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In Memorium-Scotty

Ms. Chris is a dear friend to all of us at Kitten Associates. She's passionate about helping others and is truly passionate about everything she does. She's honored us many times over the years by coming to our rescue when we've had a medical crisis with one of our kittens. Now Chris needs us.

Scotty, Ms. Chris's dear kitty, passed away over the holidays, earning his wings and joining Snickers at the Rainbow Bridge. He'd lived a cherished life, where he wanted for nothing. He loved his daddy, John and his kitty-buddy, Angelo. Scotty was a sweet, beautiful boy.

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Rest in Peace, Scotty.

We are humbled that Ms. Chris has decided to make a generous donation in honor of Scotty to our rescue program. It has already provided for the 9 vet visits our newest foster boy, Pistachio has needed over the past few weeks. Without the support, love and generosity of Ms. Chris, we would not be able to save lives.

Our deepest condolences to Chris, John and Angelo, who is sad and looking for his friend. As we often say in rescue: "Fly Free, Scotty. No more pain or suffering, just love and light."

The Cutest Kitten on the Internet!

We were determined to take a break this winter, for the first time in over 7 years. We dreamed of not having to do vet runs every week or having to beg for donations for awhile, but when a call came in to help a feral kitten who was rescued trying to warm himself inside a truck engine, one look at his face and we knew we just couldn't say no.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. The engine where Pistachio was found.

His name is Pistachio. He was feral, filthy and had a HUGE belly that told us he probably had lots of parasites inside him. We got to work right away, de-worming him, then giving bath after bath as he purged the parasites and began to smell more like a kitten and less like a diesel engine.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. On intake day and one week later, Pistachio begins to blossom.

What we didn't know is this feral kitten loved to be brushed. He loved to be held after only a day or two of being afraid. In all the years and over 500 foster kittens, this guy socialized very fast. And as the grime washed away and he began to gain some measure of health and vitality, we were completely captivated by how adorable he was.

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©2018 Robin AF Olson. We're pretty sure 'stache is the cutest kitten on the internet!

Pistachio has been with us for just two weeks. He needed to see the vet 5 times to make sure he was recovering from the ill effects of parasites. There are two more siblings on the property where Pistachio was found. We're going to try to trap them (again) in a few days. In the meantime, we need to have funds available to provide for Pistachio's continued care, and have some set aside for his family once we trap them (Mom, too).

You can help by Making a Gift Here for as little as $1. to whatever amount you wish.. You can purchase a gift for Pistachio from our Amazon.com Wishlist or visit our Target Gift Registry, too. Everything helps make it possible for us to save more lives and celebrate the journey of these little lives to wellness and one day, to finding their forever home.

#ClearTheShelters Complete Info:Saturday, Aug. 19th from 11AM-3PM

Join us Saturday, August 19th from 11AM to 3PM at Watertown BMW, located at 699 Straights Turnpike in Watertown. We’ll be there along with the #SweetSuperheroes—featuring Maximus, the kitten NBC CT's viewers named!

Thanks to NBC30’s coverage of our lucky foster kittens, one of them, Captain Cookie, already found his forever family. Will Maximus be next?

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©2017 Robin AF Olson, Kitten Associates. Some of the #SweetSuperheroes

We’re also getting applications for some of the other kittens, too but PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS MUCH AS WE WISH WE COULD, WE ARE UNABLE TO DO SAME-DAY ADOPTIONS AT THIS EVENT.

We welcome you to meet our kittens, learn about cat nutrition, ask us advice about your cat or even fill out an application to adopt. If you aren’t ready to adopt, but want to help save lives, we'd love a donation of grain-free canned food (no kibble needed) or visit our Amazon Wishlist for suggestions)...and we’re in dire need of monetary donations, too. They’re the key to us being able to keep saving precious lives. Donate any amount HERE.

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We’re a 100% volunteer, fully-donor supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Oh and guess what? We’ll be debuting our latest rescue: the #SunshineKittens-a family of 4 very unique looking kittens and their equally adorable mom!

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See you Saturday and WATCH FOR US that morning on NBC Connecticut from 8:30 AM to 9:30AM!

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