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Twice the 12 Days of Christmas Winner

Drum roll please… the winner of the Twice the 12 days of Christmas holiday raffle is Jennifer Ruby with Thomas K being the cat with the most votes! Congratulations Jennifer! We hope you enjoy the fantastic wine basket.

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue runs solely on donations from generous supporters. To those who participated, we are very grateful for your contributions! We would also like to thank our anonymous sponsor who is graciously matching the donations.  Thanks go to everyone involved and we wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

It’s not too late to give!  Click here to go to our donation page.

SPONSOR A HOMELESS CAT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND YOUR DONATION IS DOUBLED!!

A very generous donor has agreed to match every sponsorship donation we receive, dollar for dollar!

$25=$50     $50=$100     $100=$200

To celebrate, we are also doubling the 12 days of Christmas.  Each day from December 1st through the 24th we’ll be posting photos of our cats and kittens.  You will have the opportunity to sponsor the cat of your choice throughout the month, and you may sponsor as many cats as you wish, as many times as you wish.

A sponsorship is a one-time gift made in honor of a homeless cat at Beyond Nine Cat Rescue.  When you sponsor a homeless cat, you help that cat in ways that you can’t even imagine.  With more than 100 cats currently being cared for at our shelter and in foster homes, you’re sure to find one whose story tugs at your heart.

On Christmas Day we’ll tally up each cat’s donations.  Everyone who donated to the cat with the most donations will be entered into a drawing to win a wine basket worth over $100….or a $100 gift card if the winner is a non-local.  We’ll announce the lucky winner on Christmas Day.

So, bring twice the joy to homeless cats this holiday season!  Make a lifesaving donation today and your gift will be DOUBLED!!

Meet some great cats who need a sponsor today:

OSCAR

Sweet and sensitive, Oscar may have an identity complex. You see Oscar is a girl. While she waits for a forever home (and maybe a new name) please show her some love this holiday season! Click here to sponsor Oscar!

TWO DOTS

Two dots is a real cat’s cat. She loves all her roommates at the shelter almost as much as she loves attention from people. Please let Two Dots know you’re thinking of her this holiday season. Click here to sponsor Two Dots!

ROCKY

Rocky is super shy but very sweet. He keeps to himself for the most part but we believe he has the potential to be a very lovable cat. Click here to sponsor Rocky!

CORAL

Coral was picked up by Coral Springs Animal Control as a stray. She is so sweet and friendly that we felt she must have belonged to someone. So we posted her photo in the hopes that someone would claim her but no one did. Won’t you please let her know that she hasn’t been forgotten this holiday season? Click here to sponsor Coral!

MIDNIGHT

Midnight’s owner had to surrender him when he lost his home. Shelter life was quite a change for him but Midnight made the best of it. Please show this playful, friendly kitty some love for the holidays. Click here to sponsor Midnight!

LANDON

One of our shy kitties, Landon often gets overlooked by potential adopters. But if you just rub his belly he will roll over and “make biscuits” with his paws. All Landon wants to make his holidays happy is some love and belly rubs. Click here to sponsor Landon!

MIA

This little kitten was found in the middle of a road in Miami. She was very sick and skinny but with some medicine, plenty of food and lots of love she is thriving and will soon be available for adoption. Click here to sponsor Mia!

SEYMORE

Not having had any interaction with humans prior to his rescue, Seymore is a very scared and shy kitten. But these shy ones think and feel and love just like the rest of us. They have special spirits and deep personalities and, given the opportunity, would make wonderful companions. Click here to sponsor Seymore!

CINNAMON

Cinnamon was abandoned with her sister, Pumpkin, alongside Oakland Park Boulevard. This sweet senior kitty is blind but she can definitely hear a kind voice and feel love. She deserves to know how kind humans can be. Click here to sponsor Cinnamon!

PUMPKIN

Along with her sister, Cinnamon, Pumpkin was found in a cage on the side of Oakland Park Boulevard. They had been abandoned with several other cats. Pumpkin is also blind but she loves the feeling of gentle touches and the sound of soothing voices. Click here to sponsor Pumpkin!

