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, August 18, 2015

Hello and Pet adoption Event.....

Hello and cannot, once again, believe so much time has past! My apologies!  I will get back on track as I have cute pictures to post of my adopted kitties of my cat colony that lives in my kittie condo plus of my kitties.

I'm exciting to announce that I will be at the Raymour and Flanigan in Valley Stream on Saturday, 8.22.15, as they are holding another pet adoption event. Like last year, Bideawee will be there with sweet cats and dogs who need a loving forever home. I will be there with my children's book, a true story, of a homeless cat. I will be there from 1 to 2:30 as I have a prior engagement but the animals will be there until 5pm. Looking forward to meet those who stop by and those who purchase my book. More importantly, I hope many pets get adopted!!

Thank you for stopping by, visiting and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Here is an article for pet safety in cast of a fire

Hello to all,

I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying the summer!  The kitties here, at my home, are all doing well except I am still trying to figure out how to get Dorie not to 'go after' her sister SuzieQ.  That is for another post......

In the meantime I came across an article at the animal rescue site that I thought us pet parents would be interested in.  Hope you find this useful ~

Thank you for following or visiting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!! and a cute link asking 'are you a crazy cat person and proud'

Hello to all,

Wow does time fly by as I can't believe my last post was June 13th ~ my apologies.

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy Fourth of July; enjoying spending time with loved ones and those that are special in your lives.  Let us not forget to thank all those who serve to protect our independence.

As for all the homeless animals on every fourth of July, hoping they all have a safe place to hide with the fireworks that will be occurring this evening.  Also hoping they will be safe from those foolish, to be polite, people who don't think twice about harming innocent animals.

Here is a cute link about 'cat people'.  Now personally, and I'm sure many will agree, that the label 'crazy cat person' has a negative connotation and all of us who have cats, foster cats, care for cat colonies and conduct trap-neuter-return should be proud to help these homeless cats.  They get some real love that they so deserve even if it is in small doses. There are many who help not only homeless cats but other animals too.  It is awesome to know we all have a part of the change that is occurring towards homeless animals as well as being a part of changing the way many people feel about animals.
Hope this link put a little smile on your face : )

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hello ~ Meet some of the adopted kitties ^..^

I hope this post finds my followers well and anyone who stops on by for a visit.  Here is a picture of Noah last week resting in my front flower bed....
Noah Resting 6.6.15

Noah and his remaining siblings and cousin's, as I call them, are 7 years old as of the May and this month June.  Noah was from a litter of six in May 2008 and then there was a second litter born in June 2008.

Here is a picture of the adopted kitties when I come home from work.  You get to see a better picture of Noah, the orange and white tabby.

Noah, Candy, Isabella, Addie and Sometimes 6.8.15

Noah, Candy and Isabella 6.8.15

This photo to the left you have Noah with Candy who is the calico cat, Isabella all black, Addie the white and black cat and then Sometimes or also he is know as Sometimes Henry.  Sometimes seems to be older in age and must have with the original group of ferals-strays I was feeding with the cats from my other posts.  Hemingway, Melky, Casey and others who after trap-neuter-return did not all stay around.  Those I truly hope found other homes that feed and protected them.

In this photo to the right you have the three buddies;   Noah, Candy and Isabella.

Promise to be back with more photo's, stories and other posts that might be interesting.

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

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.....

Thank you for stopping by and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ 
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!

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