Princy has settled into his new home and we are all happy. He really is a wonderful cat. Here he is in his favorite spot. Thanks for giving him a happy foster home.
~ Janet & George
Mazie is a serious case of “Who Adopted Whom?” Mazie came to us when his human Mom, who was in an abusive situation, could no longer keep him. We think Mazie suffered some of this, too – I think that Ann from Forgotten Felines will never forget the day we wrangled him out of his cage and we both ended up with our arms scratched. At first, he was terrified and lashed out – he even bit through my nose!! Once home, we had to put him in a separate room until we could figure out what to do with him.
But we sat with him every night, eyeing us warily across the room, and then an amazing thing happened: one night he hopped up, pranced across the floor to me, and came right up in my lap! Before I knew it, he was licking me frantically, and he hasn’t stopped since. Mazie and I are now joined at the hip. And it really shows that with just enough patience and love, any cat can find peace and happiness.
Emma & Scarecrow
Emma and the Scarecrow (original names: Misty and Sara) were left all alone when their Mom and Dad, and elderly couple, died within a few months of each other. When they came to me, they were grieving the loss of their home, and totally disoriented. Both were agitated from severe dental problems, and Emma in particular was frightened of new people, and could hardly sleep for being on high alert at all times.
Three months later, with their teeth fixed and a lot of personal attention, both have relaxed and found their place. The Scarecrow, in particular, has become a love-bug who kisses everyone that walks by and begs to be held. Emma, while more reserved, has found her won spot where she happily watches all the goings-on around her and finally naps for hours at a tie in her new favorite cat bed. ~ Sean
Cappy & Dodo
Cappy and Dodo were our first Forgotten Felines rescues, discovered as 5-month-old feral kittens in Yonkers in 2010. They’d been abandoned by their mother and were clinging precariously to their aunt. They were taken in by a kind rescuer, who gave them great care but couldn’t keep them because as ferals, they were unable to socialize with her existing cats. When we adopted them, Cappy and Dodo were too afraid to come out of their hidey-holes, and we had to leave food in the corners and wait until night for them to come out. We spent months wondering if they would starve right there in the house!
Well, that has all changed. Cappy soon became bonded to our oldest cat, Little Bits – another tabby — while all-black Dodo decided that regular meals were worth risking an occasional visit to the “Cafeteria.” Both are now happy, socialized and affectionate; Cappy shares his food, and his bed, with his special friends Charlie and Cooper, while Dodo prances on every surface in the house angling for pets and sitting for complete rubdowns.
Jett & Ozzy
Jett (Binky), as I’m sure you could guess, settled in quite nicely and made herself right at home. Ozzy (Buddy) took a while to get used to his new surroundings and owners and is still pretty skittish, but has come up to us on a few occasions for some attention and pets. Slow progress is good progress with him and he’s getting more daring each day. They are absolutely loving the windows, toys and their spot on the couch! And Ozzy, especially, loves the TV!
They are both such sweethearts and have really changed our lives in the short amount of time we’ve been with them. We owe that to you. We are so grateful for the wonderful start of their lives you provided them. You, and Forgotten Felines, do such amazing things and we will be forever indebted to you. ~ Breanne
Heaven & Blizzard
These recently rescued winners went to Ct. and as you can see nothing is better when you are warm and loved. All within three weeks. A third feral joined them today. Heaven, Blizzard and Midnight will live in a forever home thanks to F.F. volunteers.
Little Brucie was found in Yonkers all alone in some bushes at six weeks old. Even with such an unfortunate start in life, this adorable little fellow purrs, plays with his toys and enjoys being held. And he didn’t have to wait long for his new life to begin with a loving forever family.
Here’s a note from his new mom:
“Thought I’d let you know that everything is great! He’s very loved here, my pups absolutely adore him! I couldn’t ask for better!!!” Way to go little Brucie!
Tristan, an adult male special needs cat because of his loud heart murmur, was adopted by a truly wonderful couple from CT. The poor little baby was one of the cats dumped outside by a hoarder in Mahopac last year. It was bitter cold with a blizzard coming and a crazed landlord threatening to shoot them all! Luckily, Tristan will now enjoy a calm, blissful, new life in a single kitty home.
