We have a couple upcoming events. We will be at the North Canton Library for an Earth Day event on April 22, more details to follow. We will also be at Promway Rescue on May 13 from 1 - 4 with multiple other rescues/vendors. Friday, June 9, 2017 will be our Stray Cat Strut Fundraiser. This years event will be held at the Uniontown Community Park. Exciting changes for this year! Join us for food, music by David Rogers formerly of RetroActive who performed last year, raffles, live auction and fun! b
Attention Shoppers! Don't forget, you can help the kitties just by shopping on Amazon! Follow this link and shop as you normally would. A donation will be made to CCFF. Can't get any easier! AmazonSmile
IT IS OFFICIAL!!!! WE ARE NOW A 501c3!!!!!! ALL DONATIONS ARE NOW TAX DEDUCTIBLE! ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL AT firstname.lastname@example.org
WE HAVE SURPASSED THE 1000 MARK!!! THANK YOU TO ALLEY CAT ALLIES FOR RECOGNIZING THIS MILESTONE BY AWARDING CCFF WITH A $1000.00 GRANT. CCFF HAS TNR'd 1019 CATS SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2011!!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS SUPPORTED US AND TNR! Cats TNR'd cats for 2017 is 65. TNR'd for 2016 is 134. CATS TNR'd for 2015 is 173. We TNR'd 152 in 2014.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. CRIPPLE CREEK FERALS AND FRIENDS IS NOT A SHELTER AND DOES NOT ACCEPT ANIMALS. I WILL GLADLY POST YOUR ANIMALS INFORMATION TO NETWORK IF YOU PROVIDE GOOD, CLEAR PHOTOS, DESCRIPTION, LOCATION AND A DIRECT PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL CONTACT. CCFF DOES HAVE A LIMITED COVERAGE AREA. I TRAP/TRANSPORT/ASSIST IN MY "SPARE" TIME AND HAVE TO WORK AROUND MY WORK SCHEDULE, CLINIC HOURS, WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS. I DO TRY TO ASSIST AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN AS QUICKLY AS I CAN. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS I GET MANY REQUESTS ON A DAILY BASIS THAT I HAVE TO RESPOND TO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Feb. 20, 2017 This past week, 21 cats were TNR'd at the home of an elderly lady. She was unable to afford to spay/neuter them so CCFF stepped in. We are also helping her with food and trying to arrange other assistance for her. Cat rescue is not always just about the animals. I have made a wonderful friend in the process. We have also assisted her with an injured cat needing his eye removed. CCFF has paid for all of the surgeries and continues to take her food to help.
I have been involved in trying to establish a TNR program within the village of Sebring, Ohio. I recently spoke at their City Council Meeting Council Meeting I have also presented Council with an amendment to their ordinance regarding free roaming animals that contradicts a TNR program. On April 27, 2016, I presented a TNR seminar at the school to a great crowd of supporters. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT PASSED AND NOW ALLOWS FOR RESIDENTS TO TNR WITHOUT BEING CONSIDERED OWNER/HARBORER.
I received a call from a man whose father had passed away and left a number of cats in the Uniontown, Ohio area. Initially there were thought to have been two inside. That turned into 5 and an additional 10 outside. Jan 11, 2015, the cats in the home were secured. These are nice cats but they are scared. Rescues like this are funded through donations. The property owner, a local farmers market owner, declined to offer any kind of assistance for all of this help. Of the 15 cats, 10 were female! I do not think he realizes the impact 10 unspayed female cats would have had on his property. His solution was going to be to kill the cats or take them to the pound where they would have been killed. Something you may wish to consider before patronizing a business. You can see their photos here. Uniontown Rescue
I spoke at the Malone College World Forum regarding Faith, Creation, Stewardship....and Cats. You can find a video link on the Malone Home page World Forum. Thank you to Malone for the Honorarium for participating.
We are now part of the Kuranda Donate a Bed program. The beds are great as they are easy to clean and the cats really enjoy them. Kuranda Beds
CCFF was involved in the relocation of a large number of cats from a property. Owners were unwilling to allow TNR and threatened to have them taken to Animal Control or shoot them. We do not advocate relocation but sometimes there is no other choice. All but 6 of the cats have been relocated to southern Ohio and are doing well. 6 have been moved to a local farm. All cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies before release. One cat was clearly not feral and we have kept him to work with him. His name is Bear and you can read about him and see his progress on our FB page. UPDATE on Bear...he has tested positive for FIV and also has an ulcerated eye and entropion. He will remain with CCFF and enjoy the life he so deserves.
