Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Fostering is a great way to save an animal's life and also test out an animal to see if you want to adopt.
All of our animals our rescues and all of them were someone’s pet at one time. They deserve a safe, loving home.  Many of them are found outside and given to the local shelter.  Of course this person thinks they are being a good Samaritan. Maybe they are, maybe not. There is an 80% chance this animal will end up on the euthanasia list. There is not enough space or he might catch a cold while at the shelter. Once a cat or dog is sick they won't be adoptable, this is a cold, the sniffles. He or she then goes on the euthanasia list. It is so heartbreaking to see this everyday. 10 to sometimes 50 animals dying every morning.  How can you help? Fostering is the best way.  Our fostering program is free.

WHAT DO YOU DO?  give love, food, and a safe home.

WHAT WE DO: responsible for any medical expenses.
*hold adoption events two to 3 times a month
* post the foster on a variety of online sites.
If you are interested please contact us:
info@atailatatime.org or 917-216-1748

If you can't foster there are other things you can do.
Choose to adopt an animal not buy. Every animal that is purchased is one more killed at a shelter.
Promote animal adoptions.
Volunteer - spending time with an animal makes him or her so much happier. He or she is in a cage all day long. Those 30 minutes or more of playing or petting makes them happpier. People adopt happier animals.
Everybody is attracted to the cat or dog sticking their paw out of the cage, that pet is happy. Unfortunately noone wants the cat curled up scared in the back of the cage.

And most of all promote spay/neuter. Less animals born, less animals will be killed for space.

Monday, October 12, 2009

PROJECT FLUFFY PUMPKIN - fabric, beds and towels needed!

Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Animal Shelter for the first time. We were picking up 5 kittens. Although it is somewhat a sad place, they have painted the walls happy colours and even painted murals in the outside lobby areas. So many dogs and cats......Please think of adopting. All of these guys were someone's pet. Now because their humans got divorced, developed allergies, decided there was no time for the pet or simply don't want it anymore, these furries are waiting hopefully to get a new home before they have to be euthanized because there is not enough space for them.

There is such a shortage on beds, some of the animals didn't even have a towel. A Tail at a Time has decided to make beds and toys for the furries to try and make their stay as comfortable as possible: THE FLUFFY PUMPKIN PROJECT. If you can sew and would like to participate please send us an email, if you can't sew but have time we need people to cut fabrics. For all the non-craftsters with no time, send us money to buy the fabrics!

We are also accepting towels and old blankets to give to the shelter. Fido and Fluffy don't care if there is a hole or if it is mis-coloured.

You can send your donations to:
505 W 54th St
apt 413
NY, NY 10019

drop them off at our next event at the Javits Center on Oct 17th from 10 to 4.

drop off location is available in Brooklyn, please email for information.


Our goal for delivery is the week of Thanksgiving.