Thoughts on Grieving an Animal

This post was written by Catfé manager Marie Perreault I always say that grieving the loss of an animal is a special kind of grief. Not “good” special; special in that it is unlike any other grief we experience as humans. The first animal I ever lost was my sweet...

Thank You, Alley Cat Allies!

Last week, we announced that we are recent recipients of an Emergency Grant from Alley Cat Allies. The COVID-19 pandemic, and its accompanying shut-down, has certainly been an emergency for many small businesses – FCS included. Our Catfé Lounge remains closed to...
Saying Goodbye to Chloe

Saying Goodbye to Chloe

Chloe was a shy, scrawny, sneezy little thing when we first spotted her at the Detroit Humane Society in the summer of 2007. I’d been lobbying my parents to adopt a kitten after our long-time family cat passed away earlier in the year. Lucky for Chloe, she was flanked...
The Story of Tulip and Daffodil

The Story of Tulip and Daffodil

The following article is a guest post by Carl Zerweck – the Executive Director of Rippling Hope and volunteer for the Ferndale Cat Shelter. March 12, 2018 was a typical cold and blustery Detroit winter morning when Tulip and Daffodil first came into my life....