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Little Blake was rescued on August 12, 2012

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Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats left to die in the streets.   We are DROWNING in bills for food, medical costs and supplies.   Donate at our GoFundMe Page or click on this Link for the Amazon Wish List. Please DO contribute so that Metro Cat Rescue has the resources to be there to save abandoned kittens and cats.

Anthony Olszewski and friends have been saving kittens and cats for for many years. We intervene where a cat is about to die — like those abandoned to the cruel horrors of the street by heartless owners. We also care for kittens that shelters routinely kill for being “too much trouble” — like Little Blake with ringworm shown here. The Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page shows just some of the many more cats and kittens that we rescued in only the last few years.

We recently began operating under the name Metro Cat Rescue and hope soon to establish a formal organization. All volunteer — receiving neither grants nor tax payer dollars — it’s only with community support that Metro Cat Rescue can save kittens and cats in need.

Our dream is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions — those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die. Sadly, a lack of funds has kept Metro Cat Rescue’s goal on a distant horizon. Without the necessary resources, each day there are cats that we can’t help. Indeed, last summer, there was a dip in donations and adoptions. I would not let the cats go hungry, so I scraped by eating little more than bread, rice and beans myself.

Little Blake the Ouija Cat, is just one of our success stories.  On August 20, 2012.  she was rescued after being abandoned on Central Ave. near the post office.  Too weak to stand, the very young kitten was covered with fleas. She also had an eye infection, ear mites, ringworm and intestinal parasites.

Luckily, the tyke was small enough and the day was warm enough so that her entire body could be dipped in the bathroom sink. The fleas still on the head were carefully removed with a fine comb. And that was the easy part! The other conditions required considerable care and the application of medication.

Strength and confidence growing, Blake here had commandeered the recycling bin as her abode.

The second picture is from a couple of weeks later. Strength and confidence growing, Blake here had commandeered the recycling bin as her abode.

Just six months later, Blake has become a regal lady, as she still is today.

Just six months later, Blake has become a regal lady, as she still is today.

Little Blake is only one of the many cats that are happy and healthy today because of Metro Cat Rescue’s quick action.

Please do support Metro Cat Rescue! All too often I’ve had to spend my own grocery money to make sure that the cats are well fed. If Metro Cat Rescue had the resources for more space and basic equipment, there’s so much more that we could do. The donation of a used SUV or van would mean so much. With dependable transportation, we’d be able to save so many more kittens and cats.

It’s secure, quick and convenient to use the DONATE button at GoFundMe. If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves. There’s no such thing as a contribution that’s too small. Every bit — little or large — means a lot and makes a BIG difference!

It would be particularly wonderful if you chose to sustain the mission of Metro Cat Rescue by establishing a monthly donation through our PayPal account. The address to use is MetroCatRescue@gmail.com. Any amount will be a huge help. Unfortunately, right now we have no idea what our funding will be next month — or even next week. Helping to make it possible for Metro Cat Rescue to plan for the future will mean so many more kittens and cats will be saved.

THANK YOU!

Metro Cat Rescue shared Lost and Found Pets in Brooklyn, New York's post. ...

Lost Cat , Got out last night 1684 West 1st street between ave P and Quentin road..DSH, Black and White.Male 11 years old. Name:Alley. If seen please call 917-364-0130

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Here are a simply -- but well -- constructed feeding station and shelter. These were not made by Metro Cat Rescue, but by an independent TNR practitioner.

If all your skill allows are cobbled together cardboard boxes, something is much better than nothing. But, if you can do better, the results will be well worth the little bit of extra effort.

Instead of posting questions as comments, email inquiries to MetroCatRescue@gmail.com

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EMERGENCY! A trapper and/or fosters are needed for two pregnant cats in Downtown Jersey City.

QUICK ACTION is required. It's MUCH better if these cats give birth indoors. That way, the kittens can be handled and will have a chance at adoption. If the moms have the kittens in some inaccessible location, the little gals and guys will be wild when they leave the nest.

If you can help, email MetroCatRescue@gmail,com with your location and contact information. Do let me know what experience you have.

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Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. We're working hard to bring some inside to socialize and to place in good homes. This takes lots of time, space and money.

Our day with the rescue cats starts at 6am and ends at 8pm. Volunteer feeding of community cats is at dawn.

Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats living in the streets. It's quick and convenient to DONATE. Just click on the Line below to our GoFundMe Page If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats who have to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!

www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

MetroCatRescue@gmail.com is the address to use to donate through PayPal.

Instead of posting questions as comments, email inquiries to MetroCatRescue@gmail.com

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UPDATE!!! Same Day Delivery delivered a number of Amazon donations a little while ago. Let's hope that's it for issues!

Amazon failed deliveries threatens to take food from starving cats.

If anyone tried to donate gifts to Metro Cat Rescue, but had their Amazon.com orders returned, thank you very much for trying to help our little crew. Please do consider lodging a complaint with Amazon. Because of the many failed deliveries, Amazon has created a big problem for the kittens and cats that we help. Food is running very low.

Amazon's private carrier -- SAME DAY DELIVERY -- either is not attempting delivery or is arriving after normal business hours. I've no idea what Amazon is thinking. This is a lot of trouble for us, a waste of time and irritation for those good and generous people helping us and a waste of money for Amazon.

SAME DAY DELIVERY showed up a number of times over the last couple of days after 6pm. They see that it's closed, but go back the next day later instead of earlier. This has been a big problem for months, but has gotten much worse. They've failed to deliver many things this week.

I was on chat for an hour last night with Amazon Help. They were telling me that it needs to be explained to SAME DAY DELIVERY that this is a business address and deliveries need to be made during business hours. How I'm supposed to explain anything to them, I don't know. When I see drivers, I tell them, but it's always someone different and SAME DAY DELIVERY does not have an email. Also, they see that it's a storefront, and note BUSINESS CLOSED, but keep going back later and later.

The shipping/postal address is Anthony Olszewski, CatRescue.tv, 297 Griffith St. Jersey City, NJ 07307. Deliveries are accepted by the barber on the corner of Kennedy from 8AM to 5:30PM. The corner of Kennedy and Griffith is the same building. That door is about 20 feet away from the door with the CatRescue.tv sign. There's an 8.5 X 11 sheet on the door of 297 directing deliveries to the barber shop. He's the landlord and accepts deliveries for the whole building.

For many years, we've gotten loads of things from Amazon delivered by UPS, Fedex and USPS -- almost always without a problem. Why Amazon is hurting us by using SAME DAY DELIVERY that's sending everything back, I don't know.

Our email address is MetroCatRescue@gmail.com.

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"Why don't you take them inside?" is a common comment to the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Posts about neighborhood cats. We directly assist volunteer efforts caring for many dozens of community cats and interact often with others managing colonies that total in the hundreds. And simply considering space, where can the cats go if brought indoors? And who is to staff the army that will be needed to change litter boxes, provide food, rinse out water bowls and launder bedding?

Outdoor cats generally are not friendly and often are feral. It takes many hours of patient effort to socialize a cat brought in. One that we started with in mid-December just will let us pet her now, but still can't be picked up. And there's the sad reality that the homes are not there. One local animal worker has dozens of domestic, tame cats -- all vet checked -- available for adoption. If adopters are not to be found for the outgoing ones seeking human companionship, what hope is there for the others?

A similar request, especially when the weather turns cold, is for Animal Control to take the cats. What do people think happens to the little gals and guys whose only happiness was a meal from a rare friendly hand? Do the cats go to a suite with silk sheets in Trump Towers? Is Ivanka strolling down the hall now with a platter of sole and filet mignon? The cruel hard fact is that after the terror of betrayal, capture and captivity, the cats will be deemed unadoptable and killed.

The compassionate and most practical answer for urban outdoor cats is proper management, importantly including neutering.

Cats that can reproduce, will reproduce. The males frequently fight with each other and mate with the females in heat. Neighbors legitimately upset by the noise will complain and possibly do harm to the cats. The area soon will be filled with unwanted kittens facing a life of sickness and starvation.
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Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. We're working hard to bring some inside to socialize and to place in good homes. This takes lots of time, space and money.

Our day with the rescue cats starts at 6am and ends at 8pm. Volunteer feeding of community cats is at dawn.

Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats living in the streets. It's quick and convenient to DONATE. Just click on the Line below to our GoFundMe Page If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats who have to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!

www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

MetroCatRescue@gmail.com is the address to use to donate through PayPal.

Instead of posting questions as comments, email inquiries to MetroCatRescue@gmail.com

#CommunityCats #OutdoorCats #NeighborhoodCats
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