Saving Animals & Finding Homes
We are pleased to welcome you Winstol kitten shelter.
Winstol kitten shelter has been founded in 2008 and since then it is successfully working in growing of Maine Coon cats. At the origin of the cattery there is a story of the advent of a gorgeous cat, which for her noble color has got the name – Pearl. The White Maine Coon is a rare phenomenon. The exceptional beauty, emphasizing the breed traits, has become the high start from which our life has started.
Winstol kitten shelter is the monobreed cattery which is the part of FC “Alliance” and performs its tribal activities in accordance with the tribal position of the club. Focusing on the derivation of the one breed we have been able to achieve really good results. The breeding work with our pets is aimed at obtaining offspring with good health, stable psyche and the external traits which correspond to the standard. In addition, we are serious about preserving the historical look of Maine Coon: it is a large, powerful and severe “farm” cat.Within the cattery DreamCoon there is the distinction of habitats of cats – so we control every mating, excluding the casual relationships. The country house, in which the cattery is located, helps us to accommodate all the pets according to the requirements of personal space. The pregnant Maine Coon cats and the newborn kittens live separately as they need around the clock care and control.
We pay special attention to the appearance of the pets. We have achieved significant results in the breeding of Maine Coons with the striking exterior; the proof of this is the numerous victories at the international exhibitions in USA, Europe, Asia, Russia.
Remember, every self-respecting breeder shows his pets at the special exhibitions and shows. Any excuses based on the negative attitude to such events, say that there are no real results on the breeding of this cattery that is often the consequence of negligence and the lack of professionalism.
DreamCoon is registered in the European WCF and American system TICA. Our pets have repeatedly received high marks of the experts.
We have three core programs at Winstol kitten shelter:
1. Rescue, Rehabilitation, Adopt
Our intake is focused on transferring animals from local municipal shelters – working together, we can save more lives and help destigmatize some of the beliefs about municipal shelters and the animals that are there. We provide all necessary and appropriate medical attention for acute and/or chronic conditions as well as high-quality and age appropriate wet and dry food for all our rescued animals. Shy animals are socialized and young animals are taught appropriate behaviors. The goal of this program is to find loving forever homes for each animal regardless of how long that may take.
This adoption center is for cats only and is a bright and happy space. Additionally, we have occupied the cat adoption room at the North Brunswick PetSmart continuously since 2010.
Over the last 5 reported years (2013-2017), Middlesex County shelters (that reported intake and outcomes) have an average save rate for cats of 81.5% based on the average intake of 2,712 cats and euthanasia of 539 cats.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an accepted method of stabilizing the community cat (feral cat) population. These are cats that are not socialized and generally do not easily handle living inside, with people. They are comfortable in their outdoor home and should not be considered homeless. TNR involves educating feeders/homeowners, trapping the cats, sterilization, vaccination, and microchipping, ear-tipping (to easily identify them as sterilized), and returning the cats back to their outdoor home. TNR projects can be labor intensive and KCZD volunteers work on community cat colonies when time permits.
To further the TNR of community cats in our area, the Snip + Chip Program was created in 2018. This program works with an established TNR clinic and local trappers, feeders, and homeowners. Involving the community increases education and reduces the burden of these projects from our volunteers. Several dates are set aside with the clinic exclusively for this program.
3. Humane Education
The goals of our outreach/humane education program are to inspire the public, especially children, to have compassion for animals while learning about proper care and treatment, trap-neuter-return for community cats, as well as volunteering. Karma Cat + Zen Dog volunteers organize and present short programs to a wide range of audiences. Many of these sessions are held at our Milltown Adoption Center so the participants can have some fun and interactive time with the adoptable cats.
The mission of the WINSTOL KITTEN SHELTER Rescue Society is to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals. We will help decrease the number of cats and dogs being destroyed in kill shelters through the work of our adoption, trap-neuter-return, and education programs.
The vision of the Karma WINSTOL KITTEN SHELTER Rescue Society is a world where every companion animal is respected, fed, warm, happy, and not in danger of being killed because it is temporarily homeless.
WINSTIL KITTEN SHELTER vows to treat all persons with respect and consideration – regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age or national origin.