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Caring for the Homeless and Forgotten Cats in Our Community
Stepping Up

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our community stepped up in a big way to make a huge difference in the lives of so many cats.

Dear Friends:

One of the few bright spots in the Covid-19 pandemic has been the response from you, our community, in reaching out to the homeless cats in our neighborhoods. We received more offers to foster than we could use and we continued to find forever homes for rescued cats and kittens. So far this year, over 50 cats/kittens were adopted. And, despite the financial pressure so many of you are experiencing, you continue to donate towards the care of these cats. Your willingness to step up has made a huge difference in the lives of so many.

Today, the area in which we need the most help is replenishing our funds for medical expenses. We take on some of the more financially challenging cases in our community. Please continue reading about some of our recent cases: 3 Financially Challenging Rescues and Helping a Colony Caretaker.

As we move into the second half of the year, we hope that we can count on your continued support for the homeless and forgotten cats in our community and the people who love them.

Executive Director
Janine Paton
Janine Paton
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3 Financially Challenging Rescues
Johnny Boy

A good Samaritan found a dazed Johnny Boy sitting in the middle of a road with multiple bite wounds to his face, legs, chest and back. The attack was most likely by a large dog, causing significant deep tissue damage. Johnny was in a tremendous amount of pain and by the next morning, had spiked a high fever. He refused to eat for several days. This was not going to be an easy fix.

But here's the good news - Johnny is a young, happy, and affectionate guy. Through all this trauma, including uncomfortable but necessary hospital procedures, he remained patient, trusting and polite, quietly kneading his front toes in response to encouraging words. With continued care and all the TLC he wants, he is expected to make a full recovery and go on to make some lucky family a delightful companion!

Estimated total medical costs: $1,500.


A family we’d worked with before had been feeding a rather gregarious neighborhood cat who brought a new feline friend with him for breakfast one morning. She was a little dirty but cute as a button and very sweet. However, her right ear was considerably inflamed and clearly uncomfortable. And this is how we came to know and love Mae.

A large polyp was surgically removed from her ear, but the underlying, stubborn infection that most likely caused this, just won’t budge and after weeks of cultures and flushes and compounded medications, Mae’s ear is still exceedingly uncomfortable and causing her to be off balance. Nevertheless, Mae’s cheerful, affectionate personality still shines through and if Mae won’t give up, neither will we! Between medical procedures, Mae happily lives in a foster home. Next stop is a specialist.

Estimated total medical costs: $3600.


Richie was a tomcat who found refuge in one of the community cat colonies we help manage. He is a nice boy and generally laid back, but an intact male cat will eventually find himself in trouble. His most obvious problem was the large, burst abscess on his neck. But once he was trapped and sedated, we realized he also had two fractured teeth with painfully exposed nerves. Over a two-week period, Richie’s neck was repaired, the teeth extracted, he was neutered and vaccinated, and then happily returned to his home.

Estimated total medical costs $1,500.

Helping a Colony Caretaker

One of our primary missions is to help our neighborhoods with their community cats. This spring, we added another cat colony to the FOF Family when the caregiver lost her job and called us for help. We began supplying food but quickly saw there was more to be done. So far, we’ve Trapped-Neutered-Returned 7 adult feral cats, removed 4 tiny kittens who will easily find homes, and took on one big fluffy boy named Jaspurr, also needing to be neutered but clearly tame and a little starved for affection.

Jaspurr had been abandoned by his family when they moved, forcing him to live on the streets in this neighborhood for the last 3 years. When we trapped him, he was quite ill. He also tested positive for the feline leukemia virus, which worried us regarding his recovery. But with proper medical care and lots of TLC, Jaspurr did recover, revealing the gentle, charming personality that made him such a popular fixture in this neighborhood. Even better - Jaspurr found his forever family and they absolutely love him!

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Friends of Felines

P.O. Box 8147

Stamford, CT 06905

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