New Year New Words – Ace

Ace came to us, one of many cats rescued from a rural property near Sundre. Even at 4ish years old he is a smaller cat and leverages his size and sleek black coat to blend into the background as the great observer. Ace has a big heart and part of his kind nature is to oversee the well-being of all he considers his family, cat or human.

When Ace is nowhere to be seen, best check in the feral kitten room. There is a good chance he snuck in there to snuggle with the wee ones. Ace hopes they will find an attentive adoring daddy to be as good as their mama. When we could not locate a couple of cats, Ace was right there calling out, singing “the song of his people,” as a beacon to guide the wayward ones back until they reappeared.

Not surprisingly, Ace’s words for 2021 are:

  • FAMILY: to have trusted cats and people to care for as only a gentle, fatherly soul can do
  • APPRECIATION: to know my caring ways are acknowledged and recognized as an important member of the family
  • PROMISE: I will never again have to worry for myself and those I loves

If you would like to learn more about gentle Ace or welcome him in your family, please fill out an adoption application.


New Year New Words – Julio and Ricki

Julio and Ricki didn’t take much time to decide on their words for 2021. They are the same words this understandably bonded pair have used every year since we’ve known them. Why change something that has seen them through some tough times?

  • COMMITMENT– we are here for each other through good times and bad, through difficulties, disruptions and detours
  • STABILITY – no matter the curve balls thrown our way, we are each other’s rock to depend on
  • LOYALTY – those we love are a priority

Julio and Ricki were found in the middle of rural nowhere. Possibly dumped. Possibly left to be barn cats and trying to find their way home. Whatever the reason for being there, they had been thrown into a circumstance where survival wasn’t going to last very long.

Fast forward into being FRFA cats, Julio and Ricki thought they hit the jackpot after being adopted and settled into their new home. Their journey had come full circle.

Not so fast for this pair. Luck would not last forever. Three years later we welcomed Julio and Ricki back to the shelter after their adopters couldn’t keep them anymore for medical reasons.

Julio continues to watch over and care for Ricki much like a big brother. Ricki adores and sticks by Julio as a younger brother does. They still hold out hope for a home, knowing their words will get them through anything between now and then.

If you would like to learn more about Julio and Ricki or turn their luck for good welcoming them into your home, please fill out an adoption application.

Julio / Ricki Photo credit: Thomas Ooms

New Year New Words – Molly

Molly came to FRFA in 2019 from another organization where she wasn’t thriving and overlooked for adoption. We don’t have any details of Molly’s background although it didn’t take long to figure out there had to be taunting and tormenting in her past.

In a caring and patient foster home, Molly is beginning to believe that people can also come in a “good” version. She is ready for 2021 to be the year she can finally be herself. To support this journey the words she chose were:

  • ME: to remember I matter
  • FRIENDSHIP: to remember others care for me and will keep me safe
  • KINDNESS: to remember I am worthy of love and kindness from others without living in fear something bad will happen

If you would like to learn more about Molly or welcome her into your family and help her live her words, please complete an adoption application.


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