Fur-get-Me-Nots are works of art created for the sole purpose of supporting Animal Rescue Groups and Sanctuaries. We want our creations to bring a smile to the faces of those that purchase them. Not only because of the pieces themselves but also because they have supported the rescue and care of animals. We donate 100% of our sales to rescue organizations.
In 2022, your donations by purchase supported:
In 2021, your donations by purchase supported:
To reduce the free-roaming cat population and improve the lives of unowned cats in the city of Rochester through spay/neuter, colony caretaker support, and community education.
A city where every free-roaming cat is treated with compassion, has access to affordable spay neuter and ongoing medical care, and is provided with adequate food, water, and warm shelter.
Free-roaming community cats deserve the best possible life, assured of adequate food, clean water, warm shelter, and ongoing safety.
Accessible and affordable spay neuter is essential to ending the relentless cycle of mating, litters of kittens, and preventable suffering.
Targeted Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), in combination with managed cat colonies, is the most effective and humane way of reducing the free-roaming cat population.
Voucher programs for pet cats, return-to-field services, preventing cat abandonment, and community-wide education about spay/neuter are essential services that must exist in conjunction with TNVR.
Abandoned pet cats will be more adequately attended to when the kitten population decreases.
Colony caretakers deserve resources, support, and guidance.
A long-term solution to feline overpopulation will only occur with the combined strengths and coordinated efforts of public agencies, private animal welfare groups, and the community.
We are a small all-volunteer group focused on TNVR. We are not a shelter nor do we accept cats for surrender. We can only help when spay/neuter appointments and funding are available. Many times we will need some type of assistance from you. Please note: This is particularly important when kittens are part of your colony. You will need to contact rescues for intake as soon as you are aware of the kittens and then contact us for trapping ASAP.
Our volunteers have nearly 40 years of collective TNVR experience. We are fully focused on promoting TNVR to address the serious problem of cat overpopulation and increasing affordable spay/neuter access for cats.