Jersey City Free Books Cat Rescue

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Jersey City Free Books serves the entire community — including those on four legs! We need your help so that we can help both cats and people. Click on this Link for the Amazon Wish List or donate at our GoFundMe Page. Even just dropping off a bag of kitty litter (non-clumping) when the shop is open will mean a lot. If everyone reading even gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves.

The picture above shows Little Blake the Ouija Cat, one of our success stories, on August 20, 2012. That’s the day she was rescued after being abandoned on Central Ave. near the post office.

Too weak to stand, the very young kitten was covered with fleas. She also had an eye infection, ear mites, ringworm and intestinal parasites.

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Luckily, the tyke was small enough and the day was warm enough so that her entire body could be dipped in the bathroom sink. The fleas still on the head were carefully removed with a fine comb. And that was the easy part! The other conditions required considerable care and the application of medication.

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The third picture is from a couple of weeks later. Strength and confidence growing, Blake here had commandeered the recycling bin as her abode.

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This picture is from only six months later. Now Blake is a regal lady, as she still is today.

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In April, we saved these kittens from a one-way trip to the junk yard. The little crew were in an old car that was about to be towed away. Jersey City Cat Rescue took them all in along with their mother.

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Say hello to the mom cat (newly named Jemma), now safe and sound with her whole family in the Jersey City Free Books storeroom.

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Little Mitzy caught a cold and so took a trip to the vet.

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Luckily her recovery was speedy, but the bill was $184.

These are just a few of the many cats that Jersey City Free Books has saved. More need help!

7 hours ago

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catrescue.tv/2018/04/21/audio-communication-04-21-18-concerning-the-new-york-times-article-new-yo...

Should everybody get a cat? “Cats have their own viruses,” Dr. Calisher noted.

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Email to Dr. Calisher:

This seems to imply that cats pose a significant risk of zoonotic viruses. Was that what you meant? What viruses in cats pose a danger? What research supports this?

The one virus listed here

is rabies. For a cat kept indoors, the risk of rabies should be nearly nil. And for those immunized, the probability of even outdoor cats catching rabies is very low. Around 250 cats in the US are reported to be infected each year. At a quick look, it does not seem that any transmitted the virus to people.
www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/human_rabies.html

Cats can catch influenza. I’m not aware that felines are a significant factor in the spread of the disease or as a vehicle for recombination — a “mixing vessel” like pigs. Compared to migrating birds and the worldwide poultry industry, flu in cats seems to be more of a curiosity than a concern. If there is research that shows otherwise, I’d very much like to know about it.

Because of Toxoplasma gondii, there continues to be a witch hunt against cats. No matter that with anything resembling sanitation there basically is no risk. No matter that most human infection with the parasite is due to the consumption of under-cooked meat and/or contaminated and unwashed raw vegetables. It would be a tragedy if that instead of seeing cats as the first line of defense against rodent disease — a war that’s raged since the Pharaohs — people began to imagine a feline enemy within.

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Dr. Calisher’s reply:

. . .

Anyway, the “Cats have their own viruses” statement looks like something I probably said but it seems out of place, maybe misleading, in the article.

In case you are interested, I had a cat once. It was our neighbors’. They weren’t crazy about it but they treated it very well. The cat, however, loved our dog and would spend the days I our house with the dog while we were gone; it entered using a doggie door, not meant to be a cattie door. I’m not particularly enamored of cats, although I liked this one and he liked me. He’d bring me dead birds and live mice in the middle of the night, drop them on my belly and then sit on my pillow, look down at me, and purr loud enough to wake up my wife and I.

Nonetheless, cats have been known known to be infected with viruses, parasites, bacteria, fungi and other infectious agents: feline immunodeficiency virus, feline leukemia virus, heartworm, the plague bacillus in their fleas, rabies virus, the fungus that causes “ringworm”, toxoplasmosis, influenzaviruses, and various worms. Cats are probably no more dangerous as disease carriers than any other mammal – but they can be dangerous. Not very dangerous (except for rabies and plague) but they can be carriers of Bartonella henselae bacteria, the cause of cat scratch disease.

