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The Feline Rescue Association, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Feline Rescue Association (FRA) is dedicated to improving the lives of unwanted and homeless cats and kittens, be they friendly or feral, through rescue, adoption and spay and neuter.

Results: We have had over 3,800 adoptions as of March 2011.

Target demographics: Abandoned, stray and feral cats.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 - 500 cats

Geographic areas served: Baltimore Maryland

Programs: Rescue Adoption Spay/Neuter assistance

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Barbara W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

DPW1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful people who give their all to rescue the most in need kitties.

Garrett J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing feline organization! So many cats taken from awful situations

Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

DCGal

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

jdeyarman

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Jennifer S.17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Taking on the hardest of cases. Love the FaceBook page.

Tracie E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Gabrielle W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Cherron K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

Colleen Brennan P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 Rosemary Ratajczak R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think they do a spectacular job within the community fostering cats and kittens along the way to finding forever homes.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Jeanette D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Stephanie W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 Ramona D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2 Everly B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Judy Felts B.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2 Bryna Spector B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 MSRB

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing amazing amazing rescue! I can't say enough good things about them! They save so many lives everyday!

4 Cindy23456789

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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