Welcome to the Wishful Thinking Endeavors, Fuzzbucket Farm - Cat Rescue and Sanctuary 501(c)(3) website!
Wishful Thinking Endeavors is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) all volunteer-based animal rescue. At Wishful Thinking Endeavors (WTE), our mission is to provide a no-kill environment for mistreated and unwanted felines, promoting the placement of our cats with responsible, loving families and if necessary, a lifetime refuge in our sanctuary.
WTE, lovingly known as Fuzzbucket Farm by our volunteers and supporters, is a Miami Valley Ohio organization aiming to improve the quality of life for cats (and the occasional domestic dog, rabbit or duck), and also serve the community in raising consciousness towards the protection and care of our beloved pets. Begun as a personal endeavor to help control a cat overpopulation issue on a horse farm, our founder has actively rescued and found forever homes for hundreds of felines for over 15 years.
Our main facility, a combined sanctuary and adoption center, presently houses 100 cats and three dogs, along with one satellite sanctuary housing 35 cats. We also support several feral/stray cat colonies, feeding roughly 65 other cats. Help us make a difference!
Ari was found behind an apartment complex living off garbage, along with his daddy, brother, and little sister. All were rescued and have been receiving love treatments here at WTE for the past year. Ari and his brother Lil' Bear romp and play together well with the other cats. Their sister, Cybil, is still shy and timid around people, but plays with her brothers and the other kitties just fine. Ari loves to chase the other kitties, which sometimes doesn't go over really well since he is the only one having fun, but he doesn't seem to mind the occasional glare or two. But if the kitty then turns and chases him, you could swear you see a smile flash across his face!
Ozzie was found with a feral/stray cat population in and around a foreclosed home. He lived underneath the home in holes dug out in the crawl space. He was caught with three adult males, four sisters, three brothers, and one mommy. We found several other deceased cats and kittens as well who had long succumbed to the bitter Ohio winter. He is a lovable kitty who will always pose for a head scritch. He is getting used to being picked up and held; not so much a lap kitty....yet! He loves romping and investigating and plays well with the other cats, but will always fall in line for a good head rub and of course, food.
Conner loves cuddles. He and his brother, Paddy, followed his feral mommy into our garage one stormy night. We didn't know they all were there when we closed the door, but found them come morning and decided to help them out a bit.
Given his laid back personality, he enjoys playing with the other kitties, both young and old. He still is unsure about grown men and young children, but he is a delight to watch as he checks out all the nooks and crannies he can.
Conner has some of the softest, thickest, and silkiest fur we have ever loved to pet.
Oh, and you cannot ignore the importance of food in Conner’s life. Boy, does he love FOOD!Since Conner and Paddy are so very close, would you find it in your heart to love them both? They enjoy each others company and comfort, snoozing together in the same cushion and grooming each other each day. They would be very happy forever brothers if they could go to the same home.
Paddy loves to run and play with all the other kitties. His brother, Conner, and his mommy, Mama Valerie, were found in our garage after a snowy night. We didn’t know they all were there, so down came the garage door and in they stayed. We found them the next day wandering around and checking out the birdseed, so we helped them out a bit.
Paddy has some of the most beautiful striped markings, and he is close to silver/gray in color, with a thick silky feel to his coat.
He loves to sleep in his ferret hammock, even though it is too small for him now (shhhh, he still thinks he’s tiny), so I’m sure he will put a request in for a hammock at his new home, or at least plenty of baskets to try out. Paddy can still startle easily but is a sweetheart and loves scritches like his brother, and of course, FOOD!Paddy is very close to his brother, Conner, and relies on him for comfort when he is scared, so if you would find it in your heart to keep them together, they ...read more about PADDY
Cybil, along with her daddy and two brothers, were found behind an apartment complex living off garbage. All were rescued and have been receiving love treatments here over the past year.
Cybil is a shy kitty, but loves to play with her brothers and other cats as long as there aren’t too many. She has not blossomed out of her shell yet, but we know it may take a bit more time for her.
One thing about Cybil, she has the biggest, roundest eyes for such a small round face we have ever seen...it simply is adorable!
She is a lovebug and enjoys good belly rubs and a warm lap. It may take a bit of TLC to get her there, but she will be yours forever.
