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Due to scheduling conflicts, FFF will be holding ADOPTIONS on SUNDAY, JULY 27... INSTEAD OF JULY 20.

4th of july

Friends of the Formerly Friendless ...

wishes you, your family and critters


soldier and cat

In Celebration of Our Liberty...

FFF is extending a Special Adoption Opportunities
to all of our Armed Services Personnel
for the month of July
in recognition of their service to our Country!

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patriotic cat

We wish all of our community supporters and visitors a HAPPY AND SAFE FOURTH OF JULY.

We recommend for your peace of mind and the safety of all your pets that you make arrangements to keep them inside and in a comforting place during the Fourth of July festivities.

Unfortunately the Fourth of July has one of the highest incidences of lost pets reported during the year! Pets that normally are "homebodies" and laid back can become frightened and disoriented with the loud and flashing sounds and sights of this holiday.

We recommend that ALL pets be brought inside during the festivities or are boarded in a safe place while you are away. There are always the sad instances where homeowners return to find their pets have escaped, gone missing or worse, have been injured while they are away.

So have a wonderful and celebratory Fourth, and keep it safe for all your furry, feathered and hairy family members.

Safety 4th



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F.F.F. NEWS ...

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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.
CONTACT Sally at (925) 808-8364.

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

Earth Day Event

FFF Celebrating Earth Day...

Earth Day Event

Animals: It's their world too!

Earth Day Booth

FFF, borrowing the theme,_ANIMALS...ITS THEIR WORLD TOO" ,participated along with our sponsoring Girl Scout Troop 31647 in Earth Day celebrations on April 27, 2014. The Troop sponsored an Pet Information Fair and donations drive to benefit FFF.

Petunia, our cat liaison, was on hand as cat ambassador. Our dedicated foster Mom for our senior and disabled FFF fosters , Susan Bell,attended along with FFF founder, ( and Petunia's Mom) , Sally to share information regarding FFF's Programs,, Community service mission and provide pet parents with informative materials on a variety of topics.

The event drew a crowd of families, and pets throughout the day .FFF was pleased to participate and have the opportunity to assist the Girl Scouts in their Pet Information Fair booth as well as make new friends in the community.

Troop members

Sally and Patti McGregor, Silver Award Leader, shown here with girls from Troop 31647, at their Earth Day Information Booth. (Shown are Fiona Burrows, Michelle Lo, Anastasia Ueda, and Victoria Ueda).

The girls had presentation materials and handouts on Animal Pet Grooming, Animal Pet Behavior, Animal Pet Health and Animal Pet Safety.


A Troop 31647 Scout giving presentation on selected pet topics.

Sally, Petunia, Susan

Sally, our Petunia, cat liaison and dedicated foster, Susan Bell, at our FFF information table. Information and handouts were shared on the cats vs. birds controversy, introductions between pets, emergency preparedness, leash training for cats, toxic plants, pet first aid, feral cats and sockfip literature. Summer reading list for kids were made available to encourage summer reading about animals.

Humane Pet Care

Our dedicated foster of our FFF special needs kitties, Susan Bell, shown here counselling children on humane pet care. Brownie Troop members who attended Earth Day and completed a brief counselling talk with Miss Bell on pet care, accrued credit towards a Brownie Badge. As well, Brownies who interacted with our cat liaison Petunia, also accrued credits towards the badge.

Meet and Greet

Meeting and Greeting our cat liaison, Petunia.

Holding Court

Petunia making new friends, and holding court.

Duncan Seibert

Also attending with FFF is Duncan Seibert and his dog Cutter from Lamorinda CERT. CERT is the Emergency Preparedness Unit for pets. Mr Seibert counselled visitors on pet first aid and emergency preparedness for their pets in case of disaster. Interestingly, Mr Seibert brought and demonstrated a pet oxygen mask.

Andrea Atkins

Also attending, with FFF is Andrea Atkins, DVM and her dog Jersey Bean . Dr Andrea discussed and demonstrated micro-chipping pets. Micro-chipping dramatically increases the chances that a lost, stolen or displaced pet will be found and returned safely home.


SOCKFIP Presentation

FFF 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.

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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

Special Announcement

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.


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