Westfield Homeless Cat Project

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The woman that runs this organization is extremely rude.

This morning, I found a listing on PetFinder for a declawed cat that was at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. I emailed to ask if the cat was declawed in the front, or four-paw declawed. The reply I received was "Declawed Really?"

I emailed back, apologized for offending this lady, and telling her that I have been looking for a declawed cat, and many listings that say "declawed" are front paw declaws. I was only asking for clarification. She didn't reply, so I called to find out more about this cat. She abruptly told me that she has no declawed cats.

I have adopted declawed cats from shelters in the past, and would prefer to adopt a cat that is declawed, rather than subjecting a cat to what I consider an inhumane practice. Cats are surrendered for a number of reasons, even (gasp) declawed cats. Does this woman really turn away a cat because someone declawed it?

To the cute Siamese and Snowshoe Mix Adult Female, if you really are declawed, I'm very sorry, you almost had a good home.

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The woman that runs this organization is extremely rude.

This morning, I found a listing on PetFinder for a declawed cat that was at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. I emailed to ask if the cat was declawed in the front, or four-paw declawed. The reply I received was "Declawed Really?"

I emailed back, apologized for offending this lady, and telling her that I have been looking for a declawed cat, and many listings that say "declawed" are front paw declaws. I was only asking for clarification. She didn't reply, so I called to find out more about this cat. She abruptly told me that she has no declawed cats.

I have adopted declawed cats from shelters in the past, and would prefer to adopt a cat that is declawed, rather than subjecting a cat to what I consider an inhumane practice. Cats are surrendered for a number of reasons, even (gasp) declawed cats. Does this woman really turn away a cat because someone declawed it?

To the cute Siamese and Snowshoe Mix Adult Female, if you really are declawed, I'm very sorry, you almost had a good home.

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We have adopted three boys from Denise. All three are healthy, completely socialized and super affectionate. There are a lot of beautiful cats and kittens there, full of love and just patiently waiting for someone to come and take them to a new home, to give them a chance. I really wish I could take them all home but we have an older cat (also rescue shelter adopted) plus the younger three and to be fair to them we really can't take another at this time. Cooper, Isador (formerly Levi) and Revere (formerly Panda) and their big brother Diego are a happy feline family. Go and adopt a friend for life, a loyal and loving companion. The cats and kittens there are waiting for you to take them home- if there was a Make A Wish Foundation for cats their only wish would be to find a loving home. Shelter/Rescue cats are the best! And high praise to Denise, Roger and all the volunteers who keep the cats and kittens clean, healthy, fed and happy as they await that special someone to come along and take them home.

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We have adopted three boys from Denise. All three are healthy, completely socialized and super affectionate. There are a lot of beautiful cats and kittens there, full of love and just patiently waiting for someone to come and take them to a new home, to give them a chance. I really wish I could take them all home but we have an older cat (also rescue shelter adopted) plus the younger three and to be fair to them we really can't take another at this time. Cooper, Isador (formerly Levi) and Revere (formerly Panda) and their big brother Diego are a happy feline family. Go and adopt a friend for life, a loyal and loving companion. The cats and kittens there are waiting for you to take them home- if there was a Make A Wish Foundation for cats their only wish would be to find a loving home. Shelter/Rescue cats are the best! And high praise to Denise, Roger and all the volunteers who keep the cats and kittens clean, healthy, fed and happy as they await that special someone to come along and take them home.

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My mother and I volenteered at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project for well over two years. The other volenteers (and Denise and Roger) all care about the cats so much. It's the saddest and the best feeling to walk down the rows of cages each week and notice whos been adopted and who hasnt. You get so attached to some cats.
There was one cat I really liked (I was 15, almost 16 at the time), her name was Jean, beautiful long haired white and buff colored female, only 3 years old. She had been found behind a museum in Springfield with her kittens, the kittens were all adopted out, but she had been in a fight with another cat so she had to be quarantined for atleast 6 months. When you walked by her cage all she would do is cry, and if you opened her cage she would climb on to your shoulder and purr, and she would lick your neck (she had the roughest tongue ever). After weeks of seeing her in the cage, I begged my mom to bring her home so she didnt have to be in a cage, it was just until she could be adopted out.
That was over a year ago. Today Sophia (used to be known as Jean) is our 8th cat in our house. She gets along great with out other 5 males and 2 females. She acts as a mother figure to my twin 8 year old males. Her tongue is still as rough as ever, but she's doing so well!
So glad to have her in my life.
Thank you Denise, Roger, and all the other volenteers <3

