JUDE: “Please help! Bryn,
a 4 month old rescued puppy is now on life support with double pneumonia.
Foster Network aka BAFN is
suddenly overwhelmed with urgent and unexpected expenses.
Our expected slow time this winter never came with the recent
rescue of 15 dogs, including 6 puppies. Pulled from a damp, cramped,
feces-covered cellar which existed as a profit center for their “guardian"
it was an awful situation, Bryn is now in the trusted hands of the
Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group of Brooklyn, NY. Bryn's bill is
expected to come to close to $4,000. Brooklyn Animal Foster Network, 2522
E. 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11235, Sincerely yours, Laurie Bleier,
Director 917-754-3537* * *
HEY JUDE: I
have two rescued cats that need responsible homes.
Melvin, is a neutered 1yr old male, playful, friendly,
likes other pets. Baily, is a 4 yr old neutered male, playful,
spontaneous, funny, okay with docile cats not dogs. Their orange and
white markings are magical, they look like twins. Mandie Muscato,
Straycat413@aol.com * * *
Your pooches will enjoy fun, run and sun at the following
Dog runs. Dog
law requires dogs to be on a leash 6 feet or shorter at all times, except
during designated off-leash hours in designated areas. Owners must be in
control of their dogs at all times. Dispose of dog waste properly. Dogs
are never allowed in playgrounds, on bridle paths, on ball fields, or
other designated sports areas. There are no off-leash areas at the Parade
Ground. Do not allow dogs to dig - holes create trip hazards. To protect
wildlife habitats, dogs must always be leashed and on stay on paths when
in wooded areas. Dogs are allowed in the water at the Lake adjacent to the
Peninsula meadow during off-leash hours.
Update:Prince Charming, the rescued nine week old kitty, adopted by
Susan Pulaski, of Bay Ridge. “It was love at first sight. After
seeing his photo in Jude’s column, I called Teresa Romano, and
set up an appointment to meet my Prince Charming. Immediately,
my heart did the happy dance.” *** Janice Foti from Furry
Friends Pet Care, Dyker Heights,
received condolence telephone calls from Loretta living in
Bensonhurst and Theresa residing in Bay Ridge, after
reading In Loving Memory of Lucy in the February 9 issue
of Muffin’s column. Janice re-connected with old friends.
& Save Hot Line Numbers""***Shelters
311 for Animal Care and
Control aka ACC…ASPCA: 212-876-7700…
Bide-A-Wee: 212-532-4455…Humane Society: 212-752-4840…
North Shore: 516-883-7575 Emergency
Animal Medical Center: 212-838-7053 Miscellaneous
212-876-7700 X HELP…
Cat Trap Rental: 718-833-7988…Turtle Rescue: 917-734-0442
Lost & Found: 311…
Pet Line: 800-564-5704…ASPCA: 212-876-7700…ACC:
311…Muffin’s Pet Connection: 718-833-7988 Check with local police,
vets and groomers. Where permitted, post fliers with pets photo.
*** Discount Spaying/Neutering Certificates: muffins.org
Hey Jude: Help! My
Wonderful 2-year-old cat Seymour needs a new home. I will be moving
soon, and am unable to bring him with me. He is and is very
affectionate, outgoing, and playful, loves chasing string and fake
mice! He is neutered, healthy, and up to date on all his shots. He
gets on well both as a solo cat and as a companion to other cats. I
would like to give him directly to a new owner rather than subject
him to an overcrowded or kill shelter. If interested, please contact
Amy @917-974-9798 or email@example.com. I
will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks.
Muffin’s Thanks: Lillian Marino, former of Brooklynite, now a
Seattle Washington resident, subsidizes MAMA feral cat TNR coupons
for her brother. Mobile Vet in Bensonhurst performs the surgery.
Lillian tries from 3,000 miles away to reduce the cat over
population situation in Brooklyn. Spay one female cat, and prevent
the birth of 100 unwanted, starving kittens.
Pet Amber Alert.com - Lost: February 13, 2011 Navy, a 2 year old, 40
pound, 21” tall, female Portuguese Water dog, is black with white
chest. She is very sweet and probably really scared. She just
arrived from Iowa last week. Her chip number might be:
497-756-4C5A. Reward for safe return. Please contact:
347-385-4043 Hotline: 877-875-PETS
On February 7, 2011 DR
suffered a major
heart attack. He was the beloved veterinarian from Dr. Sinha's Animal
Clinic at 1946 Bath Avenue. He is survived by his wife and three young
children. His wife is having their fourth baby in April. Dr.
Tab as he was affectionately called, worked closely
with animal rescuers. He will be missed.
not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." -Roger Caras
former ASPCA President Hey
“I read your column all the time and wanted to share my feelings about
Bernie, my twelve year old orange tabby cat and how he is helping me
to keep balance in my life. Ken, my husband of thirty-two years
passed away. There are a lot of changes going on in my life, and I do
not know if I am ready for them, yet. For decades, Ken and I shared
our love of Rottweilers, birds and one kitty together. All, but
Bernie have walked over the
Bridge. I sit here with my memories of Rambo my favorite Rotty. Her
soulful eyes reached the center of my being. I had never experienced
that kind of love connection before. She made my heart dance. With a
sadness and void in my heart, I gaze into Bernie’s green eyes, and see
his soul. He is very special to me. He usually does what he wants to
do; he is so joyful and playful.
him from Narrows Animal Hospital when he was six weeks old.
brought up around dogs, and I almost taught him to bark. He is funny
and shares himself with me. When I am sitting at the table and he
wants my attention, Bernie jumps up on my shoulders, purring and
purring, and stays there. I observe him rubbing his territory,
getting ready to
his mark. He is very smart, and he lets me know when he is hungry by
pointing to his bowl. Like all cats, Bernie is obsessed with
cleanliness. Any sounds he hears, he puts his tail and ears up with
full attentiveness, a trait he undoubtedly learned from his Rotty
family. He knows how to fetch and play ball. Oh, yeah! Like me, he
loves his Hagen Daz ice cream, too. When he senses I am down, as my
daily life can be overwhelming to me, he comes over and licks my
fingers, letting me know, he is here for me. I have God, my poetry
and Bernie. He certainly is a special kind of pet. I have not come
across any other cat like my Bernie. He comforts me, and I feed him,
I think I got the better deal. We are going to make it, my Bernie and
Me!” – Written by Jan E. Schneider -
UPDATE ALERT: NURSING/NEW MOTHER CATS CAN GET PREGNANT-
surgery it was discovered that CATE a new mother cat, was
carrying eight fetuses. Fabio from the Animal Clinic of 20th
Avenue confirmed this. While her litter of five, five week old kittens
was being weaned, CATE returned to work at the Newspaper stand in
Bensonhurst. Within two weeks she became pregnant again. The
vicious cycle of unwanted kitten births can be stopped: SPAY one female
cat and prevent the birth of 100 starving, homeless kittens. Be a part of
the solution. Visit muffins.org for more information.
JUDE: “Hi there,
I'm Prince ("Charming"). I am a very handsome solid black male kitten,
with a fluffy tail. I am ULTRA friendly to kittens, cats and small dogs
as well! I love to play and chase, and chase again. I am very gentle on
the hands to people. I am a lover, I purr with delight. I was one of
five kittens born to a very sweet mommy cat, which was not spayed in
time. But I was saved along with my mom by Teresa my foster mother. We
were born in her warm bathroom, and had plenty of food, vitamins and
LOVE. My mom CATE is now spayed and lives with her family in a home. I
am looking for a new friend who will fall for my charm, and adopt me into
a loving life that I would become accustomed to. Please call my foster
mom, MAMA T at 347-587-2378.
BROOKLYN ANIMAL FOSTER NETWORK and KIKI’s
PET SPA & BOUTIQUE: present
HOMELESS PET ADOPTIONS Saturdays Noon- 6pm many rescued adorable cats and
cuddly dogs need a friend, need a responsible home, need you. 60
Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Please call Laurie Bleier
347-725-4027 Mention that you read about their adoption event in the
HOME REPORTER newspaper, Muffin’s column.
SEAN CASEY’S ANIMAL RESCUE ADOPTION EVENT AT ANIMAL KIND VETERINAY
as we are hosted by the North Shore Animal League Adoption Van and Animal
Kind Veterinary Hospital for a day of adoptions. On Thursday February 10,
2011 we will be at 365 7th Avenue (between 10th & 11th Streets) in Park
Slope, Brooklyn from 2pm to 7pm.
Come meet your new best friend or just say hello!
DEAR JUDE: NURSING/NEW MOTHER CATS CAN GET PREGNANT: Cate,
three year old tuxedo cat has a job. She is employed by a twenty-four
hour newsstand in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to keep vermin at bay, without the
use of poisons. Her owner hesitated getting her spayed. When I learned
she was pregnant, I gave her prenatal care with vitamins and special
foods. I was available to her for the delivery of five babies. I was
called when she went into labor at 5am November 7th. I rushed her home
where I helped her deliver five kittens. Cate was extremely trusting,
letting me hold her leg up while the tiny tots popped out. Poor Cate went
into heat a week after delivery. Cats are known to conceive during this
precious time. The kitties were weaned at five weeks. Cate had to go back
to work and to allow her milk to dry up, so she could be spayed as soon as
possible. I left her at the store for two weeks. I scheduled with Fabio
at the Animal Clinic of 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Cate’s surgery using
the MAMA coupon, which Muffin’s subsidized. Surgery was performed by Dr.
Swails. During surgery it was discovered she was carrying eight fetuses.
I learned from the shopkeepers that this was her third litter. She was
very skinny and surely would not have survived this large pregnancy so
soon after feeding her family of five.
but Prince, a black male kitten, have been adopted. Cate is spayed, back
at work and gaining a little more weight. She even seems a lot happier
and when I go to check on her she bounces around the store. –
Teresa Romano, from MAMA T’s ANIMAL SERVICES, Bensonhurst. 347-587-2378
LOVING MEMORY: Today, January 21,
2011, it's a very sad day for us. Our beautiful cat, Lucy succumbed to
bladder cancer and she was sent back home. We gave her a very happy and
fulfilling life for six years and we will miss her so much. We are proud
to say though that we will "always love Lucy." Janice and Anthony Foti,
four year old cat is MISSING. He’s an Orange
Tabby Stripped, missing since Sunday January 23, from 99th
Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway. He
is neutered; people friendly. He is vocal; if someone talks to him he may
meow at them. He is a fourteen pound piggy, like Garfield. A bunch of the
cats on the square block of my house have been trapped, released and
tagged. I checked with them and he has not been seen by them. They all
know him; he has been trapped before with food. I also walked around
checked the usual spots and other cat feeding spots that I know. I figure
he has been taken in by someone, or trapped somewhere. I've checked all
the garages on my block for him. Hopefully Phoenix is not freezing to
death locked in somewhere. I'm going to continue to hang signs around the
neighborhood. I have had him since he was three months old. Thank you
again for all your help. Please call Elizabeth
ADOPTION EVENTS: ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL shelter aka ACC:
Rabbit adoptions every Saturday and Sunday at Union Square Petco
2pm-5pm Contact the ACC for more information:
BOOMER BEEN SAVED FROM KILL
SHELTER -GETTING TREATMENT, NEEDS FOSTER/FOREVER HOME ASAP: “Boomer,
forty-five pounds, a Box-Pittie mix, approximately seven years old, was
found hobbling along Queens Blvd, and extremely neglected.
He’s sweet, loving dog who is already showing his personality. He's good
with other dogs, cats, and kids. He loves to play with his ball and
Frisbee. He is house trained; crate trained, walks very well on a leash,
and loves to ride in the car. He shows me what it's like to be loved
unconditionally with his licks, paws on our shoulders, and big brown eyes.
He is already reminding us of how much joy there is in life is we allow
ourselves to experience it.”
Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sohail at 718-873-3309
Government Agency to Kill 80,000 Animals:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released a list of
134 chemicals that will be tested for their potential to interact with
hormone systems and possibly affect the growth or reproduction of animals.The
program for screening these chemicals will take years and kill
approximately 80,000 animals. Please click the link below to urge EPA
Administrator Lisa Jackson to use the ToxCast non-animal program to test
these 134 chemicals. The non-animal program would save thousands of
To take action on this issue, click on the link: 2.peta.org/site/Advocacy?s_oo=AVKThv3V80nDviUi8BIPLw..&id=3455
by:Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Africa's lions are facing habitat loss, poaching, poisoning and other
threats. There are only an estimated 20,000 lions left in the wild — an
alarming decline from the estimated 450,000 that existed in the 1940s.
Without increased conservation efforts extinction could come for the King
of Beasts as soon as 2020. The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act — already
passed in the House — would authorize critical funds for vital efforts to
protect lions and rare animals like snow leopards, Ethiopian wolves,
jaguars and other rare wildlife struggling to survive.
Please urge your senators to help save lions and other struggling animals
and support the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act.
Each year millions of cats die as a result of neglect, cruelty. Right now
there are many more cats being born everyday, than there are good homes.
DEAR JUDE: “Help,
I was walking to
Faicco on 11th Avenue. I heard loud crying that sounded like a
baby or a cat. I could not locate the source of the cries. I heard even
louder and more fretful crying and knew it was definitely a cat. I looked
and looked for the frantic feline. Finally I saw a cat across the
street on the second floor facing the door to one of the condos screaming
loudly. He was cold, frightened, and working himself into a panic. I
tried to get the cat's attention without startling it - God forbid it
should run off! When it saw me it let out the loudest meow I have ever
heard. Reassuringly I said, "Calm down. I'm going to try to find your
owner." The cat rubbed on my legs and sniffed my hand. I rang the bell
again and again. Thank God a Russian woman approached with a baby, saying
in broken English, "Okay, okay." I do not know if she was a baby-sitter
or nanny. Imagine trusting someone in your home and they let your
precious pet out? I tried to tell her that she should never let the cat
out, people steal them; they get spooked and run off. There are so many
dangers out there from evil people, cars, dogs, etc. I do not know if she
understood. I waited until I saw her open the door and the cat run in the
house. This situation has an unsettling ending. Is there anything else
that I should have done or that I should still do?” Cat DeCapua DEAR
CAT: ASPCA ALERT:
Approximately 3 million to 4 million pets are euthanized yearly (70
percent are cats)…
Outdoor cats suffer at humans hands. They are tortured, die in traffic
accidents, eat toxins, or poisoned with
antifreeze. Cats catch diseases, predators hunt and kill them,
fight over territory. Fleas, ticks, mites,
attack outdoor cats –Excerpt from pictures-of-cats.org
Thank you Cat, you saved a house cats life! Please take Derek, your Eel
rescuing husband, and give this column to the cat’s owner. This is a
purrfect way to teach that cats are unsafe outdoors.
