PLEASE NOTE OUR P.O. BOX NUMBER HAS CHANGED. THE NEW ADDRESS IS CCFF P.O. BOX 172 UNIONTOWN, OHIO 44685
Stop in The Pine Cone Gift Shoppe 11742 Cleveland Ave NW, Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 497-9840 and visit our Cripple Creek Christmas tree complete with kitty toys for purchase. You can also drop off any donations for the kitties you would like. We use Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Purina One Tuna and Salmon, Purina One Beyond, Friskies canned (any variety), pee pads, Tidy Cat SCOOPABLE litter, bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, furry baby blankets or anything else you think the kitties would enjoy.
CCFF just got back from the Alley Cat Allies conference in Arlington, Va. this past weekend. What an amazing time! So many wonderful, inspiring people and so many ideas to bring to this area! Check out our facebook page for pics from the event.
CCFF will have an informational booth at the North Canton Community Involvement Fair on Nov. 16 at the North Canton Library from 12:30 - 2:30. Stop in and say hi and learn how to help the cats in your neighborhood.
Many of you from the area recognize this historic home in Greentown. Historic Home It is in foreclosure and the resident has left. Unfortunately, there were 6 cats left in need. CCFF has these cats in temporary foster care. Their pictures are listed on our Facebook page (link directly below). They are roughly 10 yrs old and all spayed/neutered and had been tested negative when fixed. Please contact us if you are interested in helping one of these deserving felines whose life has been turned upsidedown. There are two left in need of special homes as only cats.
FINALLY!!!!! Cripple Creek has a Facebook page! If you don't find the kitty you are looking for on our Petfinder page, please check the FB page. There are many available and adorable animals in need listed. Be sure to click and "like" the page to keep up with our activities and available animals. CCFF Facebook
The Wild Cat Wednesday program through the Stark Co. Humane Society has been discontinued. Sadly, this was just before breeding season which resulted in many cats/kittens ending up in the local shelter. CCFF had spayed/neutered 73 cats through this program. Unfortunately, the animals of Stark Co. will once again suffer. I apologize for any inconvenience. Despite this...CCFF has already spayed/neutered `129 cats as of November 10, 2013 for the year. Traps have been loaned out to allow others to TNR cats in their own neighborhoods. Thanks for being part of the solution!
Cripple Creek Feral and Friends (CCFF) is a nonprofit Ohio corporation dedicated to promoting animal welfare, and caring for animals in need. Its primary place of business is in Lake Twp., Ohio. CCFF is in the process of applying for tax-exempt status, but tax-exempt status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code has NOT been granted at this time. Contributions to CCFF are gratefully received, and will help us in our mission, but they are NOT tax deductible (yet!).
I am sure many of you have read the recent article in the Canton Repository. Canton Rep Article Today, Jan. 28, 2013, I received a letter from the Vice President of the Stark County Humane Society, Brian L. Zimmerman revoking my membership. This is what you get when you speak up for the animals without a voice.
The CCFF Animal Appreciation Day was a success! 39 animals were spayed/neutered! Many local rescue groups and animal related businesses participated and the weather even cooperated! Many thanks to the Lake Community Branch of the Stark County District Library for being open to holding such an event!
On April 13, 2013 I was a presenter at the Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Animal Seminar. My topic was dispelling the myths regarding feral cats and their overpopulation. It was a wonderful seminar with a lot of information and great networking opportunities. Looking forward to next year already!
CCFF is teaming up with Franks Ferals to provide monthly Trap/Neuter/Return seminars (free of charge) held at One of a Kind Pets in Akron. Check with the clinic or on this page for updated schedule. Hope to see you there.
URGENT!!! A RECENT SEIZURE BY OUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY RESULTED IN THEM CAPTURING 40 CATS USING SNARES/CATCHPOLES. 38 OF THESE CATS WERE KILLED. 13 WERE LEFT AT THE RESIDENCE. CCFF REMOVED THE REMAINING CATS WHO ARE ALL HEALTHY AND FRIENDLY, NICE CATS. THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS SITUATION TO BE HANDLED THE WAY IT WAS. SNARES WERE NOT NECESSARY, WE WERE ABLE TO SCRUFF THE CATS AND PLACE THEM IN CARRIERS, CALMLY AND SAFELY. A LITTLE COMPASSION FOR THE ANIMALS AND THE OWNER IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. I AM NOT CONDONING THE LIVING CONDITIONS BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DEAL WITH A SITUATION LIKE THIS PROFESSIONALLY. HERE IS A LINK TO PHOTOS OF THE CATS. THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN THE FIRST NIGHT. AS STATED, THEY ARE ALL VERY FRIENDLY AND LOVING AND LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOMES. THESE ARE EXTREMELY NICE CATS, VERY AFFECTIONATE AND LOVING. PLEASE CONSIDER ADOPTING!! Seizure Cats HERE ARE SOME UPDATED PHOTOS OF THE CATS. THEIR PERSONALITIES ARE COMING THROUGH AS THEY BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE, WHAT NICE DESERVING CATS! All but 4 have been adopted!! Newer pics
Ms. Kitty....a stray missing an eye with a huge tumor. Photos of Ms. Kitty and her surgery (WARNING...GRAPHIC) can be seen here. Ms. Kitty UPDATE OCT. 27, 2012......Unfortunately Ms. Kitty's cancer had progressed to the point that she was no longer comfortable and was relieved of her suffering. What an impact this little cat had on me in just over 2 short months. Thank you to everyone who contributed to her care.
