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Check out our list of adoptable cats and kittens from Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet today!
Corona Virus UpdatE
To keep our volunteers and visitors safe until further notice FOCA will be closed to the public. Until the stay in home order is lifted we will be scheduling cat/kitten viewings for approved applicants only by appointment in hour blocks of time.
You can reach us via Facebook messenger or via email at email@example.com. You are welcome to call us at 734.224.0700 but our time in the shelter will be even more limited this month so email and Facebook are quicker.
We are not taking in any new felines during this time since space and resources are a concern.
Adoptions WILL still CONTINUE and can be processed online 24/7 right here under our ‘forms’ tab. We suggest visiting our adoptables page with our Petfinder listings because these felines need a home now more than ever. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.
2nd ANNUAL kitten shower
On the last Sunday in June, Sunday June 28th, Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s all-cat rescue, is throwing it’s 2nd Annually KITTEN SHOWER, which is special since our normal hours are Thurs – Saturday! Social distancing will still be in place when doors open Noon until 5 pm. We’ll have dollar raffles, refreshments, ‘shower food’ and prizes. We’ll even have a bake sale so you can take home some tasty treats for yourself while benefiting the shelter. Plus, you could be entered to win a $25 Kroger card if you bring ** 35 lb of Tidy Cat clumping litter** bag of Purina Kitten Chow 13 lb or larger** KMR kitten powder formula (12 oz. +) or ** case of Fancy Feast ‘kitten’ food. The more items you bring us, the more you’re entered win!
DATEs: Sunday, june 28, 2020
TIME: From 12 pm to 5 pm
Location: FOCA Shelter
2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162
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
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.
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.
What You Can Do
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.
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.
Stay connected and find out about our upcoming events or social engagements like dinners, auctions, etc.