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My mother and I volenteered at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project for well over two years. The other volenteers (and Denise and Roger) all care about the cats so much. It's the saddest and the best feeling to walk down the rows of cages each week and notice whos been adopted and who hasnt. You get so attached to some cats.
There was one cat I really liked (I was 15, almost 16 at the time), her name was Jean, beautiful long haired white and buff colored female, only 3 years old. She had been found behind a museum in Springfield with her kittens, the kittens were all adopted out, but she had been in a fight with another cat so she had to be quarantined for atleast 6 months. When you walked by her cage all she would do is cry, and if you opened her cage she would climb on to your shoulder and purr, and she would lick your neck (she had the roughest tongue ever). After weeks of seeing her in the cage, I begged my mom to bring her home so she didnt have to be in a cage, it was just until she could be adopted out.
That was over a year ago. Today Sophia (used to be known as Jean) is our 8th cat in our house. She gets along great with out other 5 males and 2 females. She acts as a mother figure to my twin 8 year old males. Her tongue is still as rough as ever, but she's doing so well!
So glad to have her in my life.
Thank you Denise, Roger, and all the other volenteers <3

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I Adopted 1 cat there and when i went to pick her out i left with 2 :) i just couldn't help myself the staff there is so nice and knowledge able. they have a 14 year old girl working there and she give them SHOTS! she knows more then the average adult does. and Denise Knows a lot about cats, if you have any questions ask her! she will help

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I Adopted 1 cat there and when i went to pick her out i left with 2 :) i just couldn't help myself the staff there is so nice and knowledge able. they have a 14 year old girl working there and she give them SHOTS! she knows more then the average adult does. and Denise Knows a lot about cats, if you have any questions ask her! she will help

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want a good healthy cat under the care anywhere this is the place to adopt a loving cat!! Denise is the best I've seen!! she knows more about cats then a lot of these shelter people will ever learn! I've lost cats from bad choices made by want to be idiots. you will never regret adopting at this shelter. just listen to the advise given and success in a long life of the cat.

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want a good healthy cat under the care anywhere this is the place to adopt a loving cat!! Denise is the best I've seen!! she knows more about cats then a lot of these shelter people will ever learn! I've lost cats from bad choices made by want to be idiots. you will never regret adopting at this shelter. just listen to the advise given and success in a long life of the cat.

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I adopted a sweet little girl cat about a year ago from the Westfield Homeless Cat Project at the Agway in Westfield. It was in Oct of 2008. She seemed a bit depressed and sat at the back of her carrier. Someone had found her with her kitten and brought them to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. Her kitten had been adopted a few days earlier but she hadn't. I adopted her and she is sooo sweet. I brought her into a household of 3 male cats.
She made friends almost immediately and is the Queen of the house. I named her Bella because of her beauty and sweetness! I just want the people at the Cat project to know that she is loved and well cared for. Thank you so much for caring about these tiny creatures.
J.T. Belchertown

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I adopted a sweet little girl cat about a year ago from the Westfield Homeless Cat Project at the Agway in Westfield. It was in Oct of 2008. She seemed a bit depressed and sat at the back of her carrier. Someone had found her with her kitten and brought them to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. Her kitten had been adopted a few days earlier but she hadn't. I adopted her and she is sooo sweet. I brought her into a household of 3 male cats.
She made friends almost immediately and is the Queen of the house. I named her Bella because of her beauty and sweetness! I just want the people at the Cat project to know that she is loved and well cared for. Thank you so much for caring about these tiny creatures.
J.T. Belchertown

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My mom laurie and her husband tom have been working with Denise and Roger for a few years now and I've heard such wonderful thing, but just recently I have seen for myself what wonderful people they are. I need to thank them so much because without there help I would'nt be able to have kept 2 strays I found, I could not afford for them to be fixed and their shots.So thank you you have saved the life of 2 wonderful very much loved cats.

