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Easter cat

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Easter cat


the easter bunny

They are CUTE! ... BUT are you ready for a bunny?

All too often well intentioned people adopt bunnies ..especially at EASTER.. as gifts or playmates for children. Alas, when the novelty wears off, the bunnies are too often dumped at our local Shelters, let loose to fend for themselves or worse, injured or killed by dogs and/or other predators.

As for bunnies at EASTER.... or as gifts, instead, consider fostering or donating to a local Rabbit Rescue/Shelter or ... we prefer to

M A K E ... M I N E ... C H O C O L A T E

In keeping with the season, you can instead have on "paw" a variety of Easter candy favorites...

chocolate easter bunny with eggs

Including chocolate bunnies! But remember, our snacks of chocolates and candies are for people.

Please keep them away from cats/pets as they are TOXIC!

FFF wishes you and yours a safe and wonderful EASTER.

The FFF family and animals

For more information on Rabbits and their care please visit the House Rabbit Society.



***** EASTER ALERT *****

Easter Lilies (along with many other plants), Plastic Easter Grass,
Candies and Chocolate are TOXIC to cats.
Please keep these where your cat/pet can not get them!

For a list of plants toxic to cats, please visit
The Cat Fancier's Association website.

ALL OF US AT F.F.F., STAFF and FELINES, wish you and yours a restful and HAPPY EASTER.



Important Reminder! Easter is just around the corner and lily plants are as deadly as they are beautiful. If you are gifted a plant or a bouquet with lilies, please don't keep it in the house.

The entire lily plant — leaf, flower, and pollen — are all poisonous to cats. Even if a cat licks a few pollen grains off their coats or eats a couple of leaves, they can suffer acute kidney failure within a very short period of time.








Malcolm is the brother of Martin. They are healthy, ACTIVE, and endlessly entertaining cats. We would prefer to have them adopted together.

Malcolm is quite a character. Of the two Bros, he is the most curious and mischievous. He is active and loves to romp with his brother, Martin. He does play with other unrelated active cats. He is affectionate with people he knows and loves attention.

Malcolm has been in an adult foster home so does not have any experience in a family setting with children or dogs. It is unclear how he would adjust to these new situations.

He is current on his FVRCP shot, combo tested negative for Feline AIDS and leukemia, and is neutered.

He enjoys a safe, enclosed outdoor space to explore. Because of his activity level and familiarity with the enclosed outdoor experience, he would do best by having an ENCLOSED outdoor catio.

"The phone rang in the midst of a busy morning. It was my cranky neighbor on the ranch next door ... asking a favor. Seems a friendly, stray kitten has made herself at home on his property and come onto his trailer. His resident "post-feral" resident cat was NOT AMUSED. Fearing for the safety of the kitten, he called for our help at the Sanctuary property foster home to take her in. Needless to say, we couldn't refuse. She came in under our FFF SO.L. at-risk program.

We named the kitten SISTER because she was instantly everyone's sister. And an independent and capable, no-nonsense "Sister "! Her nickname is “sister girl" as she is one tough sister! She grew to be a loving, independent, resourceful kitty who knows her mind and chooses her friends.

She is definitely in charge and would prefer being the center of attention but has adjusted to sharing space with friendly, nonaggressive other fosters.

She is an INDOOR cat only and seems fine with no longer having to survive outside. She is current on FVRCP, combo tested negative and spayed

Ms Dooley started her life with FFF with the misconception that she was a male! Upon examination by our vet, it was found that he was actually a she.

She came in a bit shy but is now a strong, active, friendly, and curious kitten. She has become the leader of the trio.

She loves to explore her surrounding while ripping and running around. A very active and independent kitten. She was initially leery of new people, but her curiosity and friendliness overcame her fear of new people.

She is current on her FBRCP shot, como tested negative for Feline AIDS and leukemia, and is spayed.

BEAUREGARD aka BEAU is a beautiful, active and playful boy.

He and his brother BART love to rip and run but are also affectionate and loving with people. Beau has developed into a dominant cat and more people-oriented. He tends to dominate other cats and would be best as an only cat. He would do well in a family and with his brother, Bart. However, we are currently working with him to discourage his "love bites" and mouthing for attention. His home would need to continue to discourage this behavior.