SAY NO TO AFRICAN LION BURGERS:
Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Arizona is selling lion burgers in honor of
the World Cup in South Africa. Owner Cameron Selogie claims that since
the lions are farm-raised, it doesn't pose a danger to threatened animals
Serving up farm-raised wildlife creates a demand, which makes it easier
for poachers to get their product onto the market. Lions do not belong as
a novelty item on restaurant menus. Ask the owners of Il Vinaio to take
lion meat off the menu. Pass along this information -Excerpt from
“Hi! My name
I am a
18" - 20" long
honeycombed colored Tessalata AKA
I am lucky
to be alive. A guy in Shepshead Bay put me in a bucket and was going to
throw me down the sewer when my savior came along. Derek took me home
where he and his wife Cat set me up in a temporary tank. I am warm,
comfortable, and well fed munching on live gold fish. They can't keep
me, even though Cat has grown attached to me. I need a large tank (at
least 150-gallon). They hope to find me a good home with someone who
will love me and take care of me.
I hope so, too.”
“Hi, I'm Lovely Lucy and my sister is Jolly Judy. We are looking for a
purrever home together. We are about six to eight months old (our math
is not too good), have been living in Bayside. Our person grandmother is
not capable of taking care of us any longer. We are spayed and have all
our shots, so we are ready to travel! I know when I get a forever home
I will get over being shy and be a loving kitty to you -- Judy will be a
cuddly girl from the start. It will be a challenge to tell us apart, we
look exactly alike. We are light gray. To find out more about us, please
call Lucille (I am named after her!) at 212-888-0468.”
IN THE NEW YEAR WITH HOPE …THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
seven month, twenty-five pound Jack Russell mix, was hit by a car. After
surgery to repair the head of his femur we need to begin addressing the
non-weight bearing lameness of his affected hind leg. If Spuds does not
use the leg much following surgery, scarring will restrict range of hip
motion and leg function. Passive range of motion exercises help flex and
extend the hip following surgery, maximizing its function as soon as
possible. He will need short, slow leash walks early on. Slow walking
more than any other gait will encourage the dog to use the affected leg.
Some dogs recover faster than others. Do you know anyone with experience
or willing to learn, who can help us bring full range of motion back to
Spuds? –Excerpt fromBrooklynFoster
Animal Network Contact Laurie Bleier at
“I have a 13yr old White TurkishAngorathat
I rescued two and a half years ago.Mayahas
recently been diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and requires
medication applied to her ears twice daily (morning/night). She is
spayed and current with her inoculations. My
job requires me to travel, I have no roommates. I am desperately looking
for a new home for her. She
is extremely sweet, doesn't hiss, does not bite. She was declawed
by the previous owner. She loves to love ‘n lounge. I am going
out of town until 2nd of January, but will be leaving again January 6th.
I have been desperately calling no kill shelters, rescue groups and
craigslist, but with no luck. Any info would be appreciated. First
and foremost she needs a new home. Please post this. Thank you so
pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Dog Gives Birth to 17 Puppies:BERLIN
Pet owner thrilled but fatigued after having to bottle feed pups for
several weeks. Their mother couldn't cope with the demand. –Excerpt from
like to thank the Editor, Frank Griffon, and the staff of the Home
For releasing my Poetry in Jude’s, “Muffin’s Pet Connection column.
wish everyone the Happiest of Holidays!
I believe we should start the New Year with a positive state of mind!
Let all the negative things go, and disappear behind.
Concentrate on new ideas for the future year!
Hip hip Hooray! Shout and cheer!
We’re gonna be rockin’-and-rollin’ around here. Written by Jan E.
NEEDS PURREVER HOME:
rescued, not a year old. She’s very lovable black and white tuxedo lap
cat. She has been spayed, inoculated and tested negative for AIDS and
Leukemia. She is scratching post trained. She is not good with other cats,
but is fine with children. She is starving for love and attention.
Contact: Lilo at 1-917-626-4027or
via email atslan13@verizon,
and or text email@example.com
Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal distress, a slowed heartbeat, and
other reactions if ingested, due to the presence of harmful chemicals like
viscotoxins. Although not thought to be fatal, it can cause severe
reactions. In pets, mistletoe may
cause gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular collapse, dyspnea,
bradycardia, erratic behavior, vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood pressure.
PIONTSETTA’S NOT FATAL: The
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals states that
ingestion of poinsettias may cause mild to moderate gastrointestinal tract
irritation, which may include drooling, vomiting, and or diarrhea -- but
nothing severe or fatal. The Society of American Florists worked with the
academic faculty of entomology at OhioState
to thoroughly test all parts of the poinsettia and conclusively
established that there were no adverse effects. In 1975, the United States
Consumer Product Safety Commission denied a petition to require warning
labels for poinsettia plants.
ALOE VERA: Great for burns, but toxic to cats and dogs. If you keep an
aloe plant on hand for burns, make sure to keep it out of reach for your
pets. If ingested it can cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia,
tremors, change in urine color. –Excerpt from Care2
and Kikis Pet Spa & Boutique introduce cats and dogs for adoption.
Visit Saturday’s fromNoonuntil6pmat
60 Broadway, inWilliamsburg,Brooklyn. MeetBeau
a very active seventeen pound, one year old Shih Tzu / Pomeranian Mix
boy. He loves to play with toys, and gets along with other dogs, kids
and cats. One of his favorite places to sit is right by your side on the
couch. Beau will let you pet him for hours. He is very curious and wants
to see everything that's going on. Beau is doggie door trained and walks
well on a leash. Beau is neutered and up to date on all of his
JUDE: “WE LOST OUR DOG:My
boy Skootch,last seen
morning December 10. We
32 Street nearGreenwoodCemetery.
He is a mix about the size of a large reddish Blond Shepherd, with large
Shepherd like-ears. He has a blue collar, but no ID. He’s very gentle.
We are very desperate to find him, as he is my thirteen year old
call Rose or Michael at: 917
282 1353, 917 709 7128
or 718 788 1434
very lovable cat, loves attention and playtime. He was abandoned from a
warm home into the cold streets, gladly accepting our help. He is
currently in foster home, but his time is limited there. Henry gets
along well with kids. He
is less than 1.5 years old, and has plenty of fun in him. He is
neutered, vaccinated and tested negative for FIV and FELV. He is
scratching post trained. He loves to follow people like a puppydog, is
very smart. Henry
is best suited in a home without other cats. He is a Tiger Tabby and
listens to commands. Contact:
Lilo at 1-917-626-4027or
via email atslan13@verizon,
and or text firstname.lastname@example.org
Wontcha please open your heart and home to a rescued kitty? They need a
chance to share their magical purrs with an Angel…YOU! Make this a
purrfect holiday. Your special friend awaits your gentle touch.
I'm "Little One". I was rescued from a horrible life outside. I am
spayed and tested. The bad news is, I tested positive for the FeLV
virus. I really cannot go back outside, I would rather be adopted. I
would love to find a home with nice, loving people.
Here is some information about me that
might interest you: I am about 18 months old, a tuxedo cat, love to be
held, cuddled. I am adorable, playful, sweet, plus, so much more…that's
I cannot have any other cats in the house with me, unless they areFeLV
positive also. I can be around people and dogs since they cannot get
this virus from me; it's only contagious to other felines.Please
help me find a loving home. I will always love and adore you...Love,
"Little One" Please call Linda
MEWS: Ally-Boy has an unknown past. He was dumped in a box with no note
or any info about him. But we can rewrite his future. This five year
neutered and declawed male needs a special home. He would do best with a
mature person or couple that has no other pets but lots of love to
give. He will come around with patience and love. He is being worked
with slowly and has shown improvement. Please give this fellow a
chance. For info call Rita at 646-267-9876.
My name is Lil Grey. I am looking for a forever home. I am an adorable
handsome four month old gray and white male tabby. I am very friendly,
affectionate and playful. I am healthy, Flea-Free, De-Wormed,
Vaccinated, and up-to-date with all my shots. Feline Aids (FIV)
/Leukemia (FELV)-NEGATIVE. If you are interested in adopting Lil Grey
ASSISTANCE RECEPRIANTS ONLY: The
spaying and neutering for cats and dogs to people on Medicaid, Medicare,
or who live in Housing. To find the dates and location of the
sterilization van, please call Chris Keith at 917-484-1804, mention
Muffin’s. Pet owners must have proof of public assistance.
WIN BIG ON ELECTION DAY-HISTORIC VICTORY
the Puppy Mill Capital of America.Missourisupplies
more than 40 percent of all puppies sold in pet stores nationwide.The
which becomes effective in one year, requires that dogs at these
large-scale facilities be provided with sufficient food, clean water,
regular veterinary care, adequate housing and space, and access to regular
exercise. And with passage of Proposition B,Missouribecomes
the fifth state—joiningLouisiana,Oregon,VirginiaandWashington—to
create a limit on the number of intact, adult breeder dogs a commercial
dog breeder may keep. Proposition B reflects a landmark achievement
in the ongoing fight against animal cruelty,” says ASPCA President &
CEO Ed Sayres. “We are proud to have worked diligently on this campaign,
and we celebrate this victory alongside the caring citizens ofMissouri.
The ASPCA is committed to working with local animal welfare groups to help
breeders transition to the new humane standards and find loving homes for
dogs.” –Excerpt from ASPCA.org
OF HEALTH-DUE TO INSIGNIFICANT BUDGETS: DRAMATIC CUTS FOR ANIMALS… 1-failing
to create full service shelters in Queens, and the Bronx,2-
AC&C rescuers and adopters face mounting costs, and animals suffer,
due to overcrowded and disease ridden ACC shelters. 3-Without
proper funding and buildings, the AC&C is unable to provide
Evaluations and Disease Control. –Excerpt
from Shelter Reform Action Committee aka SRAC
HAND SMOKE-DEADLY TO CATS:the
fallout of airborne tar and nicotine lands on his coat, which he is always
licking. In a second-hand smoke environment, a cat is also ingesting
carcinogens directly into his system. Just opening a window isn't enough. –Excerpt
from The Daily Cat Tip
Please Save the Date: Saturday November 6th - a rally at
Washington Square Park to support an end to the killing of cats and
dogs and the reform of the NYC shelter system. Please attend if
you can and pass to others who might be interested in joining us
this day. We need to make a change, we need to save lives.
ASSISTANCE RECEPRIANTS ONLY: The ASPCA offers FREE spaying and
neutering for cats and dogs to people on Medicaid, Medicare, or who
live in Housing. To find the dates and location of the
sterilization van, please call Chris Keith at 917-484-1804, mention
Muffin’s. Pet owners must have proof of public assistance.
Petition to support establishing a dog run in upper Shore Road Park:
have been working with theShore
Road Parks Conservancy. People have inquired
about creating a proper, fenced-in dog run inside upper Shore Road
Park. There are two areas in the park which have been identified as
potential sites. To support the idea of creating a proper dog run in
upper Shore Road Park, sign this on-line petition and spread the
word to your friends and neighbors: shoreroadparks.org/dogrun.html
Thank you!” Justin Lee Brannan,
ADOPT kittens and cats:
BLACKIE and MIDNIGHT brothers - seven week old kittens, hand raised,
adorable, friendly and playful. Okay with older kitties. They have
been de-wormed twice. Prefer to be adopted together. Please call
the Home Reporter…”Melvin
will sell himself once you meet him. He is a vocal amazing one year
old male cat that actually likes taking baths. He is gentle and calm
and gets along with everyone even nice dogs! Let’s hear it for
Melvin! He is neutered…
Fifty is an absolutely stunning lady. She got her name because she
was attacked by a dog when she was a kitten and had several holes in
her stomach that needed to be repaired, just like the rapper 50
Cent. She is social but independent. She’s a wonderful companion, an
adorable friend. She is spayed.” Mandie 718-986-4812
LETTER TO SHOWTIME:Dear
am the Director of Muffin's Pet Connection in NYC. I am appalled by
the ad Showtime is airing, showing a teenage boy holding a blow torch in
one hand and a terrified kitty in the other hand. What message is
this insensitive ad giving? This is not funny at all. Cruelty
to animals is not a laughing matter. There must be another
creative less intrusive way to promote "Shameless" a
television program, as this ad is shameless. What if an angry child
or an imbalanced adult, who after seeing that horrible ad, took it
another step further, and actually torched an innocent animal?Please
re-consider promoting this advertisement.Do
no harm to God's creatures! Respect all animals. Thank you for
your time and consideration. Together, we can make a difference.Jude,
Muffin's, Director, muffins.orgMelinda
Vice President, Business Affairs and ProductionShowtime:10880
Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500Los
twelve and a half year old, feral Calico cat, born May 1998, was fed by
Noreen and me. Westarting
feeding her nine years ago, after a woman in the building trapped,
spayed, vaccinated, and let her out. I started feeding cats after
I adopted Boo, my orange tabby.Noreen
and I tried a few times over the years to re-home her, but Minnie would
not go into a trap. Minnie had been healthy all those years living
outdoors. Sadly, last week something serious happened, she was gone for
a week, returned home with a horrifying infection. She knew I would save
her. When I trapped her she was calm, peaceful. Taking car services back
and forth, she snuggled up in the trap, which was right against me. She
let me put my fingers in the cage, and talk to her. She knew my
love; she must have loved me back in her own way. We waited an
hour and a half at VERG vet's office before Dr. Murphy put her to sleep.
