Subject: Pet Food DonationsHello. PM me. I can meet up with you on Tuesday and give you some cash for the kitties. I am not due to go to Costco till next weekend, but if you prefer I can pick up some food then. I am fine with either. Just let me know.
Hey caseo how's funds? Also I have an extra shelter if needed. My guys don't seem to use all of them.
An extra shelter would be awesome, thank you! Text me when you have a minute, I picked up Kobe.
The donations helped immensely but they're pretty much gone now, I don't know if we have more cats than we thought but we're going through 9 big cans of friskies and 7lbs of dry food every 2 days. I feel like I've been buying nothing but cat food for the past 2 months, my mom orders 4 bags of prism dry and 4 cases of friskies at a time. Plus whatever we need for our guys, I'm constantly lugging food home.
I only feel sorry for myself sometimes though, this is what I chose to do so I just have to suck it up. I think I'm going to go lay down and stick my face in a kitty belly, can't be sad when you're doing that!
Okay, I know some people don't like me because I can be "mean". I really don't care, I just care about helping animals. You don't like me? Fine, don't deal with me or donate to me. But donate to another local rescuer or rescue group, don't give the big guys your money thinking animals in your neighborhood are going to benefit. Do some research into the ASPCA, North Shore, and HSUS. HSUS is all about legislation, they don't have a shelter in NY and they are different from the Human Society of NY. North Shore gets almost all of their animals from the South, they do not take back animals they adopted out. I personally know a rescue group that ships kittens to NSAL from WV when they "run out". They used to be good but like every big animal group they sold out when the money rolled in.
ASPCA is the worst of the bunch, they used to be our city shelter until they realized they weren't making enough money. Their humane law enforcement department is a joke, under staffed and under funded. They take in a disgusting amount of money each year in donations and grants, they routinely dump victims of cruelty/neglect at the AC&C (a kill shelter). They do this so they can claim "no kill" status when it's utter bullshit. One of the only good things the ASPCA did was have their TNR program for certified rescuers and they're screwing that up. Charging people who TNR feral cats $5 per cat, plus the fees for everything else. And they're getting rid of our mobile clinics in favor of a spot in freaking Glendale, making it harder to help animals.
The bottom line is this, go do something, go help an animal. Donate to rescue groups that actually help animals, that pull animals from AC&C, that would spend their last dime saving an animal.
Hi- me and a friend of mine are beginning to do TNR work in Midwood, Brooklyn...
Would like to network... please email me...
Are you still accepting pet food, Caseopele? I have some cases of Wysong Au Jus (wet).
Hey, Meow! I'm in Crown Heights but may know someone closer to your neck of the woods. We just finished our big TNR project of the year, trapped 20 cats over a 3 block radius. There are more that we didn't see while we were trapping of course but we'll get them a couple at a time when we can afford it. Email me at my user name at gmail.com and I can try to hook you up with someone close to you.
Idlewild, yes! Thank you! We can always use food, especially since we just spent $400 on our last project. I'm in Brooklyn Heights until Saturday staying at my parents and running their store while they're away. I can definitely pick up next week, I have almost no free time until then since I'm here 8:30-6:30 then have to come back at 9:30 to walk dogs. Thank you so much!
I wanted to share a couple pics of my former feral turned house cat, Rowan. Rowan and her sister were born to our kitty nemesis, the mustachioed mama who is too wily for us to catch and keeps having babies. We trapped the girls about a year ago, they were totally feral so we had them spayed and ear tipped and returned them. Last January Rowan's sister disappeared, I found her about a month later in a hole in the construction site where they lived. She had fallen down and couldn't get out, it was pure chance I heard her meowing and the site was open. I threw stuff in the hole so she could climb out and she ran off, skinny and terrified. While she as missing Rowan became very friendly to us, coming up for petting before food and rubbing against our legs.
Well, a few months ago th sister disappeared again and Rowan was way too friendly with us to leave outside. She would try to follow us across the street to our other feeding spot and we would have to chase her back. I decided I had to take her in but had no idea what to expect since she had spent the first year of her life on the street. I didn't have to worry for long though, a few days after I brought her in I found her shredding toilet paper like any respectable house cat:
Rowan has turned into a huge momma's girl, she cuddles with me in bed, loves to get kisses, and play with tennis balls. I named her Rowan because the Rowan tree is believed to have protective qualities and she somehow survived her time outside. I am absolutely in love with this little girl, I actually have her half-sister and half-brother also and they are all 3 huge characters with very unique personalities.
Caseo, let us know how you are doing and any updates on the cats.
No good news unfortunately, we've lost access to 2 of our feral colonies and are losing a 3rd because we have to move. After 5 years of taking care of the feral cats around my building I am getting priced out of the neighborhood. Not sure where I'm going to go but it's heartbreaking knowing our ferals are losing their winter shelters and feeding stations. Especially since it's because some jerk is opening a wine/wifi place a half a block from the methadone clinic and our building is being gutted and turned into fancy condos.
Thanks to everyone who donated and cared about the kitties. Anyone know of any apartments to rent that accept cats and dogs? Preferably somewhat in the area so I can keep an eye on the ferals.