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What should I do if I come across a stray cat??

We would like to offer some advice regarding stray cats.

If you do come across a stray cat. Think twice before you think it needs to be removed or rescued. There is no point in taking away a feral or semi feral or friendly stray cat from a location and contacting a rescue to help afterwards. Mind you it would be no easy task removing a feral cat.

Check first the cat is ear tipped. Also check is the cat healthy looking and not skin and bone. Feral cats can be underweight. Is the cat visibly stressed or disorientated? If not than maybe return the next day to see if the cat is still around. Leave some food for the cat in a discreet location as not to upset people in the neighbourhood. Call rescues based in the location and ask them are they managing a colony in the area with a description of the cat. Take a photo of the cat and post on facebook pages related to cats. Asking about the cat. This is helpful to do first before you decide to remove the cat.

Contact a rescue for advice before you do anything like removing a cat. There is no where for these cats to go. And if they are being managed in a colony or have a caretaker you are going to make things much worse for these cats. Taking these steps first is much more helpful to the Cat.

Having said that if the cat is injured and needs help and you want to help them the first port of call is to bring the cat to a vet. If you come a across a small kitten also that is different. But check for mammy around too. She may just have gone off for food. But do always think first before jumping in. We know people are coming from a very good place in wanting to help cats. But removing a cat or kitten and hoping when you get home that a rescue will take it is a huge risk to take as rescues are full and the cats life just became a whole lot more stressful being relocated. Its not rescuing a cat if you take it away with the idea a rescue will take it. If a rescue can not take them what than? Just some food for thought. Feral cats have no where to go so lets try and manage them where they are. Do what we can for them where they are. Do not take a cat home unless you are willing to foster it. eric

Pebbles, Bam Bam & Wally

Hi Everyone,

We are Bam Bam, Pebbles and Wally. Two boys and a girl. Pebbles is our sister. We are just arriving now in the rescue and are really loving the yummy food and warm beds that our foster mom has givin us. We particuarly like the cuddles she gives us. We will be looking for our forever home in a couple of weeks. We are fluffy kittens so will need grooming in our new home too.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

See ya

Isis

Hi Everyone

My name is Isis. I am fun loving kitten who loves to play. I like other cats too. I am 12 weeks. I am ready for my new home. I can not wait to meet my new family. I love my foster home and like to hang out with my foster brothers and sisters. I love my grub too.
Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

See ya

Outreach Kitten

This lovely guy is looking for his forever home. Male. Wormed n flead. Very playful. Good with other cats. Ph 087 1384560 if interested in adopting.

ADOPTION PROCEDURE

Please fill out the adoption questionnaire and email it back to us at adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com

If we think you are a suitable home we will than contact you and arrange a home visit with a volunteer. All our volunteers use private numbers to contact potential adopters so please answer.

If you are approved you will be told be email the day after the home visit.

You than must pay your adoption fee before you pick up the kitten or cat.

Thank you for considering one of our rescue cats.

PLEASE DO NOT RING US REGARDING ADOPTION ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE CAN BE ANSWERED BY EMAIL. WE ARE A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION AND HAVE VERY LIMITED RESOURCES AT PRESENT.

Photo competition

CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS
CATS FRIENDS RESCUES PHOTO COMPETION
Start 1st of SEPTEMBER 2014

Exciting new Photo Competition in aid of Cats Friends Rescue. Enter your pet to be in with a chance of winning Rosettes, toys and beautiful homemade jewellery . Jewellery reserved for best in show and first and second places. 20 with 1st to 6th place categories to choose from. Open to all pets worldwide. Category winners will automatically go in with a chance to Win Best in Show.
Entries cost just €1.50 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated between the two chosen rescues.
Cats Friends Rescue www.catsfriendsrecue.com
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Send all entries to cfrphotocomp@gmail.com and please mark your photo and which category you wish it to be entered in. Only the name of your pet will be on the entry on the page.

Send all entries fees to cfrphotocomp@gmail.com. Please send as a gift/family and friend payment so the rescue does not lose money to paypal fees. All payments in Euros please. Convert it in paypal. All winners must pay their own postage as 100% of fees must go to the rescue. Winners will be notified.

Catagories as follows.

