REPOST: Cat Rescue Bleg – New York City


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Sunshine is still looking for her forever home. I’m reposting this, since she only got one minute at the top of the blog last week…

Via commentor Johannes, another plea from Suprina:

This is Sunshine- she is a 11 month old spayed female, HIV/Leuk Neg, has all shots and in very good health.

This is her story- I found Sunshine in the dumpster near my art studio. She was searching for food and was pregnant.

Over the weekend she gave birth in a trash compactor. Someone opened the trash compactor to find her with her hours old kittens. She bolted, and the person left the box her kittens were in on the loading dock hoping she would come back for them….and she did. She lived under a building, flea infested, garbage, dark…but at least warm and dry. And raised her 2 babies.

I fed her everyday under the loading dock and 8 weeks after she gave birth she brought the kittens up to feed. Thats when I trapped her and her family. The kittens have a great home now, but poor Sunshine is still living in 1 room of our home.

I have 3 cats and a dog- she doesnt seem to be fond of dogs but may be ok with another cat. The best home for her would be a quiet home, with someone home a lot.

She suffered living on the streets, and from the way she behaves I believe she was someones cat. She uses the litter box loyally, LOVES TO BE PETTED AND BRUSHED. But needs special attention as she gets spooked easily. She is extremely loving…

I have Suprina’s phone number and email address. If you are interested in Sunshine, or have a lead to someone who might be, leave a message here or contact me at AnneLaurie (at) Verizon.net — click on my name in the righthand column “Contact” list — and I’ll put you in touch.

My personal guess would be that young Sunshine escaped from her original home when she first, as they say, “came into season”, and then couldn’t find her way back. Not the first teenager mother to discover that life on the wild side is a lot more fun to contemplate than it is to live!

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29 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:

    KITTEH!!

    My friend the gay doc moved to Bahstan, but he’d take her in a heartbeat.

  2. 2
    Alison says:

    Such a cutieface. Sadly my only close friend in NY already has three cats…although…if anyone could be persuaded to take on a fourth, she’d be it. I’ll pass it along… :)

  3. 3
    jenn says:

    What a beauty – I hope she finds a home soon!

  4. 4
    Alison says:

    And actually, she already had four, but one passed away a few months ago, so it may not be as hard to persuade her as I thought, LOL

  5. 5
    Michael says:

    I can’t commit to anything without consulting the girlfriend and the landlord. Also, I have a dog, who is very friendly and likes to cuddle cats, but of course, that requires a willing feline partner, so I don’t know if we are the best fit.

    Still I will ask.

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    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    If only I didn’t live in the Midwest. I love her. She’s so much like the mama who brought her tiny tabby to our front door. We managed to place both her and baby with a lovely young family, with promises to pay for spaying, chipping, etc.

  7. 7
    jenn says:

    Yay! Fingers crossed it works out!

    OT – am I the only one cursing Cole because they’ve been humming “Walk Like an Egyptian” all afternoon?

  8. 8
    WaterGirl says:

    So glad AL has posted this again.

    Please, please, someone take this kitty. That gorgeous face stares right at me from the top photo, willing me to take her, but I have a maniac puppy and two other kitties, so it’s not the right fit. Her sweet little face haunts me.

  9. 9
    Elizabelle says:

    @The Fat Kate Middleton:

    OT: Kate: so thrilled to hear of your canvassing. You go grrrll!

  10. 10
    debit says:

    I am in Minnesota and full up with cats plus dog and am so sad I cannot take her. Her little face breaks my heart.

  11. 11
    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    @Elizabelle: Thanks, Liz … same to you. For the first time in my life, though, age is getting in the way. I actually enjoy canvassing, but the knees, hips, etc. start giving out pretty early. (I’m 67, BTW.) You give me inspiration, tho.

  12. 12
    khead says:

    I wish I could give that pretty KITTEH a home….

  13. 13
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I wish I lived closer to NYC. She’s a beauty, and I hope she finds a loving Forever Home soon!

    OT, but Atlanta Braves! Yeah, baby!

    Also OT, but what has happened to the rotating tags?

