Congratulations to Anjellicle Cats Rescue, the 13th $1,000 grant recipient from the 2012 Adopt-a-Pet.com $20,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and think you will be too! We’re sharing the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a this grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care:
Anjellicle Cats Rescue
New York, NY
Anjellicle Cats, recognizes its responsibility to treat all life with respect and love. We are a no-kill, all-volunteer, not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization (ID number: 26-0129778) based in New York City, a member of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New Hope Partner with the New York Animal Care & Control (ACC). For nearly 15 years, our group has been a lifeline for abandoned, stray, and neglected cats and kittens. In addition, we work closely with the ACC to pull out those who are in danger of being euthanized. Each one is welcomed with kindness and medical attention, with the goal of placement into a permanent, loving home. In 2011, we rescued more than 800 cats out of the city shelters. This year, we have already saved the lives of nearly 400 felines, found permanent homes for more than 300 of them while the rest remain in foster care. Our goal is to help make New York City a no kill city.
In addition, we are a well-respected local rescue group and well-known within the Broadway community, having been featured on Fox 5 Morning Show, New York One Television, in Time Out magazine and on the Food Network’s “Rachel Ray Feeds Your Pet” special. Here is the link to the Rachel Ray feature:http://www.youtube.com/watch?
We know your committee has been inundated with requests from several worthwhile rescue groups but we hope that after reading more about our organization and some of the fabulous felines whose precious lives we saved, you would consider rewarding us with a $1,000 grant. This monetary donation could help us with vet bills (since many of the pets that come out of the shelter system must be treated for injuries, upper respiratory infections and other contagious illnesses). Many of the animals we take care of are also the victims of abuse and neglect. Your reward could also help us with the cost of purchasing nutritious food for our shelter pets and our fostered felines. We provide quality food to our rescued pets, many of who are initially malnourished. This facilitates a quicker recovery while increasing adoptability and helping them lead longer and healthier lives.
Here are just a few “tails” of our angelic, Anjellicle Cats:
Precious Prince, an adorable & sweet ten month old black and white kitty, was the victim of neglect and abandonment following a fall from a high-rise apartment building. He ended up at the city shelter, where the vets wanted to amputate his injured left hind paw and shortly after, ended up on the euthanasia list, from which we rescued him. Poor Prince suffered from a broken paw, experienced seizures and several internal injuries. He underwent three operations including two to help repair his broken paw and another for a herniated diaphragm. Our organization took care of all of his vet bills, one of our fosters lovingly nursed him back to health and we are happy to report that Prince is living “happily ever after” in his new, “fur-ever” home with a couple who absolutely adores him.
Baby Blue a four and a half-month old Russian blue mix is one of Anjellicle’s new miracle kitties originally rescued by an Animal Control officer in mid-July from inside a car engine before we saved him from the city shelter. Poor Blue suffered several injuries including a broken paw and is still undergoing treatment at our vet’s office, where he continues to get better and as soon as our doctor says Blue is healthy enough, we hope to place him in foster care.
Lovely Levi is a sweet, calm 9 year old La Perm mix with hyperthyroidism. He was rejected by 3 adopters because of hismedical problem… even though he takes his tiny little pill daily w/o a fuss at all. Anjellicle Cats couldn’t bear to see this beautiful creature so heartbroken anymore and wanted to be able to CURE Levi, with a Radioactive Iodine Treatment, a very expensive procedure, that ACR was able to secure at a discounted rate. So now that Levi successfully completed his treatment, he will no longer have to take medicine. He is recovering in foster care, and is awaiting a new “furever” home. (Video link:http://www.facebook.com/photo.
Bodacious & Loquacious Bucky, a terrific tuxedo kitty and sweet stray, was saved from the euthanasia list. He was already hospitalized several times since his mid-June rescue and has been treated with IV fluids and strong antibiotics for a serious upper respiratory infection and re-occurring digestive problems but that doesn’t stop his adventurous or chatty spirit. Bucky, who is in a very loving foster home with our organization’s co-director, has been doing better during the past couple of weeks but will also need to have an eye enucleation when the vet feels his little body is strong enough to endure the procedure. (Video link: http://animoto.com/play/
We do not discriminate against cats who already have used up a few of their nine lives or are special needs pets. In addition to the kitties we already described, we have many healthy adoptable kittens and cats of all ages under our care, as well as several long-term fosters and special needs felines who require special care including blind grey kittens Basil and his sister Baldwin, along with FIV positive cats like orange tiger Garfield, tabby tiger Juni, and marvelous Maria, a brown-striped sweetie with white socks.
We are attaching pictures and a few videos of the cats we mentioned in this note. We hope you and your committee are moved by the “tails” of our “purr-fect” pets. We love each and every one of them and like Anatole France noted, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” We at Anjellicle consider ourselves very blessed to have the privilege of caring for and nurturing these wonderful creatures.
On behalf of Angellicle Cat Rescue Director Kathryn Willis, our volunteer staff, foster families and fabulous felines, we thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to hear back from you soon and that we can work together.
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com