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Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 2 new photos.Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:42am
The irresistible, irrepressible Sandy has been adopted!

He was SANDY A1080822 at the New York City ACC, not even a year old when his family dumped him there. We rescued him on the day he was going to be euthanized.

Our friend Kris fostered him for months, alternating between exasperation and amusement at his antics. Kris called him "Hurricane Sandy" for his ability to create havoc, but she would end up smothering him in kisses every time she tried to scold him. On Petfinder, we tried to convey accurately the full measure of Sandy's charm and capacity for mischief:

"He really is a funny little cat. When you tell him, โ€œNo, Sandy, no nipping!โ€ he looks up at you with big innocent eyes and meows as if to say โ€œNo? Why not?โ€ Then he rubs himself against you to show that he forgives you for your human obtuseness, and of course you melt over him. He really is endearing, especially when he is conducting an animated meow conversation with you."

Katerina found him on Petfinder. She wanted a playful, young cat as a companion to Kasha, her equally active young female. So we drove Sandy up to White Plains for what we thought would be a three-day trial. Instead, it took just 24 hours. The very next day, Katerina called to let us know that Sandy would be staying.

"He's exactly as you described him," she said. "Last night he supervised while I was making dinner and he follows us everywhere. He even joined Kasha on our bed last night. We can already tell this is going to work out, so let's make it official."

And that is how Hurricane Sandy found himself a home with two adoring humans and a cat sister. Many, many thanks to Kris for fostering the Feline Hurricane!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 2 new photos.Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 1:00pm
Early this morning a kindhearted young woman named Jessica posted this on Facebook:

"Can anyone open their hearts ๐Ÿ’ž,
To this poor baby๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜ข...
They literally "kicked" her/him out...
Poor cat hasn't moved in two days,
They have a couple of bullies around here that like to beat on cats๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก....
The cat has been crying and crying,
I was just informed about this situation
So I am trying to reach out to anyone that
Might be able to help..
I put this little cage out there at 5am and I left it food a little while ago...
The old lady that lives on the first floor said
The cat has been crying all night and haven't move for 2 days."

Jessica lives in a project in the Bronx and was doing the best she could. She could not take it into her apartment, because she has a cat-hating pitbull who would attack the cat on sight. But she put out a carrier and food, and kept checking on the cat throughout the day.

Once in the carrier, the cat never moved. It did not stop crying, though, heart-rending cries that got to the neighbors in the building

We reached out to our friend Iris, who lives not too far away. God love her, she immediately said she could be there in half an hour. We let Jessica know, because it was starting to rain. She raced down and brought it up to her hallway. The minute she brought the cat and started petting it, the cat stopped crying. We know now that it can walk normally and that it is extremely friendly, poor little house cat that was so terrified of the outside world that she could not move.

Iris is going to hold it in a cage in her warm garage overnight, then assess it properly in the morning. At this point we don't even know if it is a boy or a girl!

But it will be safe with Magnificat Cat Rescue.

Right now, we are praying that it is healthy. Nothing seems to be wrong with it at first glance. Here is the cat as it sat outside in the carrier and being petted by Jessica while they waited for Iris.
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingMonday, April 17th, 2017 at 12:59pm
Thanks to a generous donation from Fresh Pet, the cats at Magnificat Cat Rescue celebrated Easter with plenty of good food.

Our friend Kate drove to the company warehouse in Allentown, PA and picked up a HUGE amount of food for us, which we divided with our friends at Posh Pets Rescue and Furrr911. We believe in sharing the love!

All of us at Magnificat, Posh Pets and Furrr911 are most grateful to our friend Kelley Lawrence Peters for putting us in touch with Fresh Pet.

Thank you, Kelley and Fresh Pet!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingMonday, April 17th, 2017 at 2:08am
They were CUPCAKE A1077213 and FLUFFY A1077214, three-year-old brother and sister who were dumped at the New York City ACC last year when their owners were moving and didn't want to go to the trouble of taking their cats with them.

Magnificat Cat Rescue pulled them on the day they were going to be euthanized, and found them great foster homes, first with Kat Huynh and then with our friend Susan. Cupcake was the adventurous one, Fluffy was sweet and gentle.

We never, ever separate a bonded pair. They were together in their foster homes and this spring they got adopted together into a wonderful home, where they have a white sofa to lounge on and show off their beautiful black fur.

Happy Easter, everybody, from Cupcake, Fluffy, and all of us at Magnificat!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingThursday, April 13th, 2017 at 10:11am

Of course it had to be our friend Nancy, a woman who stumbles over cats in need everywhere she goes. Today she was coming home from working all night when on her Bronx block she saw a little orange and white cat following a boy on the sidewalk, meowing desperately

"Is that your cat?" she asked the boy.

"It used to be our cat," was the indifferent reply.

OF COURSE Nancy immediately determined the cat had to be rescued, OF COURSE she posted a video (together with the kid's stupid comment), and OF COURSE she tagged Magnificat Cat Rescue's own Orange Cat Lady.

Thirty minutes later she had him in a carrier and was bringing him to us.

He is the friendliest little boy cat, maybe six to eight months old. We've named him Grover.

Grover and our other new arrival, Orion, are going to be neutered, vetted, vaccinated and tested tomorrow. We would deeply appreciate any donations towards his vetting and boarding. We weren't planning on taking in any more cats this week, but we completely agreed with Nancy that she couldn't just leave him there. Magnificat is a 501 c 3 and all donations are tax deductible. Here is our donation link:
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 4 new photos.Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 9:19am
Last night this post about a friendly cat living on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn was being shared on Facebook:

"My friend has been feeding him for months in a junkyard. He's REALLY friendly!! He jumps into your arms and purrs away. Comes him when called. Time for him to come in."

We hate the thought of a people-loving cat out in the cold and rain, so Magnificat Cat Rescue volunteered to take him in. Cenci, Sal and Gail all collaborated in his rescue today, which apparently was the easiest ever: they put a can of food in a carrier, called the cat, and he went right in and proceeded to eat, pausing to give them a sociable nod every so often.

So he was loaded into their car and they drove off to the Bronx, where Orion - that's his new name - will be boarded until we can get him neutered and vetted on Thursday and then for a week after that to give him time to recover. He should be up for adoption in two weeks.

We'd be most grateful for donations towards his vetting and boarding. This is our donation link:

Here are pictures of Orion on the street awaiting rescue, in the pink carrier he walked into, and in the cage where he will be boarded for two weeks.

Welcome, Orion!


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