The Mission

Being an animal lover my whole life, my hope is to do my part in raising awareness on the issue of animal homelessness and to give back to my community.....

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Monday, May 25, 2015

I'm Back........My apologies and now for updates

Hello to all my loyal followers and visitors,

It has been way too long without a post and again my apologies!  My new employment, since closing my company, has kept me quite busy.  Good in one aspect not so good for being able to stay on top of my blog and hoping to have Caring Hearts Loving Paws grow.  All good though as I believe I have figured out a way to balance both worlds : )

There has been a lot going on here at Caring Hearts Loving Paws. First of all we lost another adopted kitty :( I wanted to post immediately but put off while I tried to find a picture which I finally did.  We lost Sylvester March 29, 2015.  As you know we lost Ely last September 2014, Rest in Peace Ely 9.15.14.  After the loss of Sylvester too we did some research and learned that cats can have heart issues that go unnoticed and cause a type of heart attack like we suffer.  However their attack is fatal unfortunately. This can happen to a young kitten or at any age.  It is the only answer I can come up which is so disheartening.  Here is a picture of Sylvester in January 2011 peaking in from the front window ledge right after a bad snow storm as the adopted cats did not have many areas to roam.  I still need to try to locate a picture of Ely and promise to keep looking.
Sylvester January 2011
Sylvester was just as his name; adorable and yet always seemed to be mixing it up with his siblings :) That was my Sylvester!

For those who are new to Caring Hearts Loving Paws, the kittie cats I call my adopted kitties are the cats from the neighborhood that I TNR'd (trap-neuter-return) and have been living in my large 2 and half car garage or as I call it my kittie condo : ) It worked out for the best for my adopted kitties, especially with the horrible winters we have been having, when only two of my neighbors had issues with where the cats were being housed and feed.  They have lived in their 'kittie condo' for over 6 to 7 seven years.  They have a cat door to come in and out of their 'home'. 

Now as for Dorie, my latest rescue, she is not liking her sister SuzieQ.  Doris was the last cat of the small cat colony I had TNR'd left at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center.  On January 25th, 2015, the first big snow storm of this year - ugh!, I went and grabbed her finally!  It took me a very long time to befriend Dorie after my last attempt in February 2014.

There will be more on Dorie, and pictures, and other updates in my future posts.  As mentioned, I have found a balance and will continually post to keep Caring Hearts Loving Paws growing as well as to promote my book, The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat, as I hope to write another children's book.
Thank you for following and stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana




Friday, February 13, 2015

How to tell the difference between a stray and feral cat and help them survive - from The Animal Rescue Site -

Hello and hoping everyone is keeping warm!  Especially hoping all the stray and feral kitties have as safe and as warm as possible of a place to take cover!  With weather that we are having this winter and every winter my heart breaks thinking of all the homeless animals.  I only wish I could help them all and try to do all that I can within my ability.  If we all could do just one small act of kindness, maybe we can slowly change the lives of the homeless animals.  As important is to educate all the pet owners that all their pet children need to be spayed or neutered and that their pet children are part of their family forever.  If a difficult financial situation should occur, please never abandon your pet children. They love and depend on you so please do your research and find an organization that can help. There are many out there, as difficult as they can be to locate, but please do not give up and keep researching.  As we know there is Facebook and many other social sites to reach out too as well.  Thank goodness for the many organizations that are making such strides in changing the way of the world and how they look at these poor homeless animals.  I applaud and support them! I am glad to say I am trying to do my part too!

I will work on posting a list of links and organizations that anyone in need can reach out to.  Stay tuned and give me a bit to work on.......

Now if you ever wonder how to tell the difference between a stray and feral cat, here you go an interest article ~ enjoy.....


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Purrs and Hugs ~ Adriana

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dorie ~ Before and After

Finally Dorie is now living in a warm and cozy home.  She always had food and interaction where she lived her homeless life at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. I would always be there every day as well as the original feeder of the few cat colonies living in this Center.  However whenever there was bad weather and the cold it always broke my heart.  After many, many months of winning her trust and having her get use to the transfer carrier, on the day of the Blizzard (1.26.15) as the storm started to pick up steam, I drove over and scooped her up.  Dorie came running for her feeding and meowing loudly as she usually did in bad weather.  I opened the carrier, placed dry food in, picked her up and placed her in.  As she started to eat I quickly closed the cover!  She of course cried all the way home but I knew it was best.

