THE FUTURE OF MURPHY'S KITTENS
We have exciting news! Murphy's Kittens is moving & expanding our shelter services to include a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, opening in Spring 2023.
After a lot of thinking, planning, and collaborating with local cat lovers, we have decided to start Ancient City Cat Coalition, a low-cost spay & neuter clinic exclusively for cats. Our goal is to provide low-cost spay, neuter, vaccination, microchipping, and feline disease testing to help both privately-owned pets & strays receive proper vetting in order to curb the feline overpopulation problem in northeast Florida.
We have moved into our new space in South St. Augustine & are currently searching for a veterinarian & fundraising for equipment. We will be closed for intakes indefinitely as we are currently working a hoarding case alongside our other operations. Adoptions are still happening as usual.
Keep up with our progress by following Murphy's Kittens & Ancient City Cat Coalition on Facebook. Donations are greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of our move & the set-up costs of the clinic, and those can be made at paypal.me/murphyskittens or paypal.me/ancientcitycats.
We appreciate your support and look forward to helping more cats in 2023.
MEET OUR CAT OF THE MONTH
Smores is a young, energetic, 7-month old male who came to us when he was about 3 months old with his siblings. They had been trapped by a community member & taken to the vet, but she was unable to keep them long-term. Having had almost no interaction with people, Smores and his siblings were very shy and reactive to us, so it took a lot of time & love to get them to even be handleable.
After spending a few months in our cat room, Smores began to come out of his shell & is now one of the most social cats in the room. Smores absolutely loves wet food and treats to the point where, if he sees either of them, he begins screaming at us to give him the food! When we walk in the cat room, Smores rubs against our legs & follows us around incessantly for love. He is still getting used to being picked up & held, but he is enjoying it more every day.
Smores loves other cats & has always had them in his life, so he would love to be adopted into a home with resident cats or alongside one of his friends. He has never lived in a home, so he will need a little more time to adjust, but with the right person, wet food, treats, and patience, we know he will blossom into a wonderful, loving cat.
Smores' adoption fee has been waived during January, so you can adopt him for no fee! See more pictures of Smores by clicking the button below. Apply at www.murphyskittens.org/adopt and we will be in touch soon!
Murphy's Kittens is named after a rescue cat from Orlando, Florida, named Murphy. When he was found, he had every health problem under the sun, including a partially self-amputated tail. Despite everything he went through, he is the sweetest, most snuggly man with his rescuers. The real story began when Murphy was introduced to a litter of abandoned kittens. He loved them more than their own mother; he taught them to groom, play, and be social with people.
Inspired by Murphy, we decided to put his talents to work and start Murphy's Kittens, Inc: a non-profit stray cat sanctuary and adoption program.
Our mission is to take all the stray cats and kittens off the streets of St. Johns County, Florida, provide them with proper veterinary care, and adopt them out to loving, forever homes.
Murphy's Kittens, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN:84-3918155). We are a very small rescue, run by only two people and a few volunteers, and we receive no funding from the government or local entities; all of our support comes from gracious supporters like yourself, and we need your help to continue saving lives.
On any given day, we have about 80 cats in our care. We are also partnered with Petco Saint Augustine and Petco Durbin Creek, where we house up to 10 cats at a time.
MURPHY'S KITTENS BY THE NUMBERS
Adoptions in 2023
Adoptions in 2022
Cat Intakes in 2022
Adoptions in 2021
Adoptions in 2020