2 days ago
NOTE ADDRESS CORRECTION FOR SHIPMENTS! Not 514 but 413 !! We'll get those already ordered...don't worry...oops...
Ocracats would like to thank everyone for your responses of kind words, hope, food shipments, shelter and feeding station projects, and monetary donations. We could not have made it through so successfully had it not been for all your generosities. At the present time, we are still assessing and trying to locate Ocracats displaced from their familiar areas. We continue to provide medical care for those who are feeling the effects of the toxic water and terrifying, strange environmental conditions since the storm. Things are beginning to look a bit more manageable, at least compared to days after Dorian. Please watch for future posts on how you can continue to support Ocracats through our Scooter raffle (drawing postponed until Spring- details coming soon), our Amazon 'wish list' ( soon to be up and on our website), food donations, and of course, much needed monetary donations.
** Our current needs are mostly canned food for the older Ocracats and those we're giving medicines to. If you would like to donate canned food, what we'd prefer is the Friskies large cans (12 oz.) of either turkey or chicken pate. Our delivery address has changed, due to current conditions, so please have deliveries sent ONLY to Ocracats 413 Back Rd. Ocracoke, N.C .27960 . Monetary donations can still be sent to Ocracats PO Box 993 Ocracoke, N.C. 27960. We so appreciate and need your continued support...THANK YOU! ...
Is there a donation for the ponies too?🐎🐎🐎🌊🌊🌊
We will be in Salvo next week - are we allowed to bring donated food over on the ferry and other donations? Or does it have to be mail delivery?
Thank you for all you do for those kitties- must be very scary for them.
If I order through Amazon with your delivery address, will it get to you? Does Amazon make deliveries to the island?
Thank you for your update. Paws of Carteret will send cans when you give me the go-ahead.
Is there a specific kind of food you would like?
Thank you for taking care of those precious souls. Will ship additional cans soon!
Thank you for all you are doing for the Ocracats. I know they must be so scared. I will get a donation of wet food sent for the Seniors and the babies needing medicines ordered tonight. 💜🙏🙏😽🙏🙏💜
Thank you for taking such good care of them ❤️￼
The Frisco free market tried to send pet food and we were told they did not need any. Please let us know ASAP . If there is any left we will send it
5 cases from chewy on the way. Thanks for all u do
Sending an order of canned food poultry pate Friskies via amazon.
I sent money, I will send more.
Checked delivery and 4 cases should arrive today from Amazon to 413 Back Road.
Rita Thiel the first chance I get, I will send some canned food by Lynn.
Just sent 5 cases of turkey and poultry Friskies thru Chewy.
4 days ago
Ocracats updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
That makes my heart happy. Were their many lost in the storm? We had several gingers living beside our rental last year. The name of the house was Daydreamer on O'Neal Dr. My Grandson looked for them everyday.
Oh that face!❤️ Love ginger kitties!! ❤️❤️ So glad he has been adopted.
I love the gingers! This is my first, Opie Taylor!
Such a beautiful face!
Sweet kitty, I am so glad you were adopted!
Beautiful little ginger.
Sweet baby! I just rescued a kitten before we went to the island this year.
Such a pretty kitty!
What a BEAUTIFUL meow meow 😘🤗❤
Aww. Congratulations on kitties new furever family. ❤🐱
Look at that ray of sunshine! 🧡
Sha bebe! Sooooo sweet ♥️♥️♥️
how adorable ❤️❤️❤️
Bless them all!!❤❤
Beautiful kitten 😻
What an adorable little face
Ohhhh hes gorgeous!!!!!!❤❤❤
Bless his heart
What a face!! Gorgeous girl!
Those eyes are amazing.
Hope of the sweetest kind!