Funny though the two sisters did not recognize each other.  The story of  SuzieQ can be found at the following links; Story of Dorie and SuzieQ
SuzieQ and Kittens

Here are a few pictures ~



Dorie then 1.9.15
Feeding Dorie and keeping her off the snow while trying to get her little feet warm on this towel


Dorie now 2.4.15
During the Blizzard of 1.26.15 I went to save her from the bitter weather and living on her own

Thank you for stopping by to visit or following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard 2015 ~

Here is Peppie snow and bird watching the morning of 1.27.15 ~
The kitties are getting restless and trying to keep them as busy as I can.  They are sleeping a bit more, thank goodness : )

Not sure if you all recall, I have been trying to trap and find the right time to take home the last kittie, Dorie, remaining at the Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital.  I trap, neutered and return 2 of the 3 cats of this small colony back in Spring of 2013. I returned Dorie and Billy.  Billy was rescued and adopted approximately 6 months later.  Then there was SuzieQ who had 2 kittens before I could have her spayed.  I fostered all three, got her 2 boys adopted together and then could not return her after being with me for 4 months in a warm and safe home.  Of course she was then spayed but it left poor Dorie all alone.  I did post of my failed attempt to trap Dorie last February 2014 which lead her to be frightened of me.  Well after all this time I have absolutely befriended her again.  Every day I would visit her and spend 15 to 20 minutes with her.  With news of the impending Blizzard I decided I needed to get her.  Around 1:30 on 1.26.15, as the storm started to pick up, I headed over to Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital.  Sure enough she wanted to eat and came running. I set up my carrier, as I have been doing, placed food in the carrier, picked her up to place her in the carrier to eat and then closed the top. Sounds easy, right?  It was pretty easy but only because for many months I have been conditioning her with this carrier.  In the next few days I will post pictures.  Dorie is adjusting but she is not happy about my cats who come to visit her.  Now the fun begins to get all the cats as friendly as possible as well and just as important, get her use to being in a home after being out and about for 2 1/2 years.  Dorie and SuzieQ were abandoned when they were pregnant at a very early age.  I say they were approximately 6 months to 8 months old at that time. 
Stay tuned for pictures...............
Thank you for following or for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello and cute article why it is Now Cool To Be A Cat Lady ^..^

Hello everyone and hope that the start of 2015 is treating you all well!  As for me, my new employment has me a bit busier than expected which one way is great and the other causes me to lose track of time for posts.  I promise to get better at balancing the two :)

I did find this cute article to share on 6 reasons it is now coot to be a cat lady ~ hope you enjoy!

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-reasons-its-now-cool-to-be-a-cat-lady.html?cid=fb_HL_cooltobeacatlady

Thank you for following or stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!



Hello and I hope this holiday season, Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year celebration, was all your had hoped for and more!  I wish all my followers or those that stop by and visit a wonderful, bright, peaceful and healthy 2015!

Purrs and Hugs ~ Adriana and all the kitties of Caring Hearts Loving Paws 




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Holidays ~ Happy Hanukkah!



To all my followers or those that have been stopping by I wish you a Happy Hanukkah and that each candle you light makes your Hanukkah and every day brighter!  ~ Adriana and all the kitties of Caring Hearts Loving Paws









Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Holidays and updates!

Hope everyone is in the swing of the Holiday Season as it is in full swing!  I cannot believe it has been several weeks and I did not get a chance to post any pictures or articles ~ my apologies.  My new employment does have me a bit busier than I expected.  Hopefully once I am completely acclimated and since I am finished with all the training classes I hope to have more time to spend on Caring Hearts Loving Paws.

Until then I wish you and all your loved ones an enjoyable Holiday Season!!

Whether you are stopping by or following  Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Thank you ^..^ 
~ Adriana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my followers and supports or those that just stop on by ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you, all your family and friends!!

~ Adriana of Caring Hearts Loving Paws
 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yay a Slick sighting !!

