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I've found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person's character. P.C. Cast

Featured Pet of the Month:

: Pictured here is sweet Petunia. We have many, wonderful kittens currently available for adoption. All colors, shapes and sizes. Males and females. Long hair or short hair. All different personality types. Are you ready to adopt a loving addition to your family? For more information call 203-375-7009 today.




 


UPCOMING EVENTS in August 2014


August 2nd - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This adoption event will be held at H3 Pet Supply located at 475 Hawley Lane, Stratford. (Next to the Big Y). Stop by and see some of the beautiful cats and kittens we currently have available for adoption.

August 16th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

 

August 22nd - Friday - Wine Tasting and Vendor Fair - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This month’s fundraiser will be held at the Winemaker’s Boutique located at 2505 Main Street in Stratford. This will be a fun event, so please stop by for a great night of wine tasting, shopping and raffle baskets. ADMISSION IS FREE! Vendors will be selling candles, jewelry, chocolate, specialty foods and much more. ALSO there will be Raffles, $5.00 Wine Tasting and Massages ($1 per minute). SCP will be setting up a crafts/fundraising table with some of our cat-related items for sale! Plus, SCP will have a special Raffle Basket. Come out for a fun evening, sample some wines, shop the vendors and support SCP. A portion of ALL proceeds will be donated to SCP.

August 23rd - Saturday - Public Adoption 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our third adoption event will be held at H3 Pet Supply located at 475 Hawley Lane, Stratford. (Next to the Big Y). Be sure to stop by and say Hi!

August 26th - Tuesday - General Meeting 7:00 PM

Our monthly general meeting will be held at Karin Westbrook’s home located at 85 Champion Terrace in Stratford.

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Please call 203-375-7009 for information on any of these events.



Our Adoptions for July


We had 36 cats adopted. (22 kittens, 6 teenagers and 8 adults). It definitely was a fabulous adoption month for our kitties. Adopted in July: Basil, Beamer, Bullseye, Buttons, Carson, Coach, Dale, Dickens, Diesel, Dolce, Dory, Gabanna, Heather, Linus, Lovey, Maverick, Mimi, Mishka, Parker, Patches, Paulie, Pokey, Princess Di, Red, Renee, Riff, Rosemary, Roxie, Russell, Skippy, Snopes, Storm, Top Gun, Truman, Veronica and Viola. A big Thank You to all our adopters who gave these sweet kitties their forever homes.

 Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails!



Winkin's Spot - A Special Thanks!


Stratford Cat Project would like to send a special thank you to Stephanie and Kristi, two of Pam Sugden's co-workers at United Health Care, who held a food/supply drive for SCP in Pam's memory. Pam was a dedicated volunteer with SCP for many years who passed away suddenly in April 2014. All of us at SCP, both the two legged and four legged ones, send many thanks to you both for keeping Pam's memory alive through your donations and your support of SCP.

Our Wish List


URGENT: We currently have 91 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: Playtime is Very Important


Playtime is a vital part of your cat's life whether it's with you, by themselves, or with a companion pet. Interactive playtime with a fishing pole-type toy or wand is especially important and is often overlooked when it comes to the cat/human relationship. Here are some reasons to make interactive playtime a part of daily life: It's a valuable trust-building tool, it strengthens the bond with your cat, it helps reduce fear and ease multi-cat tension, it's great exercise, it teaches kitty what is and isn't acceptable to bite, it helps ease stress after a traumatic event, it reduces damage done to your home and it helps a cat develop a positive association with its environment. Remember, an active cat is healthier and a mentally-stimulated cat is happier; therefore, they will not need to redirect energy into destructive behaviors.  Playtime will benefit not only your cat, but your home and your bond with them.

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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