Operation Foster Felix

"Sharing Our Hearts, Homes & Litter Boxes"

We'd Like To Introduce Our Cats & Kittens Available For Adoption!

Visit Our Cats & Kittens That Have Found Purrfect New Homes!


Our Featured Pet... Celeste

A gorgeous mommy of 5 beautiful fuzzballs! She has the lithe body and beautiful characteristics of a Norwegian Forest Cat. Check out those ear tufts! Fostered in a home with 2 young boys, 3 adult cats and a GREAT DANE! She adores being groomed and petted; and is looking for a loving, permanent home where she can be cherished!.

Who We Are

Operation Foster Felix is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization. It was established to provide temporary shelter and foster care for very special cats. These special cats are often overlooked for adoption in local shelters because of age, medical condition or special needs, specifically pregnancy.

Consisting of a small core of dedicated people who love cats, we are what's known as a "shelterless shelter." Our orphans stay in the comfort of volunteers' homes until a permanent placement can be made. These cats and kittens are not caged and are able to lead normal lives while awaiting homes of their own. Operation Foster Felix receives NO Federal funding. When donations run short, we reach deep into our own pockets to cover expenses.

It is our mission to provide a safe, secure and loving environment for unwanted adoptable cats until they can adopt caring people of their own. Abandoned, abused and neglected...A promise is made...That all who enter through our foster doors are forever protected. That they shall never again be homeless, put in harms' way, or thought of as any less than extraordinary!

***FLASH FUR ALERT***

Sponsor our "Special Op - Pawsitive Paws" today! Help provide us with the funds to test 18 cats and kittens from a hoarder situation for FeLV/FIV. These tests are expensive and every cat from this situation will be in need of medical treatment, regardless of their positive/negative status, as they've been terribly neglected. Check out Peanut in our adoptable pets to read about his story from this hoarder situation! To date, we have rehabilitated and adopted out 9 cats and kittens who were FeLV+ from this situation. >

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BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!

We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes, but especially at this time of the year when kill shelters are flooded with new mothers and their very young litters! Please contact us if you are willing to open your heart, home and litter box to a cat or kitten in need, while he or she waits to be adopted. A fantastic, heartwarming opportunity!

SUPPORT OUR CAUSE - ORDER A RESCUE MAGNET!

Special Petfinder Price - $5.00/each - ANY Style! Email with order information or call us!

Rainbow Rescue Magnet

"I Adopted My Cat" Magnet

Orange Rescue Magnet

All About Adoption

The adoption donation is $85.00 for cats and kittens. The adoption donation includes the following services: spay/neuter, micro-chipping, FeLV/FIV testing, deworming (2x), a 4-way vaccination, Rabies vaccination (age appropriate - over 16 weeks), Revolution treatment (combination flea, tick, heartworm, parasite and ear mite topical treatment and preventative) and 1 month free of ShelterCare Pet Insurance.

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

If you paid for these services through a vet, the average cost in the Miami Valley is a WHOPPING $323!!

For the safety and privacy of our foster homes, an Adoption Application must be completed, returned and approved prior to visiting any of the cats or kittens available for adoption. Please send an email to receive an application. Completed applications may be sent to the email address below in either Word format or by cutting and pasting the application into the email.

Why 2-Fur-1 Is Better!

Kittens are curious and crave constant stimulation. A single, bored kitten will often entertain itself by chewing on plants, climbing drapes, climbing furniture, unrolling toilet paper, exploring electrical cords and sockets, etc. This is not to say that kittens who live with other kittens won't also sometimes do these things, but if they have another kitten to tumble around and play with, it is less likely that they will need to entertain themselves with behaviors like these, which at the least are destructive and at the worst can be very dangerous.

Kittens tend to be very active at night. A single kitten is likely to keep the owner awake with constant jumping, pouncing and other hunting behavior directed at any portion of the owner's body which moves under the bed linens. With a companion to play with after the owner has gone to bed, this behavior is minimized as the two will occupy each other by finding interesting shadows to chase and games to play until they finally tire and fall asleep too.

Kittens want and need interaction with others of their own kind for healthy social development. A kittens learns a lot in the first several months of life from its mother and littermates. Separating a kitten from its mother is often a necessity in order for it to be adopted, but taking it away from its littermates and isolating it can delay the kitten's development emotionally, socially and sometimes physically. Kittens who are able to remain with one of their littermates or a similarly-aged companion, tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better socialized pets than those who are isolated from others of their kind at an early age.

Particularly if there is already an older cat in the household, a kitten should not be brought in as a lone companion. As mentioned above, a youngster has boundless energy, wants to play and run constantly, and requires very high amounts of interaction, all of which are likely to overwhelm and irritate an older cat in short order. Likewise, a kitten is apt to be frustrated that its companion does not have the same energy level as itself. At the very least, this can lead to two very unhappy cats. Worse-case scenario, behavior problems such as litter box avoidance or destructive scratching can occur if one or both cats act out their frustrations on their surroundings. Longer-term, it is almost certain that the two will never have a close, bonded relationship, even after the kitten matures, since their experiences with one another from the beginning of the relationship are likely to be negative. An older cat is better matched with someone of his or her own age, who has a similar temperament.

Trying to keep a single kitten occupied, stimulated, safe and happy while also going about the business of everyday life is much more of a challenge than it may seem upon first consideration. Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created kittens in litters! With that in mind, please think long and hard about forcing a kitten to become an only child. We LOVE double adoptions and offer special adoption packages for adopters wishing to adopt two cats or kittens!

A Word About Pet Ownership & Rehoming Your Pet

Pets are a LIFETIME commitment. Do not adopt a pet, take in a stray or purchase a pet you do not intend to keep for its' ENTIRE lifetime. Cats can and DO live to be 30 years old. Pets are not "impulse purchases".

We DO NOT take owner surrenders or strays. It defies our mission. The cats and kittens we rescue come from some of the worst gassing shelters in Ohio where they have been slated for death.

DO NOT wait until the last minute to find your pet a new home! It can take MONTHS to rehome a pet. If you are considering DUMPING your pet at a local shelter, please be aware the pets left dumped at shelters are often the first put to death. Dumping your pet at a local shelter or worse, somewhere off in the country is an ACT OF CRUELTY! Do you want your pet's last days to be that of utter confusion over why their once loving owners have abandoned them, and to die a violent death on a cold metal slab, or worse in a dingy gas chamber with dozens of other confused, scared pets?!? BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER - ACT HUMANELY!

We offer courtesy postings on Petfinder for owners who meet certain requirements and are looking to rehome their pet. We also have a variety of other suggestions available. Please email us if you have any questions and would like more information.


Operation Foster Felix
Serving Southern Ohio
Email: operationfosterfelix@gmail.com


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