Your defensiveness is honorable.

Regards,

Charles H. Calisher, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology

www.amazon.com/dp/061582773X

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
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1 day ago

Jersey City Cat Rescue

A foster is needed to help bring in two kittens born outside. Contact directly the person caring for them now, Christian Morelli, through:
www.facebook.com/christian.morelli.779A foster is needed to help bring in two kittens born outside. Contact directly the person caring for them now, Christian Morelli, through:
www.facebook.com/christian.morelli.779

"I have two cats that are friendly and can possibly be placed in a home. They live at my workplace. A horrible parking lot. I've been told I can't feed them anymore. I have been on the down low. I just recently got them spayed.

"Attached is a photo of each. The male is mostly white with blue eyes, and a gray tabby tail and markings and the female is all gray tabby with a terracotta nose. The male I've been able to hold and the female runs up to me and lays on her back and shows her belly....haven't been able to pick her up but I think with some work she can be picked up. She's let me pet her as long as there's been a barrier between us. The parking lot is terribly dangerous...they play among the cars all day with huge trucks coming in and out all day long...

I have two new pics of the male and one new of the female. He is really sweet. He's recently taken to jumping in my car....he love's pets and scratching his neck...the female still likes to flirt may sniff at my fingers...like I've said before...I think they are both able to be domesticated, they just need patience and a lot of TLC.....they are in a parking lot of a 100+ cars daily with large trucks coming thru all day long....I'm still not able to feed them...there are 12 cats on the whole premises...I am able to feed them by filling a foil turkey tray and sticking it under a wrecked truck on the outskirts of the lot. As long as that tray is there and he jumps in my car, I am able to fly under the radar...had a verbal and a written warning so far....."
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Socializing an outdoor cat requires PATIENCE! Have a cat play pen (large cage) and start the little gal or guy off in there. Once settled down and having learned what a litter box is for, they can be released into a limited — easily controlled — area. If just let loose in the house, an outdoor cat very likely will in fear hide in some inaccessible location. Socializing an outdoor cat is a commitment and is not an activity for children.
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3 days ago

Jersey City Cat Rescue

Here's Calina when she was living outside back in December. The little girl was not doing well in the cold, so a Metro Cat Rescue volunteer brought her inside.

Calina and many other cats need to be neutered RIGHT AWAY! Please donate so that Metro Cat Rescue can get this done.
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

Metro Cat Rescue spent nearly $700 last month on neutering. This month, there was over $1000 in emergency vet bills. We have MANY more cats that need to be neutered and there's always the worry of sickness. PLEASE help!
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

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Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the care of outdoor cats.

Metro Cat Rescue receives no grants or taxpayer dollars. To help kittens and cats in need, we rely on community support. So that Metro Cat Rescue can continue this mission and do more, we need your help. Please donate. It's quick and convenient and safe to use the Link below to the Metro Cat Rescue GoFundMe Page:
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

Metro Cat Rescue is in DIRE need of support! EVERY day we get requests that we don't have the resources to assist with. This means that kittens and cats are left to die because no one helps us to help them. PLEASE DONATE!

Take a look at the Photos here on the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page and you'll see just some of the many cats that we've helped.

The dream of Metro Cat Rescue is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions -- those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die. Sadly, a lack of funds has kept Metro Cat Rescue's goal on a distant horizon.

Without the necessary resources, each day there are cats that we can't help. Indeed, last summer, there was a dip in donations and adoptions. I would not let the cats go hungry, so I scraped by eating little more than bread, rice and beans myself.

Metro Cat Rescue needs your help! We are DROWNING in bills for food, medical costs and supplies. Click on the Link to DONATE. If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!

www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue

Giving any amount will be a huge help. Unfortunately, right now we have no idea what our funding will be next month — or even next week. Helping to make it possible for Metro Cat Rescue to plan for the future will mean so many more kittens and cats will be saved.

