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Chewy Gives Back

WOW!! Now through Giving Tuesday, Chewy is DOUBLING Wish List Donations!


For a limited time, when you donate to Beyond Nine Cat Rescue from our Wish List, Chewy will double all donations from now through the end of November. This generous campaign is a paw-some way to feed hungry kitties!

Hurry, time is almost up!  If you’re thinking of making a donation, do it now and double your impact!

Giving Tuesday 2021

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Thank you for supporting us on Giving Tuesday! We depend on your generosity so we can provide food, shelter and medical attention to so many cats in South Florida.  We hope to make you proud of how we use these funds to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome kittens and cats in need.  The passion and care of people like you keep us going.  

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season,

The Volunteers of Beyond Nine Cat Rescue

 

We Need You ❤️

 

We Need You
1 day a week, 2 hours a day, 3 locations to choose from

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue is an all-volunteer organization, we have no paid staff. Just a couple of hours a week goes a long way and think of all the kitties you’ll meet! Check out our volunteer page here.  Just download the volunteer application, fill it out and bring it to one of our locations below to introduce yourself! We look forward to meeting you!

We can accept applications in person on Saturdays & Sundays from 12-3pm at these locations:
+ PetSmart in Fort Lauderdale on Federal Hwy
+ PetCo in Oakland Park at Commercial & Dixie Hwy
+ Pet Supermarket in Fort Lauderdale on Federal Hwy

If those times are not convenient, just scan your application and email it to us at meow@beyondninecatrescue.org

Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters Returns With 2021 Adopt & Donate Campaign

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Animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign.

The stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. The campaign runs from Aug. 23 through Sept.19, 2021.

Clear The Shelters is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events.

Hope for Hercules!

Meet Hercules! 

In June of 2021, we posted about Hercules on our Facebook page:

 

This sweet kitty was in pain and needed entropion eye surgery on both his eyes. We added a fundraiser campaign to the post to help cover the expense of his surgery.

Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward against the eyeball. This results in irritation and scratches to the cornea — the front surface of the eye — leading to corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation. It can also leave dark-colored scar tissue to build up over the wound (pigmentary keratitis). These factors may cause a loss or decrease in vision.

We couldn’t wait, so Hercules got his surgery and by July, he had recovered well enough to finally announce to the world he was ready for his forever home!

 

Sweet Hercules had a rough start to his life. Found trying to survive on the streets with a painful eye condition, his eyes are now surgically repaired & require no follow-up or medications. He’s such a sweet boy! He’s around 2 yrs old, vetted and ready for a home. He loves attention & would love a home of his own.

Then in August, something magical happened! Hercules got adopted!

Now his name is Yams because he is such a sweet potato. Congratulations Yams, we wish you and your new family happiness and joy!

 

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We can only do what we do with your support so a huge thank you to everyone who donated!  If you want to help cats in need in a very real way, please consider donating today!

 

 

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