Best in show and Reserve Cat
Best in show and Reserve Dog
Best of the Rest in Show and Reserve
Best in show for you and reserve – judged by you so get your friends liking your pictures The photo with the most likes wins and the second photo with the most likes get Reserve

1. Best Male (Sponsered by Cathal Hayden)
2. Best Female (sponsored by Petography)
3. Best Pedigree Cat (Sponsered by Audrey Purcell)
4. Best Pedigree Dog (Marianne Wims)
5. Best friends (Sponsored by Patricia Teirnan)
6. Nap time
7. Best black and white (Sponsered by Miriam Walsh)
8. Beautiful Babies ( under 6 months)
9. Halloween Party Animals ( sponsored by Sunshine the Bengal)
10. Best Selfie ( Sponsored Qualtex Ltd )
11. Funniest Photo ( Sponsored by Labyra’s Cats )
12. Golden Oldies ( Sponsored by Elisa )
13. Best Rescue Cat ( Sponsored by Elisa )
14. Best Rescue Dog
15. Best of the Rest Rescue
16. Best Action (Sponsored by Shirley Hayden)
17. Best Outdoors (Sponsored by Patricia Teirnan)
18. Mischievous Mutts and Moggies (all breeds of cats and dogs)
19. Meme Magic. Doctor and Ossie’s memetastic award – you create your own meme and make us giggle
20. Organizers Favourites

For every 3 entries there is one free.
For every 10 entries there is 3 free.
Keep an eye on the facebook page for special entry offers from time to time.
There will also be lots of special rosettes to be won too.

Now Get those entries in >^.^<

Ellie (British Shorthair)

Hi my name is Ellie. I am a 3 year old British Shorthair Pedigree Cat. Cats Friends rescue took me out of a very bad situation over a year ago as I was part of a kitten farm :( and they found me a loving home with a great family. My name use to be Tinkerbelle so you may remember me :) . My wonderful new family tried so hard for me and did everything right but sadly I need a much quieter home with no other cats. I love my new family but it is not working for me. I found it too stressful having brother and sisters cats. I have never really gotten over the sad life I had before being rescued which is why I need my own space. I would need an adult home with no other animals. I love cuddles and will make a great pet but need some time to come around. Are you the right family for me?? Do you have a quiet home where I could live happily and have some nice spots for me to lounge and be a lazy cat. I like human attention very much but need some time to love you back. My new family are looking after me till I find my new forever home. They are going to help me with my new family and you can visit me there too. The will tell you all about me and my needs as they know me so well now. The girls in the rescue have said they are going to make sure the home is the best it can be for me and will take all the time the need. So please bare that in mind.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriends rescue.com.

Tutles (male)

Hi All,

My name is Tutles and I am being fostered in the rescue with my two brothers Sully and Bloom and my sister Ash. We are a friendly playful lot and we love to be cuddled. We will be looking for are new homes in about two weeks. We can not wait to meet are new families.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Xander

Hi Everyone

My name is Xander. I am fun loving kitten who loves to play. I love other cats too. I am 12 weeks. I am ready for my new home. I can not wait to meet my new family. I love my foster home and I like chicken. My best friend is Harry my foster brother.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

See ya

Samantha

Hi

My name is Samantha I am 12 weeks old and I am looking for my forever home.
Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Our Mission

Mission
Our Mission is to help as many Cats and Kittens as possible on a daily basis. We hope to grow as time goes on and in the future to have a sanctuary where we can house more Cats. We aim to Trap neuter and return as many feral cats as we can. But on a ongoing basis we strive to support Cats and Kittens both domestic and feral in getting the life they so deserve. We believe the life of all cats are equally important Mixed breed (Moggie), Feral and Pedigree. There is no difference to us. We will make the same efforts for all cats that need us.
Company Overview
Cats Friends Rescue is a non profit volunteer based rescue. Our Volunteers are dedicated animal lovers with great experience in the care of Cats and kittens. We are also supported by many Vets and Vet practices in the Dublin area. We consult qualified vets regularly for guidance. Our volunteers work in the spare time to keep the work going. We are a foster-home based rescue and all are cats and kittens live with kind and loving families until they find their forever home.

Description

Cat Friends is a non profit group devoted to the welfare of Cats both Domestic and Feral in supporting them in living the life they so deserve. There is no difference for us. We Believe “Every Moggie Matters” and this has become our motto.

