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3 days ago

Jaymie Zaharek Snellenberger

I hope all the fur kids are enjoying that haul of food we brought over a few months ago😻 ...

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Jaymie, they were fed well through some tough weeks and they greatly appreciated it!

We have told many people about your awesome donation! And the work you did to get it, too!

I'm just so glad we were able to help and meet you guys. I wish I could take care of all the stray kitties in the world. Thank you for what you do for them😻

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1 week ago

Ocracats

On-line raffle ticket sales start soon! Check back for details!

THANK YOU, BRUCE TARKINGTON!

Here is the framed original charcoal and colored pencil sketch for Ocracats' raffle, created and donated by Bruce Tarkington, a favorite Ocracoke and N.C. artist!

Tickets will be sold at Ocracats' Ocrafolk Festival table Saturday, June 8, and at locations in the village throughout the summer. The raffle drawing will be held Monday, September 2, 2019, (Labor Day) . All purchased tickets will be kept in a secure location until the drawing is held. The sketch is 11 x 14 without the frame. Gallery value, framed: $700.00

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5/ $20.00

This is a rare opportunity to win an original Tarkington!
Ocracats will also be selling other items including our tees, note cards, 'Scooter' prints, Blackbeard's Cat tees ( last chance!) Come and visit us Saturday, June 8 and help support the kittens and cats we call... Ocracats!
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On-line raffle ticket sales start soon!  Check back for details!

THANK YOU, BRUCE TARKINGTON!

Here is the framed original charcoal and colored pencil sketch for Ocracats raffle, created and donated by Bruce Tarkington, a favorite Ocracoke and N.C. artist!  

  Tickets will be sold at  Ocracats Ocrafolk Festival table Saturday, June 8, and at locations in the village throughout the summer.  The raffle  drawing will be held Monday, September 2, 2019,  (Labor Day) . All purchased tickets will be kept in a secure location until the drawing is held. The sketch is 11 x 14 without the frame.    Gallery value, framed: $700.00

Tickets are  $5.00 each  or 5/ $20.00

This is a rare opportunity to win an original Tarkington!
Ocracats will also be selling other items including our tees, note cards, Scooter prints, Blackbeards Cat tees ( last chance!)    Come and visit us Saturday, June 8 and help support the kittens and cats we call... Ocracats!

 

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Here’s a recent pic of Bruce’s subject “Scooter” renamed “Brawn.” He’s quite a character.

Wow. What a masterpiece from God and the artist!

I won't be visiting until after September. Can I send a check for some tickets?

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1 week ago

Ocracats

UPDATE, JUNE 6: ALL 3 ARE ADOPTED!!
June 5: Three of the available Ocrakittens! these little ones are ready for adoption and their forever homes! We have one long-haired black male, one tortie female and one orange male. All are healthy, eating canned kitten food, using the litter box, drinking from a water bowl and love playing like kittens! Please email Ocracats at ocracats@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting! We also have four kittens who will be ready in about three weeks: one black & white female, one calico female, two orange males. Pictures coming soon!
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Long haired black is adopted! Wow!! Two more ! Let's get these kittens into forever homes!

When we were visiting friends on the island some years ago, my wife and I visited the Ocracats. God bless the wonderful cat-lovers who run this organization!

I sent an email.

Eden Coffman

Where are they staying currently

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2 weeks ago

Ocracats

Ocracats
at the
Ocrafolk Festival
June 8, 2019

Come and see us at the festival and help support the feral cat residents of Ocracoke Island! Ocracats will be selling T-shirts, note cards, Blackbeard’s Cat T-shirts...AND...
We have A SPECIAL RAFFLE this year!

Bruce Tarkington, a favorite sketch artist of Ocracoke and Down East scenes, has gifted Ocracats with this original charcoal and colored pencil sketch of our Ocracat, “Scooter.” The sketch measures 11 x 14 inches. Gallery value: $400. The sketch is matted and sealed for delivery!