********URGENT!!!!!!******** UPDATE......I am sure you aware of the Evergreen Trailer Park in North Canton. http://northcanton.patch.com/articles/21-cats-rescued-from-former-evergreen-trailer-park It is being bulldozed this week. I went over to rescue A litter of kittens and found yet another litter. I got both litters and two moms. This evening 8 more cats were trapped. These are all young friendly cats in need of somewhere to go!! They are going to One of a Kind on June 4 to be fixed. Anyone wishing to help with this cost can make contributions directly to One of a Kind Clinic on Exchange in Akron. Please make sure you note it is for Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends. Financial assistance will be desperately needed. I will post pics of all the cats asap. For now, here are some of the kittens available. Evergreen Update June 5.....2 more kittens rescued, there is a third we cannot find. Will have pics and info posted soon on who is what, etc... .******UPDATE*****.As of June 1, 2012... 21 cats/kittens have been trapped. The last one this evening was the one I wanted the most! He has a broken tail from someone deliberately running him over. It is in VERY bad shape. He will be tested and evaluated for what can be done for him. Robert "Robert" has had his tail amputated and has been neutered. He has tested positive for FIV, as did my BobCat (my mascot). Robert is able to live a quite normal life with other cats. This disease is transmitted through deep bite wounds, not casual contact through grooming or shared food bowls. What a loving, grateful cat Robert is!!! Out of 21 cats, we have 6 remaining from the Evergreen Trailer Park.
Photos of Rattie Tat, an abandoned rat CCFF rescued. Rattie Tat
Rubbermaid offers special pricing for containers used to make feral cat shelters. See website for info and instructions. Feral Cat Shelter
Thank you for all of your support and donations following the wonderful article in the Canton Repository. A link to the story is below. It is so nice to know there are caring people who are willing to help the helpless animals out there!
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If you are utilizing your own or local veterinarian for spaying/neutering a feral cat, please make sure they are aware it is feral. Make sure they do not try to handle it and make sure they use disolvable sutures. We highly recommend using One of a Kind Pets in Akron for your feral surgeries. 330-865-6890 No appointment needed for ferals. One of a Kind
PLEASE....if you are feeding a stray, take the initiative and get it fixed BEFORE your problem escalates! One of a Kind offers low cost surgeries or I can put you in touch with other alternative mobile clinics. I cannot take in animals BUT I can post and network your animal in need. They MUST be fixed in order to do so. Thanks for doing your part!
GREENTOWN CATS UPDATE
Greentown Cats Pics
Rep Article Greentown
The above links tell the story of a recent rescue. All but 7 of the 25 cats have been placed and are doing well in their new homes.
WHERE ARE MY DONATIONS GOING? I want to assure you that ALL donations go toward the spay/neutering, vetting and care of the animals in my rescue. They also go to assist those in need. Donations of food (dry and canned) and scoopable litter are also very much appreciated. CCFF continues to help the people with large colonies of cats by providing food to them when we have it.
Smokey and Mango, two kitties we helped. Smokey had a deformed leg that had to be amputated... Smokey and Mango UPDATE April 11, Smokey and Mango returned to their home with all kinds of new toys and a nice scratching post donated by ZiffyCat Condos. In return for the help with their cats, the owners have donated bags of food back to the lady caring for the 27 cats that we fixed earlier.
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will never let what I can not do interfere with what I can do."
Edward. E. Hale
I am one individual trying to do my part in helping homeless and helpless animals find their forever home. I do NOT have a shelter so I am unable to accept animals from individuals. I will accept your animals information and network with others to help place it. Please understand, I am doing my best to help those that call but I can't always be of assistance. I do try! All of my time, gas, supplies are donated because spay/neuter is a cause that I so strongly believe in. All trapping/transporting/recovery is done in between operating three businesses as well as caring for my own animals/home.
I have a soft spot for special needs animals and will do my best to help with them. Not limited to dogs and cats.
Donations are always welcome!! Donations can be made conveniently through PayPal at email@example.com Gift cards to help with the purchase of food and litter or gas cards to help with transportation costs for spay/neutering. All animals are altered using One of a Kind Clinic in Akron. Never think that any amount is too small...1 dollar buys 2 cans of cat food!
ALL animals adopted through Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends will be altered PRIOR to adoption. Adoption contracts and applications are required. Applications will be reviewed in order to place the pet in the best possible home. Cripple Creek adoptables have come from less than perfect situations and I want to ensure they never have to worry about being homeless and hungry again. If for any reason an animal does not work out, CCFF stipulates the animal be returned.
Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends
P.O. Box 172
Uniontown, OH 44685
WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER & ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANIMALS
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter