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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Head Butt Hotel is a 501c3 No-Kill nonprofit charity, dedicated to providing rehabilitation and residency; where each animal is treated as if they were our only pet. We are proud to be South Carolina's premier Protect the Pets rescue organization, mandating responsible vaccination protocols. Our only objective is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our residents, to guarantee they live out their best lives ever, and to educate others to do the same.

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73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A few years ago I trapped a cat that had a big coyote bite on his face. Maggots everywhere, totally infected... never seen anything like that in all my years of Resque. Hope for Paws were so kind to pay for vetting , allowed me to find a Resque .
Head Butt Hotel saw my plea for help and messaged me. Christine Zois invited me to bring Moe from Los Angeles Ca to North Myrtle Beach SC , she even picked us up. It was ONE AMAZING sanctuary, so clean, and you would’ve never thought one cat lives there. She goes above and beyond for her animals. Hope for Paws did NOT follow through with future vetting , since Moe was not neutered and had a lot of health issues.
The Head Butt Hotel is paradise and throughout the years Christine has continued sending me pictures of Moe , inviting me to see him anytime, I stayed a week with them , was even taken back to the Airport . Not once I went to the Beach , heaven was right where I was. The love and care they give to the cats is out of this world. PLEASE DONATE TO Christine’s cause if you can . Every cent goes to the care of these cats and more.
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HER AND THE HEAD BUTT HOTEL

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough good things about my experience with Jo Ann and the fosters through this rescue!! From the beginning when we saw a picture of the kitties we were looking to adopt we were sent several videos before meeting. An in person meeting with our daughters was scheduled shortly after which led to us taking them home that day. Jo Ann helped with coordinating the spay appointments with a local affordable vet. After we brought the kitties home we were dealing with some scratching issues and they were SO helpful in recommending things that worked, sisal scratching posts and cardboard scratching posts with catnip! They are very passionate and genuinely care about what they do and finding the right home for these pets. I would highly recommend anyone looking to adopt new fur babies to use their services!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about the Headbutt Hotel and was amazed at how loved and well cared for the cats are. Christine has dedicated her life the care and well being of each and every animal that comes through her door. I really believe in this organization and started fostering for Christine. Got a call from here that a 3 week old kitten was found abandoned and she needed help. I became Bubba Mac Daddy's foster mom and fell in love with him from the start. Needless to say I am a proud foster fail and this boy is now part of my family. Without Christine and the Headbutt Hotel my life wouldn't be complete. He is such a joy and always make me laugh with his antics.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our two rescues from Head Butt Hotel. They are so beautiful ,loving and friendly . they were adopted a year apart and did not even interact. Now they are very best friends. Angel and Geoffry. We are so blessed

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Client Served

Rating: 5

JoAnn is amazing! She has helped me find homes for 4 sweet kitties.
She has a real heart for cats!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I reached out to Jo Ann, I was looking to adopt a “lap cat” to surprise my son and husband with. Immediately she knew of the perfect one! I adopted Tiger back in July, and he has brought so much joy to our family. The adoption process was seamless and quick. Jo Ann made everything super easy, and even gave me advice on what I needed to get Tiger all ready for his new home. Thank you HBH!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful to Jo Ann for coordinating the adoption of our little love, Billy. When we saw his photo taken in the NC shelter, we wanted desperately to rescue him, but weren’t sure how we could help from NY. Jo Ann seamlessly coordinated the adoption process, and Billy has truly made our house a home. Thank you so much, Jo Ann and the whole team, for the incredible work that you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with, donated, and adopted from Head Butt Hotel. Jo Ann works tirelessly to help shelter and abandoned cats. Her dedication is unmatched. Highly recommend HBH.
This is my Blossom, who was almost feral but is the sweetest, most loving cat ever. Even Rowdy, the dog, loves her.

1 Jade R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Head Butt Hotel helped me find my best friend that is a 4 year old tabby cat now named Loko. Christine matched me with my sweet boy after having me come and visit her lovely safe haven for all the lucky kitties that end up there. Without her, Loko would not be here today as she saved his life. She cares so much about not only each and every cat, but the family or individual that they are placed with as well. I love and am so thankful for Head Butt Hotel

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We are so so pleased with Head Butt Hotel and adopting our sweet nee friend, Garfield. Our daughter was begging for a second cat for her birthday and Christine helped us place the perfect cat match for us! She loves her animals with a fierce love and never settles for anything bur the best for her kitties when it comes to home placement! Please let her kniw if you are looking to add a furry friend to your home. Head Butt Hotel is the best!!!!!

