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Custom Ornaments!

PLACE YOUR ORDERS HERE OR BY CLICKING THE IMAGE! Buy handmade pet ornaments created by Friends of Companion Animals volunteers where every ornament is original so the one you receive may look different from the one shown here. Priced at just $6, all profits go to support the felines in our care. Just check out and then e-mail your picture (preferably clear and a high resolution photo) to us at friendsofcompanionanimals2013@gmail.com. We’ll email you when it’s ready for pickup at our center located at 2532 N. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe, MI. For an additional $6 donation we can mail it to you (contact us directly for details on shipping).

Dimension: 3.5″ (approx.)

Color: Will Vary

Your Image: Send to friendsofcompanionanimals2013@gmail.com after placing your order.

Price:  $6

Pick-Up Time:  Usually Within  1 Week of your order on thurs – Sat   from 9 am to  5 pm.

Pick-up Location:  FOCA Shelter

2532 N. Dixie Hwy, MOnroe, MI 48162

 

 

2nd ANnual AdoptioN Event

Home for the HOlidays!

Bring the whole family so you can all choose your forever kitty together. Plus, when you adopt that day you can have your new pet photographed with Santa! We’ll have some dollar raffles and a bake sale with all proceeds benefiting all the great felines in our care! We’ll even have buy one; get one half off that day because cats are always better in pairs! 

We’ll be fundraising that day too so if you bring in a 13 lb or larger bag of Purina Kitten Chow or Purina Naturals Original dry food or a 35 lb. pail of Tidy Cat Clumping Litter you’ll be entered into a raffle for a $50 Kroger gift card you can use toward your own holiday feast! 

Price:  free!

DATE:  Saturday,  Dec 7, 2019

TIME:  Doors open 11 AM

Location:  FOCA Shelter

2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162

 

 

2nd annual…

‘TABBY NEW YEAR’  ADOPTION EVENT!

To wish everyone a ‘Tabby’ New Year we’re having an Auction Event on Sat, Jan. 4th with snacks, refreshments and dollar raffles for some fun gift certificates/cards to local merchants. Plus, we’re offering $20 off all Tabby cats and kittens all month long! In addition, anyone who attends with a case of Friskies canned food or a 35 pound pail of Tidy Cat Clumping Litter, could win a $25 Kroger gift card!

DATE:  SATURDAY, jANUARY 4, 2020

TIME:   11 AM – 5 PM

Location:  FOCA adoption center

2532 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162

$20 OFF ALL TABBY CATS ALL MONTH LONG! 

 

 

OFF-SITE FUNDRAISING EVENT! 

cATSIP  sUNDAY @ sT. jULIANS! 

It’s CatSIP Sunday at St. Julian’s Winery in Dundee! On January 5th 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, January 5th from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Location:  sT. jULIANS

700 fREEDOM cT. , dUNDEE, mi 48131

tIME: 7 PM  – 9 PM 

DATE:  sUNDAY,  jAN. 5, 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!
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The day after our 'TABBY' New Year event at the shelter, stop out to St. Julian's in Dundee on Jan 5th from 7-9 pm! Proceeds (15% of each sale) benefit us!!
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Alvin the buff tabby and Luna the black beauty are both off to the same forever home. That makes our grand total 19 felines who will have a home for the holidays after this weekend!
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J.M. Smucker Company recalled certain lots of Special Kitty canned cat food over concerns the ingredients could make pets very sick.
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Celebrate the holidays with a handmade ornaments created by Friends of Companion Animals volunteers. For only six dollars you can have your pet or family commemorated on the keepsake you’ll enjoy for years. Please note: every ornament is original so the one you receive may look different from the one shown here, but that’s part of the fun! You won’t know what pleasant surprise awaits you until you see it! Order yours today and pick up within a week! Go to:https://friendsofcompanionanimals.org/product/custom-holiday-ornament/
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Did you order your custom Christmas ornaments yet? Every sale of a six dollar handmade ornament created by our FOCA volunteers goes towards our shelter! Taking orders until December 14 so place yours today!