Beautiful rescue kitten Venus DeCoco was brushed for the first time today.

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Beautiful rescue kitten Venus DeCoco was brushed for the first time today.

Venus DeCoco was brushed for the first time today. At the start, she was a little nervous. Venus very soon enjoyed her little beautification treatment.

Beautiful rescue kitten Venus DeCoco was brushed for the first time today.

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Beautiful rescue kitten Venus DeCoco was brushed for the first time today.

Metro Cat Rescue saved this beautiful kitten Venus.

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Venus DeCoco was a kitten living in a cared for colony of ferals.

Venus DeCoco was a kitten living in a cared for colony of ferals. As the chill of autumn set in once and for all, the tyke’s health began to fail.

Venus came to Metro Cat Rescue sick with a cold and had to be kept by herself so as not to infect the other kittens and cats. Missing her life of freedom and friends, the little girl often sobbed with tears falling from her eyes. Very wild, human friendship at first was rejected.

After a trip to the vet, medicine, good food and warmth, Venus DeCoco became well, She has a kitten buddy. Beautiful Venus now loves people and is happy to be held all day.

Metro Cat Rescue saved this beautiful kitten Venus.

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Metro Cat Rescue saved this beautiful cat from the cold!

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Metro Cat Rescue brought this beautiful cat in out of the cold!

GREAT NEWS! Sophisti-cat Tia Tortie is in out of the freezing cold! Now comes the work of socializing a feral cat. She’s got to visit the vet for a checkup ASAP, too.

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Here’s Venus DeCoco, a beautiful autumn leaf shaded calico kitten.

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Metro Cat Rescue now has Venus inside for recuperation and socialization.

Here’s Venus DeCoco, a beautiful autumn leaf shaded calico. A feral kitten living in a parking lot in Newark, her health began to fail as the weather turned cold. Metro Cat Rescue now has Venus inside for recuperation and socialization.

The wiring behind Venus is for a reptile heater that’s attached underneath a pyrex baking dish. With a towel that’s changed every day on top, this provides a warm and cozy bed for a kitten in need.

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Bird Rescue

Confidant that we would provide proper care for these Zebra Finches, distance was not a problem.

When a bird lover’s boiler failed last December, they realized that quick action was going to be needed to save the lives of their little pets. Even though located eighty miles away in Upstate New York, they drove to New Jersey to bring the birds here. Confidant that we would provide proper care for these Zebra Finches, distance was not a problem

Here’s Sy — one of the six kittens saved from a one-way ride to the junk yard

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Here's Sy -- one of the six kittens saved from a one-way ride to the junk yard

Here’s Sy — one of the six kittens Metro Cat Rescue saved from a one way ride to the junk yard — with his mom, Jemma. Sy’s a big guy now. His mother isn’t skinny anymore; she’s pleasingly plump instead!

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Animal — Small Pet Rescue

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Metro Cat Rescue saved this mouse during a blizzard.

Here’s one of our more unusual animal rescues. Back on March 5, 2014 I found this white mouse running through the snow during a blizzard on the sidewalk of Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. As my eyesight is not the sharpest, the little guy’s guardian angel must have tapped me on the shoulder.

How did he wind up there? As a domestic mouse couldn’t survive for long in the cold, my guess is that some malicious person in the apartment house tossed him out the window.

His new name was Snow Ball. Since I didn’t want him to be saved from the cold only to wind up in a snake’s belly, Snow Ball found a home here. The accommodations included an exercise wheel and — his life’s joy — a cardboard tube from inside of a roll of paper towel. Snow Ball passed after sixteen months, a happy long life for a mouse.

Metro Cat Rescue has fostered infant squirrels and taken in a hamster put out with the garbage at the curb. We’ve cared for guinea pigs and gerbils that were no longer wanted. Homes also have been found for dwarf rabbits.

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Metro Cat Rescue found Meander the lost soul.

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Metro Cat Rescue found Meander the lost soul.

Back in November 2014, with the cold winter about to descend, Metro Cat Rescue found Meander the lost soul. He was walking in the street, completely unaware of the danger posed by cars. He was very friendly and very thin. Seeming to weigh little more than the fallen leaves cast about by the wind, he obviously had received poor nutrition for all of his young life. We’ve since taken him to the vet for neutering and he gets two solid meals a day. No forever home found, we continue to care for him.

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Metro Cat Rescue saved Tiptop from the cold streets.

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Metro Cat Rescue saved this kitten from the cold street. brought the little guy in out of the cold.

Tiptop (currently with a foster home) says, “It might LOOK easy being this cute, but it’s really a lot of work!”

Metro Cat Rescue brought the little guy in out of the cold.

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Juniper is one of the very lucky extremely few.

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Metro Cat Rescue saved Juniper.

Juniper is a very relaxed little roly poly — and that was even true when he was abandoned. We found him waiting patiently at a feeding area for feral cats that we were in the process of trapping to have neutered. When the trap was placed on the ground Juniper calmly walked in and sat down, happy to be headed home, this time forever.

Juniper is one of the very lucky extremely few. Most cats left to fend for themselves very quickly die from accident or starvation. Many succumb to exposure and disease. And there are those who die horribly as victims of sick and criminal people.

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