Mommy visited the NYC ASPCA last week. She said that's where less fortunate kitties go to when they are no longer wanted or have no home. I feel so sad for them. If mommy have not taken me home, that is probably where I will end up to, if I am lucky to stay alive. Mommy saw many kitties there but she told me not to worry because the people there take very good care of all the homeless kitties. Mommy is very impressed with the facility which is sparkling clean, and appears to be a good place for the kitties to stay temporarily. Mommy didn't plan on adopting because she couldn't take in another kitty. She said that I am already a handful but the time will come when she can open our home to those less fortunate ones. She did however made a donation and hope that it will help to care for the kitties.
This little black kitty sits comfortably on his warm bed near the front door. There is a huge glass enclosure which houses a few kitties and they can spend time napping, playing or just people watching. The glass enclosure has multi level perches for kitty to climb on as well as toys and cat beds. I am happy to hear that because I know kitties really dislike being caged (I was caged when I was at the vet sometime ago and I will never want to have to go through that again!). Inside however, some kitties remain in a smaller glass case, looks like a cage but definitely more comfortable. Mommy figures the kitties get their time out from the case on rotation and placed in the three huge glass enclosure near the front door.
Mommy couldn't take more pics inside the shelter so here are a few from the web:-
From the ASPCA website:-
The ASPCA Mobile Adoption program brings shelter pets and potential pet parents together by traveling to communities throughout the five boroughs. Our 26-foot vehicle travels four days a week—Thursday through Sunday—to a neighborhood near you. Adopters can spend time with a dog or cat and go home with their new furry friend the very same day.
All of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and come with a leash or carrier, as well as a certificate for free follow-up veterinary care at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200. Our knowledgeable adoption counselors are on hand to provide all the information you need and help you find the purrfect match. For more information about our Mobile Adoption schedule, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.
Please note: During the winter months, we do not bring dogs to our offsite adoption events—only cats and kittens. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please visit the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 E. 92nd St in Manhattan.