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). The winner does not need to be present to win as your name and phone # will be on your ticket. Ocracats will ship to the winner.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the Ocrafolk Festival, June 8, at Ocracats’ festival table. The sketch will be displayed throughout the summer in different gallery locations on the island where raffle tickets will also be available. Be sure to look for it!

This is a rare opportunity for a Tarkington to be raffled, so don’t miss your chance(s)!

Bruce Tarkington, a Sea Level, N.C. native, has been sketching the North Carolina coast ever since his retirement seven years ago as a veterinarian. His “ Carolina Seascapes” collection includes 35 charcoal drawings and his “Down East NC-Beyond the North River” collection which includes sketches of Ocracoke scenes, have been featured in several exhibits and won numerous awards. His “Down East NC” collection is currently on exhibit at The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, at their temporary location on Arendell Street in Morehead City, from May 25 through Labor Day. Tarkington lives in Cary, N.C. with his wife, Beth.
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Ocracats
                                                  at the
                                          Ocrafolk Festival
                                              June 8, 2019

Come and see us at the festival and help support the feral cat residents of Ocracoke Island!     Ocracats will be selling T-shirts, note cards, Blackbeard’s Cat T-shirts...AND... 
We have A SPECIAL RAFFLE this year!

Bruce Tarkington, a favorite sketch artist of Ocracoke and Down East scenes, has gifted Ocracats with this original charcoal and colored pencil sketch of our Ocracat, “Scooter.”  The sketch measures  11 x 14 inches.  Gallery value: $400.  The sketch is matted and sealed for delivery!

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  The winner will be chosen on  Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).  The winner does not need to be present to win as your name and phone # will be on your ticket. Ocracats will ship to the winner.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the Ocrafolk Festival, June 8, at Ocracats’ festival table. The sketch will be displayed throughout the summer in different gallery locations on the island where raffle tickets will also be available. Be sure to look for it!

This is a rare opportunity for a Tarkington to be raffled, so don’t miss your chance(s)!

Bruce Tarkington, a Sea Level, N.C. native,  has been sketching the North Carolina coast ever since his retirement seven years ago as a veterinarian. His “ Carolina Seascapes” collection includes 35 charcoal drawings and his “Down East NC-Beyond the North River” collection which includes sketches of Ocracoke scenes, have been featured in several exhibits and won numerous awards. His “Down East NC” collection is currently on exhibit at The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, at their temporary location on Arendell Street in Morehead City, from May 25 through Labor Day. Tarkington lives in Cary, N.C. with his wife, Beth.

2 weeks ago

Ocracats

A little tip for preventing pesky ants! Make sure the rims of the bowls don't touch..ants are ingenious and make a bridge!It's summertime and we all know what that means...ANTS!🐜🐜🐜 To help keep ants out of cat food make a "moat" bowl. Fill a low bowl, aluminum pie pan, 9x13 pan, or a plastic tray with about 1/2” of water. Use a small heavy bowl for the cats’ food and place it in the middle of the larger bowl. Ants cannot get to the food because it's surrounded by water.👍 ...

A little tip for preventing pesky ants! Make sure the rims of the bowls dont touch..ants are ingenious and make a bridge!

 

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We've seen these pretty kitties all over the island. I love the little orange kitten with blue eyes you posted earlier. What a cutie.

What a clever idea...thanks

Yes, it works! Started doing it a few years ago for my feral kitties.

I used to do this for a feral that I had (she later turned into a spoiled house cat) and I added salt to keep the slugs out. Worked well. I did make sure she didn't want to drink the saltwater.

Mary Frame Simpson

Belinda Davis

Brilliant!

Lauren Eagle

Lora Carlton

Lov this idea thankd

Rod Jordan that’s what you’ve been doing!!

