Luna, a beautiful 6 week old kitten, was scheduled to be euthanized on December 6 at NYC’s Animal Care & Control. Luckily, All Sentient Beings rescued her and provided the love and veterinary care she needed. Little more than a week later, she found her forever home with Erica and Paul. Her new family says, “Luna is such an angel. She is just so sweet and charming. Paul and I are completely in love with her! Once again, thank you for saving Luna. She is such a joy and I’m glad your organization is giving these animals a second chance at life. Thank you so much!”
Annie found a loving home last weekend. We wish Noel and Annie a great life together as she is one wonderful sweet companion.
We have other adorable kitties waiting for you!
GIANNI AND GIOVANNI are two adorable kittens saved from death row and being fostered in midtown Manhattan.
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They are so cute together playing and eating and using their scratch pad and get along with the other kitties in the home too! Come visit these two and bring them in to your heart and home. Photos coming shortly!
This is Patches, Mr. Patches to his old friends. He’d been rescued from Death Row by ASB, at 10 years of age, for obscure reasons, poor thing.
His first foster was great but she was travelling, so he then went to a less-inspired foster and is now back with us, many thousands of $ later from vet and hospital care. He is probably around 14-15 and is an elegant, big, nice guy, who just needs peace and quiet. Well, he’s in the wrong place for THAT, as his foster home has several Alpha Cats his own age who resent his presence. Do cross-post and spread the word, in case there’s someone out there who’d like to just give this old fella a new lease on life! Gets along with other kitties, esp young, easy-going ones. Not resident alphas and mean older females!
A friend of All Sentient Beings found Leon, a sweet cat who loves to be petted. He had nowhere to go, so ASB found him a loving foster home with Deborah and her family, including her cats, Jeter, Gypsy and Cheddar.
According to Deborah, Leon has adapted beautifully and is now a full-fledged member of the family, with everyone taking a great liking to him! He loves to pull out toys from a bin and play with them. Leon also enjoys playing with the other cats and has even helped shy Cheddar to hide less and feel comfortable with more petting.
Deborah says, “Leon is such a great cat! Thank you for the opportunity to foster him.”
In early April 2009, I had just moved out of a horrible midtown rental and was crashing at various friends’ and relatives’ pads while waiting to close on my first co-op, a lovely studio near Columbus Circle. At a local bakery, I noticed All Sentient Beings’ poster of Maeve the Celtic Calico. Her lovely markings and heartbreaking story were compelling, but it was her scared little face I could not turn away from; you could see the despair in her eyes over being given up by her family. I could not believe such a sweet, beautiful, healthy cat and long-term member of a family had been so rudely abandoned!
I contacted Gregg immediately, was lucky enough to meet Maeve that evening, and loved my precious Maeve at first sight. While the petite kitty was lucky to be rescued from the shelter by ASB and fostered kindly by Gregg, she was in obvious distress over Gregg’s much larger and more boisterous feline roommates.
I signed the adoption papers and would have loved to take Maeve home immediately but had no home yet. Rather than keep little Maeve waiting another ten days for her new mommy, Gregg suggested, in her typical problem-solving fashion, that I should stay in her guest room with Maeve so we could both have some peace and quiet – and bonding!
Maeve has been my trusty companion ever since, and we soon moved into our beloved Columbus Circle studio. Finally owning my first home was immeasurably better with my four-legged friend to share it. We settled in to enjoy the place together, and I could not have found a better roommate. Maeve is beautiful inside as well as out, and not only has the renowned feline intelligence and poise, but grace, courage, and empathy. She bounced back from her death row ordeal quickly, making our new apartment a real home.
We often fell asleep watching Animal Planet (Maeve loves Cesar Milan and his antics with silly canines) or doing homework (me reading a book and her sitting on it), and I’d wake up feeling her snowy paw caressing my face and reminding me gently that it was time for breakfast. She has charmed friends and family alike with her kittenish but always ladylike manners.
In August 2010, I had to uproot little Maeve again to start my clinical psychology doctoral program in Huntsville, Texas at Sam Houston State University, where pets are considered colleagues. Maeve adjusted to the Wild West much more gracefully than her mommy and is keeping me sane despite the insanity of the graduate student path. She patrols for armadillos and other dangers from her perch on the windowseats and is always finding new sights and smells to marvel at in the “Republic of Texas.”
Especially now, my little Maeve is priceless, everything else I can buy with MasterCard – after I pay off my student loans! Thank you Gregg and everyone at ASB!!
Nigel recently has an operation on his small intestines. He is healthy and recovering well. He is a very special kitty. He is totally full of energy and tricks. And such a cuddler!! He is also quite the escape artist. I had the privilege of watching him on a few occasions and he is such a lover. He’s both feminine and romantic and husky and ready to bounce. Be warned, leaving the house was hard – those big eyes gazing into you, saying “don’t go!”. He is also a rescue kitty which means he’ll eat anything you leave out so beware! (very “kitty” of him). I know if you met him you would fall in love like I have!
In August of 2009, ASB responded to a hoarding situation in upper Manhattan. We found at least a dozen cats abandoned in an empty, filthy apartment. That day we took two of them, and a little at a time the city’s animal control helped us empty the apartment. We rescued about nine or so from this apartment through the ACC in the weeks after that.
Gabi is one of those first two removed from that horrible situation. A kind soul and dear friend to ASB fostered him in New Jersey, and saw him through months of illness and tough times. Today he is healthy, happy, and living permanently with his foster mom, who has renamed him Scout. We wish you many years of happiness and peace together!
This is “PIERROT”. We rescued this beautiful “Bundle of Love” from a kill shelter right before he was to be euthanized. He warmed his way into our hearts and into the hearts of everyone with his gorgeous soft snow white fur, creamsicle orange patterns, and affectionate calm nature. After being in a cage at the kill shelter for some time and lugged for blocks in a carrier, when he arrived at our rescue he simply laid down, crossed his paws, and patiently waited for us to take care of him and find someone to love him. This special boy was also a favorite at the shelter where we rescued him. A shelter volunteer wrote, “He [Pierrot] allowed himself to be wrapped in a large towel and taken all over the place so I could show off what a gem he is, and all he did was simply hug around the neck in return. He took everyone in stride, and when shown the other cats he just nuzzled them, no hisses but a simple meow in greeting. He is so huggable and loving! He also kisses on the chin and face! It was so hard putting him back into the cage and oh how he purred.” Thankfully, Pierrot’s cage days are over; he instead spends his time relaxing in his new home with his loving family and new Furmate, Raven (both pictured, center).
This is “IZNIK” or “IZZY”. She was rescued as a tiny kitten near Prospect Park (Brooklyn) in late summer of ’09, when our President and Founder, Gregg Mayer, noticed her peeking out from behind a statue. At the time, Izzy was obviously too small to be on her own and Gregg, who was traveling out of the country within days, was pressed for time. Nevertheless, Gregg did what she does best, put herself aside and quickly got this little girl to safety. This young feisty being was a source of entertainment for us with her endless supply of energy. She loved running after her toys with so much speed and gusto that when she would turn to run back the other way, her furry little body would instead spin in circles on the hardwood floors. Another of her favorite games was to rearrange all of the food mats as quickly as Gregg could fix them. Her greatest joy, though, was when Pierrot (pictured above Iznik) arrived. He was her favorite playmate, much to his chagrin as he was very calm and docile and did not care much for her rambunctiousness.
After making quite an impression on us and the other cats in the rescue, Izzy’s well-deserved Furrever family arrived. Izzy is pictured above, center, relaxing in her new home a far cry from the palm-sized kitten found wandering alone behind a statue in Brooklyn… thank goodness!