Monday, January 31, 2011

Jen a 1 1/2 year old pup will be put to sleep.

We learned that a few friendly dogs were sent to the ACC in the middle of an individual trying to place them. One of these dogs we are trying to help, her name is Jen. She is 1 1/2 years old. She receives great ratings in her SAFER test at the shelter and she is a total doll.  She was meant to die Monday, Jan 30th in the morning. We called in and we have 48 hours to find her a home or raise enough money to pay for boarding.
As a rescuer we see so many animals that are dying every day because they catch a simple cold or there is not enough space or funding to feed them.  It is extremely frustrating. I don't even look at the lists we receive because it is heartbreaking to know that these cats and dogs, someone's pet, will die because their owner was irresponsible.  Already this year we have rescued 4 cats that were found outside. One of them many of you know, Lee, a 4 month kitten who's ears fell off from frostbite. How can a human do this. Leave a kitten outside, or throw him outside.

Jen and her story fell into our lap and we are now trying to do everything to save her. We are trying to find a foster home. One person was interested but her roommates said no. If you can donate anything it will be used to board her until we find a foster or permanent home.  Don't let Jen die because some human kicked her out.

 I am a co-founder of A Tail at a Time. My 3 cats and one foster cat would not be happy with Jen. Our other co-founder also has too many foster cats. Jen gets along with other dogs, we don't know her history with cats. to help

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What happens to a kitten when someone throws them outside in a NY December.

Lee when he first entered the city shelter
 We rescued a kitty named Lee, only 4 months old. He was found outside and brought to our city shelter. This little tiny baby was dumped outside in mid winter. Many people don't realise these kittens are babies. They don't know their way, they get into trouble and their systems are still growing and adapting to their environment.

Lee went straight to our vet and spent about 3 weeks there. Scar tissue has formed over his ears. The people at the vet fell in love with this guy. He has that great orange tabby personality and is such a sweet heart he melts your heart. He is happy to just lay in your arms. 

Jan 17th UPDATE ON LEE earless kitty - the 4 month old kitten lost his ears because of frostbite. Basically they just shriveled up. This is what happens when people throw out animals, push them out the door. There is scar tissue formed but the internal damage still needs to be assessed. We do know that the people at the vet think he is such a sweetie!

Jan 22nd - Lee is in a foster home and learning how to be a kitten. His foster mom, Aileen, told us today he learned how to jump up onto the counter.  Little Lee is finally getting to enjoy being a kitten. 

If you would like to donate to Lee's medical costs you can make a donation thru igive, our website via paypal or send a check to A Tail at a Time PO Box 1655 Radio City Station NY NY 10101

Friday, January 7, 2011

A New Year 2011

With the New Year here we all make resolutions or goals of some sort. Or maybe you do it for your birthday. Either way it is a good way to start fresh. At A Tail at a Time our constant ultimate goal is to save as many kitty  lives as possible. But there are so many smaller goals to achieve in order to achieve the ultimate goal.

Many pet owners dump their pets before the holidays because they don't want to pay for a cat or dog sitter. Shelters and rescues are overwhelmed. Most rescuers only can take in so many because of space.  Thank you to the many holiday fosters that stepped up and opened up their home for the holidays. It made a world of a difference.
Already with the new year we welcomed 2 new fosters. That means we were able to rescue 2 kittens and another adult cat.

Every month we do a kitty of the month. I chose Mika this month. She is such a sweet,  affectionate kitty and she is declawed. We don't approve of declawing but if someone wants a declaw we recommend they adopt one rather then remove the claws. She is 4 years old, likes to play, likes to be petted and is quite social. Not to mention she is beautiful.

 This is Mika, let's hope she finds a home for the new year.  She deserves it!

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