Subscribe to the B&O Cats Email Newsletter!


 

Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to the Black & Orange Cats RSS feed

 

Follow Black and Orange Cat Foundation on Twitter

 


Black & Orange Cat Foundation's Facebook Page

 

Coalition for Adoption of Shelter Animals
GoodSearch: You Search...We Give! A feral cat in barn

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) involves trapping feral or “wild” cats in humane traps, taking them to the vet to be vaccinated and sterilized, and then returning them to the place where they were originally caught.

One female cat and one male cat and their offspring result in 420,000 kittens in seven years The Rascal Unit truck

The Rascal Unit a mobile animal clinic.

Volunteer or Donate to help feral cats We love cats

Need a Furry Friend?

We need homes for rescued cats. Share the love, adopt. Fill out an application today!

What is a Feral Cat?

According to Alley Cat Allies, the national leader in work with Trap-Neuter-Return and feral cats, a feral cat is a cat that has lived his whole life without human contact and socialization.  Feral cats can also be stray cats (formerly owned and human socialized cats) that have become lost or have been abandoned and who have lived so long without human contact that they have reverted back to a “wild” state.  Feral cats are afraid of people and will avoid contact with humans.  They cannot be touched by strangers.

Stray cats because they once knew human companionship can be re-socialized and re-homed.  Truly feral adult cats, however, usually cannot be socialized and are happiest living outside.  Feral kittens, however, are another matter.  If you can rescue feral kittens while they are still young (between the ages of 8-10 weeks is best), they can often be tamed and placed into homes.

Estimates place the number of feral and stray cats living in Central Ohio at over ONE MILLION!!!

 

PetFirst Healthcare insurance for your cat or dog

Welcome to Black & Orange Cat Foundation

 

Butler the catBlack & Orange Cat Foundation (or “B & O”) is named for two very special and very spoiled cats, Butler and Oswald.  Butler, the “B” in “B & O” is the black cat in the group, while Oswald, the “O” in “B & O” is our orange feline.  Although, we are especially fond of our black and orange cats (and, yes, we love those black and orange tortie mixes, too), we do not just help cats of those colors.  We help all cats, no matter their shading.

Both Butler and Oswald were adopted from the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, Ohio.  Butler stole our hearts, when, after being released from his cage, he ran up his new mom's arm and perched atop her shoulder.

Oswald the catOswald, on the other hand, got our attention by screaming his head off until we finally came over and opened his cage door. Whereupon, there was no putting him back inside without suffering permanent hearing loss.

While these two mongrels were adopted from our local shelter, the rest of the cats who have padded into our lives have come looking for us.  Like the hobos during the Great Depression who marked “X's” on gates to let other hobos know where a kindly person lived who would give them a meal, these cats seem to have marked our homes to lead other unfortunate felines to our doors.

Stray and abandoned, often very ill or injured, these cats led us to the idea of starting an organization to spay and neuter feral and stray cats in order to decrease the overpopulation problem and help cats who have no other angels looking out for them.

 


May Kitties of the Month: Cinnamon and Sophie

 

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon was a stray who went to a wonderful home last year with another female kitty who looks just like him--her name is Sophie. We just recently learned that his human mom is losing her home and must place both Cinnamon and Sophie.

Cinnamon is a gorgeous Ragdoll. He has the coloring and markings of a seal point Siamese, but with long hair. He has had his hair groomed at the groomer's and he loves to be brushed, which is good, because he does get mats. He also has gorgeous blue eyes.

Cinnamon loves women (and he is good with men, too, but he really loves the ladies). He loves to sit beside you on the couch while you watch television and he really likes to crawl up in your lap and stay as long as you will let him. He has a really loud purr and he is a big boy--solid and hefty.

Cinnamon is about 3-4 years old. He has been neutered, vaccinated, tested negative for feline leukemia, dewormed, microchipped, and treated with flea preventative.

Cinnamon is fine with other cats, only he is so big and plays so rough that he tends to scare smaller cats. He would probably need to be with either another cat who also liked to play rough and could stand up to the big lug or by himself. He likes to chase the other kitties in the household with him. If they stand up to him and let him know they do not want to play, he leaves them alone. But if they take off running, the chase is on. He is not mean. He just is a bit too rough when he tries to play and he doesn't have quite the manners he should have when it comes to playing.

Cinnamon also has many dog-like characteristics and will meet you at the door. He likes to be wherever you are and will follow you around, as well.

Sophie

Sophie is a gorgeous Ragdoll who is about 7-8 years old. She was adopted by her current mom from a shelter in Michigan. Her mom drove all the way from Ohio to pick her up. Sophie currently lives in a home with another Ragdoll male, Cinnamon, and the two get along great together. Cinnamon is younger, about 3-4 years. Both cats look alike--big blue eyes, light tan bodies and darker face, feet, and tails.

Sophie and Cinnamon's mom is losing her home and needs to find new forever homes for these two. They do not have to be adopted together. Cinnamon loves to play, while Sophie just likes a quiet environment where she can sleep and get lots of love.

Sophie is spayed, vaccinated, tested negative for feline leukemia/FIV, microchipped, and treated with flea preventative.

If you are interested in adopting either Sophie or Cinnamon, please download an application through PetPromise: http://petpromise.org/cats

View previous Kitties of the Month in our photo gallery.

 


Res Q Threads

Support the Black and Orange Cat Foundation with every purchase from Res Q Threads. Check out the rescue apparel and accessories for you and your pet!