Hi Ann! He is settling in so nicely and we are thrilled with him! While I was petting him I could feel his super fast/strong heartbeat. He is chatty-super loud rumble purrs-and very well mannered: he doesn’t go anywhere he’s not invited. He’s a sweet guy. ~ Erica
Marzipan & Maddie
We recently got a pellet stove, and we are seeing a lot more of Marzipan in the living room. Maddie is thriving. Very naughty and very smart, here’s my favorite picture of Maddie in my briefcase, I guess she thinks it’s bring your pet to work day, lol! ~Selby
Fiona & Talula
From Dunkin’ Donuts dumpster kittens to full-on lap lovers!! When they first arrived in their new home they hid for weeks. Given a chance to flourish, they are now gorgeous lap cats.
We love our kittens and it’s been a fantastic year with them! Thanks JoAnn for all of your hard work. ~Brad & Maria
Mitzvah was one of twenty three cats rescued by our president, Sue, when a young woman suddenly passed away with cancer. Mitzvah’s new family has let us know that their black cat, Jasmine, is now best buds with Mitzvah. This couple is fantastic and are giving the cats plenty of love. They consider them their forever family.
Lucy and Her Kittens – Austin & Vegas
Gorgeous Lucy (left) and her beautiful red kittens, Austin and Vegas, were rescued from a nasty drug situation in 2010. Our own JoEllen ended up keeping Lucy and every Christmas we receive an update from the lovely family that adopted the two boys!
Christmas 2014 Austin & Vegas Update:
We love the boys. They are the best cats you could ever wish for. They sleep on my daughter’s bed every night, and really are her cats. Austin hears the school bus every day and runs to the front door to greet her. Right now they are curled up on the sofa next to me purring away. They’re always together. I’m so happy we took them both!
Tinsel is doing beautifully. She has become completely acclimated to my home and she loves her new family. She is quite lovable, constantly giving kisses and cuddling with everyone. She has even convinced my older cat to become her very close pal.
She has completely shown us that she was made to be our cat. Her playful tactics and loving disposition have made her the perfect addition to our family.
Lulu (formerly Kip)
Excerpt from Lulu’s Diaries:
Hi – just wanted to give you an update! I am so happy with my family! They give me lots of love and play with me all the time AND I get all the food and treats I want. Thank you for finding me my wonderful humans. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Love, Lulu
It’s me Lulu again in my Santa hat wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas day will make it two months with my new family. Life is wonderful! I love being spoiled. Got to get this silly hat off now. ~Love, Lulu
This kitten was found in a trash can. When we went to Petco to adopt her out to a family, all these firemen came to welcome the kitten into her new family as her new daddy is the captain. We had named her Tricia because she came from a trash can. They renamed her Smudge.
Just sending a quick hello and update. Smudge is doing fantastic! She had her surgery (spay) this past Tuesday and is doing well. She was sore and scared but is doing much better. Started chasing her tail again today 🙂 ~Karen and Family
Cappuccino & Latte
We want to thank Forgotten Felines and especially Ann, from the bottom of our hearts! We adopted two white kittens on July 26, 2014 and it has been a pure joy! I have been a cat lover ever since I was a little kid. I have had many cats over the years but I’ve never had two such like these! I remember when I first spoke to Ann on the phone, I couldn’t wait to come meet the kittens, the whole experience was awesome! Ann was so friendly and warm, and as soon as I saw the kittens I knew that they had to be mine!
