Springtime and abandoned kittens

Day old kittens, being cared for by Kitten Korner Rescue.

I was at a charity dog walk this weekend at Rochester Institute of Technology and one of the groups that would be benefiting from the walk proceeds (in addition to Rescue Pit, the pit bull group I work with) was a kitten rescue group called Kitten Korner. Co-founder Laraine VanBlarcom had some kittens with her, what she called "bottle babies".So tiny!!Laraine explained that the one day old kittens had been found by a homeowner, who found them in an unsafe place and moved them for safety. … [Read more...]

5 reasons not to give a pet as a Christmas gift (and one idea how to do it, if you insist)

Too cute!

There's nothing cuter than the image of a fluffy little puppy under the Christmas tree, big red bow tied around is neck, surrounded by brightly wrapped packages, just waiting for your children to pad downstairs in the their little jammies as they cry out with delight. Oooh! Aaaah!! A puppy!That, my friends, is one dangerous image.Christmas is not the time to introduce a new puppy to the family, especially if it's a surprise gift. Unlike the ugly sweater Aunt Edith sent from Peoria or the … [Read more...]

Featured rescue animal in need of a home: Gibbs, the FeLV positive kitty

Back in October, my friend Beth, a cat lover of the highest order, told me about a kitty her friend found shivering behind a restaurant here in Rochester, NY. Beth's friend brought the kitty home, named him Gibbs, and took him to the vet, where she found out he has feline leukemia. That means he can't live with her other cats, so he needs to find a home that either has no cats or other FeLV positive kitties.Right now, Gibbs is living in this kind hearted cat rescuer's spare bathroom, where h … [Read more...]

Monday morning cute animal video: Abyssinian kittens!

Start your week out with a smile, with these too cute kitties! Have a great week! … [Read more...]

Cat stuck on cactus for three days; when you’re in a jam, sometimes you just have to jump

A kitty in a desert area northeast of Phoenix, AZ recently spent three days atop a giant cactus. Residents of the area noticed that cat and were looking for ways to get him down. But when a news helicopter flew overhead, the kitty decided he'd had enough and scrambled down.No one knows how the kitty found his way to the top of the giant cactus, but who among us hasn't found themselves stranded in a difficult situation with no way out.  But as this cat proved, sometimes when you're in a tough … [Read more...]