Lil’ Bear was found along with his brother, sister and daddy, behind an apartment complex living off garbage. All were rescued and have been receiving TLC treatments here for the past year.
Lil’ Bear and his brother Ari romp and play together well with the other cats. Their sister, Cybil, is still shy and timid around people, but plays with her brothers and the other kitties just fine.
Lil’ Bear finds a play toy in anything, from his neighbor’s tail, his own toes, his litter, or even shadows on the wall.
He is a laidback soul, enjoys a warm lap and sunbeam, and loves being carried around because he can see more things that way with less work!
Easter wandered up on the porch while we were renovating a foreclosure one Easter (and the name stuck). It was a very crisp and windy night. She was carrying half a stale hotdog bun in her mouth and was very thin. When she saw us, she dropped her bun and ran away very scared to hide in the pine trees. My fiancé went on home that evening and I waited to catch her. It didn’t take long; she was very hungry and shivering with cold.
She is such the little lady, and probably one of the sweetest most lovable cats you could possibly imagine. She is a petite kitty with delicate features - from her tiny nose to her tiny toes, so irresistible.
She loves cuddles and every step she takes, she kneads with those tiny toes. She hasn’t found anything she doesn’t love. And if you hang one of those dangling elastic mouse toys from a doorway, she will entertain herself and you all day….literally.
Maestro was found wandering in a Huber Heights neighborhood one winter, begging for food. We found him living under a shed, along with a couple of other kitties for warmth. There were many foreclosed homes in the area, so we figured Maestro and the others had been dumped to fend for themselves.
Now, Maestro is a robust, healthy young boy who definitely enjoys the free food handouts and ample water. He loves to carry on a conversation with you when he is hungry, or when he thinks you need company.
He also enjoys playing with all our other kitties, both young and old.
Maestro is a real sweetheart and would be a lap kitty if given a chance.
Miss Kitty Kitty came to us from a dog breeder who found her hiding in a debris pile in the middle of an old corn field.
She is probably between 4-6 yrs old and has a bit of a hard time here because she is a people cat, not necessarily a multi-cat home kitty. Miss Kitty Kitty enjoys being petted and a good lap or a warm sofa spot, loves to climb on top of something and watch the goings-on, but doesn't like other kitties getting in her way.
She was fostered for a bit by the dog breeder who breeds chihuahuas until we could make room for her, and seemed to have picked up a few chirpy noises while there. We have never heard a cat make some of these noises and it's quite cute to listen to her "talk" to you.
Miss Kitty Kitty came to us front declawed and does not like dogs of any size and would appreciate being the only cat, possibly would adjust to one other cat in the house (we don't know; she just doesn't like as many as we have in our facility).
Once adopted, keeping things q...read more about MISS KITTY KITTY
Missy is one of four kittens born during a cold and blustery October storm. Luckily, their mommy, Mama Madeleine, knew that she needed to find dry shelter quickly and was able to find it in the warmth and safety of a Centerville couple’s garage. Missy, along with her sisters Savannah and Meg, and her brother Simba, were all born healthy, safe, and loved.
Missy loves to play with her sister, Savannah. She is a very bright kitty, figuring out how to open and play with different toys. Missy loves to investigate nooks and crannies and has fun watching her fellow kitties get into trouble (she is always too smart to get busted!)
Any mouse toys, string, jingle bells, rolled up socks, and boogies are fair game!
Once settled in a new home, we know that she would be a lap kitty; she loves to curl up on a warm spot and doesn't mind watching a bit of TV. Since Missy and her sister, Savannah, are so close, we ask that you open your heart to both so that they can be together, fo...read more about MISSY
Remi was left behind in Huber Heights when her previous family decided they no longer wanted her anymore. She was found hiding with Maestro and Roselyn beneath a shed for shelter and warmth. She was skinny, wet and very cold. Chances are, she was a victim of foreclosure.
Now, despite an obsession with food, which is probably based on the fear that she won’t have anything ever again after each meal, she has grown into a beautiful snuggle bug who likes to pat at people and other cats.
She loves investigating boxes, paper bags, or anything worth a second look. She enjoys playing with any toy provided, especially that darn Red Laser Dot (which we lovingly call the Red Bug)! And getting along with other kitties is easy for her, as she romps around with anyone who suits her fancy.
