A year ago a local news story changed my life. The details of 69 cats rescued from hoarder hell prompted swift action. Nothing drives me crazier than seeing the suffering of animals but I dreaded going to shelter to help. I’m used to working with small groups or one cat at a time, not hundreds. But this was one time writing a
Pablo, okay maybe his last name isn’t Picasso, but he is waiting for a forever home. He’ll be happy to take on any last name from Smith, Sanchez to Schwartz. You see he’s an artiste, a survivor who has lived plenty in his two short years. I remember spotting him in a crate at the New Rochelle Humane Society shortly
Good news! Finally, the last of Nou Nou’s siblings, Uma was moved from a cage to the big cage-free room at the New Rochelle Humane Society. She’s understandably nervous having lived in a cage since being rescued from a hoarder last June. I’m optimistic she will blossom and be adoptable soon. Nou Nou has turned into quite the princess and
We have a special shelter volunteer edition this week. During the holiday season most of us revel in the warmth of our homes with family and friends and that includes pets, if we’re lucky. Many will think of adopting a cute kitten but a more purrfect gift would be an older cat or one that’s been at a shelter way
TOP Breaking Cat News How a microchip saved a kitten who mysteriously traveled 3,000 Miles. If you think indoor-only cats don’t need to be micro-chipped, this story from the Portland Press Herald may convince you. On Halloween, a kitten named Spice darted out the door in New Mexico only to be found 10 days later in Portland, Maine. Our Caturday Recap
It’s Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month and the oldest cat at the shelter I volunteer is a fabulous 15. A frequent reason for older cats turning up at shelters is the death of their owner. That was the case for the strikingly handsome B.W. He’s a black and white tuxie and who knows what his initials stand for. I made up Barney
Black Cat Week continues all week to raise awareness of black cats. Today is the annual Be The Change For Animals, a campaign where bloggers share animal related causes important to them. It’s also a blog hop with like-minded pet bloggers. We can’t change the lives of all animals but imagine if we all changed the life of just one
Our shelter volunteer feature is short and sweet this week. First a HAPPY dance! Kenai, the Snowshoe rescued from a hoarder was ADOPTED! What would you name this young ginger and cream boy? October is a time of pumpkins and spice and all things nice like this sweet ginger and cream boy. I’ve never met an ginger or orange cat
My shelter muse, the Angel Gray Boy must be smiling from kitty heaven. His cage mate Joe Hardy, the ginger and cream guy with miles of style found a home. We featured Joe a few weeks ago and he graced our Happy Cat month poster. Good luck Joe, in your happy new home! When I first met the pair in
Meet the #adorableadoptables feline odd couple.
We’re passionately against declawing of cats and happy to announce the Paw Project, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization’s new 57 minute documentary, titled “The Paw Project,” is now available on Netflix. The dramatic film aims to educate the public about the harmful consequences of feline declawing. The Paw Project movie trailer can be viewed at http://www.pawprojectmovie.com/. For more information, please visit http://www.PawProject.org Our
We’re excited to announce our new weekly shelter adoption feature “Adorable Adoptables”. These are the cats I’m working with at the New Rochelle Humane Society including many recently rescued from a horrific hoarding incident near me. To see all the posts about these cats plus hoarding, behavior and adoption tips, check out our new category SHELTER CATS in our footer
When it rains it pours and it’s raining cats at my local shelter. When I last updated about the hoarder rescue they were getting down to under 50 cats but the other day someone dumped 15 more cats at the New Rochelle Humane. They were unsocialized, in rough shape with lots of eye infections. The entire shelter staff and volunteers
This is the first in a series of articles on animal hoarding.