  14. 14
    TheMightyTrowel says:

    KITTEH! Sadly, I live on another continent and just rented a pet-free house. Sigh.

    That said, great news already this morning: I got two separate small grants for pilot projects in South Australia and Viet Nam, respectively. So fricking excited.

  15. 15
    Linda Featheringill says:

    @TheMightyTrowel:

    Congratulations!

  16. 16
    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @Linda Featheringill: Cheers! I’m especially excited for Viet Nam – never been before and I get to go and travel around to museums and sites with a bunch of Vietnamese archaeologists so a real local’s eye view. Also: looks like that’s where I’ll be spending election week so it’ll keep me from obsessing online all week long.

  17. 17
    Yutsano says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: My friend in New Zealand just sent her ballot last week. I get the feeling you will find lots of interested folks on that Wednesday. :)

  18. 18
    Sarah in Brooklyn says:

    Kitty Kind at the Union Square Petco might take her. I’m in for a donation if that would help.

  19. 19
    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @Yutsano: Interest is great. in 2010, 08 and 06 when I was in the UK and 04 when I was in France I basically stayed awake 36 hours obsessively refreshing various web news sources/blogs/vote counts. Can’t do that if i’m in a museum basement or eating something amazing.

  20. 20
    Yutsano says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: The Viet Namese have a strong interest in our next leader as well. You might get pestered. I expect the same to happen to my friend who’s moving to Brisbane!

  21. 21
    DougJ says:

    Thanks for posting this again, AL!

  22. 22
    MoZeu says:

    I’m still wondering how Ben made out. I sent you an e-mail a few weeks ago but didn’t hear back. Hope that means he found a home!

  23. 23
    WaterGirl says:

    Sunshine is still staring at me. There’s a lot of personality in this little kitty.

  24. 24
    sfinny says:

    Wish I could take her, but I can’t. Would be willing to transport her around the area.

  25. 25
    Mnemosyne says:

    Our Annie is an easily spooked kitty. She also flops down on top of your feet to demand that you pet her fuzzy belly until she’s ready for you to be done.

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    vivacat herold says:

    what about posting on facebook? i found this only by accident. im one of the 3000 plus member of URRKN, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD RESCUE KITTY NETWORK. AND WE DO THE TRANSPORTATION OF KITTIES FROM FOSTER CARE TO THEIR FOREVER HOMES. IF , NO! WHEN HER FOREVER HOME IS FOUND, YOU COULD CONTACT US…AHEAD OF TIME SO WE COUL HELP WITH GETTING HER TO HER NEW HOME (F IT IS A DISTANCE AWAY). BUT INITIALLY i WOULD BE HAPPY TO PUT ON MY PAGE AND SO WOULD MANY OF MY FRIENDS…I THINK ITS WORTH A TRY….I HAVENT BEEN TO THIS SITE BEFORE SO IF YOU WANT YOU CAN REACH ME AT MY EMAIL OR AT FACEBOOK OF VIVACAT HEROLD…IM THE ONLY ONE…AVATAR IS A WHITE KITTY WEARING GREEN GOGGLES. BLESSINGS OF LIGHT AND LOVE , VIVA

    PS PLEASE SOMEHOW GET ME HER PHOTO AND HER BIO SO I CAN POST IT ON FB IF YOU WOULD LIKE…I WOULD LOVE TO HELP

  27. 27
    ADS says:

    What a beauty.

    Also in for help with a contribution if a rescue will take her. Kitten season is finally slowing down in NYC, and she might get in with a rescue.

  28. 28
    Johannes says:

    Thank you for reporting, Anne Laurie. Guys, love you; please spread the word re Sunshine…plz hndl thx bai.

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    Mireille says:

    I would suggest you contact Kittykind rescue. They have a large space at Petco at Union Square where they have rescued kitties for adoption. It might take a little while, but they usually come through. They are very serious about adoption, checking homes and references. Three of my rescued cats have been adopted there. Number 212 726 2652.
    You could also try the ASPCA (92nd street) 212 876 7700 – Adoption -leave a message about your special kitty …..
    I do rescue on the West Side and currently have over 10 cats in my apartment … Best of luck!!!!

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