It has been a roller coaster the last few months, Cappuccino and Latte are the two sweetest kittens I have ever had but can be the most mischievous at the same time, they have finally settled into their new home and are doing very well despite that they came to a home with 2 other cats and a nine year old child! My daughter is absolutely in love with them and can’t hug them enough! From following us around the house, to unraveling the toilet paper roll all over the house, it’s a lot of hard work but its well worth it!! I couldn’t imagine not having them in my home now and not to mention the sandpaper kisses! ~XOXO Larissa & Kaylee
Fala has been a perfect pet – very adaptable, affectionate and sociable, even with strangers, as well as a good car traveler. She does have strong opinions on matters of significant importance to her and has done an excellent job on training us on how to please her. ~Antoinette
Rosemarie started out as a “barn home” cat but as you can see, she has decided to become a housecat with barn privileges. Her best friend is Theresa, an adopted pit bull mix, and “her” horse who resides in the barn.
McGee – Then & Now
We adopted McGee a few years ago and he is such a character. He was named Fibber McGee when we got him because he was rescued on St. Patricks Day. We shortened it to McGee and today he answers to McGee or Mac. We have a ferel cat and another rescue cat from White Plains both of whom are female but Mac makes sure they know he is the “man” of the house. He is such a joy and we can’t thank FF enough for introducing us to him. Here is a picture of when we got him home and a second, more recent one. ~George
Angie is an older Forgotten Felines foster kitty who was in a great deal of pain and couldn’t eat because her teeth were infected. Thanks to a long time supporter of our kitties, Angie had a complete dental and is now happily eating and free once again of pain.
Angie’s and all of us at Forgotten Felines give a great big thanks to Sean – her guardian angel… Purrs!
My Three Sons
Just wanted to touch base to let you know how the boys are doing. As you can see in the attached picture everyone is doing well. Hari (orange) and Coty (russian blue) are from Allison’s litter also. Here they are shown with their very bestest new friend. ~Amy
We love her so much! She initially hid for 3 days, but quickly adjusted and is outgoing, playful and happy. She’s a total joy! ~Maura
Goldie girl is now called Marmalade and has found her new BFF, Woodrow. She easily adjusted to home life and she and our other kitten get along fantastically. She is extremely vocal and very affectionate. We just love her! ~Vickie
We adopted Harley almost 20 years ago from Forgotten Felines, a foster home in Yorktown, where he was a 6-week-old kitten who was found along with his very sick brother abandoned in a parking lot. Almost 20 years later, he’s lived a wonderful life and is now enjoying his retirement in Poughquag in his new house with mountain views and lots of sunny spots to nap. It’s hard to believe he’s almost 20 years old. ~Karen
Season’s Greetings from LeRoy! He looks so handsome! He has even gained more weight! ~Kat
I lost one of my two cats to cancer last January after 18 wonderful years. To me, the best way to honor a beloved pet’s memory is to provide another cat the same opportunity to experience the joy of a good home. So, in August, I contacted Forgotten Felines to inquire about getting another cat. It wanted it to be an FIV positive like my other kitty. Ann steered me toward Paulie, who at the time was living at the Peekskill Animal Hospital.
Paulie was a stray who was being fed outside by some kind people; however, after he contracted a severe eye infection, they took him to the Animal Hospital. Paulie, named after the vet who fixed him, quickly won over the staff with his warmth and friendliness. Sadly, he lost his eye but it doesn’t stop him and gives him somewhat of a rakish look! My other female cat loves him and they both get plenty of exercise racing around the house. Everyone who meets him is charmed by his sweet disposition. ~Diane
Twilight & Nemo
These were the two little ones along with about 20 others that were thrown out of their house in Mahopac in the bitter cold and just before the blizzard hit when their owner moved. The landlord refused to provide them with shelter saying he was going to shoot them instead. Here Twilight and Nemo are all comfy cozy in their new home watching the birds at their backyard feeder. ~Deborah
Here is a picture of Sasha with her new friend, Nanuuq, in her forever home. Keep up the great work. You really make a difference! ~Henry
Here is a picture of our cat Cory who I adopted from Ann at Forgotten Felines in May 2010. Corey was somewhat shy when I brought him home and hid behind our couch and under our beds and it took a while for him to relax and get use to our home, but after a few months he seemed like he had been with us forever. He is very a curious and fun loving cat – he loves to look through all the packages and everything that you bring home and is just interested in everything. He has adjusted to our home very nicely and is just a lovable cat.