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"I love cats because I love my home, and after a while they become its visible soul." Jean Cocteau

Featured Pet of the Month:

Roscoe is a handsome black and white male who is approximately 1 to 2 years old. He has been neutered and received his shots. Roscoe came to SCP after a good samaritan took him in when he was injured. We are not sure what happened to him but he had some cuts and abrasions on him. He also had an ulcer on his upper lip that was not treated and subsequently, resulted in nerve damage that causes his lip to stick out like a duck. He has a low to medium energy level and is a sweet cat that needs a home to love him. The perfect home will be one with no dogs. Another cat would work for him, but he may be happier being the king of his castle. Do you have room in your heart and home for this special guy who has been through so much? For more information, call Stratford Cat Project at (203) 375-7009.




 


UPCOMING EVENTS in September 2014


September 6th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our first adoption event this month will be held at PETCO located at 340 Grasmere Avenue in Fairfield (next to Whole Foods and Home Depot). This event will be sponsored by the North Shore Animal League.

September 13th - Saturday - Giant Tag Sale- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You won't want to miss our fall tag sale which will be held at 1473 Nichols Avenue in Stratford. All proceeds go to help homeless, abandoned and rescued kitties. There will be something there for everyone! Thousands of items available for sale. (Rain date will be 9/27/14).
 

September 20th - Saturday - Public Adoption 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This adoption event will be held at H3 Pet Supply at 475 Hawley Lane, Stratford (next to Big Y). Be sure to stop by and see some of the beautiful cats and kittens currently available for adoption.

September 20th - Saturday - Fundraiser at Molto Bene's TBD

There will be a benefit concert and buffet dinner at Molto Bene's at 557 Wakelee Avenue in Ansonia, with Mia Fanali performing. There will also be a silent auction. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds from the evening will be going to SCP as well as to Ansonia Animal Shelter. Call (203) 375-7009 for time event will start.

September 27th - Saturday - Public Adoption 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our third adoption event this month will also be held at H3 Pet Supply located at 475 Hawley Lane, Stratford (next to the Big Y). Be sure to stop by and say Hi!

September 30th - Tuesday - General Meeting 7:00 PM

Our monthly general meeting will be held at the Sterling House Community Center at 2283 Main Street, Stratford. All are welcome to attend.

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Please call 203-375-7009 for information on any of these events.



Our Adoptions for August


We had 34 cats adopted. (17 kittens,11 teenagers and 6 adults). It was a fabulous adoption month for our kitties. Adopted in August were: Andy, Belle, Bruce, Buddy, Celine, Daisy, Hoppy, Lilac, Lindy, Marlin, Melinda, Miracle, Moolah, Nova, Renata, Rugby, Sage, Salem 2, Sara, Siena, Soho, Spicy, Spike, Spotty, Stanley, Stevie Nicks, Suzie, Tahiti, Tampa, Teagan, Velvet, Vulcan and Woody and Zane. Thanks to all our adopters for giving these kitties their forever homes!

 Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails!



Winkin's Spot - September Super Fundraiser Month


September is going to be a very busy month for us with our fundraiser events that are scheduled and we hope to see you all at the Tag Sale and at Molto Bene's. Our Annual Fall Tag Sale is on Saturday, September 13th. Everyone looks forward to these sales so be sure to stop by and check it out. Donations of newer items are gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at 85 Champion Terrace, Stratford (on back patio) or dropped off at the tag sale site, 1473 Nichols Avenue, Stratford on Friday, September 12th between noon and 5:00 PM. (Rain date will be 9/27/14)

On September 20th, Mia Fanali, a talented local singer, will be performing a benefit concert at Molto Bene located at 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. This concert will benefit the Stratford Cat Project and Ansonia Animal Shelter. Buffet style food will be available and there will be a Silent Auction with some exciting items to bid on. Tickets are $10 per person. Be sure to come out for this wonderful evening of great food and entertainment and help the kitties at the same time! Call (203) 375-7009 for details on the time for this event.

We've kicked off our annual Yankee Candle campaign! This is a great time to do some early holiday shopping and to help SCP who will receive 40% of the proceeds from your order. You can order via catalog which will be available at all our events or you can order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. Our group no. is 990004813. SCP's name should pop up after you fill in the group number. The advantage to online ordering is that the delivery will be directly to your door. Any questions on ordering please call us at (203) 375-7009.

Our Wish List


URGENT: We currently have 87 cats in our foster home program. We are in need of Friskies canned and dry food, wet wipes, large black garbage bags and paper towels. If you can make a donation, please call us at 203-375-7009. Donations can also be dropped off at 85 Champion Terrace in Stratford (on back patio, weather permitting).


Our Numbers As Of Year End 2013


We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the efforts and success our project has accomplished since we were founded in 2001. In 2013 our organization aided 329 cats and kittens. This brings us to a grand total of 3,399 cats and kittens that we have helped since the beginning. Statistics are listed below:
2001-200820092010201120122013Total
Placed in Homes1016174159112213252639*2,565
Available for Adoption344846277745757
Trap/Neuter/Return19312118206
Low Cost Program136876288553431
Medical Problems67912202192*140
Total1,7563552972983643293,399
The continued support of our volunteers, adopters, and donors has enabled SCP to help so many cats and kittens. All of us working together can make such a difference in their feline lives. A special thank you is extended to all our volunteers who continue to donate their time for our fundraising events. Lots of kitty hugs to our foster homes for providing shelter and love to our cats until they find their forever homes and a big thank you to everyone that has donated money, cat supplies and helped rescue cats. Most of all, thanks to all our adopters for providing loving homes for our feline friends. Without the support of all of YOU, we could not help so many kitties.



