Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

A big and hearty thank you to everyone who came out and wrapped gifts at Borders for us.
We were told that we were one of the most used and most popular groups and we are welcome back next year!

This was a great opportunity for us to fund-raise and 100% of the donations received will go towards medical care, food, and the rescue of future animals. We can't thank you enough for your help, hard-work, dedication and love. The animals can't thank you enough either!

Tracey and KC wrap packages to help save animals

We look forward to a wonderful new year and we hope that you'll continue working with us to save the beasts of NYC.

Thank you!
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Short-Term Foster

Happy Howlidays and a very Meowey Christmas!

Today Tracey is picking up two russian blues from Manhattan ACC. They have foster-to-adopt homes starting Wednesday or Thursday, but they need a place to stay in the mean time. This would be more like pet-sitting than fostering, so maybe it's perfect for you?  

Milton is a neutered three-year-old male who is shy but gets along with other cats. Inez is a spayed three-year-old female who is very social. They're being picked up at 4 p.m. and if you could take them in for just a few days, you'd be doing a great service!


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mother and Child(ren)

This mother (three-years-old, mild-mannered, negative for FeLV) and her four babes were pulled from the Animal Care & Control euth list this past Saturday, December 19. They were to be euthanized immediately because they have ring worm. Unfortunately, animals that require extra medical care are often euthanized, not because it isn't worth it to care for them, but because there are no extra funds to do so. This is also the reason kittens and puppies are the first to go - it's more expensive to care for them than it is to care for adult animals.

These cats are safe now, but they need a foster or forever home as soon as possible. Rescued along with them was a four-week-old black kitten who also has ring worm and also needs a foster or forever family.

If you can open your home and your heart for this family, email We take care of all the medical expenses, you provide meals and love.

Thank you! And always opt to adopt!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cecelia, Super Model

My name is Tricia and I'm one of A Tail's animal-loving volunteers. This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of accompanying Cecelia to her very first professional photo shoot:

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Kafka

Evan Kafka, a wonderful photographer here in the Big Apple, donated his time to several rescue groups,  taking professional photos of animals looking for homes. Cecelia, an eight-month-old kitten, was one of them. The afternoon was a blast. Cecelia was calm, curious, playful and really enjoyed having all eyes on her! We're all really excited to see the final photos and so grateful to Evan and the Mayor's Alliance, who helped set up the shoot, for such a great opportunity.

Is that a fuzzy ball I see? I shall chase it!

If you're interested in adopting Cecelia, or would like more information on other adoptable animals, visit our website at

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our Jezzy is a featured pet!

Over at Senior Pets, our little Jezebel (who we call Jezzy) has been featured on page 4 of the most recent news letter. Click here to check it out!

Joan Antleman is the publisher and she does a great job advertising senior pets. For those of you who don't know, some people consider pets age seven and over 'seniors', and in our culture of youth obsession, senior pets can be hard to place. Senior Pets is doing a great job of creating awareness and finding love for the older animals looking for homes.

Fore more info:
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lucky Luca

Congratulations to Luca, a twelve-week-old orange tabby who just found his forever home with a wonderful family in New Jersey. God speed, dear heart.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Looking for a little love in your life?

We've talked about fostering on this blog before, and it will likely be a topic that will come up regularly. The reason? Fostering is one of the most important ways you can help save NYC's homeless animals. We can't rescue if we don't have a place for the animals to live, so that's where fostering comes in.

Like foster care for children in need, foster care for cats and dogs works the same way. We provide all medical care, you feed the little buggers and give them lots of love. Fostering is great for people who want a pet but aren't sure they're ready for a long-term commitment or it can be a great way to find which animal is right for you. Many people foster until they meet their soul-pet.

Right now we have several cats and kittens looking for safe, loving foster homes. One of our fosters has about 15 cats in her apartment, but that's not fair to her or the cats, so it's time to move some out. If you or someone you know would be able to take two or three kittens, it would be wonderful!

Bishop, a gorgeous two-year-old russian blue is coming in from Connecticut. He has a possible forever home, but he needs a foster home until his adoption is final. It might be a very quick foster or it could be a foster situation with an unknown end date. Bishop is neutered, fiv felv neg and gets along with other cats.

We're also in need of a foster home for a five-month-old black and white tuxedo who was found in a basement. The woman who found him was given one day to place him before he is taken to Animal Care & Control. She has not been able to find him a home.

Can you help? Email for more information.

Save a life! Foster a homeless animal and always opt to adopt.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuxedos for Christmas

A note from Tracey:

Of course we wouldn't be talking about a real tuxedo suit. We are talking about 5 tuxedo cats on the euth list tonight. All for space, no space apparently, and all from the Bronx where the Dept of Health says our city does not need a shelter. AND they are all under age 5.

Lots of other colours too. If you think you can take one for foster, they are SUPER CUTE!

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For more info email

Just some of many

Just one kiss before you go?

Don't I deserve a safe home?

All I want is a warm lap to curl up in...

I'll be your best friend!

I've only got eyes for you...