There was a story in the New York Times on January 1st about cloning pets. (“Beloved Pets Everlasting?” by Eric Konigsberg) One of the pet owners waxed poetically about the desirability of enjoying their dog for the equivalent of a human lifetime, as opposed to a dog lifetime. Hmmmm. Personally, I have a hard time […]
[flv:http://www.sheltermeinc.org/blog/Ricky.flv 460 260] Ricky joined Shelter Me to produce a series of programs about animal rescue. For the first installment in his new series, “CATASTROPHES,” he visits Dotty Luff and meets the half dozen cats that she and Purr-fect Cat Shelter and the Animal Control Officer of Franklin look after. The cats’ feeding station is […]
An Interview with Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, one of the great animal behavioralists, about his new book. If you have ever wondered, as we have done, how to select a dog that matches your personal lifestyle and personality, this is superb reading. [flv:http://www.sheltermeinc.org/blog/ndintw.flv 460 260] Here is another one that comes very highly recommended…
Sara and Woody visiting with Corey Woody is now 13 1/2 years old, and we have been privileged to have him as a barn cat for the last 7 1/2 years.Our former neighbor was moving to Georgia.She was going to put Woody down because he had always been their outdoor cat and she couldn’t […]
Dutchess was only about 9 months old herself when she and her kitten were found in a shed.
Yesterday morning during cat volunteerism, I had an incident with a cat named Alfredo. I had literally just come in and was unlocking all of the cages and when I got to Alfredo’s cage and opened it a crack to pet him, all I saw was a black blur as he shot out of the […]
Tuesday was the day slotted to catch Jane and take her to the Vet for her spaying. Oh, more than just that; we had scheduled shots and all that stuff you have to do to make sure your pets stay alive in this harsh world. I carefully planned how I would catch her and confided […]
This past summer, I was dropping my cousin off at the local auto shop and saw a worn out and dirty looking black and white cat.I got out of my car and the cat came up to me and rubbed against my outstretched hand.I asked the owner about her, found out her name was Bootsy, […]
Click the box above to see a short video of Bootsy with her newborn kittens. Here’s Bootsy watching over them. The picture below is our favorite and appears on the home page of this website.
The big news on Easter Weekend- we were getting our first rescue. After deciding a while ago that the best way we could educate our kids- Ben, 12, Zachary 10 and Jake 8- about volunteerism was to help rescue cats. I personally grew up in Upstate New York where there were plenty of barns, animals […]