Just because… Bob Dylan with Cats

Here and there, now and again, I’ve written about Bob Dylan and his relationship to WSP. And I’ve certainly written about cats (that need help), including black and white cats, also how things could be better in NYC for (cast aside) cats.

However, separate from all that, for your enjoyment — mainly because this is such a great shot — here is Bob Dylan with cats!

This photo comes via music site, Reviler.

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.

Animal Spotlight: Beautiful Abandoned Cat at Manhattan ACC Shelter * Nino Needs a Home!

picture does not do beautiful cat justice

Let’s save beautiful Maine Coon mix cat Nino, pictured, who was abandoned by his family at the Manhattan Animal Care & Control shelter. I’ve written before about the city’s high-kill shelter, the ACC, which seriously needs an overhaul.

Nino is a 5 year old male, de-clawed Maine Coon Mix, and the note says “likes cats & chihuahuas!!!!” Beautiful coloring and will mix in with your other animals.

The ACC is not known for their flattering photos and you can tell that this photo does not do Nino justice. Cats at the ACC get scared quickly (they unfortunately can sense the fear in the air). If you ever have to relinquish an animal, please find a friend or no-kill shelter. Or write to me! Seriously.

To rescue an animal from the ACC, you need their animal #.  Nino’s # is A894897.

When animals are surrendered by the owner/guardian, they are typically only held at the ACC for a couple of days before they are placed on the Kill list. Nino likely doesn’t have much time before that happens. This is our shared responsibility, to look out for these animals. Animals are not disposable.

AC&C — Manhattan Animal Care Center
326 East 110th Street New York, NY 10029 (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Shelter Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 Days a Week
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00pm, 7 Days a Week — Closed on all Holidays

Directions: Take the ‘6’ train to 110th Street; Walk 2½ blocks east (Shelter is on the south side of the street between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Another issue with the shelters is that they are not placed in ‘central’ locations. (The Brooklyn shelter is in East New York.) On some level, everyone does the best they can and this shelter system was put in place a long time ago but it is in need of dramatic improvement. This is New York City – we should have first rate models in place.

See more on Nino via Facebook. If you need assistance getting him, there are people who can help.

Animal Adopt-a-Thon at Washington Square Park Saturday, May 9th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mayors Alliance for Animals* and the Washington Square Park Dog Run organizers will be holding an Adopt-a-Thon at Washington Square Park at the Southwest corner on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’ve been considering adopting a dog or cat, come on by! Too many animals (the number is astounding) are euthanized in New York City shelters just because there’s too many of them. I think we are responsible for reducing this number. Don’t shop, adopt!

* The Mayors Alliance is not really affiliated with the Mayor, fyi… and is a great organization.

— More photos of the Park this week coming today or tomorrow!