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

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!

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;

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  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 :(


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 -

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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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bartender Receives $1,000 Tip to Pay For Her Dog’s Surgery - Wonderful Story!

It is always so touching to learn that there are people who are selfless, kind, compassionate and generous!  What a wonderful story that give us hope after all the negativity we read about.

Bartender Receives $1,000 Tip to Pay For Her Dog’s Surgery

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Blind Kitten Finds “Seeing-Eye” Cat Companion at Shelter

Sweet story! ~ Isn't wonderful how animals can sense and care for one another ^..^

Blind Kitten Finds “Seeing-Eye” Cat Companion at Shelter - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where oh where is Slick?

As you all know, those who have been following Caring Hearts, since Hemingway passed in August of 2013 his buddy and guardian, Slick, did not take it well.  Unfortunately this is what I had expected but I did not expect him to be so devastated that he did not stay around the property or sleep in the kitty condo : (  Since August and September 2013, we have seen Slick but it has became less and less.  As I have previously posted, even during this past brutal winter we had here in Smithtown, he rarely slept in. On occasion we would see him come in for food and then leave.  Slick was close with the other kitties of the colony and would even sleep with them as well with Hemingway.  It seems that with the loss of his buddy that he looked after like a doting brother and protector he no longer wants to even be with the others.  I can only hope that he is safe and maybe even found a new home.  Of course I would prefer Slick to still be with the cat colony and with us but if his heart is so broken that he cannot, I want him to find another loving home.  To think he might be wasting away without enough food is so upsetting since I have no idea where he had wondered off to after Hemingway passed to even try to get him food.
There are pictures of Slick and Hemingway in the posts from Rest in Peace Hemingway 8-12-13, Slick update 11-26-13, Slick update 12-5-13 and Slick update 1-27-14.
I only wish that people would realize how much animals feel like we do.  Obviously they cannot express themselves as we do but if the non believers took the time to care, they would see how animals show signs of happiness, insecurities,fear, love among their own kind, sadness etc....
Just as Slick appeared on my front lawn and took the role of the caregiver, guardian and buddy to Hemingway he just slipped away.  Maybe he was a kitty angel and when I hear a bell ring I know it is him but I am going on the basis that he has found another person or family to feed and care for him as I had.  Or maybe better yet, maybe he will return in the days or months ahead.

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