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9 hours ago

Ocracats

Please keep our lighthouse kitty, Thurston , in your prayers today. He is very, very ill. Thank you, Ocracats ( photo courtesy of Josh Lewis) ...

Please keep our lighthouse kitty, Thurston , in your prayers today. He is very, very ill.  Thank you, Ocracats ( photo courtesy of Josh Lewis)

2 days ago

Ocracats

Anyone who has received their T-shirt(s) and hasn't paid yet, you can send payment to Ocracats through Paypal (ocracats@gmail.com) or send us a check to Ocracats PO Box 993 Ocracoke, NC 27960. shirts are $20 each and shipping is $8.25 for up to 4 shirts. Additional shirts are another $8.25 . We are still waiting for the 2XL in natural to arrive and will get those orders out as soon as the shirts come in. Thanks for your patience! Thanks everyone! ...

4 days ago

Ocracats

UPDATE: As of 8/8, Houdini, Snow White and Missy Lou are adopted! The two tortie girls are still available and these girls are SWEET as can be!

The last of the summer season kittens!! These little munchkins are all sweet as can be, maybe a little bashful still (but not for long!), and are looking for their own forever homes. We have various ages...
1. Houdini- orange & white male; 8-10 weeks; purr-monster; he's still just a little bashful; he is quite the 'talker' and will let you know when he wants attention!
2. Bell- tortie female- 8-10 weeks- a princess, LOVES to be held, the sweetest temperament
3. Snow White- black & white female- 6-7 weeks; she is very sweet although still bashful but given a little more time and socializing at 'Ocracat School' she will be unstoppable! 🥰
4. Gwenyviere-tortie female, 8-9 weeks ; loves to play, sweet temperament; beautiful black racing stripes down her back (she did not want her picture taken today (it was nap time) but she let us get just one...)
5. Missy Lou- tabby & white female; 6-7 weeks, Snow White's sis; she's finding her place in the 'gang' and loves to play and snuggle with the other kittens; sweet temperament and beautiful coloring

They all have had their first round of vaccinations and de-worming/flea treatment and are healthy, active kittens!
If you are interested in adopting an Ocrakitten ( these might be the last of the season!), and will be on Ocracoke some time soon, send us an email at ocracats@gmail.com! You can find our adoption application on our website at www.ocracats.org. Just fill it out, send it back to us and we'll get you registered. Then it's time to pick a kitten!

A HUGE thank you to all our adoptive families this year! We have successfully found appropriate, wonderful homes for 35 kittens, with 5 to go! No hurricanes for these little ones🥰
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6 days ago

Ocracats

A primer on how to wear your face mask...😏🥰 ...

A primer on how to wear your face mask...😏🥰

6 days ago

Ocracats

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2 weeks ago

Ocracats

If you are on Ocracoke now and want to purchase T-shirts, please send an email to ocracats@gmail.com with your name, what color(s) and size(s) you want, where you are staying, the dates you are here and a contact phone #. I'll deliver your shirts. **All existing on-line orders will be filled first, but we have plenty of shirts . ...

2 weeks ago

Ocracats

T-shirt Update: The tees are coming to you very soon! We are so sorry for the delay. We sold out almost immediately with on-island sales, but the re-order is here and the orders are getting filled. If you've placed your on-line order, we have it!
Thank you so very much for your patience! (Please make sure all payments including shipping have been sent to Paypal, thanks!)
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3 weeks ago

Ocracats

Many have commented that the Ocracats are 'fat'.....well....noHave you noticed that your cat has a saggy belly? Kitty hasn't eaten too many treats; it's actually a normal part of your cat's anatomy! The technical term for this belly flap, which can often be seen swaying from side to side when a cat moves, is called the primordial pouch.

This loose skin and padding at the belly provides extra protection for the abdominal area during fights when “bunny kicking” with their hind legs. It insulates and protects internal organs and allows a cat to store extra food in its belly. (Important for our ferals who sometimes go days without eating.) It also allows a cat freedom of movement to fully stretch and extend the back legs when running at high speed or jumping.

Some people believe that spaying or neutering causes this primordial pouch. This is a myth. All felines, regardless of their size, shape, or sex have this extra flap of skin (including lions and tigers). Even cats who lose weight due to diet or illness still have these belly flaps.

(Many thanks to My Feral Fix for sharing this information!)

#TNR #spayandneuter #primordialpouch
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Many have commented that the Ocracats are fat.....well....no

3 weeks ago

Heather Johnston-Bauer

Just sent an order for both wet and dry food for the cats for our yearly donation. (40 lbs and 64cans, much easier then us bringing it down from New York as we have done in years past) should arrive next week. And we will see you in person in 2 weeks. ...