I held Minnie on my lap for twenty minutes; Noreen donated $400.00 for
Minnie’s rescue.” Elyse Karnes.
LOVING MEMORY: Lily,
our wonderful dog, a beautiful blonde Cocker Spaniel, helped
make our home in Dyker Heights a happy place for eleven and
a half wonderful years. At the time she became a part of our
family, Lily, who we nick-named “The Baby” and “Louie”,
was only eight weeks old. Lily was a very loving dog.
She exhibited an extraordinary sense of empathy, seemingly
able to detect when her family members were stressed, going over
to calm them during times of trouble. Lily was loved by
all who knew her, she was a happy dog. Although a small dog,
Lily had a happy-go-lucky trot that shook the floor boards as
she pranced about the house. Lily’s “sister” Maggie, our
other beautiful Cocker Spaniel, was Lily’s companion as they
schemed together to steal food from the table ge e wrong road.
The number of different species are being destroyed and showed…
That man’s way of settling animal problems is totally
An example of this is the “Elimination of Birds in Prospect Park,”
The Polar Bears in the Artic don’t know where to go.
a town inMinnesota,
a Cougar was in a backyard looking at the Crow
The “Deer and Bear Hunt” is on in the mountains, and the
Pheasants are hunted in the lakes.
Lion is almost extinct, thanks to what Man partakes!
I’d like to give a shout-out to the Animal Organizations!
Also, the “Dog and Cat rescuers” for the contributions…
Of successfully helping to save God’s little animals!
In this world of Human cannibals!Written
E. Schneider PET
AMBER ALERT LOSTNovember
5, 2010, was last seen 15 Newcastle Court. Nikki, a female,
six years old, fourteen pound, Westy, needs urgent mediation.
it is my turn toMew
my views on life with MUFFIN'S. I am PeggySue, a stunning,
full-figured, three-legged, semi-feral Russian blue
look-a-like. After I was spayed, my previous owner dumped me in
the basement in Jude’s apartment building. I was starving, skin
and bones, alone, terrified, and scared of the world. How could
this be happening to me? I was born with most of my left paw
missing; I hobble around and run in a flash. From my hiding
place, I noticed a tall gent loading washing machines. He was
humming a 1960’s song, lost in his own world. Cautiously I
glanced out, peeking in his direction. Ooops, he spotted me…” to
my name is Dan Gingold. A few weeks ago my cat Hazel and her
kitten Marty were spayed and neutered using the Muffins discount
for stray cats. I thought I would be able to keep them. It
turns out I am unable to so, due to my work and travel
schedule. I understand that you help people to place pets.
Please help me. Hazel, a black and white tuxedo, is one year
old, sweet, a little shy at first. Marty, white and black spots,
is four months old, curious and playful, sure to turn out very
number is 415 680 5423. Thank
you very much.”
ADDENDUM REGARDING MINNIE’S STORY:“Iwould
like to add on to that terrible night of putting Minnie down. The
office at VERG was very busy. I had to wait a long time; I was
alone and very upset. Dr. Murphy and the other young ladies on
duty that night totally helped me through this nightmare. They
kept me company, were very caring and thoughtful, offering as
much time as I needed to stay with Minnie. I could not have
gotten through this bad time without their kindness. They
sent me personal letters of sympathy, not just the standard card
that vets send out. They will always be in my prayers. Elyse
AMBER ALERT - BLIND CAT LOST OCTOBER 9, 2010: Sammi, a three year old,
male, mostly white with circular gray marks on his left side, is almost
totally white on his right side. His tail and ears are gray. Sammi has
never been out of the house. He was last seen on 66th street
between 5th and 6th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn,
NY. Reward for safe return. Please call 1-347-615-5622 Family is
ASPCA GOES TO BATTLE FOR MISSOURI DOGS.
Known as the “Puppy Mill Capital of America,” Missouri is home to an
estimated 3,000 puppy mills, supplying more than 40 percent of all
puppies sold in pet stores nationwide.“Infections
and disease run rampant, living conditions are often bare and
squalid—these dogs deserve better, we are here to help them get it.”
-says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and
Response. Also known as thePuppy
Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, this landmark measure aims to raise the
standards of care for dogs in Missouri’s commercial breeding
facilities. If passed, Prop B would have revolutionary implications
for puppy mills throughout the country.
DOG FOOD RE-CALL:
Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. recalls certain dry dog food because of
possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs.
The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its
Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry
dog foods sold under THC "BLUE" brand which have the potential to
contain excessive levels of VitaminD.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-523-9114
from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time or visit the bluebuffalo.com/newsfor
information. -Excerpt from FDA Food and Drug Administration-hhs.gov
ASPCA SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN PET TIPS:
Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be
very dangerous for dogs and cats. Symptoms of chocolate ingestion
may include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, as well as increased
thirst, urination and heart rate—even seizures.
ANOTHER BIRD RESCUE: My
mother and I were walking down my block when we saw a pigeon huddled
against our neighbor's front garden wall, clearly distressed and unable
to fly. I picked the pigeon up and put it in the garden where it would
at least be off of the busy sidewalk. I went back, got the bird and put
him into a box with food and water in my private, secure hallway. He
ate immediately. I called Sean Casey and asked him if he would take the
bird. He said, "You got it!" My angel came through again! I didn’t
know if he would survive. I did not leave him to die on a cold, noisy,
crowded sidewalk. At least I rested easy knowing that I had done all
that I could to help this ailing bird. The pigeon survived the night,
looked wonderful this morning, and made it safely to the capable,
nurturing hands of Sean Casey. While cleaning, I found little areas of
pigeon poop in my hallway. Apparently, our injured feathered friend was
up and about and got out of his box during the night. He was clever
enough to go back into his box and look like he'd never left before I
came out into the hall to see him in the morning. Maybe he just wanted
a safe and warm place to stay for the night and some food and water.
This really made me smile. –Cat
ADOPT A SHELTER PET – SAVE A LIFE!
Please join LOVE WANTED 1st
Annual Karen Bladykas Memorial Adoption Event. In July, Karen lost
her battle with cancer. She loved animals and made rescuing them a
part of her daily life. Help us HONOR her memory. Saturday, October
2010 Trinity Church, 91st
Street and 3rd
Avenue, Bay Ridge (across from Foodtown) 11am – 4pm --- Adopt on the
SPOT! Rain or Shine/Proof of ID and residency required.
Shelter is in desperate need of dog food, cat food and blankets!Please
stop by with donations. Animals courtesy of North Shore Animal
League and ACC of NYC.
A VERY SPECIAL CAT:“My
sister rescued a kitten nine years ago that changed my life and many
cats' lives. His name was Simba for the Lion King, we called him Simby.
I met him when he was only a few weeks old. When I held him in my arms I
never felt such a feeling of love, never, perhaps that sounds odd. When
I came home I was very, depressed because I knew I could not see him
often. I was always an animal lover, but when my dog died ten years
before I met Simba, I did not get another pet. I was living alone, and
not in great physical shape. I decided I just could not get a dog
again. But cats need no walking; this should have been a consideration.
I decided to get a kitten from a little shelter. Boo, would sit at the
window. I would sit holding him there, but I was not a window person
before. I never noticed the cats that he was looking at on my big
apartment building lawn. From that day nine years ago I have been
feeding and watering cats, rescuing many cats since Simby breezed into
my life. It also inspired me about donating and fund raising for
Muffins Pet Connection. I have helped a lot of animals through Muffins.
This is all because of Simby, a very special cat that has left for
Heaven. He will live on in our hearts.” –Written by Elyse Karnes as
told to Jude
TRIBUTE TO SIMBA: This is a Tribute to Simba, a nine year old Orange Tabby cat, who
just passed away!
Simba is in a Heavenly way, of which, God has cast…
His Blessings upon Elyse, to continue feeding and rescuing kittens.
Be happy with Boo, and always treat him with delicate mittens!
You may lose a lot in life, I say,
But, don’t ever lose your sense of humor, everyday.
–Written by Jan
LOVING MEMORY: SIMBA’s TRIBUTE
For Elyse Karnes –
Nine year old
SIMBY purrs as he walks
with Jesus and Angels. His legacy of love is etched in your heart, as
his paw print beats eternally. Simby, a little Angel, gave testimony to
God's purrever love. He introduced you to the world of stray cats, and
you cherish your kitty cat rescue journey. Simby purredthe
you, freeing you from anger and resentment, replacing those negative
emotions with compassion and understanding. That was his mission, to
free you. Embrace God's everlasting love and heal. Peace, from Muffin’s
my name is Runt. I have white and brown tint in my black coat. I am
about four to six months old. I am a shy stray kitten. If you can
find it in your heart to bring me home, I can finally stop being
tired and scared of wandering the streets. My dream is to settle
down with a caring person showing them unconditional love. Please
hurry and bring me home. I, my two brothers and sisters are so
afraid, there are two raccoons moving into our territory. HELP! I
don’t want to be a Raccoons din-din.” Contact:
WE GET LETTERS:
“Hi, my name is Blackie; I am black with a white
spot below the chin and light greenish eyes. I am about four to six
months old. I am a shy kitten. If you bring me home and make me part
of your family, you can watch me come out of my shell and see the
real affectionate kitten that I am. I will be purrever grateful,
giving you my unconditional love for the rest of my life. I, my two
brothers and sister are so afraid. There are two big Raccoons moving
into our territory. HELP! We don’t want to be the Raccoons dessert.
Contact: THERESA 518-892-8919
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUFFIN’S: On October 1 & 2nd MUFFIN'S
celebrated 22 years of Animal Community Services; assisting in
finding over 8,600 pawever homes, offering discount spaying and
neutering programs, and Free telephone counseling. –Thank you. Jude
nice happened today. My mother, a very good friend, and I went to
the beach by theConference
Staten Island. As we
walked along in search of sea glass and other treasures, we found
the most beautiful treasure of all: a lovely young pure white dove.
It was huddled at the base of theConference
unable to fly, clearly frightened and hungry. Our friend picked it
up and gave it to me to hold. We obviously could not leave it on
the beach, as a terrible death would have been a certainty. I
carried it to the park ranger’s station. They tried to locate a
Staten Island but
could not. They were able to give us a large tree pot to place the
dove until we could figure out what to do with it. I immediately
took off my shirt,
tank top wasunderneath,
and covered most of the pot so that the dove would not become even
I brought the dove toSean
Casey’s Animal Rescuein
Brooklyn. He carefully took the bird from the pot and examined it.
He told us that someone had clipped the bird's wings so that it
could not fly, then released it. It was otherwise healthy and clean,
though badly in need of food. He put the dove into a cage with a
perch and food and water. The dove ate immediately. Sean promised
to find it a good home. Sean is an angel! I came from the city, and
the express bus had to make its way through some very scary storms.
I thought about the dove and how terrible it would have been if he
had remained without shelter. Imagine being in these terrible
storms alone, hungry, and frightened? Thank you.- Cat DeCapua
six year old, long haired tortoiseshell cat, black, brown, tan, gold
with a distinctive lopsided black streak down her nose. Last seen
Bergen and Bond Street in Boerum Hill. Micro chipped. REWARD if
a dog is unhappy, usually his owner is too!
That’s what animals do.
It’s known that if you’re ill or sad…
Your Pet usually feels bad!
The dog or cat is kinda “whacky, if you’re the nervous type.
Also, if you’re an angry type and continually gripe!
Moods change everyday, as does the weather,
The moon affects man and animals, altogether! Written by Jan E.
“Meow, I'm Creamsicle a blond tabby kitty thrown out of
my home by my owner, I was starved to near death. Living on the
streets is meowy scary! Every night a nice lady came with a plate
of food for me. After a few weeks, I began to feel better, until
that terrible day when I was attacked by a bully cat that nearly cut
off my tail! I'm not a fighter; I don't know how to defend myself.
That nice lady found me all bloody, shaking. She rushed me to
the doctor. I was stitched up and taken care of. I was given all my
shots and fixed too. I cannot stay at the vet’s office much longer.
I'm really a sweet boy who loves to sleep and snuggle. Please
give me a chance, I will meow you forever, Creamsicle. Thank you and
God bless you.”
am a four year old, stunning Calico, saved from near death by MamaT
missy Teresa Romano. I had fleas crawling all over my tiny six week
old body, dysentery, hydration, 102 fever, and blood and pus poured
out of my infected left back paw. I was born without my foot. After
a clean bill of health, Muffin’s became my new family.
PeggySue, a solid gray three-legged cat and Scooter, a gorgeous
Maine Coon mix, were my new roomies. I was hot for Scooter,
his bushy tail turned me on. His large tufted paws sent purrs
quivering through my body as he popped me off the bed. It was
purrs at first sight.”
Crystal is a loving three
or four year old white Pit bull Terrier
with brown spots. She is so
sweet that you’d never guess what a hard life she’s had. Crystal’s owner
abandoned her for two weeks without any food. A foster mom found her,
starving and lonely. Crystal’s foster mom already has her hands full
with two dogs and can’t give Crystal a permanent home with the attention
she deserves. Please consider bringing Crystal into your family. She
gets along great with other dogs, all the people she meets, and children
but shouldn’t live with cats. She has been spayed, is well-trained, and
is perfectly housebroken. If you can not give Crystal a permanent home
but her story tugs at your heartstrings, please contact Drew at
email@example.com or 646.456.7512, if you can foster her until
we can find someone who can, or even for a weekend. Thank you and God
LOST DOG: An
Dog, 50 pounds, white with tan speckles, knee height, lost
September 4, 2010
$100 reward If found please call: 216-409-0706
Small Brown and white
lost Monday September 6, 2010. If you have any information
please call: 347-420-9315 OR 347-420-9313 Reward Offered
HARTZ MOUNTAIN RECALL
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one
specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to
concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been
potentially contaminated withSalmonella.
Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration
in this voluntary recall.
74,700 8-oz bags of
Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot codeBZ0969101E,
UPC number 32700-11519, which were imported by Hartz from a
Brazilian supplier, Bertin S.A.
an organism which can cause serious infections in young children,
frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,
all of whom are at particular risk from exposure and should avoid
handling these products.
