"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" -- Anatole France

About Us
About Us


Lost & Found
Lost & Found

Short On Luck
Short On Luck

Bunnies, Etc.
Bunnies, Etc.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings

Petunia Says
Petunia Says...

pagetitle News & In-fur-mation

Christmas Thoughts

As this Christmas Season fast approaches ...
it is a time for remembering family and friends. I can't help remembering the many furry faces that we have been able to save and those that we have lost despite our valiant efforts.

merry christmas

In this season of reflection, I am overcome sometimes with the work we have been able to accomplish with the support of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers, compassionate veterinarians, fosters, community supporters and you.

We have been able to become a "forever friend" for many animals that had no hope and no future. These animals were abandoned, rejected, dumped, or in harm's way. But thanks to F.F.F., our network in the community and public support, we have been able to rescue them from a dire future and/or certain death.

They await the "miracle" of Christmas... a rebirth and new life in a loving home.

Please help us give them the best Christmas present of all ... a forever home!


"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" -- Anatole France

Holiday Hours

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 **** ADOPTIONS - HOLIDAY TREATS Kitty Stocking
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 ***** ADOPTIONS - HOLIDAY TREATS
December 21, 2014 - January 3, 2015 ADOPTIONS CLOSED
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 ADOPTIONS REOPENED


**** Special Alert...
Schedule Change

December's Adoptions will be the First and Second Sundays, NOT the First and Third!

From December, 15th - 20th of 2014, Sally will be available for private appointments.
If you see a kitty that touches your heart and wish to meet them, please contact Sally at 925.808.8364.

Sponsor A Kitty For The HolidaysCat Wreath




You can sponsor a kitty with a donation amount of your choosing to help us with our ongoing maintenance and care of our FFF "formerly friendless felines". Your donation will go to the care and maintenance of the kitty(s) that you choose. Just visit our Adoption List and SELECT a kitty that you want to sponsor.
You may then contribute an amount of your choosing, to the care and maintenance of that chosen kitty. The monies we receive will be applied to food, medical care, and maintenance of that chosen kitty.  Just WRITE THE CHOSEN KITTY(s) name on the bottom of your check or you can contribute directly into our collection container at the Animal Care Clinic and Acme Express, Chinese Restaurant.


You can also make a contribution of your choosing that benefits ALL of FFF's needy kitties. Your contribution will be put into our general fund for the benefit of all of our kitties.

If you wish, you can contact us at 925-808-8364 for updates on your chosen kitty and be a "VIRTUAL FRIEND" to that or all of the FFF “formerly friendless felines”.

ANY and all sponsorships are greatly appreciated and rest assured will be put to good use for the benefits of the kitty(s). We have no paid staff from these funds so it will directly benefit the kitty(s) you have chosen.

Thank you to Caroline of ABC Tree Farms and Ian for their generous help and donation of our GIVING TREE at the Animal Care Clinic.

Xmas Tree Cats Xmas Tree Cats

Giving Tree Locations:

Animal Care Clinic
3340 San Pablo Dam Road
San Pablo, CA 94803
(510) 222-9966

Acme Express, Chinese Restaurant
1170 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-8888


A Heartfelt thanks again this year to Caroline Allsbrook & ABC Tree Farm for their generous donation of our Christmas Tree at our Animal Care Clinic Giving Tree location.


Holiday Reminders

When celebrating the holidays with your furry family, please be aware:

  • Mistletoe, Holly, Poinsettias, Amaryllis and other holiday plants are poisonous to pets.
  • Christmas tree lights, electrical/battery operated decorations and electrical cords can be a choking hazard and cause fatal shocks and/or burns to pets.
  • Other hazards include glass/ceramic ornaments, hung stockings, garland and tinsel, free standing/breakable decorations and pine needles/pieces of the tree.
  • Holiday foods such as chocolate, alcohol, nuts, raisins, candies, bones and spicy sauces can be toxic and/or cause digestive problems.
  • Wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, string, yarn, plastic food wrap, tinsel, tape/glue and miniature ornaments can also be hazardous.
  • Keep pets away from candles, fireplaces and any other open flames.
  • Be aware of potential hazards when dressing pets in holiday costumes.
  • Because the holiday activities can cause pets to become confused and/or anxious, we suggest keeping pets safely in a closed room while holiday guests are coming and going to avoid them from bolting.

Have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Talking Cat




F. F. F. has enrolled in the SAVE MART S.H.A.R.E.S. PROGRAM !

(Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education, Sports)




With a swipe of each S.H.A.R.E.S. card issued at any participating supermarket , a portion of the qualified purchases will automatically be donated to FFF in the form of S.H.A.R.E.S. points.

The more points FFF earns, the more FFF earns.! Up to 3% of the qualified purchases made is credited to FFF's account with each swipe.

* (Some exclusions apply; purchases not eligible for points are: postage,gift cards, event tickets, ticket master,BART, lotto, fuel, check cashing fees, liquor discounts , charity icon sales, sales tax. S.H.A.R.E.S. cards cannot be combined with other discount cards i.e. gas cards.)


