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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:

Mary is a beautiful tabby female and is approximately a year old. She came to SCP after she was found in the parking lot of the Trumbull Marriot, completely emaciated and suffering from severe anemia. She was so weak and would not have survived if we hadn't taken her in. After extensive TLC, Mary is ready for her forever home and has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. She is a sweet, affectionate, gentle girl. The perfect home will be one with another cat friend. Do you or someone you know have room in your heart and home to give this sweet lady the new start she so deserves? For more information, please SCP at (203) 375-7009




 


UPCOMING EVENTS in November 2014


November 1st - 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. We will also be holding our annual Fall Food Drive. We will be collecting cat and dog food donations for our rescued kitties and for the Bridgeport Shelter and the Sterling House pet food pantry. We also will be accepting donations for the food pantry at Sterling House and their food bank. There will be 2 amazing RAFFLE BASKETS, one cat themed and one dog themed and anyone who brings a cat or dog food donation will receive a free raffle ticket!!! Please join us at this event. We need your help so we can help our furry friends.

November 15th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our second adoption event will be held at PETCO located at 340 Grasmere Avenue (next to Whole Foods and Home Depot) in Fairfield, CT. This event is sponsored by North Shore Animal League.

November 25th - 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 October


We had 19 cats adopted. (13 kittens, 3 teenagers, 2 adults). It was a great adoption month for our kitties. Thanks to our adopters for giving these kitties in need their loving, forever homes. Adopted in October were: Bobby, Cuff, Duncan, Fagin, Flora, Foxz, Foxy, Janet Jackson, Jiminy Cricket, Largo, Link, Mittens, Mooshie, Pluto, Skippy, Sushi, Tigger , Taco and Zane.

 Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails!



Winkins Spot - Save the Dates


December 6th & 7th: H3 Pet Supply will be holding their annual Pet Photos with Santa event from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm both days. Cost of the photos will be $10 per picture for digital photos and $15 per picture for printed photos (cash only). As always, 100% of the proceeds will benefit local animal rescue organizations (Thank Dog Rescue and Stratford Cat Project). All well behaved pets and their humans are welcome to be in the photos. This is an important fund raising event for both organizations. Photos will be taken at the store located at 475 Hawley Lane in Stratford, CT (in the Big Y Plaza).

December 7th: SCP will be holding our annual Holiday Open House at the Star Factory located at 355 Ferry Boulevard in Stratford. This is a wonderful event for adopters, volunteers, and donors to all come together. We will have lots of great food and beverages, wonderful raffle baskets and our holiday boutique will be on display for all your gift shopping needs. What a great way to help the kitties and get your shopping done at the same time. Bring a donation of cat food or supplies and receive a free raffle ticket for one of our wonderful gift baskets. This is a great get together and one that many look forward to every year. You won't want to miss it. See you there!

SCP would like to dedicate this month's newsletter in memory of Picasso and Spanky. Two great kitties that lost their battle with health issues in October. All us of at SCP send hugs to Picasso's people, Liz and Gary and Spanky's people, Helen and Rich. 

Our Wish List


URGENT: We currently have 88 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: Why A Cat Is Not A Good Surprise Gift


When your child wants a cat, it might be tempting to get one for him or her as a holiday gift, but this is not a good idea. First of all, the holidays are very hectic and there won't be time to give your new pet the attention they need as they settle into your home. Secondly, getting a cat for a child for Christmas may unconsciously reinforce the idea that cats are toys rather than living beings. Instead of putting a kitten under the tree, you might want to take your child to the local shelter to choose the cat he or she wants. This will help them be part of the decision making process and will help with the bonding between your child and the new pet.

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 88 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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