For all these months we have not seen Slick and it has been heartbreaking wondering where is Slick?  Is he eating regularly?  Is he okay? Does he have a safe place for shelter or could he have found another home?  All these questions I ask myself all the time.  As my followers know, Slick's buddy, Hemingway, passed away on 8-12-13 Rest in Peace Hemingway ~ 8/12/13.  Every now and then I would wonder, could Slick have just arrived one day years back as Hemingway's angel? Silly many may think of my thought but as out of nowhere Slick arrived, he seemed to just disappear :(   For all my new followers or for those just stopping by, the following links provide a bit more detail:  A thankful moment....Slick 11-26-13Slick update 12-5-13,  Slick update 1-27-14 and Slick update 4-17-14.

Well I am happy to be typing that on Sunday, November 9, 2014, I saw Slick walking away from my home to across the street.  Of course I quickly ran to the door and started calling him in hopes of Slick coming back so I could provide extra food to entice him. Well he did stop in his tracks as he still recognized my voice which of course made me happy!! He kept looking at me and I had some hope that he might turn around and come back but a gosh darn truck came down the block and Slick quickly ran up the remainder of my neighbors driveway into the shrubs.

At least I know he is safe and he looked healthy not thin.  I am guessing he comes back to my home into the kittie condo when I am not around or just not at a window to see Slick coming across the street.  Now over the past few months we have always inquired with our neighbors if they have ever seen him.  They state they use to but not since the late Spring and Summer.  Slick must have a great place to keep hidden and yet safe!  As the winter weather gets ready to approach I am hoping that I will see Slick more often or hopefully he will slowly start to stay in the kittie condo with his cat colony buddies.  As soon as I have further updates on Slick, I will post asap :)

Whether you are stopping by or are following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ 
Thank you!   Adriana

Sunday, November 9, 2014

10 Ways to Unknowingly Crush Your Cat’s Spirit

Hello everyone,  I thought I'd share this article even tough me may know this all.  Maybe for those who are not aware of these facts or seem to forget, we can share or send a little reminder.



Thank you for following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^ ~ Adriana

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pet Adoption Event and Meet the Author, me ~ Yay

Yes I am happy to announce that I will be at another pet adoption event! 

 For those of you who live in the neighboring towns from Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, NY, there will be another Meet the Author, me, at the Raymour and Flanigan store located in the mall. This is another pet adoption event with Bide A Wee and similar vendors from the previous event.

The last pet adoption was a success as there were 6 pets adopted; 3 kittens and 3 dogs, that day into forever homes.The Raymour and Flanigan store is located on the outer end across from Macy's and next to Best Buy and Bansfield Pet Hospital. . The address is 10 West Circle Drive in Valley Stream. Here's to more animals finding forever homes!! 

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~ Adriana

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Update and more......

Hello everyone,  my apologies for the lack of updates and posts but I was in the midst of a transition.  It is bitter sweet but do believe it is for the best.  I have placed my main employment, which I was self employed, on inactive status and have taken a new position.  Several reason had gone into my decision and one being I am hoping to have more free time available to focus on Caring Hearts Loving Paws mission. So finalizing all that needed to be and getting geared up for my new employment has kept me a bit busier than normal.

My book is now available as an interactive application on Windows 8.  With children being able to interact with the book should lead to some extra fun!  Here is the link to this application;  http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/the-big-beautiful-fluffy-gray/45e7d237-4978-4ced-8f74-ba9533ed2eba

As I had once mentioned that I am working towards a goal of having my blog updated and more interactive.  Yes that will still be coming and one baby step in the process is I now have my email active for Caring Hearts Loving Paws which is adriana@caringheartslovingpaws.com.  My logo is just about complete.  Actually is was ready some time ago but I just wanted to think about it for a bit to make certain that changes were not needed or needed.  As we know, once one commits, there is no turning back.

A BIG thank you to Frank, my friend who feeds the cats at the old Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital, as he has donated food for my kitties I care for!  He has done so several times over a long period of time and I am very grateful.

Lastly I have another 'Meet the Author' event at another Raymour and Flanigan store on November 9th, 2014.  I will post details within the following week.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adorable video of a mother cat, her kittens and ducklings, yes ducklings

This is such a sweet story that will leave all animal lovers with a big smile on their face!! I would tend to believe that even the non animal lovers or those that do not prefer cats will get a warm and fuzzy feeling from this video.
Hope you enjoy!!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wonderful news! Animal Abuse cases to be tracked by the FBI....

