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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:

Lily is a gorgeous grey and white female who is 4 years old. She has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. Lily came to SCP in 2010 with two other siblings and was adopted with one of her siblings by a wonderful woman named Pam. Sadly, Lily's sibling was lost to FIP. Pam then came back to SCP to look for a friend for Lily and adopted Tuxie. Pam, with her great love of cats adopted two more from us, Acorn and Maggie and in continuing her love of cats, she also became a volunteer for SCP. Sadly Pam passed away unexpectedly in April of this year, which was devastating for SCP and for her cats. We have found homes for Tuxie, Acorn, and Maggie. Little Lily has had the hardest time adjusting to the loss of her mom and will need a quiet home and one that will allow her to become comfortable in a new environment. Do you have room in your heart and home to give this special lady the love she needs? For more information, please call SCP at (203) 375-7009.




 


UPCOMING EVENTS in October 2014


October 4th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our first adoption event this month will be held at Sterling House Community Center located at 2283 Main Street in Stratford. This adoption will be sponsored by the North Shore Animal League.

October 18th - 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.

October 28th - 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 September


We had 14 cats adopted in September. (7 kittens, 7 teenagers). It was a great adoption month for our kitties. Adopted in September: Chica, Daffy, Fiddle, Giggoo, Lorelei, Luigi, Martina, Nala, Pablo, Percy 2, Pinocchio, Samson, Springsteen and Sting. Please check out our Web page on Petfinders.com to see some of our cats that are currently available for adoption.

 Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails!



Winkin's Spot - A Big Thank You


Our Fall Tag Sale was a huge success. We raised almost $2,900. Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to put this event together. And a special thanks to all of you that stopped by to purchase some treasures. It was a great event for our kitties. SCP would like to send a special thank you to Mia and the Riff who "Played for Paws" at Molto Bene Restaurant last month.This event raised a lot of money for rescued animals.It was a wonderful, fun night.Follow Mia and the Riff on Facebook to see where they'll be performing again. Save the Date:Saturday, November 1st when we will be holding our regular public adoption and in addition will be holding a Fall Food Drive.We will be collecting cat and dog food donations for SCP, Sterling House and to support our food bank for the needy.Also, we will be holding a raffle and anyone bringing in a food donation will receive a free raffle ticket.We will have some gift items for sale as well as baked goods, etc.Stop by and help us collect as much food as possible.Winter is coming and our furry friends will need all the help they can get.

Our Wish List


URGENT: We currently have 92 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: Four Great Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Senior Cat


There are so many benefits to giving a home to a senior cat. Beyond the serious good karma, let's look at some of the other reasons to adopt an older kitty: First, you have decreased the risk of that cat getting ill because he/she is being overlooked and must stay in the shelter for a longer period of time. Second, you're adopting an animal with a solidified personality. What you see is what you get. Third, you help decrease the stress of shelter and rescue workers, who go home each night worrying about the senior animals in their care. Fourth, you are bringing an animal into your life who will be extremely grateful for your gift of a safe and loving home. What are you waiting for? Head down to your local shelter or rescue organization today to find the best senior cat you can find. They will love you for it!

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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