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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.

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!!

Happy Tails: Harvey

 
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Harvey was dumped at one of our vets. We offered to help the veterinarian in rehoming him and planned to show him at the Best Friends Adoption Event, but a potential adopter, Gina, who lives out on Long Island inquired after spotting him on the All Paws site. Gina had to have her cat put to sleep last February and is still devastated over the loss. He was also a rescue. She had an interest in adopting an older cat so Harvey fit the bill. He is about 13 years old and is a great, big Persian. Gina went to visit Harvey on two Saturdays. The rest is a love story.

Gina says “He follows me around and seems to really love one of my chihuahuas. I have four other furry family members. He fits right in just perfectly. He now has a forever home with me and I will make sure that he lives a happy life. He has already brought great joy into my life.”

Happy Tail – Lovely Lily

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Lilly (on the right) enjoying her fur-ever home

Lilly was found one freezing cold night outside about 4 winters ago by a woman who happened to see her as she was driving by in Brooklyn. She was covered in ice and shivering. This woman was a dog lover who had never had a cat before and didn’t know much about them, but she knew that if she didn’t rescue her from the cold she wouldn’t live through the night.

She had no idea how to get her into her car but fortunately the second she opened her door and called for her, Lilly jumped right in! Her rescuer contacted All Sentient Beings who then placed Lilly with a foster.

Nine months later Lilly was adopted! She is such a wise kitty. Tracey, her furr-ever mom says “now that I know her I’m not surprised she was smart enough to accept this kindness from a complete stranger.” Lilly is also an extremely gentle and affectionate cat. It was clear to everyone that she wasn’t feral. When living with her foster she was the only cat allowed to hang out with the dogs. She has such a calm demeanor and is extremely respectful to everyone she meets. “She really is the perfect cat,” says her mom, Tracey.

Within 2 days of bringing Lilly into Tracey’s home she felt comfortable leaving her alone with her cat and dog without supervision because they all got along so well from the start. She fit in perfectly, and quickly bonded with her other cat. They snuggle up together every day. “Lilly is such a special and beautiful being, and we all love and adore her so much!” says Tracey.

Hooray for Lilly!

Beautiful Clementine is living on the Street : UPDATED

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UPDATED: Good news! Clementine has been rescued and adopted. Many thanks to all who helped.  More on her story will be posted in the future.

From one of our partners:

Clementine is so sad being out on the street.

Beautiful black and grey tabby with soft thick fur and green eyes is looking for the gift of a home this holiday.  She is very sweet and obviously not feral – probably lost or abandoned.  For the past few weeks, Clementine (named by the coffee shop staff)  has been seen regularly outside a coffee shop  She looks to be 8 or 9 years old, and in fairly good condtion. She is being fed 3 days a week by Ari, who works at Manhattanville. You can contact Ari directly at enelra.rayas@gmail.com with a copy to janecrosscreative@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!

Happy Tail: Amber finds her Fur-ever Home

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Amber is a very lucky kitty.  A kind “Posting Lady” (someone who posts pleas for rescue animals, online) found her in her Astoria, NY neighborhood and realized she was a friendly, good kitty who just needed to find a home.

She fed her, asked around for help and ASB came to her assistance. We paid for the vetting once Amber was trapped, which wasn’t too hard at all, being a hungry kitty who recognized a kind person. Then ASB found an equally kind and generous person way up in Boston who thought she could find her a home amongst her potential adopters up there.

We got the kitty a ride to Boston and next thing we knew, she had a home.

What a lucky cat: everything came together for her in ways it rarely does!

Lil’ Tommie

Tom, a 4 week old kitten who was terrified and in really bad shape. Photo #1 is his official portrait – October, 2013.

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Day #1 – Lil Tomme was delivered; he is shaking, falling over, seems very weak! He cannot eat on his own, I am using a syringe with A-D mixed with KMR powder.  No wonder he’s so thin – he couldn’t eat the food that was just placed in front of him at the “shelter” because he seems a bit spastic. However, his purr machine works really well after I feed him.

Day #5  – Lil Tommie tries to play.  I have introduced him to the other cats, and he is even getting to know Cookie (dog) and very interested in everyone. Many cats groom him – you can tell that he loves it; Lil Tommie loves purry cats, he waddles right up to them and cuddles up. He looks great today – photo #2 – a lot better today!

Day # 9 – Lil Tommy is becoming very, very playful, and because of it, I noticed that he’s not quite well developed for his age, plays like a 3-week old kitten, very uncoordinated – I hope it’s not a neurological problem. Maybe it’s because he was so malnourished – will give him a few more days to rest up and get his strength, then get him checked out. He does function quite well, eats, drinks (dunks his nose into the bowl over and over), uses litter box successfully, which is the most important!

8 months later – Tommie was a BIG boy when he was neutered two months ago (May28)!  Photo #3 -You should see Lil Tommie now – he is the most beautiful, affectionate, loving sweet baby – at least, he thinks he’s a baby! Everyone treats him like a “baby”,  Zelda (our first death-row rescue, became his mommie; she grooms him to this day, he pushes his head toward her, and off she goes. Rhys was his daddy, they always slept together in their round little bed, now he’s more of an uncle – but everyone takes care of him now. CH (cerebellar hypoplasia) was not diagnosed at the kill-shelter – they thought that this teeny, ratty-looking baby was just weak.  Lil Tommie lifts his feet up high when he walks slowly; when he tries to run, he lifts them even higher – he looks almost like a horse! We planned on finding him a good home, but after serious consideration, we decided that in his condition, he was better off in this good home and with all the cats who already love him!

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Vivi Lights Up Her Furrever Home!

Rebecca says “…..my little Siamese gem … (her name is Vivi) is the light of my little apartment and makes coming home a joy every day. Everyone who visits love her and in fact, she inspired two of my friends to get kitties of their own! She’s got so much personality and spunk, I adore her and would never give her up.

I’m attaching a picture of her to show how much she’s grown!”

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15 year old Patches found his furrever home!

This old guy hasn’t had it easy, but Patches finally found his furrever home! Adopter Janelle says, “Thank you so much for saving Patches. I feel very lucky to have such a great cat companion. Everyone who meets him comments on what a great cuddler he is, so I included some photographic evidence!”

 

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Patches with an ASB foster, Rupert

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Patches cuddles with his favorite stuffed animal

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He’ll cuddle with the nearest arm or leg

Happy Tail from adopter Cathie

Dear All Sentient Beings,

I wanted to write to you to express my gratitude for my two dear cats, Monkey and Lotus.  I adopted them exactly one year ago from you and the three of us could not be happier.  They are beautiful.  They are healthy, loving cats and at times little devils.  I am so happy to have them in my life. Thank you all once again for all your wonderful work.

Best wishes for 2014.
Cathie, Lotus & Monkey

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