CAPPY

Cappy was surrendered to us when her owner passed away. We don’t know why but she only has a knobby three-quarter length tail. But what she lacks in tail size she makes up for in sweetness. Click here to sponsor Cappy!

ESME

Esme and her Mama came to us about 8 years ago. Because of her shyness, she has lived her entire life at the shelter. Please show Esme some love while she waits for a quiet loving home that will let her personality shine. Click here to sponsor Esme!

THOMAS

Thomas came to us as a kitten and has never had a home of his own. He is one of our shy kitties but given the opportunity, we’re sure this quiet soul would make the right family a wonderful companion! Click here to sponsor Thomas!

BARBARA

As sweet as she is beautiful, Barbara would like nothing better than to find a forever home for the holidays. Won’t you show her some love while she waits for just the right home? Click here to sponsor Barbara!

MARY JANE

Sweet, funny and feisty, Mary Jane has come a long way since she came to us. When she first arrived at the shelter she didn’t want anything to do with humans, and she would let them know it in no uncertain terms. But with lots of patience and love, Mary Jane has let her inner sweetness shine through and now she really enjoys the attention people give her. Click here to sponsor Mary Jane!

TITAN

This curmudgeonly guy will flirt around with you asking for pets and scratches, but then he’ll turn and swat you!! He is FIV and FeLV positive and had to have all his teeth removed due to severe stomatitis, but he is thriving and happy and is a favorite at the shelter. Please remember him for the holidays.  Click here to sponsor Titan!

OREO

He’s known around the shelter as Mr. Handsome and you can see why. But he’s not all good looks….he has personality plus! Let Oreo know you appreciate the total package this holiday season. Click here to sponsor Oreo!

LEO

Leo was born with hip dysplasia. In the hopes he would outgrow the condition, he had to refrain from jumping and running when he was a young kitten. Needless to say, he was less than happy with the situation. But time and rest worked in his favor and now Leo is the king of zoomies! Click here to sponsor Leo!

THOMAS K

Thomas is a refugee from Kuwait, where cats and kittens have long been poisoned, abused and killed. He is indicative of the Kuwaiti street cat…. gentle, quiet and desiring to be loved and cared for. Won’t you please show him that humans can be kind and are worthy of his trust? Click here to sponsor Thomas K!

FLOSSIE

Flossie is another of our long-time residents who has been with us since she was a kitten. She is super sweet but a little on the shy side. She would love to have you sponsor her for the holidays. Click here to sponsor Flossie!

JIMMY D

This “cow cat” is a sweet, funny boy who is motivated by treats. He tries to watch his waist but all bets are off when the Temptations come out. Won’t you let him know you think he’s perfect by remembering him during the holidays? Click here to sponsor Jimmy D!

MARBLE

Marble is another refugee….she just arrived from Kuwait. She has serious eye issues and will be seeing an eye specialist this week. Please show her how kind U.S. humans are by sponsoring her this holiday season. Click here to sponsor Marble!

RENO

Sweet, silly Reno really loves attention. In fact if he feels he’s not getting enough he’ll rub his face all over yours. Show him you appreciate his sweetness by remembering him during the holidays.  Click here to sponsor Reno!

LEAH

Leah is a quiet, sensitive soul who is on the shy side. But once she gets to know you she will welcome your attention. Show her some love this holiday season by sponsoring her. Click here to sponsor Leah!

We will post updates periodically from now until the end of the program. If you have any questions or need any help, please contact us:

Email: sharon@BeyondNineCatRescue.org
Phone: (833) BEYOND-9 or (833) 239-6639

Please note, our phone number does not receive text messages. We receive a high volume of calls and our volunteers work hard to return each call in a timely manner so we appreciate your patience. Emails tend to be easier for us to manage yet if you do call, leave a detailed message with your name and contact phone number clearly stated. Thank you.