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My mom laurie and her husband tom have been working with Denise and Roger for a few years now and I've heard such wonderful thing, but just recently I have seen for myself what wonderful people they are. I need to thank them so much because without there help I would'nt be able to have kept 2 strays I found, I could not afford for them to be fixed and their shots.So thank you you have saved the life of 2 wonderful very much loved cats.

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I have never seen such dedication and compassion. A few years ago I decided that their was a serious problem in our community with abandoned and neglected animals. i made several attempts to help rescue homeless cats in my area but I was overwhelmed at the task at hand. That is when someone introduced me to an angel, one named Denise. Denise founded and operates the Westfield Homeless cat project. non-profit organization that she founded to help save the innocent lives of unwanted cats, victims of human cruelty, neglect and abandonment. I wonder how people can be so cruel and it angers me, but then I see the dedication, devotion and compassion of one women who has given her life to save the lives of thousands! Without her dedication, thousands of cats would not be nestled up napping our windows, or greeting us at the door when we come home from a long day at work. She has given a second chance at live to thousands of cats, and brought joy to thousands of families who have adopted cats that she rescued when society turned their backs on these beautiful creatures. For over two years now I have been volunteering my time to help at the Westfield Homeless Cat project and this has given my life a purpose and meaning. Each time I help, I see the difference she has made in so many lives. I wonder what an amazing world this would be if there were more people like Denise, who selflessly gave their time and money to help others. The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is a safe haven for so many and has made a tremendous impact in our community, one life at a time.If you want to learn the meaning of compassion and kindness, you really should see The Westfield Homeless Cat Project first hand!

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I have never seen such dedication and compassion. A few years ago I decided that their was a serious problem in our community with abandoned and neglected animals. i made several attempts to help rescue homeless cats in my area but I was overwhelmed at the task at hand. That is when someone introduced me to an angel, one named Denise. Denise founded and operates the Westfield Homeless cat project. non-profit organization that she founded to help save the innocent lives of unwanted cats, victims of human cruelty, neglect and abandonment. I wonder how people can be so cruel and it angers me, but then I see the dedication, devotion and compassion of one women who has given her life to save the lives of thousands! Without her dedication, thousands of cats would not be nestled up napping our windows, or greeting us at the door when we come home from a long day at work. She has given a second chance at live to thousands of cats, and brought joy to thousands of families who have adopted cats that she rescued when society turned their backs on these beautiful creatures. For over two years now I have been volunteering my time to help at the Westfield Homeless Cat project and this has given my life a purpose and meaning. Each time I help, I see the difference she has made in so many lives. I wonder what an amazing world this would be if there were more people like Denise, who selflessly gave their time and money to help others. The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is a safe haven for so many and has made a tremendous impact in our community, one life at a time.If you want to learn the meaning of compassion and kindness, you really should see The Westfield Homeless Cat Project first hand!

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Almost 2 years ago I had the opportunity to meet Denise and Roger and to work with them to care for and adopt a beautiful, healthy, 4 year old white and tan female cat. When Haley was brought to them she was emaciated (she weighed 5 1/2 pounds), she was found on the street with no claws so she was unable to obtain food. She had an upper respiratory infection and hepatic lipidosis....in order to cure this sickness it took the combined efforts (mostly of Roger and Denise) to feed Haley through a tube in her neck for almost 5 months. This included every 2 hours for 3 months then every 4 hours. Roger and Denise did this 24 hours a day 5 days a week and I did it on weekends. When Haley was finally able to be fed 4 times a day instead of hourly, Roger would go to my home and feed Haley at lunch time while I was at work. The cost of curing the hepatic lipidosis was in excess of $3000. By the way, Haley-SweetGirl now weighs in at 12 and half pounds and is the sweetest cat you could ever want.

Not only did Roger and Denise breath life into Haley, they made certain that I knew exactly what was going on and that I agreed to her care. Beyond what they did for Haley, they helped me to care for a diabetic male cat (ElGato) my pet and companion for over 7 years. This care included going to my home and giving him insulin injections and feeding ElGato and Haley so I could spend special occasions with my family in the Berkshires including Christmas Eve.

I have a dear friend who was lonely after the loss of her dog; I took her over to see Denise and Roger??s shelter?.YES she came home with a beautiful black female cat called MaMa?..

