Wonderful organization. So committed to their mission: saving the cats of Maryland. Was a foster with FRA briefly before foster failing and adopting my cat, which was the best decision ever. They‘re a terrific group of volunteers that commit so much of their time and personal resources to FRA‘s mission, through TNR to limit the feral cat population and by fostering in their own homes and socializing the cats until finding the perfect home for them. No cat is turned away. Incredibly inspiring.
As a foster for this organization for four years, I have had the pleasure to witness firsthand the passion this organization has for finding the best home for each of the cats and kittens that arrive. Everyone is part of the team and works together - it really feels like a family of lifetime friends.
FRA is an amazing rescue that goes above and beyond the call of rescue. They saved a feral senior cat that had terminal cancer and still gave her a shot. I was her foster mom and then ended up failing because she was the best girl ever once I could love all over her. They gave me my best friend and I could not be more thankful.
I’ve worked with FRA for 4 years. They were one of my go to rescue groups as the rescue manager for an open admission shelter. They saved MANY lives that otherwise would have been overlooked.
After finding that shelter culture was not a good fit, they had me come on as a foster. I took a litter of feral kittens in need of socializing and was honored that I was trusted with such a task. I fell in love with the most reluctant one in the litter and was allowed to adopt her. They are a hard working devoted group that doesn’t say no when most others would. It’s an honor to foster for them.
I started volunteering with FRA in April 2019. The best part about FRA is everyone can play a small part in a rescue-- whether you trap a cat, transport it, do intake, foster it, or review the adoption application for it. There are many ways to make a difference in the life of many cats.
This is what the Feline Rescue Association makes possible:
I trapped these callie girls in a filthy garage on a Sunday night. I took them to an FRA volunteer who gave them a flea bath and held them till Tuesday morning when she took them to a clinic for spay (along with 43 other cats.) Another volunteer found a perfect foster for them.
They went from Sunday night in a flea-infested garage where their future was to live a dangerous life outside, to resting clean, spayed, and in comfort at the foster's house on Tuesday night. Their future is now a bright one.
This is why I give the Feline Rescue Association five big stars!
I love this group. We started feeding a neighborhood cat that was mistreated and then abandoned by a neighbor when they moved away. We couldn't adopt the cat because we had two senior cats with health issues. I contacted so many local animal groups and FRA was the only group that offered to help. They scooped him up, fostered him and then found our little friend a wonderful home on a farm where he is now living his best life. I really, truly appreciate their kindness and assistance.
They were so communicative and kind, adopting my cat from them was a great experience all around and I can tell they took such good care of her while she was with them.
Hands down, the most loving and hardest working group of AMAZING humans! I adopted my kitten, Olive over three years ago and I love being part of their community still. Thank you for everything you do❤️
My sister and I moved into our own house and very quickly realized that we missed having animals in our lives, as our childhood pets stayed at our parents' house. Our friend was fostering kittens at the time for FRA, and we knew right away that we wanted them to be apart of our family. One of the kittens unexpectedly passed away before they kittens were ready to come home, and the foster worked with us to find another kitten to foster so that both kittens could grow up together, first in the foster home and then in our home. We are so grateful for bringing us our best buddies.
We had an awesome experience adopting Raven aka BlackBerry we got to visit with her before adopting and Colleen was awesome!!!
I've fostered so many kitties for this amazing rescue and they truly help those that wouldn't have had a chance otherwise.
Adopted my cat from the Feline Rescue Association and had the most wonderful experience! The adoption counselor was super helpful, and his foster mom continues to be a great resource for all my cat questions! Highly recommend adopting from here :-)
I adopted this handsome dude, Duma from The Feline Rescue Association (FRA) nearly ten years ago. They bottle-fed him and his bonded sister (she has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge) when their mother didn't know how to care for them. I can't say enough about the mission of FRA and all the good they do.
The Feline Rescue Association is my favorite rescue. They are always there to take the cats the other rescues leave behind....the really sick ones, the old ones, the endless litters of kittens, the ones that are going to need a lot of medical care. Even when they are full to the gills with kitties, they’ll find room somehow.
And the people make the organization....such a dedicated and caring group of cat advocates, they put their money where their mouth is. And when not in the throes of rescue, what a fun group of amazing cat lovers!
FRA is outstanding in their efforts to support community cats and rescue, rehabilitate, foster and rehome cats into permanent loving homes. I adopted my cat Maggie Mae from FRA and will adopt again. The experience was wonderful and we have a family member that we love to the moon and back. Their adoption experience was very professional and complete. The foster family's description of our cat and the adoption assessment and follow up support is outstanding.