Paws On Black Friday

#PawsOnBlackFriday

Got plans for Black Friday this year?  We have a fun activity you can do!  Beyond Nine Cat Rescue has been chosen to be a recipient of a donation this holiday season from the #PawsOnBlackFriday campaign!

The Healthy Paws Foundation is encouraging all pet parents to take a pledge to pause and spend extra time with their pets. It’s completely free to take the pledge, and for every pledge, the Foundation will donate $10, up to $30,000. The total donation amount will be divided amongst five rescue organizations and Beyond Nine Cat Rescue was selected to be one of the five! This means our nonprofit will be eligible for up to $6,000 if the campaign reaches the maximum goal of $30,000.

You can also help us reach the maximum donation amount by sharing this campaign with your friends and family.  It’s easy!  Just share a photo of your pet* using #PawsOnBlackFriday or if you’d like, copy and paste the text below:

I’ve committed to prioritize time with my pet this Black Friday. Join me and take the pledge here: https://healthypawspetinsurance.com/paws-on-black-Friday #PawsOnBlackFriday

The more who take the pledge, the more money we will receive! *If you don’t have a cat, don’t panic! Just call (833) BEYOND-9 or email us at meow@BeyondNineCatRescue.org and we will help you find a fine feline companion to dote upon!

The Healthy Paws Foundation, the charitable arm of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, is the Foundation is funded by our Every Quote Gives Hope program, where we set aside a small donation for each person who requests a pet insurance quote. The foundation then distributes grants to nonprofit pet rescues and animal shelters to help fund medicine, food, shelter, and operating costs.

The Healthy Paws Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides cash grants to no-kill pet adoption nonprofits for life-saving vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, medical treatments, food, housing and other needs of homeless pets in their care. The foundation is funded by Healthy Paws “Every Quote Gives Hope” and “Refer-A-Friend” programs. Learn more about the mission to save more homeless pets and how you can help.

This promotion is managed by Healthy Paws. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.

Cooper City Cats

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue was made aware of at least 15 cats abandoned in a house in Cooper City, FL. The woman who had kept a few of them as pets had passed away a few years ago and the cats were left in her house.

Someone would stop by to leave them dry food yet they received no medical care, no proper kitty litter or cleaning of the home, and none were spayed or neutered so the number of cats multiplied.

Most of the cats are undernourished, covered in fleas and mange, some have open wounds, some have lost an eye to infection or issues from possible inbreeding in the house.

We were able to bring six of the most in-need cats to our shelter and have been working hard to rehabilitate them medically and mentally.

Some are a bit shy and scared yet we’re socializing them with love and petting and it’s working. They’re responding well and coming back to life.

With a little luck and some patience, we hope they’ll get to a point where they can be adopted into loving homes so they can continue to get the care and attention that they have missed out on all this time!

Vet visits, medications, surgeries, transportation, rehabilitation, food and shelter… it all adds up!  We have been really busy (during a pandemic no less!) and our coffers have been depleted. We urgently need your help!  

Rescuing cats is hard but donating is easy! 

Please make a donation today.

No amount is too small! 

Thank you! We appreciate your support! 

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue

 

Pompano Beach Colony Cats

This week we got a frantic call about a mama cat and her kittens needing help. One of the kittens was injured and no other rescues were responding to her calls. Our volunteers went out to assess the situation and what they found made their hearts sink: a colony of cats struggling to survive in Pompano Beach, FL. Some were in dire need of medical attention, others appeared emaciated and hungry.

First up were the kittens. We found five in total, three of them are white, one calico and one black. One of the white kittens appeared to be in worse shape than the others so we couldn’t just leave them in the colony. They were taken to a vet, bathed and fed and they seem to be recovering nicely! Check out this live-action footage:

These tigers in training should be ready for adoption in about 6 more weeks so stay tuned for those announcements!  Where’s the mama cat? We found two.

