Rebekah

Our beautiful Rebekah is a happy playful kitten. She is in foster with a dog and cats and is used to children. She is fully vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.

Adoption enquiries to adopt@luckyscatrescue.com Home visits and adoption donations apply to all adoptions

Elliot **Long Term Foster**

My name is Elliot and I am looking for my new home. I get on very well with dogs and other cats. I am a little cutie and will make a great pet for any family
If you are interested in adopting me please fill out the adoption questionnaire and email it back to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com

Please note

This little man needs a home with at least one other friendly animal and no children. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and treated for worms and fleas. Home visits and adoption donations apply to all adoptions

Lumiere and Rumplestilskin

We are Lumiere and Rumplestilskin. Two Fabulous Black Boys. We are looking for are foerver home together. We are brothers and very close. We love playing with each other and really love to cuddle our human friends. We love to chat with our fosters mom and basically are going to make the best pets ever.

Home Visit will apply prior to adoption and an adoption fee. If you are interested in adopting us please fill in our Adoption Questionnaire and email to adopt@catsfriendsrescue.com

CFR-Adopt – Application 2015

Lucky

Hi All!!!My name is Lucky. In July 2013 I was a very sick boy wandering around Newcastle in Dublin. I spotted a very healthy cat and followed him to a house where a lovely lady and her friend spotted me. Lucky for me they were cat rescue volunteers and they took me straight to a vet. I was neutered, wormed and treated for fleas and the lovely lady who owned the house brought me home with her. She was so nice, she fed me chicken and this hard food and I wasn’t hungry anymore. Unfortunately, because I had been wandering unneutered for so long, I tested positive for two feline viruses called FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) These viruses attack the immune system and cause secondary infections and problems. I had a chronic respiratory infection and gingivitis which are both caused by the viruses. As soon as my fosterer found out she got talking to a lady who said to bring me to a local vet who was very knowledgeable about these issues. Thankfully she did and Paddy in Beaufield Veterinary Centre in Celbridge gave me some medication which kept me quite comfortable and some of the symptoms at bay. I had a fabulous 3 years in foster. I played with my fosterer and her cats and I liked to look out for the newbies coming in so they weren’t so scared before they got their own forever home. I liked meeting people that came to the house, they all said I was very handsome and of course a fellow likes to hear these things!

In May of 2016 my fosterer noticed I wasn’t eating and brought me back to Paddy, Unfortunately it was to be my last time at home because the FeLV had finally caused a massive tumour in my kidney and it was time for my fosterer to help me to Rainbow Bridge. I’m not in any pain now and I’m so glad I got 3 fantastic years in foster. I learned what it was like to be loved and my fosterer says I gave alot of love too. While you may be sad that I’m at Rainbow Bridge now instead of at home don’t be. See, I’m the reason for the name of the new rescue. The rescue was called Cats Friends Rescue when it rescued me and covered my vet bills, but the lady who started that rescue needed to step down. When my fosterer offered to take over apparently there was only one option for a new name! So now every cat and kitten that is taken off the streets and given a new and happy life will one of “The Luckys” There are some fantastic volunteers helping out in my name, I met alot of them during my time in foster. They all have jobs, families and pets of their own, but they still take the time to help the ones who don’t have anyone else. You can help too by sharing cats and kittens needing homes or just educating people about spaying and neutering their pets and not adding to the overpopulation.

Thank you for reading my story, please let others know about our rescue and the wonderful cats and kittens waiting for a furever home πŸ™‚

Handsome Lucky

Handsome Lucky

What should I do if I come across a stray cat??

We would like to offer some advice regarding stray cats.

If you do come across a stray cat. Think twice before you think it needs to be removed or rescued. There is no point in taking away a feral or semi feral or friendly stray cat from a location and contacting a rescue to help afterwards. Mind you it would be no easy task removing a feral cat.

Check first the cat is ear tipped. Also check is the cat healthy looking and not skin and bone. Feral cats can be underweight. Is the cat visibly stressed or disorientated? If not than maybe return the next day to see if the cat is still around. Leave some food for the cat in a discreet location as not to upset people in the neighbourhood. Call rescues based in the location and ask them are they managing a colony in the area with a description of the cat. Take a photo of the cat and post on facebook pages related to cats. Asking about the cat. This is helpful to do first before you decide to remove the cat.

Contact a rescue for advice before you do anything like removing a cat. There is no where for these cats to go. And if they are being managed in a colony or have a caretaker you are going to make things much worse for these cats. Taking these steps first is much more helpful to the cat.

Having said that if the cat is injured and needs help and you want to help them the first port of call is to bring the cat to a vet. If you come a across a small kitten also that is different. But check for mammy around too. She may just have gone off for food. But do always think first before jumping in. We know people are coming from a very good place in wanting to help cats. But removing a cat or kitten and hoping when you get home that a rescue will take it is a huge risk to take as rescues are full and the cats life just became a whole lot more stressful being relocated. Its not rescuing a cat if you take it away with the idea a rescue will take it. If a rescue can not take them what than? Just some food for thought. Feral cats have no where to go so lets try and manage them where they are. Do what we can for them where they are. Do not take a cat home unless you are willing to foster it. eric

Our Mission

Mission
Our Mission is to help as many Cats and Kittens as possible on a daily basis. We hope to grow as time goes on and in the future to have a sanctuary where we can house more Cats. We aim to Trap neuter and return as many feral cats as we can. But on a ongoing basis we strive to support Cats and Kittens both domestic and feral in getting the life they so deserve. We believe the life of all cats are equally important Mixed breed (Moggie), Feral and Pedigree. There is no difference to us. We will make the same efforts for all cats that need us.
Company Overview
Cats Friends Rescue is a non profit volunteer based rescue. Our Volunteers are dedicated animal lovers with great experience in the care of Cats and kittens. We are also supported by many Vets and Vet practices in the Dublin area. We consult qualified vets regularly for guidance. Our volunteers work in the spare time to keep the work going. We are a foster-home based rescue and all are cats and kittens live with kind and loving families until they find their forever home.

Description

Cat Friends is a non profit group devoted to the welfare of Cats both Domestic and Feral in supporting them in living the life they so deserve. There is no difference for us. We Believe “Every Moggie Matters” and this has become our motto.

Volunteering

General information

We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Fostering
Fundraising
Home-checks
Phone-line
Transport

Please contact at info@catsfriendsrescue.com if you wish to come join us.

Fostering for Lucky’s Cat Rescue

β€œI can’t foster I would get too attached and it would be too hard to let them go.”

The above statement is something we hear a lot. This is something that I understand and have experienced too. It is not easy to form a bond and let go. I know there are many amazing potential fosters out there who would love to take on a cat, but hold back due to this worry. We are desperate for fostering so I ask you to consider the following when you decide fostering is too hard.

Please note the kittens in this photo have all found homes.