Please do support Metro Cat Rescue! All too often I've had to spend my own grocery money to make sure that the cats were well fed. If Metro Cat Rescue had better facilities and a used SUV or van for transportation, there's so much more that we could do.

MetroCatRescue@gmail.com is the address to use to donate through PayPal.

Instead of posting questions as comments, email inquiries to
MetroCatRescue@gmail.com

Here's the Link to the Metro Cat Rescue Amazon Wish list:
tinyurl.com/MetroCatRescueAmazonWishList

The address for mail and shipping is Anthony Olszewski, CatRescue.tv, 297 Griffith St., Jersey City, NJ 07307

#CatRescue #Kittens #Cats #Charity #OutdoorCats
#NeighborhoodCats #CommunityCats
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4 days ago

Jersey City Cat Rescue

Metro Cat Rescue is more popular than the Curtis and Cosby show on Facebook! The talk show has 7,059 Facebook Followers and with over 16,000 we've got MORE THAN DOUBLE! The Curtis and Cosby show rides on a powerful 50 kw transmitter. All Metro Cat Rescue has is a computer pulled out of the garbage with some guy at the keyboard who managed to survive being bitten by a rabid bat back when he was in the 3rd grade.

Metro Cat Rescue is even more popular than 77 WABC (12,824 Likes) AND the parent company, Cumulus Media (9,300 Likes).

Click on over to 77 WABC and Message them to put Metro Cat Rescue on the radio. With the NYC airwaves, we'll tell the everybody that EVERY CAT deserves good care!
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4 days ago

Jersey City Cat Rescue

Little Calina loves to play in her kitty hideaway.

This girl and many other cats need to be neutered RIGHT AWAY! Please donate so that Metro Cat Rescue can get this done.
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

Metro Cat Rescue spent nearly $700 last month on neutering. This month, there was over $1000 in emergency vet bills. We have MANY more cats that need to be neutered and there's always the worry of sickness. PLEASE help!
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

* * *
Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the care of outdoor cats.

Metro Cat Rescue receives no grants or taxpayer dollars. To help kittens and cats in need, we rely on community support. So that Metro Cat Rescue can continue this mission and do more, we need your help. Please donate. It's quick and convenient and safe to use the Link below to the Metro Cat Rescue GoFundMe Page:
www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue-community-cats

Metro Cat Rescue is in DIRE need of support! EVERY day we get requests that we don't have the resources to assist with. This means that kittens and cats are left to die because no one helps us to help them. PLEASE DONATE!

Take a look at the Photos here on the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page and you'll see just some of the many cats that we've helped.

The dream of Metro Cat Rescue is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions -- those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die. Sadly, a lack of funds has kept Metro Cat Rescue's goal on a distant horizon.

Without the necessary resources, each day there are cats that we can't help. Indeed, last summer, there was a dip in donations and adoptions. I would not let the cats go hungry, so I scraped by eating little more than bread, rice and beans myself.

Metro Cat Rescue needs your help! We are DROWNING in bills for food, medical costs and supplies. Click on the Link to DONATE. If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!

www.gofundme.com/metro-cat-rescue

Giving any amount will be a huge help. Unfortunately, right now we have no idea what our funding will be next month — or even next week. Helping to make it possible for Metro Cat Rescue to plan for the future will mean so many more kittens and cats will be saved.

Please do support Metro Cat Rescue! All too often I've had to spend my own grocery money to make sure that the cats were well fed. If Metro Cat Rescue had better facilities and a used SUV or van for transportation, there's so much more that we could do.

MetroCatRescue@gmail.com is the address to use to donate through PayPal.

Instead of posting questions as comments, email inquiries to
MetroCatRescue@gmail.com

Here's the Link to the Metro Cat Rescue Amazon Wish list:
tinyurl.com/MetroCatRescueAmazonWishList

The address for mail and shipping is Anthony Olszewski, CatRescue.tv, 297 Griffith St., Jersey City, NJ 07307

#CatRescue #Kittens #Cats #Charity #OutdoorCats
#NeighborhoodCats #CommunityCats
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Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa.

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