One of our previous TNR kitties found herself with a severely injured hind leg. She desperately needed re-trapped but was in such pain and afraid, she would have nothing to do with the trap. We spent two weeks trying to get her. FINALLY!!!! Shyne has been caught and had her leg amputated. She is recovering nicely and will be returned to her caretaker and now enjoy a life inside forever. She has turned out to be a very grateful cat and very open to contact. Thank goodness!!!! You can check out her progress and pics/videos on our facebook page. CCFF Facebook CCFF paid for her surgery/recovery, if you would like to donate to Shyne you can do so through the mail or through Paypal using the address email@example.com
WE HAVE KITTENS!!! Although we do not have kittens listed on our Petfinder page, we are being contacted daily by people with kittens in need of homes. Pictures are posted on our facebook page when people send them. I am glad to network them. If you are looking for something specific, we know of many cats/kittens in need.
CCFF was contacted by a woman who had her cats removed from her temporary home (after losing her home) merely for being over the limit of 5 in the City of Canton. We were able to help her gain legal assistance, get her cats returned and raised $200.00, $50.00 in gas cards, pet store and restaurant gift cards as well to help her get to her new home out of state. Cats in Canton
CCFF has had our second RAT RESCUE! "Al" was rescued from Katie Joe's Plant Stand on 11th and Wertz in Canton, Ohio. The owner Lori was kind enough to seek out someone to rescue an obviously domestic rat who had taken up residence under a pallet. He is now safe and sound and putting some weight on. They make wonderful pets! If you stop in for some beautiful plants, be sure to tell her "Al" sent you! You can check out his pics on our FB page.
PLEASE NOTE OUR P.O. BOX NUMBER HAS CHANGED. THE NEW ADDRESS IS CCFF P.O. BOX 172 UNIONTOWN, OHIO 44685
Stop in The Pine Cone Gift Shoppe 101 S Main St, North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 497-9840 to drop off any donated items. We use Purina Cat Chow, Purina One Salmon and Tuna, Friskies canned (non fish pate), pee pads, Tidy Cat 24/7 SCOOPABLE litter, bleach, laundry detergent, Bounty paper towels, furry baby blankets or anything else you think the kitties would enjoy.
Show the world your love for animals and in the process help them. Your purchase of a special Pet Friendly license plate provides funds for education, spay/neuter for low income families and for dogs/cats from qualifying agencies. Pet Friendly Plates
We are now participating in the Fresh Step Cat Litter Paw Points Program. If you use this particular brand of litter, please sign up and donate your points to CCFF. Thanks for spreading the word. Paw Points
Yet another way to give to CCFF just by shopping!! I Give is a great site! Follow the link and CCFF will receive a donation when you shop! Please share with your friends! Go to Shop for CCFF
Feline Snoozers are great for the kitties and easy to keep clean. This is especially important with special needs kitties like Robert who was run over deliberately and has incontinence issues. Check out their website and see how you can donate.
Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization! Itís simple. ∑ Shop pet products on Find a Bissell product∑ Enter the code ADOPT at checkout ∑ Then select our organization! Learn more at Learn more about the program
Cripple Creek has a Facebook page! If you don't find the kitty you are looking for on our Petfinder page, please check the FB page. There are many available and adorable animals in need listed. Be sure to click and "like" the page to keep up with our activities and available animals. CCFF Facebook
Are you looking for a way to help AND promote your business and love for animals? For 30.00, you can sponsor a spay/neuter. Your $30.00 will cover the cost of a spay/neuter for a feral cat. In return, your business will be featured next to a photo of the cat you sponsored. As you know, animal people are passionate and support animal friendly businesses. A great way to advertise AND help the animals. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Many of you from the area recognize this historic home in Greentown. Historic Home 6 kitties were taken from the home when left in foreclosure. Only Edison remains and would love to find a home of his own.
Cripple Creek Feral and Friends (CCFF) is a nonprofit (501c3) Ohio corporation dedicated to promoting animal welfare, and caring for animals in need. Its primary place of business is in Lake Twp., Ohio. .
Canton Rep Article Today, Jan. 28, 2013, I received a letter from the Vice President of the Stark County Humane Society, Brian L. Zimmerman revoking my membership.
13 cats were rescued after 40 others were taken and euthanized by local shelter. Here are their pictures on the first night. Seizure Cats HERE ARE SOME UPDATED PHOTOS OF THE CATS. THEIR PERSONALITIES ARE COMING THROUGH AS THEY BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE, WHAT NICE DESERVING CATS! All but 4 have been adopted!! Newer pics
Ms. Kitty....a stray missing an eye with a huge tumor. Photos of Ms. Kitty and her surgery (WARNING...GRAPHIC) can be seen here. Ms. Kitty UPDATE OCT. 27, 2012......Unfortunately Ms. Kitty's cancer had progressed to the point that she was no longer comfortable and was relieved of her suffering. What an impact this little cat had on me in just over 2 short months. Thank you to everyone who contributed to her care.
