Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Catching up with King Street Cats "What About Me?" Campaign

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Have you been keeping up with
King Street Cats'
"What About Me?" ® campaign?

The following kitties have found their furrever homes:
Baby Ruth
Mimi & Leni

We are more than 1/2 way there!!!!

There are plenty more still waiting,
but we know you'll share this story and
the purrfect human will come along
for each of these special kitties.

If you haven't yet seen it,
check out this terrific video featuring
our "What About Me?" (TM) kitties!

Read up on all our available kitties here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shop to Help the Kitties of King Street Cats

As much as we would like to deny it,
holiday decor is out in the stores
(and it has been since August in some, really!).
So, you know what that means...
Time to start thinking about all that shopping and traveling you need to do.

I am a big fan of online shopping.
Many times the shipping costs are low, or even free,
and to me, that beats driving all over the DC area
to procure the perfect gifts and goodies. is one of my favorite sites to visit.
Did you know they have over 400 merchants
that will donate a percentage of your purchases
to the shelter of your choice?
They don't raise their prices to cover this donation...
it's the same price as if you went to these merchants' websites directly!
King Street Cats runs solely on donations.
We have proudly rescued more cats this year than any other,
but with that, we need more money for supplies and vet bills.

What merchants participate?
Well, their most popular ones include
Amazon, Ebay, Old Navy, Overstock, PetsMart,
Target, Walmart, and Zazzle.

But some of the other big names that will surely help you
purchase everything you need for gifts, parties, travel plans, etc. include:
1-800-Flowers, Best Buy, Dollar Car Rental,,
iTunes, Kohls, Lord & Taylor, Netflix, Office Depot,
REI, Vera Bradley,
and 100's more!

So, if you have shopping to do, why not support
a good cause at the same time?
Click here and support King Street Cats during your holiday planning.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Barn Cats

By Romy Maimon, Examiner

Loving homes come in all forms, especially for cats that are saved from difficult situations and are not overly comfortable living so close to a human.
In these cases, a good home can come in the form of a barn or other similar set-up. A place where they will be well taken care of, but not forced to cuddle or act like a house-cat.
But, as with regular adoptions, these type of homes are often very hard to come by as one Virginia cat rescue has learned. King Street Cats is a no-kill cat rescue and is not usually able to assist the public with rescue of feral or semi-feral cats, but lent their support to a situation over the summer that resulted in several such type of cats in desperate need of relocation.
"We were very fortunate that one of our volunteers knows some folks with horse farms and we were able to talk with them about the possibility of re-homing a few of these cats there. They understood that they would need to keep them indoors for 3 weeks with food, water and litter boxes before letting them out. Thereafter, they would need to provide them with food and shelter and take care of them to the extent that the cats would allow. They were incredibly receptive to the idea of helping relocate city kitties to the countryside and employing spayed/neutered and vaccinated “green pest control” agents. We’ve been lucky enough to witness the transport of cats that, in one case had been shot on the streets and barely survived, to beautiful farms in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
However, we soon realized that there is always more need than there are barns available so we are continuing to put out the call. While not all semi/feral streets cats need relocating and they are being taken care of by dedicated people right where they are, sadly there are some cats living in danger on the streets and we need to get them to a safer environment, where they have food and shelter in a safe haven before winter sets in."
There is no doubt that this need is immense no matter where you are in this country, and there are people who may not know that they can help in this way. The more it is shared, the more lives saved.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FALL in Love with a King Street Cat Kitty

Have you seen our Autumn Beauties
waiting for their furrever homes?

Check out their story, as well as the story
of all out kitties here!