"If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.“ - Joan Asper McIntosh
Featured Pet of the Month:
Meet Colleen. She a gorgeous calico female. She is approximately 6 months and has been spayed and had all her shots She is a sweet thing with a low to medium energy level. While Colleen tolerates other cats, she would prefer to be the queen of her castle. The perfect home for her will be one where she won't be alone all day. She is also being fostered with dogs and seems to be okay with them. Have room in your heart to let this striking girl rule your home? Contact the Stratford Cat Project at (203) 375-7009 for more information.
UPCOMING EVENTS in December 2013
December 7th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
We will be holding a cat and kitten adoption at Baldwin's Corner Adoption Center located inside H3 Pet Supply, 475 Hawley Lane (Big Y Shopping Center) in Stratford. We also will be holding our special event Pet Photos With Santa!
December 8th - Saturday - Holiday Open House - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our open house will be held at the Star Factory, 355 Ferry Boulevard in Stratford. Be sure to stop by and meet the volunteers of SCP! We will have lots of great food and beverages, wonderful raffle baskets and our holiday boutique will be on display for all of your gift shopping needs. What a great way to help the kitties and get your shopping done at the same time! Please bring a donation of cat food (canned or dry) and receive a free raffle ticket.
December 14th - Saturday - Public Adoption - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Our second adoption this month will be held Baldwin's Corner Adoption Center located inside H3 Pet Supply, 475 Hawley Lane (Big Y Shopping Center) in Stratford.
December 21st - Saturday - Public Adoption -11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We will be holding a cat and kitten adoption at Baldwin's Corner Adoption Center located inside H3 Pet Supply, 475 Hawley Lane (Big Y Shopping Center) in Stratford. We will also have cat-themed and holiday gift items for sale at this event.
Please call 203-375-7009 for information on any of these events.
Our Adoptions for November
We had 20 cats adopted. (14 kittens, 2 teenagers and 4 adults). It was another great adoption month for our kitties. Adopted in November: Ajax, Carl, Duke, Frieda, Jack, January, Johnny Cash, Leo, Lil Red, Linus, Maggy, Meadow, Rick, Romeo, Schroeder, Scorpion, Sky, Tabitha, Tiara and Tyler.
Winkin's Spot - Photos with Santa and Holiday Open House
On Saturday, December 7th we will be having our Pet Photos With Santa event at our public adoption. This will be at H3 Pet Supply at 475 Hawley Lane (Big Y Shopping Center) in Stratford. Photos will be taken between 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. The cost is $10.00 per photo and you can have up to 3 photos taken. You will have a choice of printed photos which can be picked up at H3 Pet Supply the following weekend or digital file photos which would be emailed to you within a few days. 100 % of the proceeds will go to local rescue groups (including Stratford Cat Project). Be sure to stop by and get your holiday pet photos taken. * * * * * *
We hope you can join us at our Annual Holiday Open House to be held at the Star Factory located
at 355 Ferry Blvd., Stratford on Sunday, December 8th from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Be sure to stop
by and meet some of the SCP volunteers. There will be lots of great food, drink, wonderful raffle
baskets and our holiday boutique. We will have special guest appearances of Roger, Tapper and
Penelope. These are just 3 of the many special kitties we have helped over the years find their forever homes. You won’t want to miss this fun event. Bring a donation of cat food (canned or dry) and receive a free raffle ticket!
All of us at SCP wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year.
Our Wish List
URGENT: We currently have 78 cats in our foster homes. We are in need of Friskies canned and dry food, wet wipes, large black garbage bags, Litter-Scoopable, Walmart gift cards and paper towels. If you can make a donation, please call us at 203-375-7009. Or donations can be dropped off at 85 Champion Terrace, Stratford (on back patio).
Our Numbers As Of Year End 2012
We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the efforts and successes our project has accomplished since we were founded in 2001. In 2012 our organization aided 364 cats and kittens. This brings us to a grand total at year end 2012 of 3,070 cats and kittens that we have helped since the beginning. Statistics are listed below:
Placed in Homes
Available for Adoption
Low Cost Program
It's thanks to all of YOU, our adopters, donors, sponsors, volunteers and supporters that we can continue to help as many feline friends. We thank you, the cats thank you and all the adopters whose lives have been enriched by having that special companion in their homes thank you as well. Let's all keep up the good work!
CAT TIPS: Avoid Ankle Attacks by Scheduling More Playtime
If your cat stalks your feet, it might be an indication that he isn't getting enough playtime. A typical scenario is that the cat may hide under the bed and then pounce on your unsuspecting ankles as you get up or walk across the room. Your kitty is tuned into any type of movement, and when he doesn't get adequate stimulation or if he has a very high play drive, your ankles begin to look pretty darn inviting. Engage your cat in daily play sessions so he can get that energy out on
appropriate targets. Try to fit in one during the day and one just before bedtime. If kitty does get
his teeth or claws into your feet, don't move away from him. Instead, stay still, tell him no, and
redirect him to a toy.
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
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Donate money to SCP while you shop!
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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 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.
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 78 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.
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 a suggested adoption donation of $100.00 per adult cat. The suggested adoption donation for kittens is $150.00 per kitten and $250.00 for a pair of kittens. All of our cats are tested, wormed and have received their age appropriate shots. All cats that are old enough are neutered/spayed before adoption. We do encourage people to neuter/spay their adopted kittens through our project. Our suggested adoption donation covers the spay/neuter of our kittens and must be done by our local vets. Subsequently, we must restrict the adoption of our kittens to our local area (Fairfield, Stratford, Milford, Shelton, Trumbull and Bridgeport).
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