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Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

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CAIRO

Some weeks ago, we were directed to an abusive situation where a kitten was being beaten by children.  We asked the parents if they owned the kitten, and they simply said they didn't want the kitten, didn't know where he came from and did not have money to feed him.  When we reached the undernourished kitten, we noticed that some glue-like substance appeared to have been smeared on his back by a large paintbrush and had hardened, causing the kitten's skin to break and crack and bleed.  We rushed him to the vet where he was treated with antibiotics and a dip shampoo, which removed only part of the hardened substance.  During the next two weeks, we gave him antibiotics and carefully began pulling the hard substance from his fur.  He did not object and allowed us to continue the procedure over a week, although it must have been painful.

Despite his horrific experiences, "Cairo" remained loveable and in good humor.  He always greeted us with a "screech" when we came in his room and began purring immediately.  He loved to get on our laps, and jump on our shoulders.  And he loved to give severe "head bumps".  A most wonderful kitten.

Now he has found a loving home and is bringing joy to his human companion.

 

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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 (d-21). 


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