Evergreen Trailer Park Evergreen Pics Update June 5.....2 more kittens rescued, there is a third we cannot find. Will have pics and info posted soon on who is what, etc... .******UPDATE*****.As of June 1, 2012... 21 cats/kittens have been trapped. The last one this evening was the one I wanted the most! He has a broken tail from someone deliberately running him over. It is in VERY bad shape. He will be tested and evaluated for what can be done for him. Robert "Robert" has had his tail amputated and has been neutered. He has tested positive for FIV, as did my BobCat (my mascot). Robert is able to live a quite normal life with other cats. This disease is transmitted through deep bite wounds, not casual contact through grooming or shared food bowls. What a loving, grateful cat Robert is!!! Out of 21 cats, we have 6 remaining from the Evergreen Trailer Park.
Photos of Rattie Tat, an abandoned rat CCFF rescued. Rattie Tat
Rubbermaid offers special pricing for containers used to make feral cat shelters. See website for info and instructions. Feral Cat Shelter
Thank you for all of your support and donations following the wonderful article in the Canton Repository. A link to the story is below. It is so nice to know there are caring people who are willing to help the helpless animals out there!
If you are utilizing your own or local veterinarian for spaying/neutering a feral cat, please make sure they are aware it is feral. Make sure they do not try to handle it and make sure they use disolvable sutures. We highly recommend using One of a Kind Pets in Akron for your feral surgeries. Feral packages are available for $38.00 per cat, they must be in a live trap. Drop off Monday, Tues. Wed. Thurs. 9 -3 Price includes spay/neuter, rabies, 5 way vaccine and ear tip. No appointment needed for ferals. 330-865-6890 One of a Kind
PLEASE....if you are feeding a stray, take the initiative and get it fixed BEFORE your problem escalates! One of a Kind offers low cost surgeries or I can put you in touch with other alternative mobile clinics. I cannot take in animals BUT I can post and network your animal in need. They MUST be fixed in order to do so. Thanks for doing your part!
GREENTOWN CATS UPDATE
Greentown Cats Pics
Rep Article Greentown
The above links tell the story of a recent rescue. All but 7 of the 25 cats have been placed and are doing well in their new homes.
WHERE ARE MY DONATIONS GOING? I want to assure you that ALL donations go toward the spay/neutering, vetting and care of the animals in my rescue. They also go to assist those in need. Donations of food (dry and canned) and scoopable litter are also very much appreciated. CCFF continues to help the people with large colonies of cats by providing food to them when we have it.
Smokey and Mango, two kitties we helped. Smokey had a deformed leg that had to be amputated... Smokey and Mango UPDATE April 11, Smokey and Mango returned to their home with all kinds of new toys and a nice scratching post donated by ZiffyCat Condos. In return for the help with their cats, the owners have donated bags of food back to the lady caring for the 27 cats that we fixed earlier.
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will never let what I can not do interfere with what I can do."
Edward. E. Hale
I am one individual trying to do my part in helping homeless and helpless animals find their forever home. I do NOT have a shelter so I am unable to accept animals from individuals. I will accept your animals information and network with others to help place it. Please understand, I am doing my best to help those that call but I can't always be of assistance. I do try! All of my time, gas, supplies are donated because spay/neuter is a cause that I so strongly believe in. All trapping/transporting/recovery is done in between operating three businesses as well as caring for my own animals/home.
I have a soft spot for special needs animals and will do my best to help with them. Not limited to dogs and cats.
Donations are always welcome!! Donations can be made conveniently through PayPal at email@example.com Gift cards to help with the purchase of food and litter or gas cards to help with transportation costs for spay/neutering. All animals are altered using One of a Kind Clinic in Akron. Never think that any amount is too small...1 dollar buys 2 cans of cat food!
ALL animals adopted through Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends will be altered PRIOR to adoption. Adoption contracts and applications are required. Applications will be reviewed in order to place the pet in the best possible home. Cripple Creek adoptables have come from less than perfect situations and I want to ensure they never have to worry about being homeless and hungry again. If for any reason an animal does not work out, CCFF stipulates the animal be returned.
Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends
P.O. Box 172
Uniontown, OH 44685
WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER & ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANIMALS
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter