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UPDATE: Lucca has a foster home – but we still need help with his medical expenses:

UPDATE: A kind person has come forward and offered to provide Lucca with a safe, loving foster home in which to heal.  He is still in need of a purrmanent, fur-ever home and we are still in need of some help to pay his significant and ongoing medical expenses.

Won’t you kindly share his story with anyone you feel might be willing to help? Thank you!

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Lucca (formerly known as Mitty Kitty) came to us from the shelter where he was on “death row.” You can see from the video below why lots of people urged us to save him:

We were able to pull him, place him in a temporary foster home and take care of his vetting and neutering while we worked to find him a fur-ever home.

Once he had healed from his neutering he was adopted by a couple in Brooklyn. However, after a few days they returned him to us. He was placed back into the temporary foster, but his skin condition had deteriorated due to the stress of being in an unfriendly adoption.

The subsequent dermatological issues are presumed stemming from shelter and exacerbated by a difficult adoption. But whatever the cause, at some point along the way, he was exposed to ringworm (a fungal infection very common in cats and having nothing to do with worms) and the stress of bouncing from shelter to foster, to adopter and back again has compromised his immune system and allowed the infection to spread quickly.

So now this handsome, cuddly darling has gone from this ….

 

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To this …

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The vet has assured us that Lucca has a good prognosis with treatment.  However, he has to be treated at their office right now because his temporary foster home has other cats that would be at risk for the infection.  This means that we are currently paying daily boarding fees in addition to his medicine and treatment costs.

Lucca needs your help: 

The vet has assured us that Lucca has a good prognosis with treatment. However, he has to be treated at their office right now because his temporary foster home has other cats that would be at risk for the infection. This means that we are currently paying daily boarding fees in addition to his medicine and treatment costs.

Lucca needs your help:

Most importantly: Please share this post with anyone you think might be able to foster or adopt this darling boy. During his healing and treatment period he would need to be in a home without other pets, small children or anyone with a compromised immune system.

If you could find it in your heart to donate to his health care, please go to:: ASB PayPal

LUCCA THANKS YOU!!!

All Sentient Beings, Inc.

 

Meet our Seniors – and make them yours!

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Michou: 15 and going strong!

 

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Neko- 12 years young!

These senior guys look and act very young for their years.  They are both health, social and ready for their fur-ever homes.

If you need some convincing, here is a list of the benefits of adopting senior cats:  https://www.pethub.com/article/6-benefits-adopting-older-cat-0

If you are interested, please fill out an adoption application, or call/email for more information.

Thank You for Your Past Support

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Click here to make a donation through PayPal

June 2016

To Our Valued Friends, Donors and Supporters,

I am writing to ask you to consider a mid-year contribution to our Annual Fund.

Your fully tax-deductible contribution of any amount would provide immediate and vital support for all of our organization’s operations. We ALL are receiving so very many of these appeals, increasing each year, from worthy non-profit causes and organizations. How to prioritize? A few dollars to each or a big sum to one and then, which one?! I’ve discovered that with the recent downfall and ensuing personal hardships, some kind people are sending $1-5 per cat pledges to those of us who Pull from the Shelter, as they can’t afford a big donation to anyone anymore. And on top of this situation, we have the (gulp!) election this Fall!

If it helps to know where your contribution, however small, would be applied, here’s an example:

$35-$50: A month’s food supply for 1 fostered cat 

$50-$75: 1 low-cost spay/neuter

$100-$150: Litter and food for 2 cats for 2 weeks

$250 + up: 10 days of boarding for an animal not within a foster home or a portion of a vet bill.

Any time a cat comes into our system, their initial vet cost varies between $100 -$1000

As you can see, the everyday needs of our animals rely on your generous contributions. We have been in operation for over two decades but this is only our 7th year of offering tax-deductions, since receiving our non-profit status from the IRS.

You can help us now by making an instant donation through PayPal.

