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Mr. Lucky's Kitty Corner
Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

Mr. Lucky's Kitty Corner
July 2005 Issue

Last time I ended up with telling you all about my life, a life as an alley cat. A life that millions of cats share.

After being found, taken in and cared for I liked my life as a 'kept cat'. Than, one day, there was a big fire across the street. The entire building burnt down and the noise and smoke scared me so much that I started to run and run. We cats orientate ourselves by smell, environment and listening to sounds. Every environment has a special sound..the birds, an air conditioner, a can opener (oh yes!) etc. When we are in panic, we run. When we run we donıt smell or listen, we are just in a survival mode. Thatıs when we cats get lost. Mostly we are not even too far from our old home, but all of the sudden we are in a 'new' smell and sound area and we are lost. Thatıs what happened to me. Fortunately I found a great backyard with other cats (means there is food!) and two compassionate humans took care of me. They built me a little shelter for the winter and fed all of us daily. At first I thought often of my former home and my friends, I even missed the dog. If you ever lose a pet, post it with your local shelter and rescue groups and contact local vets if an injured cat was found. Sometimes it takes monthıs ( or years in my case) until we find our way home, so donıt give us on us.

Three years passed by until my former guardian found me! We had lotıs of purrs at our reunion and now I am back home! I want to thank the two wonderful compassionate people who cared for me for those three years and made it possible for me to be home again!

Home is something that we all crave, a safe place where we are all cared for. Most cats donıt have one. Many of my fellow felines are waiting in cages at shelters, depressed and confused, because someone didnıt wanted them anymore. Most of them donıt have a chance for a good life, because there are too many of us.

House cats that have been abandoned can not fend for themselves. Many starve to death, get hit by cars, or being euthanized because there are too many cats and not enough homes! We love our families, human and not human and we get very attached. When we are given up or worse, abandoned, we get lonely and depressed and suffer.

I plead with the human race to be more considerate and more compassionate, do not abandon us! Itıs out of your sight, but our reality is harsh. Un-spayed cats have kittens and then more kittens and those offspring have more kittens and in only seven years 420,000 kittens will be born into a world where nobody wants them. Think before you commit to a pet. Donıt give up your pet when you need to move, find a place that accepts pets and spay and neuter your pet ASAP. It saves life's! For every kitten that your cat have and that you find a home for, one will be euthanized at a shelter.

Animalkind offers no cost spay/neuter options for low income pet owners. Call: 518-822-8643 today! Donıt wait and donıt ³litter². Get involved to make this world a better place for all of us. Foster kittens or cats for your local shelter or rescue group. If you are interested in adopting-call us as well, we have many wonderful cats and kittens in need of loving homes! All are altered/tested and vaccinated and hoping for a second chance in life. Be compassionate and care for the unfortunate, save a stray, spay a stray. Kill the crisis-NOT the animals. SPAY TODAY.

We have 35 kittens and 62 adorable, friendly adult cats at our adoption center at this time. All those rescues have a story to tell.

You can view all of us at: www.animalkind.info

We are located at 721 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. Open Thursdays- Mondays 12-4 PM.

We also are in need of volunteers, if you can spare some time, please contact us, we love to meet you!

At the end one of many stories we encounter:

Three little tiger kitties were thrown out of a car on Upper Warren Street behind a Japanese Restaurant. The staff at the restaurant witnessed the offense (animal abandonment is against the law) and responded to capture the little ones and check if they were alive. All three made it, and were brought to us. The three little ones were lucky to be found, many are not.

You can write to me if you have special cat questions:

PO Box 902
Hudson, NY 12534

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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals. 

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