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  • Two Freezing Preemie Kittens Found Under Oil Painting!

    On March 22nd 2018, two preemie kittens were found frozen and nearly lifeless underneath an oil painting. The siblings were abandoned by their mother, a local community cat who is practically a kitten herself, immediately after their birth. The woman who owns the studio and regularly feeds the community cats, noticed that the small cat […] More

  • Meet Big Cat Rescues “Fur”ocious Mini Felines:

    Five years ago, Big Cat Rescue located in Tampa, Florida, decided to expand their efforts to help more felines… even if that expansion was on a smaller scale than they were used to! On April 5th 2013, the dedicated sanctuary that provides a permanent home for unwanted, abused and neglected EXOTIC cats, took in their […] More

  • Operation Catnip – Saving Community Cats

    Operation Catnip, an organization based in Gainesville, FL, saves feline lives by setting the standard for large-scale spay-neuter and vaccination services for free-roaming cats. They’re dedicated to nourishing the relationship between communities and cats through accessible, compassionate, high-quality care and host FREE monthly spay/neuter clinics. Their hands-on, local program is now being modeled across the […] More

  • Life of a Cat Rescuer

    One of the amazing rescue groups that we’ve become familiar with over the last year is the Cats of Curacao and the founder, Mariette Hanssen. In 2014, Mariette moved to Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island about 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. You can read her inspiring origin story here, https://coleandmarmalade.com/2017/01/03/cats-of-curacao/, and how this one and ONLY […] More

  • What is Kitten Season?

    Most cat lovers automatically swoon at the sight of a little ball of baby kitten fluff when we see them. Baby “talk” flows uncontrollably out of our mouths and our hearts melt. However, when an experienced shelter worker or rescue group sees kittens, their initial reaction can be a bit different. Their hearts drop and […] More

  • Animal Rescue – Hout Bay Fire, South Africa

    Leigh Morris a Cole and Marmalade fan who lives in Cape Town, contacted us this week asking if we could help raise awareness about the tragic situation in nearby Hout Bay. I asked her to write about what happened, we’ll be donating to help and when I visit South Africa later this year, I’ll be […] More

  • Cats of Curacao

    I was recently contacted by a lady named Mariette Hanssen who lives in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island about 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. For the past couple of years she has been doing whatever she can to help cats and dogs on the island, along with a few other dedicated animal rescuers. Animal welfare issues are […] More

  • Cole and Marmalade Community

    Would YOU like to live in a safe pet friendly community? Sugar Grove Station is a wonderfully maintained, practically self-sustaining community nestled in the West Virginia mountains. The community would be great for family professionals who work from home and people who would like to retire and have the resources to support themselves. This former naval base that was retired […] More

  • Why Kitten Season Sucks!

    I’m pretty sure everybody reading this right now likes kittens… in fact I’d be willing to bet money that most of you LOVE kittens, I know I do! Those tiny fluff balls are so cute, playful and inquisitive of their surroundings… So “Kitten Season” must be a good thing right?… WRONG! Although it sounds amazing, kitten season is the […] More

  • Why I’m a Feral Cat Advocate

    Today is National Feral Cat Day! … Did you know Cole was found all alone one evening at a busy intersection? If he wasn’t spotted by our friend and rescued I’m positive he would have been struck by a car or eaten by a predator… This is why I’m a feral cat advocate! Feral cats […] More

  • Adopt A Cat Month!

    It still makes my head hurt and my heart ache when I read animal shelter euthanasia stats from around the world, year after year millions of healthy cats and dogs are killed because they couldn’t find a furever home. This problem is magnified each spring when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across […] More