"Karen and her group are deeply dedicated to the health and happiness of the kitties they rescue." May Salisbury
"My sister has been involved from the beginning...her beautiful kitties are adoptees and would not be if it were not for NYC Rescued Kitties...Bravo!!!" Lynda Gorgopa
"I adopted my cat Shadow from NYC Rescued Kitties. They are a wonderful, devoted, and incredibly hard working organization." Debbie Hecht
"This is the most amazing place in the world. NO cat is turned away and the owner does everything in her power to get cats placed."
"I believe this shelter provides wonderful services to our adorable feline friends." Krisna Urena
"My dear cat came from NYC Rescued Kitties. They are wonderful!" Cathy Cooper
"They're an awesome shelter that takes such good care of kitties that need homes. Love this place. And love my rescue cats." Maria Schriber
"Because of the extraordinary effort they make to find good homes for the kitties they rescue, in many extra special ways. And NY Rescued Kitties happen to be the nicest people too!" Ellen Friedman
"My friend, Dorothy Gordon, says it's just the best!! She adopted her kitty there." Leslie Guillen
"It does wonderful work and I have two gorgeous kitties that I adopted from it." Tobi Elkin
"It is a great rescue group, where I found my beloved Indigo when I really needed a kitty. He is a really great kitty and Karen does such a wonderful job." Lisa Levy
"I have been supporting this shelter since 2004. My two current fabulous furboys, Ren & Stimpy, were both adopted from this wonderful organization." Jude Gorgopa
"I adopted my wonderful Prishka from Rescue Kitties. Prishka was happy and very well taken care of. A wonderful organization. Her she is having a conversation with a guest at the apartment." Dorothy Gordon
Delaney, who adores all animals, especially cats and dogs, decided to have her friends bring money to her birthday party instead of presents so she could donate the money to New York City Rescued Kitties to help out homeless and hungry cats. Her kindness and generosity helped to raise over $300.00 for the charity. Along with her check, she sent this note: Dear Kitties, I am giving you this money from my 8th birthday party. I hope it helps to keep you warm. I also hope it will buy you lots of good food to eat. I'll be praying that you find good homes soon!-Love, Delaney We hope Delaney will be an inspiration to other young people to open their hearts to those less fortunate. We thank and applaud you Delaney Dietzgen for your wonderful act of kindness!
We will be launching our NEW raffle very soon. Please continue visiting our web site for more details.
To learn how you can become a sponsor of NYC Rescued Kitties 2009-2010 raffle please, contact NYC Rescued Kitties at 212.353.9783 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
New York City Rescued Kitties is a no-kill shelter. However, that doesn't mean that every animal we care for lives a long life. Many creatures that we take in are in such poor health, they require immediate medical attention. Even then, not all survive.
Cassiopia is one such animal. She's a gentle 11-year-old brown-and-white Norwegian Forest Cat. She was found in a lot on the Lower East Side with her brother, Jupiter, when she was 2 months old. Her brother only lived another year.
Cassiopia somehow survived the mean streets of the big city, but she faces new struggles: a half-inch stone in her bladder and rotten teeth. She needs an operation and major dental work.
Please donate something to help Cassiopia get well. Even a small amount would help. If you prefer to donate directly to Cassiopia's veterinary hospital, please contact New York City Rescued Kitties for details. Call 212.353.9783 or e-mail email@example.com.
If enough people care, animals such as Cassiopia might have a chance to live a full life, free of suffering.
Ruffin is a 4- to 5-year-old orange male cat who has definitely used up some of his nine lives. He was found in a box in a park on the Lower East Side, along with his three siblings. He was 2 months old.
When Ruffin was 9 months of age, he became sick. A veterinarian incorrectly diagnosed him to have Feline Infectious Peritonitis. FIP typically strikes cats less than a year old. And there's no cure. As such, the vet recommended that we put Little Ruffin to sleep. Of course, we refused.
Against all odds, Ruffin courageously fought for life and was fine until a few months ago. That's when we noticed a change in his behavior and physical condition. He started losing weight, crouching on the floor, and drooling. Sometimes, he seemed to be in a fog. In addition, he became very needy, clinging to one's neck when held, as if pleading for attention.
We brought him to a veterinary hospital, but the blood work was inconclusive, while the bill climbed to $600. The vet recommended that we take him to see a neurologist, but that doctor also failed to find anything definite.
Desperate to save Ruffin, we turned to a Chinese medicine veterinarian who proceeded to work a small miracle. Wonder of wonders, Ruffin stopped drooling and became much more responsive. The herbal remedies prescribed have halted his frightening downward slide. However, we are stuck with significant medical bills.
