Thank you on behalf of all the innocent lives your donation will help save!
My name is Susan and I am the Director of Blissful Strays a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician and have been rescuing animals for as long as I can remember. My mother was the local dog warden when I was a child and I was able to experience how special homeless pets are as we often fostered them. Through years of hard work and dedication, I am finally able to open the doors to a small, private, non-profit rescue where I am able to house and care for homeless and injured animals and find them their forever homes.
I also have given a permanent home to some cats with terminal illnesses such as Feline AIDS, Leukemia and cancer. At Blissful Strays they will live out the remainder of their shortened life NEVER having to worry about needing a warm bed, food or love again!
Each cat/ kitten is deparasitized, examined, will have age appropriate indoor cat vaccines, FIV, FeLV test ( do not let anyone tell you it is acceptable to "batch" test kittens or only test the mother- this is NOT an accurate way to test the status of a cat you will be introducing into YOUR home!)
All animals in my care receive the excellent veterinary medical care they deserve, whether medical or surgical,and all adoptive homes need to be able to continue to do the same. Veterinary references are required.
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Thank you on behalf of all the animals whose lives have been saved by your generous donations.
138 Sylvan Lake Rd
Hopewell Jct. NY 12533
Adopting a friend
One of my many goals in animal welfare is to educate the public on the amazing human-animal bond. We all know the statistics that a cat can reduce your stress levels and therefore your risk of heart attack, but did you know that by adopting you are allowing theses fabulous felines to live a longer healthier life too? A cat on the street has a life span of up to 5 years. Some of this life is battling starvation and disease. A cat in a shelter type situation is at higher risk for disease and infection due to the numerous new cats being added regularly. They are at higher risk for medical conditions caused by increased stress levels caused from constant change to their environment. You can add about 10-15 healthy years to a furry, friendly felines life just by providing a loving home and proper preventative veterinary care. Ahhh, there is nothing like having a purring ball of fur cuddle up with you after a long day at work!!
Come Visit Us!
Visits are by appointment only. Please e-mail me to fill out an adoption form and set up an appointment to come visit our critters up for adoption! firstname.lastname@example.org
Rescue Wish List
Clumping Cat Litter- (Scoop Away, Fresh Step or Arm & Hammer),
"Green" Cleaning Supplies,
Dry cat Food,
Floor to Ceiling Climbing Poles, cat condos
$$, volunteer carpentry/construction/painting
Blissful Strays 138 Sylvan Lake Rd
Hopewell Jct, NY 12533
Some Recent Happy Tails!!
Thank you so much for allowing us to take Andromeda home with us. She is such a joy!!!!! I have never seen any cat with so much personality and so people oriented. She is so laid back, loves to play and loves to cuddle. She is amazing!!!! Thank you so much.
Quincy & Noodles
We LOVE our two new kitties, Quincy and Noodles...and we LOVE Blissful Strays!!! Thank you!!!
Robyn Taylor- WPDH
I just wanted to write and let you know how well Ally is doing. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. My son is so in love with her. Ally is such a great fit for us. She is sweet, loving and loves to cuddle! Thanks again for everything.
Foxy is great!!! She is best cat!!! She loves to fetch toys and bring them back to you the kids get a charge out of her! and yes she still is stealing stuff when she can we have to chase after her to make sure its not harmful!!! She brings us nothing but great happiness and I am so happy we have her!!!
I am very happy to hear Ally was adopted!! My daughter you met was really concerned about her and felt really bad for her she would always check pet finder to see if she was adopted and she will be very (happy) to hear she was!!!
Keebler is doing great. We have been trying to get a picture of him but he loves to run around the house and we are unable to get a good picture. As soon as I get a good picture of him I will send it right to you. Congratulations on the shout on the radio from WPDH. I hope that helps you in your search for good homes for animals. Talk to you soon.
Louie Doll Face & Dunkan (AKA)Pip & Jeff
We are doing well, I love those guys like crazy, they are my babies. They definitely add a lot to my life. Yhey are like two little puppies they follow me and they come when i call them, its awesome.
Lucy is a beautiful big girl! She has gotten a much thicker coat than I expected, and her fur is so beautiful and shiny.
She now weighs about 11 lbs, and I am wondering how much bigger she will get! The vet had estimated probably 10 pounds when she was just a kitten. She cruised right past that with no problem.
I have been taking pics every couple of weeks over the past year, so I will post several of them.
Nina is doing wonderfully! We LOOOVE her, she's so sweet, affectionate and playful (and beautiful too! :) I'm going to send you many photos so you can see how she's doing. She plays a lot with her furry mice, she keeps herself fit! She's always near us, a great companion!
