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8th ANniversary Open House

Happy Birthday FOCA!

Stop out Sat. March 14th from 11 am – 5 pm for a day of raffles, refreshments and birthday cake for all! We’ll have lots of FOCA swag to win or purchase along with dollar raffles…and of course… plenty of cats and kittens to cuddle and possibly take home! Plus, if you donate a 35lb pail of Tidy Cat clumping litter or a 13 lb page of Purina Kitten Chow you could win a $25 Kroger Card! Plus, all cats will be $8 off for one day only! 

Price:  free!

DATE:  Saturday,  March 14, 2020

TIME:  Doors open 11 AM

Location:  FOCA Shelter

2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162

 

 

OFF-SITE FUNDRAISING EVENT!  quartermanina!

We’re having a Quartermania!! Get those basket stuffers in time for Easter next month! Proceeds benefit Friends of Companion Animals Feline Rescue!Date: Thurs., March 19th, 2020 Location: First Merchants Downtown Branch 102 E. Front St., Monroe, MI 48161 Doors open at 5:30 pm Bidding begins at 6:00 pm. $10 entry includes 2 paddle! Additional paddles will be $5 each. A Quartermania is a cross between an auction and a raffle where people ‘bid’ quarters to win a cool products from cool vendors! There will also be raffles, a Queen of Clubs board and concessions with drinks, pizza and snacks!

DATE:  Thurs, March 19, 2020

TIME:   5:30 – 9 pm

Cost:   $10 Entry; Bring Your Quarters For Bidding!

Location:  First Merchants Bank

102 E. Front, Monroe, MI 48161

 

 

OFF-SITE FUNDRAISING EVENT! 

cATSIP  sUNDAY @ sT. jULIANS! 

It’s CatSIP Sunday at St. Julian’s Winery in Dundee! On March 22nd from 7 pm to 9 pm 15% of proceeds raised will benefit the local non-profit Friends of Companion Animals – Monroe County’s only all-cat rescue. Enjoy some complimentary cheeses with samples of their favorite, best-selling wines. There will be long pours of their award-winning wines for purchase, raffles for prize baskets and an exclusive ‘kitty cocktail’ menu that’s feline inspired! Learn more by visiting friendsofcompanionanimals.org or stop out Sunday, March 22nd from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Location:  sT. jULIANS

700 fREEDOM cT. , dUNDEE, mi 48131

tIME: 7 PM  – 9 PM 

DATE:  sUNDAY,  March 22, 2020

15% OF ALL PROCEEDS DURING THOSE TWO HOURS GOES TO F.O.C.A. ! 

 

 

OUTDOOR CAT SHELTER TIPS

As  you can imagine we get lots of requests to take in cats who have been outdoors once the weather turns cold. Unfortunately like many shelters we are often full or we don’t take feral cats. If you’d like to help, and you’re not sure what you can do, build some shelters that don’t cost a fortune.

Here’s a great link for building a cat shelter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSwLZTp9mf8 You need it off the ground because of snow fall and you want to use just straw and not hay or blankets (wet cats get stuck on hay and fabric which damages their skin, which can be deadly). But watch the video since he offers some pretty good tips. If that seems like too much work this one offers some nice tips for a plastic shelters if you don’t want to build with wood – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YYQIHx_14

Located here is a quick graphic from a great organization, Alley Cat Allies, on how to build an outdoor enclosure. Best of all it only takes 12 quick steps. But we suggest that you also watch the links above to get a better idea of why you’re building the shelter and other tips that can help you (and the cats you want to save this winter).

 

 


Friends of Companion Animals Changes Lives

 

 

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Bringing Felines and Humans Together

 

Our vision is to have a county free of homeless, unwanted companion animals, to have all free-roaming cats spayed or neutered and under the care of reliable caregivers to achieve this vision. We seek to stop the overpopulation of felines through spaying and neutering and to match adoptable cats with the appropriate ‘furever’ homes. 

As an all-volunteer organization we’re always looking for people who can donated their time, supplies,  money or ideas for creating a better world for homeless cats and kittens. 

 

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About Us

Beyond a Cat Adoption Center

Along with our cat adoption center, we have a trap-neuter-release program for cat colonies where there is someone to feed, water and provide shelter for feral cats. 

 

 

Founded by Penny Bly, Friends of Companion Animals is a 501c3 nonprofit that’s focused on the spay/neuter of feline companion animals to control pet populations. Since 2011 our mission has been to promote spay and neuter of all companion animals and to help find suitable forever homes. Today, however, we have narrowed our efforts to focus on cats and kittens in our program to aid felines of Monroe County, Michigan. 

 

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What  You Can Do

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It’s not glamorous, but if you’ve got a few hours on certain days there are always cats that need cleaning and general care…and cuddles too.

 

Fund Raising & Money Donations

We don’t receive money from any state, county or city departments so our survival depends on ideas and events that garner funds for pet care.

 

Supplies

Private individuals and companies in the community are welcome to bring us physical goods too because any help is appreciated.

 

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You can make a difference in an animals life by being a volunteer – feel good by doing something good! 

Want to Help? We Always Need…

  • Tidy Cat Clumping Litter
  • Purina Natural Cat and/or Kitten Food
  • Canned Cat Food
  • PetSmart or Monroe Feed Gift Cards
  • Gasoline Gift Cards
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bleach and Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels

 

 

We open our doors to the public Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM – 5 PM.

2532 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162

So if you’re interested in adopting a cat or kitten… or if you’d just like to spend some time playing with some feline companions in our playroom, feel free to stop into Friends of Companion Animals and see who’s available! Our kitties will love the companionship and you’ll have a great time too.  

 

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Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center

Friends of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center is a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that has been preventing unwanted litters from growing up on the streets or entering the already overcrowded animal shelters in Monroe County since 2011. Friends of Companion Animals encourages the spaying/neutering of companion animals and conducts trap-neuter-release in public places where free roaming cats are prevalent. In one year we prevented an estimated 1,200 potential puppies and 17,420 potential kittens from being born as homeless pets, and we have socialized and rehomed numerous kittens. We are a dedicated group of volunteers that believe together we all can make a difference for the companion animals of Monroe County!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
We're often asked, 'What do you need?'. Here's the answer!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Love our cause and have extra cash? Maybe you work for a company that likes to pay it forward? Give our kitties a home FOREVER. Give to our BUILDING FUND (and if you can't give, pls share this post!) To donate visit:https://friendsofcompanionanimals.org/donate/
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
IT'S BACK!! Join us for our Spring CatSip Sunday @ St. Julian in Dundee from 7-9 pm March 22. Bring your 'ones' for some fun raffles too!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
China is struttin’ her stuff! This five month old Maine coon mix is full of energy and love. All Applications are first come; first approved.