1 Elle D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Right when you walk through the door of Head Butt Hotel you can tell how loved and cared for these kitties are. Christine has dedicated all of her time and money making sure they all have the best life possible. I adopted Daisy, she's so healthy and the sweetest most loving cat ever. Thank you!!
Ellen

1 Nancy L.14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our newest family member came from here. When I walked into the facility I could not believe that thirty cats were there. I could not smell one. SO clean, So well cared for. WHat a great organization. Thank you for the care you give these lucky animals. N. Lee

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Attention to all that love Friends of Head Butt Hotel. This non for profit organization likes to spread fake information so they can get as much money donated as they can. They have no problem to slander people that are just trying to help. For example: post a drug charge about one of their fosters, though the drug charge was of a person with the same last name. They also stated that the foster's brother was the real person and the foster's account was just an alias. WHY, YOU ASK? Because the Person with all the criminal activity shared almost the same name as the foster's brother. Doesn't matter if the first name isn't correct. THEY DID NOT CARE, they just wanted to find dirt on them. They couldn't but this was close enough. Just like sex sells, an abused kitten story brings more money than an accident. If y'all would think for a minute: would you bring the kitten to the organization that you got the kitten from if you maliciously hurt it? I think not. You would go to a vet and say you found this kitten. Furthermore. They accused the fosters of not wanting the responsibility of the bill...also false, as my research shows that they attempted to raise money through a fundraiser. I also researched their public communication, where it stated several times that they will try to pay for it, they are working on it, they are trying their best, just to be kicked and spit on. I do believe this organization is doing a great job for these kittens... but at what expense? I had posted the evidence and asked for them to correct several of their FALSE statements, it has been deleted and I have been blocked. ASK YOURSELF:" is that an honorable organization? They should better vet fosters and educate their fosters. I am collecting information from anyone else that may have had been treated with disrespect and false accusations just as this example. They need to be held accountable for their actions.

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HeadButtHotel 04/07/2021

April 7, 2021 Update: Our kitten Luke has now found his wonderful loving forever home. He spent months recovering at ECVR in Wilmington, from life threatening injuries incurred 9/6/20, multiple broken bones, teeth, with a dislocated jaw requiring multiple surgical interventions with over 6 weeks of hospitalization. This happened after only 4 days in the care of Cassie Morgan Matthews, a self proclaimed #9 most experienced adopter and her groomer boyfriend, Kyle-Patrack Russel of Myrtle Beach! $4000 in vet bills later, we were able to fully restore Luke's health in spite of the horror he was subjected to at the hands of these animal abusers and neglectors. Sadly, this evidently wasn't their first rodeo; poor Mingo, another tuxedo boy, died from undisclosed causes, not long after his arrival to their home with Chow Chow, who we pray as the remaining kitten in their care, is even still alive and healthy. Some people should never be entrusted with any pets and these are two of them.

1 Spike S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not all rescues are created equal! The love and dedication to animals, Christine has is lucid. She is always there to answer any questions or concern, She believes in a similar dietary plan as I do (Raw and supplements primarily), as well as isn't afraid to take on the harder cases when it comes to felines that other rescues tend to overlook.

I saw a beautiful black baby thrown in a shelter, She needed rescue to pull her and Christine helped me pull her. Before life with me Betty contracted 3 ear infections in both ears as well as was incredibly picky with food in the beginning, with Christine's help Betty slowly widened her pallet and now enjoys almost any variety of food you offer her. She is perfectly healthy and happy now, and it is cats like her that this rescue helps every day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been to the head butt hotel twice now and we are addicted not only are Christine and Larry great people for doing what they do for these amazing cats but the cats are the most loving fun and just all around special kitty's you could ever come in contact with if you are reading my review please go there and meet these amazing cats you wont regret it and please share! and donate if you can even a dollar helps just remember that all animals need love and these cats have been through so much and just need all the love that you can give to them so please share and help these baby's get a home!! you wont regret a minute of it