What wonderful news!  Finally the abuse and cruelty to animals is being taken more seriously.  We know that there has been some strides in the manner in which the abuse cases have been handled but the punishment never seems to fit the acts of cruelty and abuse.  From this article we can only hope that since the FBI will be tracking these acts by properly recategorizing them we will see the proper actions taken against the perpertrators!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ely ~ Rest in Peace 9.15.14

It is with a heavy heart I am writing as Ely, one of our cats from the colony, has passed away at the young age of 6 years and 4 months.  As most of you know, the cat colony lives on my property and in my very large 2 and half car garage or as I call it now the kitty condo.  Ely was one of the few that loved to be pet. He would come in and arch his back waiting to pet and pet and pet..... He was so very sweet and lovable and will be very much missed : ( Ely was found in the kitty condo lying near our door and what a very sad and somber moment that was.  As I type this post I do not have a picture handy but will post as soon as I do.  The morning of 9/15/14 while providing breakfeast to the colony, there was Ely waiting for his petting sesson.  I gave him treats with the others as I often do at breakfeast time. So what happened between breakfast and dinner time, sadly, we will never know.  Rest in Peace Ely and know you will be greatly missed :(

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pet adoption event including meet the author ~ Me!

Hello to all and I am excited to announce that on September 20, 2014, from 1pm to 5pm, I will be attending a Pet Adoption event hosted by Raymour and Flanigan as meet the author with my book The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat.  The address is 275 Glen Cove Road in Carle Place, NY 11514.

Maybe you are thinking of adding a new fur baby to your family or just want to stop by for the fun as there will be activities for the children and food for all.  Raymour and Flanigan will be offering a 12% discount on any purchase made at the store.  If you would like me to mail you a coupon, please leave me a message on my blog or on my Facebook page Caring Hearts Loving Paws or my Instagram account by the same name.

There will be local participants and they are as follows;  Bideawee, London Jewelers selling paw print jewelry which a portion of proceeds will be donated to charity Link for charity,  Rescue Paw Foundation, Best in Show Pet Resort, Carle Place Village Delicatessen, Daily News, Garden City Veterinary Care, Kiddie City USA, Marilyn Carminio: popular Long Island Lecturer,  Moe's Southwest Grill, Pets Boutique, Smoothie King, and Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts.

Please spread the word as this is for such a good cause!  So many loving animals needing good, loving homes!  If you are local, hope to see you there............

Thank you, Adriana of Caring Hearts Loving Paws

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Found a lost tea cup Chihuahua with great outcome......

Yesterday, September 1, 2014, 7am in the morning I see this really small Chihuahua across the street crying and scratching on a neighbors door.  There door was closed so of course I called to the dog in hopes of getting the dogs attention.  I got the dog to turn around but what really worked is that the Chihuahua saw me petting my cat, Callie, and then started running over.  Low and behold I see now why the Chihuahua looked so small - it was a tea cup Chihuahua : )

After picking up the little Chihuahua and comforting the dog,  I brought the dog in my home and set up some water and food in a small carrier so the tea cup Chihuahua would feel safe and secure.  Quickly I took a picture and posted on facebook and instagram as well as bringing a picture to my local Yoga class since I would think, and hoped, the lost dog must be from the immediate area since how far could the little legs go.

On my way home from Yoga class, I saw one of my neighbors and inquired if they knew anyone who may have lost this little tea cup Chihuahua.  As luck would have it the dog was his ~ Yay!!   The poor tea cup Chihuahua was a little girl, Tiny short for Valentine, of 13 years old.  It seems after all these years only the last week or so Tiny has figured out how to get out of the backyard that is totally fenced in.  Tiny's perimeter is now being double and triple secured.

