Indoor Rummage Sale – 4 Day Sales Event!
Itching to start your yard sale-ing season? Stop out to the Indoor Rummage Sale – a rain or shine event! The sale will feature items not normally found in our resale shop like furniture, office equipment, linens and other odds and ends! Best of all, each item you purchase will go toward our onsite feral spay / neuter clinic that we’re currently planning. You can read more about the upcoming clinic by clicking HERE or better yet
DATE: Wed – SAT April 19-22
TIME: noon – 5 pm
Location: FOCA Event Center Next to Shelter
2532 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162
5th ANnual Shelter Event
Kitten Shower !
You’re Invited to a Kitten Shower!Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s all-cat rescue, is throwing a ‘baby cat’ shower (aka kitten shower).
It’s a great chance for those who are busy during our standard rescue hours to come see what we do. Doors open Noon until 5 pm and we’ll have games, dollar raffles, refreshments and prizes. We’ll even have a bake sale so you can take home some tasty treats for yourself! Plus, everyone who brings a bag of Purina Kitten Chow 13 lb or larger, KMR kitten powder formula (12 oz. +) or a case of Fancy Feast ‘kitten’ food will be entered to win a $25 Kroger gift card.
The more items you bring us the more you’re entered into the drawing (and the more kittens you’ll help this season!). So stop out the last day of our Rummage Sale to help FOCA Kittens! Our Shelter in front of Detroit Beach in Monroe
DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023
TIME: Doors open Noon
Location: FOCA Shelter
2532 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162
Plant Sales 2022
in-Person – Mothers Day Weekend May 11-13
Online – happening Now!
Friends of Companion Animals, Monroe County’s only all-cat rescue, is kicking off springtime with our annual OUTDOOR Plant Sale Mother’s Day Weekend at the shelter starting May 11th, 2021. Along with convenient parking, you’ll find a wide assortment of plants and even lawn art and baked good. Pick up everything you need for mom (or you) all in one place!
The sale starts on Thursday May 11th from approx. 12 pm until 5 pm. And although the sale goes on until Saturday, make sure to come early because it’s only good while supplies last. Plus, everyone who brings a bag of Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Gentle or Adult Naturals Original Food (13 lb or larger) all month long will be entered to win a $25 Kroger gift card. The more items you bring us, the more you’re entered into the drawing.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP YET LIKE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE…You can also order various garden supplies, flowers, plants and herbs online for a low flat shipping rate of $6 and 50% of what you spend goes to FOCA! This online flower sale is going on RIGHT NOW, 24/7, until May 15 and you can place your order today with shipping the last week of March. UPDATE! THE ORDER TIME HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 24!!
Visit our online flower shop at: http://foca.fpfundraising.com
Help us Raise $5500 for Karrie
This is Karrie. Karrie’s foster family purchased an initial FIP treatment of $100 for supplies and two vials to see if there would be any change by using the serum. After only a few days into the treatment, she was playing, her temp was normal, and her fluid buildup went away. It appears to have worked but now it’s just a matter of paying for the expensive serum and to perhaps give some hope or guidance to others who get this diagnosis. Can you make a donation to our GoFundMe Account?
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE & MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
Thurs – SAt Noon to 5 pm
Friends of Companion Animals Shelter and Resale Store will be open Thursday to Saturday Noon to 5 PM.
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 – Wed 9 am to 11 am or
Thurs – 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).
Shelter and Resale shop Are open to the public
(no appointment needed):
THURS. – Sat. noon to 5 pm
Donations will still be taken During the following times:
Sun – WED from 9 am to 11 am and THURS – Sat from 9 am to 5 PM
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.
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]
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]
Find the Purrrr-fect Best Friend
Check out our list of adoptable cats and kittens from Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet today!
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
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.
Private individuals and companies in the community are welcome to bring us physical goods too because any help is appreciated.
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.