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine helped me with my cat, Maggie. I texted her in a panic after Maggie had been diagnosed with Pancreatitis. The vet had kept her overnight and pumped her full of drugs I knew nothing about. When I went to visit Maggie the next morning, I was horrified at her condition.
I didn’t know Christine personally, but I have followed her wonderful Head Butt Hotel non profit on Facebook for years. I have read with great interest information she’s posted on cats’ health. I watched how she rescued sick cats and did everything possible- following her well-informed opinion- to get these cats healthy so they could find loving permanent homes. I knows she truly cares about not only her cats but all.
And she proved it by helping me with Maggie, guiding me to get my floofy girl healthy. I brought Maggie home from the vet following my instinct and the knowledge learned from Christine. After six hours at home snuggled next to me, Maggie’s fever was gone and she began to eat. The vet came to my house to check her and said often pet owners have an instinct, and it proved true with Maggie. She was so shut down at the vet’s that she got sicker. Without Christine supporting me, I wouldn’t have had the knowledge and courage to speak up.
I look forward to visiting Head Butt Hotel this summer. I know I’ll meet happy, healthy, and hopeful cats. If I was adopting, I would trust Christine and Head Butt Hotel.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The absolute BEST cat rescue ever !!! I was fortunate enough to get to visit them and their place is amazing. Their love and devotion to their animals is top-notch and shows in everything they do. Christine and Larry go above and beyond to help all cats, healthy or not. Their rescue is a BLESSING to all the kitties that pass through their doors.

1 Louria N.

Donor

Rating: 5

Head Butt Hotek is truly a God send ! They don’t discriminate due to age or illness and they NEVER give up no matter how grim a prognosis may be. Ginger is a Panleuk survivor that beat the odds thanks to Head Butts dedication and compassion .

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Christine has pulled pets in need from our shelter before but most recently she and Head Butt Hotel jumped in to save a poor cat that landed in the Marlboro County Animal Shelter missing part of her face! Our vet was not sure if it was trauma, infection or cancer and we could not find any rescue willing to help her. She wanted to live! She played, snuggled, ate food, drank water. It was so frustrating and we had begun to think we would have to euthanize her when Christine called us up and offered to help!!! Baby went straight to a vet specialist and Christine has spared no cost in finding the best medical care for her. Unfortunately, it turned out to be cancer but until the end, Baby is living her BEST life and is happy! Thank you Head Butt Hotel for not being afraid of the hard cases!

Ginger Bryson H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine and her FurBabies are awesome. She really helped me out with my per-diabetic baby and my FIV + baby. I am so grateful for all she does! Keep up the great work!

1 Wormald Angelina M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome place and caregivers

1 Katherine H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don’t even know where to begin with all of the amazing things Christine and Larry do for our furry friends. My husband and I were first introduced to Christine when i responded to a Facebook post about a black cat named Jeffrey who was going to be euthanized due to litter box issues. I offered to adopt Jeffrey but she was in New Jersey and we live in South Carolina. Christine stepped right in and offered to pick up Jeffrey in New Jersey (she was taking a cat to their furever home up north). After getting all details covered, Jeffrey arrived safely at the Head Butt Hotel in South Carolina on 11/2/19! My husband and I were so excited to give Jeffrey a new home. So far, Jeffrey hasn’t had any litter box issues and has become an integral part of our household-even though she may be eating us of house and home! We can’t thank the Head Butt Hotel enough for all they’ve done for Jeffrey and us. On 12/7/19 we adopted Bootsie from the Head Butt Hotel and our family is complete! All of the cats are getting along. Please find photos of Jeffrey and Bootsie. Much love and hugs to Christine and Larry!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Over a year ago I started looking for a new home for my older cat and recently, a lovely family adopted Sophia. Christine helped me through the entire process. She advised me to get Sophia micro-chipped, she provided me with an editable adoption application and contract, and she advised us to take Sophia to her new home to be sure it was a good environment. We took all of her advice and feel very good about the process and Sophia's new home. While it was heartbreaking to give Sophia up for adoption, she is with a caring family and seems happy. Thank you Christine for all of your help and support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A really wonderful rescue with a home facility with lots of love and attention to each cat as if they were a personal companion animal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a lovely and compassionate kitty rescue !! Just the best ever.....All kitties are so well cared for mentally, physically and medically....the absolute care ever !!! I love to visit all of them. Benji is a favorite, he's afraid of the other, and just needs his furever person.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After loosing my oldest cat to cancer from vaccines over the years, I did not feel it necessary to vaccinate my indoor only cats yearly for rabies , as this is not a virus I could bring home by touching a grocery cart. The county forced me to comply and vaccinate them on a yearly schedule. Upon seeing my distress Christine Zois out of the goodness of her heart and her personal expense ordered and had shipped to me medication to prevent any harmful effects from the vaccines. Christine has more information and research on this subject than anyone I have found to date. And for her to help me out of the goodness of her heart and genuine concern for my cats means so much . Christine Zois and the Head Butt Hotel are the best!.