Just contact FFF and we can issue your S.H.A.R.E.S card .....FREE.

There is NO registering of your personal information, credit card,etc

You can start using your card immediately at the participating stores...

We will distribute cards at our adoption site on our adoption days...the FIRST and THIRD SUNDAYS at Lafayette Pet Shoppe AND/OR we issue them to you via the mail.looking in
CONTACT Sally at (925) 808-8364.


LOOK for F.F.F. throughout the community for other distribution sites.

P.S. Save your shopping bag, your cat will love you for it! Free instant cat toy!



Petunia Says



PETUNIA, our FFF cat liaison and my kitty soulmate, finally has her own column!



The idea for this column stemmed from comments my husband, and kitty Santa, made one day when PETUNIA seemed to be more in charge than we did...and we found ourselves" living on Petunia time "!

As he pointed out, PETUNIA has very definite ideas about things...and definitely has a mind of her own...and lets us know about things from a cat perspective. It just made sense to give her a chance to " educate" us humans about " all things CAT".

PETUNIA SAYS... will give us an opportunity to share and learn about a variety of topics that can benefit both human and kitty. She hopes to share information on kitty health issues, entertaining , enrichment, alternative medicine and vet care, emergency preparedness, problem solving and many more.

If you have a topic you would like for her to cover, please feel free to email her
in care of sally@fffcatfriends.org. Indicate " Petunia Says" in the subject box.

FFF, and PETUNIA hope that you enjoy this new resource. See her new page at
Petunia Says...


P.S.    PETUNIA sends her regards.

Nursing Kittens Petunia Says Mom
Happy Dance!

This is the time of year we often reflect on memories we have made, and people that we have met.  Our FFF Thanksgiving message, acknowledged those that have made a difference in FFF and the lives of our kitties. Old friends and supporters are an important part of who we are. With the "magic" of the Internet, FFF has learned that we have made new "virtual friends"... We have had virtual "visits" from our neighbors in Antioch, Walnut Creek, Concord, Alamo, Brentwood, Oakland, San Francisco, San Leandro, Hayward, and Berkeley. Sacramento, Richmond, Santa Rosa, Menlo Park, Pleasanton, Stockton, Folsom, Pacifica, Ukiah, Union City, Monterey, and San Mateo checked in with us too. More virtual visitors came from Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Canada, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Massachusetts, Arizona, and multiple visitors from Missouri!


We welcome all our virtual visitors and friends and hope they visit us again ! If you get to California, come and visit us! Petunia and I would love to meet you!


Petunia and I were amazed to know that we had even garnered virtual visitors from the U.K, Bangladesh, India, Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, Vanuatu, France, Egypt,Australia,Serbia,Algeria, and Poland! We send a world of welcome and meows to all of our virtual visitors from around the world.


We wish all our virtual visitors and new friends HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.



Petunia sends meows and purrs to all....


Selling your house?
Buying a new one?
Know someone who is?

Real EstateOur pet friendly supporter / realtor, Bonnie Andrews, has extended a generous offer to FFF referrals! For every FFF referral that results in a finalized contract with her, she will DONATE 10% of her commission to FFF!

A win win situation for all....a dedicated, petfriendly realtor, to work with you to meet your needs, and. you can help our FFF Medical Fund that helps needy FFF fosters and community animals. You can contact Bonnie Andrews at:


Bonnie Andrews

Windermere Realty
Email : bonniedanes@windermere.com
Cell Phone: 510-478-8266


SOCKFIP Presentation

was proud to be a part of the presentation of a check by SOCK FIP to Dr. Niels Pedersen DVM for his FIP research. FFF is one of the founding members of SOCK FIP, a fund raising group whose purpose is to raise funds for FIP research at UC Davis, CCAH conducted by Dr. Pedersen. Our Treasurer, Carol Mars is shown with Dr. Pedersen and his research team, presenting a check for $11.000.00 raised by SOCK FIP. Petunia and I were proud to be a part of the endeavor. A reception followed at the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH).

The reception included a special treat from our Petunia....each  guest went home  with a box of animal crackers...and of course, KIT Kat candy !

For more info, please visit the SOCKFIP.org website.

Presentation 2
F.F.F. Recognition...

We are humbled and honored to have received the Rescue Award from SimplyCatBreeds.org for recognition of our efforts to provide rescue services to needy "formerly friendless felines". We have shared their commendation below.

We at SimplyCatBreeds.org are pleased to present you with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who just need a warm home and some love. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work - Friends of the Formerly Friendless is absolutely an organization we place among those that need recognition.

Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for cats in need. We know exactly how difficult and thankless a task it can be, so we hope this little token helps even a little bit.

While we are honored to have received this recognition, our work and story would not be possible without our dedicated and hard working, fosters, community support, compassionate veterinarians and excellent web master/website designer. We will display the award medallion proudly on our websites in recognition of all their efforts to help Friends of the Formerly Friendless in their Rescue mission.


Send an e-gift certificate to a homeless pet
Click the Donate button above to donate directly to
FFF via Paypal.
iGive logo
Welcome iGive Shoppers!