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, November 29, 2011

Hemingway Update and New Rescue

Hemingway, Grandpa, is feeling so much better.  He is out and about and back to his normal self and possibly even better.  Thank goodness!  Due to his age, he has some limitations but overall as spry as possible for his age.  

Now as of November 1st we trapped Callahan a beautiful black long haired kitten.  Richard does all the trapping ~ thank you to Richard.  Callahan appears to be a boy and he was all by himself at Callahan's Beach in Smithtown. Not sure what happened to his mommie or siblings if he had them, but whenever we would go to feed him, Callahan was the only one who would come out for food.  I will post some pictures of this cute little boy.  Still working on socializing him which is progressing slowly since he seems to be approximately 6 to 8 months old.  The older they are when trapped the longer it takes to earn their trust.  Once that happens he will need to be neutered. 

I promise not to wait so long for the next post and pictures.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hemingway Update

Hemingway is coming along thank goodness!  I was able to obtain some antibiotics for him and he has been improving.  He is back to going outside to warm up in the sun and walk around a bit more which is wonderful to see.  Hemingway is even going up the stairs to sun in the backyard.  You can see the joy in the younger kitties who follow him around to keep him company and provide comfort.  We can only hope that once I am finished with the antibiotics he remains strong.  It seems that he had an upper respiratory infection which causes felines much trouble if not caught.  Hemingway did not show any signs initially other than his bad eye getting worse.  Once I heard him sneezing and sounding congested along with the runny eye on top of his other eye issue, I knew what was causing him to feel so weak.  He is up there in age and I do know this winter will be very tough on him.   Thank you to all who are following his story and for caring.  ^..^