Click here to make a donation through PayPal

Or you can send a check directly to:

All Sentient Beings, Inc.
454 W. 46 Street, #2BS
New York, New York 10036

Please include your email address if you send a check.

All Sentient Beings exists for the animals’ welfare and well-being. As an information/resource clearinghouse, we offer assistance to people no longer able to commit to the care of their beloved pets. A salient point in our mission is to educate and inform the public, especially in light of the current economic downturn. We offer advice on Pet Trusts and Advance Directives, so that pets aren’t left behind when their Person dies or becomes too ill to remain at home.By educating the public, we hope that these efforts will reap greater benefits in the near future.

We also counsel on holistic animal care, culling from our vast resources. As cat rescue and placement facilitators, we help locate foster carers for some of the many cats on euthanasia lists at the shelters. We also post flyers and listings for the hundreds of cats we rescue or receive from other rescuers. This entails the screening, home visits and maintaining communication with our adopters. If you’d like to learn more about some of the cats we’ve rescued and found good homes for this year, check out our web site atwww.AnimalLoversNetwork.org.

With your support, will will continue our work of rescue and education, through lobbying and concerned activism, as well as by joining forces with larger, more established organizations. But the financial turbulence we are all experiencing, means we have to work harder to receive support for this work. Through it all, we remain committed to fulfilling our mission and thus come to you at this time. Please would you help us speak for those who cannot speak for themselves? Join us in trying to save the universe, one paw at a time! Your year-end gift will be an act of love for All Beings. Thank you for considering a gift to our Semi-Annual Fund.

With gratitude,

Ms Gregg Mayer
President
All Sentient Beings,Inc.
(Animal Rescue, Information Clearinghouse)
All Sentient Beings, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States
http://www.AnimalLoversNetwork.org
voicemail: 888-717-7474
fax: 773-337-5446
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Meet Jaxon and Elliot

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Jaxon and her brother Elliot were two very feral, frighted little kittens when they arrived at their Foster Mom’s place two months ago.  She has worked wonders with them and reports that they are playful, lots of fun and ready for adoption.  They are only now at the stage where they are allowing petting, but with a little patience and love from an experienced adopter they will be the purr-fect house cats.

Find them (and our other adoptable darlings) here:

http://animalloversnetwork.org/gallery-current-adoption-listing/

UPDATE: Jethro has found the Purr-fect Home

 

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Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our efforts to help sweet Jethro, one of our “special needs” kittens.  Jethro came to us with auditory and visual problems, but was coping very well with the help of his “service cat” Merce.  Unfortunately, he  began to suffer seizures a few months ago and had to be hospitalized for tests and treatments.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors*, the doctors were able to perform an MRI on Jethie to try to get down to the bottom of what might be causing the seizure condition.  We were hoping for something as simple and treatable as epilepsy, but the scan revealed brain damage that was not reversible.  The doctors worked on adjusting his seizure medications and after a few tweaks (and some trial and error) they have been able to find a dose that has kept our boy seizure-free for a few weeks now.  Very good news!

The best news of all is that Jethro has been adopted by a retired nurse who is able to be at home with him all day and has the background, knowledge and experience to keep our boy as healthy as he can be.  He has made fast friends with the other cats in her household and is happy, thriving and as adorable as ever.  The doctors feel that his life might not be as long as some other cats, but it looks like the quality will definitely make up for the quantity.

Thanks again for all of  your generosity and support.

*We will be leaving Jethro’s YouCaring page up because some of his medical bills are still outstanding.

Jethro Is a Fighter – But He Needs Your Help to Keep Going

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This is our Facebook “cover boy” Jethro. He’s been in ICU for days after suffering multiple seizures. He should be coming home soon and we are optimistic that he will do well on anti-seizure meds. Please share and help if you can.  We’ve set up a YouCaring page for him here:  https://www.youcaring.com/jethro-471330  We will post updates on his progress there, on FaceBook and here.

 

Many thanks for spreading the word.

