Saturday, October 31, 2015

Winner of Stray & Feral Cat Fundraiser Prizepack

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WE DID IT!! No, wait. YOU DID IT!!!  You helped us and the cats reach our initial goal of raising $700 and even surpassed it. This is terrific news as we have started to trap the cats and discovered some are in bad shape.   Not to worry. The vet can clean them up while they are under anesthesia from spay/neuter surgery and give them shot of antibiotics if necessary.

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Muki is not happy. He his not wanted around by other sterilized cats.
Don't worry Muki--we'll take care of you!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  These are outdoor stray and feral cats so the photos will not always be cute or glamorous shots.  This is reality. But we are making a difference!

And now to announce the winner of the prize pack full of cat goodies...


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Laura wins this prize pack containing Martha Steward food jar, feeding bowls, a water filter, Furminator, bubbles and two books by award-winning author Deb Barnes.  Enjoy Laura!

Thank you everyone for caring. It really takes a team effort. A little goes a long way.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dine Like a Cat and #Prospurr

Humans can learn a lot from cats. It's true! There's a reason for the saying "cats have nine lives". That is because cats know how to savor every moment from napping, grooming or dining and live long lives. Whether they are leaping tall refrigerators, escaping the grips of big brother bully (aka the dog) or slaying the evil red dot, cats never weary and regain a new life.

The champion cat for living well  is none other than America's favorite cat--Morris! After a hiatus, Morris has returned to the celebrity spotlight. But he is ready for the rigors of stardom and readily shares his secrets in a video.  Watch Morris here  9Lives® presents Live Well & Prospurr, America's Choosiest Cat Gives Back™.

Our cats, both indoor and outdoor, are inspired by Morris.

Morris, Champion of Living Well

Jean Pierre is our eldest cat, an orange marmalade. As a rescue kitten, Jean Pierre now lives The Good Life as seen below basking in the sun beaming through the living room sliding door, overlooking the city of Miami from the 40th floor of high rise condo.

"I'm just average cat living the good life"

His veterinarian is very pleased with his health for an "old man" or senior cat at age 14. Very interesting, notice how calm and relaxed he is at a veterinarian clinic!

"You don't see me stressed at the vet do you? Very relaxed. 9Lives I tell ya."

Our outdoor community cats have many distractions with birds, pedestrians passing by, construction equipment, sprinklers, hecklers...It's a circus out there.  Yet when it comes to meal time, these cats are not deterred. Humans could learn from this fine example. Turn off the cell phones, the television, while eating. Let's turn distracting dining into feline fine dining. Dine like a cat!  If outdoor cats can do it, so can you and your indoor cat.

It's a jungle out there, literally, as Callie and Midnight eat their food while a racoon scampered by into the bushes.  Our lead volunteer keeps an eye on them so they are not disturbed.

We feed all our cats 9Lives® Daily Essentials Dry Cat food and Super Supper Meaty Pate Wet Cat Food. Yes we especially feed the community cats wet food. At Riverfront Cats we recognize the importance of wet food as part of any cat's eating regimen to aid in healthier digestion and hydration.  They love it! 

You can live well and prospurr by revisiting Morris' video and entering the contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes. And you can help us donate 9Lives® cat food by tweeting #morrisfeeds.  It's a win-win for all. So savor the flavors, live well and prospurr the Morris way!

Riverfront Cats was compensated for this post. We only share content for products that we use for the care of our cats or information we feel is important to our readers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Feral & Stray Cat Fundraiser & Prize Giveaway!

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Sinbad, licking his lips after yummy dinner.
He may live outdoors but he's well taken care of by dedicated volunteers.

The most important day of the year is here- National FERAL Cat Day!!
(October 16, 2015).

In the past we had fun dressing in costume, and making hilarious music videos all in an effort to raise awareness about the most misunderstood cat--the community, feral cat.

 But this year it's a serious matter.  With kitten season over and the burgeoning of homeless cats, we uncovered other colonies.  In a recent challenge to rescue kittens from several old homes to be demolished to make way for shiny skyscrapers in the heart of downtown Miami, we discovered an established colony of cats.  Some quite old with injuries and illness, other cats were teenagers or younger.

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At first we counted 10, then 20, 30..."Houston we have a problem in Miami".  It's time to get in the trenches and fight this battle.  Time to TNR and build new shelters!

But we need funding to spay/neuter 30+ cats and treat any cats for injuries and/or illness--mange, cuts, infections... We also ensure that during construction, the cats are safe and accounted for every evening at feeding time.  Construction sites are dangerous for kittens. We've encountered too many horrific accidents. But it's nearly impossible to relocate feral cats. It's best for them to stay in the neighborhood to minimize danger and injury.  We build shelters and place them nearby (if possible) so mama cats have a safe place to receive food for kittens when volunteers come around.

No cat should suffer, even community, stray and feral cats!

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Artemis thrives in the outdoors but she has mange.
It can be treated with your help.
She also needs to get spayed.

 So it's that time again to raise funds and we have not asked for monies since last year--that's a very long time!!! We need to raise at least $700.  For some human cat nip, we are giving away a Cat Prize Pack worth over $200!  For every donation, you will automatically be entered in our drawing to win this prize package for you and your cats!

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Prize Pack (Cat not included)

Cat Prize Pack- Valued $220

Martha Stewart cat food jar and matching feeding bowls
Drinkwell water filter
Litter Scooper
Furminator for long hair cat
Book- The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey
Book - Purr Prints of the Heart

One of several house scheduled for demolition

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Christine feeds one of the colony cats in downtown Miami

Truck for wrecking crew

First house demolished

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Rescued from empty home scheduled for demolition

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Scared kittens, rescued from demolition

Christine pets Tabitha, a friendly stray.

No Amount is too SMALL! 

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Please use the widget on right column or click on DONATE NOW button.  Contest open to anyone on Planet Earth! Be sure to leave an email address to be entered into the drawing. Contest ends on Wednesday, Oct 28 at 11pm PST. Winner will be selected October 31. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm otherwise another winner will be selected. 

Thank you for caring! Thank you for making a difference for the most misunderstood cats!