Volunteering

General information

We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Fostering
Fundraising
Home-checks
Phone-line
Transport

Please contact at info@catsfriendsrescue.com if you wish to come join us.

Help Our Feral Friends.

HI Cat friends!!

This is an appeal for our Feral Friends.

As you know we are big supporters of our feral friends. Because of this and the high need there is to support them, we have set up a special paypal account just for them. We would like very much to raise money to help TNR and feed our feral friends on an ongoing basis all around Dublin.

But to do this we need the funds. So if you would like to help out or ferals please paypal to feralcats@catsfriendsrescue.com. All funds in this account will be kept solely for a little ferals who badly need the support. We are are trying so hard to feed colonies and also TNR cats, but we are not able to do much at the moment for lack of funds.

So if you have 5 euro to spare or even 2 euro it will go along way too do what we do best. Which is saving Cats lives and giving them the life they so deserve. Remember “Every Moggie Matters”

Samuel

Hi all,

Samuel here. I am in foster with brother and sister Gemima and Tom We are ready for our new homes . We love to cuddle and are looking foward to meeting our new families. We came to the rescue with our Momma Beatrix. She is also looking for her a new home. She is the best mom ever. Our foster home is fab and we gets lots of love and yummy food.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting any of our kittens .Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Gemima

Hi all,

I am Gemima, I am in foster with brothers Tom and Samual. We are ready for our new homes . We love to cuddle and are looking foward to meeting our new families. We came to the rescue with our Momma Beatrix. She is also looking for her a new home. She is the best mom ever. Our foster home is fab and we gets lots of love and yummy food.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting any of our kittens .Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Joe

Hi everyone I am Joe one of the little woman litter here at the rescue. We came to the rescue a couple of days ago. We are all girls except of course Bear he is the only boy. We are looking for our new homes. We have a lovely foster home and our foster mommies Elizabeth and Rebecca give us lots of cuddles and yummy food. Our Foster home has dogs too so we are getting use to them. Its all very exciting.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting any of our little woman fill the attached application by clicking on the link below.

Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Advertising on our site

We offer a certain amount of advertising on our site to pet shops, Catteries or any other cat related business. Please contact info@catsfriendsrescue.com for more info.

Muffin

Hi everyone! Muffin’s the name and everything’s a game! I’m about 9 weeks old and I’m a very handsome little boy, or so I’m told I’ve been in foster for a couple of weeks now and they tell me I’m ready to find my forever home. I love to play and I love love love cuddles. I’ve made a few doggie friends so I might be able to live with a nice doggie I’ve had a great time with my foster folks but would love someone to call my own…Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com. If you are interested in adopting any of us.

Adoption Questionnaire

Please note that are Cats are homed in the best home suited to their needs. We do not work on a first come first served basis. If you wish to adopt please fill out the questionnaire provided and send it back to us. If you are suitable to adopt we will than arrange a home visit with a volunteer. If you are home approved you will be notified the day after the home visit.

Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Lucky

Hi All!!!My name is Lucky. A year ago I was wondering around with very little food, really sick and underweight. I noticed this big ginger cat and he was really happy looking. So me being the clever Cat I was I decided to follow him home. Well epic decision on my part as the ginger cat whose name is Milo belonged to a volunteer for Cats Friends Rescue called Lisa. She gave me some food and another mad girl gave me a tablet for worms and we went to the vets.The vet gave me an operation and I didn’t want wander off anymore. But he also did some tests and it turned out I was sick with something called FELV and FIV. So I became a long term foster for Cats Friends Rescue.I am soooo Lucky!!! I get chicken every night. I get yummy food and have so much to play with. I am totally indoors now as the vet said it’s too keep me and other cats safe as I like to scrap sometimes. It’s a boy thing. I have put on so much weight now and it’s still going on. But the Vet says is fine because I am not well and do not have the same long life that other cats can have. So he says once I am happy for what time I have that’s what matters. I love food sooooooooooo much. I am really spoilt by my lovely foster mom. I have such a great family.