Erec S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was trying to save this poor Kitty off death row, it was around 2 am and I had to find a rescue to pull her for me. The clock was ticking and I only had a few hours left to find a rescue to send in a stop do not euth request, none of the ones I messaged had responded, a friend of mine knew Christine, she messaged her and explained the urgency of the situation, Christine saved my crybaby's life in the nick of time. Crybaby is so sweet and loving, and if not for Christine of the Head Butt Hotel she would not be alive today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Head Butt Hotel is amazing. Thank you for helping my Max!

jesse210

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a very loving cat for 18 years and she passed away leaving a big hole in our hearts. About a few months after her passing, we decided to adopt in honor of our girl Bianca. I found The Head Butt Hotel online and reached out to Christine. She was very coampassionate towards us, but also very passsionate about her cats and rightfully so! I was very impressed in that she wanted our information so she could do a background check on us. While I was at the facility, I couldn't help notice how spotless and amazingly fresh the cats housing appeared. It was quite a luxury cat palace. Not to meniton, the care the cats received was pretty amazing. The more I learned, the more I realized I didn't know about cats.
Chris educated me and my wife. We thought we knew a lot, but there's always something to learn. Never think you know enuf to get by, because that is not the route to take when you're dealing with livng gorgeous creatures like cats. We all must enlighten ourselves. End of rant! lol When we finally got the seal of approval, we couldn't be happier to give Tesla a loving home! We appreciate you so much Christine and all the best to u and The Head Butt Hotel.

1 Diane S.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I was lucky to meet Christine at a time when I needed her most.
The education she gave me will help me keep future my kitties healthy.
We visited Head Butt Hotel (LOVE the name!) and we were completely amazed.
Every Cat had a story--with it's own special needs, food, and medication.
How Christine and Larry keep up with each fur baby is incredible!
Just the medications alone and the time it takes to administer them--I just do not know how they do it. I do know they could use some help! Any help would be great. Medications, special diets, and Vet bills are extremely expensive. I started a simple monthly donation and my hope is that others would consider doing the same.
Head Butt Hotel is a spotless place filled with beautiful well cared kitties and LOTS of love!

1 kayakchic

Donor

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure to watch this rescue group flourish from humble beginnings. The cats that come under their care are truly treated like royalty. Quality foods, daily medicines and treatments, lots of exercise, cat walks & perches AND custom catio!
And when Aunt Phyllis comes to visit, we wait nearby for our turn for a great massage!
Suggestion: rename Head Butt Palace

1 Sam W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to adopt a cat and I had heard about Christine Zois at the Head Butt Hotel. I spoke to her and informed of her my lifestyle and the home in which I lived, which helped us both pick out the right cat for me. I wound up adopting not one, but two kitties. They were so bonded I couldn't take just the one. Christine assured me that if they didn't work out she would take them back, but there was no way I could even think about that. From the moment I saw them, I knew that they would be perfect! They are my babies and I'm so thrilled to have them! Since that time, I have recommended The Head Butt Hotel to my friends and acquaintances. Chris not only runs a cat sanctuary, but this facility goes above and beyond for the care of each animal. Thanks Christine and all those that support this great facility!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Raymond rescued when he had the courage to run and escaped from the pig farm slaughter house. He befriended Kathy Mcool when she was visiting a friend and she thankfully scooped him up, putting him in her car, and saving his life at 2 months old. It's taken quite some time for Kathy to find him a forever home where can run, hop, spin around, and play with friends. He is now almost one year old and thank you for helping to connect the dots, for Raymond who has joined us at Pearls Preserve, his forever home and sanctuary, where he will live happily ever after !
On behalf of Raymond, Kathy Mcool and Lexie Layla Lovelace, Pearls Preserve

1 R Marie R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a few abandoned kittens and had no place to go with them and a good friend of mine knew Christine at the Head Butt Hotel. I reached out to her and without a second thought, she asked me to bring them to her. From the moment I brought them in, Christine handled them with tender loving care,. She made sure they were fed and their bellies full. She kept them warm and took them to the vet the next morning. They received the best of care! If not for Christine, I don't think these kittens would have made it. I am so indebted to her for her selfless actions and am very happy to leave this review for her and The Head Butt Hotel.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Margaret and I had some blankets, sheets and towels to donate to rescues in need...I went to deliver to the Headbutt Hotel, Christine and Larry. I was delighted to see the wonderful, clean and total cat accomodations! That alone told me alot about Christine Zois and her operation.