He is current on his FVRCP shot, combo tested negative for Feline AIDS and leukemia, and is neutered.

He enjoys a safe, enclosed outdoor space to explore. Because of his activity level and familiarity with the enclosed outdoor experience, he would do best by having an ENCLOSED outdoor catio.


FFF's Bart

Sponsor A Kitty...
For 2024!


FFF's Reginald




FFF's Martin

You can sponsor a kitty with a donation amount of your choosing to help us with our ongoing maintenance and care of our FFF "formerly friendless felines". Your donation will go to the care and maintenance of the kitty(s) that you choose. Just visit our Adoption List and SELECT a kitty that you want to sponsor.

You may then contribute an amount of your choosing, to the care and maintenance of that chosen kitty. The monies we receive will be applied to food, medical care, and maintenance of that chosen kitty.  Just WRITE THE CHOSEN KITTY(s) name on the bottom of your check.


FFF's Emily

You can also make a contribution of your choosing that benefits ALL of FFF's needy kitties. Your contribution will be put into our general fund for the benefit of all of our kitties.

Payment can be made directly to FFF via paypal or personal check.

If you wish, you can contact us at 925-808-8364 for updates on your chosen kitty and be a "VIRTUAL FRIEND" to that or all of the FFF “formerly friendless felines”.

ANY and all sponsorships are greatly appreciated and rest assured will be put to good use for the benefits of the kitty(s). We have no paid staff from these funds so it will directly benefit the kitty(s) you have chosen.





Pets are not presents!

Responsible pet adoption during the holidays and around special occasions can be summed up very simply: pets are not presents.

Many dogs and cats given as gifts end up at animal shelters shortly after they are gifted. They face an uncertain and typically grim future.

You might find it difficult to resist surprising your kid with a puppy or kitten, or presenting a pet to your parents, but the reasons not to do so are more compelling.

Pets are forever

Although lifespan varies by species, breed and other factors, nearly 40% of dogs live more than 10 years. The average indoor cat will live 14-16 years.

The recipient might not be prepared for a gift that requires a long-term commitment, financially and in terms of their lifestyle.

Read the full article here.




Indoor-Only Pets Should Stay Indoors!

As Spring is upon us, cats and dogs look outside and all its mysterious wonders. However, if your pet is an indoor-only pet, this can be deadly. Whether you live in a rural area, the suburbs, or the city, having an indoor-only pet run outside can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. While the image below is about cats, it relates to dogs as well. On our website, we list lost and found pets that have found their way out, but not their way home. Please help keep your indoor-only pet safe.

If you would like to provide T.L.C. and shelter for a needy cat...

cat on computer

Contacting FFF

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You may contact us via

Email for adoption information

Email for inquiries

(925) 808-8364

The cat and the mail

Friends of the Formerly Friendless
P.O.BOX 863
Penn Valley , Ca 95946

The cat and the mail
postal cat

New Mailing Address

postal cat

FFF has a new address.

Should you wish to write to us,
please send all correspondence to:

Friends of the Formerly Friendless
P.O.BOX 863
Penn Valley, Ca 95946

F.F.F. Policies

Adopting a Friend

An interview, application and home visit, followed by a 5-7 day trial visit of the selected pet in the prospective adoptive home. An Animal Care Adoption Contract is required to be signed by the adopter and a FFF representative, and a recovery/adoption fee is tendered The adopter(s) must be of legal age to sign a legal contract.

FFF does NOT allow FFF animals to be given as gifts or adopted for third parties.

FFF would appreciate a contribution to help offset our veterinary costs which include:

  • Combo test for Felt and FIV (feline leukemia and feline AIDS)
  • First FVRCP
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Pain medications for recovery
  • De-worming
  • Flea control
  • Microchip

Special circumstance adoptions are available for eligible adopters.


In an effort to provide our FFF graduates, their families, and our dedicated F.F.F. fosters/staff with peace of mind, we are exploring micro chipping all of our adoptees. This will provide a safety net for our formerly friendless felines that go on to their new homes.

If FFF begins micro-chipping, then FFF will be listed as the secondary contact in the event that an emergency or unforeseen circumstance causes them to be lost, stolen or strayed. This should make sure that our F.F.F. adoptees will always have a friend if they are in need and always be "formerly friendless".


