FOCA Tackles Another Hoarding Case of 40 felines in Monroe County

July 9, 2022 – Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe’s only all cat rescue and adoption center, yet again came single-handedly to the rescue of 40 felines of various ages at a single location in Monroe County in the Temperance area. This recent endeavor is the largest that the all-volunteer, nonprofit has faced since it rescued 33 cats single-handedly from one location in downtown Monroe in March 2021. Ten of those semi-feral felines are still looking for barn homes via their free barn cat program and one friendly cat, Tiny Tot, still needs her forever inside home.

It was discovered through various sources that the resident who had dogs on the property also had 40 cats in the single-family home that included 20 adults and 17 kittens to 3 nursing mother cats. FOCA then contacted the resident who said they were struggling financially and were unable to care for all the animals. Over the course of a few weeks FOCA collected and provided health care to all the cats, all of whom also required spay/neutering and medication for upper respiratory infections, which often happen in colonies such as these. [READ MORE]

Macy and her kittens

Television Reports and Interviews – July 2022

News reports from various sources in July 2022 about FOCA saving 40 cats from a hoarding situation in Temperance.

SOS! Save Our Shelter ROOF!

FOCA Needs a Flat Roof

We renovated our floors and our enclosures thanks to the support of so many great FOCA friends but now it’s time to take care of the top. With the winter season we’ve discovered the pitched area of our roof has about 5 years of life. Our flat roof however is DOA and leaking because of serious cracked areas. It really needs a complete tear off and restructure and then replacement of damaged ceiling tiles. The good news is once it’s done we’re set for the next decade, probably two decades. The bad news is the first quote we got is $30000 so we’re trying to fund-raise to keep the kitties dry. Any help you can provide is appreciated.

DONATE HERE or at the shelter

wed – Sat 9 am to 5 pm

2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162

 

SOS! Save Our Shelter

FOCA Bottle Drive

We recently got a loan to buy our shelter but we need your help to do it. Bring your bottles and cans to us at the shelter and we’ll put the money toward helping our rescue and perhaps even have a home of our own!

Drop Off TIME:

Sun – tUES 9 am to 11 am or

wED – Sat 9 am 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).

 

Attention Please

Shelter and Resale shop  Are open to the public

(no appointment needed):

wED. – Sat. noon to 5 pm

masks required for un-vaccinated visitors  @ both locations

Donations will still be taken During the following times:

Sun – tUES from 9 am to 11 am and wED – Sat  from 9 am to  5 PM

 

Story of  For Spring 2022:

Rummage Sale for Spay neuter clinic

 

Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s only all cat rescue and adoption center, which rescued 33 cats at a single location in downtown Monroe in winter 2021, has a new venture – plans for a low cost feral spay/neuter clinic. The all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue established in 2011 is seeking donations to help fund the project, which would make it the only low-cost spay neuter clinic between Toledo and Downriver Detroit. They will kick off the endeavor by hosting an Indoor Rummage Sale fundraiser starting March 9th in their events building next to the shelter. [ READ MORE]

 

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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…

  • Arm & Hammer Clumping Litter
  • Purina Gentle, 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 to Saturday Noon to 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 is a cats only shelter that has been preventing unwanted feline 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 as volunteers permit. In the last two years alone they've adopted out over 1000 stray and surrendered cats and kittens into forever homes.
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Now through Jan 3 Chewy is donating up to 1 million a week to rescues like FOCA when you shop for items we need. Learn more here and find FOCA's wish list! https://www.chewy.com/b/donate-101502
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Adorable Spice & Liberty look like they are from the same litter, while they're not, they'll be sisters in their new home.
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
THIS SATURDAY!! In addition to kitten and cat discounts at our Home for the Holidays shelter event, the gals at the ReSale Shop are holding a Christmas Bazaar in the event center next door with tons of Holiday goodies, decorations, you name it! Everything is 50% and they'll be $1 Raffles for some cool prizes that would make great gifts for someone you love or something just for you. Visit the shop Sat. Dec. 10 from noon to 5 PM
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
We're back to normal hours of Wed - Sat from noon to 5 pm!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
This Saturday! Santa is coming to FOCA Sat. Dec. 10 to take pictures with all adoptees that day!
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
Friends Of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center
THIS SATURDAY! In addition to kitten and cat discounts at our Home for the Holidays shelter event, the gals at the ReSale Shop are holding a Christmas Bazaar in the event center next door with tons of Holiday goodies, decorations, you name it! Everything is 50% and they'll be $1 Raffles for some cool prizes that would make great gifts for someone you love or something just for you. Visit the shop Sat. Dec. 10 from noon to 5 PM
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