Cats are completely cared for, medically and physically but also mentally with cat super highways and perches up high! Cats freely approach newcomers for petting sessions and love, providing their emotional needs too.

I respect Christine greatly, appreciating all of her efforts to provide for these rescued babies, rehoming to loving homes when possible. A huge thanks to Christine, Larry and the Headbutt Hotel for all that you do!

1 Teddy W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Christine Zois for nearly 20 years and all through those years I have never met a person more dedicated to anything that they do. Christine is the type of individual to jump in not with just her feet but with her entire body and soul. When I first learned of the Head Butt Hotel, I was completely floored at not only the from the exterior beauty of this particular facility but the extraordinary care every single cat receives. Chris possesses a wealth of knowledge and understanding which is crucial for a cat’s recovery, health and well-being. She focuses on each and every cat until their needs and medical needs are met. She strives to see that every cat is healthy, vibrant and can thrive with a loving family once again. I have witnessed her incredible spirit and perseverance to give aid to any cat that has come her way. I am truly honored to know Christine and will continue to support her efforts any way I am able.

1 Charlene Schimelfenig C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you Head Butt Hotel for all your hard work in getting our Felines to safety, treated and into new homes! CFA BAP-BRP

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition has been very important and valuable to our group's rescue program, CFA BAP-BRP in getting homeless pedigree cats and kittens vetted and into great new homes. They screen all adopters, make sure all felines are fully vetted as the cats embark on their new life journey into to a new home! We love the hands on care and follow up each cat is given, feline information and counsel new owners have access too thru them! They will go to any length to save a cat in harms way! I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization! You and staff are dedicated to every pet you take in! Thank you Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition! CCC, CFA BAP-BRP National Coordinator

1 Lynne Booher W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The minute my husband and I saw Mango and Maple in a PetSmart in Charlotte, NC, we fell in love! We were only looking for 1 cat to add to our family, but when we learned they were brothers, we had to adopt them both. I called Jo Ann from your organization, she set up a meeting with their foster parents Lynn & Dan. It was obvious to us that both cats were very well adjusted and very well cared for. We could tell that they were loved in their foster home. They were so helpful and answered any questions we had. They were very thorough and wanted to make sure that both cats went to a good home. Jo Ann, Lynn, and Dan set up a home visit and the next day our boys came home. They are now named Rufus and Wyatt, and they have made our family complete. They are doing SO well and get along great with our other two rescue kitties! THANK YOU for rescuing these wonderful boys and for completing our family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been looking online for a young rescue Maine Coon cat for over a year, when Raven 's picture and description appeared. I fell in love, and promptly filled out the application form. Shortly afterward, the woman still listed among my phone Contacts as "JoAnn Cat Adoption" called me. She took great care to make sure that I was a responsible pet owner and also provided me with great advice on the best foods for a young kitty. I drove two hours to pick up Raven and I was met precisely on time. Her rescuer had done a wonderful job of preparing her for a healthy and fulfilling life in a new home. Raven and I bonded almost immediately and she has been a source of great joy--and entertainment--in my life. JoAnn followed up a few weeks after I brought Raven home and we have stayed in touch every few months to share reports of Raven's complete reign over my home. I deeply appreciate JoAnn's ongoing interest in what has to be just one of dozens if not hundreds of cat adoptions over the years. RA Simon, Winston-Salem, NC

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a retired cat rescuer in NYC. In Oct 2017, i was forced to try to rehome most of my cats, due to failing health & financial inability to care for them.
All my rescued cats are 9-10 y.o., from high kill shelters. Despite being shared 1000's of times, nobody was anxious to give them new homes.
Christine Zois, rescuer/founder of Head Butt Hotel cat rescue, reached out to me a mo. ago, offering to take a whole family to Myrtle Beach, despite knowing their ages would mean they'd need extensive dental work + other vet care. She organized & paid for their transport w/o asking me for any $$. 4 of my babies are w/her for past 2 weeks & were already seen by her vet. Again, Christine Zois didn't ask me to donate towards the bill.
They all need dental work!
All 4 cats are serene & so am I, knowing that she'll treat them as if they had always been hers.
This is unusual. I am deeply indebted to her for her kindness towards: Shaun, Shane, Shayla and Pinky.
I can never repay this rescue angel for what she did for a fellow old rescuer (me). Bless her big loving heart.
No words can express my gratitude & relief. Am posting their pics & hope donations for my Cats dental work will be coming her way. Thanks for reading my story^ for your empathy - Katia Sidonie Equale