Contact Hartz at
1-800-275-1414 with any questions and for information on how to
obtain reimbursement for purchased product. –Excerpt from Hartz
Lucy Tells Tails:
“Now now boys, move over for the real scoop. I am a pretty red-haired,
eight month old gal named Lucy. I live with my brother one-eyed Jack
and two adopted feline friends, three year old Taz and my boyfriend five
year old Benson. When I was introduced to the big rooms after my
initiation time in the bathroom, I ran right up to the biggest boy,
bopped him on the nose and had my paw ready for another. Benson
blushing looked side to side. It was Love-at-first sight. It helped me
gain my status in the house. It was time for the boys club to end, let
the lady rule with an iron paw. The boys fuss, chase each other trying
to look tough, picking who has the biggest whiskers. They need the
feminine touch to get them in line from time to time. There is always
time for canoodle-ing with my boyfriend Benson. Once in a while they
try to get over on me, but I get them in trouble with the MamaT. We
slipped over Mom's jewelry box; I was supposed to be the lookout. They
tossed everything out but I just laid there lookin' pretty, boy did they
get yelled at! MAMAT is still sorting it out.” –Teresa Romano
UPDATE: DAISY IS FREE-
“Sunday I gave Daisy back to nature. My friend,
Sara Thompson, and I took her down to Shore Road, releasing her in a
nice area. It was a beautiful experience to care for Daisy for three
weeks until she grew strong, learned to feed herself and fly. I couldn’t
have accomplished this without the help of my friend Albert Rasch, a
soldier in Afghanistan, guided me through this process. His blog
“Feeding a Baby Mockingbird” is what kept Daisy alive. I hope my
experience will encourage others to take care of wildlife, helping a
little animal in need.
Albert’s blog: trochronicles.blogspot.com/2009/05/feeding-baby-mockingbird-making-formula.html
Special thanks to Muffin’s Pet Connection, who
provided the five starhotelby
lending a birdcage for Daisy to sleep in at night.” -Alexandra Halidisz
are finally admitting that pets make you feel better.
Isn’t it great news that just came out in a letter?
Well, all is good and dandy, but people in apartments still aren’t
allowed a pet!
So, what’s all the hub-bub about healthier, when laws aren’t changed
If you own your own house, then it’s okay.
But if you’re a Renter, it’s not happening today.
There’s always hope that things will change, dontcha know?
The public has to contact local Representatives, in order for a bill
Forever, Dogs and Cats have been considered, “Man’s best friend.”
But, obviously, Man has issues about the subject of “Pets in
Apartments” that we’re unable to bend.
All I can say is that people have to communicate!
Come on people and get going! Don’t wait! Written By Jan E.
Gabby a two
year old, very friendly female Pit Bull was lost on 08/13/2010 around
Sheepshead Bay area. She is brown with dark brown stripes and white
spot on her chest. REWARD $1000 the family is terribly upset.
HELP: BROOKLYN ANIMAL FOSTER NETWORK
foster or adopt lots of loving pets. Five three month old Lab/Pointer
mix puppies…GRACE a seven month old German Shepherd mix, has heart of
gold…PIPER a 1.5 year old Beagle MUSH
FACE…Eight week old fabulous kittens…Fabulous Declawed black Maine Coon
kitty. Please call to meet these furry friends. BAFN will deliver.
the Truth about Animal Hoarding:
Animal hoarding is a complex, intricate social issue with far-reaching
effects that encompass mental health, animal welfare and public safety
concerns. Victims include cats, dogs, reptiles, rodents, birds, exotics,
even farm animals. It’s not clear why people become animal hoarders,
current research suggests the cause is often attachment disorder in
conjunction with personality disorders, paranoia, dementia, depression
and other mental illness. The hoarder does not intend to inflict harm on
animals, in most cases, the hoarder can no longer take care of himself,
much less multiple animals. –Excerpt from aspca.org
& Gamble Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods
Due to Possible Health Risk:The
affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet
retailers throughout theUnited
has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No
salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. Dry pet products include:
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas, Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure,Eukanuba
Custom Care Sensitive SkinFor
further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G
toll-free at 877-340-8823 (Mondaythrough
Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. –Excerpt from the FDA site. RECALLS: Merrick Pet
Squares and Texas Hold'ems 10oz Bag (Item # 60016 All Lots)
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk. ASPCA
Alert: Pets Suffering from Heatstroke in Parked Cars. On a relatively
mild 85-degree day, it takes only 10 minutes for the interior of a car to
reach 102 degrees, within 30 minutes, the inside of the car can be a
staggering 120 degrees. Leaving windows open a few inches does not help. Your
pet can die. Please don’t leave your beloved pets in a parked car.
The life you save, might be your pets. –Excerpt from ASPCA.org
WE ARE NOELLE ‘N BAILEY…looking
for a new home together. We have been buds for about seven years. We are
both front de clawed and spayed. Noelle, a gray tabby is very lovable,
enjoys cuddling, petting, loads of attention. Bailey an orange tabby is
shy. Bailey enjoys brushing, playing with toys, sleeping in the sun. We
are looking for a home with older children or adults. We love to be the
center of attention. We shine in the spotlight. If you could love us, we
could love you back furever.Tracy646-592-3923
JUDE: BIRD RESCUE.
My husband Hektor I took our pooch, Scooby, for a walk. It
was steaming hot outside. Hektor noticed a small little nestling bird
trying to go under a garbage can on the corner of94thstreetandThird
Avenue. She was crawling under the garbage, trying to shield herself from
the blazing sun; she was too small to survive on her own. There was no
nest around that area. We were not going to leave her on the street to die
from the sun, cats or a careless human stepping on her. We picked her up,
taking her to our apartment. Hektor made a little home for her from a
shoebox filling it with soft paper towels, cotton balls. I found Rainbow
Wildlife on theInternet,
received excellent step by step instructions on how to care for orphaned
bird. She needs a lot of protein, which is found in a raw meat, boiled
eggs, soft cooked chicken, dog or cat food. She ate Scooby’s canned dog
food. Little birds are fed by their mother who puts her bleak down on
their throat. We fed her with my tweezers; it is like a bird’s beak.
Feeding our little Daisy, she has a fighting chance to survive. We are
planning to raise her without taming her. Once she can feed herself and
fly with confidence we are taking her down to the park where we will let
lost dogsare found over ten
miles from home.
MEMORY OF ANITA: In
Loving Memory of 75 year old Anita Blando. It's been a long time since
I've met someone as special as Anita. Anita passed away suddenly July
I could fill this article with all of her qualities, compassionate to
both humans and animals, sincere, nurturing, comforting, beautiful
inside and out and many more. She definitely had a glow around her. When
you met her you knew her all your life. She lived life fully, traveled
the world. She was a power of example to other animal rescuers with her
love for all animals and dedication to them all. Anita was full of
life, always on the go, enjoying eating out and even in restaurants they
greeted her with hugs. Her special love was for her cats, though she
also adopted a whale and a wolf, animals were herlife.
I only knew Anita a little over four months but I knew her a lifetime.
We were in the process of neutering her outside cat colony where even
they had the best of everything, a heated garage for the winter! Her
daughter Denise will continue to care for her animals and carry on her
legacy. Anita and I clicked immediately and I felt comfortable to tell
her anything and the same with her. She was a quick judge of people.
After our first conversation she told me, "we will be friends a long
time." I will treasure my time with her all my life, she made a huge
impact on me. Forever, her friend, Teresa Romano
DEAR JUDE: “I Need Love:
Lil' Marble a four month Tortishell kitten,
seeking a new furever home. She lost her first home due to severe human
allergies. Her new Mom could not stop sneezing. Marble fell into a
hole, which took me three days to rescue her. Loves to be held, petted,
and brushed. She is used to children as she had a 10 year old boy who
was her best friend. She has no fear of small dogs.
Please call foster
Mama T at 347-587-2378.
IN LOVING MEMORY: Tommy
10 1/2 yrs. Tommy's
sudden passing saddens Carol and Kevin and Tommy’s feline family. May
he rest in peace. Tommy will be missed, he was much loved. Tommy walks
with the Angels. Love always, Carol and family.
Hi Jude: We are Luca ‘N Lottie rescued kitties that need a furever
My sister Lottie has short white, yellow and gray fur who is a
little bossy with me but very affectionate with our human rescuer. My
fur is also short but black and white. I’m curious and friendly. Our
mom was living in a garage when she was rescued by a kind lady who saw
she was expecting. We were born in her home on April 6thalong
with our brother and sister who have been adopted. We are still
waiting and hoping for our chance to share all our loveable antics
with someone in a furever home of our own. Please
Paola 718 872 5339
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE -
before you break our hearts. Walking the
dog in early AM two weeks ago I came across a Momma Tortie cat and her
two babies. Unfortunately, they were right across from a busy
playground and schoolyard and half a block from an intersection. They
were old enough to run around. I trapped the babies. I am hoping to
catch up to Mom for TNR. Blanca, snowy white, with two black
thumbprints between her ears, is an independent, sweetie, play, play
and more play is her Motto. Her brother BeBe is solid glossy
black. Let me tell you first how a little trouble maker, now a lover,
purrer, wants attention. Typical boy and girl cat antics abound. I
need to find these beauty’s a furever home. Please call MAMA T
(Teresa Romano) at
347-587-2378 Don't let love pass you bye.
CRITTERS NEEDING HOMES: Brooklyn Animal Foster Network, BAFN,
Maxwell a fantastic 9 month old male Retriever mix.
Parents are leaving the country. He is sweet with everyone. Tofosteroradopt
please fill out our applications at brooklynanimalfosternetwork.org
DEAR JUDE: “LOST: 5 LB.
CHIHUAHUA WEARING PINK HARNESS WITH TWO BELLS ON IT…Tinkerbell
was last seen in the park onCropsey
FOR HER SAFE RETURN*She
was scared right out of the dog park on 86th street and 7th Avenue by a
guy who was trying to handle her. Sweet scaredChihuahua
needs to be home with me. She is on medication for her hips and some times
is in a lot of pain. Please return her safely. We are heart broken over
our little girl being gone. She was abused by her last owner, she is
afraid of people especially men. Approach carefully; slowly until you gain
her trust. She is terrified. She does not answer to her name.Please
Call 347-225-1122even if
you see her, call anytime, day or night. Thank you, God Bless!”
have an eleven year oldOrangetabby
He usually does what he wants to, and that’s that!
He was brought up around dogs, and I almost taught him to bark.
Bernie’s habit is rubbing his territory and stating his mark.
Bernie let’s me know when he’s hungry by pointing to his bowl.
When looking in his green eyes, you can see his soul.
Like all cats, Bernie’s obsessed with cleanliness.
Any sounds he hears, he puts his tail and ears up with full attentiveness!
He knows how to fetch and play ball.
Oh, yeah! Like me, he loves his Hagen Daz ice cream, ya’ll.
We have an 8x10 picture of Bernie sitting on the throne,
In a luxurious bathroom, none of which, you’ve known.
Yes, Bernie certainly is a special kind of pet.
I haven’t come across any cat like him, yet! –
Written by Jan E. Schneider
ANIMALS FROM ACCIDENTAL POISONING…Compound
1080 and sodium cyanide are widely used by Wildlife Services to kill
native predators of livestock. Other animals, including endangered
species, pets and people can be accidental victims.Please
sign the petition at Care2 petition site
Karen Bladykas Rest in Peace7/16/10
a heavy heart and many tears
I confirm to you all our biggest fear.
Our hope for a MIRACLE didn’t come,
To her illness Karen did succumb.
We won’t hear her voice, so filled with love,
But now she’ll love us from way above.
To say we’ve lost a fellow animal lover and friend,
Is to painfully acknowledge her life‘s come to an end.
To say these words out loud are painful to me,
For I know her face I will never again see.
Oh how I wish I hadn’t erased her last voicemail to me,
But who could have known the last it would be.
We can’t say goodbye to her because she’s already passed,
But we can keep her alive by making her memory last.
When you see a stray that's down and out,
Remember what Karen was all about.
Helping an unfortunate creature in need,
Is like allowing Karen to take the lead.
Forever I will remember the sound of her voice,
We know that leaving this earth wouldn’t have been her choice.
As a reward for losing the battle she so bravely fought,
It comforts me now to think this thought.
is happily seated,
No longer sad or feeling defeated.
Free of pain and worldly worries,
She’ll spend eternity with her long lost buddies!
I will miss you my very dear friend!
Love Ya, Mary Jo Tobin
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of
its 10oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” pet treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT
#10084TL7 Best by March 24, 2012) because they have the potential to
be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals.
There is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
-Excerpt from pethealthstore.com
DEAR JUDE: “Sugar
is a young male cat about five or six months old. I found him nearby
Coney Island area lying on the street, severely dehydrated, covered
with fleas; he was very weak, not moving, I took him to my vet, he
was treated, neutered, leukemia tested negative, inoculated. Right
now he is in my house, his sweet personality is amazing. He is very
quiet, never touched anything in the house. He just starts playing
and he likes to follow me all around. Definitely he was lost or
somebody put him on the street. I can see he is litter trained. He
loves people. Due to cat overpopulation in my house I already have
three cats; I would like to find a good home for Sugar. He will be a
wonderful house cat”. Angelica Moroz 917-750-3762
SQUEAKY’S REBUTTAL: I
am Kung Fu kitty, a three-year old, rescued femme fatale brown
tabby. I was a street urchin, feared no one, fended for myself. I
lived by my wits; I was skilled at animal and human dodging. When I
tired of 88th
Street and Shore Road, I allowed myself to be picked up and
re-homed. I live with seven year old, three-legged PeggySue,
four-year old, three legged Calay and three-year old daMouse, the
only male. Yes, I scream at Mouse to psyche him out, jump on his
back, knock him down. He’s a big lug, very sweet ‘n gentle, but
when I put on my Bruce Lee stance, my screaming tells him it’s Kung
Fu kitty time, we rumble. Even though Mouse is twice my size, I
might let him win one day…in your dreams, Mouse, in your dreams.
Things can get better than they are.
We’ve come close, but we’re still too far.
The oil-problem will go on for years.
Bringing Humans and Animals heartache and tears!
One must wonder if this is what the Bible predicts.
The oceans and seas turning bloody-red, and where there’s no fix?
Admittedly, Nature is going to have some time
Fixing the Earth’s problems, of which, mankind has ruined so fine!
There seems little hope, but we can still pray for the best.
The more people that do something, the more God will bless!
- written by Jan E. Schneider
PILOTS N PAWS:An
online meeting place for pilots and volunteers who help transport
rescued animals by air. Created two years ago by Debi Boies and her
pilot friend Jon Wehrenberg, Pilots N Paws pairs homeless animals
awaiting transport to new homes. Since its inaugural flight in
February 2008, Pilots N Paws has registered more than 1,700 pilots,
representing nearly every state in the U.S. (including Hawaii),
making thousands of air transports possible. –EXCERPT from
IN LOVING MEMORY:
As of last Thursday
our beautiful Bonnie is no longer with us, she had a fall and small
knew I was called upon to render this last service for her. She would
have been fourteen
next January. Being
completely blind for the last four years, and
going gradually blind since birth, I became her Seeing Eye person. She taught me heaps, always wagging her tail, bumping into everything
without even a whimper, taking it all as the norm.
Moving around all objects, accepting they had their place and just got
on with it, enjoying every moment. Even with the grandkids doing all
sorts of games, covering her and dressing her up, nothing appeared to
faze her! Living as animals do totally in the present
giving unconditional love to all around her, she will be sadly missed
by us all.
DOG FOOD VOLUNTARY RECALL:Natural
Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the Best By
date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been
reported to date.
I'm Mouse, a three year old, very large, very handsome white and brown
tabby kitty. When I was four weeks old, I was rescued from a yard in
Bensonhurst, hours before the NorEast hit '07. I live with three female
kitties, two that have three paws. But let me mew ya something, I don't
lead the life of Hugh Heffy. These girls show me no respect. PeggySue,
seven-year old, Russian blue look-alike, a rescued semi-feral, tries to
deck me with her little stumpy paw. She stands on her front leg balancing
herself, and with all of her might, she takes swats at me with her stump.
I just stand very calmly, shaking my head. Then there's feisty four year
old Calay, a gorgeous Calico rescue. MamaT rescued me and Calay. Calay's
back paw was missing, it was badly infected. Now she hobbles after me at
warp speed, trying to get me down. I could sit on these chics; they'd be
flat out pancakes. I'm three months older than Squeaky, a rescued brown
tabby. She's my soul mate. But she's always jumping my bones. She likes
to beat me up, and scream bloody murder as she lands on my back. She likes
to rough 'n tumble with me, then cleans me. I can't figure it out. What's
a guy supposed to do? Any suggestions? I'm keeping my whiskers crossed
that I'll hear from other kitties that have similar issues. Meows,
CITY PITTIES CLINIC AND
DOG ADOPTION DAY:
City Pitties will be
hosting a Clinic and Dog Adoption Day on Sunday, June 27th at the
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from 8AM until 2 PM. OLPH is
located on 5th Avenue between 59thand
on the border of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The ASPCA mobile
spay/neuter clinic will be available to the community on a first come
first served basis. Contact Jennifer
space behind the frig
is dangerous place:
dark and warm. It is a frustrating trying to get a cat out from
behind the huge fridge. Try to block off the sides of the
refrigerator. A strip of cardboard duck taped down the sides of the
fridge, might block a cat's access to the motor area behind. –Excerpt
from The Daily Cat tip.
We need your letterssupportingthe
legislation is sponsored by Assembly member Micah KellnerA09449
S06412. Oreo's Law
would reduce euthanizing viable and adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, and
other animals in New York shelters. Qualified rescue groups and foster
volunteers willing, able to remove doomed animals from shelters,
finding them suitable homes. Oreo's Law will have a positive financial
consequence for New York taxpayers. Rescue groups and volunteers
currently save animals without government funding. Email:MageeW@assembly.state.ny.us
Animal Foster Network
Rescued dogs, Darla,
like the RCA Victor dog Rena Bonne, 631 678 8051…Hayner, mixed breed
dog, gets along with dogs and cats…Zumi,
female Staffordshire terrier,
Family moving to Indonesia.
firstname.lastname@example.org...Budda, three year-old, fifty-four
pound, American Pit Bull Terrier mix is friendly,…
Bowie, three year old female, Pit mix, a people lover,
Groundbreaking Dog Fighting DNA Database Launched
the nation's first criminal dog
fighting DNA database, known as the Canine CODIS(Combined
DNA Index System). Similar to the FBI's human CODIS—a computerized
archive that stores the DNA profiles of criminal offenders and crime
scene evidence. –Excerpt from aspca.org
Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled specific lots of IAMS canned
cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic
testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels
of thiamine (Vitamin B1), essential for cats. Cats that were fed
these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for
developing signs of thiamine deficiency. The following IAMS canned
cat foods: Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food – all
varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans. Date on Bottom of Can 09/2011 to
06/2012. This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food. No
other Iams pet food is involved. Early signs of thiamine deficiency
may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting, weight loss. In
advanced cases, signs may include ventroflexion (downward curving)
of the neck, wobbly gait, falling, circling and seizures. Contact
your veterinarian if your cat displays any of these signs. If
treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should
discard it. For further information call P&G toll-free at
877-340-8826 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST)
LOVE WANTED ADOPTION EVENT: On
Saturday June 19, 2010,
from 11am until 4pm, visit Salt March Nature Center at Marine Park,
3302 Avenue U, East 33rd Street, Brooklyn. Save-A-Life
of a shelter pet requires ID, adoption fee and proof of address.
Animals courtesy of: North Shore Animal League and Animal Care and
Control. For more information,
call Lynn McEvoy 718-421-2021.
I'm Humphrey, a lovable senior black and white cat, looking for a
helping hand. My caretaker for the past 15 years recently suffered a
I have been living all alone ever since. People come by to feed and
check in on me but that's no way to be spending my golden years. My
dad's family gave an ultimatum -- find a new home by the end of THIS
WEEKEND or else! Please help. I would forever show you my
appreciation with snuggle and head butts.” Email:
DON'T DELAY-SPAY TODAY: In six years, one unspayed female dog and her
offspring can reproduce67,000
homeless pups. Visit muffins.org
GET LETTERS: “We need help. It's been busy at Brooklyn Bridge Animal
Welfare Coalition. We were in the Bronx working on a sixteen and
four kitten feral cat colony. All the cats were trapped, spayed,
neutered, vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian. We do not want
to return them to dangerous streets. Our current foster homes are
full. Some cats were hit by cars, others poisoned before we could
trap them. Charlie, Timmy, Penelope (Sweet P), Mama's Boy, Splish,
Johnny and Rudy are all young, friendly Bronx kitties desperately
searching for a temporary or permanent home.
We were also asked by the NYPD to take two kitties that had been
left behind in an abandoned apartment. Mayberry and Honeycomb are
young, affectionate and friendly, they need a trustworthy home.
Callie is a friendly, happy girl who wants to talk, play. She was
abandoned in Brooklyn and recently found us. She is in a temporary
home but can't stay there.
Contact Anne Levin 718 360-9918.
Thank you and God Bless. Mention the Home Reporter.
rescue organization that finds animals in undesirable situations,
places them in adoptive homes. We
need furever homes for three great dogs, rescued from a hoarder in
Arkansas, transported to MO, then NJ/NY. One year old, lab mixes;
Little Liza, 30 pounds, resembles a tiny black lab, affectionate
fantastic with dogs and cats, but scared of new situations. Kisses
everyone. She needs a home that will socialize her. Her brothers
also need homes. Contact Tara at
KITTY’S SILENT MEOW…The silent meow is actually a real meow,
but the sound is above the range of human hearing. Cats can hear
sounds as high-pitched at 65,000 cycles per second. Humans, on the
other hand, can only hear up to about 20,000 cycles per second, so
what sounds like a piercing cry to your cat may be completely
inaudible to you. –Excerpt from the Daily Cat Tip
DON'T DELAY-SPAY TODAY: In six years, one unspayed female dog
and her offspring can reproduce67,000
homeless pups. muffins.org
A catfish has approximately 100,000 taste buds
“This is an emergency. My name is MUCCA. I am a six and a half
year old Bull Terrier Mix. My previous owner cut, starved and dumped
me. Sadly, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Dr. Joseph at ASC in
is treating me. I am responding to steroids and need Cyber Knife
Radiation. This is expensive. I need your help now. Please send
donations to Animal
9 Odell Plaza,
(For Mucca the City Pittie) or wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=622519 or
muccathecitypittie.chipin.com/mucca-the-city-pitty. An AKC Canine Good
Citizen, I started Humane Ed with teens at OLPH. After treatment, I
plan to train as a therapy dog, visit human cancer patients and help
other dogs with MUCCA Fund. Please help my dream come true. Thank you
and God Bless! Mucca” -CityPitties.org
A NOTE FROM JUDE: MUCCA needs her Guardian Angels to help fulfill her
mission. Bacio, a Pit Bull mix, is Mucca’s devoted bud. He comforted
her after the diagnosis.
KITTY’S SILENT MEOW…The silent meow is actually a real meow, but
the sound is above the range of human hearing. Cats can hear sounds as
high-pitched at 65,000 cycles per second. Humans, on the other hand, can
only hear up to about 20,000 cycles per second, so what sounds like a
piercing cry to your cat may be completely inaudible to you. –Excerpt
from the Daily Cat Tip
City Pitties News:
elected officials: install"DOG
Bay Ridge, eight totals. This neighborhood improvement
initiative will keep our popular recreation tracks clean, dog friendly
and could creategreen
Inexpensive, easy to install waste stations are successful in big cities
with heavy paw traffic throughout the country. If you support our idea,
Gentile's Office at 718-748-5200,Senator
Golden's Office at 718-238-6044,Assemblyman
Brook-Krasny's Office at 718-680-2845,Assemblyman
Abbate's Office at 718-232-9565and/orCommunity
Board 10 at 718-745-6827.
Voice your support at the Dyker Civic meeting on June 8th,
at St. Philip's Parish Hall, on
SPRING! GRIN and BEAR IT! A family decided to keep a Mama Bear and her cubs under their deck,
that’s responsibility of animals, by heck!
This family made sure the cubs didn’t run off, and fed the Mama, too.
In late March, the Mama Bear and her cubs went back into the woods. Who
It shows you that the wild animals are reaching out to us for food.
also man that has been so crude! Man is taking what little space the wild animals of our land
That’s why we the people of our nation have to do something
today! Written By Jan E. Schneider
adopt rescued Kittenpalooza:
Marble, nine weeks, Torti.
Marble is tame friendly, and loves to be held. She's a sweetie. Call
MamaT 347-587-2378… Anita’s kits, five weeks, Chubby, friendly healthy
brown tabby boys.
long hair black and white five week old
SPRINGTIME DANGERS FOR
Poisonous flowers such as
Tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs can damage a dog's mouth and esophagus,
causing drooling, vomiting, severe diarrhea or even abnormal heart
rhythms, depending on the amount consumed. Common fertilizers, even
organic, can be toxic to dogs. Dogs love the taste of these meat-based
products. Ingesting blood meal can cause vomiting, diarrhea and severe
pancreatic inflammation, while bone meal can create a cement-like ball in
the dog's stomach, potentially forming an obstruction in the
gastrointestinal tract and requiring surgery to remove. –Excerpt from paw
Saturday and Sunday May 22nd and May 23rd.
The hours are from 12pm until 5pm at three Brooklyn PetCo stores:
86th St and Stillwell Avenue, East 17th Street, Avenue Y and Utica
Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. Save-a-Life.
WE GET LETTERS:
and my Sis want to thank Muffin’s, Norm and Jude for making us feel
all better. After we had our stitches out, mommy got us new collars
and took our graduation pictures. We are officially all better and
good as new. But we could not be all better if not for Muffin’s
people. Love from Jack and Lucy AKA Quie and Lovey.
month pretty brown tabby kitty,living
in a backyardin
Brooklyn. She is a loving sweetheart that tries to get into a home
with a no cat unfriendly dog. She has beautiful green eyes. She
needs a friend and a home. Call Fran 718-745-5403
New postage stamps
feature shelter animals:
features photos of
five dogs and five cats from a shelter in
was created to
encourage pet adoption and responsible pet care. Visit muffins.org
and local shelters. Don’t delay…Adopt today.
Help Oil Spill:
Donate Pet and Human Hair: A
San Francisco-based nonprofit has beenaccepting donationsof
non-filthy pet fur and human hair since 1998 to craft oil-absorbing
hair mats and hair-stuffed containment booms made from recycled
effective at soaking-up oil. -Excerpt from Care2
Readers: My name isPhoenix. I
am a friendly and gorgeous one and a half year old female, two tones
face dark Calico. I had a human caretaker but for some reason I was put
outside. At first I was sad and scared but then I decided to explore my
neighborhood seeking a new caretaker. I traveled all the backyards of
brownstones in Park Slope playing with butterflies and climbing trees. One
day, I came upon a beautiful backyard where a wonderful human fed me and
gave me water. She took me to a nice vet who gave me a clean bill of
health. I hope that you can give me the purrfect furever home! Call
Carol at Gracie’s Veterinary Clinic 718-965-3411 or email email@example.com
LOOKING TO ADOPT AN OLDER
is an eight year old, forty five pound, male Shepherd and
Terrier mix pooch. He’s neutered and up to date with shots. He isfriendly,
gets along with kids, cats and dogs. Chunky
needs to find a new home
because the owner moved to help his 96 year old mother and the landlord
won't allow pets. He has
been staying temporarily with other relatives but they can not keep him.Robert
917-952-6383 Mention The Home Reporter
ASPCA ALERT: Animals
are the silent victims of domestic violence. Most people treat pets as
members of the family. Unfortunately, when it comes to domestic
violence, pets are also deemed part of the family unit and forced to
suffer in silence at the hands of abusers. Some studies estimate that:
50% of domestic violence victims delay seeking help out of concern that
their pet may be harmed by the abuser. 88% of companion animals living
in households where domestic violence occurs are routinely threatened,
harmed or even killed.The
ASPCA works tirelessly to educate law enforcement and the public about
the link between animal cruelty and domestic abuse and to lobby for
stricter punishments for pet abusers.–Excerpt
a three months old male kitten was found on the street in very bad
condition. He had terrible cold, lost one eye, and very weak. I rushed him
to the hospital, were he was for couple weeks. My vet took good care of
him and now he is in my house looking for a good person to take him. He is
very playful, litter trained, has first shots, blood tested negative. Even
though he lost one eye, he is most handsome. I have too much cats, most of
them old and they don't go alone with the new kitten.” Angelica
Adopt or foster Oscar a one-eyed,
caramel bundle of love!
He is thirteen pounds of white and gold
Shih Tzu. He is a very sweet, gentle boy who has been through quite a
bit. His people who had him for nine years since he was a puppy, dumped
him at the local kill shelter. He was scheduled for euthanasia, but Dianne
called them and I went and got him in time. He was already neutered,
inserted a microchip and gave him all his shots.Please
call 917 754-3537ASAP.
Brooklyn Animal Foster Network will deliver Oscar.
name is Fi-Fi. I am a domestic long hair with emerald green eyes. My
mommy says I'm the most beautiful, sweetest cat God ever made; I know she
believes it in her heart. I've had my shots, spayed and I do have my claws
of which I am proud to say have never threatened anyone except for the
occasional rodent. I am nine years old, in good health, and just as
beautiful and loving as the day I was born. My mom had a baby five years
ago. He has bad allergy problems. Recently, she saw a pulmonologist who
me a home. I need my new family to know that I love to snuggle. I even
let my mom cradle my head over her shoulder like a baby. Me, a cat! I will
be a blessing to your lives. You'll see! Thank you Winifred Edwards
Pets as prey: alarming rise indognapping:It
does not matter the kind of dog or the age, they are all at risk.
Dognappers are grabbing dogs and cats to put them into pitbull rings - to
be torn apart LIMB BY LIMB and eaten by them. Some charge a fee for
people to watch! These dogs will never be returned. No chip or
tattoo will help. Victims are dogs
left unattended - tied outsidestores,
left alone in yards, in cars, in carriers in Airports etc. –excerpt from
Page's Animal Network
LOVING MEMORY: Rocky Balboa, a rescued
senior kitty with Leukemia. Rocky's last two years on earth, were filled with love, devotion,
companionship. He had a one-two punch for life. Frank and Laura Grassi
miss Rocky's zest for living.
Sammy, two year old female Tibetan terrier is
terrified of the outdoors. Due to her extreme anxiety she must be in a
quiet loving home with no children or other pets. She is extremely
affectionate but only in environment where there are no other threats to
her. She thrives with couples and singles. We need more time to find a
rightful place for Sammy on this planet. Please call 917 754-3537ASAP. Brooklyn Animal Foster Network will deliver Sammy. PEGGYSUE
CATNIP CUDDLE DOLL TO THE RESCUE: I gave Peggy Sue to an eighteen year old
cat, she loved it, went bonkers! I went to pick it up to move it away
from the unstable TV- she almost ate my hand…Also, I had trouble getting a
cat out from under the bed to clip his nails. I took one of the
PeggySue’s out of my bag; he smelled it and came right out. It worked
wonders as I was able to grab him! Thanks Peg! Purrs from Janice Foti of furryfriendshome.com
DEAR JUDE: “Dogs and cats are the best medicine for people. Whenever I
had a migraine headache I would take one of my cats and hold him close to
me. I would feel so good.” –Joannie LoCicero
It is official. Queie and Lovey have a forever home. After
much soul searching and thought I have decided to keep my little
rescues. They have had a long recuperation in my home since I found
them in December '09. As you all may recall Queie had to be strong
enough to endure the removal of one of his eyes. Both suffered severe
respiratory infections as well. Queie had a very strong attachment to
me and Lovey is just a complete sweetheart. She takes good care of her
brother. Both babies get along excellently with my two adult males
Benson and Taz. They play, run, chase and do everything together. Queie
plays fetch with his mousey until you can't throw anymore. Lovey is
very playful and is learning to play fetch as well with her plastic bell
ball. They have been altered by Dr. Alexandru at Bay Ridge Vet.
Muffin’s subsidized their procedures. Their journey of recovery
Teresa Romano, their proud MAMA
POSTAGE STAMPS TO AID SHELTER
April 30th you can buy stamps at the post office that help to buy food for
shelter pets. You can pre-order themonline.Stamps
are regular price.stampstotherescue.com
EPA DECLARES SPOT-ON FLEA
AND TICK PRODUCTS SAFE:Due
to the number of dogs and cats that reported health-related incidents
after being treated with "spot-on" pesticide-based flea and tick control
products, the EPA intensified the evaluation of the products and
concluded these products safe. EPA will begin reviewing labels to
determine which ones need stronger and clearer labeling statements.
–excerpt from paw nation
A shout of Thanks to
Joannie: for her generous donation of towels, Towels are one of the
number one items in a rescuers arsenal. They are used when babies are
washed, medicated, and fed. Thanks again Joannie Locicero and Bless
You. -- Teresa Romano
BROOKLYN ANIMAL FOSTER
miss our Weekend Adoption Events
at John Jay High School, 7th Avenue and 4th Street. Meet
our cats and dogs most Saturdays and Sundays. Call 718 789-6865 on
Fridays to confirm.
Found in BrownstoneBrooklyn:
Several weeks ago, the NYC Department of Health captured the
borough’s first-ever rabid raccoon in the neighborhood of Boerum
While city agencies do not usually catch or remove
raccoons, reports of this particular critter’s erratic behavior
(namely, interacting with a dog) prompted the Health
Department’s involvement. As a result, the agency says it plans
to “enhance raccoon surveillance” in Brooklyn.
New York City
is definitely experiencing a spike in rabid raccoons. Less than
two months into 2010, 39 Manhattan raccoons have already tested
positive for the disease; by contrast, there were 12 such cases
in all of 2009.The
NYC Health Department’s recent press release about its
trap-vaccinate-release program for Central Park raccoons
includes tips on protecting yourself and your pets against
rabies. Due to the increasing risk of exposure to rabid
raccoons, make sure your pets’ vaccinations are up to date. By
law, all New York City dogs must be vaccinated against rabies,
and ASPCA veterinarians advise that outdoor cats should be
vaccinated as well.–Excerpt
2009: The Legislative Year in Review:
tough year for animal-friendly legislation, hard work by
legislators, the animal welfare community and animal
advocates helped bring state-level bills over the finish
line. Many states continue to pass anti-animal fighting
multiple states pass laws to restrict tethering,
increase penalties for intentional acts of animal
cruelty and allow pets to be included in court-issued
orders of protection. More state governments are taking
a long, hard look at puppy mills and attempting to rein
in the abuses that are so prevalent in the commercial
dog breeding industry. –Excerpt from aspca.org
two year old, 70 pound Rottweiler, is neutered with shots.
He is crate trained. He has not been around kids. Champ
but rough. The owner cannot keep because of manager
is fine with other Rotty at home.713-295-9193...RUBY,
a rescued two year old, spayed with shots, 70 pound,
Shepard/Husky. She has a playful active silly
good with kids and
SMOKE: SILENT KILLER HURTS PETS, TOOHealth
officials often talk about the dangers of living with a smoker, but few
pet parents are aware that our animal companions face similar
risks—from respiratory problems to cancer—when exposed to secondhand
smoke. New research suggests that secondhand smoke is unsafe at all
it's time to get serious about ditching those butts for good.A
recent study shows that nearly 30 percent of pets live with at least one
smoker. This is a grave concern, according to Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant,
Medical Director of the ASPCA'sAnimalPoison ControlCenter,
since secondhand smoke can damage the nervous systems of both cats and
dogs. –excerpt from aspca.org...
Pass along this important email regarding upcoming changes to the
housing administration’s pet policy.
York CityPublic Housing
governed by theNew York
CityHousing Authority (NYCHA)
and their dogs.
has decided to allow only small dogs in public housing. The maximum
allowable weight of pet dogs is being lowered from 40 to 25 pounds. NYCHA also plans to ban certain breeds
outright—NYCHA tenants will not be allowed to own or register purebred
Rottweilers, Pit Bulls or Doberman pinschers.
new policy was scheduled to go into effectFriday,
May 1, 2009.
animals are exempt from weight and breed restrictions.
FOR CURRENT DOG OWNERS:Dogs
already living in NYCHA buildings who are 40 pounds or under can be
grandfathered in under the existing pet policy—regardless of
breed—as long as residents submit a dog registration form to their
NYCHA housing office by this Thursday, April 30. Residents who submit
this form will have an additional 90 days to license their dogs with the
City (which may be done online) and submit the required vet erinary
certificate indicating that their dogs are licensed, spayed/neutered and
vaccinated against rabies. The ASPCA is opposed to the revised NYCHA
pet policy, and are working to prevent it from going into effect. In the
meantime, it is important that dogs who have already found good homes do
not lose them. –excerpt aspca.org
FACT:Rin Tin Tin
was the first American dog movie star and signed his own contracts for
22 movies with a pawprint.
LEAGUE - PET ADOPTATHON:
Meet Cesar Millan the world renowned dog expert on Saturday and Sunday
May 3rdand 4th.
Cesar trains people and rehabilitates dogs. His
method really works. Be
the pack leader with calm assertive energy. For
ONGOING PROBE OF NUTRO PET FOODregarding
Deaths, and mysterious Illnesses: In
2007 MARS Inc, aprivately-held
Virginia-based food products company,gained
NUTRO Pet Food.-excerpt
JUDE: WE GET
Browny! Browny is a great one and a half year old, 40 pound,
neutered, up to date on vet care, and housebroken Pit mix. He was
found in theBronx, and
ended up at ACC. He is being fostered. He
is super gentle when taking treats. Browny is really fun to watch.
When he is walked he seems to be listening to and observing everything!
He also likes to watch TV! He is great with people, kids, and other
dogs. Browny may be okay with cats too. Call Karen -718 238
“Hi my name is Thug. I am eight years old. My mom is traveling. My
foster parents have a nasty cat that won’t let me use the litter box! I
am looking for a family that I can love. I can stay at home by myself when
you work. If you have a problem, or a hard day, I will listen. I love
being petted. I look forward to finding my new home ASAP Thanks for
getting to know me and considering me as your own”.firstname.lastname@example.org
OSCAR, a stunning
solid black four year old male cat, is neutered with shots.Oscar
is a lively, very intelligent cat. The owner has become so allergic to
cats that she has to give him up. He has been the family four years gets
along pretty well with our other email@example.com
EATING: PLASTIC BOWLS CAN RETAIN ODORS:No
matter how much you wash them, some plastic bowls will always retain
odors. Plastic can also harbor bacteria which then can irritate the cat's
chin.Best way to feed a cat wet food is to give up the
idea of a bowl entirely - serve meals on a big saucer so that your kitty
cat doesn't have to press her chin down into a bowl of food, which can
often cause blackheads on a cat's chin. excerpt from the Cat Bible
GO ORANGE FOR ANIMALS PREVENT CRUELY MONTH: Purchase orange
string or rope lights, available online and at hardware and specialty
lighting and novelty stores, and wrap your house,=0 Aterrace, trees,
lamppost, porch steps, mail box…even the family swing set.
Open your closet and get out those bright orange pants, shirts, ties,
shoelaces and socks and don them for the next two Fridays—or any other
day of the week—for the month of April. Write some
animal-friendly messages on your vehicle— “Go Orange for
Animals!” or “Celebrate Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month!” Got
a green thumb? Plant an orange garden for animals. Ask your local garden
center which orange flowering plants thrive in your area, and do some
creative landscaping.-excerpt from aspca.org
ADOPT A FURRY FRIEND…LOVE WANTED ADOPTION EVENT…Choose to Save-A-Life,
Adopt a Shelter Pet today! The event will be held Saturday April 25 at the Salem Church, 450
– 67TH Street (between 4th and 5thAvenue),
from 11:30am until 4:30pm. Please bring proof of
ID and adoption fee. Animals are courtesy ofNorth Shore Animal
League and the ACC. Put a little friend in your life!
AND EFFECT: CATS CAN GET ALLERGIES WHICH SHOW ON THEIR FEET: Footpad
problems are rare in cats but when they happen it's usually because the
cat was allergic to something he touched, inhaled or ate. If a cat's
footpad is red, swollen and sensitive to the touch, that can be a sign
that he is allergic to something in his environment. Check with the
kitties vet. –excerpt from the Cat Bible.
FUN FACT: Scientists say that pigs, unlike all other domestic
animals, arrive at solutions
by thinking them through. Pigs can be and have been taught to
accomplish almost any feat a dog can master,
and usually in a shorter period of time.
gorgeous red nose pit that is in desperate, urgent need of a home.
When I say urgent, I mean urgent! This dog is miserable right now.
He is tied up 24/7 to either a leg of a table or a tree. He is in
danger of choking himself to death. He is becoming stir crazy from
no interaction with people and absolutely NO EXERCISE. HE MUST BE
SAVED IMMEDIATELY! A foster or a forever home is needed. The
following things must hold true: NO
other pets! No
children under 15 A strong, experienced owner. He
needs someone who is NOT AFRAID of the breed. Also
someone who can work with him and spend at least one hour a day walking
or running him. I
really fear for this dog. He is a great fella, has had training,
sits on command, gives paw, and lies down. He is a doll, but must
get some attention ASAP! Please
if you can help, or know anyone that can help out, have them contact me
ASAP. 718-986-1362. Thanks,Mary
Muffins Pets: ‘We are writing to thank you for the excellent jobs
that you are doing helping New Yorkers get domestic and feral cats
neutered and spayed. Thanks to your program we were able to take to the
vet several cats that have been living in ourbackyards
and those of our neighbors in
Without your assistance some of these creatures would have continued to
undergo a vicious cycle of suffering and hardship. Today, they are free
to grow healthy and to enjoy the upcoming summer months. The City needs
Estevez and David Hinkleare
the cat lovers Neighbors of Longwood in theBronx’.
my name is Dusty. I’m
a lovable 10-year old cat whose owner and best friend just died. I need
a new home and someone to cuddle with and take care of me.I’m
a gray, long-hai red male cat.I’m
healthy, neutered and de-clawed.I
love curling up on someone’s lap or just being petted.Will
you adopt me? If so, please call Brad at 718 614 8640”
DON’T DELAY..SPAY/NEUTER TODAY: Call
718-680-2220 for Muffin’s low cost certificate and vet list.
RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY Her eyes met mine as she
walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and
knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too
exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I
blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that
I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers
get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I
hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look
forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and
made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side
of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my
neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and
I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and
her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her
safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do
everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she
came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the
There are so many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a
human today. This touching poem
was submitted by Cat DeCapua, Author Anonymous APRILaspca Month: “Go Orange for Animals.” Iconic buildings and landmarks across USA will support the
ASPCA’ s life-saving work as they light up in its signature Orange
color.Take photos of your pet
wearing orange and submit to aspca.org
World Week for Animals in
Laboratories - April 18-26
Please join IDA during World Week for Animals in
Laboratories (WWAIL), tospeak out against the use of animals in testing and
research. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
MAMA FERAL CAT-TNR SPAY/NEUTER coupons Cat MUST be in a trap! 718-680-2220
OUT STRESS TRIGGERS SHEDDING:A
cat experiencing stress, even a small dose of it, will shed automatically
as a response. Since we know how long the list of stress factors for cats
is, this can happen quite frequently and your cat will need some extra
brushing help from you. So if you know that your cat has recently been in
a stressful situation (your absence, going to the vet, household visitors,
etc.) then jump right in with some extra brush strokes and attention.Excert
Cats are very sensitive little critters –Jude
ASPCA ALERT: Can You Tell If an Animal Has Been Abused?
is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Recognizing signs of
abuse20is not simple say ASPCA experts. Many people interpret an
animal’s aggression, fear or timidity as a surefire clue that the
animal has suffered cruelty—but looking solely at a pet’s behavior
doesn’t tell the whole story.
almost impossible to make conclusions based on a pet’s behavior
alone,” says the ASPCA AnimalBehavior Center’s
Kristen Collins, CPDT. “The best way to tell whether a pet is being or
has been abused is to observe his body language and the surrounding
environment.” Some physical and environmental signs of
animal abuse: Collar so tight that it’s caused a neck wound
or has become embedded in the pet’s neck. Open wounds, signs of
multiple healed wounds or an ongoing injury or illness that isn’t
being treated. Extreme thinness or emaciation—bones may be
visible beneath the skin. Pets are tied up alone outside for long
periods of time without adequate food or water. Pets are kept
in an area littered with feces, garbage, broken glass or other objects
that could harm them. For more information about cruelty signs, go to
aspca.org If you suspect an animal is being abused, don’t keep it to
yourself—report it to your local authorities. “Reporting suspected
animal cruelty ensures that animals in jeopardy receive prompt and often
lifesaving care,” says ASPCA Supervisory Special Investigator
Annemarie Lucas. “By making a complaint to the police or humane
society in your area—which you can do anonymously—you help ensure
that animals in need are rescued and that perpetrators of animal cruelty
are brought to justice."
that lay eggs don't have belly buttons
Muffin’s Pet Connection; As previously discussed, our after school
program ran a service project selling raffle tickets at a recent event to
raise money for acharitable
cause. The third and fourth graders at PS 345 have decided to donate their
$74 profits to you. We
really appreciate what you do, Keep up the good work. Can
you please send us a receipt and some information about your facility to
share with the (20) students. Sincerely
CITY YEAR at PS 345”.
THANK YOU FROM MUFFIN'S. We
are honored that you selected Muffin’s to receive the student’s
generous contribution. The
student’s will be receiving key rings, laminated books marks,
newsletters and special PAWS4LAWS ID cards. Purrs
and woofs from the animals you saved! God
“HELLO, my name is Ginger, a three and a half year old, female Red Brown
Golden Retriever, who was bornOctober 9, 2005. They
say I have a pretty face. I
just lost my sister. My
mommy is disabled and can’t take care of me or take me for walks all the
time. My mommy
loves me. She has to
move and can’t take me with her. Mommy
wants a good home for me. I am spayed and in good health. I
love people. I am
help me find a good family. Vet
references required. Call
“Hi, my name isBABY,
a one year old strikingly handsome male, grayish tabby. I
am neutered with shots. I
taken in at one week old, fed with a bottle by my owner. She is moving,
but not allowed to take me. Please love and give me a good home. I’ll
love you right back”.718-598-3942
CATS AND NEW YORK CITY FERAL CAT INITIATIVE DONATING 8,000 POUNDS OF CAT
FOOD TO NEW YORK'S HOMELESS CATS AND THEIR CARETAKERSSaturday,
March 28, 2009 (between 9AM -Noon) Pick-up times will be assigned. WHERE:
Visitors' Parking LotatRikersIsland,Queens(corner
Iam's dry food, expiration date of November 2008 (some bags may=2 0have an
expiration date a few months earlier - if you are concerned about feeding
expired food, please do not RSVP). If you need help registering or
updating your colony or have any other questions, please contact email@example.com
SERVICE: CATS CAN EXPERIENCE GRIEF OVER LOSING A PERSON OR ANIMAL Cats go through a mourning period when they lose someone or another animal
close to them. They can suffer from the same symptoms of grief as humans -
loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, and they can
become withdrawn or moody. Some of the ways you can help a cat going
through mourning is spend as much time with her as possible, have other
people the cat knows visit and make a fuss over her, give her something
with the scent of the person or animal who has gone, maintain feeding and
grooming routines and offer extra tasty meals, keeping her company while
THE WINDOW! CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT: Open windows pose a serious threat
to cats, who are naturally curious - especially about the sights, sound
and smells outside your windows. If you live above the ground floor
there is a life-threatening danger of your kitten venturing out on the
windowsill and falling. While cats do have natural ability to orient
themselves mid-air and land on their feet after falling, beyond a
certain distance their own genetic ability does not overcome the pull or
the danger of gravity. Keep
well-secured screens on the window or install a cat window box made for
that location. -Excerpts from the CatBible Muffin’s
receives heartbreaking telephone phone calls from cat owners whose kitty
have fallen from an open window on the fifth or sixth floor. Window
screens are a must in keeping curious cats and children out of harm's
way. Open windows
can be a fatal feline attraction! Cat-proofing
your home is the responsible thing to do. Protect
your feline friend! The life you save may be your cats!
FOR CATS: Bathrooms: Always
accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do
anything-just sit and stare. Bedtime: Always
sleep on the human at night so she/he cannot move around.
is an important part of your life. Sleep
in the daytime so you are fresh for your nocturnal games. And run,
run, run, non stop while human is trying to sleep. Now
that’s meeeow-y purrs.
out muffins.org - see a pet that is right for you! Look
at the photos of adoptable cuddly cats and distinguished dogs.
A CAT GOOD FOR THE HEART?Study
Shows Cat Owners Less Likely to Die From Heart AttacksYour
cat may bring you a lot more than unconditional love after a tough day. A
new study shows that cat owners are less likely to die of aheart
other cardiovascular diseases than people who have never had a pet cat. The
findings emerged from an analysis of data on nearly 4,500 men and women,
ages 30 to 75, who part icipated in the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Study. All were free of cardiovascular disease when they
entered the study in the 1970s. Over
half, 55%, reported having a pet cat at some point in their lives. Compared
with cat owners, people who never had a pet cat were 40% more likely to
die of a heart attack over the 20-year study period. They were also 30%
more likely to die of any cardiovascular disease, including stroke,heart
failure, and chronic heart
disease. The researchers found no such link for people who had a pet
dog. The findings
were presented here at the American Stroke Association's (ASA)
International Stroke Conference. EXCERPT
from WEBMD submitted by Eylse Karnes
11,000 unwanted animals are put
down in the country’s shelters every single day. –
Excerpt best friends.org More than 70% of cats who enter
animal pounds and shelters are killed each year. That
is 7 in 10 cats! – Excerpt Alley Cat Allies.org SPAYING AND
NEUTERING is the solution to pet overpopulation. One
unspayed female cat and her offspring can reproduce 420,000 homeless
cats in seven years. In
six years one unspayed female dog and her offspring can reproduce 67,000
MAMA, the TNR feral cat coupon program is sponsored by MUFFIN'S and the
muffins.org/MAMA.htm to get information about the participating
FOR FOOD: CATS MAY CHATTER BEFORE THEY POUNCE.
Cats who chatter are
doing it because they see possible prey. Some cats will make a strange
chattering noise that is a rapid clicking of their teeth with a
high-pitched whining sound to go with it. It's probably because they
have an abundance of adrenaline, a surplus of energy as they anticipate
the hunt when they see t hat bird or mouse. Excerpt from the CatBible
FUN FACT: A cat’s sense of taste is keener than a dog’s sense of taste.
CHARLIE NEEDS A LOVING HOME....”Hi, My name is Charlie. I am a fluffy,
grey and white 3 year old neutered cat. I had my shots. Currently
I am living with my foster Mom who found me struggling in this cold
harsh weather. I
love people, cuddling and attention. Sometimes I get a little scared. With
time and patience I am sure I will make a wonderful addition to your
Debbie 917 957 6877Meow
Meow (Thank you)
LOVE WANTED ADOPTION EVENT: SPRING INTO ACTION:SATURDAY
MARCH 14, 2009 SalemChurch,450-67THStreet11:30am-
4:30pmRain or shine.
Animals are courtesy of NSAL and the ACC shelters. Proof
of ID and adoption fee required.
‘BELLA’ female, Cane Corso, looks like a Gray Lab. NYPD
MOUNTED POLICE Please call 917-595-7883 REWARD Family misses her
M. Panazzo LOST CAT: ‘MUI-MUI’ female, 3 year old grey and white with some t
an, white bib and boots. She
was last seen onSenator
2008. REWARD: call
845-297-0124 LOST CAT: ‘KISSES’- female Calico, 4 ½ years old. She
is spayed, friendly and lost on94THstreetandFourth
MUFFIN'S SERVICES: Low
cost spaying and neutering certificates with 34 participating vets inBrooklyn,
MAMA feral cat coupon program, trap rental, and in-home cat nail
STOMACH: IS YOUR PET ALLERGIC TO FOOD?
by environmental factors like pollen, mold andfleasare
common in pets. Excessive
scratching or stomach upset could also be the result of an everyday food
to ASPCA experts at theAnimalPoisonControlCenter,
the main source of protein in a pet's diet is sometimes responsible for
allergic reactions—but cats and dogs can also suffer allergies to
carbohydrates like wheat or soy. ASPCA
Client Services Associate Jessica Rushin suggests that sweet potatoes
and rice, which are often found in foods formulated for pets with
sensitive stomachs, can be good carb substitutes. Pet
allergies can cause such varied symptoms as excessive chewing or licking
of the skin, paws, muzzle or ears; dry, flaky skin; chronic ear issues;
swelling of the lips, tongue or eyelids, and=0 Agastrointestinal signs
from aspca.org Check
with your vet if your companion animal has any of these symptoms.
GET LETTERS: “Hi,
my name isCream Puff. I
was left out in the cold and snowy streets. I found my way to
someone’s backyard in Bay Ridge on Friday 13th. It was a
good luck day for me, since she was nice enough to feed and make a box
for me to stay in. Other cats would come and start fights with me.
I am not a fighter, I am an indoor cat. I am a male, pure breed
The weather is getting colder and the basement where I am staying is
damp and cold. I am very friendly. My hobbies are being pet, belly
rubs, being brushed. I like to sit on people laps and purr. I need
a home with some one to love me - I promise you my heart. Please
We are two handsome brothers who would love to find a loving home
original mom left us in her apartment along with nine other kitties! It
was a very cold day, and the wi ndows were wide open. Some
workers came into the apartment to do some work and found us all
terrified and hungry. Our
rescuers found other foster homes for our friends, and decided to foster
us themselves. We
love each other very much, and want if at all possible to stay together
as your cat team. We are very sweet, and want to have a loving forever
home where we can let our personalities shine through. I’mNimitz,
the black inquisitive one. I am friendly, and forward. My
black and white one) is an absolute mush, and loves to sit on our foster
mom’s feet! We
both love being petted, and will love you back. We
are neutered and vet checked. Pleasecall347-731-2274
ASPCA ALERT: 43
PUPPY MILL RESCUE -The
puppy mill small dogs are at theASPCA
Adoption Center in Manhattan(424
E. 92nd Street). For more information, call (212) 876-7700, ext. 4145.
THINGS EASIER FOR YOU AND YOUR CAT: CHOOSE DUST-FREE KITTY LITTER-Clay
litter is not only bad for the environment, but it can be highly
irritating to both felines and humans. –excerpt
from the CatBible
JUDE’S COMMENTARY: ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS…Animals are NOT property! Animals
feel love. Animals feel abandonment. Animals feel hunger. Animals feel
pain. Animals mourn. Animals feel fear! Animals are mothers and fathers
who protect their babies. Animals protect and save humans! Animals
provide services for disabled and challenged humans. They give their
lives to better ours. Animals are a blessing to human kind! They are
our families, our best friends, and our confidant; our faithful guides
and companions. They make this world a safer and better place for
humans to live in. Animals are God's gifts to us! But according to the
law animals are PROPERTY! Property does not have feelings. Animals
have natural instinct feelings. If they are cut, they bleed. How can
we, animal lovers, who are concerned about the safety and welfare of all
animals, help to change this archaic law? We need a law that recognizes
that animals are an intricate part of our lives, whether they are house
pets or animals of the wild, they are all God’s creatures. And we need
to respect them all. Please email any suggestions about this sensitive
issue. Animals need our help and protection. "The greatness of a
nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are
treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi Please, let us help our animal
friends. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you and God Bless!
late in life Pistachio's last 2-1/2 years were not lacking in lots of
love. I wish I had more time with him. He was great company.