 

Happy Tail: Marina

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Little Marina was Pulled from Death Row recently along with her Mama and now the two are the lucky new best friends of the resident animals of new Mom Joan upstate in the beautiful Adirondacks. They can watch the snow from the safety of their warm home (yes, it was snowing there already in early November!) and play, sleep and eat in comfort.

 

Thank you, Joan, for agreeing to give this family an early Christmas present!!

Chico – A Cautionary “Tail”

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The Irresistible Chico

 

Back in early September, one of our wonderful volunteers saw a post about Chico online and fell in love with him. Can you blame her? Look at that smile! Gaze into those eyes! She was horrified to discover that he was on the “to be destroyed” list at NYC ACC, and had only hours to live. Our volunteer worked tirelessly round the clock to find Chico a home so that All Sentient Beings could get him pulled in time to save him. We were all thrilled when the perfect home materialized for him, and we were able to save Chico’s life! We thought we had facilitated a match made in heaven.

Our intrepid volunteer drove the handsome Chico (14 hrs round-trip from her out-of-state home – at her own expense) to his new adopter, a retired police officer who was absolutely in love with him. She did the home visit herself and was very impressed with the gentleman. He had adopted pit bulls before, was in love with the breed, and was very experienced dealing them. It had all the makings of another ASB “Happy Tail.”

And then it all went wrong

Unfortunately, the adopter called our volunteer a month later, fighting back tears, to report that – without first notifying ASB- he had already returned Chico directly to the ACC- reportedly because Chico had repeatedly displayed concerning aggressive behavior.

When NYC ACC subsequently re-listed Chico on the “to be destroyed” list, ASB was prepared to re-pull him, and did in fact submit a pull request to ACC. However, because of the behavioral issues that had been reported to us, we knew that we could not responsibly re-home Chico without his first undergoing careful assessment, observation, and possible intensive training. We began in earnest to find a solution that would save Chico’s life without possibly putting others at risk.

In the course of exploring the best option for Chico, ASB reached out to Pound Hounds, with the hope that he might eventually be reunited with his sister, Leah, whom Pound Hounds had pulled. Although the two could not be reunited at this time, it was decided that Pound Hounds had greater resources to address the specialized needs of pit bulls, and were better prepared to deal with behavioral issues such as those that Chico had reportedly exhibited. Pound Hounds and ASB agreed that it was in Chico’s best interest that Pound Hounds pull him, and arranged for any pledges ASB had collected on behalf of Chico to be transferred to Pound Hounds.

We were very pleased to have reached this arrangement, and believe it represents the best possible outcome for Chico. ASB is very grateful to Pound Hounds and to all those who worked so hard and donated the funds to help save Chico and insure him the best possible chance at a happy life.

This is where we get to the cautionary part of the “tail”: when word got out that Chico had been returned to the ACC a few (undoubtedly well-intentioned) folks became alarmed and jumped to the wrong conclusions. They assumed that ASB had been responsible for allowing Chico to be placed back at the ACC. We received hate-filled emails and some people even posted their accusations online and on social media. At some point the word got out that Chico was safe and sound at Pound Hounds, but it was erroneously reported that ASB had nothing to do with his placement there. This could not be farther from the truth, as the folks at Pound Hounds will confirm.

So ends our “tail” – with a word of caution for all of us who care about animals and want to really help them:

We are all on the same side here. At All Sentient Beings we have dedicated ourselves to rescuing as many animals as possible and work tirelessly to place them into loving, fur-ever homes. Please rest assured – if we are aware that one of our animals is in danger, we take action immediately. If we are not aware and someone informs us (via phone or email), we will be very grateful for the intervention and we will take action immediately.

Assuming the worse, becoming belligerent or publicly posting accusatory comments on social media or the internet is not going to help the animals, nor our efforts to save them. We need to work together in good faith in order to do what is best for these vulnerable creatures.

We appreciate your understanding, and so does Chico, who (as of this posting) can now be found – safe and sound – here at Pound Hounds, to whom we are very grateful.