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.


©2012 Maria S. Lucky for him, Maria saw this poor little kitten laying in the street when she was driving home from work.

I just got these disturbing images of a VERY WEAK, sick, flea-infested, 4 week old kitten who is barely alive. He's VERY THIN and too weak to run off. Maria found him, along with his sister in the SAME YARD as where we just rescued a mama cat and 3 of her kittens a month ago. These folks have a track record of NOT caring for their cats at all. Last time two of the kittens we were going to rescue "disappeared" and were never seen again! We can't let that happen a second time so we've offered to take these two kittens before they DIE!

©2012 Maria S. This poor little guy couldn't even stand.

We MUST get some funding to help provide for immediate Vet care (which will cost more money, but we can't wait until Wednesday to get them to our low cost Vet), along with funds to provide for their future Vet care.

There are TWO kittens. I only have photos of the one right now. The other is a shy Tortie!

If you can help us with a donation, we would appreciate it VERY MUCH!! EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!

The donation you provide to this Emergency Rescue is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. The money will go to my 501©3 Non-Profit Cat Rescue: Kitten Associates.

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 "Two Kittens Fund" 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.

Kittens in Black (fur!)


The Kittens in Black are ready to be adopted! If you're interested in any of our four black (three of them have extra toes!) and one black and white kittens, simply visit our Adopt Page and fill out a Pre-Adoption Application. There is no fee to fill out the form, nor does it commit you to adopting from us. It's just a way for us to get to know you and your needs better so we can make a great match.

If you're not ready to adopt, you can still enjoy our foster kittens by downloading a larger sized version of our Kittens in Black-3 poster! Just click on the photo and the large version will download automatically.


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