What more can you ask of a friend. He was 19 years old. Andrew
Benny and Chippy.
We are very lucky brothers - we were rescued from the
Right now we are living with nice people, other felines and a
had to have one eye removed because it was badly infected and not treated.
Now we are both very healthy; we are six months old, neutered, have
our shots and tested negative for FIV/FeLV.Would
you please make us part of your family? We will love you forever.Ellen
646-982-7665 Visithttp://muffins.org/Cats1.htm to
see our photos
GET LETTERS: “We will be moving overseas in mid-February, and need to
find our two beautiful, cuddly cats a new loving home, either together or
separately. We are
very sad to leave them behind. Both
cats are up to date in their shots and altered. They
are very pleasant to be around, and withstand much patience the petting of
our one-year old son. Yogi, a four-year old male, has a laid back
a playful, beautiful two-year old female. Call Emily 646-236-9760” Visit muffins.org to see their photos.
YOU LOU! There’s a guy named Lou,
Who gave incentive for Jude to do. An article about cruelty to
animals being a NO! NO! Since that time, Jude has developed MUFFIN'S
as a logo.
She just wanted to say Thank you Lou Zerato for being there..
When he wrote the song, ‘They’re Here, They’re Here’
In your younger life, it’s wonderful to have aMentor.
Later, you realize who and why God used, as a sender. –written by Jan E.
PETA ACTION ALERT:HELP
PROTECT ANIMALS USED IN TELEVISION ADS.Take
a few moments now to
aired a commercial during the=2 0Super Bowl featuring chimpanzees. In
addition to portraying the animals in a demeaning way, using chimpanzees
in advertisements is inherently cruel. Great
apes used in entertainment are often very young. They are taken from their
mothers as infants and are beaten to ensure that they know "whose
boss" and do as the trainer demands. Once they are too old and no
longer considered "useful," many primates are discarded in
hideous roadside zoos or are warehoused in appalling conditions.PETA
revealed that former "celebrity" apes were living in small cages
littered with garbage and feces and were denied basic necessities (like
food and veterinary care).–excerpt
WAKE UP NY: ARKANSASBECOMES
THE 46TH STATE TO MAKECRUELTY
Society of theUnited
by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to six years in prison. The bill also
includes a five-year sentencing enhancement for anyone convicted of
torturing an animal in the presence of a child. ANIMALS
1966, when I was 19, Mr. Haas, the then Editor ofThe
Spectator, provided an opportunity for me to write a weeklyTeen Talk column. The
Lou Zerato, animal lover and guitar-playing, gifted song writer, tossed
me the February 4, 1966, issue ofLIFEmagazine. He
pointed to an article about dog napping and unlicensed laboratories that
brutally experimented on dogs. The
graphic photos showed malnourished, sickly, stolen dogs who were cramped
in tiny cages. My
stomach churned as I read the horrifying story. An outraged Lou
urged me to write about this. Lou
was right; I had to inform the community of these gruesome
six years, nine laws had been pending that could ease the suffering of
these tortured animals. Allegations
had to be investigated. Four
other teens and I embarked on our mission to write an enlightened
expose`. I investigated and then submitted my article to Mr.
Haas. After three
months of extensive research, hundreds of calls and letters, speaking
with politicians, and waiting for information, I was informed that
imals, that they were merely property, had no feelings, and that humans
came first! I was
shocked and angry at the cold hypocrisy and indifference of law makers.
a devastating side effect of thalidomide was revealed. Thalidomide
was prescribed for pregnant women to settle morning sickness. It
tested safe on animals. However,
it had tragic effects. About ten thousand babies
were born worldwide, with severe birth defects. What was the
purpose of these drug tests if they proved safe for animals
but were harmful to humans?
one lone voice in the animal wilderness, my hands were tied--there was
nothing I could do to help stop this inhumanity. We
started a petition to change old laws, c ollected thousands of
signatures, and were going to send it to President Johnson. Mr.
Haas helped me to disseminate information about this issue by
publishing “Teen-agers Campaign To Protect Pets” onJune
17, 1966. Thank you, Lou for being my muse and shining the light
of truth on animal issues. Thank you Mr. Haas for helping me
spread the word.
Today there are experimental alternatives. Thank
God! My pet
crusades continue. Visit muffins.org.
BUTTER RECALLS: NOW DOG BISCUITS:The
peanut butter recall crept into pet foods today whenPetSmart
was voluntarily recalling some peanut butter biscuits because they used
the peanut butter from Peanut Corporation ofAmerica, where theFDA
traced the salm onella outbreak. –excerpt from WalletPop
GET LETTERS…”Hi Jude: I have a situation and maybe you can help or
offer me advice. I went to TNR for an elderly lady who was feeding five
older kittens. After the second day of trapping and after I got the last
kitten, she was nice enough to tell me that I can't bring them back. She
said that the neighbors don't like her feeding the cats and they will
tolerate the older six or seven that she's feeding but not these six-month
have them in my one remaining cat-less bathroom and they are slowly
adjusting to being indoors. There are two kittens that were coming
around but now they are regressing because the other three aren't that
need someone to help me foster the other three cats or they can take the
more friendly ones.I
need to separate them so that they will quickly socialize so that they can
the past I d idn't do this fast enough and the cats aren't friendly to
humans. I am familiar with the feral cat socializing tapes from Urban Cat
League and I am following them.Do
you know anyone really good with socializing?I
will give them food, litter and a stipend if they can help me with this.Thanks
for any help or
advice- Ellen 646-982-7665
is a two or three month old female, rescued, polydactyl kitten. She
is good with other cats and people. The special kitty is has six toes. I
have too many other animals, and can not keep her. 718-372-6284
MUST READ POEM:
"The Journey" by Crystal Ward Kent. It
is just beautiful. Right now my kitties Boo and Pooky are wrestling.
I love to watch them; they are so gentle with each other. They
really love each other and give me much pleasure. People who cannot
appreciate this are missing out on something.-
submitted by Elyse Karnes
PREVENT WINTERTIME DANGERS THAT THREATENS PAW AND SKIN HEALTH:
and dry your pet’s feet after walking in snow remove salt and
chemicals. Check for cracks in paw pads or redness between
the toes. 2-Take a towel with you to clean off stinging,
irritated paws. 3-A sweater or coat will help to retain body heat and
prevent skin from getting dry. Booties help minimize contact with
painful salt crystals, poisonous anti-freeze and chemical de-icers. 4-Massaging
petroleum jelly into paw pads before going outside helps to protect
from salt and chemical agents. Moisturizing after helps to heal
chapped paw skin. 5-Trim long-haired dogs to minimize the
clinging of ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals that can
dry on a pet’s skin. (Don’t forget the hair between the toes!) 6-If
you spot wounds or redness on your pet9 9s feet or skin, contact your
DEAR JUDE: “I’m Trixie, a female cat about 5 months old, white
with black spots. My owner moved and left me in this
terrible cold. I’m very loveable. I love to cuddle. I’m
currently living in a neighbor’s house. They saw me crying in the
cold. But they can not keep me because their dog does not
like cats. I am locked in a bedroom until I can find a new home. If
you adopt me, I will be your BFF and give you all my love and
devotion. Please call 917-952-0436. I hope to
see you soon”.
DANGER: KEEP YOUR PET SAFE FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK: ASPCA.org
offerstips to help you avoid potentially hazardous areas, and advice
on what to do if a pet suffers an electrical shock:
your dog away from metal fixtures, such as lampposts, grates or
manhole covers. They may conduct hazardous electricity.
dog's rubber rain boots won't protect your pooch from a strong
current. Some boots—those with metal studs, for
example—may even make the situation worse.
your dog’s behavior. Is he skittish, frightened, angry or
upset for no apparent reason? These sudden behavioral changes could be
an indication of electric shock.
your dog is incapacitated due to shock, don’t try to touch or move
him without protective gear. Your pooch may pass the
current to you, rendering you both incapable of seeking help. Call
your local fire department immediately.
AND SPIRIT we are awakening to the idea that our bodies, minds, and
spirits are one; this is a principal theme of alternative and vibrational
make the world of spirit part of our
reality, create and deepen our connection to animals. Many
cultures believe that animals can bring us messages from the spiritual
plane and guide us. As we open ourselves to a deepened awareness of
animals we become more able to appreciate how the physical and spiritual
worlds are one. –excerpt from beyondtherainbow.com
of my POWER ANIMALS is the LION. I
totally connect with CHRISTIAN THE LION. My
birth sign is LEO THE LION. Now
I understand more about me and this majestic feline. TheLion
is associated with the Sun and feminine power. The
females do most of the hunting to keep the pride fed and healthy
reflecting the female power of nurturing the family/community.If
Lion energy shows up, you may receive some lessons or issues dealing
with groups or community to surface. Lion
medicine shows the benefits of stealth and strategy when dealing with
any issues that may arise as they avoid confrontations/danger when ever
lion is power, but power contained. He
will teach you the strength of quiet command. He
will teach you to hold yourself with such presence that merely being
around you will fill others with respect and awe. Creativity,
intuition and imagination, shine new light on your life. Lion
also reminds us to "roar" if we feel threatened or our space
and be the quiet strength of confidence. Speak
calmly and with authority. Act
from a place of personal truth and wisdom, a wisdom that comes from the
quiet times you spend just being and feeling your deep connection with
all that is. Walk
with grace and strength. Hold
your head high.And
once in a while, give out a resounding, magnificent roar. After all, you
are the lion! WHAT
IS YOUR POWER ANIMAL? A
Butterfly found me. It
signaled me by waving its black wings spotted with yellow dots and
flying right by my right ear. It
stayed there for 20 minutes. This
happened two days in a row at exactly the same time! Butterfly means;
transitions, changes, new beginnings! It
is fascinating how animals have spiritual energy guiding us on our
Visit truthzone.net Find
your POWER ANIMAL.
APPLAUDS JOANNIE LOCICERO – GUARDIAN ANGEL TO OUTDOOR CATS! An
Animal Rescuer for over forty-years, Joannie single-handedly spayed,
neutered, released, fed, cared and re-homed over sixty-five outdoor
and thousands of dollars were spent on medical fees, food and outdoor
shelters, including a barn. Surgery,
medication, office visits, treatments including veterinarian house
calls, ensured that Joannie’s Angel Kitty Crews were healthy and did
not reproduce. At
one time, thirteen semi-feral cats stepped into Joannie’s magical cat
kingdom - her home. These
frightened felines were nurtured, loved, respected and in time,
responded to unconditional love. Joannie
opened her heart and her home to Tabby, Tommy, Misty, Heidi, Nicky,
Harold, Jimmy, Oliver, mentioning just a few, to the freedom of
exploring their new eleven room home. The
grateful kitties grew to trust their new pet companion. These
rescued kitties had a long life with Joannie. After
decades of her one-woman cat clean-up activities on69THstreet,
72 year old Joannie, asked MUFFIN'S for help with her latest kitty cat
rescues. To date,
MUFFIN'S has donated a humane cat trap, and seven MAMA spay/neuter feral
cat coupons to our friend Joannie. The
MAMA coupon includes Rabies shot and left ear tipping. Norm
drops off and picks up the trapped cat to the ANIMAL CLINIC OF BAY
RIDGE. A generous
contribution to MUFFIN’S from JANICE FOTI of furryfriendshome.com gave
us the opportunity to assist Joannie. There
are about five to seven more cats that need to be trapped, and fixed. Joannie’s
rescues continue… Fixing one cat prevents the birth of 100 unwanted,
homeless cats. Fixing
65 cats prevented the unwanted births of 6,500 cats. Thank
you Joannie and God Bless!
GET LETTERS: Nika,
a brown tabby tuxedo, was found on the street in Brooklyn.
She is a great cat - Nika has the best personality of any cat I have
rescued. She loves to play. And drinks water right out
of the faucet! She is about seven month’s old, petite, spayed,
blood tested-healthy. There is a modest adoption fee. Victoriaat
914-443-9209 See her photo at muffins.org/Cats1.htm
GET LETTERS:DEAR JUDE- “My
name is One-Eyed Jack and I am a handsome gray-striped stray cat. My
name is self-explanatory: I am missing my right eye and I need surgery to
heal properly. I’m neutered, FIV and Leukemia negative, and have
had all my shots!
I have been living a tough life outside, begging for food to survive. Yet,
I am docile and learning to trust people. Once my recovery is complete, I
need a patient and loving home to spend the rest of my days in. If this
sounds like you, please call my foster mom, Jackie (718) 637-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.orgThank You and God Bless!
HEY JUDE: I went to the NYC Feral Cat Boot Camp a few weeks ago and was given
a book full of information. I have some feral cats I feed in my yard
and I want to get them fixed.I
was told to contact MUFFIN'S to get a spaying and neutering certificate.
I figured you may know someone who needed outdoor cat shelters.I am donating two FREE Large Styrofoam Coolers, approximately 2
feet by 2 feet. There were used to ship steaks. They are
purrfect for an outdoor cat shelter. The thick Styrofoam will keep
the cats warm all winter. I am located in BergenBeach, Brooklyn. Please call 718-759-7391
to arrange pick up.
MUST READ BOOK:FOUR PAWS UP!“ANGEL ANIMALS” Divine Messengers Of Miracles, By Allen &
Linda AndersonThis book is filled with uplifting, funny and heart wrenching true-to-life
animal stories, written by petowners from all over the world.
Animals are God’s gifts to us; an extension of His ever present love!I would love to hear your comments about this book or any other pet
related book.Have you read
any good books lately?Or have
you written some interesting antidotes about your pet? MUFFIN’S PAWZ 4
PETS club is looking for articles up to 100 words to appear in Muffin’s
Pet Connection column.
May the purrs and woofs be your writing guides.
‘n PEGGYSUE MAKE YOUTUBE! Visit muffins.org See my rescued three-legged
cats playing and jumping.Calay,
the Calico is teaching semi-feral PeggySue the Russian Blue look-a-like,
how to trust and play. Adopting
a healthy three-legged pet is the right thing to do.Your life will change forever!