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2 weeks ago

Ocracats

UPDATE: We have even MORE kittens as of June 1!! 4 more came in yesterday and we have at least 8 more 'waiting in the wings' so to speak. If you haven't emailed us for an adoption application yet, now is the time!! ocracats@gmail.com
Here are some of the Ocrakittens who are now in our care. There are five more not pictured (yet) of the same age. OOPS! HERE THEY ARE- one black, one orange, 3 calico! We estimate they are all about four weeks old. They will be ready for adoption in about three weeks. The orange striped boy ( 5th pic, left) is spoken for, but the other four are available. Extremely active, healthy, eating kitten canned food, using a litter box (sort of), and growing quickly! Please register through Ocracats Adoption registry, found on our website at www.ocracats.org and we will send you a full application. Email us at ocracats@gmail.com or FB message us if you're in town and interested in adopting!
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is the one with the split face still available?

Are there pictures of the newest kittens?!

Oh they are adorable! Thank you for working to find them loving homes. Wish I could be one but until then I’ll keep buying things at Amazon to help support you through Amazon Smile. 😊

Our Ocracat, Coontail, passed away yesterday after going into status epilepticus. She didn't have a long life (almost three years, 2 1/2 of them with us), but she enhanced our lives so much! Seeing these precious kittens this morning made me feel so hopeful for the future. Thank you for sharing! <3

Taegan Chirinos😱

The other 5 babes!! 1 black, 3 calico and 1 orange

Omg. You’re tempting me to bring one home when I come down next weekend

David - Kitties!!

Wanna an Ocracat?!! Rod Jordan

This is absolutely Too. Much. Cute!

Danielle Williams Lewis

Maddie Elliott

Omg look how gorgeous they are! 😍 Nothing is more precious than a box full.of kittens!!!

Chris Martino

Amy Cranfill Spencer, Christine Etheridge Walker look at these cute babies!! 😻😻

Brittan Hughes Gum ❤️

Paula Haag

Scott Nickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Angela maybe it’s time to have another baby? And a vacation too! What a combination!

Larena Keller Devin Keller 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

Mark O'Neal!! Kitties!

Bonnie Taylor! 😍

So cute

Greg Lewis

Perfect timing, Chris!

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3 weeks ago

Ocracats

Ocracats is now caring for two litters of 3 1/2 week old kittens. The season has begun! Our young assistants are helping to socialize some of the kittens and welcome them to the world! If you are interested in adopting, please register with Ocracats' Adoption Registry, found on our website at www.ocracats.org to be considered for an Ocrakitten. ...

Ocracats is now caring for two litters of 3 1/2 week old kittens. The season has begun!  Our young assistants are helping to socialize some of the kittens and welcome them to the world! If you are interested in adopting, please register with Ocracats Adoption Registry, found on our website at www.ocracats.org to be considered for an Ocrakitten.

 

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Thank you for taking care of kitties.

I'm coming in June, I have carrier for you and what supplies can I bring with it, kitten food or cat food

Every girl needs a 🐱💛

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4 weeks ago

Ocracats

Spencer, an Ocracat favorite, knows how to turn on the charm! ...

Spencer, an Ocracat favorite, knows how to turn on the charm!

 

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I enjoyed my visit with Spencer on Mother’s Day. She is darling.

I met Spencer five years ago when he climbed up onto my lap for a snooze. I immediately went home and adopted two kitties. Love this little cat!!

My favorite cat on the island 🌴😸

I will be there Sunday. Are there ocrakitties for adoption

Love Spencer ❤️

Spenceeeeerrrr😍😍😍

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1 month ago

Ocracats

*** Postage Rate Update, please note! ( as of 5-12) AVAILABLE AGAIN! Blackbeard's Cat tees are available again for online orders! Details: Shirts: $20.00 ea. Shirt Color: grey Crew neck available in sizes S, M, Lg, XL, 2X, 3X Ladies V-neck available in sizes Med.& Lg., only Shipping: flat rate $8.00 for up to 3 shirts; additional shirts will be an additional mailer at $8.00 ( each mailer can hold up to 3 shirts) example: 1 shirt $20.00 +8.00= $28.00 total cost 2 shirts $40.00 + 8.00 s&h = $48.00 total cost 3 shirts $68.00 total cost 4 shirts $80.00 + 16.00 s&h= $96.00 total cost Order online at: blackbeardscat@gmail.com When ordering, please include 1. the size(s) and quantities you want 2. your email address 3. your mailing address 4. a contact phone number 5. your name ( of course) Send payment at time of ordering by: 1. Pay through Paypal on Ocracats' website at www.ocracats.org or from Ocracats FB page and note BBC tees on the payment , or 2. Send check or money order to Ocracats PO Box 993 Ocracoke, N.C. 27960 ( please make a note on your order that you are sending a check; order will be processed when the check is received) **If you're visiting Ocracoke, Blackbeard's Cat tees can be found next week at YouMeUs Design studio, next to Oscar's House B&B! ...

 

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Linda Hodges Sthreshley

Pam Mulligan

love my shirt...my cat didn't win, but love the shirt anyway!

See ya next week

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1 month ago

Ocracats

*** Postage Rate Update, please note! ( as of 5-12)
AVAILABLE AGAIN!

Blackbeard's Cat tees are available again for online orders!
Details: Shirts: $20.00 ea. Shirt Color: grey

Crew neck available in sizes S, M, Lg, XL, 2X, 3X
Ladies V-neck available in sizes Med.& Lg., only

Shipping: flat rate $8.00 for up to 3 shirts; additional shirts will be an additional mailer at $8.00 ( each mailer can hold up to 3 shirts)
example: 1 shirt $20.00 +8.00= $28.00 total cost
2 shirts $40.00 + 8.00 s&h = $48.00 total cost
3 shirts $68.00 total cost
4 shirts $80.00 + 16.00 s&h= $96.00 total cost

Order online at: blackbeardscat@gmail.com
When ordering, please include
1. the size(s) and quantities you want
2. your email address
3. your mailing address
4. a contact phone number
5. your name ( of course)

Send payment at time of ordering by:
1. Pay through Paypal on Ocracats' website at www.ocracats.org or from Ocracats FB page and note BBC tees on the payment , or

2. Send check or money order to Ocracats PO Box 993 Ocracoke, N.C. 27960 ( please make a note on your order that you are sending a check; order will be processed when the check is received)

**If you're visiting Ocracoke, Blackbeard's Cat tees can be found next week at YouMeUs Design studio, next to Oscar's House B&B!
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Are the shirts true to size ? I would love to have one!!

Elizabeth, this is my favorite shirt! I need to get another one in case I wear mine out wearing it so much!

I want one!

Rod Jordan

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2 months ago

Ocracats

Ocracat Ace, enjoying his first Easter with his new family and the Easter bunny.🐇 ...

Ocracat Ace, enjoying his first Easter with his new family and the Easter bunny.🐇

 

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Awww...I’ll have to show Mango his brother’s family photo!

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3 months ago

Ocracats

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This young, little girl's name is Susie, she had three kittens last year , all of whom were adopted into wonderful homes ( two on Ocracoke!). She hangs out with at least 12 other lovely kitties, each having a distinct personality. Thanks to our fall 2018 TNR clinic, she will have an easier summer this year, with no kittens tagging behind! they are well taken care of and enjoy their days by 'the pond'.

Aww she’s a good cat. Sweet teas mom😍

❤️

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3 months ago

Ocracats

Good advice! 🙃🐱Please read ALL directions before assembling your cat ...

Good advice! 🙃🐱

 

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This is a yoga pose I cannot do. Kim Macgregor, Elisabeth J Pierpont

Madison Bishop

Cat yoga!!!

Laughed out loud at work!

At least it's not downward dog....

Oops....

Ocrayogacat!

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4 months ago

Christine Tabaka

I Love OcraCats! ...

I Love OcraCats!