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In October 2012, my life changed when, with the help of Christine Zois (our angel), my furbabies Cuddles & Zoey were rescued from a kill shelter. They have brought such joy, amidst the little challenges (like scratching furniture), life with them has been amazing! They're always here to comfort me at the end of my very stressful days, offering purrs and kisses to this weary heart. My boy Cuddles comes running if he hears me cry in pain from hitting my foot or any physical discomfort in the house, and my girl Zoey is a little love bug who doesn't hesitate to jump in bed or the sofa with me, loading me with kisses, whenever she sees the opportunity. I am blessed to have them, and very happy that I didn't leave one at the shelter, but rescued both, as they're great company to each other, a blessing to me, and I rest in the comfort of knowing we saved two lives. Christine's efforts to get them out of that shelter and transported up to me are forever recognized, and appreciated... the care with which she took, the timeliness, the frequent updates til they were transported, and the follow up afterward. I count my blessings every day to have them here with me, happy and healthy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued some adorable Persian cats from a dreadful neighbor who does not spay/neuter or provide proper food vet care. Head Butt Hotel provided for forever homes for these loving cats. So responsive, so organized and so obviously dedicated to their mission of saving these prescious companions. Can't say enough about these great and dedicated friends if the neglected and forgotten. Bless your work!

2 Tanya K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I truly love this organization. Clean, organized and loving place for the rescued felines. I am amazed by the detail of care they have for their fur babies. It was a blessing to experience so much love!

2 hmauterhale

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve had the honor of partnering with Christine and her team on several rescues from the Tampa Bay Area and she is amazing! The professionalism in which her rescue is operated is top-notch. The lives she saves are always her number one priority. I look forward to working with this rescue on many more projects �

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine rescued these beautiful kittens from a high kill shelter. They were placed in a closed box and deposited in the drop box. She spent her own money to nurse them back to health and made sure they were going to be ok. I found them on a rescue site and wanted to adopt. She did a detailed background check before allowing us to adopt them. Linus and Lucy are the sweetest pets and we are so lucky to have them. Christine has a huge heart and gives the cats in her care the best life!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are not enough stars to validate the dedication demonstrated by Head Butt Hotel to the most fortunate and much loved residents. Christine and Larry do more than share a home with these cats, they share their lives. With 25 residents, many of whom require medication or have special needs, there’s always something that needs attention. I appreciate Christine sharing her time and knowledge with me. And did I mention how marvelously clean and groomed the cats and their home were? Twenty-five cats and the home is spotless! I had such a great time meeting kitties I’d “liked” on their Facebook page and playing with them.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Bootsie. I went to see the Persians but left my heart with Bootsie, a precious young lady who sooooo wants a home of her own. Christine says Bootsie is so sad that she no longer runs to greet visitors when the door bell rings. While that may well be true, it only takes her about 10 seconds to greet you with a head butt and 1000 horse power purr. Thank you, Head Butt Hotel for saving these cats for few of them would be alive without you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I reached out to FCFC after following their incredible success saving the eyes of 2 kittens with horrible ulcers using a combination of veterinary medicine, holistic medicine and love. My daughter’s cat was suffering from rodent ulcers and after several trips to the vet the problem still persisted. Christine sent me an article on treating the ulcers using Zyrtec. After 6 weeks the ulcers have completely resolved without the further use of steroids, antibiotics or other expensive approaches. The best news is the cat is back to happy and healthy. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our kitten from JoAnn Foster back in March of this year. My son renamed Chance to Pic-a-Chu and has fallen absolutely in love with him! He is the most loving and affectionate cat I have ever had. Our experience with JoAnn was very pleasant and she went out of her way to make the adoption process effortless. Would highly recommend anyone considering adopting a cat to use her.

Sherri C.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had just recently lost our sweet kitty of 16 years and needed to fill the void she left. We were looking for two cats to fill our home. When we found Tarzan (now Peanut) and Zoe (now Butters) we connected with them instantly. We filled out he application and Jo Ann gave us a call. You could tell how passionate she was about saving cats and how much she loved the kitties we were adopting. She talked us through the adoption procedure and made everything very easy. We are now blessed with two adorable cats that fill our home with love! FCFC is doing wonderful work and really have their heart in their mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a fantastic experience and have two wonderful additions to my family. Jo Ann V truly has a heart for the animals and both she and the foster moms put Felicity and her kittens' welfare first. I appreciated the interview and their efforts to make sure that the both Felicity and Arthur (momma cat and one of her kittens) were placed in the right home and would get the best care. I've talked with friends who have worked with rescue organizations to adopt animals and there is no comparison: my experience was far better with FCFC, Very worthy cause with people who advocate for the animals. - Dr, Stephanie Butler, Charlotte NC area

