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Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 1:02pm
Some suck their thumbs, others clutch their blankies.

Attila hugs his tail.

Good night, everybody!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 2 new photos.Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 11:18am
We rescued two cats from being euthanized at the New York City ACC. Pepsi 11746 and Louis 11631 arrived today and are already being cared for by our friend and rescue partner, Kate of Kitty Garden Sanctuary.

Pepsi is the all-black cat, around eight years old and very friendly. She was surrendered because of a landlord ultimatum. She seems to be extremely curious about the new place she is in!

Right now, Louis the Tuxedo is still a little timid, but rather sweet. He is much younger, about two or three years old, and already neutered. He came into the ACC as a stray, so we don't know much about him yet.

Magnificat Cat Rescue is a 501 c 3 registered nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. Please donate so we can continue to help cats like Pepsi and Louis:

http://magnificatrescue.org/donate/
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming added 2 new photos.Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 12:26pm
Magnificat Cat Rescue rescued several cats this week, from the New York City ACC and the streets.

This beautiful little tortie cat was dumped in the Bronx. For days she followed people and tried to sneak into buildings. She would purr for everybody who stopped to pet her on the sidewalk. She was rescued last week and taken to be vetted, where we discovered that she was young, already spayed, and had no microchip.

Thankfully, our friend Nancy Nelson offered to serve as her emergency foster. Nancy did not like her original name, Raio, and promptly named her Maud.

This is Nancy's report on Raio Maud:

"This sweet, dainty, old-fashioned tortoise shell kitty, makes absolutely no demands and has no cattitude. She is simply grateful to have a bowl of food and a roof over her head.

"I can recommend this cute kitty highly. She is quiet and gentle and would be wonderful with children, but she'd make a great, low-key companion for anyone. She has adorable very little paws, and her claws are never out. She uses her litter box like a lady and does not scratch the furniture.

"Please consider sharing your Thanksgiving turkey with Maud -- she doesn't eat a lot."

Raio Maud is about a year old, an affectionate little cat with excellent manners. She is spayed, vaccinated, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, and microchipped. Interested in adopting her? Contact magnificatrescue@gmail.com for an adoption application.
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 2:46pm
Our boy Tildon playing in the rain this evening. See how happy and carefree he is?

We'd like to thank all the people who are ceaselessly networking Tildon. We are following up on every lead and will continue to do so until we find a safe place for Tildon to recover from his kennel cough, whether it be foster or boarding. And we thank the ACC staff and volunteers, too, who are working with us to help Tildon.
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 10:46am
PLEASE SHARE!!

We have an update on Tildon. It's not what we expected to post, but it is not terrible, either. Please read all the way through to understand the situation. It is far from hopeless and Tildon is getting a lot of help - including from the ACC, which is working very closely with us.

This morning we received urgent texts from Tildon's foster. She was having second thoughts and did not feel she was the right person to foster Tildon. Because she was unable to reach us (it was very early and we were still sleeping), she contacted the ACC as well, to return him. The ACC immediately contacted us. They knew we would never give up on him.

To our astonished gratitude, the ACC offered to take Tildon back today, under very special circumstances. We still have a hold on him and he is there only over the weekend. HE IS NOT IN DANGER. Quite the contrary. We are truly impressed by how much the ACC is helping us.They are not only giving us until Monday to place Tildon, they are even holding his collar, his leash, his bowls, all the supplies that we bought for him and that the foster returned. They will arrange transport to whatever safe location we can find for him. In short, they are doing everything they can for Tildon ...because they knew we wouldn't give up on him. Besides, they really like Tildon!

The astonishing thing is that while all this was going on, we had a good chat with Michael, who posted that he was interested in Tildon, and it appears that Tildon may have an adopter, once he is well enough to be neutered.

Tildon did not do anything terrible while at his foster home. He pulled on the leash (he is young and strong) and he peed on the floor because he did not have a crate. Now we know that he needs to be in a crate and given basic training.

This is what we learned from the foster.

1) He is very friendly.

2) He is a good companion. At some point he must have belonged to somebody he loved, because his favorite position was to lie on the foster's feet. Not at her feet, but on them. He likes people.

3) He is very smart and understands "NO." He immediately picked up that getting up on the sofa was forbidden.

4) He loves car rides.

5) He pulls on his leash, so he needs to learn leash manners.

6) He guards his food and his toys, especially his favorite rawhide chew.

7) He is not completely housebroken, which is why the crate is necessary. But did we mention how smart and eager to please he is?

We now have the weekend to network him. This time around, Tildo is going with a crate. If the foster does not one, we will provide one. All foster expenses will be covered. We will cover all food, the crate, any needed supplies, and will even pay for a stipend for the foster if needed.

"There's just something about this dog," Michael, his potential adopter said when we talked to him.

And that's exactly it. There's something special about Tildon that makes everybody want to help him.

So here's the deal. We now have more time to network Tildon - until Monday. We now have a potential adopter, so the foster just has to be for two or three weeks. We feel Tildon would benefit from an experienced foster who can deal with a young and exuberant dog.

So everybody - please start SHARING!!
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Tildon is safe and in his foster home!

Allyn Olivia drove into Brooklyn this afternoon to pick him up. He was very excited at first, but quieted down and behaved well on the trip home.

Allyn reports that he seems even younger than estimated, almost puppyish in his energy. She'd gotten him a rawhide chew toy, which he immediately pounced on, and he peed a little out of nerves, but right now he is lying under her feet as she sits on the sofa with her laptop. He tried to get on the sofa with her, but was informed that dogs were not allowed on the furniture and he accepted that.

We'd like to thank everybody who shared Tildon all over Facebook and through emails. We'd particularly like to thank Allyn Olivia for her generous offer to foster for a few weeks, the vet techs at Riverdale Vet Group who networked him, and the Noy family - Rafe, Erica, and their daughter Elana - who worked ceaselessly to place Tildon.

Here is Tildon in the car this afternoon. You can see the scars on his face, poor dog.

Magnificat Cat Rescue is a 501 c 3 registered nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. Please donate so we can continue to help Tildon!

http://magnificatrescue.org/donate/

 

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