P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534
Rainbow Bridge Memorials
Watcher - 17 May 2007
Watcher was a barn cat that had had little contact with humans. At some point, the property owner noticed that the cat was falling over and had completely lost his balance. The poor frightened animal came to Animalkind. After examination by a vet and medication, we learned he had an untreatable neurological condition. He could walk, but only with his head at a 90-degee angle...sidewise. He was a feral cat, but he could not be put in a colony in his condition, so he remained in Animalkind's Adoption Center. He peeped out occasionally from beneath the furniture, and hence, the name "Watcher".
He gradually become more outgoing, and eventually actually enjoyed attention from humans. After three years of love and care, Watcher succumbed to what was believed to be stomach cancer. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge to a place where "All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again." We will miss Watcher and his sideways glances.
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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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