4 months ago

Ocracats

For those who would like to watch a video about ocracats, here is the link to youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnxfjj2nfTo&feature=youtu.beOcracats, Inc who takes care of the feral cat colonies on Ocracoke Island received second place and a check for $1000 with this video about it's organization... ...

Video image

 

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Lauren Eagle here ya go

Love it...very well done

Wonderful!

😍😍😍

Mariesa, Howard, Joanna

Excellent ❤️

Tom Booth

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4 months ago

Ocracats

Ocracats president, Ruth Fordon proudly accepts a $1000 check from The Outer Banks Community Foundation for a second place win in their annual video contest . The video contest was open to 2018 grant recipients. The video will be posted here as well as on the Ocracats.org website soon! ...

Ocracats president, Ruth Fordon proudly accepts a $1000 check from The Outer Banks Community Foundation for a second place win in their annual video contest . The video contest was open to 2018 grant recipients. The video will be posted here as well as on the Ocracats.org website soon!

 

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that's just pawsome, congratulations

Well deserved! The kitties are the real winners!

Good work!!

Congratulations Ruth Fordon

Congratulations!!

Good work!!

Thank you to Ocracats and all of the dedicated volunteers and donors. You make a huge difference in the lives of Ocracats.

Well done!

Congratulations!

Wow! Congratulations!

Yay for the kitties!

👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Congratulations!

Concatulations Ocracats!!

Great video and well-deserved award! Thank you for coming to our meeting and sharing your story with us.

Congratulations!

WOOHOO!!!!! That's great! More kitty nippin' money! ^-^

Congratulations!

Woohoo!

Awesome 🐱

Great news!

Well done! Bravo.

Congratulations

WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!

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4 months ago

Ocracats

Ocracats Year-end Roundup!

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 !

On behalf of Ocracats,

Ruth Fordon, Coordinator
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Ocracats Year-end Roundup!

 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 !

 On behalf of Ocracats,

Ruth Fordon, Coordinator

 

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Thank you for all you do! Will bring supplies in May.

Coming in april.. what do you need and where do I bring it?

Thank you for all you do!!! 😻😻😻

You’re my Amazon Smile donation.

Thanks for all you do! (From Cary NC)

My Ocrakitty says thanks!!

Are you still in need of wet food?

❤️❤️❤️

Jackson Galaxy not sure if this group is on your radar, but they do amazing things for Ocracoke Island feral cat population.

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4 months ago

Ocracats

Oh yeah, the boys are snuggled in at their new home! Thank you, Halle Dagliesh and family❤️🐱🐱 ...

Oh yeah, the boys are snuggled in at their new home! Thank you, Halle Dagliesh and family❤️🐱🐱Image attachment

 

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Kitty pile! Too cute!

Oh my gosh that’s like my ocracats Elvis and Cash

❤️❤️💞❤️❤️

❤️❤️

Just too sweet....Love those Gingers.....

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4 months ago

Ocracats

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 ❤️🐱 ...

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 ❤️🐱Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Is there a link we can make a donation to Ocracats?

Triple Yay! All are gorgeous and I hope they have long, happy kitty lives.

Soooooo happy!!!

Orange guys look like my ocracat

Happy ending 😍

Good news

Yay!!!!!

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5 months ago

Ocracats

Wouldn’t this endlessly entertain our fur babies !

UNILAD
I need this fish tank coffee table in my house 😍🐟
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Shut up and take my money!!!🙀 Our cats would L😻VE this!!!

Also known as a cat sushi bar. :) (y)

Sam Reiner if you could figure this out, you would stay entertained.

Entertain and frustrate!

Wende Smith Pritchard for Pepe', Wahoo, and Roger....you really should!!

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5 months ago

Ocracats

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😻
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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😻

 

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Looks very nice! https://www.blueheronvacations.com/vacation/all/detailpage/163/the-breeze

That's wonderful!!

As someone who works for an animal shelter. I love this!

We haven’t booked yet... I’ll check it out!

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