4 Olivia A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working with the Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition and JoAnn was a wonderful experience. She took time to get to know me over the phone before I adopted my kitty. She also let me get to know more about FCFC mission and my kitty. She has a big heart and love for animals. I am beyond happy I was able to rescue my heart and fur baby, Quinn and for her to become part of our family.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had the best time meeting and getting to know Chris and Larry today. Their cat "family" is amazing and each one has a story of healing to tell that Chris has accomplished for them. She is a very compassionate and knowledgeable rescuer and continues to study and learn from the best Dr's in the country. Their rescue facilities are great...right in their home. Each cat member of the family is treated with respect and dignity. Chris gave me many pointers for my own cat family and I will be starting them on Young Again pet food very soon and will continue to seek Chris' advice when I need it. Please support and share this rescue with family and friends.....they need your monitary support as well, because vet bills are high for these needy cats. Also consider adopting one or two of them! Bob & Jackie Cook, Taylors, SC

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vet took my money for multiply tests then said they could not do anything for my senior cat. One of Jessica's issues was a seizures/strokes that ruptured an eye. Jessica's blood work and other tests showed she was not a good candidate for surgery. I reached out to several rescues for recommendations/suggestions for Jessica's plight. Christine responded and stayed in touch. Two months later, Jessica still has her ruptured eye and is stable.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I do and have done cat rescue for many years. I am not affiliated with any one organization but have a love for feral cats and those who have been for all intents and purposed been thrown away by society, those that are sick or replaced with a new and cuter pet or just get old and are no longer valued by their humans and dumped to die at local high-kill facilities. I have a good network of rescuers but had the wonderful good fortune of working with a new friend this year, Christine Zois and Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition . Christine is one of those people like me who when tugged upon by a cat or cats in need, holds on and doesn't let go until they are safe AND healthy. Nothing gets in her way of rescuing but more than that SAVING the health of the cat(s). While many individuals and groups and vets really routinely remove eyes as an example, Christine uses her holistic and historically proven methods to TREAT the malady and save the sight of grossly neglected animals. She is a source of information and guidance to me now as a trusted rescuer who has the whole picture of health and not just the broad-brush approach that so many are inclined to follow. I am grateful for her service to cats and people like me and would recommend her to anyone needing the same. She has a real gift. -Thorn Lewis

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine 's dedication to cats and dogs in need of medical evaluation, is boundless.
We were lost as to what to do regarding a ten year old Bengal cat,surrendered by his owner ,due to chronic IBS.
Christine's enthusiasm regarding the treatment of this condition encouraged us to persevere with the treatment she recommended having recently experienced the same condition with some of her own cats
Jennifer & Laurence Bridge Florida

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fuzzy baby of 11 years passed away in may. I had been looking for the perfect tripod or special needs kitty ever since. I found Burke on petfinder and fell in love with him! After meeting him at the coalition I knew he was the one for me! I now have this sweet loving tripod to love for the rest of his life!

Christine is truly amazing and obviously cares so much for the animals that she takes in. I'm so greatful to people like her and Larry who care for these animals in their time of need as well as make sure they are going to loving homes!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been looking for additional Persian as a companion for our 6 yo boy who lost his companion (a dog/boxer he loved) 5 months ago. We also love the Persian breed. I have had 6 in my life, yet only one at a time. However, our boy is very bright and interactive and we could tell being the "only child" wasn't in his best interests, he needed a fun partner to love, play and create mischief with.

I was very surprised at how high the cost was for Persians these days and we weren't ready to invest a house payment, or two, in some cases. I also noticed that there were a lot of on-line scams - which is appalling all on its own. In addition, I guess I wasn't on the right lists or social media accounts to act soon enough when a little fluff became available. I was getting discouraged, but also knew that the right cat/kitten for our home would show up when the timing was right.

Within 3 days of finding Penny (now Penelope) at The Head Butt Hotel (great name, right?) she was in my lap. Christine and Larry go out of the way...I mean figuratively and literally to get these cats where they need to be in safe, loving, attentive and caring homes. Christine drove 4 hours to bring her to our home. She'll never know how much we appreciated this. In addition, she had another cat with her she was delivering even further up the road - she was on the road for 15 hours or more making sure the homes were what she calls an "upgrade" from The Hotel. You've got to admire this commitment.