Soooo cute!!! ♥️🐾
Squuuueeeeee! So cute.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
An Angel when you need him most....Saturday, September 7 was not a day I was particularly looking forward to...the day after Hurricane Dorian. Slogging out to check on our Ocracat feeding areas and some of the colonies who depend on us left me with a feeling of dread. What would I find? Who would I find and in what condition? I made 'rounds' on a bicycle that day, carrying food and clean water, hoping for the best. The first location I visited was devastated. Feeding stations were up in the trees, or thrown way down into the marsh. Trees were down, debris had been thrown everywhere, blocking the station areas completely,to the point where I had to climb through brambles, branches and pieces of decks and docks. At this point, tears were starting, panic was setting in, and honestly, I didn't know how I could possibly fix not only this station , but the stations that were destroyed throughout the village. The cats and kittens needed safe places to come back to, but it looked impossible.
Here comes my Angel....I walk out of the brambles, and who do I see, but Marshall Furr , with OBAH S&R in his Wildlife Rescue golf cart, pulling up to my bike, asking, " Can I help you?" Out of NOWHERE an answer to my prayers had arrived. I thought I was hallucinating from lack of sleep. Nope. Marshall and his team had been traveling the village not only rescuing pelicans, but putting out cat food in multiple places. No one had asked him or told him about Ocracats...yet. He just knew it was the right thing to do...As I showed him the ruined area, I didn't have to say anything- Marshall began telling me what he and his team would do to clear the area, how they had brought food, food dishes, medicines, and tools. The feeling of overwhelming relief and incredulity that this man showed up at that moment is still with me. After seeing the wrecked stations, he arranged for materials to be sent over and within days Ocracats had ten new feeding stations, all equipped with fresh straw and new dishes! Marshal and OBAH S&R funded the materials, rounded up the volunteers , and came prepared to be self-sufficient for a two week period. Not only was Marshall and his team a working turbo-machine, but he lent me his shoulder as I sobbed and sobbed over lost fur buddies.
His help didn't stop there. Marshall and Brandon ( with ADRC) traveled the village making house calls for sick or injured pets, assisting our island veterinarian at a time when she had her own flooded home to deal with .
An incredible man with an incredible group of rescuers who was able to bring two organizations together in a time of crisis on a tiny island, Please show support for OBAH S&R rescue efforts by donating to OBAH S&R...(they rely on donations to continue their work). They incurred many, many expenses in order to help us here on Ocracoke. Marshall Furr and Brandon, and we thank you a million times over. ❤️❤️❤️🐱
OBAHS&R ( Operation Bring Animals Home Search & Rescue)🐯 ...
Thank you Marshall and Brandon and all of you who look after the Ocracats and other stressed animals!
That is so awesome. A big thank you to those wonderful people
What a godsend! So thankful for people with kind hearts ❤️
What an incredible man and organization helping without question- just like you do for the beloved Ocracats
Love this post. Bless them!
This warms my heart and restores my faith in humans👍
What an amazing testimony ❤️
What wonderful people😀 Kindness at just the right time❤️
What a blessing
Angels are everywhere if we just open our eyes and hearts
Wow! He really was a ministering angel
I built this oracoke style cat house that was never flooded...can you guys use it? Its on back st. Was up on the porch in dorian
We seldom hear about people with such kind hearts. And people like you also, who give so much of their lives to take care of God's little creatures. So glad to hear someone is looking out for them.God bless you and your angels of Mercy.
Angels Indeed .Great story
Y’all quite simply amaze me! We are so thankful God pointed us in the direction of Ocracoke when Dorian hit. So honored and humbled to have helped the Ocracats 🐈 ♥️🐾 OBAH S&R Team
Cool organization! Christine Sweeney, Melissa Shuskey, Elizabeth 'Elibby' Harrison
Any updates or pictures of the newly built cat houses?
4 weeks ago
It was a pleasure to be able to help all the animals!! We are finally back home but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything. We will see everyone again soon!! Please Ike and support my rescue team and give us a like!! Animal Disaster Relief Coalition. Also if you would
Like to donate to us so we can continue to help and save animals please do so!!
