Sometimes I am stunned by the amount of support, care, generosity and love bestowed upon Ocracats, (a nonproft that relies solely on donations to care for the feral cats on Ocracoke Island). Our year end financial report shows that our island feral kitties are beloved way beyond the fragile borders of this little island. And we send a humble and hearty thank-you to all who have contributed so generously to Ocracats.
Social media has definitely brought us to a broader audience and kept us in the minds and hearts of those lucky folks who get to visit our island paradise. When we have posted for help, whether it be for kitten adoption, soft food for the elderly ferals, clinic costs or just to join the contest fun in locating Blackbeard’s cat, the outpouring always brings us more than we ever could have hoped for. We are incredibly grateful for all the cash dropped into our donation jars, donation checks sent, bags of food brought to us from visitors and all the tees, cards and calendars purchased in support of our mission. I cannot find enough words to thank you properly.
Who can resist adorable kitty photos? We seem to be always championing some important cause, and kittens are often at the top of that list. This year, our best estimate is that we have found forever homes for close to 20 kittens (that includes re-homing at least 2 adult kitties.). I am happy to report that our last batch who arrived in the fall are now adopted. Although kitten adoption is not our primary mission, these young ones fall into our care regularly. If you want to be on a list of folks to be contacted when kittens need homes, please sign up for our kitten adoption registry on our website. www.ocracats.org
And for those of us who live here and respond 24/7 with volunteer time, emotional energy, problem-solving skills, and rise to whatever occasion calls, you make Ocracats the special safe harbor we have become for the island feral kitties. So I’m in appreciation for what we, again and always, have accomplished this year.
A special thanks to our mobile veterinarian, Laura Trent who always gives way more than just standard medical care. We love you !
Home, sweet home! The boys are adopted and both together in their new, awesome home! Thank you, Halle! Thank you, Desiree, for adopting little Bearcat! All three are now safe and happy in new homes ❤️🐱 ...
We would like to thank my friends Linda and Gary Painter, who have been long time donators and supporters of Ocracats😻 Their rental is listed on the Blue Heron site and just look closely to what they have offered! A huge thanks to Linda and Gary. We love you😻 ...
Ocracats is in need of Friskies canned food donations for our senior kitties and to help supplement through the coldest part of winter. Many cats are now of the age where canned food is a necessity. Please, no seafood flavors, if possible. Friskies brand, any style, is preferred. Canned food donations can be sent to: Melinda Sutton, Tradewinds Tackle 1094 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, N.C. 27960. Deliveries are received year-round at Tradewinds. Thank you for your help! Dry food donations of Purina Cat Chow Complete are always welcomed and needed, too. Thank you! ...
I’ll ship a case or two!!!!♥️🐾
4 Cases of Turkey n Giblets on the way!
32 cans of soft food is coming for the sweet older Ocra-kitties 💗
Just ordered 3 cases for Friskies canned food and a large bag of dry complete cat food from Chewy, will be there next week. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of these precious cats. We always bring a car load of cat food over every September but the hurricane in September changed that visit!! See you this coming fall!
48 5.5 oz. cans of Friskies turkey, chicken, and beef flavors on the way from Amazon. Should arrive Monday!
Just ordered 4 variety boxes of Friskies, should arrive at Tradewinds Jan 3. 🐈🐱💞
Do you have an amazon account wishlist?
I’ll ship a case using chewy.
Where can I send some food? I will order from chewy and have it shipped
I just ordered 2 cases of Friskies canned food. No seafood flavor. Thank you for taking good care of the Ocracoke cats 😺😺😻😻
Amazon order for canned and dry on the way!
Do you need me to change the frequency of the order I have for you? Would six weeks be better?
Is there any place on island you can purchase canned food if you get a donation? or do we have to order and have shipped to Milinda?
Kitten still needs his forever home! This little fellow is about 10 weeks old, cute as a button, friendly as all get out and loves to be cuddled! He is so ready to be loved and in a warm, safe home. Please message here or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in adopting. He's small, the pic makes him look bigger...vet checked and healthy...flea treatment/worming done...no vaccines yet. ...
Sweet Tea, an Ocrakitten contemplating her next move....
King Midas Mount Airy MD Cory Rieckenhavoc
Dora the Explorer, Shepherdstown, WV
Pearl The Christmas Squirrel.
Kitty Kitty Fang Fang 😻
Buddy from Wilmington, NC 😻
Simon from Clayton, NC. He’s had a hard year—bad cat fight injuries—but is doing just fine and learning how to be an indoor kitty.
Phoebe from Frankfort KY...Merry Christmas to all!😎🎅💗
Got my shiirt yesterday & have it on. Thank you ladies for the great job.
My kitties wouldn't cooperate but they are the reason we went with a tiny tree this year
Ashley, is Lola in the tree yet?
Okie loves chilling in his basket. He’s 2.5 now and lives a life of luxury in Stanley, NC. We brought him home from Ocracoke when he fit in the palm of my hand. Angie, the horse rental girl, bottle fed him and his siblings after mom was run over. ❤️❤️❤️
UPDATE: Friday, Dec. 14: 2 small crews and 1 medium V-neck BBC tees are available. These are the last three shirts!
UPDATE: GOING FAST! See revised list, please: Blackbeard's Cat tee sizes & # available: Crew neck: Small - 2
To order: Please email me your name, the shirt(s) you want, your address, phone # , email to email@example.com Payment must be made through Paypal through our 'Donate' link on our FB page or our website at www.ocracats.org Shirts are $20.00 each, with $7.25 shipping for the first three shirts, more than 3 shirts is another mailer, so another $7.25 ...
We are looking for forever homes for two approx. 5 month old male orange Ocracats. One is neutered, one not yet. They are both socialized to their feeder - love to be rubbed,petted and even picked up and put on a lap! They will need a few days and a quieter space to acclimate to a new family, but they are both 'purrers' and want to be with people. Where they are now is not a safe place- on the edge of a parking lot with busy traffic. They are very active and healthy. ...
Hi Genie, Ocracat note cards are only sold on the island at Mermaid's folly at this time. Sorry! Rita-Ocracats
Genie, even thought we don't ship the note card, f you want them, I can get you a box and mail them to you. I have to ask the PO what postage will be. Rita-Ocracats The cards are $8.00 a box.