I can't say enough positive things about FCFC and Christine. This is a rescue that is all about the animals and their welfare. Christine goes above and beyond to ensure that potential adopters are appropriate and a good match for the animal. She takes excellent care of the rescue's cats and dogs and expects and insists that adopters do the same. She makes it clear that the animals are her priority -- not money (although, like all rescues, there's never enough), not rescue politics/drama, not a rejected applicant's hurt feelings. FCFC is exactly what a rescue should be.
Christine is Like mother Theresa for animals, her tireless efforts go above and beyond what I expected to see at a Shelter. These animals are well loved and cared for in every imaginable way. Larry is also a hard worker and deserves an award for being so attentive. They work very long days and nights to keep the space cleaner than some people hospitals. To visit is a pure pleasure and so rewarding with tons of love from the kitties. I called it Disney for cats when I visited the HeadButt Hotel.
Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition and their accompanying Head Butt Hotel are doing so much right! This is an organization that I entirely trust to take care of the rescued animals properly. Christine Zois helped me tremendously in regards to an abandoned cat and dog who were living caged for 2 years. She immediately started looking for foster homes for both pets and sent me special food for the cat who had become seriously obese. Although, another rescue place ultimately came through with the placement for the dog and I ended up adopting the cat, Christine continued her valuable follow-up throughout the whole process. She had good advice about how to manage the health issues for this cat and is genuinely caring. I've come to know many details about how carefully she runs the Head Butt Hotel. The cat hotel and the coalition together are working non-stop to help so many cats and dogs. Please help them help the animals. You can sponsor an individual cat monthly or give flat donations. Each dollar helps tremendously.
Below are photos of Angel dog and Rufus cat in their respective new homes. Rufus has already lost about 10 ounces --down from 16.1 lbs and is no longer having trouble walking. She even leaps onto table tops and sprints across the apartment! Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition helped with her initial diet change.
I know of one special cat who is happy that the Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition exists and was so willing to save his leg and life!! Here is his story:
My name is "Hunter" and I am from Huntington, WV. I was severly injured and living in the streets for months when a nice lady and her husband finally caught me!! The lady called every local rescue and could not get help for me but she knew My life was worth saving so she reached out to Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition about 9 hours from me and in another state and the rescue did not hesitate to save my life! Even with all the unknowns of my vet bills and my quality of life they said YES!!!
The vet said I have had my leg and eye injury for many many months..tendons have been exposed, etc. I am still under the vets 24 hour care (for my second week) for bandage changes daily. The vet told the FCFC that my leg will NOT require amputation and I am a very happy sweet natured boy and will make some family a great addition! Imagine that...a family of my very own!!! I would never have the opportunity to experience love if it were not for this rescue!!!
Hunter the Cat
From Huntington, WV
I am currently serving in the US Military. Before my first deployment, I needed help trying to find someone to foster my two babies while I was gone. Christine being the wonderful woman she is found a foster home for my babies until I returned and offered to take them in until I had found a place of my own to live in. This is a great organization and they care about animals as well as the humans!!! It's been a wonderful experience and stay in contact quite frequently!!
FCFC is absolutely wonderful! We just adopted our little Super Nova from them. When they got to him, he was extremely emaciated. Skin and bones. His before pictures are heartbreaking. He was sent to his foster mom, Tammy, who took the absolute best care of him. He doesn't even look like the same dog! It's amazing what a little food and a little love can do. He loves life. It's amazing how these amazing creatures continue to love, even when they've been dealt the short end of the stick for so long. My husband and I are so grateful for what FCFC and Tammy have done for our little guy.
I cannot say enough good things about Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition. Our dog Dewey had a horrible start to life, but he was lucky enough to be saved by this great organization. He was heartworm positive, starving, and in a high kill shelter. FCFC worked with other organizations to have him treated and brought to PA to find a forever home. After we found him, I was expecting to have a long, drawn out, stressful time waiting to finally get approved to bring him home. I'm so happy to say that the adoption was as easy as can be. They were very thorough to make sure that we were the right fit, but the whole experience was pain free .
Today Dewey is a healthy, happy goofball who makes us laugh every day. Without them he would not have had a chance, and we are forever greatful that they gave us our boy.
This is a very personable rescue in that they want to know you so they can make sure that you and your kitty/kitties are a good match. I have adopted from FCFC more than once with great success. I have also learned a great deal about healthy food and kitty health from Christine. This rescue will sometimes choose senior kitties that have lost their guardian or a kitty that need medical attention that they can help become a healthy and happy kitty again. They don't just choose young kittens to help and I'm very proud to know there is a group out there like FCFC helping the kitties that really need it.