Holiday Stories 2015

A “Tail” of Two Kitties—Ginger and Una

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Holiday Stories 2015 | Comments Off on A “Tail” of Two Kitties—Ginger and Una

We found them in a garage during the summer as we worked on trapping a feral colony in South Jamaica. When the neighbors saw us trapping, they approached us and told us there was a dead cat in their garage and some kittens. We went to investigate and found three tiny kittens with their eyes sealed shut from infection. We took the babies and set a trap for the mom, whom we now realized was not dead but was most likely in very bad health. We also left a trap set overnight…just in case there were other kittens. Turns out, this was a good idea. Two days later, the homeowner called to let us...

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Remembering Our Beloved Companion Animals on Remember Me Thursday

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On Thursday, September 25th, For Animals, Inc. participated in the Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign with animal lovers and other animal rescue organizations around the world. Remember Me Thursday was started by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California, and it is a companion animal candle-lighting ceremony that shines light on the many companion animals who never got a chance to find a happy home and lost their lives, and the millions who are still awaiting adoption. Our ceremony was held outside of NYC PET in Park Slope. We had a wonderful fundraiser with great raffle...

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A Chance Encounter

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Holiday Stories 2015 | Comments Off on A Chance Encounter

By John Deal I teach at a school that gives a long four-day weekend for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, and I came back to work this year on the following Monday rested and ready to grade papers. I didn’t expect my colleagues to come rushing into our shared office, faces stark, saying only that there was a “kitten emergency” that I’d better come check out. The kitten emergency turned out to be a fluffy little orange tabby stuck deep down at the bottom of a trash can, right outside the academic building where my office is located. Actually, this kitten wasn’t quite so fluffy: it had...

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