 


Buy T-shirts and Support Kitty Palooza!!

We are taking part in Kitty Palooza, a giant kitty adoption event that will take place monthly at Capital Area Humane Society with multiple cat rescue groups. Kitty Palooza is the cat equivalent of "Mingle with the Mutts" for dogs.

As part of this event, each of the groups are selling t-shirts which feature a quote from Pam Brown: "One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to Coming Home." The shirts are $28 and the groups get $7 from the sale of each shirt. Help us raise money to help more cats in need and attend the first Kitty Palooza on Sunday, June 8!!

Click on the link below to buy your shirt! It comes in plum and evergreen!
http://www.outfitgood.com/shop/cats

cat t-shirt

 


Shop at this website and B&O receives 15% of net sales!

The site contains loads of pet-related products from unique to useful: apparel, jewelry, solutions to pet problems, gifts for pets and pet lovers, home accents, and more.

On the check-out page, you will be able to select a shelter to benefit from your purchase.

Just select Ohio - and Black and Orange Cat Foundation for the shelter.

 


Black And Orange Cat Foundation

 


pet blog

The Black and Orange Cat Foundation blog has been chosen a finalist in the 2013 Petties in the category of Best Cat Blog. Voting for finalists is now open through July 31, 2013.

From July 5 to July 31, you can vote every day, once a day for our blog, which is listed under "Best Cause Blog" and "B and O Cats."

To Vote for Black and Orange's Blog as the "Best Cause Blog," go HERE. Click on "Vote Now." Remember, we are listed as "B and O Cats" on the ballot.

The winner in each blog category will win a $1,000 donation to the rescue or shelter of choice. The winners will be announced in an online ceremony in September.

 


Kuranda Dog Beds - Rethinking dog beds
Kuranda Cat and Dog Beds

Our cats love to sleep on Kuranda Cat beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another cat to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda cat bed.

 


H&R Block Tax Fundraiser

Help us raise money just by having your taxes done. This only works for new H&R Block clients, however.

When you go to have your taxes done, take a copy of this flyer. Our information is printed on the flyer to ensure that we will get credit.

For every new H&R Block client who takes this referral form when they have their taxes done, Black and Orange will receive $20.

 


Collars by Katie

pet collars by katie

Everyone please check out the wonderful "Collars by Katie." Katie is currently an employee at East Hilliard Vet Services and a vet student at Ohio State. Katie is offering to donate $2 per item sold (cat collars, dog collars, leashes, harnesses) to B&O through January and $1 per item thereafter.

There is a spot on her ordering window online that asks "who referred you" so she'll know where the credit is due! So if you do order something, write in that you found out about Katie's wonderful items from B and O! And please support Katie!

Collars by Katie

 


Stretch & Scratch - Scratch Pads for Caged Cats

scratch and stretch cat scratchers scratch and stretch cat scratchers

 

Every caged cat deserves a scratcher! Relieves stress and keeps cats exercised and entertained.

You can order 6, 12, 25 or 50 scratchers per box and donate them to the Black & Orange Cat Foundation!

Order from Stretchandscratch.com

Only $4.95 shipping for any size box!

 


Best Writing Winner in the BlogPaws Awards

blogpaws blog award

 

The Black and Orange Cat Foundation blog won the Best Writing Category in the BlogPaws awards? Halo, Purely for Pets and FreeKibble.com donated 5,000 meals of Halo's Spot's Stew to our kitties for winning!

Read about all of the winners.


shop bandocats store


Black and Orange Logo Merchandise

Buy Black and Orange Logo merchandise, as well as stamps featuring rescued kitties on our online store at Zazzle.

 


adopt a cat

 

 

Search Dogtime Media's extensive database of over 70,000 dogs and cats available for adoption. Data filtering options by location, breed, age, and other search features. Updated every 15 minutes!

 


 


We at SimplyCatBreeds.org are pleased to present the Black and Orange Cat Foundation with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who need a warm home and some love.

Simply Cat Breeds takes pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award, recognizing them for their outstanding work – the Black and Orange Cat Foundation is absolutely an organization we place among those that need recognition.

Thank you for all the work you and your organization provide for cats in need. We know exactly how difficult and thankless a task it can be.

 


kitten socialization

 


Black and Orange Cat Foundation T-Shirts

 

Black and Orange Cat Foundation T Shirts

 

We have discovered the perfect attire to wear with anything, even a kilt----your very own Black and Orange Cat Foundation t-shirt. You can buy one for $15 or two for $25 and if you send us a picture of yourself wearing the shirt, in combination with any ensemble, we promise to post the photo on our web site. Thanks to Brian for supporting us!!

 


Kroger Community Rewards

B & O Cats is enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards Program. Kroger will distribute up to $1.25 million dollars per quarter to the organizations enrolled in the program. The amount earned will be based on the percentage of spending credited to each organization.

You can help by registering for the program on the Kroger website. You will need your Kroger Plus Card number or phone number to register and must use the card/phone number when making purchases.

The number you will need to use in order to designate your purchases toward The Black and Orange Cat Foundation is 84918

Sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program now!

Detailed signup instructions here.

 


View additional easy ways you can support
Black & Orange Cats!

 


Shelter Stories - Mutts Comics

 

Shelter Stories by Mutts Comics

 

To read about Fannie's continued story, search for the cartoons dated April 28 to May 2, 2009 on the Mutts Comics website.

 

Click comic below to enlarge

Mutt's Comics Karma Shelter Stories

 

MUTTS © PATRICK MCDONNELL. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE