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Our two Ocrakittens have settled in nicely. Teech (in the back) and Howie (front) have gotten so big. They did great with their 3 day/24 hours of driving to make it to Texas. Thank you so much for letting us adopt tare boys. ...
Oh my gosh, Hannah! Thank you for this! They look wonderful..so content! I'll be adding to our Adoption Wall soon! I've thought about you all a lot. You are such a special family and we appreciate your open hearts for these two babies! They will have such an awesome life! Give them both smooches from us, please!
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July 15th: Ocracats would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you who have opened your hearts and homes to our Ocrakittens this year. We have successfully adopted out 26 kittens! ( Yes, we know where to concentrate our TNR trapping this September!😏😎) To the Ocracat foster 'mothers', you know who you are....THANK YOU for giving of your time,energy and love so selflessly to care for the little ones. Eight of these kittens had to be bottle fed for several weeks. Dedicated foster moms! And, THANK YOU to our island veterinarian, Dr. Laura Trent, for her outstanding care of these kittens as they were brought in and during their stay with us. Some of the babies weren't in the best of shape but they are all healthy, thriving and in loving homes now! Laura, you rock!
If there are more folks seriously interested in adopting an Ocrakitten this year, please contact Ocracats at email@example.com and let us know! We might be able to arrange something....😏
There will be an Adoption Wall of Fame soon, showing our little peanuts in their new homes!
And lastly, THANK you to all who donate to Ocracats. We rely 100% on donations to be able to do what we do! Without you, well, there wouldn't be an Ocracats...so THANK YOU! ...
WONDERFUL!!!! That’s so great to hear!!
This makes my heart happy:)❤️
The Ocracats are precious to me. I live at the other end of NC and I come to Ocracoke each May. I always bring a 10 lb bag of food for the cats. I feed about 11 cats on my deck while I am there. I have an elderly cat who has stage 3 kidney failure. I just might take an Ocracat home with me on one of my trips. The cat’s name would be Ocra. ❤️🐈
We love our Zillie girl! Thank you for making it possible to add her to our family!
My not so little Ocracat is about to turn one!
Baby Esther, getting into plenty of trouble!
Dorothy Vanous Digiovannantonio
UPDATE: Both are adopted!
July 13: AND THEN THERE WERE TWO.....Adorable love bugs up for adoption! The orange fuzzy cottonball is a little boy, approx. 6-7 weeks old (video below), and the heart-stealing little black polka dot is a girl, approx. 6-7 weeks old. Both are eating canned and dry kitten food, are litter box trained and are extraordinarily loving, playful and ready to be a part of your family! If you are interested in adopting one of these cuties, please email Ocracats at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an adoption application. Ocrakittens are special! ...
Some one adopt that sweet boy.
He looks like a bundle of fun!
The cats on Ocracoke gave me a reason to stay there. I haven't been back in 4 years. But I loved the cats for 3+ months😊
Looks to be more of a creamsicle than a ginger. Just like my boy ❤️
Mike Garrish Kathie Garrish
Claire Kelly and Tom Kelly can we take him home?
I think y’all just need to run get him!! Catrina Hupman
Angela Koch NOPE....
1 month ago
Thank you so much for our amazing Ocrakittens. We came with plans to adopt the one in the back only and decided he needed a friend. We are so happy to welcome into our family Teach (Edward Teach-back) and Howie (William Howard-front). Wonderful parts of Ocracoke that we get to take back to Texas with us. ...
UPDATE- JULY 11: This little fuzzy lovebug is still available! He is extra affectionate and loves to play!!
Orange sherbet male....needs his forever home....contact Ocracats at email@example.com if you are interested in adopting. ...
One of the grey tabbies in the background is available also ( male). The two tabby girls are adopted! yay!
So cute, you can here his little purr in the background. My next adoption will be from Ocracoke & naming after the hurricane that cancelled our trip last year.
I wish! I want more!!!
Is this Ducky Duke?
They are so cute
Catrina Hupman ♥️🐾
Jenny Peddrick Blackstock
1 month ago
Update June 29th: Tabby girl, now 'Okra', has been adopted and is on her way to Atlanta with her new family! Thank you Pinson family! Her two ginger striped brothers are still looking for their forever home......they are super affectionate and full of kitten energy!
These three adorable kittens are ready for their families to come find them! The tabby girl is a real purr master and loves to cuddle and be held! The two orange boys, well, as you can see one is really liking his massage! And his brother is just as loving and sweet as can be! Contact Ocracats at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in adopting. ...
UPDATE: the grey tabby girl is adopted! Thank you Pinson family! She is on her way to Atlanta tomorrow! Watch out Georgia, here comes an Ocrakitten! 🙂
The tabby girl!
One of the orange boys
Ocracats are the best
Oh my gracious!!
Ginger boys are love bugs. Mine is attached to me at all times.
June 25th; Our current group of kittens who are ready, or almost ready, for adoption! Description of kittens:
* 2 orange males - sitting in the cinder block
* 1 grey tabby female
* Kittens in play cage will be ready in 3 weeks : 1 orange boy ( he's inside the litter box) 2 grey striped tabby females 1 grey striped tabby male
If you are interested in adopting an Ocrakitten please contact Ocracats at email@example.com for more information. ...
Presenting the 2nd Graduating Ocrakitten Middle School Class of 2019!! These kittens are all ready for adoption! They are all eating canned and dry kitten food, drinking from a bowl, are litter trained and play like kittens! All are healthy, socialized to other animals and people and approaching the 6-7 week age.
A description of the available kittens:
* The two orange IN the cinder block: both males, very affectionate, look like twins
** The orange (male) with the bearded tortie (female)- we'd like to keep these two together, if possible, but will split them up (UPDATE: ADOPTED!)
** Grey tiger striped (female) purrs LOUD, super affectionate
** Black and white female
If you are interested in adopting any of these kittens, please email Ocracats at firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application! ...
These kittens were so precious! You guys are doing amazing things with them and for them! You are blessings!!
Oh my goodness that beardie-tortie is a doll!
We will swing by the shop and give you a little cash. 😻
Is this North Carolina?
Sending a check. We only get to visit once in awhile but we love coming there. And we love what you do!!!!!
We have our fall spay neuter clinic scheduled for Sept 24, 25 and 26. Trapping begins on 23rd. Ocracats welcomes the help of local residents and visitors. There are many different types of jobs surrounding this clinic. Please let us know if you would like to help. Thanks ...
I would LOVE to come down for this one year. I've always wondered, how do you know who's a stray and who's not? 🙂 It'd be just my luck to grab somebody's pet. Haha.
Please contact Ruth if you have room in your home for forever pets. My two lovelies, Teach and Eliza Named for Black Beard and his quartermasters daughter
It’s happened but not often. We warn locals when we are trapping in the neighborhood. If you do decide to be here during those dates, post here in early September.
Jaymie Zaharek Snellenberger
2 months ago
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😻
RAFFLE DATE, SEPT. 2 LABOR DAY!
Help support Ocracats! Win a beautiful work of original artwork, professionally framed, and shipped to you!
On-line sales of RAFFLE TICKETS have begun! Here is how you can purchase your tickets for the Labor Day drawing of the original BRUCE TARKINGTON artwork, 'Scooter' :
1. Mail your check or money order to Ocracats Raffle PO Box 514 Ocracoke, N.C. 27960. Make your check or money order payable to Ocracats and indicate on your check how many tickets you are buying. Once payment is received, your name and phone number will be written on that number of tickets and placed into the raffle jar! It's that simple! No need to keep track of a ticket number, as your name and phone number is all we need to contact you! (Shipping information will be gathered later for the winner). If you really want to hang onto ticket stubs, just enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with your check and your stubs will be mailed to you! ☺️
2. Pay for your raffle tickets on-line through Ocracats Paypal 'Donate' link on our website at www.ocracats.org . Be sure to indicate 'raffle tickets' and your phone number on the Paypal sale. (Don't forget your phone # )
3. If you are on Ocracoke: *Raffle tickets can also be purchased at YouMeUs Designs, next to Oscar's House B&B.
** The artwork is currently on display at YouMeUs Designs. Check it out!**
Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 All proceeds go directly to the care of the Ocracats for feeding, spay & neuter, medical care and kitten care! Thank you for supporting our mission at Ocracats. We appreciate all of you!
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!
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!
, too! ...
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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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.👍 ...
Yes, it works! Started doing it a few years ago for my feral kitties.
What a clever idea...thanks
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.
Lov this idea thankd
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.
Rod Jordan that’s what you’ve been doing!!
Mary Frame Simpson
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!! email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or FB message us if you're in town and interested in adopting! ...
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. 😊
Are there pictures of the newest kittens?!
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
Omg look how gorgeous they are! 😍 Nothing is more precious than a box full.of kittens!!!
They're so adorable - I'd take them all if I could!
Oh my goodness!! So much sweetness.
Love them all! But that boy cutting his eyes to the side, well well—his new mom or dad is in for Some kind of fun!!😺
They are so adorable! Maybe the next time I come down I'll take one home with me!
Oh my goodness, cuteness overload!!!
I want I want I want I want lol but my 2 cats won't won't won't lol SUPER DUPER CUTENESS💛💜❤💚 I WISH THERE WAS AN ORANGE HEART EMJOI LOL
They are so cute
The other 5 babes!! 1 black, 3 calico and 1 orange
This is absolutely Too. Much. Cute!
Hey Angela maybe it’s time to have another baby? And a vacation too! What a combination!
I think it's time Christopher
Omg. You’re tempting me to bring one home when I come down next weekend
Amy Cranfill Spencer, Christine Etheridge Walker look at these cute babies!! 😻😻
Perfect timing, Chris!
There are SO many orange orcacats♥️
is the one with the split face still available?
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. ...
I enjoyed my visit with Spencer on Mother’s Day. She is darling.
She is the best!🥰🐱
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!!
See you soon!
My favorite cat on the island 🌴😸
I will be there Sunday. Are there ocrakitties for adoption
Love Spencer ❤️