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Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 3 new photos.Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 6:10am

We have an emergency with Nick, our Thanksgiving cat, and need to find him a solo-cat foster home ASAP.

Since December, Nick has been living happily with Alyssa in New Haven, CT. Most unfortunately, a death in the family has changed everything.

Alyssa's grandfather died ten days ago from complications from surgery. He was only 67, so this was a massive shock to his family. He left behind two beloved cats that Alyssa had always promised to take in if anything ever happened.

Alyssa immediately flew west to pick up her grandfather's cats and bring them home. She wants to honor his last request, as we wish all people would do.

The problem is that Nick is FIV positive. That was not an issue before, when he was an only cat, but it is now, for Nick HATES other cats and will attack. He cannot stay, now that the other cats are there

Alyssa has been a wonderful foster mother and this is an extremely sad situation, for her and for Nick. She has offered to drive him anywhere, as long as it is to an approved foster home where Nick will be safe.

A little background on Nick:

Nick is our miracle cat. He was hit by a car and taken to the New York City ACC, where he ended up on the euthanasia list before we rescued him the day before Thanksgiving. Miraculously, he recovered completely, without needing any surgery. But he is slightly special needs, because he tested positive for FIV.

Nick is a completely healthy young cat now, active and curious. Towards people he is very affectionate, but he does not care for his own kind at all and really needs to be an only cat.

He is a character. He can be sweet and cuddly one minute, then turn bossy and stubborn. He is a fantastic nurse and will not leave your side if you are sick. His foster mother says this about him: "Nick is a cat that loves his time - play time, nap time, and most importantly dinner time. If you are looking for a cat with tons of character, who will greet you at the door and is very affectionate, look no further. Most of the day, Nick can be found napping by your side or playing with his favorite stuffed mice. He is really a friendly, sweet cat."

Nick is around two years old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is negative for feline leukemia. He is being fostered in New Haven, CT.

Please email Magnificat Cat Rescue if you can help. This is really urgent. Our email is
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingSaturday, May 20th, 2017 at 7:13am
She was LUCARIO A1066499 at the New York City ACC, an elderly, scruffy little black cat that was surrendered as a stray back in March, 2016. Black cats do not fare well in shelters and senior black cats even worse. She would almost certainly have been euthanized if it hadn't been for our friend, Nancy MacLachland.

Nancy loves all cats, but has a special place in her heart for elderly black cats who have such a hard time getting adopted. So even though Lucario was not in great shape, she asked us to pull her. We all envisioned a foster/hospice situation, where Lucario would spend her last few months in comfort.

We had forgotten that love and tender care can work miracles.

The first thing Nancy and her family did was change Lucario's name to Millicent. Then they set about feeding her and getting her much needed vet care. Millicent didn't care for other cats, so for a while she had an entire bedroom to herself, an arrangement much to her liking. Then she slowly began integrating into her new life.

Today we got the loveliest update on Millicent from Nancy:

"Her rehabilitation is nothing short of miraculous. So many times, when we first got her, I thought she had died in her bed, she was that unresponsive. Her space is in the upstairs bathroom. She has a hooded, heated bed, her own running water fountain, potty, and special food cups. Millie now leaves her space and wanders all over the house, and asks to go outside. I babysat her outside on her first couple of excursions, but she knows how to explore the back yard, and get back into the house through the cat door on the back deck. She now allows me to touch her, not just on her head, but sometimes I can rub her shoulders and go down her spine to her tail, but that is usually only if I have a food cup in the other hand. No food? No touch! She doesn't like the other cats and rushes them if they get too close, so they are all afraid of her, and she is becoming queen of the house. She still looks very moth-eaten, but at least her fur is now very silky, not stiff like it was before. We think she must have some Siamese in her, as her eyes look crossed. She has also started talking, or should I say, yowling."

Here is Queen Millicent, one year later, miraculously rejuvenated and playing with her favorite teddy bear.

Our grateful thanks to Nancy and her family for all they've done for Millicent!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingFriday, May 19th, 2017 at 1:06pm
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Henri from Long Island, also known as Mr. Sociable, has taken over his foster home completely.

He is best buddies with all the other cats. From his usual perch on the window sill, he is like an ESPN anchorcat, commenting on everything he sees (squirrels, pigeons, clouds scudding by - he is entranced by all), occasionally turning around to make sure his foster mother, Kris, is following.

When Kris comes home from work he supervises dinner, in the hopes she will repeat the mistake of leaving food on the stove for one unattended minute. He still remembers the delicious fish he stole one night.

Once Kris is settled in to watch her TV shows, he leaps into her lap. "When he's on my lap he stares up at me so lovingly, it melts my heart," Kris says.

Henri is a lover.

Henri is very happy in his foster home, but he needs a home of his own. He is young, between one and two years old. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is FIV positive but very healthy. And he is as friendly to other cats as he is to humans. Interested in adopting Henri? Please email
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Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 2 new photos.Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 9:32am

Subway, a lovely gray cat, was found during a TNR (trap, neuter and release) program in Long Island and brought to Magnificat Cat Rescue. An extremely friendly and curious young female, she quickly found a home.

Her new family renamed her Luna and delight in her playfulness and the way she follows them around the house. She can play for hours with her favorite mouse toy; when that palls, there's always looking out the window. The squirrels and birds are a never-failing source of amusement for her. She is a happy, active little cat!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingWednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 2:36pm
"The ASPCA's extensive research on pet homelessness has found that lack of affordable, pet-friendly housing is a consistent contributor to animal relinquishments, which is why the ASPCA works to educate lawmakers, animal welfare professionals, and the public on the need for housing policies that help keep people and pets together."

Good for the ASPCA for filing a lawsuit against HUD!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingWednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 9:30am
Fascinating article on feline hyperthyroidism, with disturbing implications for human health. By the way, Dr. Peterson, the specialist cited in the article, has treated one of our cats.


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