Also, when Penny/Penelope was taken in by Christine and Larry she wasn't in very good shape, in fact pretty dismal and it took Head Butt 6 months to get here ready for us. I'm so grateful for this. We love her so much. She has a lot of character, which we like and appreciate. She's half the size of our 13 pound boy, but that doesn't stop her. I hope she somehow knows she's where she was meant to be all along to get the love and care for her to thrive. We look forward to sharing a long and fun loving relationship with her.

If we find ourselves ever on the market again for a precious purrfection we will always reach out to The Head Butt Hotel first. Oh, BTW: we

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had cats in my life for almost 50 years. So, though you probably can't put the word "Crazy" into your description of me, "Cat Lady" certainly fits! I lost my precious Sweetie around Thanksgiving, leaving Duffy, my beautiful Orange Maine Coon Male, to be an only cat. He adjusted well so it was just the two of us. Suddenly Duffy took sick on a Saturday and by Monday morning I had a dead kitty. I was heartbroken. I wanted another orange male and Maine Coon would be nice too. I looked online and after some searching I came across two 9yo Maine Coons, probably siblings, who needed to be adopted together. What a perfect match. Only problem, is, I was in Raleigh, NC and these cats were in North Myrtle Beach, SC. After talking to Christine, she volunteered to drive, on Easter Weekend, 4 hours to deliver these two gorgeous cats to me. She could not have been more generous or caring, offering to come back in 2 weeks if the placement did not work out. Needless to day I was in love with these two from the moment I saw their picture, so the placement was ideal. Christine was always available to me by email or text or phone to answer any questions and help with their adjustment issues. I know the next time I am in North Myrtle I will stop by and see the accommodations that Christine and Larry have provided for these wonderful animals who just need a second chance.

Mary Ellen Goldsmith
Garner NC

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization. My daughter was having serious health issues and we had to part with our beloved fur babies. It was such a blessing to have compassionate people help find outstanding homes for them. I can't thank you enough!
Joy, Kifer & Lorinda C.

2 Candy14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering kitties with them for about a year. Great rescue. Great experience saving babies from Gaston Animal Control so they are not euthanized.

3 brianna.wooden16

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with FCFC has been absolutely phenomenal. They are not only professional & friendly but are also completely devoted to rescuing animals in need & ensuring that they find the loving, forever homes that they all deserve. Earlier this year I adopted the sweetest, most beautiful cat anyone could ever hope to meet (now named Sekai) from FCFC. I found him through PetSmart Charities, who partner with FCFC for adoptions. I was required to fill out an application which asked me questions not only about myself but also questions about cat care. This made it evident to me that they work tirelessly to ensure that only responsible and knowledgeable people are able to adopt. Once my adoption was approved by Joanne (who spoke with me personally) I was able to take Sekai home immediately. In the following months Joanne has checked in on us regularly & even added me on facebook so that she could stay regularly updated on Sekai's well being. FCFC has honestly restored my faith in humanity to do right by animals. The amount of love and care that goes into their adoptions is astounding. Thank you so much FCFC for a wonderful adoption experience & for uniting me with my best friend!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FCFC helps save many animals that would not have a chance at life. They are loving and caring people that want to help animals in need.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feline Canine Coalition is an excellent rescue! We at Shelter Animals Advocates HeartBeat campaign rescue heartworm positive dogs from Aiken County SC shelter and raise funds for HW treatment and place them with other no kill rescues, Feline Canine Coalition has helped us by taking on several of our HeartBeat dogs particularly pit buls, which most rescues won't touch. Feline Canine is very responsible and caring, they do what they say they are going to do which is unfortunately rare in rescue . Here are a few of the dogs rescued with the help of Feline-Canine Coalition. ~Mary Lou Seymour Rescue Co-ordinator Shelter Animals Advocates

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I was able to visit Christine and all the furry babies at the Head Butt Hotel recently and it was amazing! This organization helps animals far and wide. These cats are so well taken care of and are happy and healthy! She goes to extra lengths to make sure each cat has its needs met and exceeds those. She also ensures that they get the best homes and thoroughly selects adopters! If you can't foster, you can do what I'm doing and be a "virtual foster." You can sponsor a cat for 6 months and that helps with their care and needs. I'm so glad I got to go by and pick mine out-Riley Finn -the senior from Greenville :)
Thanks again for all you do for the animals FCFC!
-Kelcye Richards