Much love to everyone affected by this storm. #ocracokestrong ...
1 month ago
Not sure if this is the place to ask or not but I was visiting Ocracoke for the Fourth of July and met a Cat at the camp ground named Kai and ever since the Hurricane hit I have been wondering if he made it through the storm as well . I took this pic when he decided to sleep on one of the chairs outside the camper we stayed in . It’s not the clearest of pics but hopefully someone recognizes it . Sorry if this isn’t the appropriate place to ask. ...
I know we said we were taking a break from social media, but I can't wait to share......We have a surviving five week old kitten from the hurricane! This little baby would NOT let me catch her before the storm but decided after surviving a 7 ft. surge that maybe it was a good idea to leave the swamp. I do not believe her sibling made it. At least four other adults from her group have not returned, yet. Kitty angels brought her out of the swamp and into my hands this morning. SHE IS ADOPTED! He/She is Dory. ...
Dawn Purvis - here’s another kitten that made it! They named Dory! You’ll have to post a better photo of Storm!! This little fella was found right after the tornadoes went thru Emerald Isle- he is just opening his eyes!
So glad you "Found Dory"!!
Bless sweet Dory!!! So thankful she’s safe & has a new family to love her! ❤️
The story she could tell....what a sweet little ginger baby.
Pleeeze post any others😍
Miracle kitty!! She'll be a wonderful cat for someone! 🐾🐱💖
Yay!!!! What a little fighter! I love ginger kitties. They are the best. So glad Dory made it and is getting a home 😁❤️
What a precious angel! Hoping the rest of her family comes home soon ❤️
My precious Buxton ❤❤ Rescued 2018.
Love this....so glad for you and Dory. Still praying for you all
Bless her! Are there a lot of golden cats on Ocracoke?
I wondered about the cats and how they fared the storm. So glad little Dory made it!
So sweet...going to be a loving, grateful cat!
What a beautiful little ginger kitty! Way to go Dory!
Thank you for caring - lucky little Dory. ♥️
So happy this baby survived! I am hopeful for others! ❤️
Dory!!! "Just keep swimming" I love the name!! Aww sweet baby girl. You are loved from so far away!
Bless you Dory! Thank you Ocracats for this inspiring update!
Aww! Great name, best wishes for all the animals and of course people!
Bless her heart.
So sweet. Love the name & what a little fighter and survivor ❤️
Dory, you are loved! 💛 🐈
Beautiful. Love orange kitties. ❤
Love her. What a blessing.
Oh my gosh she is adorable. I have a cat that color
Friday, Sept. 13, Update:
The past week has been quite overwhelming for those of us working with Ocracats. In the wake of last Friday's horrific flooding, we have been hit by a much nicer outpouring of love and support from all of you, and we have no words to express our gratitude. We have received thousands of dollars in donations and thousands of pounds of cat food, and we know that other supplies are on the way. This is an enormous help as we work to figure out our path forward. THANK YOU!
We are going to take a break from Facebook and email over the weekend so that our on-island volunteers can focus on their own recovery and of course on caring for the cats. They are also grieving the loss of so many of our Ocrakitties, who were friends/family. Our off-island volunteer will focus on getting together an Amazon wish list of things that we will be needing over the coming weeks and on compiling information about where/how to send/deliver things and answering some other questions that many of you have asked.
IF YOU HAVE AN ON-ISLAND CAT EMERGENCY (I.E., YOU FIND A SICK OR INJURED ANIMAL WHO NEEDS HELP), PLEASE EMAIL ELLENGOLDLUSTYOGA@GMAIL.COM, AND I WILL PUT YOU IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP.
We will respond to nonemergency messages/emails as soon as we can next week. And again, we can't tell you how much your support means. ...
ARC in Greenville SC is working hard in SC to help with donations. I am a non-resident property owner and they hope to help out. Prayers and donations coming! ❤️
Lot of love and prayers still being sent. 💜🙏🙏😽🙏🙏💜
You are all fantastic. Hugs and love sent from Ohio.