This white mom cat was one of two mom cats we found, she was spayed and vaccinated yet we think she may be adoptable. She’s not acting like a feral cat. We’re going to continue to work with her to see if she’s willing to hang out with people. If we do not return her to the colony, we’ll post information about how to adopt her as soon as she is ready!

We were also able to catch a big white male and a calico kitty. Each was vaccinated yet after an evaluation, we determined they were just too feral to be domesticated pets, so they were returned to the colony.

This pretty orange and white kitty turned out to have a broken pelvis. He was in a lot of pain and we were able to get him into Plantation Midtown Hospital for help. The staff there is extremely helpful and we’re hoping he’s able to recover quickly but his medical needs are going to be expensive.

There was another male limping around the area, we were able to get him vaccinated at Pet Population Control yet he required additional attention for an infection in his leg. He is now at Plantation Midtown Hospital recovering yet he is in rough shape. We’re not sure if he’s going to survive it or not. Keep your fingers crossed!

We are still working our way around and will continue to try to support this colony by getting as many of the cats there spayed and neutered. We’ll also help supply them with clean food and water so they’re not starving to death. We think we may have a local volunteer there to help us with that. If they’re amicable, we’ll see if we can get them into a proper home with loving humans!

These types of desperate calls for help come in every day. There are just too many cats here in South Florida that need our help. Although we can sometimes get discounts and perks from our vet friends, we still receive thousands of dollars in vet bills every month. A single cat’s injury (such as a broken pelvis) can cost hundreds of dollars. Add to that dozens of spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, tests and treatments for sickness and disease, it quickly adds up!

 

Rescuing cats is hard but donating is easy! 

Please make a donation today.

No amount is too small! 

Thank you! We appreciate your support! 

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue

Farewell to Opie, the Award Winning Cat

Opie

 

We first received Opie and his sister Winkie on July 22nd, 2014. Their human had passed away and his 86 year old mom couldn’t take care of them anymore. At that time they were both five years old so they were still very young! It was a traumatic experience for them both and each was impacted differently.

 

Opie

 

Opie was able to keep up a happy and outgoing disposition no matter where he went. His sister Winkie was scared and shy; not adjusting to shelter life very well at all. We knew we would need to keep them together. It’s harder to do but we had hoped to find them a home where they could both live happily ever after.

 

As they waited for a new home, each tried to adjust and adapt to their new situation. Opie met shelter life with an energetic, curious and advernturous spirit. With so many cats and people around, this was his chance to be in the spotlight! He was such a show off, we entered him into the 35th CFA Annual Cat Show back in 2014 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Opie

 

Most cats wouldn’t put up with such nonsense but as the judge moved him around and checked out his physique and fur, Opie was cooperative. He loved being in the posing and smiling for the audience!  That day, Opie won “Best In Show” for the best household pet category.  He even got a beautiful ribbon to play with!  From that day forward, we had to introduce him as the “Award Winning Opie” which just added to his swagger. Opie was a rock star among felines!

 

Other kitties weren’t the only fans of Opie. Volunteers and visitors alike loved him too.  Upon your arrival, no matter what time of day or night, Opie would come out to greet you. He loved being outside. He would even hop into your car if you took too long to say hello or weren’t paying attention to him.  He loved the attention from all.

 

Opie

 

At a still young age of only eleven years old, we unexpectedly have to say farewell to Opie.  Sadly our welcoming committee kitty has crossed the rainbow bridge.  It came as a shock to all who knew him and he will be sorely missed. We wish we could have found you and your sister a forever home of your own but here at our shelter and in our hearts, you will always have a home.

 

Opie

 

New Location!

We are very happy to announce we have a new location where we will be able to show our cats and kittens who are up for adoption! Pet Supermarket’s flagship store:

Pet Supermarket
3939 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

We were there for a trial run on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Check out our pictures below! They were so pleased with us that we got invited to come back. While we won’t have our kitties there throughout the week, we are able to show them off on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4 pm.  As you may know, we no longer have a public-facing adoption center so this is very exciting news!

