The Companion Cat Rescue and Rehabilitation Program (CCRR) is an initiative offered by Feral Cat Rescue/Research (FCRR), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It is our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt friendly companion cats to forever homes. It is a program run by dedicated individuals who volunteer all of their time and effort to help rescue and rehabilitate homeless cats. While the original main focus of FCRR has been aimed at the rescue and health care of feral cats, the rescue often encounters many stray, friendly/tame cats that are living outdoors that are in need of rescuing as well. Therefore, FCRR has created the CCRR Program to address the needs of sick, injured, stray and homeless friendly/tame cats and kittens that have been abandoned or have lost their homes. These tame homeless cats are being trapped, rescued, medically treated and rehabilitated with the goal of finding them forever homes as companion animals. CCRR also rescues feral kittens and tames them into friendly kittens that can be adopted into forever homes. The joint mission of FCRR and CCRR is to trap as many feral and homeless friendly cats as possible and get them spayed/neutered and vaccinated to improve their health and reduce and prevent rampant overpopulation.
When CCRR initially rescues or traps a cat, we first try to assess if the cat is feral, friendly, or a cat that was formerly tame even if it now appears shy and distrustful of people. Many cats that have been outside on their own for a substantial period of time became weary of people but given time and patience can once again become loving companion pets. Rescue cats are also examined by a licensed veterinarian. Injuries and infections are treated, and the cat is then typically spayed/neutered, blood tested for feline leukemia and feline aids, vaccinated for rabies and receive their initial distemper vaccine. They also receive an initial treatment of Revolution which treats fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms and intestinal worms, as needed. However, each cat may have a unique medical situation and each is treated according to their needs. At times, some cats have needed treatment such as eye surgery, surgical wound repair, leg amputations, or dental extractions. Some young kittens or ill cats may require individual bottle or syringe feeding until they are healthy enough to eat on their own. Cats are often treated and cared for in foster homes where they receive individual attention and rehabilitation.
We are a NO-KILL organization and make every effort to save/improve the life of every rescued cat. Rescued cats remain in our care for as long as it takes to find them an appropriate home. We stand by our cats and if a family that has adopted one of our cats is unable to keep it or the cat is not a good fit in that home, the cat can be returned to the rescue and the cat will be rehomed to another family. If it’s not the right home for the cat for any reason, we will take back the cat and find it the right home.
CCRR will also assist in finding farm homes for feral, semi feral, and select tame cats.
CCRR has cats and kittens available for adoption at the Ellicott City, Md Pet Valu store, the Clarksburg, Md Pet Valu store, and the Petvacx Veterinary Clinic in Rockville, Md.**Please note that due to the Covid19 Pandemic, that cats are temporarily not on display at any of these locations but that we are still actively rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting out cats through Petfinder and other means.