Continued prayers for this piece of heaven on earth. My heart goes out to the people an all the furry creatures of this beautiful island! Stay strong. Ocracoke Strong!
Still sending thoughts and prayers to all. Sending love and hugs to you and the kitties.
Please take care of yourselves and thank you so much for all you do for the kitties!
My usual shipment of food from Chewy is on it's way to Tradewinds, hope Delivery company will get it to someone.
You are angels on this Earth! ❤️
❤️from Chesapeake VA
❤️ from Fuquay Varina
1 month ago
Hey there. My name is Jeanie and I'm a co-founder of ADRC (Animal Disaster Relief Coalition). Brandon, ADRC founder is currenlty on the island along with Marshall from Operation Bring Dogs Home. One of the things they've been doing is helping Miss Rita with the Ocracats. (We have more food, meds and shelters coming Sunday for them as well with ADRC team member Holli and her hubby). When I spoke with miss Rita earlier she said she's been asked where people can make donations to our organization and because of that wanted me to post our information. If you would like to make a donation, you can send it to our PayPal @ firstname.lastname@example.org We thank you so much for your support and are so very happy we're able to help. ...
Ginette Forzano Gelardi
1 month ago
Hi! My prayers have been with all of you in Ocracoke. The island holds such special memories for my husband and I. We’ve been worried about the cats. I may have missed the post, but there was a rather big boy that was fed at the light house. We met him this past April when we were there for the half marathon. Any word on him? ...
RIP BIG HEAD BLACK WHO IS OUR COVER BOY LYING IN THE SUN ON OUR STEP FOR THE COVER PHOTO FOR THIS PAGE. He was 15 and father of our Mermaid's Folly clan.
Many of you met him.😿We look and wait everyday but nothing yet. So many survived. We will always honor him and was so proud of him being our "greeter"... ...
Don't give up hope until you find him. I have had ferals missing as long as 3 weeks who showed back up, and this was also after flooding. Hoping he's just still holed up somewhere!
So sorry! Such nice kitties there. Saw a lot of them when my family was there back in July
Prayers going out to the whole Ocracoke community. You have endured so much. Keeping everyone in my thoughts. I love the island so much.
I will light a candle at home for him to come home.
Jimmy has recovered the remains of 4 of our Ocracoke kitties this week. The loss of our little sweeties has been worse than the loss of our home and stuff. 💔
Awe.....I hope there is a miracle, and he shows up. If not, he was loved. <3
So sorry. My family stayed at Art Sea this year and there was a cat who came for breakfast every morning. I hope she made it.
My heart aches.
Condolences to the Ocracat community, both feline and human. Thank you for all you do! 💕
Why am I bawling right now, never met him and just joined the page. Sweet poor. I'm sorry.
"Don't Give Up HOPE, Just Yet.....🐈🙏🐱.....(I am SOoooo Sadened To: Read Of The Remains Of Other Kitty's Being Found).....I Enjoyed Seeing Island Cat's When We Visited & I Have The T-Shirt, That i Purchased There....PRAYER'S, For All the Kitty's & Those Who Care For Them!!!....."THANK YOU"
If you are indeed gone, godspeed good sir!
So sad. Rest easy big guy.
Sending all the furry critters and the two legged critters love and positive energy. The love you give these creatures says everything about y'all. Big love to all of you.
So sorry Ocracat friends and family. Sending hugs to you all. ❤️
Breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
I’m so so sorry.😔🙏
This breaks my 💔 sending lots of love 😻
What a legacy then for him, but it’s so sad.
I think he came to see me on my visit last year!
Prayers for his safe return 🙏
I am so sorry.
Heartbreaking....so very sorry🙏
So very sorry😪
There is hope! Always hope! If anything this has shown us hope! I pray that he will grace us with his presence just when you need it! Thank you for everything you do for these precious precious kitties! Everyone of them mean so much!
