Cookie Donation from Room 6

A wonderful group of preschoolers from Room 6 at the Manchester Preschool Center took on a thoughtful project of making some homemade dog cookies for the sweet pooches at the Our Companions Animal Sanctuary – and they were a hit! We are so grateful for the small hands that have made these dogs so very happy! They were even sure to list the ingredients that were in the treats so we would be able to avoid any potential allergy issues. These kids are some super smart cookies!!


These Easter Eggs taste a little like…



A very brave (or possibly very foolish) bunny dropped by the Sanctuary a little early  this week to give our kitties a tasty Easter treat:


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Just to add a little holiday spirit, the Easter bunny dropped by and hid some eggs around the Sanctuary for our kitties to “hunt”.

Once they caught on to what was hidden inside those eggs (some tasty, smelly chicken)-  the hunt began!


Chrissy caught on quickly, and just as quickly learned that this game should NOT  be a team effort.

Hazel, making sure no one is moving in on her kill,  quickly enjoys her tasty egg (opened with a little human help)

Masons not exactly sure what he’s looking at but it sure does smell yummy.

And of course -there’s always one in the crowd:   Monty is enjoying that  favorite cat pastime …  playing with the packaging.  Again, proof that just about anything makes a good cat toy.


While Monty is clearly  having a great deal of fun  with those empty eggs,  Sophie, on the other hand, thought what was on the inside was a little more fun for her.

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In the end, the bunny managed to make a few friends here at the Sanctuary.  But when the time came she was all too ready to hop along.

(Mason was getting just a bit too cozy for her comfort).


Take a lesson from the kitties and have a little fun on your Easter holiday.

Can you tell us when?

They tell us we’re perfect in every way.

They tell us we’ve got stunning looks.

They tell us we do everything right:  we’re sweet, affectionate, playful and would make loyal and loving companions.

They tell us we’ve been rescued…………..

……Then why are we still waiting?




Found in the fall of 2013, hanging around outside on someones property.  At first they thought he was feral, running away whenever they approached.

Then there were times they caught him peering through their kitchen slider.

After a few weeks he began to accept their food and finally their friendship.  He spent the winter on their porch with an insulated house and heated bed.

Unable to keep him because they already had many other cats he came to the Sanctuary in January of 2015- he is still here waiting…

Described as a Velcro kitty- he loves being near people, sitting in their lap,sleeping in their bed  always purring contentedly.  He’s snuggly, lovable and entertaining – even learning new tricks- trying desperately to find a way into someones heart.




Her previous home was filled with loud arguments and scary situations. Then she was abandoned and tossed outside when her “family” was evicted.  The neighbors stepped in to feed her and reached out for help as they also had cats of their own.

She came to the sanctuary in December of 2015.  After  her various health issues were addressed and she was able to rest, relax and feel good again, her true personality as an affectionate, sweet, and loving cat came out. -She still prefers to be treated like a princess of course.


We want the chance to share our lives with that special someone-

We promise to greet you loyally every night when you come home.  we’ll sit with you and listen to you tell us the stories of your day.

Share your love with us and we’ll promise to love you back – forever.

Let us be your one and only……


Now -when will they tell us that we finally have a home?

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Freedom at last



Who is cone free and happy as can be?   After an unfortunate set back on her first follow up appointment, (she had to have another small procedure done),  Snickers is finally happy to be home with her buddy Barry and resting comfortably .

Of course her priority was an extended and thorough grooming session and then a nice relaxing nap -Ah the joys of just getting back to being a cat.


Their new family was overjoyed and couldn’t wait to finally bring them home – They will be joining another former member of our Sanctuary that we called Cookie-probably best remembered for her beautiful kittens.


Wishing them all happy, healthy lives in their new




We also were happy and able to welcome several new kitties to the Sanctuary:

Molly and Sprinkles and Sophie:


Molly and Sprinkles are adorable and friendly girls that readily mixed in with our other cats while Sophie – well, she’s a little diva that just prefers her own space – she is so living up to that charming tortie image.

We’ll check back soon with updates on our current crew.