From time to time, our beloved Birmans have trouble with their owners. The owners may no longer be able to care for or keep their cats. Sometimes this is due to death (of owner), disability, prolonged hospital stays or other issues that put them in a situation where they can no longer keep their beloved pet.

The Birman Rescue Fund helps to cover expenses when NBF is assisting in relocating these beautiful cats to their new home. Often expenses may include: transportation costs, vet fees, etc.


Bugsy is a 6 year old Birman who has been in a CT shelter for too long. He needs to be an only pet and not around small children. Because Bugsy doesn’t get along with other cats, he is caged most of the time and hates it. He is currently on Prozac. When allowed to socialize with people, he is very affectionate, loves to be petted and brushed, and is a lap kitty. When Bugsy must be returned to his cage, he is easy to pick up and return there. He has been vetted and is up to date on vaccinations. Bugsy is on CD canned and dried food diet to decrease risk of urinary issues. Other than the one medication, he is healthy with no other current problems.


Help, Toronto! My dad needs to part with my beautiful purebred Birman boy in Toronto! Can you help? He’s sweet, quirky, fluffy, and loving. He also loves the ladies, and will do best with a female owner to cuddle — preferably in a nice and peaceful home without dogs, cats, or kids. Mack’s 11 years old, in great health with shots up to date, and he has a very gentle, affectionate, and sometimes silly personality. He gives cute little head buts on your head or up your arms when you reach to pet him, and he loves to curl up beside you in bed and put his paw in your hand. His undercoat can get knots if he’s not brushed, but he’s otherwise a low maintenance cat who will be sure to make you laugh and steal your heart!

If you are interested and believe you may be able to offer these special Birmans a loving forever home they need, please contact Susan Gingrich at or Laurie Ormsby at NBF Rescue.

Or contact:
Ellen Emerson, Cat Adoption Coordinator
Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT
203-750-9572 x 102

It is the goal of every NBF member to keep our beloved cats out of shelters. So, we work together to find foster homes while we locate permanent new homes for these kitties.

The Birman Rescue Coordinator is: Laurie Ormsby and may be reached by email at:, phone (emergency only): 916 966-3230. Our backup is Susan Gingrich and may be reached at:

100% of donations are used entirely for rescue purposes. Please donate today! Donations can be mailed to Carolyn or you can use the PayPal link below.

Carolyn Prucha
W9141 Blue Spruce Lane
Cambridge, WI 53523