How are your kitties at Blissful Strays, many adoptions lately? I hope so! Here are the photos, please keep in touch!
Thank you! (I'm so lucky I found Nina!)
Zeller, aka Teddy, is doing great. He loves being involved with everything we do, a very social cat. He also likes playing "fetch" like a dog. I throw one of his toys. He gets it and drops it in my lap. He'll do it over and over
The 3 Amigos
The three are all doing fantastic (and growing huge!) They are usually
waiting for me in the living room when I come home every night, and
they all sleep in my room when I go to bed. The only time any of them
cry/ meow is when they want me to take out the feather fishing rod toy.
Ava is doing very well, thanks! We just love her. She is very dear - has not extended her claws yet. Very impressed. Attached is a photo of her with my twin girls. We have re-named her Lola - hope you don't mind! I have been keeping her in our master bedroom until she feels more sure of herself. She seems to be quite happy. Thank you so much for meeting Bob in Danbury. I'll keep you updated! Linda B.
She is just a joy. I cried again when I got home. We spent the afternoon exploring my house - where the litter and food are located. She loves the wet food. She comes running when I open the can. She examined every corner of the house. She slept in bed with me - I love it. Thank you
Cosmo (a.k.a. Mango) is doing just great! He is a love and is so playful. He and I have bonded so well. Just before, he and I were upstairs where he fell asleep (on our nice leather chair, that will be covered real soon!). I came down, a while later he came bounding down and immediately jumped on my lap, as if to say "where'd you go?" He is quite at home here, he is, and always will be well taken care of.
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie & Clyde are doing great!
The first night, Clyde slept on our bed with us, at times, snuggling up next to my neck. He is a love!
They are adjusting well- Clyde is completely comfortable with us, and I sat on the couch for an hour and Bonnie layed next to me and Clyde was stretched out on top of my legs purring. Bonnie is getting more comfortable by the day- last night, she snuggled on my husband's lap while we were watching tv. Now, Clyde sleeps UNDER the covers in bed with us. Crazy kitty!
They are eating well and using the box with no problem.
I made their appt for their next shots in a few weeks.
Thanks again for bringing them to us- they are already a part of the family!
Here is PC in his reincarnation as "Charlie". He and his friend Otto occupy the adirondack chairs when it is warm and sunny. Today they are snoozing indoors. Very happy kitties. Thanks for rescuing him. He is a sweet boy.
We've taken to calling her Fifi for short, has no idea she is smaller than her brothers and sister and does everything they do!
Lacey has come around like I knew she would, and loves her too.
She's been spending more time playing with her and less time hissing.
Ace and Fiona have a lot in common and do some of the same silly things, like take their toys (prey) back to the tunnel to hide and eat later, stick and all! They both have quite a vocabulary and "talk" to us.
But Champ absolutely adores her. He wanted to climb up on the window seat with her but there was no room for him, and he looked a little annoyed that he couldn't!
Bella AKA Torrie
Just wanted to let you know that Bella is doing fantastically in her second week. Her fur is starting to change already and her color is lightening up. She is very playful and has had 6 visitors since I got her and showed off for all of them! She has been roaming free through the house since last Wednesday and is having a ball running up and down the stairs and playing with the vertical blinds (she does have plenty of cat toys to play with too). She is very smart and knows where both litter boxes are. I've attached some pics, its hard to get a good one of her because she doesn't stay still long enough! Will keep you posted on her progress.
Jeff is doing very well. He is a big mush and my family loves him. Trixie, the dog, is having a harder adjustment but Jeff is hard to resist. He kisses her face and she just stands there like a statue. I will try to get a pic of it- it's hysterical. I named him Dunkan. He has the run of the house but follows me everywhere and cries if he does not know where I am. He is very good, I love him and I think he loves it here, despite Trixie.
I hope you and yours are well. I'm just letting you know that Max had his first check-up with our vet this morning which included the next shot. He's doing great and we all just love him a lot! (even Gracie cat, in her own way!)
It's great to hear from you. I "check in" from time to time on your website and I can see that you are successfully continuing your admirable work with these beautiful animals.
As for my beautiful guy, he's doing just great. Rather than losing his long-hair coat as he grew, his is fuller and softer and he's specially proud of his feather-duster of a tail. He's still sweet-natured and gentle and but enjoys a healthy chase around the house with his best pal Gracie. They make a handsome pair, don't you think?
Once again I wish you good luck with your work and say "Thank You" one more time for our dear Max!
Carol, Jack, and Ana