Kitten Haven 2020
My journey fostering kittens
By Anjelica Wu
Thursday night. It begins with a series of frantic phone calls. A woman known to the rescue community has not responded to a well check from a friend. Another concerned person enters her home and finds her in distress…. but she also stumbles upon the horror documented in these pictures. Please help us, help them.
The original estimate was 50-60 cats, but the numbers keep climbing and appear closer to 90. Cage upon cage, stacked in every room. No food or water for days, filthy litter boxes, clutter everywhere, and loose cats in the home running around in a terrified frenzy for food and then retreating to their hiding places. All flea ridden, emaciated, and begging for help. Mothers with newborn kittens trapped in fabric enclosures, sick animals in need of vetting.
- rescue and placement of unwanted animals
- provision of necessary medical care
- promoting trap-neuter-return (TNR)
- support for and collaboration with individuals and other animal welfare organizations
- education of the public on the importance of sterilization, basic animal care, humane treatment animals, and the value of animals as an integral part of our society.
***WE ARE NOT A SHELTER***
We are a rescue organization and our animals live in foster homes until they are adopted.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please contact us
To View Our Adoptable Cats
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Conner’s Cause for Supposedly Unadoptable Cats is our initiative to highlight the plight of cats that have a very difficult time finding their forever homes. We hope to change public perception about what makes a cat “adoptable”.
We recently produced this commercial which aired on Channel 7 (WABC-TV New York) as a public service announcement.
While we do not have a physical shelter, we have partnered with PetSmart at: 1600 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 to provide housing for several of our adoptable cats.
You can stop by and meet them whenever you want!
Our Adoptable Cats can be found on
Please scroll down to view all of the current listings
OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO SUPPOSEDLY UNADOPTABLE CATS
We want to change the public’s perception of “adoptable cats”. We are strong advocates for an entire class of cats that we lovingly refer to as “supposedly unadoptable cats”. Please visit the “Conner’s Cause for Supposedly Unadoptable Cats” page.
PLAN AHEAD FOR A LONG LIFE FOR YOUR PET
EVEN IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU
A major educational focus of our group is to bring attention to the ever present need to have advance emergency directives in place for your pets. Please consider, if you haven’t already, WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PET IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU?? Please click on the page labeled “emergency directives for the care of your pet” for important information about this topic.