Below is a picture of Tiny and in such a short time we got very attached but glad she is home where she belongs : )  Now as for my cats my boys did not mind so much.  Smelled and walked away.  As for my girls, well they got all spooked and bent out of shape even though Tiny is so much smaller than they are : )

My neighbor informed me that they rescued Tiny as a baby from a puppy mill.  They paid for her but did not care as they knew she needed to be out of that environment.  Tiny's initial veterinarian visit did not provide much hope as she was not in the best of health.  They did not give Tiny many days or weeks to live.  Well at 13 years old she proves that with love and care, some health issues can be overcome.  See you around Tiny : )
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy 13th Birthday Mia

It is Mia's 13th birthday ~ Yay!!  Mia or should I say as our Vet called her from Mia's first visit at 5 weeks old, Miss Mia : )  She was feisty then and still is : )  Love my little girl yes little girl even if she is now considered a senior.  Mia has even gained some weight over the last several years but again I say my little girl : )  With the other cats in the house, Mia has access to food all the time.  We try to be as diligent as possible and pick up the other cat food dishes but inevitable there are times we forget :(

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIA!!  WE LOVE YOU!!


Mia with mommy at 5 to 6 weeks old 

Mia in March 2008 ~ 7 years old

Mia on August 10, 2014 at 13 years old
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wonderful article in One Green Planet about a couple changing the world for feral cats through their photography

I came across this story on One Green Planet of a wonderful couple who photographs animals for Alley Cat Allies as well as other animals and projects. They have a wonderful mission and thought I would share the story.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Two wonderful articles about Pit Bulls and how they are misunderstood - sadly...

Two wonderful articles from the Huffington Post that include video's on how these poor dogs are misunderstood......

Hope you enjoy and Huffington Post, Huff Post, has a week long special on these dogs #PitBullWeek coverage



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Great Story from Life with Cats ~ Hero cat protects a five year old boy!

What a wonderful story!! Way to go Smudge!!  Way too many people do not give enough credit to our furry feline pet children!!  Cats rock!!  I have had both cat and dogs and love them both, love all animals, just wish people who do not prefer to have a cat as a pet would state exactly that and not that they 'hate' cats.  Hate is such a strong and ugly word!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sweet Story of how a homeless cat helped this homeless woman...

This is a sweet story of a homeless cat who helped this homeless woman.  You will need to read the story and it will leave a smile on your face!  We can only hope that more cities that provided public housing for those trying to get on their feet again follow in these footsteps!  We all need someone to love which includes our furry pet children.....

Woman Bonds with Cat in Cemetery and it Ends up Saving Them Both - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Here is SuzieQ sharing my yoga mat. I can hear her telling me this;  Hi Mom, see I can do yoga too!
What do you think she is saying?


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Save the Plum Beach Cats | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com

This cat colony has been living at Plum Beach in Brooklyn, NY for over 8 to 10 years. Well cared for and all spayed or neutered.  Some one decided that these cats are now a problem and the National Parks Department wants the cats removed by this weekend.  Very sad :(   Initially they wanted them all removed by last weekend or they would trap and remove which we all know what the outcome means.  Again very sad :(  Luckily this woman has found a safe place for all 25 cats but needs assistance with the cost of the relocation and having all the cats seen by a veterarian before being moved.  If you can find a way to given even a few dollars, it will be greatly appreciated.  The link takes you to the donation site and tells the story.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  These poor kitties thank you too!!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Signing for The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat ~ Yay!

I am very excited to announce that September 20, 2014 there will be an event at a local Raymour and Flanagan store promoting animial adoptions with Our Cause for Paws with London Jewelers and many other animal friendly projects including my book, The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat, a true story of my cat Oliver.

So mark your calendars and please stop on by as there will be many fun events for the children!!

More details to follow..........

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How Wonderful ~ Cats Help Autistic Woman & She Helps the cats

What a sweet story of how cats in a shelter waiting for their forever home help and bring such joy to this beautiful autistic woman who volunteers at two shelters.  It is a win win for Ashley and the cats.  Here is the link to this sweet heartwarming story ~

Cats help Autistic Woman & She helps the cats

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Should you tame a feral cat? ~ Jackson Galaxy

I'm guessing everyone is familiar with Jackson Galaxy and if not, he helps to resolve many issues cat pet parents have with their kitty or kitty's.  He has a show on animal planet called 'My Cat from Hell'.  He is very knowledgeable and his story is very interesting and sweet.  Hope you enjoy this little article....


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Clint Eastwood Saved a Kitten’s Life!

I have always been a Clint Eastwood fan since I can remember!  Not to date myself but all I can say is that is for some time : )  How can one become even a bigger fan with this sweet story???   Not sure how but I am for certain : )  Enjoy the story......

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