Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY
Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.
So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:
We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.
What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.
Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.
I spent all of yesterday out and about in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area and the sense of comradery I experienced was inspired, sincere and so special to me.
The blood drive in Williamsburg was the place to be yesterday morning. Seriously, I wasn’t even cool enough to give blood (just kidding, it was an iron related thing).
Then I spent a couple of hours shuttling loads of donations that my roommates and I pulled together. If you were one of the kind neighbors who helped me as all my bags toppled over on my trek to the Greenpoint American Legion (519 Leonard St 718-383-9822), I thank you!
The scene at the legion was so systematic. They were organized and taking in tons of donations, getting them processed and then getting them out to Howard Beach and Broad Channel as quickly as possible. Hours later I ran into Sally one of the women who was volunteering at the legion. As she was telling me they are taking donations though Sunday (11/4) and are really in need of over the counter meds like aspirin, as she started to cry. I think it was a mix of exhaustion, sense of loss for our surrounding neighbors and feeling grateful to the outpouring support from the community.
Not all donations spots are able to move with as much ease as the legion. I passed a sign on the street with a cell # instructing passerby’s to call if they had donations. The dude on the phone had some insightful info.
THE DONATION LOCATIONS NEED HELP DISTRIBUTING. Everyone has been doing an amazing job donating but the drop off locations need help in the next step. If you have access to a car and gas now or in the next couple of weeks, this can be your BIG way to help out.
Soma Fitness (107 south 6th St, South Williamsburg) is in major need of some transportation assistance. They are inundated with donations and need help getting them to Rockaway/Breezy Point, Howard Beach and Staten Island. They are taking donations the entire month of November so they could use help all month! Contact Karolina (718) 387-7662
Later in the evening I received a surprise call from Rob over at Dog Habitat . The animal shelters are full and in the next couple of days there will be waves of dogs dropped off, so there is a great need to get these pups out of the kill shelters. In response to this Rob has processed over 400 foster applications in the past couple of days. After speaking with Rob for five minutes you understand how much rescues mean to him – it was awesome.
My roommates and I feel so lucky to foster Swiss (nicknamed Swizz Beat). If you are interested in adopting fill out the application on the Dog Habitat website.
All of the positive energy I encountered yesterday in the midst of this overwhelming tragic event further solidified my love for Greenpoint.
Cats are such freeloaders. This design forward cat ran into a Greenpointer’s apartment during an Ikea furniture delivery. Coming to a party without an invitation may be the way they do it in Sweden, Kitty, but not here in Greenpoint. At least he is not homicidal. He has “some manners and hasn’t tried to kill [her] other cats,” so she thinks he is lost. He is male, neutered, less than a year and “on the skinny side.” Her apartment is located near Java St. and Franklin St.
If this is your cat, you know this cat, or you might be interested in adopting him if the owner is not found, please contact: kateaspell (AT) gmail.com.
Whenever I see folks pointing and looking up into a tree, I have to stop and find out what’s up. At McCarren it’s usually one of the Red Tailed Hawks but on Saturday at the American Playground on Franklun St, it was a rare sighting and first for me, an Eastern Kingbird!
Luis and Adelina were so excited to tell me that they rescued a chick who they named “Freedom,” and with the help of Wild Bird Fund, NYC’s first Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, they were able to return him to his family right here in Greenpoint. Since the lovely local couple lives right on Franklin St, they can visit their aviary neighbors regularly. We will be sure to invite these two to our next bird walk so we can meet Freedom and his flock.
Not only is Pinky a 10month old adorable female kitty, she is cross-eyed and needs a home. She tested negative for felv/fiv and is spayed. She rolls on her back, loves belly rubs and will purr in your arms. How can you not adopt her? Contact Park Slope Veterinary Center at 718-369-7387 if you’re interested in Pinky.
I received this letter from Dog Habitat Rescue and think it is important to repost it in it’s entirety. If you care about animals, then read this and take action.
Tonight we write to you for a very important matter. This wednesday the AG committee members will be voting on a bill presented by the ASPCA (BILL # A05449A). Unlike what you may think, this bill is not to protect NY homeless animals but all the opposite, this bill looks to grant shelters the legal authority to refuse rescue groups for arbitrary reasons and to eliminate the holding period for any animal that enters the shelters.
Many of you know closely the work we do and how hard we fight daily to make NYC a NO Kill City. Many of you have rescued animals from us, animals that once were on a shelter kill list and if it wasn’t for the right rescue groups have to pull them they would not be alive today.
Please take a moment to read the bill. If you agree with us, that all animals deserve the right to at least be tested before being given a death sentence YOU MUST email all members of the AG committee (emails listed below) YOU MUST call their office numbers (listed below) and voice your opinion, it is the least we can do for the animals we love so much.
Sadly, this bill is expected to pass unless public opinion puts enough pressure for the assemblymen voting to stop it. Let’s appeal to the humanity on these people.
As new yorkers we can not allow this bill to pass. We are already behind other cities when it comes to animals rights. This bill will hurt and block all efforts rescue groups make daily to make NYC NO KILL.
This bill is a slap in the face to all of us who work day and night to save animals, is an insult to everyone who has ever rescued and loved an animal. This bill was presented by the ASPCA out of spite after Oreo’s law passed and publicly showed the ineffective and inhumane policies the ASPCA operates under.
We have one day to make ourselves heard. We can do this.
Please take action and encourage everyone you know to participate. The only way to stop this bill is by putting enough pressure on the politicians voting
Here is a link to a page that has a sample letter you can use http://our-compass.org/ and where you can learn more about the bill.
Daisy and her kittens were rescued from a construction site. All of her kittens have been adopted and now mama needs a loving home, too. Kittens are great, but adult cats are so much better behaved; they won’t attack your toes at night or claw at your fancy panty hose.
And Daisy is a tuxedo. It is a known fact that tuxedo cats are the most affectionate and mellow cats in the entire universe. I have one, myself and he is very special. I mean look at that mug! And the torn off ear. How can you not adopt Daisy?
Daisy would love nothing more than to spend the rest of her life relaxing next to you. She is 3 years old and a purr box, plus she is spayed and fully vaccinated. For more info visit: Greenpoint Kittens or email greenpointkitties (at) gmail.com.
Normally I must stay away from all animal rescue organizations (psychiatrist’s orders) because I am such a teary eye mess that I want to take them all. I have a tendency to hoard the lost and injured and have rescued squirrels, doves, sea gulls, one eyed cats, raccoons, three legged dogs, etc.
One of my goals for Greenpointers is that it can serve as an online haven for rescue groups to help with pet adoptions and lost and found.
I tried very hard to look away but after hearing Dexter’s story then seeing him in a handsome bomber jacket, I couldn’t help it and fell in love! Bea, from Dog Habitat, rescued him from a shelter. He was malnourished and underweight but she saw a super personality in a little dog body. It became their job to fatten him up (doctor’s orders) which wasn’t hard because he loves hamburgers!
Sadly, after a few visits to the vet’s office they found that Dexter has thyroid cancer. Fortunately it is not causing him any pain and he is receiving a natural form of chemotherapy. And if they succeed at making him chubby enough, they may be able to remove it.
Regardless of his prognosis, the Dog Habitat family is dedicated to keeping Dexter comfortable and happy for as long as he lives. You can help! Dexter loves dogs and people and you can go visit him at District Dog where he hangs out with Bea and greets customers.
You can also make a donation towards Dexter’s care here.
To read more about Dexter, click here.