We show our cats by appointments at your home. Appointments can be made with FFF through our HAVE CAT WILL TRAVEL Program, (925) 808-8364. Availability of the cats or kittens for appointment depends on the availability of the foster and transportation arrangements. If you see a cat or kitten you are interested in on our website, contact Sally via our email or by phone to check on the availability of that cat or kitten for evening appointments.

Adoption Criteria

As a rule, F.F.F. prefers not to offer kittens until all veterinary test results are normal. All F.F.F. cats and kittens are combo tested for feline AIDS and feline Leukemia prior to adoption. Therefore, we will not release any cat or kitten for adoption until we can be assured of an accurate test result.

FFF's philosophy:

We will not knowingly adopt any cat or kitten into your home that we wouldn't place in our own homes. We appreciate your understanding.



With AmazonSmiles no longer supporting non-profits, Friends of the Formerly Friendless has signed up with iGive. iGive works with over 2000 online retailers such as Walmart, Macy's, and so much more. Each of the retailers donate a percentage, usually 1 to 2 percent, with some as much as 18! This is great news for all as you get great deals on the stores that partnered with iGive and FFF gets free donations. A win-win for all!

Safe, Secure & Smart Ways to Give.
Create your free iGive account. After that, all you need do is shop through the iGive.com website, newsletters, or install the optional iGive Button to make sure you never miss an opportunity to raise money when you shop online. It’s all automatic, and it's all free of charge. iGive lets you control your membership information with a private password. You can review your store visits and purchase/donation history, and confirm the total amount raised and distributed to your cause. iGive values your privacy and will never release shopper information without consent. And there are no hidden fees or extra costs when you shop through iGive. Start iGiving at: www.iGive.com.


Once you have signed up, look for the tiny iGive ON SAVE MORE triangle at the bottom, right-hand corner of the page. You can also view the donors on the iGive website. .


The Perfect Gift For That Animal Lover In Your Life!!

Friends of the Formerly Friendless is starting a new fundraiser. We can now take a photo of your favorite pet(s) and turn it into art. May it be stylish neon. Andy Warhol styled, or Van Gogh styled watercolor, you send us your photo and we will send you various styles for you to choose from.

The image you send does not need to be high quality as we will make the necessary adjustments for you. All we need is a clear photo of your pet(s) and we will take care of the rest. We will send you 4 variations for you to choose from.

Once you choose your style, we will send you a high quality image for $25 that you can either take to have made it into a photo or framed. Or, you can have it printed on canvas. For $50, you get an 1?'x14" print or for $73 you can get an 18"x24". Depending on how the picture is taken, the image will be either landscape or portrait.

These unique "works of art" make wonderful gifts for that special person in your life.


  • Step 1 Email your pet's image to [email protected].
  • Step 2 Proofs will be emailed to you to approve.
  • Step 3 Choose which proof you want and email us so we may create your selected specialized image(s) or indicate if you would like it reproduced on canvas.
  • Step 4 Remit the payment for your specialized image using the PayPal methods below (PayPal, Debit or Credit Card). Remember, images cost $25 while canvases cost $50 and $75 depending on the size.
  • Step 5 Your specialized image will be emailed directly to you. If you choose one of the canvases, it will be mailed to you directly from the company we will be using. Please include address so we may ship the canvas to you. Sorry, but the company we use does not ship to PO Boxes.

Please visit our Fundraising page for more information.

Contact FFF at [email protected]
if you want to see how your favorite pet(s) look like as art.

• Selling your house?
Buying a new one?
• Know someone who is?

Real EstateOur pet friendly supporter / Realtor, Bonnie Andrews, has extended a generous offer to FFF referrals! For every FFF referral that results in a finalized contract with her, she will DONATE 10% of her commission to FFF!

A win win situation for all... a dedicated, pet-friendly Realtor, to work with you to meet your needs, and. you can help our FFF Medical Fund that helps needy FFF fosters and community animals. You can contact Bonnie Andrews at:

Bonnie Andrews, Windermere Realty
Email : [email protected]
Cell Phone: 510-478-8266

Ages of our cats and kittens are approximate and may reflect the age
at which the cat entered F.F.F.'s Program.
F.F.F. makes every effort to update the ages of our cats periodically.

When inquiring regarding one of our cats, please ask regarding the current age.

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