Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mommy's Day Out

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:-

credit :- http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/shopping/22732/how-to-adopt-a-pet

credit:- http://bikingdog.blogspot.com/2008/10/tour-de-shelters-in-new-york-city.html

Mommy saw the Mobile Adoption Van parked outside and had to snap these! The customized license plate is FTW! (For the Win). =^^=

From the ASPCA website:-

http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobile-adoption-van/

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.

I am so happy that mommy took some time out to go to the ASPCA. While I am sad that the kitties are waiting for a new home to go to, I am happy knowing that in the mean time, they are all being taken care off very well. I really am lucky to have a loving home and I wish that those kitties will find one too soon!

11 comments:

The Creek Cats April 15, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

That is a very nice facility!

Thank you so much for stopping in and wishing me a happy birthday!!!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Cats~Goats~Quotes April 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

What a nice place for those kittycats to stay until they can get forever homes.
We are glad there is somehwhere like that in great big New York!
~ The Bunch

Cats of Wildcat Woods April 15, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

That looks like a great facility. Thank God for people and places like them - so many animals would not have a chance a a good life. Thanks too for posting about them on your blog.

Parker April 15, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

We are glad that the ASPCA is so nice and clean for those kitties who are waiting!

The Island Cats April 15, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

It was nice of your mom to go and visit the kitties and make a donation. We think it is sad that there are so many kitties that don't have furever homes. But that looks like a nice place for them to be until they find one!

Tristan and Crikey April 15, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

Thank you for showing us around the ASPCA in your area:) Tristan was a stray, and Crikey was adopted from a No-Kill shelter, so we have a special place in our hearts for those who adopt.

Fin April 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

Hi nice to meet you! Thanks for dropping by my place, feel free to come by anytime!

Rufus Raves April 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM  

This is where my beans found me!! This is a truly great facility!

Fluffy and Bonkers April 15, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

Thank heavens there's kitty-caring places like the ASPCA and kitty-loving folk out there like your Mommy!

Christine and FAZ April 16, 2009 at 2:58 AM  

Me too, I would love all animals to have good homes. FAZ

Cat with a garden April 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

This facility is so nice! Mom says she has never seen anything like it. Given the circumstances, those kitties had "luck" to come there... A positive environment like this surely helps in the adoption process.

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