Chichi, Sweet Male Tabby Cat & Staff “Favorite,” Still Hanging on at Manhattan ACC Shelter Needs Some Help — (Now)

Chichi!

I wrote last week about Chichi, a 7 year old male cat who desperately needs a home. This sweet tabby is at the Manhattan ACC (Animal Care & Control) after being sadly relinquished by his family. Well, even more wonderful information has been discovered about him! I updated Chichi’s info here. Can you give this guy, a “gentle giant” and shelter “favorite” who “stole” one volunteer’s heart, a new chance at life?

Adopt Chichi ! visit Pet Harbor here.

Daisy at Manhattan Animal Care & Control Needs a Home Now!

Daisy Needs a Home!

Update 1/17: Rescued! But there’s so many more that need our help —

This lovely black & white cat, Daisy, is on a “First Alert” list and probably doesn’t have much time. At the city shelter, ACC – Animal Care & Control – cats (and dogs) get put on a death list if they catch a cold which inevitably most do or if they are scared and exhibit a temper. Daisy is a three year old female who has been at the Manhattan location since December 10th. She came from zip code 10032 which I believe is Inwood or Manhattanville and is such a cutie. You can see more at this Facebook page.

I’ve written a bunch about the ACC here on this blog. You can read some background about the ACC here – 13,000 animals were killed in 2009.

Daisy needs a home now. Remember Don’t Shop, Adopt!

p.s. black & white cats happen to typically be wonderful.

Animal Spotlight: Mama Cat Buka + 5 Kittens Need Home ASAP; at ACC “Shelter” in Manhattan

Mama Buka

If you’ve read my previous posts on the ACC — Animal Care & Control — you know this is yet another quasi city-affiliated organization in need of an overhaul. That being said, I want to help out the animals that are there. (I’m of the mindset that everyone should adopt at least one animal unless you truly think you’d be a bad guardian or would bring harm to the animal.)

Currently, sweet female cat Buka is at the Manhattan shelter with her five kittens and needs a home soon; or else, many of us fear she’ll end up on the Death list.

Let’s help BUKA!

From her ACC “Pet Harbor” adoption page:

ID#A914225

I am an unaltered female, gray tiger and white American Shorthair mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old.

I weigh 8 pounds.

I was found in NY 11385.

I have been at the shelter since Oct 16, 2011.

To adopt, please visit:

* Buka’s Facebook page

* Buka’s Pet Harbor Adoption Page

Previous post on the ACC at WSP Blog:

* The ACC – Animal Care & Control system – is broken; 13,000 animals killed in 2009

Annual Dachshund Day Happened Saturday

Dachshund Day Washington Square

Saturday, October 1st was Dachshund Day at the Park! You can see photos and get the general vibe via photos and commentary at LES NYC blog. There’s even a Dachshund song that everybody sings!

A lot of the dogs this year were rescues. Considering rescuing an animal today!

See previous WSP Blog post on the need for NYC ACC shelter reform

Consider adopting an animal from the NYC ACC, from a rescue group or shelter, you can save a life today!

Photos: C. Merry

This past weekend at the Park: Adoptapalooza, Violet & Bobby HawkWatch Fans Meet & World Science Festival Transforms

Adoptapalooza!

There was lots going on this past weekend at Washington Square. Good thing Phase II construction on the Eastern side finished in time!

First, Adoptapalooza on Saturday, June 4th featured over 100 cats and dogs for adoption. Fox News reports on the event here and Metromix New York has some great photos (including photo above). Metromix wrote:

Adoptapalooza is held regularly under the arch of Washington Square Park, celebrated with a day full of dog agility demonstrations, pet training, face-painting and photo ops.

This year over 100 adoptable dogs and cats were on hand to turn our hearts to mush and lick our faces clean off. There were mutts and pit bull mixes, papillons, beagles, puggles, chugs (chihuahua pugs, for the uninitiated), kittens and cats galore from shelters across the city. We wanted to take them all home with us! Trust us: one look at these faces and you will feel the same way!

Violet and Bobby (and Pip!) Hawk Cam followers via the New York Times met under the Arch on Sunday, June 5th at 10 a.m. The Times has the story here.

TreeHugger has a great piece on what went on at the park when the World Science Festival, a five day event (which sounds fantastic), came to the park on Sunday, its last day, utilizing the new “stage” and surrounding area.

Nice!

Photo: Gabi Porter

Update on Nino, now Nico, “Animal Spotlight” from Last Week

Nino Last Week

Last week, I posted an “Animal Spotlight” about gorgeous Nino who was abandoned at the Manhattan ACC (Animal Care & Control) hi-kill shelter by his previous owners/guardians and needed a new home – quickly. The clock was ticking and he would be out of time soon if not adopted. Luckily, Zani’s Furry Friends Pet Rescue “pulled” him from the ACC and is looking to find him a forever home. So, now, look at the difference.

Nino, now called Nico:

Update 5/23: Nino is now Nico! See Nico’s Petfinder page. (A good photo is so important.) Nico is about five years old, his front paws are de-clawed, and he has lived around both cats and dogs.

You can arrange to meet Nico and fill out an application for him at Zani’s Furry Friends Pet Rescue. Also, consider donating to assist them in helping more animals. Thank you!

So many animals from the ACC need and deserve homes. Please read my other posts for background info and consider adopting.

Skipper the Cat lives on Washington Square and Still Needs a Home. Can you help?

I posted this originally earlier this month but Skipper still needs a home.  Isn’t he sweet? Can you help?  Here’s the info:

Skipper is a 1-1/2 year old sweet male tabby kitty who lives on Washington Square but his guardian, who is a nun, travels for a few months at a time and is now looking to find him a good, new home! He is playful and curious with an excellent appetite. His guardian writes: “He is such a loving cat that I do want the best for him–playful, interested in everything I do.” She hopes to find a new home for Skipper by late June/early July.

E-mail Joyce at joyce.hanson -at- gmail.com with your interest. You can copy me if you like at cathryn.be -at- gmail.com.  Thank you!

Skipper The Cat Lives on Washington Square and Needs a New Home!

Skipper is a 1-1/2 year old sweet male tabby kitty who lives on Washington Square but his guardian, who is a nun, travels for a few months at a time and is now looking to find him a good, new home! He is playful and curious with an excellent appetite. His guardian writes: “He is such a loving cat that I do want the best for him–playful, interested in everything I do.” She hopes to find a new home for Skipper by late June/early July.

E-mail Joyce at joyce.hanson -at- gmail.com with your interest. Thank you!