I am sorry that someone lost a kitten; it is a difficult thing especially when there are children involved. Unfortunately, what humans sometimes forget is that a kitten is like a baby and as such needs to be provided the same type of nourishment we give our human babies. We all make mistakes, but I do know that one mistake Roger and Denise do not make is to adopt out any kitten or cat that is not healthy, and most certainly none with any type of communicable disease. These two individuals give so much of themselves to help homeless animals that have been cast aside; I have watched this for almost 2 years and am still in awe of not only their commitment but of the love and devotion the have for the cats they come in touch with.

The family that lost the kitten is hurting and lashing out?.unfortunately the Westfield Homeless Cat Project is in the firing range. The family firing the gun needs to take a better look at themselves and with what Roger and Denise have and continue to accomplish each and every day of their lives.

An admirer of two individuals that continually give of themselves for God's creatures.

Linda W

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Almost 2 years ago I had the opportunity to meet Denise and Roger and to work with them to care for and adopt a beautiful, healthy, 4 year old white and tan female cat. When Haley was brought to them she was emaciated (she weighed 5 1/2 pounds), she was found on the street with no claws so she was unable to obtain food. She had an upper respiratory infection and hepatic lipidosis....in order to cure this sickness it took the combined efforts (mostly of Roger and Denise) to feed Haley through a tube in her neck for almost 5 months. This included every 2 hours for 3 months then every 4 hours. Roger and Denise did this 24 hours a day 5 days a week and I did it on weekends. When Haley was finally able to be fed 4 times a day instead of hourly, Roger would go to my home and feed Haley at lunch time while I was at work. The cost of curing the hepatic lipidosis was in excess of $3000. By the way, Haley-SweetGirl now weighs in at 12 and half pounds and is the sweetest cat you could ever want.

Not only did Roger and Denise breath life into Haley, they made certain that I knew exactly what was going on and that I agreed to her care. Beyond what they did for Haley, they helped me to care for a diabetic male cat (ElGato) my pet and companion for over 7 years. This care included going to my home and giving him insulin injections and feeding ElGato and Haley so I could spend special occasions with my family in the Berkshires including Christmas Eve.

I have a dear friend who was lonely after the loss of her dog; I took her over to see Denise and Roger??s shelter?.YES she came home with a beautiful black female cat called MaMa?..

I am sorry that someone lost a kitten; it is a difficult thing especially when there are children involved. Unfortunately, what humans sometimes forget is that a kitten is like a baby and as such needs to be provided the same type of nourishment we give our human babies. We all make mistakes, but I do know that one mistake Roger and Denise do not make is to adopt out any kitten or cat that is not healthy, and most certainly none with any type of communicable disease. These two individuals give so much of themselves to help homeless animals that have been cast aside; I have watched this for almost 2 years and am still in awe of not only their commitment but of the love and devotion the have for the cats they come in touch with.

The family that lost the kitten is hurting and lashing out?.unfortunately the Westfield Homeless Cat Project is in the firing range. The family firing the gun needs to take a better look at themselves and with what Roger and Denise have and continue to accomplish each and every day of their lives.

An admirer of two individuals that continually give of themselves for God's creatures.

Linda W

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We adopted a pair of kittens three weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the people at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project! The staff at the adoption day was friendly and informative - we had a "personal shopper" volunteer walk us through the store to help us buy everything we needed, the papers they gave us describe exactly what to feed and how to care for the kittens, we even got a DVD to watch with our kids about cats! I know it was chaotic that day and yet we still received personal attention and we grateful, being new to cats.

I also want to show my appreciation for the follow up support. The paperwork they hand out with the adoptions tells you what to look for and who to call at any sign of illness. I also hear that they run this shelter out of a house and yet they encourage you to call any time day or night if you are worried about your new kitten! That's commitment!

Our experience was great and we plan to send all of our friends to adopt from here.

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We adopted a pair of kittens three weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the people at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project! The staff at the adoption day was friendly and informative - we had a "personal shopper" volunteer walk us through the store to help us buy everything we needed, the papers they gave us describe exactly what to feed and how to care for the kittens, we even got a DVD to watch with our kids about cats! I know it was chaotic that day and yet we still received personal attention and we grateful, being new to cats.

I also want to show my appreciation for the follow up support. The paperwork they hand out with the adoptions tells you what to look for and who to call at any sign of illness. I also hear that they run this shelter out of a house and yet they encourage you to call any time day or night if you are worried about your new kitten! That's commitment!