She is a very busy cat and loves running around with maybe one or two other kitties at a time, with someone who will chase her as much as she chases them.
Rosalyn was found under a private shed in Huber Heights, hiding with two other kitties for warmth. There were several foreclosed homes in the area, so Rosalyn and her two companions may have known each other, or may have just kept each other company after they found themselves homeless.
Rosalyn is a doll and truly loves people. She is not fond of other kitties so much because she wants to be all yours. She yearns for human touch and attention and would easily sit with you for free scritches. Rosalyn can be active as well and will fall at your feet for attention, and when you reach down she'll give you a love nibble and tease you more by dashing off, hoping you'll follow her.
She is a tiny little thing, all gray, with one little patch of white on her throat.
Rosalyn loves to climb and get as high as she can, so a cat tree or two will be a favorite perch for her. But watch those kitchen cabinets...she likes to find her way up there for a look see, then cries for you to help he...read more about ROSALYN
Savannah is one of four kittens born during a fierce and cold October storm. Luckily, their mommy, Mama Madeleine, knew that she needed to find shelter quickly and was able to find it in the warmth and safety of a Centerville couple’s garage. Savannah, along with her sisters Missy and Meg, and her brother Simba, were all born healthy, safe, and loved.
Savannah is definitely a girl and if she had pigtails, they’d be all decked out with bows. She loves to climb as high as she can go, and enjoys running back and forth after her sister Missy.
Savannah has an adorable butterscotch colored blaze down her nose, which helps give her a playful, alert expression. She enjoys a nice rubdown, will purr when she sees you coming, and loves a good chase with that darn Red Laser Dot (which we like to call the Red Bug).
Any mouse toys, string, jingle bells - she can entertain herself and others for hours...and she loves to stuff any toy into any shoe she finds.Since she and her sister, Mi...read more about SAVANNAH
Sweet Pea was discovered in the middle of Xenia one afternoon during a fast-food stop. My family parked to eat and watched as a young kitten crawled up out of a storm drain to dart along a busy road to raid a hotel's garbage dumpster. She would snag something, then dart back and down the drain she'd go. That night my fiance and I returned to set up shop. We waited and waited for her to get hungry and curious enough to walk into the carrier (we didn't have a Have-A-Heart trap with us yet so we were trying it the hard way). I was perched quietly just a few feet away, ready for quick action. It took a couple of hours but she finally walked in to eat the pile of soft food and I sprang to quickly close the door on a shocked and scared kitty.
Beginning as a feral kitten, she has come a long way in a little over a year. She is a beautiful kitty, small but long and lean, and smart as a button. She loves to run and play with other...read more about SWEET PEA
Diva is a doll! She and her two sisters came to us late one night when they were only two weeks old. The people who called us were desperate. A cleaning lady had found them in the sofa of an abandoned home and had put them in a bucket and left them by a stop sign. The neighbors found them when they were walking their dog and started calling around for help. Two of the kittens were doing alright, but one of them was failing due to a terrible wormy belly. We took them in, cleaned them up, fed them and loved them and they have become gems! Diva was given her name because she always had to have the bottle just right during feeding times...if the milk was a little too cool or too warm, she'd fuss....if the bottle wasn't placed at the exact angle, she'd fuss...if you didn't hold her so both front feet could grasp the bottle and both back feet and bottom were nestled in the palm of the other hand, she'd fuss. Fast forward to now, she still ...read more about Diva
Pipsie is such a love!! She and her two sisters came to us late one night when they were only two weeks old. The people who called us were desperate. A cleaning lady had found them in the sofa of an abandoned home and had put them in a bucket and left them by a stop sign. The neighbors found them when they were walking their dog and started calling around for help. Two of the kittens were doing alright, but Pipsie was failing due to a terrible wormy belly. We took them in, cleaned them up, fed them and loved them and they have become gems! Pipsie (short for Pipsqueak) was the runt for the longest time. She had to be seperated from her sisters for a few weeks because they were so much more active and bigger than her. We picked her up a small stuffed raccoon to snuggle with it and she loved it. Once she caught up with energy levels and size, she and her sisters found each other again. Pipsie loves loves loves, and still has more to offer. Sh...read more about PIPSIE