If you could make a small donation to help defray the cost of Ruffin's battery of tests, you'd be assisting in our ongoing rescue work and treatment of sick and abandoned cats. If you prefer to donate directly to Ruffin's veterinary hospital, please contact New York City Rescued Kitties for details. Call 212.353.9783 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you see beautiful, brave Ruffin, abandoned as a kitten in a park, and, later, brought back from the brink of death, you can believe that, perhaps, there's such a thing as cosmic justice. But people have to pitch in to make it work.
Emergency Surgery Fund-- Please Help !!!
New York City Rescued Kitties goes to extraordinary lengths to rescue, preserve, and protect life, and our work sometimes costs a lot of money. Toby, a 6-year-old brown tabby, is a perfect example.
He was born in one of our homes and is a special cat who's used up two of his nine lives.
Toby's mother, Tara, was pregnant when we rescued her from the Lower East Side. We gave shelter to her and her kittens, and she was later adopted.
One of Toby's siblings, Samantha also was adopted, and the other, Boots, lives with him.
When Toby was 2, we found what we thought was a good, stable home for him. He was a well-behaved cat, but, tragically, two years later, he was returned to us when his adoptive family underwent a domestic crisis.
Then, recently, Toby experienced a sudden and severe urinary tract problem. He started bleeding and was unable to urinate.
Toby was within 24 hours of death when his veterinarian catheterized him. During the operation, Toby stopped breathing on his own for 10 minutes.
The doctors worked desperately on Toby, and after a life-and-death struggle, his respiration was restored.
He was unblocked but complications set in, and we rushed him back to the hospital, where a second emergency catheterization was performed. Now his veterinarian says that Toby needs yet another operation to be cured.
Toby's a sweetheart who's much too young to die, so we're going ahead with the costly procedure. However, we need to raise $2,500 immediately.
Even the smallest donation toward Toby's operation would help defray his unusually heavy medical expenses.
You can mail your checks to New York City Rescued Kitties, P.O. Box 614, New York, NY 10002. Won't you please help us to save Toby's life?
A kind caring lady rescued this brave little girl named Sacha and her sister from the streets of Staten Island where a very cruel human had thrown her against a brick wall several times resulting in severe injuries to her back legs and possibly lower back area. She can't walk on her hind legs, but has an enormous will to live. Sacha desperately needs medical care to diagnose her injuries and help her to survive, but she needs your help to pay the vet fees.
Won't you please make a donation? Whatever you can give, no matter how small, will be so gratefully accepted. You can make a big difference in this kitten's life. Please email us if you'd like to contribute at: email@example.com You can then mail your donation to:
New York City Rescued Kitties
PO Box 614
New York, N.Y. 10002
Dear Cat Lovers,
This rescued beautiful & affectionate 2 year old Turkish Angora mix has been suffering with urinary tract inflammation. She recently became completely obstructed.
Surgery needed to be done in 24 hours or she would have died of the metabolic wastes that had built up in her system. The reduced "shelter" fee for surgery, anesthesia, lab analysis, etc. is $1200, . . .$600 of which has already been raised.
Can you help with a donation? Whatever you can pay, no matter how small, is gratefully accepted and will help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org that your contribution is coming for Lilly.
It is with great sadness that we report, despite our best fund raising efforts and the last-minute kindness of two generous donors for medical expenses, Chopped Ear Mom did not receive the care she so desperately needed in time and passed away on May 1st, 2005. But her strong spirit and legacy lives on. Donations made in her memory are greatly appreciated and will help other cats in similar situations. Please help them get the treatments they need. The smallest donation can make a big difference!
THIS IS A BITTERSWEET STORY ABOUT A LOVELY 3 YEAR OLD FEMALE FELINE THAT WAS RESCUED FROM THE MANHATTAN CACC, ALONG WITH HER ONE REMAINING 3 WEEK OLD KITTEN, BY NEW YORK CITY RESCUED KITTIES.
THIS BRAVE AND LOVING CREATURE THEN PROCEEDED TO NURSE 7 THREE-DAY-OLD ORPHANED KITTENS TO HEALTH. HER NAME IS "CHOPPED EAR MOM" BECAUSE SOME CRUEL HUMAN ALONG THE WAY HAD DECIDED TO CHOP OFF HER EARS AND HER TAIL. BUT, AS YOU CAN SEE, SHE IS STILL A BEAUTY--RATHER RESEMBLING A SCOTTISH FOLD.
UNFORTUNATELY, "CHOPPED EAR MOM" IS NOT HAVING A VERY HAPPY ENDING. AFTER ALL OF HER UPS & DOWNS AND UNSELFISH CAREGIVING TO OTHERS IN HER SHORT LIFE SHE IS NOW IN DESPERATE NEED OF FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CARE DUE TO A CHRONIC HEART AND KIDNEY CONDITION. WITH THE PROPER TREATMENT SHE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE A RELATIVELY LONG, FULL, AND HAPPY LIFE.