Our experience was great and we plan to send all of our friends to adopt from here.

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Just wanted to express my gratitude to these wonderful people - I have had nothing but positive experiences with the people at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. I have volunteered for over a year now and helped dozens of kittens and cats find good homes. I applaud the thourough screening process and individual attention the potential adopters receieve. The shelter is safe and the feline friends are well taken care of. Thank you for all the work you do - Westfield could not be luckier to have you.

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Just wanted to express my gratitude to these wonderful people - I have had nothing but positive experiences with the people at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. I have volunteered for over a year now and helped dozens of kittens and cats find good homes. I applaud the thourough screening process and individual attention the potential adopters receieve. The shelter is safe and the feline friends are well taken care of. Thank you for all the work you do - Westfield could not be luckier to have you.

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I have been working with the group for a few years now. Denise and Roger are wonderful people. They have rescued and found homes for over 2,000 cats and kittens in the almost three years that they have been running their shelter. The MSPCA has been over there many times and has given Denis and Roger compliments on how well the place is run and how clean the place is.
What needs to happen now is people need to be responsible and spay and neuter their animals. There are many programs out there that will help families.
It is unfortunate, that the little kitten died. I do not think it was panleuk, but it is possible. One kitten out of 2,000 is a pretty positive turnout.
Again, my condolences to that family. I am sorry for your loss, but it is not fair to condem anyone is a worthy cause.

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I have been working with the group for a few years now. Denise and Roger are wonderful people. They have rescued and found homes for over 2,000 cats and kittens in the almost three years that they have been running their shelter. The MSPCA has been over there many times and has given Denis and Roger compliments on how well the place is run and how clean the place is.
What needs to happen now is people need to be responsible and spay and neuter their animals. There are many programs out there that will help families.
It is unfortunate, that the little kitten died. I do not think it was panleuk, but it is possible. One kitten out of 2,000 is a pretty positive turnout.
Again, my condolences to that family. I am sorry for your loss, but it is not fair to condem anyone is a worthy cause.

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I met Denise and Roger a year ago when I adopted my kitty,Joey. I was still heartbroken from the loss of my two twelve year old sister cats that had died-one from congenital heart failure, the other from cancer. I never thought I would fill the hole left in my heart-until I visited Denise at the shelter. She sat and listened to my story, and cried with me. I was so moved by Denise's passion for what she does, that I asked if I could volunteer at the shelter. It was a short time later that I adopted my second love, Lyla, from the shelter; she had delivered to kittens, and needed a good home. She now as one, and my broken heart has healed. I have no words to adequately thank Denise for her part in that healing. No one can imagine the devotion, love, and care the unwanted and abandoned animals in Westfield receive through Denise's efforts. I do-I have seen in first hand.
To the woman who lost the kitten- I am sorry for your grief. I have been there. It is human nature to strike out, but your anger is misplaced. We have ONE no kill-shelter in Westfield. Let's appreciate it!

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I met Denise and Roger a year ago when I adopted my kitty,Joey. I was still heartbroken from the loss of my two twelve year old sister cats that had died-one from congenital heart failure, the other from cancer. I never thought I would fill the hole left in my heart-until I visited Denise at the shelter. She sat and listened to my story, and cried with me. I was so moved by Denise's passion for what she does, that I asked if I could volunteer at the shelter. It was a short time later that I adopted my second love, Lyla, from the shelter; she had delivered to kittens, and needed a good home. She now as one, and my broken heart has healed. I have no words to adequately thank Denise for her part in that healing. No one can imagine the devotion, love, and care the unwanted and abandoned animals in Westfield receive through Denise's efforts. I do-I have seen in first hand.
To the woman who lost the kitten- I am sorry for your grief. I have been there. It is human nature to strike out, but your anger is misplaced. We have ONE no kill-shelter in Westfield. Let's appreciate it!

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We adopted our two kittens from there, the transition was smooth. The shelter gave great advice and were nice and friendly. They are very good to the cats and kittens they have there. I'd recommend adopting from them.

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We adopted our two kittens from there, the transition was smooth. The shelter gave great advice and were nice and friendly. They are very good to the cats and kittens they have there. I'd recommend adopting from them.

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