I adopted my cat Maggie Mae from FRA in 2014. Their adoption foster Lynn Killeen was wonderful in making sure that the adoption was successful. She matched Maggie perfectly with me and my husband. She helped me successfully introduce Maggie to our Labrador and older male cat. Maggie is part of our Family and we are thankful that FRA brought us together. FRA is dedicated to helping foster cats in need of finding their forever homes. They take in tough medical cases and provide much needed medical care. The help shelters in need when the are overwhelmed with too many animals. They help feed local populations of cats and work to Trap, Neuter and Return the cats to live healthy lives. I would recommend them to anyone hoping to adopt a cat, I know I will get my next cat from FRA.
The Feline Rescue Association does amazing work. They are selfless in their care for the wanted kitties around Baltimore. Day in and day out they care for feral colonies, help the injured and sick get medical treatment and the fosters are amazing for caring for the little ones all year long. I proudly donate to this organization.
I have been a proud supporter of FRA for several years. FRA does amazing work helping the cats of Baltimore. They TNR, they have foster programs and offer emergency aid for critical cases. I highly recommend FRA.
This is a wonderful organization that I have supported for a number of years. Several years ago I needed help and I reached out to FRA. While they didn't take in the stray I'd found, they provided me some wonderful resources and I was able to get the help that was needed. I've had to reach out to them a few times since then and I've always had great help. What they do to save lives or to help others who are trying to save lives is wonderful and hard at the same. Thank you FRA for all you do.
Not only great support for fosters and adopters, but for the community at large. They feed and vet ferals/strays in a low income community. They take in the “too sweet for the street” and find them homes. They help with spay/neuter, vetting and food to those who seek help. An all around great rescue with great people!
I followed the Feline Rescue Association for several years before I became a volunteer. I was involved with another rescue but always loved the work FRA was doing. Since becoming a foster volunteer for them I am truly amazed at the work they do. I’ve seen them take on the cases that no one else wants. I’ve seen them put their heart and soul into cats that should have died, but survived and thrived due to their efforts. It is an AMAZING team of people. I say team because that’s truly what they are. I have never, from day one, felt I was on my own. They have helped and guided me every step of the way. Even though I am a very experienced foster, with my previous rescue, I still learn something new from them every day. One day a post went out from a local shelter for Nestle. He is 7 years old and deaf. He was raised for 7 years by the same family and then dumped at the shelter. He was scared and they knew this would probably not be an easy placement. But when I asked if FRA would take him on, if I fostered, they didn’t hesitate. He had to be force fed for two weeks due to his depression at losing his family. He is now thriving and feeling safe in our home. He most certainly would have let his depression take him over if he didn’t get out of that shelter. FRA is amazing and I can’t recommend them enough.
The FRA does amazing work helping the cats of Baltimore, from TNR to foster programs to emergency aid for critical cases. I am proud to help support their mission.
They took in 1 kitten I found with no questions asked. They also rescued a cat I found in a blizzard. Came out in dangerous conditions to make sure he was safe and warm. Wonderful and caring people.
I have the most wonderful kitty thanks to FRA. Circa January 2009, she was a kitten found along with her siblings in a city rowhouse backyard. She was a bit feral but has over these many years learned that she is as much my world as I am hers. I’ve followed their work all these years. I’ve transported a few special kitties to a foster or relocating person. Truly awesome group and I am forever thankful!
I moved to the Baltimore area over 6 years ago, and brought with my the 18 year old cat who'd I'd had since she was a teeny kitten. Just one month after moving, I discovered my sweet gal had incredibly advanced cancer, and had to make the awful choice to say goodbye.
I felt lost after that, in a town where I knew no one, at a new job, and without my near constant companion for over 18 years. Less than a month later, I knew I needed a new pal to help my apartment feel less horribly empty, and to help heal the hold losing Ribbons had left.
I met several cats, and none of them felt "right." I saw Lumi (named "Sapphire" at the time) and after some back and forth, set up a day to go meet her at her foster home. And it was mutual love at first sight. Her foster mom brought her downstairs, and Lumi immediately crawled into my lap, and proceeded to growl/hiss warningly at any other cat that approached to try to say hi to me. She adopted me just as much as I adopted her that night.