3 weeks ago

Ocracats

UPDATE: Sir Galahad and Esmerelda have been adopted. Bell is still available and sweet as can be!
The 'new' arrivals, ready for their forever homes! Meet Sir Galahad, a sweet, fuzzy, purr-box little orange boy, approx. 8-10 weeks, Esmerelda, an energetic, gorgeous tortie girl, approx. 6-7 weeks, and Bell, the sweetest, lap-ready tortie girl you've ever met. Bell will sit over your shoulder and purr and purr. She loves to 'make biscuits' on her fuzzy bed! Bell is also approx. 8-10 weeks old. If you are interested in adopting an Ocrakitten, please go to our website and fill out the adoption application and send it back! It's easy! www.ocracats.org
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4 weeks ago

Ocracats

Some of you have asked how you can help a specific Ocracat. Well, Thurston, our Lighthouse kitty, is now in need of special food, one of which is pictured below. If you would like to help Thurston in his senior days, please consider donating some of his new food! Donations can be sent to either Dr. Laura Trent-Thurston 195 LIghthouse Road Ocracoke, NC 27960 or to Ocracats-Thurston 413 Back Rd. Ocracoke, N.C. 27960 Thank you for considering to help Thurston, our lighthouse 'guard' for so many years!

** Cans of the Wellness pate are needed, too, please. Can't seem to get a good pic to post of the cans....
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Some of you have asked how you can help a specific Ocracat. Well, Thurston, our Lighthouse kitty, is now in need of special food, one of which is pictured below.  If you would like to help Thurston in his senior days, please consider donating some of his new food!  Donations can be sent to  either   Dr. Laura Trent-Thurston    195  LIghthouse Road   Ocracoke, NC 27960   or to   Ocracats-Thurston    413 Back Rd.   Ocracoke, N.C.  27960                  Thank you for considering to help Thurston, our lighthouse guard for so many years!

** Cans of the Wellness pate are needed, too, please.  Cant seem to get a good pic to post of the cans....Image attachment

4 weeks ago

Ocracats

Any Ashe County folks looking for a kitten? She's a beauty! Can be adopted from Ashe County, N.C. Humane Society. ...

Any Ashe County folks looking for a kitten?  Shes a beauty!  Can be adopted from Ashe County, N.C.  Humane Society.Image attachment

1 month ago

Ocracats

More kittens are now available! # 32 and #33!! We have two absolutely adorable, playful and cuddly 6 week olds, both girls. They both came in from the marsh 2 1/2 weeks ago underweight, undernourished and with mouth blisters from contracting a herpes virus. Yucky water in the swamp didn't help matters for them. Now, they are both completely clear of blisters (good nutrition and fluids did the trick!), extremely healthy and so ready for their forever homes! Because of the virus, as an extra precaution, any other cats n the household would need to be current on their distemper vaccinations. This is NOT distemper, but the distemper vaccine is the only one that gives them protection from the herpes virus. This is also not transferable to humans or dogs, just other cats if they are immuno-compromised and not vaccinated. These two are gorgeous and you'd never know they'd had an issue. (If I was adopting, I would not hesitate one second because of the former blisters.) Both are females. If you are interested in adopting one of these love bugs, please go to our website at www.ocracats.org, fill out the adoption application and send it back to us. Those of you who have sent in your applications, let me hear from you! ...

More kittens are now available! # 32 and #33!!   We have two absolutely adorable, playful and cuddly 6 week olds, both girls. They both came in from the marsh 2 1/2 weeks ago underweight, undernourished and with mouth blisters from contracting a herpes virus.  Yucky water in the swamp didnt help matters for them. Now,  they are both completely clear of blisters  (good nutrition and fluids did the trick!), extremely healthy and so ready for their forever homes!  Because of the virus, as an extra precaution, any other cats n the household would need to be current on their distemper vaccinations. This is NOT distemper, but the distemper vaccine is the only one that gives them protection from the herpes virus.  This is also not transferable to humans or dogs, just other cats if they are immuno-compromised and not vaccinated. These two are gorgeous and youd never know theyd had an issue. (If I was adopting, I would not hesitate one second because of the former blisters.)  Both are females. If you are interested in adopting one of these love bugs, please go to our website at www.ocracats.org, fill out the adoption application and send it back to us.   Those of you who have sent in your applications, let me hear from you!Image attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

Ocracats

UPDATE the black little female and the tabby & white female are adopted! Tan tiger stripe fella, Freddy, is still available! We have a few kittens available for adoption now. If you are interested, please go to our website, complete the adoption application and send it in! www.ocracats.org First two pics are of our little girl, approx. 5 1/2 -6 weeks old and her brother, a beautiful tiger stripe with tan accents. The last pic is of our little female, approx. 8 weeks old, who we request go to a dog-free home. All have had their first set of vaccinations, de-worming, kitten flea treatment and tons of hugs and snuggles! ...

1 month ago

Ocracats

We love our kittens! And we miss them terribly when they go. But, go they must to their loving forever homes. Two of our little munchkins left this morning, Fig and Willow, on their way home with mom, Cynthia! Thank you for loving our little Ocrakittens, Miss Cynthia!🥰 ...