Breaks my heart. I’ve been wondering about this sweet girl over on Cabana. She stayed with us on our week this summer.
Last year when we pretty sure we were going to be evacuated for Florence my husband had a nightmare the cats were drowned. Big tough guy right? He was worried and he bought cat food and put up on deck of our rental. Lucky damage then was minimal. I feared there would be cats lost this time😢
I hope he shows up soon!
I hope he shows up!
Always hope 💗
Always hope ❤️
So sorry for the loss of the poor boy. Praying for you all.
There is always Hope! Keep us updated please.
Please show up. This breaks my heart. Such wrath Dorian had
Don’t lose hope. The noise of chainsaws, generators etc might be keeping him in hiding. Prayers he shows up. ❤️🙏🏻
Wss this him? Last time I was on the island, I shared my taco with him at the other food truck near the lighthouse
I believe!I believe!! 🙏🏽
Hope he shows, but at least he knew he was loved.
I’m so sorry for this happening 😢
Hope he makes it home. ❤️
you never know with a kitty!! have had them show up after years. maybe he got spooked and is just calming down somewhere. fingers crossed!!
I'm so sorry!! 💔. Heartbroken over the kitties that didn't make it.
Please keep us posted
Two gentlemen from the Organization to Bring Animals Home are here and are incredible! Marshal and Brandon are chain sawing and cutting their way to many of our feeding areas to help try to put things in order. They have managed to save a few of our feeding stations!!! They are literally hauling them out of the trees! Brandon has come from West Virginia and Marshal has come from Texas just to help us. They have medicine, supplies, food, anything they can do to help! They are servicing any animal on the island who needs help. If you need help with an animal , even a private animal, please call Marshal at 972-658-0011. Stress, overheating, anxiety, diarrhea, etc. Call them if you need help . Our Dr.Laura is off island until tonight. Bless these men and their organization! This is huge! ...
How wonderful. I know you guys are accepting donations but is there somewhere to donate to this organization too?
Glad to have WV represented and I love the fact they are helping the animals 😻
I visited your Island and was so impressed with the care of the cats. These men are their heroes.
Fantastic! How people keep giving of their love and time!
Thank you guys soooooooo much ❤🐶🐈🐕🐱
Bless all that has been helping the animals!
My state of WV makes me proud!
So thankful for people like them.
Bless these guys!! ❤️🐾
I believe in angels!
Thank you, Brandon (from my home state of WV) and Marshal. What you are doing is amazing and will never be forgotten. Thank you so very much for helping the animals of Ocracoke.
Hey, it's Donna at Paws in Morehead City. I was watching his video as he & his dog surveyed the Island Sunday. We are packing up more(sent some on Sunday's trucks)pet supplies & plastic tubs to send over. Although we don't have any heavy lifters/volunteers (we're all old ladies now) we would like to make sure we send items you actually need. Purrs.🐾
Thanks everyone. It was a pleasure to be able to help all the animals!! We are finally back home but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything. We will see everyone again soon!! Please Ike and support my rescue team and give us a like!! Animal Disaster Relief Coalition. Also if you would Like to donate to us so we can continue to help and save animals please do so!! PayPal- Animaldisasterreliefcoalition@gmail.com Much love to everyone affected by this storm. #ocracokestrong
After all the horrible news and things going on in the world, I love the updates and posts from Ocracoke (the Bahamas also). It restores my faith in humanity that there are still wonderful, loving, caring people out there. Continued prayers for everyone. <3
***UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE POST IN OUR FEED BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON WHAT SORT OF FEEDING STATIONS WE NEED****
TUESDAY NIGHT OCRACATS UPDATE AND MORE WAYS TO HELP!
Rita Thiel reports that at least 40 of the 57 ferals in her colony have survived!
However, Ocracats has lost all of its feeding stations--little wooden houses that provide shelter so the kitties can eat in the rain. These shelters can be purchased from Amazon and other websites, or they can easily be built--a great project for a Scout troop! WE WILL POST SOME PHOTOS OF WHAT WE'D LIKE ASAP.
