The Itty Bitty Kitty Rescue
Animal Rescue Saves all the Kittens In New York City, and is in need of help to find homes
A healthy 3 week old kitten arrived at the ACC, and 45 minutes later was killed for “having no mother”. No adopter or rescuer was given the opportunity to save this kitten.
On Mother’s Day, a mother cat and her two kittens were on the ACC kill list.
That’s when Pets Alive, a NY based No-Kill rescue organization, made the commitment to save all the other kittens still left in NYC – and immediately took 60 kittens and four mother cats from the NYC ACC. The volunteer transporter was instructed to save them ALL.
It is for reasons like this that New York needs a rescue access law like CAARA. CAARA would make it illegal for shelters to kill animals without giving rescues an opportunity to help. Pets Alive is committed to stopping the killing of all animals in the shelter system.
Pets Alive will work feverishly to provide medical care and find loving homes for all of what they are calling the” Itty Bitty Kitty Rescue”. Half of the kitties are at the Middletown NY sanctuary, and half are being cared for at the Elmsford, NY rescue center.
One of the kittens is very seriously ill. Little Mitzee is at risk of going blind. The CACC vets diagnosed her with “conjunctivitis”, but it is far more serious than that. One of Mitzee’s eyes must be removed and the other needs daily care and possible surgery in order to save her vision.
The cost is estimated to be over $5000 and is high risk for a kitten this young. Pets Alive is asking for donations to help not only this little kitten have a chance at life, but to help cover vetting and spaying and neutering for all 64 of these saved lives.
How To Help:
Donations are urgently needed to help provide medical treatment for the itty bitty kitties, including Mitzee, who is currently undergoing treatment to save her vision. To help provide care for them, donations of kitten food, toys and scratching posts are also needed. All of the kittens are in need of loving homes, to learn more about providing foster care or adopting an itty bitty kitty, please visit www.petsalive.org.
About Pets Alive:
Pets Alive is one of the oldest and largest no kill organizations in the United States saving more than 2,000 animals each year. Pets Alive is internationally recognized as a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of and promote the humane treatment of companion animals. The mission of Pets Alive is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
Pets Alive operates three locations: Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown, New York; Pets Alive Westchester in Elmsford, New York; and Pets Alive Puerto Rico, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Pets Alive is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity operating solely on individual donations, receiving no funding from city or state. For more information, please visit www.petsalive.org. To become a fan of Pets Alive on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/petsalive. To follow Pets Alive on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/petsalive. ###