The thing is though I have to take a lot of medication as my teeth hurt sometimes and I can’t breathe very well. So the girls said I should tell my story. Maybe some people would like to help me out with my care as I will be here in the rescue as long as I am able to live happily. It won’t be very long but I am so thrilled to have followed Milo home. I got the best foster home ever. I love outdoor royal Canin food and Chicken. I love to play with ribbons. If you would like to help me you can donate to

cfrlucky@gmail.com through paypal. Or you can donate directly to Cats Friend Rescue. You can buy my food or litter. Cats stuff is always good.  Thanks again.  Click on this Button to donate directly to Lucky.


Beatrix (mummy) Jemima, Samuel and Tom

My name is Beatrix and these are my babies Jemima, Samuel and Tom. I was surrendered to the rescue when I was pregnant and gave birth in the care of my lovely foster mom. She looks after us very well. I have my own bed and eat yummy food all day. I worry I may be eating to much but my foster mom says I can have all I want as I am nursing my babies. So its a win win. I love to cuddle and would make a great pet. I am very gentle. I will be neutered in a couple of weeks and ready to go to my new home. By Kittens will also be ready in about 5 weeks for their new homes. I will be happy for them to go to a wonderful forever home.

Please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com.

Bye xx

It is the policy of Cats Friends Rescue that once you are home approved for the Cat or kitten you wish to adopt, the adoption fee must then be paid. We will not hang on to cats or kittens unless the fee has been paid. The reason for this is we have reserved cats for people for a couple of weeks and then they have changed their mind which has meant our lovely Cats have missed out on other homes.

The adoption fees range from €65 to €85.

Please Note Adoption fees are non-refundable, as they go immediately towards vet bills, food bills, and neutering for needy cats and kittens who’s lives we are trying to save.

Microchip your cat today!!

We really want to encourage people to microchip their cats. If your cat goes missing and you don’t find them and she ends up in a rescue she will be returned to you if you have micro chipped her.

Or if someone finds your cat and starts looking after them and brings it to the vet your cat can be returned to you. As the vet will scan the cat. Your details will be on the chip.

If you don’t microchip and your cat ends up with us and is rehomed. There is not comeback. You have no proof it’s your cat. So many cats are the same colour, age etc. The best proof is microchip and registered with your vet. You must register as well as microchip. We get so many cats micro chipped and not registered. What’s the point? Paying for the chipping but don’t log on to register it with Fido. Be smart about your cat. If you dont know how to register ask for help. Your vet will tell you or we are happy to guide you.

If your cat is rehomed by a rescue and you don’t bother to microchip, there is no way to get them back. In rare cases yes but most of the time no!!

So if you LOVE your Cat and want them to get back to you no matter what or how long, microchip her or him today. Micro chipping is loving your cat and being responsible. It is down to basically do you love your cat enough to want them back if they go missing. It is as important as neutering or spaying your cat if they go outdoors.

Re foster and rehoming

Just to let people know due to lack of funding we are limiting our fostering to only a few homes for now. All fosters are full so we will not be offering any fostering in the near future. We will still be helping with TNR etc. If you need help with rehoming your cats please send a cat profile to info@catsfriendsrescue.com and we will put it up on the website. As we are a small rescue we cannot support large numbers of cats anymore with out funding. so we need to downsize for the moment. We are just not getting the help we need to sustain the work we do sadly. Thank you for all your help.

We need Heroes!!!

“I can’t foster I would get too attached and it would be too hard to let them go.”

The above statement is something we hear a lot. This is something that I understand and have experienced too. It is not easy to form a bond and let go. I know there are many amazing potential fosters out there who would love to take on a cat, but hold back due to this worry. We are desperate for fostering so I ask you to consider the following when you decide fostering is too hard.

Please note the kittens in this photo have all found homes.

Request for our Feral Friends.

Request for our Feral Friends.
Here is an Idea!! What if we all donate one sachet or buy one extra tin of cat food when buying for our own cats. Or donate one sandwich bag full of the dry food you buy. You could donate this to the rescue. The winter is coming we have a lot of ferals to look after. We know people have not got a lot but this would be a huge help. If a number of people did it we would then have quite a bit. I will being doing it. Who is with me.

Sponsor a Cat

Amount What your money can buy Donate
10 euro Monthly worm and flea treatment
16 euro Food for 1 month

25 euro Vaccination for 1 kitten
40 euro Month of food + vaccination
65 euro Neutering


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