She is an absolute snuggle-bug, and loves to cuddle on my face/neck (as the attached picture shows). She has somewhat begrudgingly accepted our becoming a foster home, ourselves, and the subsequent addition of 3 foster fails over the past few years. I can't imagine my life without her, and love now being a part of the same reached that saved her from the shelter where she was so sick her initial foster wasn't sure she'd make it through. They brought her back to health and made it possible for me to make her an extremely important part of my life and family, and I love FRA for that!
Lumi and I just celebrated (with special treats and tons of catnip) the 6th Anniversary of her Gotcha Day, and I can only hope to have many, many more!!
I started volunteering with The Feline Rescue Association in 2009 cleaning the cat condos in Petco, it didn't take long for me to get more involved with fostering cats and helping them get adopted. Within 4 years I was asked to be on the Board of Directors and in 2017 became President of The Feline Rescue Association. I have fostered around 230 cats and kittens since that time and through the support of the rescue helped with numerous placements and rescued over 2500 cats and kittens that would have otherwise been euthanized in shelters or died on the streets. We are a foster based rescue with 135 volunteers that consist of fosters, event volunteers, feral colony feeders, admins and Petco volunteers. I could not be prouder of what our group has accomplished and continues to accomplish.
I think they do a spectacular job within the community fostering cats and kittens along the way to finding forever homes.
When it is your mission to help and save animals it is a great thing, doing it as a non profit elevates it even more.
FRA has been a blessing for our community for well over 10 years. It's amazing how much community outreach and cat trapping they do - bettering the lives of felines & humans alike! I enjoy nothing more than working with these folks and knowing that what I do matters.
This rescue has the most dedicated and caring volunteers I have ever met. They are so welcoming of new volunteers and do amazing work with their kitties! FRA cats are raised/rehabilitated in the most loving foster homes and get excellent socialization. The support network for the wonderful fosters who take in these cats is beyond compare.
I have enjoyed volunteering at events, adopting a cat, and now fostering kittens for this wonderful group.
I’m a new volunteer with FRA and I love being part of this organization. I wanted the ability to be around kittens but without increasing the number of cats I own. I get to be part of the family that gives great care to cats and kittens and finds them the best home possible. The volunteers that make up this organization go above and beyond to get cats and kittens off the street and into loving homes.
I started fostering for them over 4 years ago. Most dedicated people caring for hundreds of cats and kittens every year. Fostering in private homes. Saving old and discarded cats, feeding 17 feral colonies, TNR Program, feeding bottles babies , educating about spay/neuter. Pulling kittens and cats from several shelters at their request. Hundreds of adoptions every year. The Feline Rescue Association does it all!
I'm a volunteer with fra and I helped trapping cats and getting them tested
They find wonderful homes for all the furr babies
All of the fosters really rock
They go far and beyond for the furr babies
And if they have to they bottle feed
They call me the cat wrangler lol
This is one of the best rescue I came across so far
You guys rock
We were looking for a chill youngish cat to be a companion to our 2 year old buff/ginger, Marigold, who had lost her companion 6 months earlier. We thought she was too young not to have a buddy. We also have a dog, so we needed a cat who could handle that too. Feline Rescue Association sent me a few options to consider and boy did we get a wonderful son (Bert). He’d been so well cared for and socialized by his foster family that all three of our “kids” were making friends within a few days. We still keep in touch with Bert’s foster family, I love how much they care and the amazing work they do. I cannot thank FRA enough for bringing this clutzy wildman
tuxedo floof into my family.
It's an amazing group that goes above any measure to help cats everywhere in Maryland, including in the city neighborhoods that are in decay. They always provide medical attention to each cat and care for them in their own homes. It's wonderful to know there is a caring and loving non-profit in our area.
FRA is an amazing nonprofit. Many of the ladies spend loads of time, money and patience to help cats off of the streets. No cat is denied a chance for a forever home!
Ok, it is pretty simple. If not for the FRA, we would not have our sweet cat Biff, who we love dearly. If not for FRA we would not have been able to know what to do and how to raise the four, week old kittens that arrived when someone put them under a dumpster. If not for the FRA, I would never have known that beautiful and compassionate people actually do traipse through some of the most dangerous parts of our city in order to feed the strays that roam.
In short, this is an amazing group and deserves all the accolades we can bestow on them.
Amazing amazing amazing rescue! I can't say enough good things about them! They save so many lives everyday!
This is a truly great rescue. This group ventures into some of Baltimore's most impoverished neighborhoods to TNR cats. They remove any injured, pregnant and friendly cats to safety by placing them into their adoption program. The president, Lizzie Ellis, is very dedicated to Baltimore's street cats. I have witnessed her dedication first hand. Great group of volunteers that work tirelessly for the cats.
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