Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18 -- Long Island, NY Rescue organization being shut down by the Town of Oyster Bay -- they need your help

7-20-14 Update from the organization:

I am going to address some of the many repeat questions I have seen but have not had time to individually answer.

1. We have a lawyer and we are working on getting back into this building. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees and there is a possibility we may never be able to go back with animals.

2. Please help by continuing and endlessly making phone calls to the town.

3. Adoptions adoptio...ns adoptions are needed at this time. Adoption fees are $100 or $125 depending.

4. If we knew why this building was an issue for the town we would have had this resolved already. Unfortunately, we don't know. With that in mind, we can't answer those questions for our supporters.

5. Our cats and kittens are safe! They are in foster in different locations. For the safety of the animals we will not be disclosing there whereabouts unless someone is interested in adopting a specific kitten.

6. At this time, until we are made aware what needs to be done to the building to bring it up to code there is nothing our supporters can do.

Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-About-Spay-Neuter-Inc/113608928803667

HELP! WE ARE BEING SHUT DOWN BY THE TOWN OF OYSTER BAY!

Yesterday, Joanne, Alicia and Carol (officers of AASN) met with Diana Aquiar, Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Development and her staff to resolve building permit issues. Ms. Aquiar informed us to continue normal operations and if for any reason they needed to close our doors, she would notify us in advance.

Today at 1PM, Ms.Aquiar sent code enforcement to STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY, CEASE OCCUPANCY IMMEDIATELY AND CEASE OPERATIONS IMMEDIATELY.

Tomorrow, Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter will be removing ALL of our CATS & KITTENS and bringing them to their shelter, which DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO ACCOMODATE THEM. Did we mention that many of our cats and kittens rescued off of the streets came from the Town of Oyster Bay streets? DID WE ALSO MENTION THAT WE HAVE A CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN OF OYSTER BAY'S TRAP NEUTER RETURN PROGRAM OF FERAL CATS? WE ARE THE CONTRACTED TRAPPERS FOR THE TOWN FOR OVER 5 YEARS?

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Our well cared for kittens and cats will be jammed into tiny cages, some which will be placed on the floor, to get sick and not cared for correctly by unconcerned town employees. Some of our cats and kittens may even be EUTHANIZED for space or medical reasons.

VOICE YOUR OUTRAGE!!!!!

JOIN US AT ALL ABOUT SPAY NEUTER, INC. AT 10AM (7/18/14) WITH CHANNEL 12 NEWS TO PROTEST THIS INJUSTICE.
4209 MERRICK RD. MASSAPEQUA, NY 11758
516-799-CATS(2287)

IF YOU CANT BE WITH US TOMORROW... Please have your voice heard and help us by calling the elected Town of Oyster Bay board members: (see the facebook page for these numbers)

Thank you for your continued support!

Please, as always, share this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All About Spay Neuter Inc.
                4209 MERRICK ROAD               
                MASSAPEQUA, NY 11758               
              516-799-CATS          

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Long Island, TEDDY CAT...Declawed is Losing His Safe Haven...


July 9, 2014
Dottie HELPS EVERYONE!!! NOW she needs OUR HELP to HELP TEDDY! 
*From Trudi:  Just received this urgent plea from the ultimate rescue friend -- Dottie Zammetti
https://www.facebook.com/TheCatnipCrew
Declawed TEDDY is LOSING his ONLY SAFE HAVEN...OUTDOORS!
Contact Dottie at ahomeatlast@optonline.net


***Teddy is a semi-friendly DECLAWED cat that showed up in a friend's colony last fall. He has never left the sanctuary of an enclosed courtyard of an abandoned house in all this time and has used a greenhouse as his shelter. He is afraid of the other 3 cats in the colony, likely due to not having his claws for defense. When he first arrived, he would hiss, spit and swat at the feeder. But over time, he has come to trust her and allows pets and even scruffing. When she recently mentioned that he never extends his claws when he swats, I had her scruff him while I checked his paws and discovered his declawed status. He hissed at me, but did not go to swat or bite. With time he will adapt, hopefully in a good home. But right now his safety is in jeopardy because new owners bought the house & property where he has been living and will be tearing everything down to rebuild and have forbid my friend from her or anyone else feeding the cats on their property. The other neighbors also won't allow the cats to be on their properties either. Our main concern at the moment is this boy because of his fear of the other cats and being declawed so we are looking for a home or safe haven for him. His eyes do drip from time to time but he allows us to wipe them now.

Ted was a super good boy at the vet the other day and he got a great checkup. He is felv/fiv negative, up to date on rabies and FVRCP and was treated for fleas and ticks. No ear mites or any other health issues. Unless he has had a dental in the last year, the vet estimates him to be about 2-3 years old because he has no tarter on his teeth. The vet attributes his drippy eyes to a possible blocked tear duct that may have developed after an eye infection as a kitten. He runs up and rubs against the feeder and loves being pet but he will nip at times if overstimulated, although never hard. So we need a cat savvy person for him, no other cats and probably no small children. Not sure about dogs. At the moment we need immediate foster to get to him to safety so that we can better assess him in a home situation and try and find him a proper home.

Demolition of the buildings is scheduled to begin the end of next week so this is a truly urgent situation. Please share far and wide so we can get this guy to safety! Contact Dottie at ahomeatlast@optonline.net