” according to Dr. Ben. We couldn't be more pleased! Now we're helping find him a new forever home. Shorty is very sweet and friendly. He is FIV+ which means he has a compromised immune system. It is only contagious to other cats through a DEEP puncture wound. Shorty is too mellow to bite much of anything other than his food. Shorty needs to be on GRAIN FREE CANNED food to keep him from having another episode of urinary tract blockage.

Contact us at info@kittenassociates.org if you're interested in learning more about this gentle giant.


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