 

  

 

All of the cats and kittens we have there are fully vetted and ready for a new furever home!  Even if you’re not adopting right now, please come in to just say hello! Some of our kitties could use some light petting and words of encouragement too! Or snacks. Some of them may just want snacks. Either way, we and the kitties would love to see you there!!

 

Happy Tails – Abby

 

Dear Beyond Nine Cat Resue,

I want to thank you for what you do.

Abby, pictured here, is thriving and is as beautiful inside as she is outside. She is a joy and one of the most loving creatures on God’s earth. She loves to be brushed and held like a baby. When held, she slams her nose into your nose for a big rub.

Ten years ago, who would have thought that the work you are doing would bring so much love into our home? My husband and I feel so blessed to have Abby.

Thank you, again!

Sincerely, Bill W.
Pompano Beach, FL

Fritz & Frodo at City College

Meet Fritz and Frodo! These tuxedo brothers are under a year old and are looking for a home of their own at Beyond Nine Cat Rescue.

On October 25th, 2019 they took a field trip to City College in Hollywood, FL to participate in the Vet Tech program. The program covers “How to Restrain a Cat” which is first done with stuffed animals. Techniques are demonstrated and practiced so that the future vet techs don’t stress feline patients. Enter Fritz and Frodo!

The students soon learned that live patients are much wigglier than the stuffies (stuffed animals) they had been practicing on!  Fritz and Frodo were gentle and being silky smooth and slippery soft, they had a lot of fun twisting and contorting circles around the students! We even got some photos of everyone working together:



Well done to everyone at City College! These kitties weren’t stressed at all!  We hope you continue to do well in your studies and help a lot of kitties become healthy and happy!

As for Fritz and Frodo, they had a lot of fun and would like to remind everyone, if you would be interested in adopting a couple of amazingly soft and stress-free tuxedo kitties, email us at meow@BeyondNineCatRescue.org or give us a call at (833) BEYOND-9!!!

 

12/14/2019 – Joe Orange and Sparrow heard about how much fun Frodo and Fritz had so they decided to go to City College too! They got their blood drawn, nails trimmed and then some vaccinations… this is what you call fun?!?  It wasn’t quite what they were promised yet they did get to meet some fantastic new people who were very nice! Well done!

 


Connor

Meet Connor!

 

Meet Connor! Connor came to Beyond Nine Cat Rescue with his brother Cameron back around October of 2017. Recently, Connor was diagnosed with a condition that makes his hips prone to fractures. All cats have a growth plate at the base of the femur head (ball) which is made of cartilage. When kittens, these growth plates normally fuse or close down before the cat reaches a year old. In rare circumstances, this does not occur and the cartilage remains, leaving a weak link in the hip joint and making it prone to fracture. Connor has this condition in both hips and unfortunately, his left hip has fractured.

 

Connor being a sweetie pie

 

Conner was in an extreme amount of pain and unable to use his left rear leg. Surgery was needed as soon as possible. Dr. Kenneth Moore of Broward Veterinary Specialists performed FHO surgery (Femoral Head Ostectomy) today, October 1st, 2019. This is a procedure where the head of the femur is removed. Initially the muscles around the hip hold the joint in place, but eventually, a “false head” forms from the scar tissue and that will be Connor’s new hip joint.

 

A very regal Connor cat!

 

He’s a wonderful cat, loving and trusting, and couldn’t stand to see him in such pain. Everything went perfectly with the surgery and Connor is resting comfortably for the first time in weeks, yet major expenses like these really take a toll on our resources. Please consider helping us cover the cost of Connor’s surgery and make a donation today! Beyond Nine Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) so for most, donations are tax-deductible!

 

Please consider a small donation today!

Click here to help Connor

 


10/01/2019 – Post-op update! Connor came home today. He’s doing great….moving around, eating, using the litter box and, of course, snoozing. He’ll be wearing his “cone of shame” for another 10 days at which time his sutures will be removed. Dr. Moore says his surgery went great and he’s rehabbing like a champ!!

 

Connor after his operation