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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.

Meet Merce and Jethro

UPDATE:  Jethro is hospitalized in ICU due to seizures.  Click here for more information or to help. Thank you!

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Jethro

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Merce is a young kitty not yet a year old. He is neutered, healthy, and sweet-natured. Jethro is 3 to 4 months old and is physically healthy but has vision, aural, and sensory complications. The two have closely bonded and are looking for the right home to take them in!

For more information please call 888-717-7474

Beautiful Camilla

UPDATE: Camilla is adopted! :)

 

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This is Camilla, the beautiful spayed, healthy 4 year old that we Pulled from Death Row a few weeks ago. She still has no home and is getting fed-up being in a cage.
We are desperate for a loving home for her and our other young adult, long-haired cats. Please let us know if you can help!!

Thank you.

All Sentient Beings, Inc.
888 717 7474

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.”

Super Adoption Event Continues All Weekend

Here are some photos from today’s event:

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Toons shows her best side as she waits for her forever home

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Mystery surveys the crowd from her perch.

Come say hello to these sweet girls and the other pets that are up for adoption at this event. We will be here all weekend:

Best Friends Super Adoption Event this weekend in New York

The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Friday, 4-8pm
Saturday, 11am-7pm
Sunday, 11am-7pm

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A Plea for Julius

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A few months ago we rescued Julius from a high kill shelter in NY. We were told he was healthy – however after picking him up we noticed that he was ill. After phone calls we were lucky to find a kind vet that was willing to care for Julius at cost price. Julius needed to have a feeding tube and other expensive procedures. Now he’s healthy and ready for his forever home. And we need to pay the vet bill.

He’s an adorable boy with a strong personality. He needs some socializing, a lot of time and patience but is quite the character and will make a great pet for someone who understands how to work with him.

Please donate – any amount would help – and share with your friends.

http://www.gofundme.com/ma7l0c

Thank you,

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!

Socializing a Shy Cat

Catster has a very helpful article with tips on socializing a shy cat:

Have you had this experience? You’re thrilled about your new cat, and you’re anxious to give her the loving forever-home and warm lap you know she’s been yearning for. But as soon as you open the carrier, she flees. For days, you see no sign of her, except maybe some food missing from the dish or some pee in the litter box. Or maybe you start looking under furniture and, in the farthest, darkest corner under your sofa, you see a pair of terrified golden-green eyes staring at you.

 

Read the rest here:

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-training-behavior-tips-socializing-shy-cats

 

Check out our current adoptable pets list here:

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

Tiny Tim

 Tiny Tim …. looking for his furever home.