CAT TIPS: Your Bed Should Not Be Your Cat's Playground


Your cat will probably be ready for a game wherever and whenever you want. There's one place you shouldn't conduct a play session, though, and that's on the bed. If you allow your cat to stalk and pounce there, she may then think it's okay to do so when you're trying to sleep. A common mistake many people make is to wiggle their toes or fingers under the covers. That may seem like fun when your cat is a young kitten, but as he grows, those teeth and claws will get larger. A sudden attack in the middle of the night as you move your legs or stretch your arms is probably not the way you want to be awakened. As far as kitty is concerned, the bed should be a place for sleeping, petting, and cuddling.

The Stratford Cat Project Website and facebook

Our website is revised every 3 weeks or so. We also post emergency adoptions and other short notice events on the site regularly. Please be sure to check our website - stratfordcatproject.org - for our most current information. You can also find us on facebook where we post our current events and lots of wonderful photos of our kitties currently available for adoption.

Surfing the Web

Do you search the web? If so, you could be raising $0.01 for the Stratford Cat Project, every time you search! iSearchiGive.com is a search engine powered by Yahoo! Search and iGive.com, the internet's first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase is donated to your favorite cause. Try it today - it's free! Just go to www.igive.com to sign up.

Donate money to SCP while you shop!

iGive.com: Donate to SCP while you shop! Shop online at over 1,000 stores at http://www.iGive.com/SCP4Cats and donate money each time you shop. It's FREE to Join. You'll see familiar stores like Staples, PETCO, JCPenney, PETsMART, Expedia.com, Gap, Amazon.com, L.L.Bean, Best Buy, Dell, Vitamin Shoppe, QVC, Drugstore.com, Hallmark and many more! Watch the $$ roll in for Stratford Cat Project, Inc.! Up to 26% of EACH purchase gets donated. It's fun and easy and helps our furry friends! The perfect way to shop!

WHO WE ARE

Stratford Cat Project, Inc. (SCP) is a federally recognized, non-profit organization. We are a group of residents concerned about the feral cat population and dedicated to rescuing the homeless and abandoned cats of Stratford. SCP is an all volunteer organization. We are not a shelter. All the cats that we help are fostered in our homes. We are presently operating solely on private donations and fund-raising. All proceeds and donations go directly to help Stratford cats.

VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers Needed: Love cats? Have free time? Want to help? The Stratford Cat Project is always in need of volunteers. Fostering, helping out at fundraising events and adoptions and soliciting donations are just some of the ways you can participate. Please call us at 203-375-7009 if you are interested in helping our feline friends.

FOSTER HOMES

There is so much joy in knowing you have helped us save some kittens or adult cats in need as you help them get ready for their forever home. We furnish all supplies needed to care for our cats/kittens and provide a support system. Our adoptable kitties numbers are always growing, and it is sometimes necessary to turn strays away as our current foster homes become overcrowded. Please, if you can help, or if you know someone who can help, call 375-7009 today.

Our Wish List

URGENT: We presently have 92 cats that we are housing. We are always in need of food and litter. While our foster home number is lower we also have a food bank that provides food to families that cannot afford to feed their pets and helps caretakers of feral cat colonies. If you can make a donation, please call us at (203) 375-7009. Also, donations can be dropped off at 85 Champion Terrace, Stratford (on back patio) weather permitting.
Another way you can help - Please save all your cat food and litter coupons for us. Also, we save the PAW Points from Fresh Step Litter and redeem for coupons for free litter. Coupons and PAW Points can be mailed to: Stratford Cat Project, P.O. Box 1261, Stratford, 06615 or can be dropped off at any of our events.
Supply Donations Always Needed: We are in need of Friskies canned and dry food, wet wipes, trash bags 4, 8 and 13 gallons size, cat condos, litter, stamps, Walmart gift cards, bleach, scratching posts, rugs for cages, small plastic bags and paper towels.

SPONSORS

Want to help but don't have time to volunteer or foster? How about sponsoring a cat? A sponsor is someone who is willing to make a monthly donation for the care of one of our long term feline friends. As we all know, kittens are easy to find homes for. Sometimes it takes much longer to find a home for the adult ones. A sponsor will receive a picture of the cat they sponsor and are always welcome to visit. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Karin at 375-7009.

ADOPTING A FRIEND

We do require that an adoption application and agreement be filled out. There is an adoption fee of $125.00 per cat/kitten. All of our cats are tested, wormed and have received their age appropriate shots. All cats/kittens will be spayed and neutered before adoption.

CONTACT US!

If you are interested in adopting a cat or a kitten or if you would like to know more about our organization please contact us at the e-mail below.

Stratford Cat Project Inc.
P. O. Box 1261
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 375-7009
Email: scp4Cats@yahoo.com

Website: www.stratfordcatproject.org

Click here for a list of adoptable cats at SCP


 


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