We love our kittens! And we miss them terribly when they go. But, go they must to their loving forever homes.  Two of our little munchkins left this morning, Fig and Willow,  on their way home with mom, Cynthia!  Thank you for loving our little Ocrakittens, Miss Cynthia!🥰

2 months ago

Ocracats

***ANOTHER UPDATE: PLEASE SEE THE PINNED POST FOR OUR T-SHIRT ORDERING FORM***

UPDATE: T-shirt shipping:
1 to 4 shirts $8.25 total
5 to 8 shirts $16.50 total
Those who have placed gmail orders...we have them and we are working on your orders! Please send payment through Paypal to ocracats@gmail.com. Shirts are $ 20.00 each. Please include your shipping total with your payment. Once payment is received, shirts will be mailed. *** We are out of 2X ( both colors) but are ordering more. Give us 4-6 weeks for these orders, please.
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2 months ago

Ocracats

***UPDATE: PLEASE SEE THE PINNED POST AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR ORDERING INFO***

Ocracats T-shirts are now on sale! We have one design on two colors of shirts, natural and blue. For now, shirts will be sold ONLY through Ocracats at ocracats@gmail.com or through one of the Ocracat volunteers on the island- Rita, Melinda, Gael,Anna, Connie or Dr. Trent. . Leave your name, best contact phone # and your address (on or off-island). We will contact you for your order and shipping costs (if any). Shirts are $20.00 each and 100% of sales go to feed and care for the Ocracats. These are the only shirts sold officially by Ocracats. sizes, S, M, L, XL, 2X all crew, blue are softer. Unisex, both are 100% cotton. Gildan(tan) NextLevel(blue) ** Give us a couple days to respond to your emails. If you are sending orders, we're getting them...A LOT of them! Don't worry, we'll contact you!
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2 months ago

Ocracats

Kitten update: We have brought in almost 25 kittens so far. All are adopted except four little itty bitties. We are honoring those folks who have their adoption applications completed and have been approved by Ocracats' Board. We have more kittens coming. If you are interested in adopting a kitten, PLEASE fill out our adoption application and send it back to us so we can get you on the list. We go through the list quickly. The kittens are getting adopted so quickly, we haven't had a chance to post any further pictures on our FB page! And, yes, we need more kitten blankets, beds, small carriers, and Hill's Science Diet dry kitten chow. Thank you, everyone! ...

2 months ago

Ocracats

Ocracats Amazon Smile donations for the period of Jan. 31, 2020 - March 31 was $192.53. THANK YOU!!! ...

2 months ago

Ocracats

UPDATE #2: ALL of these kittens have now been adopted ( as of June 3)! Yay! Thank you to all our families for opening their hearts and homes to these little ones.
UPDATE: The 'Cookies' have been adopted ( and we think one of the orange brothers)! We still have one of the orange brothers to find a loving forever home...
Introducing the Ocrakittens! First, the 'Cookies' 4 1/2 weeks
(these 2 need to stay with us for a couple more weeks but can be reserved!): Snickerdoodle ( white bib, fem.) Oreo ( b.& wh., fem) , and the 'Detectives': Scooby & Shaggy these two orange swirl boys are identical and are at the 7 week age. The orange boys have been de-wormed and had their 1st set of vaccinations. Cookies are a bit young for vacc., but will have them when appropriate. All are eating dry &/or canned kitten food, drinking from a bowl and using the litter box. They love to play! They have the sweetest temperaments and love their hugs and snuggles! If you are interested in adopting an Ocrakitten, please visit our website at www.ocracats.org , click the 'Adopt' link and that will take you to our adoption application. Just fill it out , send it back and we'll get you registered!
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2 months ago

Ocracats

Okay folks, here we go...we have kittens! These 5 kittens are all available for adoption ( except the all black kitten in 2nd pic). The two orange are almost identical, so we show you the markings. The first pic shows grey tabby/white's sibling playing behind the tub.Both have similar markings. They are absolutely adorable, playful and very healthy. Ages range from 5-7 weeks. Genders being determined 🙃 If you are interested in adopting an Ocrakitten, please go to our web page, fill out an application (found under the 'Adopt' link). send it back to us and we'll get you registered! Very easy! Eight of our kittens have already been adopted this season and we are so grateful for these families! ...

3 months ago

Ocracats

Ocracats Daisy and Duke Gingell wanted to see Grandad, but he lives so far away and with social distancing, well, it was tough. But, mom, Paula, figured out a way for them to travel to see Grandad and still keep a safe distance! They love their new stroller! What an awesome act of kindness on mom's part! Ingenious, too! ...

Ocracats Daisy and Duke Gingell wanted to see Grandad, but he lives so far away and with social distancing, well, it was tough. But, mom, Paula, figured out a way for them to travel to see Grandad and still keep a safe distance!  They love their new stroller!  What an awesome act of kindness on moms part! Ingenious, too!Image attachment
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