At this time, please DO NOT send any more dry cat food--we have run out of dry space in which to store it, and we do not want it to get moldy and unusable. If you want to send food, our older kitties like canned Friskies Pate or Shreds. Donations of Chewy.com gift cards are also welcome.
Cash donations are also wonderful, as we can use them to buy supplies and hire people to build the shelters as well as to replace carriers, feeding dishes, crates, and other supplies.
To contribute via PayPal, you can click the "Donate" link at our website, ocracats.org.
Or you can donate via FaceBook here.
Thank you all so much!!!! ...
Hi. I donated in thanks of honoring our kitty and my mother by naming Ocracoke kitties after them. I hope they survived the storm. I will continue to follow and when you are able to accept dry food again I will send some. I will be saving to donate again towards your shelter rebuilding. Thank you for being such loving caretakers of the colonies.
Tab,melon, Squeaky and whiskers from Va donated to help the kittys! God bless you ALL!
Could you set up an Amazon gift account so we can donate canned food and have it delivered to you?
Praying the other kitties still survived and are just very scared... I have a feral shelter I’d like to donate. It’s new in the box...it’s similar to this picture. It will need assembled, but I can help when I bring it down. My family is from Hatteras and Beaufort, haven’t traced anyone to Ocracoke, but it’s entirely possible. I can’t think of a better place I’d like it to go...
Ms chloe..my rescue, and I sent a care pkg to The Tradewinds, and made a donation..we love you all ❤🐈❤ and are so grateful that you are safe and that you have such wonderful angels
Can you private message me pictures of either the shelter/stations you had or pictures/dimensions of what you want them to look like? My son needs and eagle project and we are regular visitors to Ocracoke, including being evacuated Tuesday 😉 and we adopted an ocracat one year so this would be a project near to our hearts. We scratched some ears at Island ragpicker last week ❤️kitties
Our 3 mountain kitties donated to your kitties via Paypal.
Thank you all so much! This was today’s delivery to go with the others from firehall. The love is overwhelming. We just need a tiny dry food break for storage issues. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
“HEY” says 19 year old Lola. “You gave to other things for Ocracoke, don’t forget the Ocracats!” Ok, ok, done! ❤️ 🐾 Much love to all, you are in our hearts.
Can you post a link for the shelter that works best?
My husband and I can make one. We saw the plans you posted How do we go about getting it to you?.
Please post a link to a house you would like from amazon....
Can you tell us how much you are needing in the way of feeding stations (do you have what you need now or do you need more)?
Can u post a pic on what the outside shelters look like?
Will this work?
Has anyone seen Joe Pie?
Melissa & Sarah y’all asked me about this group. They’re angels. They are also on IG.
Nancy Crisp O'Neill
How about something like this except maybe with legs on it to get it up off the ground some?
Loren EAGLE PROJECT!?!
1 month ago
How about the school cat? Bertha/Bob...the huge tabby.
Kai?? Anyone seen him?
Yay!! Thank you for posting, I’m hoping all the Ocracats have been accounted for...😻😻😻😻
Oh, thank goodness!!!! I've been *so* worried!
Thank you Ruth Fordon! Hope you fared alright.
Thanks we saw him the day we were evacuated and this just made my day!!!!
I am hoping for an update on a black and white ocracat that hangs around near the lighthouse
Yay, Spencer!!!! 😻😻😻
Bless you all!! What can I send for them?
Ruth Fordon can you please tell me how Rita Thiel and Charlie are doing.🙏
No way!! That’s one strong kitty
Ocracats are tough!!🐈🐈❤️❤️
Who feeds the Ocracats???
Julie Nelson Arthur 😻
Jeannie Reeves Griess! Spencer is ok!
Kim Pilot this is the cat you and Ryan Abarno met, right?
Kevin Denney 🥰